Brian Ferdinand is a New York City based business consultant and entrepreneur currently working as COO for Vacation Rentals, LLC. He has more than 15 years of leadership experience in advanced trading methodologies and technologies, creating strategic growth, and managing large proprietary trading desks.
In late 2015, Brian Ferdinand joined Vacation Rentals, LLC as COO and substantial equity owner, combining forces with Miami native, President Michael Braverman to expand online booking services to premier properties in select vacation areas throughout the U.S. and abroad. Ferdinand brings his tenured expertise as a NY technology entrepreneur to establish leadership in the short-term vacation rental industry.
Ferdinand was Partner and Managing Director of ECHOtrade for 9 years, where he directly managed over 400 licensed proprietary traders in the New York office, and 800 globally. He architected ECHO’s direct market access on the New York Stock Exchange, becoming the first client of Merrill Lynch to do so.
Ferdinand is an industry-acknowledged leader in developing and creating automated trading strategies. While at ECHO he created models that generated in excess of $100 million in trading profit annually and $400 million cumulatively in a four year period. After a successful run at ECHO, Ferdinand built the framework for a next generation cloud-based asset management platform.