Michael Arrendale

Michael Arrendale

Compliance Developer

Michael provides data analysis and technical expertise in support of the Compliance and Execution Quality functions.

Michael previously worked for GETCO, LLC as a developer supporting the Compliance, Legal, and Data Services teams. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Truman State University and a MBA from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Boris Babenkov

Boris Babenkov

Senior Developer

Boris is responsible for the collection, verification, interpretation and management of company and third-party data.

Previously, he was a software developer at Getco, LLC/KCG for ten years, and also held a software developer position at L5 Trading Group. He has an MS from Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University.

Marc Bleskin

Marc Bleskin

Trading Operations

Marc handles Trading Operations for CODA Markets, where he is responsible for the monitoring and support of the trading system and connectivity to member firms and exchanges. He assists the sales and accounting teams in identifying improved routing strategies and connectivity costs.

Marc previously worked as an Operations Specialist with JLS Group at the Chicago Board of Trade. He holds a B.S. in Technical Management from DeVry University.

Brian Bowser

Brian Bowser

Network Engineer

Brian oversees the network and supports the infrastructure for CODA Markets systems.

His previous experience was in the accounting industry where he served as Director of Information Technology for a Certified Public Accounting firm in Indianapolis, IN. Brian relocated to Chicago in 2013 to join the PDQ team and reconnect with family in the greater Chicago area. He is a graduate from Indiana University Bloomington with a B.S. in Accounting.

Joe Costa

Joe Costa

Director, Institutional Equities

Joe is responsible for the management of CODA Markets institutional products.

Prior to joining CODA Markets, Joe worked for AX Trading, LLC where he was the Director of Operations, in charge of the day-to-day activities including trading, sales support, settlements, and business implementation. Joe holds his series 7 and 63 designations.

Anastasia Fooks

Anastasia Fooks

Senior Office Manager

Anastasia handles day-to-day administrative functions and facility management issues for the Glenview office.

Anastasia has been with the company since 2008. Prior to joining PDQ, she was an Executive Assistant at Advisor Exchange, LLC.

Tom Glunz

Tom Glunz

Database Administrator

Thomas manages the CODA Markets database which is used for regulatory reporting.

He automated the processes that reports trades on a daily basis to FINRA (OATS), clearing to Merrill Lynch, and other reports for both internal & external use. He has experience in several languages including: Paradox, Delphi, C#, Java, and several flavors of SQL. He started a corporation which creates and sells document management software.Tom is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Information and Decision Sciences.

Sile Gorman

Sile Gorman

Senior Executive Assistant to the Chairman & CEO

Sile is responsible for executive and personal support to the CEO and office of the chairman.

She has more than 20 years of experience in C-suite, executive and personal administrative assistance. Sile attended the University of Kansas, Lawrence and DePaul University.

Chris Groves

Chris Groves

Director of Operations

Chris manages the Trade Desk, coordinates FIX Certification Testing and maintains OATS records.

Prior to joining CODA Markets, Chris was a FIX Analyst at the National Stock Exchange where he was responsible for user acceptance testing. He started his career right out of high school when he began working as a Quote Reporter on the trading floor at the Chicago Board of Options Exchange.

David Howe

David Howe

Network Engineer

David maintains, manages and optimizes CODA Markets’ extensive network.

He has 18 years of financial markets experience, primarily working for proprietary trading firms. David holds a B.S. from Southern Illinois University.

Rob Jacobs

Rob Jacobs

Director, Business Development, Chicago

Rob’s responsibilities include sales, marketing, social media, route set-up and client management.

He joined PDQ in early 2009 as West Coast sales. A move to Chicago later that year brought Rob back to his roots where he enjoyed a long career in the financial industry. Most of his experience was as a specialist on the floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange as well as the Pacific Stock Exchange. Rob is a member of the Securities Association of Chicago (STAC) and is Series 7, 55 and 63 registered. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign with a B.A. in Economics.

Dave Martensen

Dave Martensen

Business Process Architect

David manages the monthly reconciliation invoicing processes for accounts payable and receivable from customer vendors.

Prior to joining CODA Markets, David was VP of Support at Advisor Exchange where he supported advisors daily on aggregated financial data related issues across multiple reporting platforms and created custom solutions to help streamline their processes.

Miles Maxwell

Miles Maxwell

Senior Developer

Miles is responsible for the development and performance of the trading system, as well as part of the testing team.

Miles has 20 years of experience developing trading systems for various trading companies and hedge funds. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science and and Ph.D. in Chemical Physics.

Alex (Sasha) Nazaruk

Alex (Sasha) Nazaruk

Data Platform Architect

Alex helps PDQ build and manage its Market Data Platform.

He has more than 20 years of information technology and data management systems engineering experience including eight years at GETCO, a leading global electronic securities trading firm, where his focus was on defining enterprise data strategies as well as building and managing large-scale data systems with extreme performance requirements.

Ruth Pinto

Ruth Pinto

Staff Accountant

Ruth is responsible for accounts payable and additional projects assigned by the controller.

Her experience includes accounting work for retail, manufacturing and service businesses and responsibilities such as accounts receviable, accounts payable, general ledger analysis and income statement review. Ruth attended DePaul University.

Andriy Rokhmanov

Andriy Rokhmanov

Software Engineer

Andriy is responsible for the design and implementation of the CODA’s Market Data Platform.

His technical background is a mix of software development and systems administration. Over the past 20 years, Andriy has spent much of his time in consulting positions helping clients in a variety capacities, including application data integration and performance management, traditional and cloud software architecture, and security. His personal interests include electronics, open source software and HAM radio.

Jason Schwab

Jason Schwab

Director, Execution Services

Jason works closely with PDQ’s sales and operations teams to optimize trading logic and improve execution quality for CODA Markets subscribers.

He is currently working toward an Economics degree at DePaul University.

Clancy Siko

Clancy Siko

Trading Operations

Clancy handles Trading Operations for CODA Markets, where he is responsible for the day-to-day functionality of the trading desk, including clearing, compliance and subscriber relations.

Previously, he was VP, Head of Trading Operations Desk for NYSE Arca – Chicago, where he was responsible for the NYSE Arca Trade Operation Desk. Clancy graduated from the University of Florida and is Series 7, 24, 55 and 63 registered.

Jim Stearns

Jim Stearns

Director, Business Development, NYC

Jim’s responsibilities include sales, member firm relations and new business initiatives.

Prior to joining CODA Markets in 2009, Jim spent time with NSX Holdings, LaBranche Structured Products LLC, Susquehanna Investment Group and CBOE Holdings in New York. He currently holds Licenses for Series 7, 24 and 63. Jim is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a B.S in Finance.

Joe Swiatek

Joe Swiatek

Compliance Analyst

Joe handles day to day monitoring of compliance reports and provides leverage to the Chief Compliance Officer.

Joe spent his previous years as a member of the CME where he was a floor broker/trader. He received his BA from Illinois State University.

Nick DePilla

Nick DePilla

Senior Compliance Officer

Nick is part of the Compliance and Regulation team and will be working closely with our Chief Compliance Officer.

He joins us with over 10 years of experience in securities compliance, specializing in marketing review, code of ethics, correspondence review, trade monitoring, anti-money laundering, and general firm supervision. He was most recently with TD Ameritrade where he was a Senior Specialist focusing on Trader Supervision and Oversight. Nick holds a B.S. in Entrepreneurship and Finance from the University of Dayton and a MBA with a concentration in Finance from Western Illinois University. He holds the Series 3, 4, 7, 24, 34 and 63 licenses.