Leadership

CAE LEADERSHIP

With backgrounds in finance, technology, and client management, our team focuses on creating a safe, comprehensive, and effective market access point. We are deeply committed to creating a firm that delivers excellent client outcomes during every transaction.

  • Ryan F. Jacob CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Ryan began his career as a private equity investor at Celerity Partners, a $200 million private equity firm. During his time at Celerity, Ryan focused on technology related de-leveraging, growth equity, and leveraged recapitalization investments. Ryan led and participated in a broad range of new and portfolio company activity. Following Celerity, Ryan worked for Endeavour Capital, a $3 billion private equity firm focused on leveraged buyouts in the Northwestern United States. Finally, Ryan worked in the Palo Alto office of Summit Partners, a $31 billion global private equity group, where he focused on consumer internet, media, enterprise software, and semiconductor related investments.
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    Jeffrey Robbins PRESIDENT

    Jeffrey Robbins joined CAE in 2014. He is responsible for directing the day-to-day operations of CAE’s global secondary capital equipment business. As the company moves into our next major phase of growth, Jeffrey’s focus is on business development, operational improvements, and the growth of the firm. Before joining CAE, he spent 6 years at Ventex Corporation as a managing partner, responsible for determining strategic direction and overseeing operations. ...

    Prior to that, Jeffrey was the founder and majority owner of RSIG Security Group Inc., providing global security services to a diverse client base. He expanded RSIG from a single state entity in 2000 to seven states by 2005, employing three thousand officers.

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    David Ruiz MANAGING DIRECTOR

    David Ruiz serves as CAE’s Managing Director, responsible for firmwide trading strategy and execution. He leads CAE’s global trading teams in all aspects of the trading process, from evaluating opportunity to negotiating terms. He draws on a wealth of experience, overseeing in excess of 8,000 completed transactions throughout his career at CAE. ...

    He joined CAE in 2010, and previously served in senior roles as Director of Data Acquisition and Analytics, and Vice President of Sales and Trading.

    He attended Pomona College, graduating with a dual B.A. in Politics and Economics. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife and dog.

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    Austin Gill EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

    Austin Gill has served as CAE’s Executive Vice President since 2015, and prior to that as it’s Director of Operations and Analytics. He entered the firm in early 2012 as a Trader and served in that capacity for two years as one of the firm’s top performers prior to moving into Management. As EVP, Austin is responsible for managing the firm’s global operations across its offices in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. He oversees Data Acquisition and Analytics, Settlement and Risk Management, Software Engineering, IT and Security, Talent Acquisition, and Trader Training. ...

    Prior to CAE, Austin held positions in Fixed Income at RBC Capital Markets and supported the M&A team at Dewey & LeBoeuf.

    Austin graduated with a BA from Princeton University, where he was a member of the varsity football team.

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    Andrei Fiadkovich VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING

    Andrei leads the firm’s Software Engineering Department which is responsible for the continual development and enhancement of our trading platform. He joined CAE in 2015 as Director of Engineering and was promoted to Vice President of Engineering in January of 2018. Prior to CAE Andrei worked at Avanade, a software development joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft. He oversaw development teams servicing energy, automotive, and consumer product clients and led technology development including web-based exchanges, decision support, and behavioral platforms. ...

    He was a Senior Software Architect at KGB where he worked on geo-location products and product-service technology, and has worked for software companies around the world including Dell and Epsilon. Andrei has been responsible for the full software stack—server-side database design and programming all the way through front-end consumer and business portals and user interface. He earned his B.S. in Computer Science and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the St. Petersburg Mining Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia.