Biographies

  • Thomas R. WrightDirector of Equities

    Thomas R. Wright

    Director of Equities

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    Tom Wright is a Managing Director and is JMP Securities’ Director of Equities. In addition, he is a member of the executive committee of JMP Group.

    Before joining JMP, Tom served as global head of trading at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. for eight years. During the ten prior years, he held a variety of leadership positions at Merrill Lynch & Co., most recently as head of European equity trading and salestrading and previously as head of U.S. equity trading and salestrading. Tom was also a vice president and Nasdaq salestrader at Goldman Sachs & Co. for eight years. He began his career at Merrill Lynch & Co. on the Nasdaq desk in 1983.

    Tom received an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business and a BS in economics and finance from Boston College.

  • Charles SweeneyDirector of TradingTrading

    Charles Sweeney

    Director of Trading

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    Charlie Sweeney is a Managing Director and is Director of Trading.

    Prior to joining JMP, Charlie served as Co-Head of U.S. Equity Trading at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., where he also had day-to-day trading responsibility for the financial sector. For the previous three years, Charlie was Head of Cash Equity Trading and Sales Trading at Susquehanna Financial Group, where he participated in the overhaul of the firm’s sales and trading infrastructure as part of a six-member management team. Beforehand, he spent two years at Deutsche Bank Securities, trading equities in the financial sector and overseeing all cash equity trading in his second year at the firm. From 1991 until 2007, Charlie worked in equity trading at Merrill Lynch & Co., holding a variety of managerial positions and completing his tenure there as a Managing Director and head of the healthcare and financial sectors, with day-to-day trading responsibility for the healthcare sector.

    Charlie holds a BS in business from Penn State University.

  • Daniel A. WychulisDirector of Institutional SalesInstitutional Sales

    Daniel A. Wychulis

    Director of Institutional Sales

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    Dan Wychulis is a Managing Director and is Director of Institutional Sales.

    Dan previously served as JMP’s Director of East Coast Sales. Prior to making the transition to institutional sales in 2002, Dan spent two years in JMP’s investment banking group with a focus on financial services. From 1998 through 2000, Dan worked in the investment banking department at Sandler O’Neill & Partners, providing M&A and capital raising services for banks and thrifts.

    Dan holds a BA from Georgetown University.

  • Thomas M. HealyDirector of New York Institutional SalesInstitutional Sales

    Thomas M. Healy

    Director of New York Institutional Sales

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    Tom Healy is a Managing Director and is Director of New York Institutional Sales.

    Prior to joining JMP, Tom worked in institutional equity sales at Susquehanna Financial Group and Pali Capital, covering major New York area accounts at both firms.  He was previously a Managing Director at UBS, serving as Co-Head of New York Equity Sales for the majority of his four-year tenure, and at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co., serving as head of the New York office for six years while overseeing the creation and expansion of the firm’s institutional brokerage platform there.  He started his institutional sales career at BlueStone Capital Securities.

    Tom holds a BA from University of Massachusetts Amherst.

  • Christopher MaherDirector of ConvertiblesConvertible Securities

    Christopher Maher

    Director of Convertibles

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    Chris Maher is a Managing Director and Director of Convertibles & Fixed Income Securities.

    Prior to joining JMP, Chris was a Director and head of convertible bond sales and trading at Thomas Weisel Partners. He previously held institutional sales positions at CIBC, Banc One, and Robertson Stephens. Chris began his finance career at Citadel Investment Group in Chicago.

    Chris holds a BA from DePauw University.

  • Rick HanleyDirector of Corporate AccessInstitutional Sales

    Rick Hanley

    Director of Corporate Access

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    Rick Hanley is a Managing Director and is Director of Corporate Access.

    Prior to joining JMP, Rick founded and operated Hanley & Associates for seven years, offering corporate access advisory services and technology solutions to sell-side and buy-side institutions as well as publicly traded companies. He was previously a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, where he served as Head of Corporate Access and earlier as Head of Institutional Middle Market Sales. Beforehand, Rick was a Senior Vice President at Prudential Securities, working as Director of Consumer, Energy and Finance Research and as an institutional equity salesperson during his nine-year tenure. He spent two years as a Vice President and equity research analyst at McDonald & Company Securities and began his career as an investment analyst at National City Bank.

    Rick holds an MBA from Indiana University and a BBA from University of Toledo.

  • Dylan AdeManaging DirectorTrading

    Dylan Ade

    Managing Director
    Trading

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    Dylan Ade is a Managing Director in sales trading. 

    Prior to joining JMP, Dylan was a Managing Director at Fulcrum Securities and previously held sales trading roles at Prudential Securities and Morgan Keegan.  He began his securities trading career at the Boston Stock Exchange. 

    Dylan holds a BA from Hamilton College. 

  • Chris BarkauskasManaging DirectorInstitutional Sales

    Chris Barkauskas

    Managing Director
    Institutional Sales

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    Chris Barkauskas is a Managing Director in institutional sales.

    Prior to joining JMP, Chris was a Managing Director at Morgan Keegan.  He previously worked in institutional equity sales at Banc of America Securities, Schwab Soundview Capital Markets and Cowen & Co.

    Chris holds a BA from Franklin & Marshall College.

  • Chris BliskaManaging DirectorInstitutional Sales

    Chris Bliska

    Managing Director
    Institutional Sales

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    Chris Bliska is a Managing Director in institutional sales.

    Prior to joining JMP, Chris was a Managing Director at Soleil Securities Group, where he managed midwest equity sales.  He previously held institutional sales postitions at UBS Investment Bank, Lehman Brothers and L. F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin.

    Chris holds an MBA and a BS from University of Wisconsin–Madison.

  • David CiruliManaging DirectorInstitutional Sales

    David Ciruli

    Managing Director
    Institutional Sales

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  • Steven C. FrankelManaging DirectorInstitutional Sales

    Steven C. Frankel

    Managing Director
    Institutional Sales

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    Steve Frankel is a Managing Director in institutional sales.

    Prior to joining JMP, Steve was in institutional sales for seven years at Piper Jafray & Co. He previously served as an equity salesperson at Fulcrum Global Partners, C.E. Unterberg, Towbin and Merrill Lynch.

    Steve holds a BA from Lehigh University.

  • Steve HaynesManaging DirectorInstitutional Sales

    Steve Haynes

    Managing Director
    Institutional Sales

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    Steve Haynes is a Managing Director in Institutional Sales.

    Prior to making the transition to institutional sales in 2004, Steve spent four years in JMP’s investment banking group with a focus on real estate. Prior to joining JMP, Steve worked in the investment banking department at Peacock, Hislop, Staley & Given for two years. Steve began his finance career in the research department at Jefferies & Co.

    Steve holds an MBA from the University of San Francisco and a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

  • Colin S. HenneManaging DirectorTrading

    Colin S. Henne

    Managing Director
    Trading

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    Colin Henne is a Managing Director in sales trading.

    Prior to joining JMP, Colin had been an equity sales trader at Susquehanna Financial Group, where he spent two years aiding in the development of the firm’s San Francisco trading platform and institutional research sales effort. From 1996 through 2001, Colin served as an equity sales trader at Robertson Stephens. From 1993 through 1996, he worked at Scudder, Stevens & Clark and was responsible for all client trading activity executed by the Global Small Company Accounts division.

  • Vincent MontesanoManaging DirectorInstitutional Sales

    Vincent Montesano

    Managing Director
    Institutional Sales

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  • Anthony PacioneManaging DirectorInstitutional Sales

    Anthony Pacione

    Managing Director
    Institutional Sales

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    Tony Pacione is a Managin Director in institutional sales.

    Prior to joining JMP, Tony was head of New York primary sales at FBR Capital Markets. He previously held various sales and marketing roles at Forum Asset Management, Pinnacor and Bank of America. He began his career at AIG in economic research.

    Tony holds a master’s degree in economics from Boston College and a BA from Lehigh University.

  • Jake RothenbergManaging DirectorInstitutional Sales

    Jake Rothenberg

    Managing Director
    Institutional Sales

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    Jake Rothenberg is a Managing Director in institutional sales.

    Prior to joining JMP, Jake was a Managing Director at Schwab SoundView Capital Markets, where he had served as an institutional salesperson since 1998. From 1996 until 1998, Jake worked in institutional sales at Hambrecht & Quist.

    Jake holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

  • Thomas TerryManaging DirectorTrading

    Thomas Terry

    Managing Director
    Trading

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    Tom Terry is a Managing Director in trading.

    Prior to joining JMP, Tom was a Managing Director and NASDAQ sector head at Robertson Stephens. He was previously a NASDAQ trader at Lehman Brothers and has a total of 16 years of trading experience.

  • Jeffrey B. Van HornManaging DirectorTrading

    Jeffrey B. Van Horn

    Managing Director
    Trading

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    Jeff Van Horn is a Managing Director in sales trading.

    Prior to joining JMP, Jeff worked at C.E. Unterberg, Towbin from 2000 through 2001 as a Vice President in sales trading. From 1998 to 2000, he served in the same capacity at E*OFFERING. Jeff was previously a Vice President and sales trader at Salomon Smith Barney, from 1996 to 1998.

    Jeff holds a BA from Western Michigan University.

  • Aidan WhiteheadManaging DirectorTrading

    Aidan Whitehead

    Managing Director
    Trading

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    Aidan Whitehead is a Managing Director in trading.

    Prior to joining JMP, Aidan was head of listed trading at ThinkEquity partners. He has also served as a Director and position trader at SG Cowen Securities and a Principal and position trader at Robertson Stephens during his career.

  • Kristin WilsonManaging DirectorInstitutional Sales

    Kristin Wilson

    Managing Director
    Institutional Sales

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    Kristin Wilson is a Managing Director in institutional sales.

    Prior to joining JMP, Kristin spent six years in the investment banking group at Banc of America Securites – and its predecessor firm, Montgomery Securities, where she provided M&A and capital raising services to technology companies, with a focus on the software and communications equipment industries.

    Kristin holds a BS from the University of California, Santa Barbara.