As CEO of Instinet Incorporated, Jonathan Kellner is responsible for managing the firm's brokerage operations globally. Prior to being named CEO, Mr. Kellner served as Head of Instinet's Americas businesses. He joined the Nomura Group in 2003 and moved to Instinet in 2007 following its acquisition of the company. Mr. Kellner previously held senior trading and technology positions at Charles Schwab, Investment Technology Group and Morgan Stanley.
Jacob Asbury is Chief Financial Officer of Instinet Incorporated with responsibility for global finance. Mr. Asbury joined Instinet in March 2005 in a senior corporate finance role and was instrumental in designing and developing Instinet's global accounting systems before being appointed CFO in 2010. Prior to joining Instinet, Mr. Asbury was the financial controller for Lampe Berger USA, a subsidiary of a global manufacturer of consumer products. He began his career at Gallagher, Flynn and Company, a CPA firm in Burlington, Vermont. Mr. Asbury is a licensed CPA (inactive). He holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Vermont.
Tony Necakov is Chief Technology Officer of Instinet Incorporated. In this role he is responsible for leading the firm's technology organization and directing its strategy globally. Before joining Instinet, Mr. Necakov was Head of Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Global Equities High Touch Trading Technology group, and prior to that served in multiple senior trading technology development roles in New York, London and Tokyo at JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns, Swiss Bank and Goldman Sachs. Mr. Necakov is a graduate of New York University.
John Comerford is Instinet Incorporated's Head of Global Trading Research. In this role he is responsible for the development of the firm's algorithms, transaction cost control and measurement tools, and market microstructure research globally. Prior to joining Instinet in 2007, Mr. Comerford held a similar position at Instinet's parent company, Nomura. He also spent eight years at Symphony Asset Management, LLC, holding various positions including Portfolio Manager and Equity Trader, and before that served as Portfolio Manager for National Investment Services of America. Mr. Comerford, a graduate of Duke University and a CFA charterholder, also previously served as Instinet Holdings Incorporated's representative on the BATS Global Market Inc.'s Board of Directors.
Faron Webb is General Counsel of Instinet Incorporated and the global head of Instinet's legal and compliance functions. Mr. Webb helped lead Nomura's acquisition of Instinet in February 2007 and was appointed General Counsel in April 2008. Prior to joining Nomura, Mr. Webb served as Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer of Société Générale and Cowen & Co., as the head of US Equity Compliance for J.P. Morgan, and as a senior attorney and regulatory advisor for PaineWebber. He also previously worked as senior counsel for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and engaged in the private practice of law. Mr. Webb is a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University and Texas Tech University and is a certified public accountant.