Management Committee


Chris Tate, MBA
President

Mr. Tate was appointed Co-President of GMP Securities, LLC, following the acquisition of GMP Securities, LLC's predecessor firm (Miller Tabak Roberts Securities, LLC) by Toronto-based GMP Capital Inc. Mr. Tate currently also serves as Director on the Board of GMP Securities Australia Pty Limited. Prior to joining the firm, Chris spent seven year in the investment banking group of GMP Securities L.P. (a subsidiary of GMP Capital Inc.), focusing primarily on equity underwriting and mergers & acquisitions, and led the firm's Corporate Development group, where he was involved in strategic initiatives including the acquisition of GMP Securities, LLC's predecessor firm. Prior to joining GMP Securities L.P., Chris spent four years in the merchant banking group of a large Canadian financial institution. Mr. Tate is a graduate of the Schulich School of Business at York University and the University of Ottawa.

Vincent Arrigali
Managing Director, International Bond Trading and Sales

Mr. Arrigali joined GMP Securities, LLC's predecessor, International Department in 2008 to trade high-grade, sovereign and quasi-sovereign products. He assumed overall responsibility for the Department in 2010. He was recruited from a trading-desk role at Standard Bank, and had previous experience at Wachovia Capital Markets and Prudential Financial.

Michael Bowman
Managing Director, Head of High Yield and Investment Grade Trading and Sales

Mr. Bowman began his professional career on Wall Street in 1993. First working as a high yield analyst for the Merrion Group, Mr. Bowman was recruited by GMP Securities, LLC's predecessor, MTR, in 1994 and has since developed extensive expertise in the distressed securities market. He is the High Yield Department's primary distressed bond trader and is head of trading for the High Yield Department and the Investment Grade Department. Mr. Bowman was appointed managing director in 1999.

Jeremy Koster
Managing Director, Co-Head of Convertible Department / Trading and Sales

Prior to joining GMP Securities, LLC's predecessor, MTR, Mr. Koster spent several years at Gruntal and Co., where he served on the Corporate Bond Desk developing his skills in both Investment grade and High Yield securities eventually trading convertible bonds for institutional and retail markets. In 1995, he joined MTR to expand the convertible bond desk serving roles in both institutional sales and trading. He was promoted to managing director in 2003 and currently serves as co-head of, and a trader for, the Convertible Department.

Ilan Lessick
Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer

After qualifying as a chartered accountant in South Africa, Mr. Lessick worked for a number of years in the internal audit division of Citibank, London. He subsequently joined Investec Bank Limited, where he spent over ten years working in their risk management division heading up their internal audit and operational risk areas, and later became risk director of their US subsidiary. Mr. Lessick was recruited by GMP Securities, LLC's predecessor, MTR, in 2003 to oversee compliance and risk management, and was subsequently promoted to the role of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer.

Adam Margulies
Managing Director, Co-Head of Convertible Department / Trading and Sales

Mr. Margulies' experience as a convertible bond expert extends back to 1993, when he began his career at Mabon Securities. In 1995, Mr. Margulies was recruited by GMP Securities, LLC's predecessor, MTR, to spearhead the firm's convertible bond desk, and he was appointed managing director in 1999. He currently serves as co-head of and a trader for the Convertible Department, and also has overall responsibility for the Preferred Securities Department and the OTC and Distressed / Reorg Equity Department.

Robert Schoenthal
Vice Chairman

Mr. Schoenthal began his career at L.F. Rothschild and moved up through the ranks of the fixed-income department to become Rothschild's co-chief executive officer. Throughout his career at Rothschild, Mr. Schoenthal was involved in a variety of aspects of fixed-income and equity securities, including investment banking, trading and sales, and research. In 1991, he joined with Mr. Miller to form Citation Financial Group, which was the initial predecessor company of GMP Securities, LLC.

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