Wall Street 50 – 2009

Christopher Crotty/Farina & Associates, Inc.

Christopher C. Crotty, Esq. is vice president and director of convertible trading at Farina and Associates, Inc. Born in Toledo, Ohio, Chris was raised in Hamburg, NY, and studied at Fordham University and the New York Law School. During his time at Fordham, Chris was offered a position as an assistant research analyst at McMahan securities. After suggesting the company place someone on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange, Chris found himself right in the heart of the NYSE. Chris later joined Cuttone and Company, who made him a broker in 1998. Chris joined Vincent Farina & Associates in 1994. The firm has since branched into the futures markets, prime brokerage, research, and compliance consulting.

Chris traces his roots back to County Clare, Kilrush and Kilkee on his father’s side and Ennis on his mother’s. Chris resides in Pelham, NY with his wife Jennifer, daughters Delia and Emma, and son Will.

In September 2008, Chris became the face of the economic crash when this photo of him on the NYSE floor appeared on front pages of newspapers nationwide.