James Hardy is an executive vice president and chief data officer (CDO).
James Hardy is an executive vice president and chief data officer (CDO), where he leads a regulatory compliance and a data governance and management transformation program reporting to Vice Chairman Jim Phalen. Previously, Mr. Hardy was chief operating officer (COO) of State Street Global Markets, the company’s investment research and trading business. In that role, he was responsible for the strategic alignment and execution of key operating functions across the division, including operations and technology. Mr. Hardy is a board member of Clarient, an industry utility focused on providing control, standardization and transparency during the client onboarding process.
Mr. Hardy has more than 25 years of business and technology consulting and management experience within the financial services industry. He has served as chief information officer for Global Markets and, prior to joining State Street in 2003, was a senior executive in a financial technology consulting services company where he was responsible for sales and delivery. Mr. Hardy has also held senior positions at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting and the international systems division of a Scandinavian bank.
Mr. Hardy holds a Bachelor of Science in electronic engineering and mathematics from the University of Reading, UK and a Master of Business Administration in finance from New York University Stern School of Business.