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March 1, 2014

Mock Joins JonesTrading

A look at the financial industry's prominent hires, promotions and other notable happenings inside Wall Street's trading community.

By Editorial Staff

Brett Mock joined JonesTrading, a brokerage that specializes in executing block trades. Mock, a 19 year veteran, came on board at the firm's San Francisco office as a managing director and will serve in bolstering its client relationship business in the Pacific Northwest. He brings a breadth and depth of diversified experience and expertise in all aspects of trading, market structure and other key industry areas. Prior to JonesTrading, he was a managing director at BTIG. Previous to that, he was director, capital markets, equity trading at Wachovia Securities and principal, Nasdaq sales and trading, at Bank of America Securities. He has also done stints at Montgomery Securities and Spear, Leeds & Kellogg and served as president of the Security Traders Association for 2010. He reports to chief executive Packy Jones.

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The Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. appointed Paula Sausville Arthus as president and CEO of its Omgeo unit, succeeding Marianne Brown. Arthus joined DTCC in 2005 and was most recently managing director, chief of staff and head of enterprise planning at DTCC. Brown had been with Omgeo for the past seven years

Brian Suth was appointed an advisory board member at Quantitative Management Group LLC. Suth is also managing director, head of electronic trading, at ISI Group in New York. Previously, Suth worked as a managing director and co-head of global electronic trading at RBC Capital Markets. He also spent three years at Merrill Lynch as a director in global electronic trading sales.

Brown Brothers Harriman named Michael McGovern as a managing director and its chief information officer and head of systems. McGovern, a 26-year pro, will be responsible for the management and leadership of the firm's technology strategy, application development and systems infrastructure across all business lines. Prior to this, he was managing director and global technology head of securities and fund services at Citi Transaction Services. He also did stints at Chase Manhattan Bank and Chemical Bank. Based in New York, he reports to BBH partner and global head of technology Taylor Bodman.

Omega Securities, operators of Omega ATS and Lynx ATS, appointed Sean Debotte as president and chief executive of Lynx ATS. Debotte, a Canadian veteran with 12 years of industry experience, joined Omega as director of business development in 2011. Debotte was also an options strategist and prop trader at Infinium Capital Group. Before that, he was an equities sales trader at Swift Trade Securities Ltd. He reports to Omega's board of directors.

John Eley was appointed chief executive officer at GoldenSource, a provider of enterprise data management solutions. Elay, a market veteran with more than 25 years of experience, will assume responsibility for all aspects of GoldenSource's business. Prior to this appointment, he served as president and chief executive of Pivot Inc. and of Hotspot FX.

GoldenSource also announced that Mike Meriton, the firm's previous chief executive, has been appointed to the position of vice chairman. Meriton, who has more than 10 years' experience in data management, will be charged with growing the firm's long-term strategic growth opportunities, including powering shared service global data utilities, strategic partnerships and alternate sales channels. He helped create the EDM Council in 2005.