In December, Joyce Cupaiuolo Rosely ’92 earned the Traders Magazine Wall Street Women Leadership Award for professional excellence in the historically male-dominated financial industry.
With more than 20 years of experience in the financial services sector, Rosely currently serves as managing director of Convergex Execution Solutions. She was formerly director of Global Portfolio Trading at Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., and worked at CIBC World Markets Inc., as executive director and head of Global Portfolio Sales and Execution.
“Co-workers who have less experience in the industry look to me for guidance,” she says, but notes the importance of being “a leader among your peers. The most successful leaders are those that surround themselves with smart, talented people with true integrity.”
Since receiving the award, Rosely has been “back in touch with so many people in the industry and other aspects of my life that I have not spoken to in years,” she says. “It is quite amazing how many smart, good people I have met and it is nice to reconnect with them.”
Rosely got her start at Merrill Lynch and later became a senior member of Goldman Sachs’ trading desks where she spent 11 years developing a knowledge base across multiple equity products.
“Every day the financial markets are so different, impacted by so many aspects in the world,” she says. “Whether it’s geopolitics, pop culture or even the weather, you stay linked in and in touch with what is going on in the world because everything can have an impact on the market.”
In 2015, Rosely joined Convergex, an agency-focused global brokerage and trading related services provider. Now that the company is “in a transition mode,” Rosely says she feels “fortunate to be a part of the positive changes being implemented. There is also a great management team in place and I feel they value my experience and opinions.”
At HWS, Rosely majored in history and women’s studies and played on the William Smith lacrosse team. “HWS gave me an ability to think, question and learn – regardless of your environment or career choice,” she says. “This in turn taught me how to always have an open mind about people and how to relate to them and ultimately help them achieve their business objectives.”
Rosely lives with her husband and two daughters in Westfield, N.J., where she coaches her daughters’ lacrosse teams.