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KCG Holdings Inc

KCG Holdings Inc

Sector: Security Brokers Dealers And Flotation Companies Region: NJ, United States


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KCG is a leading independent securities firm offering investors a range of services designed to address trading needs across asset classes, product types and time zones. The firm combines advanced technology with exceptional client service across market making, agency execution and venues. KCG has multiple access points to trade global equities, fixed income, currencies and commodities via voice or automated execution.

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Daniel B. Coleman, Chief Executive Officer
Daniel Coleman is Chief Executive Officer of KCG, responsible for managing day-to-day operations and leading the strategic direction of the firm. Daniel has more than 25 years of professional experience and leadership in trading and financial services.

Prior to KCG, Daniel was CEO of GETCO responsible for leading the company through its merger with Knight Capital Group to become KCG in July 2013. Daniel joined GETCO, a global market maker in the fixed income, FX, equities and commodities asset classes, in 2010. His most recent roles were Global Head of Equities and Global Head of Client Services. As Global Head of Equities, Daniel led initiatives to enhance the firm’s core market making business. As Global Head of Client Services, Daniel oversaw the expansion of GETCO’s product offerings in the U.S. and abroad. He was named CEO of GETCO in February 2012.

Prior to joining GETCO, Daniel spent 24 years with UBS and its predecessor firms. Daniel served as Global Head of Equities for UBS and was a member of the Investment Bank’s Executive Committee and the Group Managing Board. In addition, he served on the boards of NASDAQ, OCC and BOX. Daniel began his career at O’Connor & Associates, a market-making firm focused on equity options.

Daniel holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Jerry Dark, Chief Human Resources Officer
Jerry Dark serves as Chief Human Resources Officer for KCG, responsible for the firm’s people strategy, talent acquisition, learning initiatives and employee engagement programs. He has more than 35 years of experience in human resources, including leadership positions with Fortune 500 brands.

Prior to the merger of Knight Capital Group and GETCO to form KCG in July 2013, Jerry was CHRO of GETCO. Since joining GETCO in 2011, Jerry served on the firm’s Senior Leadership Team and played an instrumental role in many strategic initiatives and special projects.

Before joining GETCO, Jerry was Co-Head of Global Human Resources for Cisco Systems, Inc., leading a team of 500 that supported a global workforce of more than 70,000 professionals. Before Cisco, Jerry served as a General Manager for Microsoft Corporation, where he led the HR function for their platform and services division (PSD) and helped scale PSD’s workforce. In that role, he also was responsible for the integration of Microsoft’s largest acquisition. Jerry’s career also includes HR positions with Quellos Group LLC, Bowker Consulting International, CHRO at E*TRADE Financial, and others.

Jerry holds a B.A. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), completed graduate course-work at Boston College and earned an M.B.A. in finance from UMKC.
John DiBacco, Global Head of Equities Trading
John DiBacco serves as KCG’s Global Head of Equities Trading responsible for trading, operations and development of the firm’s equities businesses. He brings a wide range of experience in leadership and the financial markets to the firm.

John was GETCO’s Global Head of Equities Trading before the company’s merger with Knight Capital Group in July 2013 to form KCG. At GETCO, he was a member of the senior leadership team overseeing the firm’s U.S. equities business as well as leading the options, global arbitrage and Equity Mid-Frequency (GEMM) trading teams.

Prior to joining GETCO, John spent 14 years at UBS. While there, he had a series of responsibilities including U.S. ETF Trading, U.S. Program Trading, U.S. Derivative Trading and Global Electronic Volatility Trading, as well as the Prime Brokerage Swaps and Securities Lending business.

John holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Albert C. Maasland, Head of Global Execution Services and Platforms
Albert Maasland, Head of Global Execution Services and Platforms for KCG, is responsible for client distribution activities across asset classes including our leading position in US and International Equities in addition to our successful Market Venues, KCG Hotspot and KCG BondPoint. He has more than 25 years of experience in the global capital markets.

Albert was previously Senior Managing Director, Head of International for Knight Capital Group responsible for overseeing European and Asian operations prior to the company’s merger with GETCO in July 2013 to form KCG.

He joined Knight in May 2012 from Saxo Capital Markets where he served as Chairman of U.K. and South Africa with responsibility for strategic growth initiatives in the U.K., Sub-Saharan Africa, India and Canada. Prior to that, he was Global Head of Business Development, E-Commerce for Standard Chartered Bank where he led the strategy for expanding the bank's footprint through e-commerce across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Albert’s earlier career includes senior management positions at Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Chase Manhattan Bank. In addition, he serves on the Board of Governors at the Universal Business School of Mumbai, India.

Albert has a B.A. in commerce and economics from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.
John McCarthy, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
John McCarthy is KCG’s General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, focusing on a broad range of global corporate and regulatory issues for the company.

John was GETCO’s General Counsel before the company merged with Knight Capital Group to form KCG in July 2013. Prior to joining GETCO in 2006, he served as an associate director at the Securities and Exchange Commission where he led the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Market Oversight unit which was responsible for regulatory oversight of trading on stock and options exchanges.

Before joining the SEC in 1992, John clerked for the United States Attorneys’ office and the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.

John earned a B.S. in engineering and an A.B. in economics from the University of Michigan; a M.Sc. in finance from the London School of Economics; and a J.D. with Honors from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the Bar in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Farid Moslehi, Head of Asia
Farid Moslehi is KCG’s Head of Asia responsible for operations in the region. He has wide experience in risk management and trading.

Farid was Head of Asia for GETCO from 2012 until the company’s merger with Knight Capital Group to form KCG in July 2013. He joined GETCO in 2005 and has served in a variety of capacities, including Chief Risk Officer, trader and team leader in both data services and risk management.

Before GETCO, Farid was was an independent trader for 6 years. Prior to that he was a fixed income derivatives trader with Bank One and First Chicago. Earlier in his career he held positions in technology, quantitative research and risk management at Lehman Brothers, CIBC and First Chicago.

Farid has a B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.
Nick Ogurtsov, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Risk Officer
Nick Ogurtsov is KCG’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Risk Officer (CRO). As COO he is responsible for overseeing the firm’s operations and clearing. As CRO Nick is responsible for managing the firm’s strategic and operational risk management framework, including the design and implementation of systems and processes to identify, mitigate and assess the firm’s risk exposure.

Nick joined GETCO in 2012 and was the firm’s CRO before it merged with Knight Capital Group to form KCG in July 2013. Prior to joining GETCO, he was Managing Director and Global Head of UBS’s high-frequency electronic trading group, EMM Group. He built and managed EMM Group’s global team in New York, London and Tokyo where they traded equities, fixed income and foreign exchange. As a member UBS’s management team for the global cash equities business, he also helped rebuild the firm’s trading technology in the Asia-Pacific region.

He began his career at UBS (formally SBC Warburg) as a convertible bonds trader and later co-headed the equity-linked structured products team.

Nick earned his B.S. in physics and computer science from Beloit College and a Master’s degree in computer science from the University of Arizona.
Ryan Primmer, Global Head of Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange and Commodities Trading
Ryan Primmer oversees fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities trading globally for KCG.

Ryan joined KCG in August 2013 after more than 21 years at UBS and its predecessor firms. He started his career in 1991 at derivatives pioneer O’Connor and Associates in Chicago working as an options trader and market maker. Ryan moved over to trade convertible bonds and eventually spent time in London and New York where he was co-head of trading for the convertible bond desk. From 1999 to 2004 he lead the buildout of the U.S. program and quantitative trading business. From 2004 to 2008, he was the firm’s head of trading for U.S. equities until he was appointed during the financial crisis to lead UBS’s efforts to dissolve the company’s mortgage asset portfolios and help establish and lead the company’s fund management team for StabFund.

From 2009 to 2012, Ryan was global head of equities proprietary trading at UBS overseeing fundamental and statistical strategies. Just prior to joining KCG, he was Global Head of Equities Trading at UBS.

Ryan has B.A. in Economics from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Jon Ross, Chief Technology Officer
Jon Ross, Chief Technology Officer of KCG, is responsible for all of the company’s technology, information operations and infrastructure.

Jon was CTO for GETCO prior to the company’s merger with Knight Capital Group to form KCG in July 2013. For GETCO previously he was Head of Getco Execution Services in Europe and oversaw order management, execution and technology solutions for the company's European clients.

Prior to joining GETCO, Jon was the CTO of the Nasdaq Stock Market after it acquired Inet ATS from Instinet in December of 2005. While at Nasdaq, he led the "Single Book" integration of Inet, Brut and Nasdaq's SuperMontage into a single platform and oversaw Nasdaq's initial Regulation NMS implementation. Before Nasdaq, Jon was the CTO of the Inet ATS, Inc., and had served as First VP of Technology at Inet in charge of development and maintenance of the firm’s core trading platform. He held the same position at the Island ECN, which was acquired by Instinet in 2002.
Sophie Sohn, Chief Communications Officer
Sophie Sohn is the Chief Communications & Marketing Officer for KCG, responsible for branding, communications and marketing for the firm.

Sophie was the Global Head of Communications for GETCO prior to the company’s merger with Knight Capital Group to form KCG in July 2013. She joined GETCO in 2008 to develop the firm’s communications function. At GETCO, Sophie spearheaded and oversaw all GETCO’s branding and communications globally. Prior to GETCO, Sophie was a Vice President at FTI, a financial communications consultancy specializing in both public and investor relations. At FTI, Sophie oversaw media strategy, profile raising campaigns and crisis situations for a variety of clients in the financial sector.

Sophie is an award-winning broadcast journalist with a decade of experience producing, reporting and writing for CNN, MSNBC/NBC and ABC News. She won a Front Page award in 2005 for Business Coverage at CNN, was a member of MSNBC’s inaugural group of “2004 Campaign Embeds” and received an Emmy for “Outstanding Instant Coverage of a News Story” while at ABC News.

Sophie has B.A. from Georgetown University with a double major in History and English. She is a member of the Financial Communications Society, The Executives Club of Chicago and the Public Relations Society of America.
George Sohos, Global Head of Client Market Making
George Sohos, Global Head of Client Market Making for KCG, is responsible for the U.S. and European client trading books, including market making for retail order flow, market making on the NYSE, NYSE Amex and NYSE Arca, and Knight Link.

George was Senior Managing Director, Head of Market Making for Knight Capital Group before it merged with GETCO to form KCG in July 2013. He joined Knight in 2000 and had been a member of the senior management team for Knight's Electronic Trading Group since 2005. Prior to joining Knight, he worked as a software engineer at IBM and as a senior scientist at Enviro Engineering.

George has a PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Arizona and a B.S. in mathematics from Panepistimion Patron in Greece.
Greg Tusar, Co-Head of Global Execution Services and Platforms
Greg Tusar is Co-Head of Global Execution Services and Platforms responsible for KCG’s sales, products and platforms globally.

Greg joined KCG in August 2013 from Goldman Sachs where he spent 13 years, most recently as a partner and global head of the firm’s equities electronic trading business. While at Goldman Sachs, Greg helped the bank expand its electronic trading franchise.

Previously, Greg was a limited partner at Spear, Leeds and Kellogg (SLK) when Goldman Sachs acquired the firm in 2000. He also spent seven years at TLW Securities, most recently as its Chief Executive Officer, before it was acquired by SLK in 1999. He started his career at Mentor Graphics electronic design automation firm.

Greg serves as a director on the board of Per Scholas, a national nonprofit organization providing technology education and job placement in low-income communities.
Sean Galvin, Interim Chief Financial Officer
Sean Galvin is the Interim Chief Financial Officer of KCG, responsible for all financial aspects of the firm. Sean has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services and related industries.

Prior to becoming interim CFO, Sean has served as the Chief Accounting Officer for KCG since July 2013, and also led the accounting team at Knight Capital prior to the merger with GETCO. Sean joined Knight Capital in 2000 as Tax Director, a position in which he served for nearly five years, and served as Group Controller before being named Chief Accounting officer in 2012.

Prior to Knight, Mr. Galvin spent two years at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc. where he was Vice President and Tax Manager. He began his professional career as an auditor with PwC, spending nearly a decade in the audit and tax departments. In addition, Sean is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Series 27 license.

Sean holds a B.A. in Accounting and Information Systems from Queens College and a MS in Taxation from Fordham University.
Philip Allison, Chief Executive Officer, KCG Europe Limited
Philip Allison, Chief Executive Officer of KCG Europe Limited, leads the operations and strategic direction for KCG’s agency-execution and market-making businesses in the region.

Phil joined KCG in 2014 after a 17-year career at UBS, most recently as Global Head of Cash Equities and EMEA Head of Equities, responsible for operations across more than 30 countries.

He started at UBS in 1997 trading derivatives and index arbitrage strategies in the UK and, later, ETFs in the U.S. In 2002, Phil became responsible for global statistical proprietary trading and client algorithmic trading in Europe. Phil expanded his responsibilities in 2006 to include automated market making and statistical model development for global cash equities. UBS appointed him the Head of European Client Trading and Execution in 2008, responsible for cash, sales, portfolio and electronic trading in the region. In 2010 he became Global Head of Cash Equities, and additionally in March 2012, EMEA Head of Equities, serving on the boards of UBS Ltd and the Association for Financial Markets in Europe.

Phil has a degree in mathematics from Cambridge University.

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