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Jarrod Yuster

CEO, Pico Quantitative Trading

Jarrod Yuster is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of PQT, an agency broker dealer that specializes in providing multi-asset electronic trading services. Prior to starting PQT, Mr. Yuster was a Managing Director and Global Head of Merrill Lynch’s Portfolio and Electronic Trading, where he oversaw the business from inception in 2002 through February, 2009. Mr. Yuster has extensive experience starting trading businesses and building trading technology products. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Yuster led the quantitative and automated trading efforts in the portfolio trading group at Schwab Capital Markets where he joined from a Schwab-led start-up investment bank, Epoch Partners, which was sold to Goldman Sachs in 2001. Mr. Yuster has held positions in quantitative research and program trading at Bank of America Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities, both start-up trading desks. Jarrod Yuster received his M.S. in electrical engineering from Columbia University and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Yale University. Prior to working on Wall Street, Mr. Yuster worked as a product engineer, performing semiconductor research at Intel Corporation.