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Who We Are

We started as an independent NYSE floor broker in 1979 with a simple goal: help clients prosper by offering conflict-free advice and execution services. Since then, Rosenblatt has adapted to changing times and diversified.

Today we are:

But one thing remains the same: our passion for improving the capital markets and an unwavering commitment to a culture of independence, integrity, and intellectual honesty that has guided us from day one.

history – milestones


Justin Schack hired to direct market structure effort and “Let There Be Light” monthly dark pool report launched.


First Global Exchange Leader Conference in New York City.


FinTech Investment Banking group launched and its inaugural FinTech Summit was held in New York City.


Published first industry report on high frequency trading.


First European Market Structure Conference in London.


Joe Gawronski offered Congressional testimony on market structure issues to the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services.


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Richard Rosenblatt

Chairman & Founder

Dick started on the NYSE floor as an odd lot clerk in 1969, launched $2 brokerage firm Richard A. Rosenblatt & Co. in 1979, and has overseen its transformation into the widely respected boutique that Rosenblatt Securities has become today.

He is regarded as one of the foremost authorities on equity market structure. Currently one of three Senior Executive Governors of the New York Stock Exchange, he has served in various capacities as an official of the NYSE for more than 30 years. Dick is co-Founder and first Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the NYSE Floor Members Emergency Fund and a Founder and first President of the Organization of Independent Floor Brokers.

He is also a Trustee Emeritus of Mercy College. In addition to his professional associations, Dick is active with several philanthropic organizations, serving as the Founder and Chairman of the Floor Members Outreach Program, the Founder and Director of the NYSE Fallen Heroes Fund, and was a past Trustee of the NYSE Foundation. He was the first recipient of the Community Service Award from the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement for his work in aiding those suffering from addiction. Dick holds a BS degree in economics from Hofstra University.


Joe Gawronski

chief executive officer

Joe joined Rosenblatt in 2002 and started the firm’s market structure group. Joe is formerly a securities and M&A lawyer with Sullivan & Cromwell, a Vice President in the equities division with Salomon Smith Barney and COO of Linx, the block trading ATS where he met Dick Rosenblatt, the founder and chairman of Linx, and Justin Schack, who interviewed the pair for Institutional Investor.

He received his B.A. from Princeton’s School of Public & International Affairs and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is the Vice Chairman and member of the Executive Committee of the Board of the National Organization of Investment Professionals and a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has published numerous op-ed pieces in financial publications such as The Financial Times and Barron’s, authored articles for the Journal of Trading and Journal of Investing and has been a contributor on CNBC. He has testified before Congress on market-structure issues and advised exchanges, banks, institutions and regulators throughout the world on market-structure and strategic initiatives.

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Jourdan Frain

Chief Operating Officer

Jourdan joined Rosenblatt in 2019 and commands an intimate knowledge of equity market structure, algorithmic trading, and transaction analytics. Prior to joining Rosenblatt, Jourdan led the Broker-Dealer Business in Electronic Equities at JP Morgan Securities. Before embarking on his career in financial services, Jourdan served as a paratrooper in the US Army and was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor Device and the Purple Heart for his heroic actions during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Jourdan holds a BA from Valley Forge Military College and the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia Business School


Charles Roney

chief compliance officer

Charlie has served as Rosenblatt's Chief Compliance Officer since 2005. Before coming to Rosenblatt in 2005, Charlie served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of former NYSE member firm P.R. Burke & Co., Inc. Subsequent to P.R. Burke, Charlie served with NYSE Member Firm Regulation as Senior Finance Coordinator on MFR’s surveillance staff, from which he was recruited by Thomas Weisel Partners (TWP) as Vice President, Compliance, to head the Chaperoning initiative between TWP’s banking and research departments in order to implement undertakings by TWP in connection with the Global Street Wide Research Settlement, and to perform other compliance and supervision duties. Charlie has been an allied member of the NYSE since 1991.

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Justin Schack

Head of Global Market Structure

Justin heads Rosenblatt’s Market Structure Analysis group, which provides asset managers, exchange groups, proprietary trading firms, regulators and other clients with in-depth intelligence on global market structure and the exchange industry. Prior to joining Rosenblatt in February 2008, Justin spent 14 years as a financial and public-affairs journalist, most recently as Assistant Managing Editor of Institutional Investor, where he authored more than 20 cover stories in eight years on the magazine’s staff. He is a frequent conference speaker and widely quoted as an expert by major media outlets. In 2014 The Trade magazine named him to its list of the decade's 100 most influential people in buy-side trading. Justin also has served on the Market Structure Advisory Committee of the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange, testified before the US Securities and Exchange Commission and prepared US Congressional testimony on market-structure issues. His work in journalism has been recognized with awards from the National Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. He holds a BA in history from Seton Hall University and an MA in history from the University of Connecticut.


Robert Greason

Head of NYSE Floor Team

Robert joined Rosenblatt Securities in 2002 as a trainee and has risen through the ranks to become partner in charge of floor operations, the largest by volume on the New York Stock Exchange. His primary focus is coverage of the unit’s direct access clientele and expansion of the firm’s trading services. An NYSE member since 2006, Robert currently serves as one of fewer than ten Executive Floor Governors of the NYSE, actively working with the Exchange in the implementation of new broker technologies and other initiatives. He holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree in History from Marist College.

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