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December 2, 2013

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Matt Giller joined Elevation LLC as a sales trader in the Charlotte, N.C.-based firm's Westport, Conn., office. Miller was previously a sales trader at Telsey Advisory Group for about two years.

Patrick Scanlan joined Macquarie Capital USA as head of the New York-based firm's Chicago trading desk. Scanlan previously spent five years with J.P. Morgan Securities on its Chicago desk. Before that, he spent 11 years with Bear Stearns, which was acquired by J.P. Morgan in 2008.

Brian Foley joined dark pool start-up IEX Group as a business development officer. He previously held a similar role at Liquidnet.

Joe Peta joined Novus as a managing director in the New York-based investment consultancy's San Francisco office. The former equity trading executive will work with Novus' management team to build the firm's West Coast presence and support existing client relationships. Peta's last position on a trading desk was at Nomura Securities, in March 2011. Prior to Nomura, he was with UBS's electronic trading group, where he conducted research on the firm's trading flow and the value of its analytics.

Ian Burgess joined Drexel Hamilton as a managing director and head of equity sales and sales trading. Prior to joining Drexel, he served as senior vice president of equity sales at Maxim Group and as a member of its research committee. From 2005 to 2011, Burgess served as head of sales at Morgan Joseph TriArtisan.

John Adam joined execution management system vendor Portware as global head of product management. Adam previously spent 10 years at Liquidnet in research, strategy and product management roles. He replaces Harrell Smith, Portware's former head of product strategy. Smith joined consultancy Lab49 this summer.

Adam Elegant joined Northern Trust bank and its broker-dealer unit in San Francisco as a registered representative. Elegant previously worked in a sales capacity at Goldman Sachs' execution and clearing group for 12 years.

BTIG grabbed a team of traders, salesmen and technologists from ConvergEx Group for its portfolio and exchange-traded funds desk.

On the sales and trading side, the brokerage brought on Thomas Smykowski, a managing director, as head of global portfolio and ETF trading; Mark Perdigao, also a managing director, as head of global portfolio and ETF sales; and Craig Fishman, as a director in the group.

On the technology and analytics side, BTIG hired directors Dmitriy Teplinskiy and Debayan Bhaduri and senior vice president Alex Colea for its newly formed quantitative technology team. Smykowski spent eight years at ConvergEx. He created the firm's ETF group in 2011. Perdigao managed ConvergEx's business and product development efforts. Fishman spent eight years at ConvergEx as a portfolio trader. Teplinskiy spent three years at ConvergEx. Bhaduri joined from Fidessa. Colea spent two years at ConvergEx. The three technologists will work on algorithmic trading and smart routing development, a real-time ETF pricing engine and pre- and post-trade analytics.