About Us



LeveL ATS is an independently operated US Equity Alternative Trading System designed to facilitate fast and efficient execution in a dark pool environment.

Launched in 2006, LeveL ATS provides a continuous crossing platform, giving customers the opportunity for seamless trading in a highly stable dark pool environment while minimizing information leakage and market impact.


Management Team


Whit Conary
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Conary has served in the financial services industry for 35 years. Prior to joining LeveL ATS, Mr. Conary worked at Moors & Cabot as a senior vice president in their Institutional Sales department. He was a founder and owner of Ward, Conary & Murphy (WCM), a floor brokerage and specialist firm at the Boston Stock Exchange. In 2004, WCM merged with Moors & Cabot after 15 years of growth. Mr. Conary has served as a member of the Boston Stock Exchange's Board of Governors and Executive committees. He is also a past president and current member of the BSTA and holds the series 7, 24, 63, and 99 licenses.

Stephen R. Miele Jr.
Chief Strategy Officer

Mr. Miele has served in the financial services industry for over 15 years. Prior to joining LeveL ATS, he was an Equity Trader for Fidelity Capital Markets on the Boston Stock Exchange. Mr. Miele has an MBA from The Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and an MS from Babson College. He also holds the series 7, 24, 55, 63, and 99 licenses.

John F. Linares
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Prior to joining LeveL, Mr. Linares was a senior associate in Bingham McCutchen LLP's Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions practice group, where he advised public, private and emerging growth companies on general corporate and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, asset and stock purchases and securities law compliance. Before joining Bingham McCutchen, Mr. Linares served as Assistant Vice-President and Corporate Legal Counsel to the Boston Stock Exchange where he advised business executives on recent developments in securities law and drafted, negotiated and managed commercial agreements. He also spent several years in various legal roles at several investment firms, including Fidelity Investments, Putnam Investments and MFS Investment Management.

Mr. Linares attended Northeastern University School of Law and Bridgewater State College and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and Hispanic National Bar Association.

Denise Barros
Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. Barros has served in the financial services industry for 20 years. Prior to joining LeveL ATS, Ms. Barros worked at Fidelity Investments as a Compliance Manager in their Ethics Office. She also spent several years in various compliance roles at New England Financial where she began her career. Ms. Barros received her Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional (CRCP) designation from the FINRA Institute at Wharton and has a BA from Stonehill College. She is also a member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals and holds the series 7, 9, 10, 24, 27, 63, 65, and 99 licenses.
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