Edward Farrell was appointed to Arbor Realty Trust's Board of Directors in June 2018 and serves as a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Farrell has more than 35 years of financial administration and leadership experience in the financial services industry and is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Cipher Mining, Inc. From 2003 through 2021, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller and Interim Chief Financial Officer of AllianceBernstein L.P. In this capacity, Mr. Farrell oversaw all duties relating to corporate accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax and treasury, and SEC and compliance reporting, as well as global real estate and facilities management.
Previously, Mr. Farrell served nine years with Nomura Securities International, Inc., and held several senior-level positions, including Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, he spent a decade at the investment bank Salomon Brothers, Inc. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. Farrell is a Certified Public Accountant. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University in New York.