Chairman & Co-CIO
Mark co-leads the investment Committee and co-manages Ridgedale’s portfolios. Mark founded Ridgedale’s predecessor company RXR Capital (“RXR”) in 1983, later renamed SSARIS Advisors after partnering with State Street Global Advisors in 2001. As an early pioneer in the managed futures/global macro segments of the business, Mark started on the floor at NYMEX in 1968, and created one of Merrill Lynch’s first commodities funds in the early 1980’s, leading a group that managed hedging and alternative strategies for Merrill’s institutional clients. Mark served as a Director of the FIA for 19 years, 2 term Executive Director of MFA and is a current Arbitrator for the NFA.
CEO & Co-CIO
Paul leads portfolio management and development of new investment and risk management strategies and co-leads the investment Committee. Prior to joining Ridgedale, Paul served as CEO and CIO of SSARIS until 2014, and prior to that as Director of Research. Before joining SSARIS in 2004, Paul developed quantitative algorithms for trading stock index futures and used this expertise to launch SITE Capital Management LLC in 1996, a CTA and CPO that focused on systematic equity derivatives and options strategies. Paul was previously part of the Human Genome Project at Columbia University as a candidate in the MD/PhD program and received a BA and MA from Harvard University.
Peter heads business development, sales management, client relations and product development, is a member of the Investment committee and is also the Compliance Coordinator. Prior to joining Ridgedale, Peter spent five years as Senior Vice President at SSARIS. Before joining SSARIS in 2011, Peter worked as a Senior Vice President at Index IQ, a Director at Hatteras Funds and a Managing Director at Robeco Investment Management. Peter has his MBA from Babson College, and BA from Hobart College. He is a past and present member of Managed Money Institute, IMCA, FOX, NACUBO and AIMSE. Peter holds Series 3, 7 & 63 licenses.
Partner, Senior Advisor
Dan has over 30 years’ experience in the alternatives investment industry. Dan has joined to focus on global institutional sales and product development and will serve as a member of the investment committee. Most recently, he served as director focusing on business and strategy development for a systematic global macro firm, Aspetuck Capital Management. Previously he was a managing director and head of global institutional business and product development at Madison Street Partners and Del Mar Asset Management. Dan is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Senior Vice President, Head of Trading
Steve directs trading and is also a member of the investment committee. Previously he was Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management at SSARIS. Prior to joining Ridgedale, Steve was with RXR since 1991. He was of member of the board of the FINEX exchange, a division of the New York Board of Trade and a board member of the FIA New York operations divisions. Steve is a graduate of the State University of New York College at Cortland with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Nick Katchadurian, CAIA
Nick is a Vice President at Ridgedale Advisors focused on business development , investments and operations. Nick is also a member of Ridgedale’s investment committee. Prior to joining Ridgedale, Nick held internships with Centerbridge Partners and Epiq Systems, as well as participating in Ridgedale’s internship program. Nick is a graduate of Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations. While at Colgate, Nick was a member of the Men’s Rugby Club, Student Government Association and Colgate’s Ski Team. Nick currently holds a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.