Lester Coyle
Principal and Chief Investment Officer
Dr. Lester Coyle is a principal and Chief Investment Officer. 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.
Jason Prest
Principal and Head of Fixed Income
Jason Prest is a principal and Head of Fixed Income. 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.
Christian Pellegrino
Principal and Head of Structured Credit
Christian Pellegrino is a principal and Head of CLOs. He 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.
Scott Wyler
Principal, Chief Executive Officer and CCO
Scott 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.
Robert Printz
Principal, President and Head of Investor Relations
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.
Yelena Anuar
Principal and Chief Financial Officer
Yelena Anuar is a principal and 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.
Thomas Olofsson
Principal and Investor Relations
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.
Jay Wells
Head of Quantitative Credit Strategies
Jay Wells is the Head of Quantitative Credit Strategies and he is the co-portfolio manager for the firm’s Convertible Bond Strategy. Mr. Wells is also a member of the Management Committee. He joined the firm in July 2012. Mr. Wells began his career in 2000 as an analyst in the investment banking program at Lehman Brothers in Convertible Origination helping to develop many of today’s standard convertible structures. In 2004, he moved to the Convertible Trading desk and co-led the prop desk through 2012 at Barclays where he was most recently a Managing Director. Mr. Wells earned a BA (2000) with a double major in Physics and Mathematical Economics from Wesleyan University.
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.
Jeff Schmitt
Treasurer and Director of Operations
Jeff Schmitt is Treasurer and Director of Operations. He joined the firm in September of 2023. Previously, Mr. Schmitt was a Treasury and Operations Manager for over 24 years at HBK Capital Management, a $7.5BB global multi-strategy investment management firm. At HBK, he provided portfolio funding solutions for multiple entities across all major asset classes across the US, EMEA, and APAC and managed counterparty risk utilizing relationships built with over 40 of the top financial institutions around the world. Mr. Schmitt earned a BA (1999) in Accounting from Washburn University.