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Richard Rosenblatt

Chief Executive Officer & 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.

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Joe Gawronski

President & Chief Operating 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. in Public and International Affairs at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a member of the Board of the National Organization of Investment Professionals, a member of the Equity Market Structure Advisory Board to the US Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, 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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Scott Burrill

Managing Director & Partner

Scott is a Managing Director and Partner at Rosenblatt Securities. Scott is responsible for analytics, consulting and technology. He advises money managers and traders on such topics as portfolio construction, trading strategies, capacity analysis and pre- and post- trade analysis, and short-term alpha capture. He also has been instrumental in leading the cloud-computing effort at Rosenblatt. Prior to joining Rosenblatt in 2005, he spent 17 years in several key buy-side positions, including: Head of Trading Strategies at Russell Investment Group; portfolio manager/head-trader at CalPERS; and EVP/Director of Trading at Westpeak Global Advisors, a start-up quantitative equity manager that grew to more than $10 billion in assets under management during his tenure. Scott is a graduate of UC Davis and UOP McGeorge School of Law, and has a Certificate in Financial Asset Management and Engineering from the Swiss Finance Institute. He recently participated in Stanford’s Graduate School of Business Executive Education program on Design Thinking. He created and oversees our product commercialization venue labrosenblatt.com. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Member of Chicago Quantitative Alliance. Besides his interest in financial markets, he is an avid reader, skier, and passionate about business model development, new media, visualization, design, politics, European travel and personal and cultural transformation.

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Joe Benanti

Managing Director & Partner

Joe is the Head of Sales Trading at Rosenblatt. After joining Rosenblatt in 2007, Joe transitioned onto the firm’s off-floor trading operation and now leads the firm’s sales efforts. His career spans more than three decades in the securities industry, including 25 years as a member of the New York Stock Exchange. Six of those years included a role as a NYSE Floor Governor. Joe served in various managerial roles as institutional floor broker with Paine Webber, Robertson Stephens, and Joseph M Benanti, Inc, among others. Joe is a current member of the National Organization of Investment Professionals.

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Gordon Charlop

Managing Director & Partner

Gordon began his career on the Curb (American Stock Exchange) in 1983 and moved over to NYSE member firm W.J. Dowd in 1990. While at Dowd, he pioneered the use of the NYSE handheld trading device and rose to the position of President and CEO. He joined Rosenblatt in 2008. Gordon is a Governor at the NYSE and a past FINRA district 10 committee member. He is also an adjunct professor at the Glasgow Caledonian New York College and perhaps is most known for his on-screen performances as a frequent contributing market analyst for CNBC. Gordon holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. from the State University of New York and received his Ph.D. from the School of Business and Technology at Capella University.

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Robert Greason

Managing Director & Partner

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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Charles Roney

Chief Compliance Officer, Head of Operations, Managing Director & Partner

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

Managing Director & Partner

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.

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