Lester N. Coyle, Principal, Head of Credit Trading and Co-CIO
Dr. Lester Coyle is a principal, Co-Chief Investment Officer, and Head of Credit Trading. Dr. Coyle joined the firm in 2005 from Commerzbank, where he was the U.S. head of credit correlation trading. Prior to that, he worked at Bank One as a single name and correlation trader on the credit desk and as a credit model builder in the quantitative group. Earlier, he was a mathematics professor at Duke University and Loyola University. He earned a PhD in mathematics (1995) from the University of Michigan and a BA in mathematics (1989) from Trinity College, Dublin. Dr. Coyle is co-author of the book "Lectures in Contemporary Probability" and has published numerous articles on probability and finance.
Deep Kumar, Principal, Head of Options Trading and Co-CIO
Dr. Deep Kumar is a principal, Co-Chief Investment Officer, and Head of Options Trading. Dr. Kumar joined the firm in March 2003 and has been with the firm since that time, except for a ten-month period during 2010. Previously, Dr. Kumar was at BNP Paribas in New York (1995–2002), where he was the Chief Risk Officer for the USD rates group and oversaw the day-to-day risk taking by the group. Dr. Kumar has also done a great deal of work on volatility smiles and skews, much of which is used by a number of Wall Street firms for pricing and managing risks associated with options. He is the co-author of “Managing Smile Risk,” published in Wilmott Magazine in July of 2002. Dr. Kumar holds a PhD in hypersonics (1994) from Cranfield University, as well as an MSc in aerodynamics (1992) and an MA in engineering (1990) both from Cambridge University.
Garth Friesen, Principal and Head of Rates Trading
Garth Friesen is a principal and Head of Rates Trading. Mr. Friesen has served in a number of roles since joining the firm in 1998, most recently as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Strategist. He was also formerly Co-Chief Investment Officer, and he has managed portfolios in credit, fixed income, and asymmetric strategies for numerous of the firm's funds and accounts. Prior to joining the firm in 1998, Mr. Friesen worked in London as a trader for Merrill Lynch in their non-dollar swap business from 1994 to 1996, and from 1996 to 1998 he was a director at Union Bank of Switzerland where he worked as a proprietary trader in the fixed income derivatives group. Mr. Friesen earned an MBA (1994) from the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario and a BA in economics (1990) from the University of Western Ontario. He served on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets from its inception in July 2009 through January 2014.
Jason Prest, Principal and Head of U.S. Treasury Trading
Jason Prest is a principal and Head of U.S. Treasury Trading. He joined the firm in 2001, has traded U.S. Treasuries since 2003, and has been responsible for UST government relative value trading since 2009. Previously, Mr. Prest was an aerospace engineer for Pratt & Whitney (1996-2000), working on the engine programs for both the Joint Strike Fighter and the F-22 Raptor. Mr. Prest earned an MBA (2001) from Carnegie Mellon and a BS in aeronautical and astronautical engineering (1996) with a minor in economics from MIT.
Scott L. Wyler, Principal, Chief Executive Officer and CCO
Scott L. Wyler is a principal and Chief Executive Officer. He also serves as Chief Compliance Officer of the firm. Mr. Wyler has served in several roles since joining the firm in January 1997, most recently as President. He was General Counsel from 1999 until September 2017, and he was a trader for the firm and its affiliates in fixed income and emerging markets in 1997 and 1998. From 1994 to 1996, he was an associate with the law firm of Bracewell & Patterson (now Bracewell LLP). Mr. Wyler earned a JD (1994) from the University of Virginia and a BA magna cum laude (1990) from Yale University. He is a member of the Texas Bar and is Authorized House Counsel with the Florida Bar.
Robert Printz, Principal and President
Robert Printz is a principal and President of the firm, which he joined in 2000. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Printz was with Barclays Capital as Managing Director of Capital Markets and, at separate times, Head of Generalist Sales, Derivatives Sales, and Global Hedge Fund Sales. Prior to joining Barclays, in 1996 Mr. Printz worked at Merrill Lynch as a Director in derivatives sales, from 1993 to 1996 at J.P. Morgan Securities as MBS product manager and hedge fund salesperson, and from 1986 to 1993 at Mitsui Bank as a portfolio manager. Mr. Printz earned an MBA in international finance (1986) from the New York University Stern School of Business and a BS in management (1984) from The State University of New York at Binghamton.
Karen Hansen, Principal and General Counsel
Karen Hansen is a principal and General Counsel. She joined the firm in May 2014 and served as Associate General Counsel until September 2017. Previously, Ms. Hansen was the General Counsel for Pomona Capital (2011-2014) and FLAG Capital Management (2006-2011). From 2002 to 2005, she was an associate in the private investment funds practice of Proskauer Rose LLP in Boston (formerly Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault LLP). Ms. Hansen earned a JD (2002) from Northeastern University School of Law and a BS (1997) from the University of Delaware. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and is Authorized House Counsel with the Florida Bar.
Francis Feeney, Principal
Francis Feeney is a principal. He joined the firm in 1998. Mr. Feeney's prior experience includes leadership positions with Sumitomo Capital Bank Markets, where he served as Senior Vice President of Investor Marketing. He was also Director of Capital Markets at Barclays de Zoete Wedd, Ltd., and earlier, Fixed Income Salesperson, United Kingdom and International Investors with L.F. Rothschild Ltd. Mr. Feeney holds a Masters Degree in economics (1989) from Cambridge University and a BA (Honors First Class) in banking, insurance, and finance (1985) from University of North Wales.
Thomas Olofsson, Principal
Thomas Olofsson is a principal. He joined the firm in 1999 as a senior relationship manager in investor relations. Mr. Olofsson's prior experience includes leadership positions with Öhman Junior Fondkommission AB, where he served in various roles including Senior Partner, Head of Fixed Income and Equity Trading, and Manager of Proprietary Trading from 1988 through 1999. He was also a Fixed Income Trader and Interest Rate Options Trader for Svenska Handelsbanken from 1986 through 1988. Mr. Olofsson studied finance and economics at the University of Stockholm from 1985 through 1987. He earned the Certified European Financial Analyst designation from the Stockholm School of Economics in 1998.
Christian Pellegrino, Head of CLOs
Christian Pellegrino is Head of CLOs. He is also a member of the Management Committee. Mr. Pellegrino joined the firm in April 2012. Previously, he was an Associate with the law firm of Chapman and Cutler LLP, specializing in asset securitization. He was also a futures trader with Tradestation Securities. Mr. Pellegrino holds a JD (2007) from Northwestern University School of Law and a BS in mathematics (2003) from Florida State University.
Yelena Anuar, Chief Financial Officer
Yelena Anuar is Chief Financial Officer. She joined the firm in 2013 as the Corporate Controller. Previously, Ms. Anuar was a Vice President and Controller at Bluegreen Corporation. At Bluegreen, Ms. Anuar led an accounting team of approximately 30 individuals and was responsible for all aspects of accounting, reporting, and Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance for a public company with annual revenues of approximately $500mm. Prior to Bluegreen, Ms. Anuar's professional experience included corporate controllership and directorship of financial reporting functions at several mid-to-large sized SEC-registered companies, as well as serving as a Senior Auditor with Ernst and Young LLP. Ms. Anuar holds an MS in accounting from the University of Notre Dame and a BS in accounting from Florida Atlantic University. She is a CPA.
Bob Hart, Chief Risk Officer
Bob Hart is Chief Risk Officer. He joined the firm in April 2004 from Lehman Brothers in New York, where he worked in the fixed income proprietary trading group. Mr. Hart's career has been concentrated in the pricing, trading, risk management, and product management of fixed income derivative securities. In addition, he has designed and built risk management systems for trading in fixed-income options, U.S. Treasuries, FX options, and proprietary fixed income products (swaps, swaptions, Eurodollars, Eurodollar options, futures and futures options). Mr. Hart earned an MBA (1982) from Harvard Business School and a BS summa cum laude in electrical engineering (1979) from Virginia Tech.
Gonen Minuskin, Chief Technology Officer
Gonen Minuskin is Chief Technology Officer. He joined the firm in March 2019. Previously, Mr. Minuskin served as Managing Director, Head of Mortgage Banking Capital Markets Technology for JP Morgan, where he led a global technology team supporting loan origination, servicing, securitization, and post-close operations. His career also includes front office technology leadership roles at Bank of America, HSBC Securities, and Prudential Securities. In addition, he co-founded a technology startup focused on revolutionizing transportation benefits for auto insurance companies. Mr. Minuskin earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS in computer science from The State University of New York at Buffalo.
Mark Perry, Chief Operations Officer
Mark Perry is Chief Operations Officer. He joined the firm in 2007. Previously, Mr. Perry was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs in their Credit Derivative Operations group. He held various roles at Goldman including Mortgage Derivatives Middle Office, Project Management, Interest Rate Confirmations, and Programming for Commodities & FX Systems. Mr. Perry earned a BS in Management Information Systems from Florida State University.