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Thomas G. Messina, Chairman & Co-Founder
MKM Partners LLC was founded in 2002 by Thomas G. Messina to provide a service and detail-oriented trading and research organization focused on becoming an extension of their clients’ trading and research efforts. Prior to founding MKM, Mr. Messina was the Executive Vice President of Institutional Sales and Trading at A.B. Watley. He founded the Institutional Trading Operation at A.B. Watley in 1995. From 1988 through 1995, Mr. Messina gained experience in Institutional Sales and Trading at firms including Cantor Fitzgerald, Weeden & Co., LP and Mabon Securities. Mr. Messina uses his almost 20 years of experience to service the clients of MKM as the Head of Sales and Trading.
   
Richard R. Castellano, Chief Executive Officer
Richard R. Castellano joined MKM Partners in 2009 as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Castellano brings with him over  24 years of industry experience with Morgan Stanley & Co. Richard was instrumental in building, developing and managing Institutional Equity Sales and Trading businesses  across the United States, Europe and Asia. During his career at Morgan Stanley, he served as Managing Director, Head of Global Non Dollar Sales and Sales Trading. In 2001, Richard joined the Equity Operating Committee and became a member of the Senior Management Team of Worldwide Equities. Responsibilities included Head of Global Marketing for Institutional Equities and Fixed Income. Richard’s extensive industry experience and leadership will be invaluable in strategically improving our product offering while delivering outstanding service to our clients.
   
Steven L. Messina, President
Steven L. Messina co-founded MKM Partners in 2002. Mr. Messina is the President of MKM and is known for his ability to deliver quality service and value-added trading solutions. Prior to founding MKM, Mr. Messina was a Senior Vice President of Equity Sales and Trading at A.B. Watley from 1996 to 2002. He was a member of the Institutional Management Committee and directed all equity sales strategy. Previously, Mr. Messina served as Vice President and Sales Manager of Fidelity Insight Management. From 1987 to 1992, he was a Vice President and Sales Manager at Fidelity Investments.
   
Michael T. Darda, Chief Economist/Chief Market Strategist
Michael T. Darda joined MKM Partners in December 2003 as Chief Economist and Director of Research. Prior to joining MKM, Mr. Darda worked as Chief Economist and Director of International Research Polyconomics, Inc., a research firm located in New Jersey. Before joining Polyconomics, Inc., Mr. Darda worked in the Wisconsin State Legislature as a Press Secretary and Staff Economist for State Senator Margaret A. Farrow. He graduated with honors in economics, journalism, and public relations from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.
   
   

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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