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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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Execution

Futures

Steven R. Trimble
Managing Director, Head of Execution

Steve Trimble is a Managing Director, Head of Execution, at Wedbush Securities. Steve brings to the firm over 34 years of experience in the Futures industry, specializing in the Exchange-Traded Derivatives business. Steve joined Wedbush in April 2016, after serving as Executive Director, Global Managed Derivatives Marketing, at J.P. Morgan. Prior to that, Steve served as Managing Director, Principal of Bear Stearns & Co.. He currently holds his Series 3, 7, 24, and 63 licenses. He earned his MBA and Bachelor of Science degrees from Bowling Green State University.

Michael J. Aufmann
Managing Director, Execution Services

Michael Aufmann is a Managing Director, Execution Services, at Wedbush Securities. Mr. Aufmann joined Wedbush in August 2016, after serving as Global Head of Listed Derivatives Sales at Trading Screen. Prior to Trading Screen, he spent almost eight years at UBS Investment Bank, as their Executive Director, Head of North American Electronic Futures Executions, after starting off in Etrading. He also spent nine years at ABN AMRO as Senior Vice President, Global Head of Futures Execution, before heading to UBS. He currently holds his Series 3, 7, 30, and 63 licenses. Mr. Aufmann was a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for 25 years, and is a current member of the Futures Industry Association.

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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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Lime Brokerage

Johan Sandblom
Head of Business Development and Client Services, Lime Brokerage LLC

Johan Sandblom is the Head of Business Development and Client Services for Lime Brokerage LLC, a Wedbush Company. In this role, he is responsible for the development of new business relationships, while maintaining and supporting Lime’s current client base. Johan has been with Lime since 2006, initially heading Lime Execution Services. He then transitioned to Project Management in 2013 and was subsequently promoted to his current position in late 2014. Prior to joining Lime Brokerage, Johan was Head of U.S. Execution for Neonet Securities, Inc. for six years, based in New York City. Johan received his BA degree in Marketing, an MBA in Finance, and an MSIS degree from Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu. Johan was an All-American tennis player for the University, where he achieved national rankings. He holds FINRA Series 3, 4, 7, 24, 55, and 63 licenses.

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