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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 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, and a fintech fixed income processing company. In 2018, he invested in and continues to mentor AmeriVet, a Disabled Veteran and Minority Owned broker dealer, and last year, started an equity sec lending business.

Prior to founding South Street, James worked at Citicorp/Citibank for a period of 20 years 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.