The Connors Group Appoints James Lonergan CEO

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Firm Plans Expansion and Growth in the RIA Space to Meet Investors Needs

The Connors Group, a leading innovator in the development of financial market trading information for the active investing community, announced that James Lonergan will succeed Larry Connors as Chief Executive Officer

The Connors Group, a leading innovator in the development of financial market trading information for the active investing community, announced that James Lonergan will succeed Larry Connors as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Connors, who founded The Connors Group in1998, will stay on as Chairman.

Mr. Lonergan has over 20 years’ experience in managing and growing information businesses. Most recently, he was CEO and President of Synaptic Digital, a B2B video communications firm. Previously, Mr. Lonergan served as Executive Chairman and Director of publishing company Sports Information Group.

Mr. Lonergan has deep expertise overseeing the retail and professional investor marketplace. From 2001 through 2007 he was President and COO of publishing company TheStreet.com and grew the business into one of the most respected financial publishers. Prior to TheStreet.com, Mr. Lonergan served as COO at World Information Network and as COO at Thomson Financial (now Thomson Reuters) and Technimetrics, where he was instrumental in building a successful institutional business and integrating business units and acquired companies into a cohesive organization. He began his career in money management at SunAmerica Asset Management and Alliance Bernstein (formally Alliance Capital). Mr. Lonergan is a Graduate of Villanova University and holds an MBA from Fordham University.

The Connors Group is dedicated to applying the power of quantitative analysis to financial market trading data in order to help professional and individual investors be more successful by understanding how markets really work. The company’s multi-stream revenue model encompasses subscriptions via its commentary/analysis web site TradingMarkets.com, tools and services for discretionary traders, and a web-based SaaS product – The Machine – for active investors and financial advisors. The Connors Group has an affiliate company that provides advisory money management services.

“The Connors Group has the unique solution in The Machine to help investors of all types create alpha, manage risk, and build structure into their investment decision-making. Shortly, the company will be launching an enhanced version of The Machine that will support financial advisors in their ongoing role of having to raise funds and build lifetime value into their business practice” said Mr. Lonergan. “I’m excited to be joining and building this business as we develop and refine our offerings to help professional and individual investors, while positioning the company as the leading voice in the investor space for more structured, active investing.”

“Jim’s experience leading and managing businesses with multi-stream revenue models and maximizing shareholder value is exactly what we need as we expand into the Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) space and seek to build upon our positioning within the active investor community ,” said Larry Connors. “I’m thrilled to have Jim come aboard and build The Connors Group business, while I shift my focus toward money management.”

To request more information or to speak with The Connors Group, please contact Rob Davenport.

About The Connors Group, Inc.
The Connors Group, Inc. is a leading innovator in the development and distribution of financial market trading information and data for both the institutional investment community and the individual investor and trader. Through its research arm, Connors Research, LLC, the firm builds and develops model-driven, quantitatively validated trading methodologies based on a proprietary, continuously-curated core database of U.S. equity trades. http://www.cg3.com/.

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