January 24, 2019 10:03 AM Eastern Standard Time

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pico, the leading infrastructure, connectivity, data and cloud technology provider to the global financial services community, today announced the appointment of Jason Emerson as Chief Operating Officer. Jason brings more than two decades of financial and operational experience to the role, most recently serving as Chief Financial Officer of Dynasty Financial Partners and, before that, Chief Operating Officer of Convergex.

Jason’s appointment comes at a time of tremendous growth for Pico, which has been further supported through a rapid expansion of Pico’s global workforce and the ongoing strengthening of its executive team.

“Given Pico’s rapid rate of growth, we are fortunate to have Jason coming on board to manage business operations, streamline our processes and navigate through the exciting developments to come,” said Chief Executive Officer Jarrod Yuster. “His extensive experience and depth of knowledge in both financial services and trading technology bring with them a true understanding of our needs and those of our clients.”

Prior to his time at Dynasty Financial and Convergex, Jason worked as Chief Financial Officer at GAIN Capital, Chief Operating Officer, Global Execution Services at Knight Capital Group and Director, Operational Risk Management at Instinet. Earlier in his career, he held leadership roles at Merrill Lynch and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Jason holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics & Management from Cornell University.

“Pico has a sterling reputation for combining deep expertise with innovative technology to provide the best data, market access and electronic trading infrastructure to the global financial industry,” added Emerson. “I’m delighted to embark on the next chapter of my career at Pico, and I look forward to helping the team continue to accelerate its growth trajectory.”

Marc Hineman, who formerly held the position of COO, was appointed by the Board of Directors to the role of Chief Administrative Officer. Both he and Jason, as members of Pico’s executive team, report to Yuster.

About Pico

Pico is the leading infrastructure, connectivity, data and cloud technology provider to the global financial services community. To learn more, visit: www.picotrading.com.