Management team

THOMAS PLAUT
THOMAS PLAUT
Chairman and CEO

A prominent industry veteran, Mr. Plaut directs all aspects of the company’s strategic direction and day to day operations as Chairman, CEO, Founder and Principal Owner.

Mr. Plaut is the co-founder and former co-CEO of FX Solutions, a leading FX trading platform which was named to the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies for three consecutive years, 2005 to 2007. Prior to FX Solutions, Mr. Plaut also co-founded Financial Labs, a high frequency FX trading operation, that was sold to Bank of America in 2006. Prior to that he had a successful career trading foreign exchange and equities, holding various senior level management positions at major Wall Street institutions including Credit Suisse AG, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers. Mr. Plaut was the co-winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in NJ in 2009 and one of four national finalists.

Mr. Plaut holds a BA in economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

ARTHUR DEMBRO
ARTHUR DEMBRO
Chief Financial Officer

With over twenty years experience, in accounting, consulting, and mergers and acquisitions, Chief Financial Officer Arthur Dembro oversees all financial operations of the Company.

Prior to joining WorldWideMarkets, Mr. Dembro was the founder of Greenwood Financial Advisory Services, a firm that led financial due diligence projects for Platinum Equity, Summit Partners and numerous other corporate and private equity acquirers. Prior to that he was a Director at Ernst and Young where he specialized in transaction advisory services and merger integration services. Arthur has also held senior level positions at Grant Thornton and KPMG. Earlier in his career, Mr. Dembro was a VP at Devonshire Partners, a boutique investment bank that provided merger and acquisition advice to small and mid-sized businesses.

Mr. Dembro holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting-Economics from Babson College (Cum Laude) and Master of Science in Finance and MBA degrees from Boston College where he was class president and graduate student of the year. (Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society). Arthur also holds CPA and CFA designations.

EDWARD LIVA
EDWARD LIVA
Chief Legal Officer

Mr. Liva serves as Chief Legal Officer of TAB Networks and Director/CEO of WorldWideMarkets’ European operations.

Mr. Liva has owned and worked at multiple financials firms, regulated by both the NFA and FINRA. These firms focused on financial ecommerce, with a focus on Forex, Equities, and Futures. He is admitted to the bar in the states of New York, New Jersey and Florida.

Mr. Liva earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia where he graduated with a double major in Finance and Economics. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Emory University, School of Law.

JUSTIN LIVA
JUSTIN LIVA
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Liva manages the company’s overall operations functions, with responsibilities including trading, intraday risk management, customer service and Administration.

Mr. Liva joined WorldWideMarkets from FX Solutions LLC where he held the position of FX Dealer/Risk Manager. His role involved managing the day to day global risk of one of the largest retail FX desks in the industry.

Mr. Liva holds a B.S. in Finance, with a minor in Law from Bentley University in Massachusetts.

RONALD ANDRIULLI
RONALD ANDRIULLI
Chief Techonology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Andriulli ‘s role is to assure the successful execution of the company’s technology mission through development and deployment of the company’s technology offerings. Mr. Andriulli has over 16 Years of IT experience, with a successful history of designing scalable enterprise applications with a keen focus on the end user experience. He also oversees all technical staff across the organization.

Prior to his role at WorldWideMarkets, Mr. Andriulli was the Chief Technical Architect at FX Solutions where he was the principle architect of the Global Trading System (GTS); managing its development, delivery and ongoing improvements. Earlier in his career, he was the Lead Technical Architect at American Express where he specialized in using technology to automate business processes.

AARON SOKASIAN
AARON SOKASIAN
Risk Management / Financial Engineering

Dr. Sokasian is responsible for quantitative research. Since 2001, Dr. Sokasian has been engaged in developing computer driven trading models for use in foreign exchange, equities and futures markets as a result of extensive experience in developing fast computational techniques for use in multidimensional problems.

Prior to his role at WorldWideMarkets, Dr. Sokasian was the co-founder and CEO of Financial Labs, where he managed a team of scientists and successfully developed and implemented algorithmic trading models specialized for the foreign exchange markets. Upon Bank of America’s acquisition of Financial Labs in 2006, Dr. Sokasian served as Head of Quantitative Strategies for FX, and subsequently Interest Rates at Bank of America and spearheaded the development of FX algorithmic trading and risk systems for the bank.

Dr. Sokasian earned a B.S. in astrophysics from Cornell University and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in the field of computational astrophysics.

JOSEPH TREVISANI
JOSEPH TREVISANI
Chief Market Strategist

As Chief Market Strategist, Mr. Trevisani provides customers with expert commentary on all aspects of the financial markets with a particular emphasis on the fundamental aspects of foreign exchange trading.

Mr. Trevisani began his twenty-four year career in the financial markets at Credit Suisse in New York and Singapore where he worked as an interbank currency trader and trading desk manager. Returning from Asia he moved to Bermuda and managed the Asian Trading desk and was a proprietary currency trader for The Bank of Bermuda in Hamilton. Mr. Trevisani joined the on-line financial industry in 2001 as one of the founding partners of FX Solutions. Over ten years he served in turn as Chief Dealer, Head of Institutional Sales and Chief Market Analyst. He joined Worldwide Markets in 2012 as Chief Market Strategist.

Mr. Trevisani appears frequently on CNBC in New York as a currency analyst. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Associated Press, Bloomberg, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Dow Jones Newswires, the Chicago Tribune, Futures Magazine and other media outlets. He has written economic and currency analysis for Forbes.com, SFO Magazine, FXstreet.com, Forex TV, Active Trader, Aim Bulletin, and has spoken at many conferences and industry events.

He has a Bachelor Degree and a Masters in International Politics and Finance from Columbia University in New York City.

STEVEN SANTAMOURIS
STEVEN SANTAMOURIS
Chief Business Development Officer

As Chief Business Development Officer, Mr. Santamouris works closely with the CEO to strategically build global and regional partnerships while providing senior leadership for sales and business development staff throughout all WorldWideMarkets locations.

Prior to WorldWideMarkets, Mr. Santamouris was a Senior Vice President and lead business development executive at FX Solutions LLC, where he originated a significant portion of the firm’s base of business. In addition to responsibility for driving new business developments to contribute to the companies’ global expansion, his purview extended to overseeing and developing all sales teams and sales operations. Prior to FX Solutions Mr. Santamouris held a series of sales and business development positions in the financial services industry.

Mr. Santamouris has over 17 years senior level experience working with financial institutions globally in the areas of retail and institutional FX, CFD’s, Equities and Risk Management.

BASSAM MAALOUF
BASSAM MAALOUF
Managing Director, Middle East

As Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Middle East, Mr. Maalouf manages strategic partnerships and leads business development opportunities throughout the Arab world.

Prior to WorldWideMarkets, Mr. Maalouf managed the Arabic business at FX Solutions LLC where he specialized in client relationship management for key financial institutions and important individual traders. Bassam has a broad knowledge in the field of financial markets, including CFDs, forex and equities.

Mr. Maalouf holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Damascus University.