SPEAKER Vigrass, Greg Greg Vigrass is president and CEO of FOLIOfn Institutional, an online brokerage and technology firm that provides a complete array of services to financial intermediaries. He leads all corporate business development activities and oversees sales and business efforts with institutional clients such as financial advisors, money managers, bank/trust companies, and mutual funds, as well as others participating in the separately managed account industry. Mr. Vigrass previously served as vice president of sales and marketing for Globenet Capital Corporation, a pioneering electronic communications network (ECN) that was acquired by Archipelago in 2002. Prior to that, he worked for ten years at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., spending significant time in institutional sales and business roles at Schwab Institutional's Services to Investment Managers (SIM) division. Mr. Vigrass has over 19 years of financial services experience. He holds a BA from the University of Hawaii.

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