NASDAQ Transaction Services Expands Sales Force
New York, N.Y.—The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (NASDAQ ®;OTCBB:
NDAQ), today announced that NASDAQ Transaction Services has
expanded its sales force and added five new sales Directors, reporting to
Steve Blatney, Vice President of NASDAQ Transaction Services. With the
expansion of its sales force, NTS will focus on maximizing relationships
with buy and sell side clients. During the next several months, the sales
team will work closely with current and prospective clients to implement
post-trade anonymity, broaden access to our system through FIX, and
other market improvements and developments to SuperMontage.
The newly hired sales executives include:
John Denza, Director; Transaction Services
Drew Krichman, Director; Transaction Services
Kathleen MacGilvray, Director; Transaction Services
Allison Merna, Director; Transaction Services
Chris Siclare, Director; Transaction Services
John Denza, Drew Krichman, and Chris Siclare were most recently with
Instinet Group Inc., where they managed key sell-side customer
accounts and served as the primary sales team for Instinet and Island
business accounts. Mr. Denza and Mr. Siclare were Island sales
representatives since 2000 and Mr. Krichman joined Island in 2001.
Kathleen MacGilvray, who also came from Island and was most recently
with Instinet, was responsible for product strategy for the sell-side
business. Ms. MacGilvray, joined Island in 2002 as a sales associate and
also previously worked for Brut. Allison Merna was most recently with
OM Technologies, where she was responsible for new business sales of
transaction technology in the US. Ms. Merna also served in various sales
capacities for Ashton Technology Group and First Call/Thompson
The new sales Directors will be based in New York.
"The appointments within our sales force signal a strategic restructuring
of NASDAQ's Transaction Services business, said Mr. Blatney. By
combining current and new NASDAQ sales executives with strong
customer relationships, we have built a robust team of highly
experienced professionals focused on satisfying our customers across all
business segments while attracting new business."
"Together with our newly realigned sales team, the core mission of the
Transaction Services business is to build market volume, enhance
trading features and broaden access points to our system, while
cultivating strategic relationships with third parties to maximize our
connectivity," added, Glen Wolyner, Executive Vice President, NASDAQ.
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