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Significantly exceeded all the services of all other sources, outstanding and unsurpassed level of service. personal attention was remarkable






Ancilla Markets focuses on Global Financial Markets talent placement.  Established in 1999, we work with leading Trading Firms, Asset Mangers, Investment Banks, Hedge Funds, Bank Desks, Exchanges, Brokers and VC's working across multiple instruments including Futures, Commodities, Equities, Fixed Income, Currencies, and others.  Ancilla Markets Practice has a proven track record of 20 years working with some of the world’s best-known trading desks on both buy-side and sell-side.


Markets Practice provides vertical targeted local and international talent:

  • Traders

  • Quants

  • FinTech | Technologists: Engineers, Developers, Infrastructure, FPGA, & other Market Tech Talent

  • Executive C-Level Operations

  • Trading Operations Support Staff – Front / Back Office Support


We nurture top talent relationships by engaging candidates throughout their career, assuring the candidates career goals and aspirations closely align with that of a prospective employer. We evaluate each assignment and work on a retained, contract or exclusive contingent basis.  We are able to consult our clients on best hiring practices, growth plans, and industry trends.  In addition, we offer top candidates Dedicated Career Search & Career Coaching.

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Mark Conway, CPC
Managing Partner, Markets Practice Team Lead
T:  +1-312-962-1297
Mark is an experienced executive search consultant with a 25-year track record in top executive placement.  Mark's team has successfully completed numerous search assignments for clients ranging in size from large multinational Financial Institutions to small Proprietary Trading Firms.  Mark's practice has placed elite Desk Leads, Sr. Traders, and Technologists at top Trading Firms, Banks, Exchanges & Funds in the US and worldwide.  Mark has completed multiple C-level searches including placements of COO, CIO, CTO, CISO, CFO candidates within Capital Markets and supporting industry professionals at all levels. Mark's team consists of researchers, sourcing, and partners working together to provide the best results for clientele.  Mark obtained a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC), the most comprehensive recruiting and staffing industry certification, to better serve his clients.
"Mark is far and away the best in the field. He was amazing every step in the process from introduction to firms, through compensation negotiation, and finally follow up. Mark has a vast network across the U.S. and deep industry knowledge. He is the first and only recommendation I make to trading professionals looking to make a change."J.B. Trader placed at Susquehanna International Group, LLP (SIG)
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