Press Release

CFRA Appoints Theresa Torian to President & COO

01 June 2021
NEW YORK, June 1, 2021 – CFRA, one of the world’s largest providers of independent investment research, announced today that Theresa Torian has been appointed to the position of President of CFRA, in addition to her current Chief Operating Officer (COO) responsibilities. Theresa will oversee the company’s entire global operations and will drive strategic initiatives to maximize the company’s strengths and position CFRA for the next stage of growth. Theresa will also join CFRA’s Board of Directors.

Theresa will be responsible for managing CFRA’s core functions and business units including global research & data, sales & marketing, product & technology, and finance & operations. Theresa will direct CFRA’s senior leadership teams to enhance and expand the company’s abilities to anticipate and meet the needs of existing and new customers and promote greater coordination across CFRA’s businesses. She will report to CFRA’s CEO and work alongside the Board of Directors as an active board member.

“This organizational change accelerates our efforts to position CFRA as the preeminent independent investment research firm and embrace the intersection of research, data and analytics as we move into new markets and redouble our focus on meeting the evolving expectations of our global customers,” said Peter de Boer, CEO of CFRA. “Theresa’s record of achievement and growth at CFRA, combined with her in-depth knowledge of our businesses, makes her the ideal person for this important leadership role.”

Upon accepting the appointment, Theresa stated, “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as the President and Chief Operating Officer of CFRA. I look forward to working in close partnership with the senior leadership team, Peter and the Board of Directors to deliver the next generation of quality research, data and analytics.”

About Theresa Torian

Theresa has served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of CFRA since she joined CFRA in 2016. She has led numerous strategic, financial, and operational efforts as well as overseen the execution and integration of multiple acquisitions.

Prior to joining CFRA, Theresa was the Senior Director of Finance, Corporate Controller for SNL Financial (now part of S&P Global) where she worked for approximately ten years in helping the business to scale to $250 million in revenues and over 3,000 employees. Prior to SNL Financial, she was Director of Business Management with LexisNexis and a Consulting Manager with Grant Thornton LLP. Theresa graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Mathematics and holds an MBA from the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, William & Mary.


Founded in 1994, CFRA is one of the world’s largest providers of independent investment research. Through a differentiated methodology blending forensic accounting, fundamental equity research, and technical analysis, CFRA empowers its clients to confidently evaluate sectors, industries, funds, and companies with unique insights, alternative data, and proven results.

CFRA operates worldwide to help its more than 2,000 clients, including many of the world’s leading institutional investors, wealth advisors, corporations, academic institutions, governments, and individual investors to make sound investment and business decisions.

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