Ryan Jacob has served as CAE’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 2008, and its largest unitholder since 2014. Ryan has led CAE’s development into a global commodities trading and investment firm, focused on the semiconductor market. Ryan directs CAE’s trading department and is responsible for the firm’s strategy and overall operations. In his trading capacity, Ryan directs the firm’s proprietary investment and trading activities globally, working with CAE teams based in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. Ryan contributes to the design of CAE’s unique data aggregation and analytics functions, its software development effort, and key operational groups.

In addition to his role at CAE, Ryan serves Chairman of CAE’s U.S. and foreign subsidiaries and leads its acquisition, investment, and partnership efforts.

Prior to CAE, Ryan held investment professional positions at Summit Partners, an $18 billion global private equity firm focused on technology related equity and credit investing. Prior to Summit, Ryan was an investment professional at Endeavour Capital, a $2 billion leveraged buyout focused private equity firm. Prior to Endeavor, Ryan worked for Celerity Partners, a Los Angeles based private equity firm with $200 million of committed capital.

Ryan earned a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.