CHICAGO, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advantage Futures, the premier futures brokerage firm, today announced the promotion of 21-year industry veteran William Harrington to the role of Executive Vice President, Sales Manager. This is a new position at the firm. Joseph Guinan, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Advantage Futures, made the announcement. 'Bill has excelled at everything he has done in our 21 years of working together. He has earned these increased responsibilities. He is the perfect person to lead our rapidly expanding sales effort,' said Advantage Chief Executive Joe Guinan.
William Harrington joined Advantage Futures in January 2004, and has always been a diligent team member, committed to growing and improving the firm. In his new position of Executive Vice President, Sales Manager, Mr. Harrington will be responsible for overseeing, managing and coordinating all of the firm's sales activities including those of the Professional Trader Group, Business Development, Institutional Sales, Value-Added Sales, and the 24-Hour Global Execution Desk. Mr. Harrington most recently served as Senior Vice President of Institutional Business Development. Mr. Harrington gained 20 years of industry experience in Institutional Sales working on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange trading floor. He worked closely with large institutional accounts emphasizing interest rate, foreign currency and equity futures and options trading. Bill's career began in the futures industry with Merrill Lynch Futures in 1987, before he joined Fuji Securities (currently known as Mizuho Securities USA) in 1995 as Vice President of Institutional Sales. Mr. Harrington earned a BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.
About Advantage Futures
Advantage Futures is a premier futures brokerage firm for professional, institutional, and active individual traders with best-in-class clearing and execution services provided with high-quality client service and technologically efficient solutions. We provide clients with a superior technology infrastructure, redundant exchange connectivity and 24-hour technology support. Our multimillion dollar investment in state-of-the art equipment provides our clients with extremely fast trading delta times while ensuring reliability and security. Advantage's technology investment also includes server hosting facilities, enormous exchange connectivity, and fully redundant back office and accounting systems. We support trading on almost all domestic and foreign exchanges either through our direct clearing memberships or through various relationships we maintain with carrying brokers. Our management team has extraordinary industry experience and a strong reputation for integrity. Advantage Futures has processed over one billion contracts since its inception in June 2003. For more information, call Advantage Futures at 312-756-6300 or visit www.advantagefutures.com.