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August 14, 2007

On The Move

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Chris Flynn joined Advent Software, a buyside order management systems vendor, as vice president of product management, trading and compliance. This is a newly created position. Flynn joins Advent from buyside OMS vendor LatentZero, where he was North America product manager. Previously, he spent 10 years at Advent where he was a product manager for the Moxy OMS.

Bill Howard and Kirk Howard joined the new equity trading desk at Stone & Youngberg's Community Bank Group. Bill Howard will serve as head of trading. Kirk Howard will be responsible for market making and trade fulfillment. Stone & Youngberg launched the Community Bank Group in December 2006, after an acquisition from The Seidler Companies. The firm began making markets in June, representing more than 75 West Coast community banks. Bill Howard, a 40-year industry veteran, was most recently a vice president at The Seidler Companies. Prior to that he was the head trader at Sutro & Co. for 10 years. Kirk Howard was most recently a market maker at Crowell Weedon & Co.

Gavin Little-Gill joined Linedata Services, a buyside order management systems vendor, as senior vice president in charge of product management and strategy for front-office products. Little-Gill was previously at the consultancy TowerGroup, where he spent six years as an analyst covering investment management technology. Little-Gill's responsibilities include overseeing the development of LongView Live, the next-generation of Linedata's order management system.

Joe Ratterman was promoted to president and chief executive of BATS Trading. He replaces Dave Cummings, the ECN's founder, who will return to an active role at the electronic market making firm he owns, Tradebot Systems. Ratterman, 41, was previously BATS' executive vice president and chief operating officer. He has been with BATS since its incorporation in June 2005. Earlier, Ratterman was chief technology officer at Bridge/Reuters from 1990 to 2002.Cummings stepped down from BATS as part of the ECN's plan to become a stock exchange. As the owner of a broker-dealer, he is prohibited from working as a manager at an exchange.

Keith Bliss recently joined brokerage firm Cuttone & Co. as a senior vice president and director of sales and marketing. Bliss was previously a senior vice president of institutional sales at LaBranche Institutional Execution Group.

Josh Slavitt joined Bank of America as a principal on the institutional derivative trading team. Slavitt brings more than eight years of experience as a derivative trader and equity options specialist, most recently with BNP Paribas. He reports to Kumaran Vijayakumar, head of U.S. equity derivative and convertible trading.

Stuart Gould recently joined Morgan Stanley as head of program trading. Gould, who started his career in the early '90s at Salomon Brothers' program trading desk, was previously with Cantor Fitzgerald.

Glenn Florio joined Shoreline Trading Group in Los Angeles as a sales trader. A former market maker at Prudential and a quantitative analyst at Merrill Lynch, Florio was most recently a salesman of pre- and post-trade analytics at ITG on the West Coast.

Jeromee Johnson joined 3D Markets last month as president of the startup that plans to launch a crossing network for equities and another for options this fall. Johnson, previously a senior analyst at TABB Group, recently penned a widely quoted research report on crossing networks. Before TABB, he had been director of product development and trading strategies at agency broker