Brad founded Paskewitz Asset Management in 2002, The firm was later acquired by Strategic Capital Advisors LLC and it formed the foundation for the buildout of The Strategic Funds’ algorithmic trading strategies and operations. Brad brings a wealth of experience and thought leadership in the fields of designing systematic approaches for trading equities, equity derivatives and futures to the team. Prior to building his own firm, Brad successfully established several trading desks and oversaw systematic trading teams with a number of prominent global financial firms. He was an early proponent of the use of statistical pattern recognition, genetic algorithms, and data visualization in automated trading systems. This work included developing automated optimized portfolio & risk management systems. Brad began his career as an electronic system’s engineer for General Electric Space Systems. He has a MS in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a BS in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from Princeton University and a Derivatives Course Program from the New York Institute of Finance. He holds the Series 3, 7 & 63 and is a Registered Commodity Trading Advisor. Brad is an accomplished mountaineer, an activity that brings together his passion for risk management and the great outdoors. He acts as a Special Advisor to our Trading & Management Teams.