Brad Giemza

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Brad Giemza
Occupation Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer
Employer R.J. O'Brien & Associates
Location Chicago, IL
Personal Twitter @BGiemza
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Brad Giemza is managing director and chief risk officer at R.J. O'Brien. He joined the firm in that role in October 2017.[1][2][3]


Giemza has almost two decades of experience in financial services risk, clearing and technology management. Before joining RJO, he spent three years at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) Americas, Union Bank, serving most recently as managing director, head of investment banking and capital markets IT.[4]

Before MUFG he spent seven years at Newedge Group as senior director, most recently as global head of risk IT. He also held senior roles at the firm in clearing and straight-through processing.

Early in his career, Giemza spent eight years at JPMorgan Chase, rising to vice president, technology program manager in 2004.


Giemza earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and an MBA from DePaul University in Chicago.


  1. RJ O’Brien’s chief risk officer on margin models and clearing.
  2. Brad Giezma. Bloomberg.
  3. R.J. O'Brien Appoints Harrington Global Head of Internal Audit. Morningstar.
  4. R.J. O'Brien Hires Giemza to Lead Global Risk Department. RJO.
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