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Lou Matrone joins Oracle Financial Services as a business development executive. Matrone, a 13-year veteran, spent the last two years as a sales trader at JonesTrading.He began his career as head of over-the-counter trader at Southwest Securities for six years, before moving on to positions at Pulse Trading, Empire Financial and Investment Advisor, where he was director of trading.



Richard Johnson recently joined Societe Generale. He now reports to Tim Gee in the U.S. and Richard Hills in London. Johnson has been in the business 11 years. He will focus on quantitative electronic services sales and trading activities. He comes from Liquidnet U.S., where since 2007 he was responsible for the product management and marketing of its algorithmic trading services, including portfolio trading, trade-cost analysis and analytics. Prior to his time at Liquidnet, Johnson helped found Miletus Trading, a U.S. specialist in algorithmic trading and one of the first brokers to enter this market segment, where he set up and led their electronic sales trading activity. Before that, he was at Barra and ITG.



Lou Orlando and Mark Neenan join MKM Partners as sales traders and executive directors. Orlando, a 30-year veteran, joins from the Benchmark Co. and covers accounts from the firm's Boston office. Neenan, a 27-year veteran, joins from Stifel Nicolaus, where he spent 13 years. Jordan White also joins as an executive director in event-driven sales and trading. White, an 18-year veteran, has worked at Jefferies & Co. and Morgan Stanley in a similar role. All report to Jonathan Carr, who heads sales trading.



Anthony Barchetto has been promoted to head corporate strategy at Liquidnet Holdings Inc., and now oversees strategic initiatives and new business development for the firm. He also joins Liquidnet's leadership team. Barchetto, who came to Liquidnet in 2006, was previously chief operating officer of U.S. equities and was responsible for strategic planning and operations. He also worked as product manager for Liquidnet's core trading application and worked within the corporate strategy group before being promoted to head the department. Earlier in his career, he worked at Citi for Lava Trading and at Knight Trading Group.



Marco Pellinijoins wholesaler Surge Trading as managing director to oversee trading operations. Pellini, an 18-year veteran, was most recently a vice president in business development at optionsXpress. The bulk of his career was spent at E*Trade Capital Markets, where he was a vice president in trading and as a director of trading and market structure, before rising to the position of president and chief operating officer in 2002.



Tim Casey joins Cabrera Capital Markets as a vice president and senior sales trader. Casey, a 20-year veteran, has spent most of his career in sales trading, except for three years on the buyside at Standish, Ayer & Wood. He was previously at NavPoint, where he spent three years. Casey, a past president of the Boston Security Traders Association, reports to George Dychton, who heads Cabrera's equity sales.