At DriveWealth, we have assembled a team of innovative, experienced, and passionate senior leaders. Their work at DriveWealth is informed by success as entrepreneurs, senior executives from major financial institutions, FINRA regulators, PhDs, tech innovators, and former military officers.

Meet our leadership team

A strong organization is built based on the vision and strength of its leadership team.

Bob founded DriveWealth based on the belief that investing in the US stock market should be accessible globally and could be achieved by combining the right technology, creativity, and financial market wisdom. Over his 30-year career, Bob served as a partner in Tachyon Capital Management, LLC, was a Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of TAB Networks, Inc., Co-Founded and was Co-Chief Executive Officer of FX Solutions, LLC, and was also Co-Founder of Financial Labs LLC, which was purchased by Bank of America. Bob earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry and an MBA in International Finance from Lehigh University. Bob was also named co-winner of the 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in New Jersey and holds FINRA Series 3, 7, 24, 34, and 63 licenses.
Robert Cortright
Founder and Executive Chair
Michael is the Chief Executive Officer. Michael has served as the Chief Operating Officer for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), overseeing strategy and operations for the NYSE Group’s five equity exchanges and two options exchanges. Prior to the NYSE, he was the Director of Business Development at Tower Research Capital, where he was responsible for expanding the firm’s global market access and developing strategic assets. He also previously led US equity product strategy at NASDAQ and held product management roles at Thomson Reuters. He previously served on the boards of SIAC, the Options Clearing Corporation, and tZERO and currently serves as a director of NYSE National, Inc. Michael holds an AB in Government from Harvard University and is also a CFA charterholder.
Michael Blaugrund
Chief Executive Officer
Jason Pizzorusso is the Chief Financial Officer. Jason has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and has held several roles at Morgan Stanley including Head of Wealth Management Platforms and Reengineering, Treasurer for Wealth and Investment Management, Chief Operating Officer of Wealth Management Operations, and Head of the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney platform conversion. Jason holds a BA in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo, an MBA from Cornell University, and an MS in Information Systems from George Mason University.
Jason Pizzorusso
Chief Financial Officer
Aaron Sokasian is the Chief Technology Officer. Aaron co-founded and served as CEO of Financial Labs, which was later acquired by Bank of America. At Bank of America, he led the Quantitative Strategies division. Aaron later co-founded Crypto-Systems, a proprietary trading firm in the digital asset sector, which was acquired by DriveWealth in 2022. Aaron earned a BA in Astrophysics from Cornell University and a PhD in Computational Astrophysics from Harvard University.
Aaron Sokasian
Chief Technology Officer
Jeffrey Pasquerella is the Chief Legal Officer. Jeff has previously served as DriveWealth’s Chief Compliance Officer and Global Head of Business Development. Prior to joining DriveWealth, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Westchester, New York, was Senior Vice President and Regional Director for the South Region of FINRA, was Head of Financial Crimes Compliance in the Americas for UBS, and served as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at Cape Securities and American Global Wealth Management. Jeff is a graduate of Villanova University and Pace University School of Law and is a member of the New York and Connecticut State Bars.
Jeffrey Pasquerella
Chief Legal Officer

Board of Directors

Pete Casella

Byron Lichtenstein

Matt Weigand

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