Mr. Cole has 35 years of experience in asset management, where he spent the majority of his time at Equinox Capital Management, LLC and most recently as head of operations for Alternative Capital Advisors. As a founding member of Equinox, he played an integral role in its development and growth, with assets under management in the Large Cap Value product growing from $300 million to $15 billion in 10 years. At Equinox, he served as the Principal, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Trading where he directed and supervised all operational activities associated with the investment management functions of the firm, including trading, portfolio administration and information technology. Mr. Cole was also a member of a three-person management team whose responsibilities included developing advisory related relationships, and was the primary relationship contact for all institutional clients. With an eye towards efficiency and use of technology, Mr. Cole grew the business while adding just 20 employees during the firm’s assets under management growth phase, and was responsible for overseeing daily pre-open Investment Committee meetings. Mr. Cole began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co where he was a Senior Auditor, and was Equity Trader at Atalanta/Sosnoff Capital Corporation. Mr. Cole earned a B.S. in accounting from Fordham University in 1983. He is married and has two children.