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Brian Ferdinand is a New York based financial consultant and entrepreneur. He has over 15 years of experience in advanced trading methodologies and technologies, creating strategic growth and managing large scale portfolios.

Brian Ferdinand is a New York based financial consultant and entrepreneur, currently working as COO for Vacation Rentals, LLC. He has over 15 years of experience in advanced trading methodologies and technologies, and brings a breadth of technology and complex operating expertise to the short-term vacation rental market as COO.

Brian Ferdinand is a New York based financial consultant and entrepreneur, currently working as COO for Vacation Rentals, LLC.

He has over 15 years of experience in advanced trading methodologies and technologies, creating strategic growth, and managing large proprietary trading desks.

In late 2015, Brian Ferdinand joined Vacation Rentals, LLC as COO, combining forces with Miami native, President Michael Braverman to expand online booking services to premier properties in select vacation areas throughout the U.S. and abroad. Ferdinand brings his tenured expertise as a NY technology entrepreneur to establish leadership in the short-term vacation rental industry.  

In 2011 Brian Ferdinand co-founded a next generation cloud-based asset management platform for traders. 

Prior to helping launch the cloud-based platform, Ferdinand was Partner and Managing Director of ECHOtrade, LLC, a registered broker dealer providing infrastructure and capital to established trading groups and former hedge fund traders. At ECHO, Brian Ferdinand utilized his extensive leadership skills in directly managing over 400 traders in the New York office, and 800 traders located globally. Ferdinand architected ECHO’s direct market access on the New York Stock Exchange, becoming Merrill Lynch’s first client to do so. 

Brian Ferdinand is an industry-acknowledged leader in developing and creating automated trading strategies, and while at ECHO he created models that generated in excess of $100 million in trading profit. In early 2009 Ferdinand recognized the shift away from HFT and began building the framework for a cloud-based asset management platform. 

Ferdinand continues to innovate next generation trading and investment solutions, including the financing of promising early stage venture deals. He is also an experienced real estate investor, who brings a breadth of business and technology knowledge to the growing vacation rental market as COO and equity partner to Vacation Rentals, LLC. 

Vacation Rentals, LLC targets the top vacation markets and offer a loyalty-building, branded alternative to traditional hotels and self-managed vacation homes represented similarly on AIRBNB, HomeAway.com, VRBO, and other search services. Vacation Rentals, LLC is taking advantage of this newly formed rapidly growing market of Vacation Rental Property Management Companies to create a state of the art Vacation Rental Platform that leverages operating efficiencies through the use of state of the art industry technology allowing VacationRentals, LLC to have a large scale Management and Operating Platform as well as other Vacation Rental Platforms.

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