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Professional Staff


John J. Barry IV, Managing Partner

Co-Director of Trading/Sales


John has nearly 20 years of experience in developing Fixed Income trading operations from the start up phase to profitable, mature business operations. He has previously served as an underwriter and trader of callable structured debt with firms such as Mizuho Securities, ABN-AMRO/LaSalle Nat’l. Bank, Amherst Securities, Sovereign Bank and AK Capital. In 2005, he founded Bonds.com, a FINRA registered broker/dealer and a licensed Alternative Trading System. As Chairman and CEO, he ushered the company through its initial growth phase, developing relationships and adding 2200 accounts in a 2 year span. He has distinguished himself as a Top 20 Global GSE Underwriter in multiple years and continues to thrive as a middle market and wholesale distributor of multiple classes of debt. John's role at the firm consists of co-managing the Fixed Income business lines. He also works with the management team in vetting any New Business Initiatives and developing the firm's growth strategy. Mr. Barry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Georgetown University.

FINRA Licenses: Series 7, 24, 53 and 63


Alan Mele, Managing Partner

Co-Director of Trading/Sales


Alan has had 25+ years of trading and distribution experience in various roles at both UBS Securities, LLC and PaineWebber prior to their merger. His breadth of experience includes Government and GSE trading, Syndicate Structuring, Fixed Income risk management, sales and marketing, electronic trading development and portfolio structuring. He played a key role in the development of the UBS/PW Fixed Income distribution business as both a risk and trading manager that has ultimately developed into a nearly quarter billion dollar annual fixture. His efforts have helped UBS achieve multiple Global Top 3 GSE rankings during the last decade. He continues to maintain an industry wide wholesale network that serves as a beneficial collaborative partner. Mr. Mele is responsible for the firm's syndicate operation as well as co-managing Fixed Income. Alan holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Accounting from New York University.

FINRA Licenses: Series 7, 24 and 63