TRADING UP: Dunn Named NA Head Markets & Services


Citi has named Deirdre Dunn its new Head of North America Markets and Securities Services. According to a memo seen by Traders Magazine, she will assume all regional Markets responsibilities in addition to her duties as Head of North America G10 Rates.

Dunn joined Citi in 2011 as the Head of the Mortgage TBA Trading Desk and was promoted to the US Head of Rates Sales in 2013. Most recently, she has been responsible for running North America G10 Rates including sales, trading and structuring. Prior to joining Citi, she held several roles in North American and European Rate and Mortgage Trading at Barclays Capital, Lehman Brothers, and Goldman Sachs.

In the internal memo, Citi wrote that “her breadth of product knowledge across multiple sales and trading functions will be a tremendous asset in this role. Deirdre has also played an active part in Citi’s diversity, recruiting, mentoring and leadership development efforts.”

As Head of North America Markets and Securities Services, Dunn will work as a key partner to the Global and Regional Product heads in defining and executing the regional strategy, managing the regional North American roles and matrix managing the product roles.  She will also work closely with the Legal, Compliance, Risk, Audit and Finance functions to ensure strong governance and controls, in addition to leading a management office that will build and maintain a culture of responsible finance and ethics.

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BTIG hired for its TradeSave Electronic Trading division: Joshua Bieber, Cullen Bowden, Martin Kosina and Rob Wands. Bowden and Wands will be based in Dallas, Bieber in New York, and Kosina in the firm’s San Francisco office.

Bieber joined as a Director and is focused on sales and support. Prior to BTIG, he spent more than six years within electronic trading at Bloomberg Tradebook. Previously, Bieber was a Vice President at Citigroup Alternative Investments, where he was also Head of the Long/Short Desk at Tribeca Global.

Russell Rhoads, TABB

Bowden onboards as a Senior Vice President focused on sales and support. He brings more than fifteen years of electronic trading experience. Prior to BTIG, Bowden held a client relations role at Thomson Reuters REDI. Earlier in his career, he was a Vice President within Global Execution Services at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Kosina was named a Senior Vice President focused on technical development. Prior to BTIG, he worked within technical leadership and operations on large-scale smart-grid systems deployed in North America and Melbourne, Australia. Previously, Kosina held a role in market data scalability at Yahoo! Finance, and managed trade flow validation within the equities technology business at Goldman Sachs.

Lastly, Wands joined as a Director focused on sales and support. He has over twenty-five years of institutional trading experience. Prior to BTIG, Wands spent twelve years as a Director within Algorithmic Trading Sales at Knight/KCG. Previously, he was a Managing Director and Head of Sales at UNX, and a Senior Vice President, Head of Sales at Capital Institutional Services (CAPIS).

Risk Focus hired Cary Dym to run Business Development globally for its DevOps and Cloud Solutions business. Dym joins Risk Focus from Cloudify Platform, Inc., where he was VP of Sales for North America, after previously leading Global Business Development for Nokia’s Cloud Business unit.

Plato Partnership hired Mark Wilcox as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Wilcox hails from Delta Capita, a business and technology consulting and managed services provider specialising in the financial services sector.  Prior to Delta Capita, Wilcox held several senior roles in COO and Programme Management functions for Deutsche Global Markets and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management. He reports to Mike Bellaro, Plato Partnership CEO.

Mizuho Americas strengthened its North American Banking coverage with three new Managing Director appointments. Andrew Karnovsky will cover automotive, Angela McCracken will focus on energy, and Heidi Sandquist will cover food and beverage.

Karnovsky has spent 14 years in automotive and industrials banking, most recently as Director of U.S. automotive and commercial vehicle investment banking at RBC Capital Markets, and prior to that in the General Industrial Group at Jefferies. He will be based in New York.

McCracken has more than 20 years of experience to Mizuho as Deputy Head of Energy. She most recently served as head of leveraged energy corporate banking at Deutsche Bank and held senior roles at Citi and Key Bank. She will be based in Houston.

Sandquist is highly regarded for complex trade finance solutions and has more than 20 years of corporate banking experience. She served as Director and COO in Deutsche Bank Securities’ Corporate Banking Coverage team. She joins from BMO Capital Markets, where she was Director of food, consumer & retail corporate banking.

Russell Rhoads joined TABB Group as director of education from the Cboe Options Institute, where he spent the last 10 years. His career spans over 25 years and includes positions with several buy-side firms. He has written several books on the financial markets and has been widely quoted in the financial press. He is also an adjust instructor at Loyola University in Chicago.  








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