Mr. Eberle is the President and Chief Investment Officer of the General Partner. Mr. Eberle has extensive experience in portfolio management, derivatives trading and risk management. For the past 10 years, he has been the Managing Member of 3 private investment funds which invest in equities, options, exchange traded funds and commercial real estate. He began his career as an options market maker for Group One Trading LP and a few years later, became a partner at Oppenheimer, Noonan, Weiss, LLC (“ONW”). Mr. Eberle was instrumental in the negotiation of the sale of ONW to SLK-Hull Derivatives LLC, which was subsequently acquired by Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (“Goldman”). At Goldman, he served as the Co-Head of Trading on the Pacific Exchange and was a member of the U.S. Equity Derivatives Risk Management Committee. Mr. Eberle has an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Mr. Hoover is the Director, Product Analytics, Compliance, and Distribution of the General Partner. Mr. Hoover has extensive experience in investment analysis, portfolio management, and risk management. Prior to joining the General Partner in 2020, he was at BlackRock for more than 11 years in a variety of client service and strategic planning roles, including the ETF and institutional-client businesses. He joined BlackRock in 2008 after working as an engagement manager for the consulting practice of EY LLP, where he advised asset-management, private-equity, broker-dealer, and endowment clients on risk management and regulatory compliance best practices. He began his career as a portfolio manager at Wells Fargo. Mr. Hoover earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Economics at the University of California, San Diego, and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
Mr. Akapo is the Systems Architect of the General Partner. Mr. Akapo has over 20 years of experience in designing, developing, and implementing client and server-side software systems. Prior to joining the General Partner as a founding team member in 2018, Mr. Akapo developed the Internet of Things messaging pipeline for Samsung SmartThings Enterprise. He joined Samsung after more than 10 years at Wells Fargo, where he architected numerous components of financial infrastructure including Wells Fargo’s online mortgage and online payment services systems. Mr. Akapo earned his degree in Computer Science from the University of Houston.
Mr. Serfaty is the Systems Architect of the General Partner. Mr. Serfaty specializes in designing and deploying distributed systems, microservices, and application programming interfaces. Before joining the General Partner as a founding team member in 2018, Mr. Serfaty led one of the core teams at Samsung building the Internet of Things platform SmartThings Enterprise. Prior to joining Samsung in 2013, he led a core team at Hewlett-Packard working on the distributed printing service HPConnected. Mr. Serfaty began his career in software development in 1996 with the startup Quick Studio, and has worked at numerous startups and corporations including CloudTalk and EMC Documentum. Mr. Serfaty earned a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Paris VI Jussieu and Post-graduate degree in Human-Machine Interface from the University of Paris XI Orsay.
Mr. Friel is the Associate Director, Product & Operations of the General Partner. Mr. Friel began his career in the Special Projects division of the National Outdoor Leadership School ("NOLS"). Prior to joining the General Partner as a founding team member in 2018, Mr. Friel worked as a software developer at Affinity Creative Group. Mr. Friel earned his bachelor's degree from Pomona College.