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Raj Bhatti

Chief Information Officer, Newmark Knight Frank 

Raj joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2015 at the firm's New York headquarters, where he serves as chief technology officer. Mr. Bhatti brings to his role more than 21 years of experience in implementing and managing technology systems, operations and strategy.
Mr. Bhatti is a hands-on executive skilled in bridging the gap between the business and technology sides of an organization. He has led programs aimed at improving service delivery, enhancing infrastructure and integrating innovative technology. These include programs in process re-engineering and application implementation that follow the entire system's development lifecycle.

Mr. Bhatti joined NKF from Kinetix Trading Solutions, where he led global Dodd-Frank compliance technology initiatives for various tightly regulated companies. He previously held senior technology positions at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. Mr. Bhatti began his professional career in 1996 as an IT programmer at Cantor Fitzgerald, where he rose through the ranks to lead technology teams supporting swaps and repo trading, risk, back office and accounting systems.

Mr. Bhatti holds a master's degree in information technology from Aspen Technology.

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