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James M. Tabacchi

James M. TabacchiJames M. Tabacchi

James M. Tabacchi is President & Chief Executive Officer at South Street Securities Holdings Inc., where he directly oversees all aspects of the business, including strategy, credit, market and liquidity risk, infrastructure, technology and clearing, compliance, finance, accounting, and controls. In 2000, he raised the venture capital and founded South Street as an independent repo broker dealer and began building and expanding the franchise of products. Today, South Street remains one of the largest independent repo dealers and has added asset management of an Agency Mortgage REIT, an MBS TBA derivative dealer franchise, a fintech fixed income processing company, and last year, an equity sec lending business.

Prior to founding South Street, James joined Citicorp/Citibank in 1980. Over a period of 20 years, he worked in various customer interface and business head positions within the Investment, Corporate, and Consumer Banking Divisions.

James graduated from Iona College with a BBA in Accounting in 1977, and the John G. Hagen School of Business with an MBA in 1981.

James’s FINRA certifications include Series 7, 63, 27 and 24.