Michael Wexler, CEO, co-founded Maple Leaf Capital in May 2002. Prior, he was at Credit Suisse First Boston in London for four years establishing and managing the single stock derivative trading group and then as a proprietary trader focusing on global single stock volatility and global correlation trading. He began his career in currency derivatives with Citibank Toronto and London trading Canadian dollar options, Japanese Yen exotic options and Euro Dollar options for five years. Mr. Wexler graduated with distinction from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in 1993, after winning a number of scholarships in the Actuarial Science Program.
George Castrounis, CIO, co-founder of Maple Leaf. Prior, he was at Credit Suisse First Boston in London responsible for equity derivatives trading of technology and financial sectors. Before that he was responsible for stock derivatives trading in German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Southern European, and European Emerging markets, also at Credit Suisse First Boston. He began his career with Citibank in the Financial Engineering and the Interest Rate Derivatives area in 1995 in Toronto, then New York and London in equity derivatives. Mr. Castrounis studied economics and graduated with distinction from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Mr. Castrounis and Mr. Wexler have worked together since 1996.
Philippe Pizzichini, portfolio manager, joined Maple Leaf in November 2005.
Jonathan Allen, Chief Operating Officer joined in May 2013 and has been in the financial services industry for 15 years. Prior to joining Maple Leaf, he served as the CFO and COO of RHG Capital, an SEC/CFTC/MAS regulated Global Macro investment fund with operations in New York and Singapore. Prior to RHG, he was the CFO at Pivot Capital Advisors, responsible from inception for the development and implementation of all operational and accounting procedures. Prior to Pivot, he worked at Bisys, a hedge fund administrator responsible for $100 billion in assets. Prior, he worked in operations at Bear Stearns and in insurance ratings research at Standard & Poor’s. Mr. Allen earned an MBA in Accounting from Fordham Graduate School of Business in New York in 2004 and a BS in Finance from University of Maryland in 1998.
Quyen Duong, head of operations, joined Maple Leaf Capital in August 2007 after 12 years at The World Bank where she was a Finance Analyst for over $4 billion of active loans to Vietnam. Quyen holds an MBA, is a Certified Public Accountant, and an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants prize winner.