April 20, 2018

OTR Global Appoints Mark Conley as President and John O’Donoghue as Senior Vice President

NEW YORK— OTR Global LLC today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Mark Conley, current Director of Research, as the company’s new President, effective immediately. He will also join the company’s Board of Directors. Conley has been with OTR since 2013 and will continue to serve as OTR’s Director of Research while assuming day-to-day leadership of the company. The Board also announced that John O’Donoghue, Director of Equities/Sales, will take a more prominent leadership role as Senior Vice President.

“The Board and I are delighted that Mark will lead OTR Global into its next stage of growth,” said Kevin Heneghan, Chairman of the Board of OTR.  “Mark and the leadership team have been instrumental in the development and execution of OTR’s successful business model transition. The firm is well positioned to continue to grow under his leadership. I can only see a bright future for OTR in 2018 and beyond." Mark and John will lead an experienced management team consisting of Chief Financial Officer Del Johnson, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Compliance Officer Thomas Hickey, and Irene Neumansky, Director of Technology.

Conley brings a unique skill set to his role as President of the firm having served as both a research director and an institutional sales person and manager in his nearly 30 years in the industry. He began his Wall Street career at Merrill Lynch in institutional sales, later headed the research sales team in NY, and launched Merrill’s global technology specialist sales force. Conley went on to sales and director of research roles at American Technology Research and its acquirer Gleacher and Company, as well as MKM Partners.

John O’Donoghue joined OTR in 2013 as Director of Equities/Sales. John leads a team of institutional sales representatives located in New York, Westchester, San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago. Prior to OTR, John was the Head of Equities at Cowen & Company for seven years, where he sat on the firm’s Executive and Operating committees. Before joining Cowen, John was Co-Head of Equity Trading at Credit Suisse, where he also served on that firm’s Global Equity Operating Committee. Prior to those positions John spent 17 years at Wertheim Schroder where he was a partner.

“We have an exceptionally talented team at OTR Global and are focused on continuing to be the leading primary research platform in the industry,” Conley said. “We believe the evolution towards unbundling and the changing regulatory landscape will continue to put a premium on truly unique, differentiated, independent research; and we believe we are very well positioned.  For 23 years, OTR has used its distinct interview-based methodology to gather valuable primary intelligence from our extensive global network to deliver comprehensive quantitative and qualitative insights to our clients.  We will continue to develop our research in new and diverse ways to bring value to our clients.  I’m excited to take on this new role and I’m excited about the future of OTR.” 

About OTR

Founded in 1995, OTR Global is the recognized leader in primary marketplace research with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. OTR Global pioneered its channel-based methodology by developing an in-depth understanding of complex, global supply chains. OTR’s research targets impactful and topical industry developments or specific areas within a company or sector. In 2017, OTR published research on over 300 companies globally.  OTR Global works with the world's largest and best-known institutional investors and business professionals.