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ConvergEx adds three to leadership team

05 August 2014  |  1412 views  |  0 Source: ConvergEx

ConvergEx Group, a leading provider of global brokerage and trading-related services, today announced the addition of three industry veterans to its leadership team.

Greg Voetsch has joined the firm as chief executive officer of ConvergEx Execution Solutions and head of brokerage services. Charles Galligan has joined ConvergEx as head of program trading and Oliver Sung will join ConvergEx in September as head of U.S. electronic execution and the firm's Millennium and VortEx alternative trading systems (ATSs). Galligan and Sung will report to Voetsch, and all three gentlemen will also serve on the firm's Executive Committee.

"These new leaders are extremely talented, experienced and excited to help build ConvergEx," said Eric Noll, ConvergEx Group president and CEO. "Greg, Charlie and Oliver will not only be dynamic managers of their own areas of responsibility, but as members of the ConvergEx Executive Committee, they will be instrumental in developing new ideas and setting the agenda as we continue to innovate and expand our offering for our clients."

Voetsch will manage all ConvergEx equity execution businesses, including high-touch, U.S. electronic execution, ADR, international execution, sell-side SOR, recapture services and ATSs. As executive vice president at Knight Capital Group, he was responsible for global equities, electronic equity and FX platforms. Most recently Voetsch was managing director and head of equity capital markets at Janney Montgomery Scott.

Galligan is a seasoned financial services professional with experience building and managing businesses. Most recently he was director of electronic and program trading at Canaccord Genuity. Prior to that he served as electronic trading group manager at Piper Jaffray, and spent 17 years at Bear Stearns building and managing their program trading, electronic trading and commission management units into significant and profitable businesses.

A recognized thought-leader and pioneer in electronic trading and market structure, Sung comes to ConvergEx Group from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), where he developed next-generation trading algorithms. Prior r to BAML, Sung held significant roles in market structure and electronic trading at Bear Stearns and UBS.

Voetsch, Galligan and Sung will be based in New York at ConvergEx Group's worldwide headquarters.

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