BTIG added three high yield sales professionals to its fixed-income group, the New York-based financial services firm said today. It also added two professionals to its convertible bonds group.

Jeffrey Gould joins the firm as director of high yield sales. He was most recently in fixed income sales with The PrinceRidge Group. Previously, he served in the leveraged finance and fixed-income sales groups at Barclays; he has also held investment banking positions with Bear Stearns and Credit Suisse.

William Tillinghast joins as a managing director for high yield sales, focusing on high yield and distressed. He most recently worked in high yield sales for Collins Stewart and Pali Capital. He has also served with CIBC Oppenheimer, Schultze Asset Management and DebtTraders.

Kevin McDonald joins as a vice president of high yield sales. He was most recently with Fieldstone Capital, after serving in the leveraged finance group of Cohen & Co. from 2009 to 2010. He also worked in the high yield and distressed group at Morgan Joseph and began his career in the high yield and investment-grade trading group of Spear, Leeds and Kellogg.

BTIG also added William Freihofner as a director of convertible trading and Mayank Patel as a managing director of convertible sales.

BTIG has been expanding its fixed-income group throughout the year. In May it expanded its fixed-income group by adding Michael Noonan and Drew Rymer. The firm expanded its high yield and distressed desk analytics group with two new hires in February.


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