Jay Woods, CMT

Jay Woods, CMT

Chief Global Strategist

Freedom Capital Markets

Chapter Chair

Jay Woods is the Chief Global Strategist for Freedom Capital Markets.

Prior to joining Freedom, he was the Chief Market Strategist at DriveWealth Institutional. He also served as an Executive Floor Governor at the NYSE, the highest elected position at the Exchange held by only six NYSE members.

Jay spent over 25 years as a Designated Market Maker on the NYSE floor. He started with Spear, Leeds, and Kellogg, then joined Goldman Sachs for 14 years and moved on to IMC after Goldman divested their floor operation. As a DMM, he was responsible for several high-profile IPOs and led trading in some of the most active issues at the NYSE.

Jay received his bachelor’s degree from Fordham University. He received his CMT designation in 2017. He is heavily involved with the CMT Association and currently serves on their Board of Directors. He also mentors Scholars of Finance and regularly discusses financial literacy with local high schools and universities.

Board Roles

  • Board Member, CMT Association


  • New York

    The New York Chapter of the CMT Association is co-chaired by the team of Michael Sroga, CMT, Alan Lax, CMT, Jay Woods, CMT, Tom Bruni, CMT and Dan Russo, CMT. One of the most active regions of the CMT Association, the New York Chapter holds meetings each month featuring some of...

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