Ritchie Velazquez serves as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Newmark Global Corporate Services (GCS) group. He leads its financial operations globally, with a focus on managing risk, profitability and cash flow.
Velazquez joined Newmark’s Global Corporate Services as Chief Operating Officer in 2015, where he successfully restructured the platform’s financial and accounting operations and oversaw GCS’ expansion to over 15 countries. In this role, he partnered with Newmark’s business leaders and restructured financial and accounting operations to achieve financial transparency and improved financial performance.
Prior to moving to Newmark, Velazquez founded and led the Financial Planning Group at Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., one of the world’s leading financial services firms and a sister company to Newmark. As the leader of that group, he controlled more than $350 million in costs, and partnered with Cantor businesses to provide expert financial advice to help deliver over $100M in improved margins.
Velazquez has been with the Newmark and Cantor Fitzgerald family of companies for 20 years.
Areas of Specialty
- Corporate Development
- Financial Planning
- Accounting & Financial Reporting
- Risk Management
- Financial Governance
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in New York State.
Velazquez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.