BTIG Appoints Anton LeRoy as President and Jennifer Mermel as Chief Operating Officer

New YorkFebruary 27, 2019 BTIG announced today that it has appointed Anton LeRoy as President and Jennifer Mermel as Chief Operating Officer.

The new appointments reflect BTIG’s commitment to expanding its leadership team. As the firm’s client list grows along with its product offerings, BTIG continues to ensure that its signature high-touch service is available to clients across all lines of business.

“Anton and Jennifer have been an integral part of the team responsible for building out our global business thus far. They are both accomplished leaders who understand the marketplace, have significant technical and operational expertise and will prioritize preserving BTIG’s dedication to clients,” noted Scott Kovalik, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BTIG. “We believe it is critical to have experienced and capable leaders in place to navigate the everyday challenges of a growing brokerage business. Jennifer and Anton have demonstrated that they are the right people to position us for the future.”

In this newly created role as President of BTIG, Mr. LeRoy will help lead the firm’s ongoing expansion and architect company strategy. His unique background includes leadership roles at several notable firms within the financial services industry. Mr. LeRoy has extensive experience across the brokerage business, where he has specialized in equities, fixed income, currency, commodities, technology and operations throughout his career.

Prior to being named President, Mr. LeRoy was Chief Operating Officer and Head of Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) at BTIG, overseeing the firm’s global business operations and managing the FICC businesses. He has been instrumental in establishing and expanding the firm’s strategic partnerships, Capital Markets, Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange and Futures divisions. Prior to BTIG, Mr. LeRoy was a Senior Vice President within Capital Markets at E*TRADE, where he was responsible for the firm’s Global Electronic Trading and Automated Market Making businesses. In 2000, he joined E*Trade as Chief Information Officer within the firm’s Brokerage unit. Previously, Mr. LeRoy was a Director and the Global Head of Prime Brokerage Technology at Deutsche Bank and a Vice President within Emerging Markets at SBC O’Connor.

As Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Mermel will provide the leadership and vision necessary to identify and achieve the management team’s roadmap for the future. She will ensure that the firm has the optimal operational controls, administrative procedures, reporting capabilities and systems as well as the right leaders in place to effectively foster growth, financial strength and operating efficiency.

Prior to her new role, Ms. Mermel was the Chief of Staff of BTIG, managing the firm’s Corporate Communications, Human Resources, Administrative and Real Estate teams, and coordinating philanthropic giving. She has overseen some of BTIG’s largest contracts, including market data, healthcare and leasing. Ms. Mermel has also worked closely with the firm’s strategic partners to improve operating efficiencies. She is a founding member of BTIG. In addition, Ms. Mermel was instrumental in launching BTIG’s European and Asia-Pacific international affiliate entities as well as Bass Trading, a predecessor firm. Previously, she was a Vice President on the Program Trading desk at Goldman Sachs, subsequent to their purchase of Spear, Leeds and Kellogg.




About BTIG

BTIG is a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking, research and related brokerage services. With an extensive global footprint and more than 600 employees, BTIG, LLC and its affiliates operate out of 18 cities throughout the U.S., and in Europe, Asia and Australia. BTIG offers execution, expertise and insights for equities, equity derivatives, ETFs and fixed income, currency and commodities (futures, commodities, foreign exchange, interest rates, credit, and convertible and preferred securities). The firm’s core capabilities include global execution, portfolio, electronic and outsource trading, transition management, investment banking, prime brokerage, capital introduction, corporate access, research and strategy, commission management and more.

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