Millennium Advisors, LLC is a technology-driven broker dealer specializing in executing fixed income securities transactions. We are located in Charlotte, NC and are one of the leaders in trading corporate bonds on all major electronic trading platforms. Our clients include institutional investors, banks, RIAs, insurance companies and other dealers. At Millennium, we have a creative and experienced team focused on innovation and delivering value to our many clients. Our current and planned trading platforms are built in-house using core Java technology by our talented team of developers and traders who use the existing platforms daily.
We are committed to fostering an outstanding company culture, where people like to work and like each other, where they can be challenged intellectually, exercise their creative and entrepreneurial interests, and still have a life outside of work.
We are proud of the team and culture we have built. At Millennium, you will work with smart, friendly, positive people. We have a Culture Team that advises management on evolving our culture, while making sure we have office amenities and activities to give our team members opportunities to get to know one other better and to build strong relationships. We have a casual dress code and our office sports a ping pong table, music, group dining tables and various comfortable areas for collaboration.
Michael Healy, Co-Founder
Mike was employed by Bank of America or its affiliates for 25 years, in a variety of positions including technology, credit underwriting, capital markets advisory, fixed income research, eCommerce, strategic investments, and trading. In 2002 Healy established the odd lot electronic trading business for Banc of America Securities, and by 2006 the business was the leading odd lot market maker in corporate bonds. Previously, Mike was head of Strategic Investments for the Global Corporate and Investment Bank, where he evaluated, executed and managed strategic investments and alliances. As head of Fixed Income eCommerce, Healy created the organization’s eCommerce strategy and led teams in developing electronic trading capabilities, automated syndication tools for new issues, and leveraging ECNs for retail distribution. In prior roles Mike was primarily engaged in structuring, underwriting and syndicating large corporate loans, and in advising corporate clients on capital structure decisions.
Mike holds a BA in economics and a Masters in Business Administration (finance and accounting), both from the University of Chicago. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a FINRA registered principal.
Dave Chappelle, Co-Founder
Dave worked for Banc of America Securities, LLC beginning in 2001 in fixed income technology and trading. He was involved in creating the industry-leading retail corporate trading platform, and became lead trader on the desk for banks/finance, retailers, and several industrials. Prior to 2003, Dave led a technology team of fourteen members and successfully delivered multiple mission–critical projects to fixed income businesses including Corporates, Munis, Treasuries and CP trading. Prior to his time with Bank of America, Chappelle was a Senior Consultant with Lante Corporation from 1999 to 2001. There he assisted in all phases of project development including client management, infrastructure deployment, software design and development, and production delivery. He was responsible for successful delivery of critical technology projects to clients including Microsoft, IBM and Bank of America. Dave provided technology leadership on several projects including one of the first wireless auction sites, and he designed, coded and tested applications as part of an application team.
Dave holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Washington and is a FINRA registered principal.
Laurent Paulhac, Chief Executive Officer
Laurent joined Millennium in July 2020 as the CEO. Prior to joining Millennium, Laurent was the CEO of multiple high growth companies, some of which he founded, others he transformed and grew by raising venture and private equity capital, leading to 2 successful exits to Sungard and CME Group. Laurent has also managed as a senior executive of many global large-scale businesses of public companies in the financial service industry. His expertise includes SaaS Technology, FinTech, Market Data, Analytics, Electronic OTC Trading/Exchanges and traditional Voice Broking. Laurent is recognized for building high impact teams, developing differentiated strategies, executing complex business plans, retooling culture in mature organizations and strategically repositioning businesses challenged by rapidly changing environments. His hands-on leadership style focuses on diligent execution by working closely with his management teams, clients, business partners and board of directors.
Laurent studied engineering and received his degree in computer science from Columbia University.
Debbie Hickey, Chief Administrative Officer
Debbie is the CAO and FINOP for Millennium Advisors. She is responsible for ensuring that the Company remains in compliance with its capital, financial, operational and reporting obligations. Debbie is a seasoned Accounting and Regulatory financial professional with more than 25 years in the financial services industry. She began her career at Coopers & Lybrand, and then joined Kemper Securities Group, as Manager of Regulatory Reporting at a time when the firm was in the midst of a five company consolidation (which became known as EVEREN Securities). She held various leadership positions in the Accounting and Finance departments and played key roles representing the Accounting and Regulatory Reporting functions during EVEREN’s acquisition by First Union Securities. Debbie then joined LPL Financial Services as the Chief Accounting Officer with ultimate responsibility for the net capital and customer reserve calculations. She oversaw the accounting, finance and treasury functions as LPL transitioned from fully disclosed to self-clearing status. She currently holds the Series 7, 24, 27 and 63 licenses.
Edward Zaremba, Head of Technology
Our developers are involved throughout the entire project process, spending time with traders and quantitative analysts generating ideas, discussing their designs with other developers, building, testing, and releasing their software into production, and supporting projects once they are live. We're always looking for self-starters interested in working in a fast-paced environment with lots of creative autonomy.
We love open source projects. Here are some of our favorites that we use every day:
Millennium seeks both experienced candidates and new graduates. Successful candidates will have advanced quantitative skills, with outstanding communication, interpersonal, and organizational abilities. Valued experience and potential areas of responsibility include client relationship management, fixed income trading, process improvement initiatives around electronic trading, design/coding (Java, SQL), and back/middle office systems. Candidates must have or will obtain securities licenses.
Millennium Advisors, LLC collects non-public personal information about you from the following sources:
Information we receive from you on applications or other forms
Information about your transactions with us
Information we may receive from a consumer-reporting agency.
We do not disclose any non-public personal information about you to anyone, except as permitted by law. If you decide to terminate your business relationship(s) with Millennium Advisors, LLC, we will continue to adhere to the privacy policies and practices on this page. Millennium Advisors, LLC restricts access to your personal and account information to those employees who need to know that information to provide products or services to you. Millennium Advisors, LLC maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your non-public personal information. We may disclose all of the information we collect, as described above, to companies that perform clearing services on our behalf or to other financial institutions with whom we have service agreements.
Protecting your privacy is an ongoing process. As technology continues to advance, Millennium Advisors, LLC will continue to evaluate its security standards and procedures associated with protecting your privacy. Nothing is more important to us than our client’s trust and confidence, and we will take whatever steps necessary to maintain the security of our professional relationships.
FINRA Registration: Millennium Advisors, LLC is a FINRA registered broker/dealer. www.FINRA.org
SIPC Membership: Millennium Advisors, LLC is a member of SIPC. www.SIPC.org
Millennium Advisors, LLC reserves the right to intercept, monitor, review and retain all electronic communications sent to or from its systems as permitted by applicable law. Any electronic communication that is conducted within or through Millennium Advisors, LLC ‘s systems will be subject to being archived, monitored and produced to regulators in accordance with Millennium Advisors, LLC ‘s policy and local laws, rules and regulations.
USA Patriot Act Disclosure: Pursuant to the requirements of the USA Patriot Act (Pub. L. 107-56) and other applicable laws, rules and regulations, Millennium Advisors, LLC may be required to obtain, verify and record your name, address and other information that will allow Millennium Advisors, LLC to identify you.
Business Continuity Planning: Millennium Advisors, LLC has developed a Business Continuity Plan to address how we will respond to events that significantly disrupt our business. Since the timing and impact of disasters and disruptions is unpredictable, we will have to be flexible in responding to actual events as they occur. With that in mind, we are providing you with this information on our business continuity plan.
If after a significant business disruption you cannot contact us as you usually do at 980-213-2300/Trading@millenniumadvisors.com, you should go to our website at www.millenniumadvisors.com. If you cannot access us through either of those means, you should contact our clearing firm, Pershing, LLC at 201-413-3635 for instructions.
We plan to quickly recover and resume business operations after a significant business disruption with responses directed at safeguarding our employees and property, making a financial and operational assessment, protecting the firm’s books and records, and resuming business operations on electronic trading platforms as soon as practicable. Our business continuity plan addresses: data backup and recovery; all mission critical systems; financial and operational assessments; alternative communications with business partners, employees, and regulators; alternate physical location of employees; critical supplier, contractor, bank and counter-party impact; and regulatory reporting.