Godridge joins from JP Morgan Cazenove where he headed up the European and Emerging Market sales team since the merger of the two companies in 2010. During this time, the firm went from seventh to third place in the market share rankings. In the five years preceding the buyout, Godridge was President of Cazenove’s New York office.
New York has been home to Godridge for over 20 years, selling Pan-European equities to institutions and hedge funds throughout the US and Canada. He began his career with BZW, where he rose to Head of International Sales when the Barclay’s arm was sold. Godridge moved on to become a director at Credit Suisse covering primarily East Coast accounts until 2003, where he rejoined BZW colleagues at Collins Stewart.
As CEO of Liberum Capital Inc, Godridge will head up the US division of Liberum Capital, which opened in February 2009, to provide US clients access to the European equities market. He will be responsible for developing the strategy of the New York based office and the growth of the business in the US on behalf of the Group.
Commenting on the appointment, Simon Stilwell, Chief Executive of Liberum Capital Limited, said: 'We know Mark to be a high quality individual who brings the winning combination of an undiminished hunger to improve and succeed, as well as having a wealth of business experience and relationships.
'Liberum continually strives to hire exceptionally talented people and we are therefore delighted to welcome Mark into the team.'
Godridge added: 'I very much look forward to seizing this opportunity and driving the US operation forward on behalf of the Group. Liberum Capital has fantastic potential and even in these tough times has been producing some great results'.
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