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March 1, 2000

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By John A. Byrne

OptiMarkTechnologies in Jersey City named Bob Colgan as president of U.S. equities markets. Colgan was previously head of the equity capital markets division at Jefferies & Co.

Michael Currey, formerly with Capital Resources, joined Koonce Securities in Bethesda, Md. as a market maker. Currey is president of the Security Traders Association of Washington, D.C.

Sherwood Securities in Boston hired Walter Radulski as a sales trader. He was previously with Ward Conary & Murphy.

Richard W. Smith, chairman of IXnet, was appointed chairman of the board of IPC Communications. Smith, a managing director of Allegra Capital Partners, replaced Peter Woog, who will continue to serve as an IPC director.

The National Association of Securities Dealers appointed Dean Furbush to the newly-designated position of Managing Director for the Nasdaq Third Market. Prior to joining the NASD as a senior vice president in 1995, Furbush held economic advisory positions at Economists Incorporated, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the President's Council of Economic Advisers.

Soundview Technology Group in Stamford, Conn. added two traders: Antonia Desantis, from HSBC, joined as an international sales trader and Christopher Monahan, from Mayer & Schweitzer, joined as an OTC market maker.

Jan Pitman joined Roger Engemann & Associates, Inc. in Pasadena, Calif. as a senior institutional trader. Pitman, a Security Traders Association governor, was previously with First Pacific Advisors in Los Angeles as a vice president and head trader. She reports to Kelly Bellomo, vice president and head trader.

Epoch Capital Partners, a new technology investment banking firm in San Francisco, named Scott Ryles as president and chief executive. Epoch is backed by leading online brokers and venture capital firms, including Charles Schwab & Co., TD Waterhouse Group, Ameritrade Holding Corp., Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Trident Capital and Benchmark Capital.

John E. Pinto teamed with GlobeNet, a Washington, D.C.-based alternative trading system, as the firm's principal marketing consultant. Pinto was formally an executive vice president for regulation at the National Association of Securities Dealers.

Thomas Weisel Partners in San Francisco named Kevin P. McEneaney partner, sales trading and Jack Monopoli principal, trading. McEneaney was formerly a senior managing director of sales trading at Banc of America Securities, and Monopoli was previously a vice president at Volpe, Brown, Whelan & Company.

Javelin Technologies in New York named Michael Chaladoff chief financial officer. He was previously chief financial officer of Avatar Investors Associates Group.

Joseph Ali, managing director of Nasdaq trading for Dain Rauscher Wessels in Minneapolis, was named the firm's senior managing director of equity trading.

Rick Telesco, previously with Josephthal & Co., joined Wien Securities in Jersey City as manager of equities trading.

Tom Kane, the former northeast regional manager for OptiMark Technologies, joined Archipelago in Chicago. He will be spearheading the firm's sales efforts in the eastern region.

Gain Capital in Warren, N.J., named Glenn Stevens head of sales and trading. Stevens was previously managing director, head of North American sales and trading at Natwest Bank.

Gordon F. Martin was named chief financial officer of the National Association of Securities Dealers. He was previously with CIBC World Markets in New York, where he was the managing director for financial strategy, tax management, and capital markets products.

The Securities Industry Association appointed Judith Chase to the newly created position of director, Securities Research. Chase holds a Ph.D from Columbia University in political science. Most recently, Chase worked at Deloitte Consulting in the Innovative Leaders in Globalization Program