Liquidnet hired two executives for its Boston office. Bill Donnelly joins as a senior relationship manager. Donnelly, a nine-year veteran who spent most of his career at Lehman Brothers, joins after a year at Pragma. Brian Williamson, a longtime trader at money manager The Boston Co., is responsible for proprietary research and product development. Both report to Alfred Eskandar, head of U.S. equities.
Doug Hurry joins SunGard as a salesman. Hurry, a 10-year veteran in electronic trading sales, spent his last two years at TraderForum, where he ran its U.S. and European conference business catering to buyside equity traders. At SunGard, he will be selling its order management product and brokerage services. The move marks his return to SunGard, as Hurry worked for the Brut ECN, which SunGard sold to Nasdaq in 2004.
Cheevers & Co. added Mark Emola and Robert Markulin to its trading desk in Chicago. The two have more than 30 years experience between them trading both domestic and international stocks. Emola was previously with Cabrera Capital Markets. Markulin was previously with Cabrera Capital Markets and Melvin & Co.
Geffery Gioia joins Wunderlich Securities as a sales trader in Cleveland. Gioia, a 17-year industry veteran, is a senior vice president. He was a founding member in 1996 of Midwest Research, which became FTN Equity Capital Markets. Gioia reports to Steve Iskalis, who is in the firm’s Denver office.
Dan Smalley was promoted to head of enterprise business development in the U.S. at Fidessa from his previous role as head of new business development in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Smalley, a 15-year pro who joined Fidessa in 2005, will be responsible for expanding the company’s growth in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. He will report to CEO Mark Ames.
Fidessa also hired Jill Harrington as an account manager. Harrington, a 15-year veteran who started her career as a floor specialist, left the ISE Stock Exchange after three and a half years. At Fidessa, her role is to manage relationships and expand the company’s derivatives business. She reports to Chris Valpone.
Jamie DeSantis joins Knight Capital Group from Pali Capital. DeSantis was a vice president of equity trading and sales at Jefferies & Co.
Lida Preyma joins JitneyTrade as head of global direct market access. Preyma, a 15-year veteran, serves as a director for the G8 Research Group and was director of business development and marketing at Pure Trading/CNSX for four years. There managed relationships for algorithmic and high-frequency trading clients.
Tim Dillon joined the New York office of Options IT, a provider of ultra-low-latency technology, market data and connectivity, as director of sales for North America. He will share North American sales oversight of several services related to the firm’s Options PIPE platform. Previously, Dillon was a senior vice president at JonesTrading. There he oversaw the firm’s electronic trading sales effort.