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April 30, 2002

Fast Track

By Editorial Staff

*Tony Svensson is joining NeoNet as head of global sales and marketing for NeoNet from Intrum Justitia, where he is business director in European billing and ledger services. He succeeds Mikael Kviback who resigned from the post and now is responsible for NeoNet's third-party distribution relations.

*Giovanni P. Prezioso was named general counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the agency's legal officer and adviser. Prezioso has been a partner at the Washington firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Prezioso's expertise is in representing broker dealers, investment managers, financial market trade associations and investment managers.

*Led by two former Bridge Trading Company executives, Jay Indovino and Jack Hornberger, Sungard Institutional Brokerage opened for business. Indovino and Hornberger are, respectively, CEO and executive vice president of business development at the new firm , which is located in St. Louis and New York. Gail Dudack is the firm's managing director of research. Dudack was formerly with UBS Warburg, where she was chief market strategist. Also joining the firm are Chris Boschert, senior Nasdaq Trader. Previously, he had been with A.G. Edwards.

*The international broker dealer desk at Merrill Lynch in New York added sales traders Shannon Moore on broker dealer services; and Keltie Donelan and Deborah Coffiner on the agency services.

*The International Securities Exchange elevated Ivers Riley to chairman of the board. Riley, previously vice chairman, replaces William Porter as part of the ISE constitution requiring a non-industry representative to serve as chairman within two years of the launch of trading.

*Emilia Fazzalari was promoted to head of product strategy at Bloomberg, replacing Lou Eccleston, who left Bloomberg to run the financial services unit at Siebel Systems. Fazzalari was manager of Bloomberg roadshows before joining the product strategy group prior to her recent promotion.

*Dale Richards was named CEO of Fame Information Systems, succeeding Gerard Mintz at the data management firm. Richards, who joined the firm in 1998, was most recently responsible for the firm's corporate business development program.

*Theodore J. Coburn has been named as senior vice president and head of sales in the corporate client group for the Nasdaq Stock Market. Previously, Coburn had been a managing director at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, where he was responsible for global equity underwriting. Coburn will report to David Weild, vice chairman of Nasdaq.

*Ladenburg Thalman stepped up its recruitment of trading pros: Joe Alfano Sr., previously with Piper Jaffray, joined the agency desk. Other appointments include John Kennedy. He had worked for Fleet Trading and now joins the agency desk. Charlie Neustein joins the institutional desk. He had worked for Herzog Heine Geduld. Also joining on the institutional desk is Marty Lietzes. He had worked on the institutional desk for Herzog Heine Geduld. Another institutional desk recruit is Larry Sweetwood. His prior experience was with Fleet. Eddie Shopkorn joined the institutional desk from First New York along with Patrick Primavera, who had also worked for First New York. Gregory Pizzitola, another new institutional desk hire, previously worked with Dresdner. Kleinwort Wasserstein also joined the institutional desk. Christopher Bodner, previously with Great Hill Partners in Boston, is also now working on institutional sales. Kristina Wilbur, previously with Bear Stearns, joined on the institutional sales side.

*A popular television personality Brian Finnerty, also a managing director and trader at Unterberg Towbin in New York, opted for a quieter life. He moved to Melhado Flynn & Associations in Hilton Head, S.C. as a strategist.

*Nasdaq appointed Brian O'Malley senior vice president and internal auditor. Josephine Misyak has been appointed vice president of administrative services. She is responsible for procurement, facilities management, real estate and travel services. O'Malley had been working for First USA Bank as a senior vice president in charge of the information security program. Previously, Misyak was vice president of strategic sourcing and procurement for Genuity Solutions.