Jose R. (Andy) Fernandez is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Florida Atlantic Securities Corp., a firm he founded in 1997.  Prior to the founding of Florida Atlantic, Mr. Fernandez served as the Chief Financial, Chief Operating and Chief Compliance Officer of First Equity Corp of Florida. In 1993, he became President of that firm.

Mr. Fernandez began his career at Bache & Co. in its New York headquarters in 1965 and served in various managerial positions in that firm’s Operations Division. 

Mr. Fernandez has served on various arbitration panels at the request of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD). From 1991 until 1996 he was a member of the District Business Conduct Committee of the NASD and served as a panelist in NASD-sponsored securities compliance conferences.  He has been a member of NASD’s Small Firm Advisory Board.

Mr. Fernandez resides in Coral Gables with his wife Eloisa.  He has two adult daughters, Martha and Nilsa and 9 year old Sofia.