Rick Sears

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Rick Sears
Occupation Managing Director
Employer Barclays Capital
Location Chicago
Website www.barclays.com

Rick Sears is a managing director with Barclays Capital. Previously, he was is president of RES Consulting, Inc.[1] Prior to that he was president and chief sales officer for FXMarketSpace, the first centrally cleared OTC foreign exchange (FX) trading platform formed by CME and Reuters.[2]

FXMarketSpace shut down on Oct. 17, 2008.[3]


Prior to joining FXMarketSpace, Sears was managing director of foreign exchange for CME.[4][5] In that position, he was responsible for overall management and development of CME's foreign exchange business.

Before joining CME, Sears was managing director, global foreign exchange for Bank of America, San Francisco. Previously, he was vice president with Nippon Credit Bank from 1991-1992, First Interstate Bank of California from 1988-1991 and Bankers Trust Company from 1983-1988. He began his career in 1981 as an international banking officer with Wells Fargo Bank in New York.


Sears holds a undergraduate degree in economics from Wheaton College and a masters of international management from American Graduate School.