Buyside-owned trading venue IEX has hired a trio of new salespeople aimed at growing its global trading business and client base. The new hires include Peter Gallo, Rob Leffand Julie Huhn.
Gallo, a 22 year veteran of the finance industry, is charged with building relationships with mid-size regional broker-dealers and deepening IEX’s existing relationships. He joined IEX from Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. where he was head of electronic trading. Prior, he was with Citigroup, Bear Stearns & Co, and Tools of the Trade.
Leff, a pro with over 25 years of experience, will be building relationships with trading shops and with the hedge fund community. He comes from Quad Capital where he was senior portfolio manager. He also worked at SAC Capital and Millennium Partners.
Huhn is in charge of building relationships with high-touch single stock and program trading desks as well as with derivatives traders. She spent 10 years on the high-touch sector trading desk at Deutsche Bank. After that, she spent three years at Bloomberg in sales covering the Northeast region.
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