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.
Director of Equities
James O’Day is a Managing Director and is Director of Equities at JMP Securities.
James previously served as the firm’s head of institutional sales. Prior to joining JMP, James was a structured credit trader at CypressTree Investments.
James holds a BA from Northeastern University.
Co-Head of Trading
John Pitarresi is a Managing Director and is co-head of trading at JMP Securities.
Co-Head of Trading
Aidan Whitehead is a Managing Director and is co-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.
Director of Convertible Sales and Trading
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.
Brendan Byrne is a Managing Director in institutional sales.
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.
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.
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.
Andrew Gross is a Managing Director in trading.
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.
Todd Leone is a Managing Director in trading.
Michael Pascarella is a Managing Director in institutional sales.
Paul Paskalides is a is a Managing Director in sales 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.
Family Office Group
Tyler Stoviak is a Managing Director in institutional sales and leads JMP Securities’ family office group.
Prior to joining JMP, Tyler was a Director at Simon Quick Advisors, a wealth management firm serving affluent families, business owners, and executives. He was previously a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch, after working as a credit analyst at Firstrust Bank. Tyler began his career at T. Rowe Price as a portfolio accountant.
Tyler holds a BA in finance from Syracuse University, where he played men’s soccer and was a four-time Big East Academic All-Star.