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Business Development


Clearing

Advanced Clearing Services

Jeffrey W. Martin
Senior Vice President, Advanced Clearing Services

Jeff Martin is a Senior Vice President of Wedbush's Advanced Clearing Services. He has been with Wedbush for 33 years. Mr. Martin began his tenure with the company working as credit manager, and then operations manager before joining the Clearing and Technology group. Today he specializes in business development for high frequency trading firms, black boxes and both retail and institutional broker-dealers. Prior to Wedbush, Mr. Martin was an entrepreneur and owner of two small consumer goods and services companies. He also worked for Shearson Hammill and Kleiner Bell, both in Beverly Hills and attended University of Texas with an emphasis on business. Mr. Martin's wide range of professional experience gives him a breadth of knowledge from all sides of the clearing business. When he's not in the office, Mr. Martin is out on the field, serving as Little League President and team manager of local soccer teams.

Sean Thompson
Senior Vice President, Advanced Clearing Services

Sean Thompson is a Senior Vice President of Wedbush's Advanced Clearing Services. Mr. Thompson joined Wedbush is 2004 and specializes in business development with an emphasis on high volume trading / institutional / retail clearing. Previously, Mr. Thompson spent two years as a Financial Consultant at Smith Barney, and five years as a Regional Director with National Planning Corporation. He earned his Bachelor's degree at the University of Arizona, and has been FINRA certified in series 7, 24, 63 and 65. Mr. Thompson enjoys snowboarding, hockey and traveling in his free time.

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Clearing & Execution

Futures

Michael T. O'Hara
Senior Vice President, Business Development

Michael O'Hara is Senior Vice President of Business Development at Wedbush Securities. Michael's work focuses on clearing & technology solutions across multiple asset classes. Much of his time is spent helping quantitative trading & low latency HFT clients. He previously held similar positions at KCG, Societe Generale (Newedge), & Advantage Futures. Michael attended University of Illinois & holds a Series 3, 7, & 63.

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Execution

Prime Brokerage

Sean D. Trager
Senior Vice President, Prime Brokerage

Sean is a Senior Vice President of Wedbush Securities' Prime Brokerage Division. He is responsible for the division's offering, enhancing the platform to best serve emerging and midsized money managers, as well as start-up hedge funds. Prior to joining Wedbush, Sean served as Managing Director at Cantor Fitzgerald and CEO of The Griswold Company. He received his BA from the State University of New York at Oneonta, and his FINOP Certification from the New York Institute of Finance. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 25 and 28 licenses.

Doreen G. Pappas
Vice President, Prime Brokerage

Doreen is a Vice President of Wedbush Securities' Prime Brokerage Division. She is responsible for the division's client service and relationship management with firms ranging from start-ups to large multi-national asset managers. Prior to joining Wedbush, Doreen held positions in the Prime Brokerage divisions of Citi, Deutsche Bank, and Bankers Trust. She received her BA from the State University of New York at Albany, and MBA in Finance from Fordham's Gabelli School of Business. She holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.

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Global Securities Finance

Anthony D. Monaco
Senior Vice President, Head of Securities Finance & Prime Brokerage

Anthony Monaco is the Senior Vice President, Head of Securities Finance & Prime Brokerage at Wedbush Securities. Prior to joining Wedbush, Anthony served as Managing Director, Global Head of Equity Finance, at Newedge USA, LLC. Before his tenure at Newedge, Anthony’s previous roles also included Senior Managing Director, Securities Lending, at Charles Schwab & Co., and Managing Director, Equity Finance, at ABN AMRO. Anthony has 38 years of experience in the industry and has served as a member of both SIFMA’s Securities Lending Board and The Options Clearing Corp’s Hedge Roundtable Committee. He graduated from Pace University in New York City with a Bachelor of Business Administration and currently holds his FINRA series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.

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