Heading up one of the largest specialist firms on the New York Stock Exchange is Christopher C. Quick, the CEO of Banc of America Specialist, Inc. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation. Quick is a former member of the NYSE Board of Directors and currently serves as an Executive Floor Official. Banc of America Specialist is the market-maker for more than 430 NYSE listed companies whose trading comprises 17% of the total NYSE share volume and 20% of the dollar volume of trading.
Quick joined the Quick & Reilly Group in 1979, which in 1998 became Fleet Meehan Specialist. In 2004, Fleet was acquired by Bank of America. He was appointed president in 1986.
Quick has held executive positions in the specialist business for more than 20 years and began his career after earning his BS in finance from Fairfield University, of which he is a member of the Trustee Advisory Board. He is also a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of New York, the Hotchkiss School and the U.S. Ski Team Foundation, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Cardinal’s Committee of the Laity of the Archdiocese of New York. He and his wife Ann reside in Westchester County with their four daughters.