BTIG On-Boards Filip Skala and John Curley as Hiring Spree Continues

BTIG has continued adding to its New York office, securing two new executives to its transition management team.

BTIG, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking, research, and related brokerage services, has continued its hiring spree this week, this time on-boarding Filip Skala and John Curley, according to a company statement.

Both Skala and Curley will be based out of BTIG’s New York office – in this capacity, Mr. Skala will join as its Managing Director, helping lead the group’s Transition Management team as its Head of Transition Management.

By extension, Mr. Curley will be focusing on strengthening and expanding BTIG’s Global Portfolio and ETF Trading client relationships as its newest Director of Global Portfolio and ETF Trading Sales. Both individuals will be reporting to Thomas Smykowski, Managing Director and Head of Global Portfolio and ETF Trading at BTIG.

The hires follow on the heels of BTIG’s fortification of its Fixed Income unit, which has seen several appointments over the past few months. Earlier this week, the group added Michael Stewart and Michael Di Felice to its New York team.

Prior to joining BTIG, Mr. Skala worked as the Managing Director and Head of U.S. Portfolio Solutions at Cantor Fitzgerald. Additional roles also include positions as the Executive Director and Head of U.S. Transition Management Implementation at JPMorgan and Bear Stearns.

Mr. Curley lands at BTIG from Deutsche Bank, having worked as its Director of Global Program Trading. He was also the Executive Director of Global Portfolio Trading at JPMorgan, with an additional stint at Instinet.

According to Mr. Smykowski in a recent statement on the appointments: “Fil and John are both well-versed in our suite of products and services, and they have demonstrated their ability to connect with institutional investors to identify valuable client solutions. Their deep product knowledge and client-first mindset will make a positive impact on the way we seamlessly deliver transitions and portfolio and ETF executions.”

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