Mr. Ronald Purpora is currently the Managing Partner and Chairman of Hartfield, Titus & Donnelly, LLC (HTD), an institutional fixed income securities broker-dealer. He is also the Managing Partner of RW Smith & Associates, LLC (RWS), an institutional municipal bond broker-dealer. Both companies are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and are FINRA registered broker-dealers headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey with branches in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago and Boca Raton, Florida.
Prior to joining HTD and RWS, Mr. Purpora completed a 33-year career at Icap North America (Icap N.A.), a wholly owned subsidiary of British based Icap Plc. He held various positions at Icap N.A., including roles as CEO of Icap N.A. Securities, as well as President and COO of Icap N.A. He also served as a member of the Icap Global Executive Management Group from 1999-2010 which was responsible for executive oversight and strategic planning concerning Icap Plc.’s global enterprises. Mr. Purpora retired from Icap N.A. in 2010 and then served as a consultant to Icap N.A. until 2014.
Mr. Purpora has been an active member in a number of securities related organizations, including serving as a Board member of the Bond Market Association and Gov-PX, as well as a board member/executive committee member of the Depository Trust Clearing Corporation for 7 years. His volunteer work over the course of his career included: Boston College Wall St. Council Member; Finance Chair of St. Joseph and St. Thomas church; Kids Against Cancer; Cooley’s Anemia Foundation and board member of Richmond County Country Club. He also served as a member of the Heart institute of Staten Island and was its Chairman from 2008-2010 and is currently the Chairman of Visiting Nurse Association of Staten Island.
Ron is married to his wife Gail for 45 years. Together they have 2 children and 7 grandchildren.