Meet John Rapa -
John Rapa

John Rapa

Managing Partner and CEO Tellefsen and Company, L.L.C.


John Rapa has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has a broad, international background in front and back-office environments of investment management firms, securities broker-dealers, investment banks, futures commission merchants, FinTech service providers, swap execution facilities, swap dealers, equity, options and futures exchanges.

He has strong cross-asset class and cross-domain expertise in the convergence of the exchange-traded and OTC markets.

John's extensive experience includes strategic planning, business continuity management, in-depth knowledge of the workings of the worldwide capital markets industry, network computing and technology consulting to the global capital markets arena.

John has been associated with a number of successful capital markets and derivatives e-commerce projects in the past 10 years.

Prior to his association with TCL, John directed the sales and marketing for the IBM Corporation's Exchanges line of business, and Stratus Computer’s Capital Markets vertical. John was also a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Mahogany Partners, a block trading technology services provider.

John has been a strategic advisor to several fintech companies and has been a board member and officer of the Markets and Technology division of the Futures Industry Association (FIA).

John has been designated a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) by DRI International, the disaster recovery institute.

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