THU, NOV 7, 2019 / PALM BEACH, FL / GLXWIRE – GLX.com, a global capital market news data portal and ground-breaking financial networking platform, today announced the addition of John P. Forte and Anthony Morrone to its executive management team to support the company’s strategic development and expansion plans. Both men will serve as Directors of the firm.
“I am excited to welcome John and Anthony to the team. Their wealth of experience and relationships are integral to not only the continued development of the GLX platform, but also the execution of GLX’s aggressive growth plans.” said Ronald Russo, GLX’s Founder & CEO
John Forte brings more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry to GLX, where he has held key roles in trade execution, investment banking, prime brokerage & strategic advisory.
John began his Wall Street career in 1998, on the trade desk at Instinet Corp., specializing in electronic trading systems & risk management for the active trading and hedge fund communities. In 2007, continuing his focus on the growing hedge fund industry, John joined Saratoga Capital as Director of Prime Service Operations, where he oversaw all aspects of the Prime Services Division, including trade execution, program trading & risk management. With a growing institutional client-base for his execution services, John moved into investment banking and started raising capital for startup and emerging growth companies. During this time, he assumed positions such as Vice President of Institutional Equities, Senior Vice President of Institutional Sales Trading & Managing Director of Institutional Trade Execution for various regional broker dealers. In 2013, John became Senior Vice President at Newport Coast Securities, where he quickly became a top producer and led the firm in revenue production two years in a row. John has facilitated hundreds of PIPE transactions, resulting in over $150 million in funding for various small & micro-cap companies. In 2017, John began providing strategic consulting services to startups and emerging growth companies.
John graduated from St. John’s University in Queens, NY in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from The Peter J. Tobin College of Business. He resides in Rumson, NJ with his wife and 2 daughters.
Anthony Morrone brings more than 34 years of experience in technology and financial services to GLX. A successful entrepreneur, Anthony has founded several successful technology companies focused on the financial services industry.
The early part of his career, Anthony worked in IT as a Technology Specialist and Network Engineer for multiple brokerage firms. After 10 years of employment with many Fortune 500 financial firms, created, founded and established Atlas Communications Technology, Inc. in 1997, focused on the Business part of the company from Sales, Services, Operations, and all business transaction and focus on Growth and new cutting-edge technology offerings. Anthony was Founder and President of Atlas Communications Technology, Inc. (ACT) from 1997 – 2015, an Engineering and IT consulting company. In 2010, Anthony was Co-founder and President of Atlas Smart Information Management Service, LLC (ASIMS), a company focused on managed services technology, geared to supporting Session Border Controller Management and Engineering Services. Both companies serviced multiple Fortune 500 companies, such as ATT, HP, Merrill Lynch, BofA, UBS, Aviva USA, JPMC, Citibank, Cisco among many others. Anthony’s technological & operational skills were instrumental in growing Atlas into a multimillion-dollar global company with over 100 plus employees with Global footprint in Hong Kong, India, Singapore and the UK. Anthony focused daily on the business operations, Sales, Marketing and worked in developing new Technology and direction of the overall management of both businesses (ACT and ASIMS) within the US and Overseas.
Anthony sold Atlas Communications Technology, Inc. and Atlas Smart Information Management Services, LLC in November 2015 and has since founded Techconic Corporation, a company focused on blockchain technology, trading technology and other leading-edge solutions.
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Ronald is the Founder & CEO of GLX. He has been an entrepreneur and an active member of the private equity and investment banking communities for over 26-years.
Ronald completed high school in 1988 at Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, NJ. He received a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration degree from St. John’s University in Queens, NY in 1993. He resides in Palm Beach, FL.