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 Jacob CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Ryan Jacob joined CAE in 2008 as CEO, following research into illiquid non-exchange driven markets and the semiconductor vertical. Ryan led the firm’s growth and maturation into a software and data centric physical commodity trading firm. In 2014, Ryan completed a management buyout to become CAE’s largest unit holder. Prior to CAE, Ryan was an investment professional at Summit Partners, Endeavour Capital, and Celerity Partners. Ryan holds a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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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 VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND TRADING

    David Ruiz is responsible for managing the firm’s global trading operation. David joined CAE in 2010 as a Data Specialist, and quickly found success in building CAE’s operational initiatives. David was promoted to Director of Data Acquisition and Analytics in 2012, and Vice President of Operations in 2013. In 2014, David became the Vice President of Sales and Trading, and currently leads our Trading Team in identifying opportunities in the market and executing exceptional client outcomes. ...

    Prior to CAE, David worked at Google, UBS Financial Services, and Robinson and Wood, LLC. He graduated with a double major in Economics and Politics from Pomona College, where he was a member of the lacrosse team.

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    Austin Gill EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

    Austin Gill joined CAE in 2012 as a trader and quickly became one of the firm's top performers. After being promoted to management, he played an instrumental role in the design and development of each of the firm's departments. Austin now oversees all operations including Trader Training, Recruiting, Data Acquisition and Analytics, Settlement Services and Risk Management....

    Prior to CAE Austin worked at RBC Capital Markets in New York. He graduated with a B.A. in History 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.