ConvergEx, a premier provider of investment technology solutions and global agency brokerage services, today announced that it has hired Robert E. O'Brien to establish a sales trading team in San Francisco, CA and to expand the firm's West Coast presence.
Mr. O'Brien joins the firm from Thomas Weisel Partners, where he was a partner.
"Bob has a strong and successful track record and we are delighted to have someone with his talent join the team. He has established a reputation for his sophisticated trading approach and we felt that experience would be a natural complement to ConvergEx's leading technologies and innovative investment strategies," said Carey S. Pack, chief executive officer of BNY ConvergEx Execution Solutions. "We continue to see growing client demand for ConvergEx's state-of-the-art technologies, world-class expertise and deep liquidity and we will continue to place our resources close to that demand."
Mr. O'Brien has over 20 years of experience in equity and sales trading. Prior to his role at Thomas Weisel Partners, Mr. O'Brien also held positions with Bankers Trust, Prudential Securities and S.G. Cowen.