Head of Sales
Direxion Funds Sales Team
- Bob Abreu, Senior Regional Director, NYC/NJ
- Louis Flamino, Senior Regional Director, Southwest
- Aram Babikian, Regional Director, Northwest
- Tim Barile, Regional Director, Southeast
- Tyler Call, Regional Director, Southwest
- Phil Joyce, Regional Director, Northeast
Direxion Shares Sales Team
- Michael R. Eschmann, Senior Vice President, Business Development
- Sylvia Jablonski, Senior Vice President, Business Development
- Kathleen Kelly, Associate, Business Development
Managing Director, Head of Sales
As the Managing Director, and Head of Sales, Steve is responsible for leading the internal and external sales initiative for Direxion Funds and Direxion Shares. Mr. Rudman has over 25 years of distribution experience in the financial services industry, including the implementation of strategic corporate initiatives and building effective sales distribution teams.
Prior to Direxion, Steve was Senior Vice President, Head of Internal Sales for PIMCO; and SVP, Divisional Sales Manager for the Southeast where he was instrumental in driving exponential sales growth. Previously, Steve was a Vice President at Eaton Vance in Florida, where he helped increase asset levels by tenfold.
Steve holds Series 7, 63, 65, 24 licenses, and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Isenberg School of Management.
As Senior VP, Business Development, Michael leads Direxion’s ETF sales effort. He will continue to develop and maintain strategic relationships with the institutional and retail investor base.
Michael has over a decade of industry experience in sales and trading. Having spent 2 years as a portfolio manager with Direxion Funds, Michael has an in-depth understanding of levered funds and their implications. Prior to joining Direxion Funds, Michael spent 7 years in institutional fixed income sales at Merrill Lynch.
Michael is a graduate of Fairfield University, and holds FINRA series 7 and 63 licenses.
Sylvia is the SVP of Business Development at Direxion focusing on Global Product Implementation within the institutional and tactical client segment as well as promoting ETF education and strategy throughout the financial industry.
Prior to joining Direxion, Sylvia held a Delta One Sales Trading role which included ETF, Asset Manger and Hedge Fund coverage at Societe Generale. Before joining Societe Generale, Sylvia had 6 years of Financial Markets experience at Deutsche Bank where she covered Hedge Fund, Asset Management, Institutional and ETF Manager clients as an Equity Derivative Product Specialist.
Sylvia is a graduate of Boston College where she received a B.S. in Finance, Management and minor in Spanish. She also earned an MBA in Economics, Finance and Strategy from Fordham University. She is conversational in Polish, Spanish and French. Sylvia is series 7, 3, 55, 63 licensed and holds LE PAPER1, LE PAPER2, Hong Kong.
Aram is the VP of Business Development at Direxion specializing in the ETF space, focusing on product implementation as well as promoting ETF education and awareness throughout the financial industry.
Aram has nearly 8 years of industry experience in equity and fixed income sales, trading and operations. Having spent 4 years as a portfolio manager with Direxion, Aram has developed an in-depth understanding of ETFs, levered funds and their implications on a given portfolio. Prior to joining Direxion, Aram spent 3 years as an analyst in client derivative portfolio valuations at Goldman Sachs & Co.
Aram is a graduate of Baruch College where he received a B.B.A in Finance and Investments and a double minor in Political Science and Real Estate. Aram holds his FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.
Tim is the VP of Business Development at Direxion focusing on ETF sales within the advisor community and promoting ETF education and awareness throughout the financial industry.
Tim has over 7 years of institutional and retail sales experience in equity, fixed income, 529 plans, Separately managed accounts and other long-term growth investments. Tim has developed a deep knowledge of a variety of financial products and distribution channels in his previous positions. Prior to Direxion, Tim spent over 3 years at Baron Capital and nearly 3 years at Allianz Global Investors as an investment specialist.
Tim received a Bachelor of Science from Ramapo College with a Business concentration. Tim holds his FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.