Joseph Santiso

A senior executive with over forty years of operations management and consulting experience with a total concentration in Financial Services, Mr. Santiso founded Breakthrough Concepts Inc. a management consulting firm in 1991 and a sister company, BCI Systems in 1995 for the purpose of developing and marketing a proprietary knowledge integration and process management application that addresses the governance, risk and compliance needs of the Financial Services Industry. Mr. Santiso has led and actively participated in major Securities Industry related initiatives covering five continents and twenty eight countries, all directed to improve overall cost effectiveness while significantly improving the quality and timeliness of service delivery. Amongst the clients served by Mr. Santiso are most of the major money center banks, securities firms and mutual funds providers. Mr. Santiso personally spent four years consulting, in various capacities, with Clearstream of Luxembourg and represented Citibank in negotiations with the Jakarta Exchange to provide Central Depository Services to the Indonesian market place.

Practice Areas of Emphasis

Specific areas of expertise include:

Line of Business Expertise
  • Investment Management
  • Cash Management
  • Trust and Estates
  • Corporate Trust
  • Shareholder Transfer Services
  • Systems Design
  • Pension Fund Administration
  • Mutual Funds
  • Global Custody
  • Securities Lending
  • Risk Management and Compliance
  • Equities and Fixed Income Operations
Functional Expertise
  • Process Reengineering
  • Organizational Analysis
  • Management Information Systems
  • Operational Risk Managementt
  • Knowledge Management

Mr. Santiso has been a speaker at the International Conference Board due to his expertise in Emerging Economies, and a participant in the Bank Technology publication on the subject of cross-border trading activity.


BBA from Pace University with majors in Accounting and Finance with distinction.

  • 1991 - Present : Founder and President of The BCI Group
  • 1982 - 1991 : Co-founder and Director, LoBue Associates
  • 1980 - 1982 : Vice-president NY Region, Croker National Bank Asset Based Finance Division
  • 1975 - 1980 : Vice-president Corporate Trust, Citibank, NA
  • 1962 - 1975 : Manager Operations, Irving Trust Co.