Broadway Technology Names Claudia Cantarella Chief Legal Officer
Broadway Technology, announced it has promoted Claudia Cantarella to the role of Chief Legal Officer. Cantarella will also join the Executive Leadership Team and direct the company’s global legal and regulatory activity, guide corporate strategy and development, and help position Broadway for continued growth.
Cantarella is a seasoned professional with extensive experience and an outstanding track record for the past 8 years, leading the legal operations for Broadway as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. She established the company’s in-house legal function and many of its internal policies, including, information security, employment and human resources, data protection, compliance and ethics. Throughout her tenure she has advised the company on global corporate governance and regulatory matters, M&A, intellectual property, privacy and security, and SOC II compliance, and brings more than 25 years of extensive legal, regulatory and corporate strategy experience to her role as Chief Legal Officer. She began her 13-year relationship with Broadway as an outside advisor in 2008 while a Partner and Co-chair of the New York Intellectual Property Group of Salans LLP.
“Claudia has been a critical part of Broadway’s success for more than a decade and we are thrilled to elevate her to the role of Chief Legal Officer and Executive Team member,” said Michael Chin, CEO, Broadway Technology. “We are at a pivotal point in Broadway’s growth trajectory, and Claudia’s exceptional mix of legal prowess, strategic insight and proven leadership skills is unmatched. She will be invaluable as we navigate evolving legal, governmental and regulatory guidelines to continuously deliver exceptional service to our global customers.”
In 2014, Cantarella was elected a lifetime Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and service to society. Attorneys must be nominated by their peers and elected by the foundation’s board. Membership in The Fellows is limited to one-third of 1 percent of the lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction of the United States.
“I’m extremely proud of the in-house legal framework and corporate infrastructure we created at Broadway during my time as General Counsel, which will now propel our next stage of corporate development and enable Broadway to execute on our new strategic priorities,” said Cantarella. “The last several years have seen unprecedented and exciting changes for Broadway, as the company has undergone a capital investment, acquisition of Barracuda FX, recapitalization by ION, and most recently our divestment. Broadway is now uniquely poised to capitalize on new market opportunities as we leverage our pioneering technology and accelerate our innovation.”
Earlier in her career Cantarella served as Special Counsel, Intellectual Property at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. She was also a Legal Consultant to the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization. Cantarella earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech from Northwestern University and her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Cantarella’s appointment follows several recent strategic initiatives for Broadway, including the appointment of Michael Chin as CEO in March 2021. Chin is a 30-year fintech industry veteran and former Managing Director, Global Head of Trading at Refinitiv.