JMP Securities’ sales and trading platform serves a broad institutional client base.
Our salespeople work closely with our equity research staff to bring investors valuable insight and action-oriented ideas. Our trading professionals provide our clients with information, perspective and high-quality execution.
Our sales and trading infrastructure is central to our ability to execute securities offerings and provide after-market support. Accordingly, our sales and trading professionals work hand-in-hand with our capital markets group, which manages the equity, debt and convertible securities offerings underwritten by the firm.
Tom Wright is Chief Operating Officer of JMP Securities and serves as Director of Equities. He is a member of the firm’s executive committee.
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.
Scott Margolis is a Managing Director and is Director of Convertible Sales and Trading.
Prior to joining JMP, Scott was a Managing Director at Piper Jaffray, where he traded convertible bonds and hybrid securities and provided institutional sales coverage as a senior member of the Fixed Income Services group. He was previously Head of Convertible Securities at Gleacher & Company, a Managing Director in equity-linked products at Weeden & Co. and a Managing Director in structured equity products at Bear Stearns & Co. Earlier in his career, Scott had convertible and derivative securities roles at Credit Suisse First Boston Corp., UBS Securities and Lehman Brothers. Before making the transition to finance, Scott was a senior administrator at The New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center.
Scott holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BA from University of Connecticut.
James O’Day is a Managing Director and is head of institutional sales at JMP Securities.
Prior to joining JMP, James was a structured credit trader at CypressTree Investments.
James holds a BA from Northeastern University.
Dave Ciruli is a Managing Director in institutional sales.
John Curley, Jr., is a is a Managing Director in sales trading.
Prior to joining JMP, John held institutional sales trading roles at firms including RBC Capital Markets, Merrill Lynch, and Herzog, Heine & Geduld. He began his Wall Street career as an assistant position trader at Kidder Peabody.
John holds a BA in finance from Stonehill College.
Tyson Ester is a Managing Director in institutional sales.
Prior to joining JMP, Tyson spent six years at Soleil Securities, preceded by three years at Dougherty & Company.
Tyson holds a BA from Luther College in Iowa, where he was a member of the men’s soccer team, receiving recognition on the Verizon Academic All-America Team.
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 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.
Jen Kurila is a is a Managing Director in sales trading.
Michael Pascarella is a Managing Director in institutional sales.
Paul Paskalides is a is a Managing Director in sales trading.
John Pitarresi is a Managing Director in trading.
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.
Aidan Whitehead is a Managing Director and is head of trading at JMP Securities.
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.