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ON THE MOVE: Liquidnet, LiquiityBook, Cowen Hiring Pros

Traders Magazine Online News, March 20, 2018

John D'Antona Jr.

Liquidnet has appointed Timothy Gee as Head of the Western Sales Team. Gee will be based in San Francisco and oversee a team based in Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Gee brings over 30 years of industry experience, most recently serving as Managing Director and Head of Distribution at Instinet, where he focused on developing and implementing various client coverage and execution solutions.

Ryan VanGrack, who was an adviser to former SEC Chair Mary Jo White and the agencyís enforcement chiefs, joins Citadel's hedge fund unit as deputy general counsel. VanGrack will work with the former head of the SECís Chicago office, David Glockner, who started in December as chief compliance officer.

Algorithmic trader HC Technologies LLC promoted Jessica Sohl to president, adding her to the short list of women whoíve ascended to the top of an electronic trading firm. Sohl, who became general counsel in 2014, will now oversee day-to-day operations at the company, according to a statement Monday. She has a law degree from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law and previously worked for the state of Illinois and Chicago trading powerhouse Jump Trading LLC, according to her LinkedIn page.

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The firm also brought on Giovanni Pillitteri, who will focus on expanding the firmís foreign exchange business. Pillitteri was recently Global Head of Foreign Exchange Trading at Global Trading Systems (GTS). Prior to GTS, he was the Global Head of FX and Interest Rates Electronic Trading at Morgan Stanley, where he oversaw the electronification and expansion of their franchise.† Previously, he served as Co-Head of FX Automatic Trading at Citigroup, where he was responsible for leading the trading activities, pricing, and risk management of Citigroupís Foreign Exchange (CitiFX) e-commerce business.

LiquidityBook, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based provider of buy- and sell-side trading solutions, announced the addition of Matthew Howard as Head of Asia-Pacific Client Service. Howard brings nearly 20 years of experience in the trading industry. He joins from Schneider Trading Associates, a leading multi-asset brokerage facilitation firm, where he spent almost 15 years, most recently serving as Chief Operations Officer. In that role he was responsible for a wide variety of mission critical functions, including ensuring that the firmís trading technology stack met the new MiFID II compliance requirements. He also oversaw Schneiderís selection and deployment of the LiquidityBook OMS.

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