"The collective experience of the traders in our network, combined with our unique active liquidity-sourcing model, is what makes best execution possible."

— Mr. Van Hutcherson, Managing Director and Branch Office Manager

Our People

Mr. Rick Andrews

Managing Director and Branch Office Manager (Dallas)

Mr. Andrews is a Managing Director and Branch Office Manager of our Dallas office. Mr. Andrews joined JonesTrading in 1998. During his time here at JonesTrading, Mr.Andrews was the National Sales Manager for two years and a Board Member for one year. Prior to coming to JonesTrading, Mr. Andrews was Senior Vice President and Head Trader at Luther King Capital Management. Mr. Andrews is also a Board Member of the Dallas Security Traders Association and the National Organization of Investment Professionals (NOIP). He received a Bachelor's degree in Business in 1977 from Texas Tech University and has his Series 7, 24, 55, and 63 industry licenses.

Mr. Tom Carter

Managing Director and Branch Office Manager (Los Angeles)

Mr. Carter is a Managing Director and Branch Office Manager of the Institutional Trading Desk of JonesTrading in Los Angeles. Mr. Carter began his career at JonesTrading in 1993. Mr. Carter has served on the Board of Directors for the Security Traders Association of Los Angeles since 1998 and was President in 2005-2006. In 2013 he began his tenure as the 77th Chairman of the Security Traders Association. Mr. Carter's activities include educational outreach to members of congress on matters related to market structure and financial regulation in Washington, D.C. as well as continuous discussions with the Securities and Exchange Commission on market structure issues. Mr. Carter graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Economics. Mr. Carter continues to serve the community, STALA and the STA with great pride. He has his Series 7, 24, 55, and 63 industry licenses.

Ms. Carol Castro

Managing Director and Branch Office Manager (Charleston)

Ms. Castro is a Managing Director and Branch Office Manager of our Charleston, South Carolina office. Ms. Castro joined JonesTrading in 2004. Prior to coming to JonesTrading, Ms Castro worked at UBS as a Senior Vice President Equity Salestrader for 4 years and prior to that spent 18 years at SG Warburg as a Senior Vice President Salestrader where she focused on US as well as International Equities. She resides in Charleston SC with her two German shepherds JJ and Desi. Ms. Castro has received her Series 7, 24, 55 and 63 industry licenses.

Mr. Moe Cohen

Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking Equities and Capital Markets

Mr. Cohen is based out of the New York office. Prior to joining JonesTrading, Mr. Cohen was VP, Head of Capital Markets Trading at Cantor Fitzgerald. During Mr. Cohen's tenure at Cantor, he managed the syndicate process for Cantor's lead traditional IPO's and secondary offerings, and structured the firm's underwritten equity offerings. He holds a BA from Boston University in Economics. Mr. Cohen is on the board of the Secondary Committee for the Closed-End Fund Association (CEFA).

Mr. Scott Cooper

Vice President and Branch Office Manager (Pittsford, NY)

Mr. Cooper joined the firm in September 2006 as the Director of Marketing. After four years in that role, Mr. Cooper migrated to the trading desk where he worked in the New York City office for 2 years before moving to the Miami, Florida office. Mr. Cooper was in Miami, Florida for 2 years before opening a JonesTrading office in Pittsford, NY, his home town. Mr. Cooper received a B.S. from SUNY Buffalo and later went on to obtain an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He lives in Pittsford, NY with his wife and has his series 7, 24, 55 and 63 industry licenses.

Mr. Paul Farrington

Managing Director and Branch Office Manager (Atlanta)

Mr. Farrington joined the firm in 2006 and manages our Atlanta office. Prior to joining JonesTrading, Mr. Farrington was at Robinson Humphrey in Atlanta and New York, JC Bradford in Nashville, Tennessee and at Everen Securities and McDonell Brothers in Chicago. He received a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Michigan State University in 1993 and has his Series 7, 24, 55, and 63 industry licenses.

Mr. Phil Geha

Vice President and Branch Office Manager (Lake Mary, FL)

Mr. Geha joined the firm in the Aspen Office in 2002. He relocated to Lake Mary in 2004 and was named Branch Office Manager in January 2015. Mr. Geha received a BA in English from Bates College and has his Series 7, 63, 55 and 24 licenses.

Mr. Lawrence Harasym

Associate Counsel/CCO

Mr. Harasym joined the firm in May 2006 as Chief Compliance Officer, and obtained the title of Associate Counsel/CCO in December 2009. Previously, Mr. Harasym was Vice President, Director of Compliance with Imperial Capital, LLC. Prior to this, he spent four years (2000-2004) with NASD as a Compliance Examiner. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Harasym was the principal attorney of his own law firm in Westwood, CA, with an emphasis in transactional matters. Mr. Harasym received his J.D. from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA, and his B.A. from Loyola Marymount University. He is admitted to practice law in California, and has his Series 4, 7, 24, 53, 55, 63 and 87 industry licenses.

Mr. Michael Hock

Managing Director and Branch Office Manager (Morristown)

Mr. Hock is a Managing Director and Branch Office Manager of our Morristown New Jersey office. Mr. Hock joined JonesTrading in March of 2010. Prior to coming to JonesTrading, Mr. Hock worked at Pali Capital for 2 years as the Managing Director and previous to that spent 18 years at Jeffries as an Institutional Sales Trader and then head of the Short Hills, New Jersey office as the Regional Sales Manager overseeing Institutional Sales and Trading. Mr. Hock received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Communications from New England College in 1981. He resides in Mendham, New Jersey with his wife of 22 years and their two sons. Mr. Hock has his Series 7, 24, 55 and 63 industry licenses.

Mr. Van Hutcherson

Managing Director and Branch Manager (Chicago and Oak Brook)

Mr. Hutcherson joined the firm in 2005 as a Managing Director and heads our Chicago and Oak Brook offices. From 1991-2005 he worked for Goldman, Sachs. In 1996 he was named head of their Chicago Institutional Equity Trading Operation and became a Managing Director in 2000. That same year he joined their Chicago Leadership Team.

Mr. Hutcherson began his career as a buy-side trader at Continental Bank. He received a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in International Business from Arizona State University in 1987. He is a member of the National Organization of Investment Professionals (NOIP) and has his series 7, 24, 55, and 63 industry licenses.

Mr. Jeff LeVeen Jr

Managing Director

Mr. LeVeen is a Managing Director, and prior to joining JonesTrading, Mr. LeVeen was a senior institutional salestrader for KCG (formerly Knight Capital Group). Mr. LeVeen began his career at Smith Barney and was with the firm for eight years and two mergers. Mr. LeVeen is a 1997 graduate of Lehigh University with a BA in English, he is series 7, 24, 55, and 63 licensed.

Mr. David Lutz

Managing Director and Branch Office Manager (Annapolis)

Mr. Lutz is a Managing Director and Branch Office Manager of our Annapolis, MD office. Prior to joining JonesTrading, Mr. Lutz was a senior equity trader for 20 years (running multiple industry books) at: Alex.Brown; UBS; Wachovia; and Stifel. He built Stifel’s ETF trading platform - and branded himself a Macro strategist through his differentiated research. Dave publishes his "What Traders are Watching" to thousands of Institutional clients, and runs nearly 500 "chatrooms" with the street. He graduated from the University of Maryland and has his Series 4, 7, 24, 55 and 63 licenses.

Mr. Jeff Micsky

Head of Global Derivatives

Mr. Micsky, CFA, joined JonesTrading in 2011 from Credit Suisse, and was named Head of Global Derivatives in 2014.  He learned the derivatives business while working at hedge fund Pequot Capital from 2005 until 2009, when the firm closed.  At Pequot Capital, Mr. Micsky worked with analysts and portfolio managers to structure, and trade, equity option strategies around Pequot’s fundamental research driven view.  After Pequot closed in 2009, he took an Equity Derivative Sales role at Credit Suisse in San Francisco, with the goal of providing a similar level of derivative analysis and execution to his clients.  Mr. Micsky is a 2004 graduate of Princeton University where he majored in Economics and graduated Cum Laude.  He has his Series 7, 63, 3, 55, 4, and 24 industry licenses.

Mr. Chris Minor

Managing Director and Branch Office manager (Westlake Village)

Chris Minor- Managing Director and Branch Office Manager of JonesTrading in Westlake Village, Ca. Chris began his career at JonesTrading in 2001 and has had the opportunity to learn the business from the bottom up. His skill as an accomplished tennis player have transferred to bring an amazing work ethic and dedication to the JonesTrading team. His travels as a nationally ranked player, representing the U.S., gave him the opportunity to realize what can be created when you have a clear focus on results. With over a decade of trading experience in Aspen and traveling around the world learning new markets, Chris has brought his extensive trading knowledge back to his roots and the headquarters of JonesTrading. Chris’ goals are to create success for the entire team at JonesTrading and continue the challenge to be the best firm at sourcing natural liquidity in the world. Chris Minor is currently Series 7, 24, 55, and 63 industry licensed.

Mr. Paul Richards

Managing Director and Branch Office Manager (Miami)

Mr. Richards joined the firm in 2000, and manages our Miami office. Prior to that, Mr. Richards managed our NY city office. He has his 7, 24, 55 and 63 industry licenses.

Mr. Jeffrey Sloves

Managing Director and Branch Office Manager (New York)

Mr. Sloves is a Managing Director and the Manager of our New York office. He joined JonesTrading in 2002, after graduating Cum Laude from Dartmouth. Mr. Sloves majored in Economics and was captain of the Dartmouth tennis team while he played the #1 position in singles and doubles. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and 2 sons. He has his series 7, 24, 55, and 63 industry licenses.

Mr. Ron Spaeth

Head Trader

Mr. Spaeth is Head Trader at JonesTrading and supervises all sales traders regarding day-to-day trading. He joined in 1994 in our Westlake Village office. Mr. Spaeth received a BS in Finance in 1994 from Arizona State University and has his Series 7, 24, 55, and 63 industry licenses.

Mr. Chris Tullar

Managing Director and Branch Office Manager (Aspen)

Mr. Tullar joined the firm in the Aspen office in 2001. In 2007, Mr. Tullar became Managing Director and head of the Aspen office. Mr. Tullar received a BA in Sociology with minors in Business and Spanish from UCLA in 1998 and has his Series 7, 24, 55, and 63 industry licenses.

Mr. Steve Tullar

Managing Director

Mr. Tullar is the Managing Director at JonesTrading. Previously, he was Director of Global Trading. He joined the Executive Committee and became a Managing Director in 2000. He has worked in several JonesTrading regional offices around the country, starting in Los Angeles working under Mr. Mike Hornbuckle and Mr. Packy Jones. Mr. Tullar then went to the New York office and was later instrumental in the opening of the Florida office. Currently, Mr. Tullar heads up new hiring, account management for the firm, and runs the Sales Trader Training Center in Aspen for all trading personnel. Mr. Tullar is an all-season, outdoor enthusiast with a passion for mountain biking, motor crossing and downhill skiing. He resides in Aspen, Colorado with his wife and three children. Mr. Tullar is a 1991 graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, majoring in Economics and has his Series 7, 24, 55, and 63 industry licenses.

Mr. Bryan Turley

Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking Debt and Structured Products

Mr. Turley has over two decades of international experience in investment banking, capital markets, and private equity. Prior to joining JonesTrading, he served as Principal and Head of the Financial Institutions Group for MLV & Co., and served on MLV's Engagement and Investment Committees, as well as a key leader of the Management Committee. Prior to MLV, Mr Turley worked in Private Equity and for Anglo Irish Bank and NCB a division of Royal Bank of Scotland.

Mr. Andrew Tuthill

Managing Director

Mr. Tuthill is responsible for JonesTrading's Strategic Block Group and is a member of the executive committee; he is based out of San Francisco, CA. Mr. Tuthill has over 17 years of experience in investment banking, equity capital markets, and trading. Before joining JonesTrading, he was most recently Managing Director in Equity Capital Markets at Thomas Weisel Partners since 2007. Prior to joining TWP, Mr. Tuthill was a Managing Director at UBS Investment Bank and a Vice President at JP Morgan H&Q. He received a BA degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

"The collective experience of the traders in our network, combined with our unique active liquidity-sourcing model, is what makes best execution possible."

- Mr. Van Hutcherson, Managing Director and Branch Office Manager