Leadership Team

Jordan & Jordan is comprised of dedicated and knowledgeable industry professionals working under the guidance of our seasoned management team.

 


Thomas (Tom) Jordan, President and CEO

Tom founded Jordan & Jordan in 1990 and co-founded the Financial Information Forum (FIF) in 1996. From 1985-1990, he was the Managing Director of Knight-Ridder Financial/Americas. Previously, Tom was the Chairman of Monchik-Weber, a Wall Street consulting and product development firm. He also held development and marketing positions at IBM. Prior to his business career, Tom served as an officer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1st Cavalry Division and the 1st Infantry Division.

Tom actively participates in many industry initiatives. He is the Advisory Chair of the Financial Information Forum and a member of the advisory committee of the Consolidated Tape Association (CTA) and the Unlisted Trading Privileges (UTP) plan. He was inducted into the Incisive Media Market Data Hall of Fame and was recognized by FISD with a Lifetime Achievement award. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Knights of St. Patrick.

Tom holds a BS degree in Mathematics from Saint Peter's College and a MS in Industrial Administration from Union College in Schenectady, NY.

 


Chris Montagnino, Managing Director, Compliance Services

Chris Montagnino is the Managing Director of Compliance Services with Jordan & Jordan.  Prior to joining Jordan & Jordan, Chris was the Global Head of Exchange Traded Products Surveillance for Deutsche Bank.  Chris was also formerly the Deputy Chief Compliance Officer for First Republic Investment Management, Inc., a private wealth management firm with over a hundred portfolio managers and exceeding $30 billion in assets under management.  His responsibilities included trade surveillance, chair of the best execution committee, employee trading and updating of the Form ADV.  Over the course of his career, Chris has held senior compliance roles focusing on regulatory and surveillance with Jefferies, Credit Suisse and Citi. 

While at Jefferies, Chris’ responsibilities included regular testing of the firm’s written supervisory procedures and controls in conjunction with the annual CEO attestation.  Chris has also led Regulatory Inquiries and Exams teams in responding to many varieties of inquiries covering trade reporting (TRF, OATS, bluesheets, TRACE), Regulation SHO and on-floor trading as well general market fraud reviews concerning potential insider trading and market manipulation. 

Chris has also worked for NYSE Regulation as a Director in Market Surveillance performing assessments of the NYSE’s specialist and market trading surveillance programs.  Chris began his career in the securities industry with NYSE Enforcement initially as an investigator and later as an attorney in litigation.  Chris holds a BA in Economics from New York University and earned his JD from Brooklyn Law School.  Chris is a licensed attorney in both New York and New Jersey.

 


Barry Raskin, Managing Director, Market Data

Barry is Managing Director of the Market Data Services practice with extensive expertise in market data and trading solutions across the securities industry.   His in-depth market data experience and network relationships enable him to provide J&J’s clients with a wide range of consultative services based on clients’ requirements.  Most recently, Barry lead a global implementation initiative for a multi-faceted messenger system for a large investment bank. Barry is the recipient of the 2017 FISD Lifetime Achievement Award.

Prior to joining J&J, Barry spent 28 years as the Managing Director of the Americas for SIX Financial Information and performed a similar role at GBST, a financial software firm.   Barry is a member of the Inside Market Data Hall of Fame and has been a frequent industry panelist and speaker at various venues.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Buffalo.

 


Howard Meyerson, Managing Director, Financial Information Forum (FIF)

Howard provides the management and oversight of all operational and content-driven activities, including leading several content-based working groups and subgroups.  In this role, he works directly with industry stakeholders and regulators to develop and advocate for practical solutions to several implementation-based issues on topics including SEC Rule 606, SEC Rule 605, SEC Rule 613 (CAT), FINRA Rule 2232, TRACE, EBS, OATS, SEC Rule 13H-1 and several additional regulatory initiatives.  Howard was most recently the Global Chief Compliance Officer at Liquidnet Holdings, Inc. During his time at Liquidnet, Howard managed legal, regulatory and compliance for the introduction and operation of the Liquidnet trading system in 46 countries on 6 continents.  Prior to Liquidnet, Howard worked at the Morgan Lewis law firm where he handled transactional, compliance and regulatory matters for broker-dealers, alternative trading systems, exchanges, investment advisors, hedge funds, swaps and derivatives dealers, CTFC registrants and other firms in the financial services industry.  Howard has been an active participant and leader in various financial services Committees and Industry Associations including the following: FINRA Market Regulation Committee, FINRA E-Brokerage Committee,  Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association – Technology and Regulation Committee, Financial Information Forum, and the New York City Bar Association Compliance Committee. 

Howard holds a BA from Columbia College and earned his JD from Harvard Law School. In addition, he has a Certificate in Analysis and Design of Information Systems from the Columbia University Computer Technology and Applications Program. Howard also holds the Series 7, 14, 24, 57, 63 and 65 licenses in the US and the Partners, Directors and Officers and Chief Compliance Officer licenses in Canada.  


Greg Malatestinic, Head of Technology

Greg has twenty years of experience in the financial markets as a designer of order routing networks, execution/order management systems and transactional messaging infrastructures. Greg has performed numerous trading technology assessments focused on system performance, fault tolerance and security and post-mortem analysis of service outages. He has also completed many engagements assisting firms meet compliance obligations with respect to regulatory reporting (e.g. OATS, EBS)and with  rules such as those addressing market volatility (Limit Up-Limit Down), risk and system integrity (Market Access), data retention (SEC 17a-4, CFTC 1.31), and alternative trading systems (Reg ATS).

Prior to joining Jordan & Jordan, Greg was an architect at Reuters where he was the technical owner of FIX routing capabilities of several execution management systems and oversaw their entire development lifecycle including requirements analysis, design, coding, integration and acceptance testing, and release management, and was accountable for their general interoperability with external routing engines. Prior to Reuters, Greg worked as a software developer at Bridge Information Systems where he designed and built their FIX routing hub and contributed to the development of their institutional order management system.

Greg is co-chair of the FIX Trading Community High Performance Working Group (HPWG) Google Protocol Buffers Subgroup where he leads the development of a methodology to use Google Protocol Buffers technology to produce fast and compact encodings of FIX messages. He holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics from McGill University and a M.S. in Computer Science from University of Delaware.

 


Kathleen (Kathy) McGovern, Director

Kathy leads resource development with over fifteen years’ experience in managing projects for executive clients that include leading broker dealers, exchanges, hedge funds, investment management firms and the vendors that serve the financial services industry.

Previously, Kathy spearheaded J&J’s training activities and developed training programs and documentation requirements for clients. In addition, Kathy manages the marketing initiatives at J&J, from internal business development to marketing projects for J&J’s industry association clients. Kathy holds a BA degree from La Salle University.

 


George Francis, Director, Market Data Services

George Francis has over 11 years’ experience in market data compliance, data governance, expense management, licensing analysis and audits. He manages J&J’s NYSE Audits Practice performing quote meter, MISU and indirect bill audits on behalf of major global investment banks and discount brokerage firms. He has also performed numerous market data compliance assessments for multiple hedge funds and global banks and provided policy guidance for remediation of potential gaps as well as recommendations for cost saving opportunities. 

George joined J&J from Bloomberg where he was a Market Data Compliance Analyst focused on implementing procedures in support of market data compliance across all Bloomberg Media products and services.  Prior to that, he was a Senior Market Data Compliance Analyst for Reval.com responsible for contract negotiations, sourcing and administration related to Market Data Services. George holds a BA degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University and MS degree in Biomedical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

 


Thomas (Tom) Etheridge, Senior Market Data Advisor

Tom brings over thirty years of experience as an implementer, manager and consultant in the financial industry, with a focus on technology and market data infrastructure. An acknowledged industry expert on exchange regulations and the efficient use of market data; Tom has led market data initiatives for numerous global investment banks. Tom has a comprehensive understanding of front-office needs as well as operational and performance requirements which he uses to evaluate and implement new market data services.

Prior to joining Jordan & Jordan, Tom served as Senior Vice President of Infrastructure Planning for Citadel Investment Group and Director of Capacity Planning and Support Services for the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Tom also served as exchange representative on the OPRA Technical Committee and the FIF Market Data Capacity Planning Committee. He is on the Executive Committee of FISD. Tom holds a BA degree from Kalamazoo College.

  


Kathleen (Jordan) Stowe, Strategic and Financial Adviser

Kathleen Stowe provides strategy, partnerships, and all financial oversight and planning for Jordan & Jordan.  She has been part of the Executive team for the past decade.

Prior to joining Jordan & Jordan, Kathleen was a Principal with SV Investment Partners, a middle market private equity firm where Kathleen focused primarily on technology and media investments.  While with SV Investment Partners she served on the Board of Directors for PrecisionIR and International Decision Systems.  Additionally, she served as the Interim Chief Financial Officer for International Decision Systems, a software company.  During her tenure she worked on expanding her portfolio companies both domestically and internationally.  Kathleen began her career as an Investment Banker in the Technology group at Salomon Smith Barney (Citigroup).  She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.