Brian Quintenz was officially sworn in today, after being unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 3, to serve as a Commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the federal agency that oversees the commodity futures, options and swaps industry. His term expires in April 2020.
I’m deeply honored to be sworn in as a Commissioner of the CFTC,” said Commissioner Quintenz right after his swearing in today. “I have tremendous respect for this agency and the people who work here. I look forward to working to fulfill the agency’s mission to foster open, transparent, competitive, and financially sound markets.
I am honored to be among the first to congratulate Brian on joining the Commission,” said Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo. “I look forward to working with him in the critical role the Commission plays in regulating the derivatives markets.
I congratulate Commissioner Quintenz and look forward to working with him on the important matters facing the Commission,” said Commissioner Sharon Y. Bowen.
Prior to his appointment to the CFTC, Mr. Quintenz founded and served as the Managing Principal and Chief Investment Officer of Saeculum Capital Management, a registered Commodity Pool Operator that specialized in risk management and technical analysis investment strategies.
Mr. Quintenz started his career in finance at Hill-Townsend Capital, a registered investment advisor established to focus solely on U.S. bank and financial company investment opportunities. While there, Mr. Quintenz performed rigorous fundamental valuation analysis on regional and global banks, projected future earnings estimates, and implemented proprietary hedging strategies.
Prior to working in the financial markets, Mr. Quintenz worked for Ohio Congresswoman Deborah Pryce and ultimately became her senior policy advisor.
Mr. Quintenz graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with a major in Public Policy Studies and received an MBA from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Gamma honors society.