Who

A Reliable Stock and Option Broker Since 2005

Meridian was founded in 2005 as a broker-dealer trading U.S. equities and options. We operate on the floor of the NYSE and off the floor throughout the Metro NY/NJ area. Our clients include Banks, Brokerage Firms, Research Firms, Hedge Funds, Pension Funds, Market Makers, Quantitative and High-Frequency Trading Firms. Meridian operates in an agency-only capacity with no proprietary trading, zero conflict of interest, and acts 100% on our client’s behalf. We clear through RBC Custody and Clearing.

Management:

                       Senior Managing Partner - jon@meptraders.com

Jon manages Meridian's branch offices while also overseeing the firm’s IT and vendor management needs. Jon started at Meridian as an NYSE floor sales trader specializing in Risk Arbitrage, Convertible Arbitrage and Pairs trading. Prior to Meridian, he worked at Cuttone & Co. where he led a three-person team which developed an extensive book of multi-billion-dollar clients including some of Wall Street's largest and most respected money managers. Prior to Cuttone, he worked on the NYSE floor at Farina & Associates trading Risk Arbitrage and Lombardi & Co trading listed Convertible Arbitrage. Jon started his career at Nomura Securities trading residential mortgage-backed securities and then worked at Santander Financial Products in the equity arbitrage group. He is Series 7, 24, 25, & 63 registered.

Jon graduated from Binghamton University with a double major in Economics & Psychology. He serves on the fundraising committee for Chaminade High School, coaches Oyster Bay Youth Sports Programs, volunteers at the People Loving People Oyster Bay food pantry and supports numerous animal shelters.

                Senior Managing Partner -  jcorpina@meptraders.com

Jonathan manages trading and sales on the Meridian NYSE trading desk. An NYSE member since 2001, Jonathan is an elected Executive Floor Governor and is President of the Organization of Independent Floor Brokers (OIFB).  In addition, Jonathan is a volunteer member of the FINRA Series 7 Item Writing and Content Review Committee. Jonathan was previously a partner for 7 years at Polcari-Weicker, a direct access subsidiary of ICAP, serving three years as NYSE Member and four years as sales trader. Prior to ICAP, Jonathan began his career with Salomon Brothers. Jonathan is regularly featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN and Fox Business Network among appearances in other major financial news media.

Jonathan graduated from Catholic University with a BA in Politics and is Series 7, 24, 25 & 63 registered. Jonathan currently serves on the Board of Directors for Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, NY, and is the current President of The Joseph Foundation, a foundation that aims to improve the lives of children with traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

                         Senior Managing Partner - clytle@meptraders.com

Columb oversees the daily operations for the firm as Head of Compliance and CFO. In addition, he is a key sales trader covering a variety of institutional accounts specializing in Risk and Convertible arbitrage, Pairs and Stubs trading. Prior to joining Meridian as a founding principal, Columb spent over 7 years at Inline Brokers as CFO and sales trader specializing in European ADR's. He is currently an active member of the NYSE Technology and Algo Committees plus a volunteer member of the FINRA Series 7 Item Writing and Content Review Committee.

Columb holds a BA in Philosophy from Catholic University and an MBA from the University of Rochester's Simon School of Business. Columb is series 7, 10, 14, 24, 25, 27, 55 & 63 registered. He is active in several community and charitable organizations including the Our Lady of Grace School and Manhasset Youth Sports Programs.

                            Managing Director -tdonato@meptraders.com

Tommy is one of Meridian's lead floor brokers, having been an NYSE member since 2007. He handles both high-touch and low-touch equity order flow specializing in pairs trading, merger & convertible arbitrage, and program trading.  In addition, Tommy manages much of Meridian's operational day-to-day. Prior to Meridian, he was an accomplished sales trader at Cuttone & Company trading merger arbitrage and special situations from the NYSE floor.

Tommy graduated from the State University at Albany with a BS in business administration, finance concentration.  He is series 4, 7, 25, 55, and 63 registered.