Phillip P. Quartuccio
Managing Director, Head of Global Trading
Mr. Quartuccio runs ThinkEquity's global trading operations, including the NYSE Trading Floor. Mr. Quartuccio has over 20 years of trading experience including running his own NYSE floor brokerage firm, Illustro Trading. He has held senior positions at Janney Montgomery Scott, Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder, and most recently, Tullet Prebon ICAP. As a member of the NYSE technology committee, Mr. Quartuccio has extensive experience with the NYSE's trading technology. This experience includes the development of the NYSE Third Party Algo (TPA) program that enables algorithmic access to the NYSE Parity order types for quantitative automated trading. Mr. Quartuccio holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 99 and 63 registrations.
Managing Director, Equity Sales and Trading
Mr. Bodner has 24 years of equity trading experience. Mr. Bodner started his career as a specialist assistant for CMJ Partners on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Bodner spent most of his career as a Director at Merrill Lynch where he held various trading positions within the firm. Mr. Bodner traded the Financial sector from 2006-2009. Prior to that Mr. Bodner, worked on the Distressed Equity Desk, Small Cap Desk, as well as trading the Consumer/Retail sector pads on the US Cash Desk. Mr. Bodner joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he held trading and sales trading roles on the Portfolio Desk. Mr. Bodner returned to the NYSE floor as a Partner and Sales Trader at Peter Mancuso and Company and most recently as a Senior Vice President at Tullett Prebon ICAP. Mr. Bodner holds Series 7, 55 and 63 registrations. Mr. Bodner attended Rutgers University where he was a scholarship athlete of the football team.
Managing Director, Equity Trading
Mr. Mancuso started Peter Mancuso and Company in 1991 which would continue operations until 2019. As an agency only BD, Mancuso’s responsibilities included all aspects of trade execution including optimizing use of the NYSE parity order types, eQuote and dQuote, and supporting Algorithmic trading to ensure best execution for customers including bulge bracket and boutique firms. Mr. Mancuso was most recently Senior Vice President with Tullett Prebon. He has been an NYSE member since 1991 and served as a Floor Official. Mr. Mancuso holds FINRA Series 4, 7, 9, 10, 14, 19, 24, 27, 55 and 63 registrations and is a graduate of Lehigh University.
He is also serves as a director for NYSE Floor Member Emergency Fund and as Chairman of the NYSE Safety and Security Committee.
Senior Vice President, Trading
Mr. Sears has been on the NYSE floor since 1994 working for RDM Securities and later for Raymond James and Paine Webber. He became a floor broker at Merrill Lynch in 1999 and later for Peter Mancuso and Company. Most recently, Mr. Sears was Senior Vice President and Sales Trader for Tullet Prebon. Mr. Sears holds FINRA Series 7, 55 and 63 registrations.