A Huge Welcome to the Oxford Intelligence Team – Now Part of Q4
5 November 2015
By Rana Abdel Fattah
We’d like to take the opportunity to highlight our new Q4 Intelligence team members that joined Q4 last month as part of our merger with Oxford Intelligence Partners. With a combined 160 years experience in the capital markets, Q4’s new intelligence team is made of up of former one-floor traders, veteran analysts and innovative financial technologists – and, along with the rest of the Q4 team, plan to create a new intelligence powerhouse. Meet our new team members below:
Adam Frederick – Senior Vice President, Intelligence
As SVP of Intelligence at Q4, Adam is responsible for leading all aspects of Q4’s Intelligence Division, with the mandate of delivering the best stock surveillance in the market combined with predictive market intelligence and decision-making tools for IR managers, the C-suite and institutional investors. Previously, Adam was Managing Director & CEO at Oxford, where he was responsible for directing the overall vision of the firm, including business development, strategy, and client relationship management. Adam has extensive experience consulting with IROs, CFOs, and CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies on a wide-range of capital markets topics, including: Investor Activism, Liquidity Analysis, Share Buyback Impact, Dividend Studies, Institutional Targeting, High Frequency Trading and Equity Options Analysis.
Prior to co-founding Oxford in 2014, Adam spent 5 years as the Managing Director of NASDAQ’s Corporate Solutions Group, prior to which he was a Partner at Bloom Partners – a boutique Chicago-based firm providing intensive stock surveillance, and other investor relations-related consulting services, to publicly traded companies. Adam began his career in IR services at Thomson Financial in 1999. He has also obtained the Series 7, 52, and 63 licenses.
He graduated with a BS in Finance from Miami University, and is married with three beautiful girls and enjoys spending time with his family, travelling, volunteering in various non-profit organizations, and is an avid golfer. Adam and his wife are both heavily volunteering in promoting awareness of, and funding research for a cure for Fragile X Syndrome.
John Vogt – Vice President, Business Development and Operations
John is currently the VP of Business Development and Operations at Q4, and is responsible for the development, strategic initiatives, marketing and partnerships of the Q4 Intelligence team. Prior to its merger with Q4, John was the President and COO at Oxford Intelligence Partners.
John has over 25 years of experience in investor relations consulting and services. Prior to co-founding Oxford in 2014, John was Vice President of Investor Analytics at NASDAQ, where he created and directed, for more than seven years, NASDAQ’s Pinpoint Market Intelligence program.
Before joining NASDAQ in January of 2007, he served as the Executive Vice President of Capital Markets Intelligence for Thomson Financial. He had also previously served as the Vice President of Stock Surveillance for Grabill-Bloom, a highly regarded boutique market intelligence provider. John began his career at Technimetrics, a pioneer in the investor relations data and services field, where he oversaw database research and operations.
John is married with three kids and lives in the greater NYC metro area. He graduated from St. Bonaventure University where he received a BA in American Studies.
Mike Coffey – Vice President, Advisory
Mike currently holds the position of VP of Advisory at Q4. Prior to this, he was Managing Partner and Executive Vice President at Oxford, and has been involved with capital markets for over 20 years. Mike began his career at Northern Trust where he was responsible for the daily pricing of all the bank’s assets including stocks, bonds, convertible securities and private placements. In 1998, Mike joined Grabill-Bloom, a pioneering firm in stock surveillance, where he worked with some of the most well-respected IR Programs in the country. Following the sale of Grabill-Bloom to Thomson Financial, Mike was named Vice President of Thomson’s Corporate Client Group.
In 2005, Mike left Thomson to co-found Bloom Partners. As one of its founding partners, Mike was instrumental in helping to grow its highly-respected boutique stock surveillance firm from its very beginnings until its ultimate sale to NASDAQ in 2008. Upon completion of the merger, Mike was appointed Managing Director of NASDAQ’s Global Corporate Services group – a position he held until he left to co-found Oxford in 2014.
Mike graduated with a BS in Finance from Illinois State. He is married with three children, and when he isn’t working you’ll likely find Mike at a hockey rink cheering on his two boys, or at a cheer competition for his daughter. Mike and his wife, of 20 years, also enjoy working with the local chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Jeff Myers – Vice President, Advisory
Jeff is currently VP of Advisory at Q4. Prior to this, Jeff held the position of Managing Partner and Executive Vice President at Oxford, and has been in the investor relations field for over 18 years. During his career, Jeff has worked to uncover activist shareholders, conducted targeting of institutional investors, and provided shareholder tracking and market intelligence to some of the largest publicly traded companies in the world.
Prior to co-founding Oxford in 2014, Jeff began his career at the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He later built on his experience to become a stockbroker and attained Series 7 & 63 licenses. In 1998, Jeff joined the highly-respected boutique stock surveillance firm Grabill-Bloom. Following an acquisition, Jeff worked for Thomson Financial for five years before leaving to co-found Bloom Partners in 2005. In 2008, Jeff became Managing Director at NASDAQ via the exchange’s acquisition of Bloom Partners.
Jeff holds a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business?(Finance) from Miami University as well as an MBA from DePaul University. Jeff is the father of four children and has been married to his wife Deana for 15 years. Jeff enjoys playing most sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Additionally, he is an instructor for a Teen Driving clinic which focuses on accident avoidance.
Cory Todd – Vice President, Quantitative Analytics
Cory is Vice President, Quantitative Analytics at Q4. As the head of our Global Capital Markets division, Cory manages our entire capital markets team and is responsible for product/business development. Cory joins Q4 as a result of its merger with Oxford Intelligence Partners in September 2015. Cory was a Managing Partner and Executive Vice President.
He began his career at Group One Trading in 1996, and within just a few short years progressed to a senior trader, and then eventually to a floor specialist in a trading post, of which he was part owner. In 2001, Cory successfully negotiated the sale of that post to T.D. Ameritrade.
Cory left Group One in 2007, and along with four other colleagues, co-founded Sumo Capital. Sumo has since grown to become one of the largest privately-held equity options trading firms in the country. In 2012, Sumo Capital spun their financial technology arm into its own entity, Sailfish Systems, and then shortly thereafter purchased one of its largest competitors, Victory Networks. This successful merger more than tripled the footprint of their financial tech enterprise.
In 2014, noticing a void of options intelligence for the investor relations community, Cory stepped away from Sumo and Victory, and along with his associates, co-founded Oxford. Cory lives in suburban Chicago with his wife and 4 children. He graduated from Bucknell University with a BSBA in Economics.
Ken Keating – Director, Derivatives
Ken is currently Director of Global Derivatives at Q4. Before joining Q4, Ken was Vice President of Oxford’s Global Derivatives Markets group. He has over 25 years of experience in the derivatives industry, beginning his options career in 1991 as a Junior Trade Support Associate with London International Trading, based in San Francisco.
Following a successful move to Group One Trading in 1993, Ken progressed from floor trader and market maker on the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange, to the Designated Primary Market Maker (DPM) for Group One on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange, before eventually returning to his hometown of San Francisco with Group One as a Managing Director overseeing Risk Management.
In 2007, Ken continued his options career as a senior derivatives trader with the Chicago-based hedge fund, Peak6 Capital Management. Then, in 2012, following a year with Cutler Group, Ken joined Sumo Capital as a remote market maker.
Ken lives in beautiful Marin County, CA, just north of San Francisco, with his lovely wife and two sons. He enjoys travelling, golf, and CrossFit. In addition, he is also an active supporter of his youngest son’s high school wrestling team. He graduated from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, with a BA in Economics.
Rob Meyers – Senior Quantitative Developer
Rob is currently Senior Quantitative Developer at Q4. Prior to this, Rob served as Vice President and the Head of Quantitative Development at Oxford. He has over a decade of experience in working with some of the most sophisticated teams within the capital markets.
The majority of Rob’s career in quantitative development has been in the options trading industry, in both the buy side and sell side. He has worked on numerous disciplines throughout the capital markets, including: Volatility Modelling, Risk Analysis, and Trading Software for Equity/Index options, as well as other exotic securities and structured products.
Prior to joining Oxford in 2014, he served as CTO at Sumo Capital, one of the largest privately-held options trading firms in the country. Before Sumo, Rob was a Quantitative Developer for Saiers Capital Management, and prior to that was the Head of Quantitative Development at LaBranche Structured Products. Rob has also served as a lead role at Strata Decision Technologies, a financial software company that assists in optimizing cost accounting and planning in the healthcare industry.
Rob attended Cornell University, where he studied Computer Science, and later, New College of the University of South Florida, receiving a BA in Mathematics. He continued his studies, focusing on Probability Theory, in the Ph.D. Program in Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, receiving an M.S. in Mathematics.