FLASH FRIDAY: Where Are They Now? (Ep. 2)

FLASH FRIDAY is a weekly content series looking at the past, present and future of capital markets trading and technology. FLASH FRIDAY is sponsored by Instinet.

Flash Friday is indeed about the past, present and future of capital markets trading and technology. But what’s at the heart of capital markets trading and technology? People. 

So just as Traders Magazine did back in August, let’s look at what some folks who graced the pages of TM in years gone by are up to today.  

The October 2000 Traders Magazine ran a photo spread of the Security Traders Association of Wisconsin’s annual convention, which was held at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa on August 10-12, 2000. 

Current information is sourced from LinkedIn profiles and company websites. 

Goren Dillard

Then: Melvin Securities, Chicago

Now: Director, Workforce Development, Urban League of Greater Cleveland

Craig Leppla

Then: Senior Market Maker-Nasdaq Trading, First Albany Corp., New York

Now: Director of Business Development and Community Association Management, Pyramid Real Estate Group, Fairfield, Connecticut 

Sherry Bednarski

Then: Equity Trader, Members Capitol Advisors

Now: Senior Trader/Operations Specialist, Wipfli Financial Advisors, Milwaukee

Joe Crisalli

Then: SVP/Institutional Equity Sales, Knight Securities

Now: Director, Institutional Sales Trading, Cowen 

Martin Cawley

Then: Trader (Equity Market Maker) – Vice President, Baird, Milwaukee

Now: Consultant, Pierian Spring Consulting 

Brad Baxter

Then: International Equity Trader, Dundee Capital Markets, Toronto 

Now: Vice President, Institutional Equity Trading, Hampton Securities Limited, Toronto 

Steve Gruber

Then: Equity Trader, Baird, Milwaukee

Now: Director of Operations, Bluestone Life, Burlington, Vermont

Nick Ponzio

Then: President, Hill, Thompson, Magid, Jersey City

Now: Founder, Wolcot Capital; Partner, Cardinale Enterprises

Jessica Seiden

Then: Strategic National Account Manager, Instinet, New York

Now: Senior Strategic Account Manager, TransUnion, Boca Raton

Jim Dean Jr.

Then: VP Institutional Trading, Ziegler, Milwaukee

Now: SVP, Director of Trading, Envestment, Chicago