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 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 semiconductor 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.
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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 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.