SpiderRock Advisors is a rapidly growing financial technology company and SEC registered investment advisor based in Chicago, Illinois.

The team consists of technologists, product managers, and derivatives experts with comprehensive experience in developing leading edge financial technology and niche alternative investment solutions.


Leadership

 

DAVE DONNELLY | Director, Client Portfolio Management

Dave is responsible for business development and client portfolio management at SRA. He began his career at Lord, Abbett & Co. in 2003, and has since worked closely with advisory and institutional clients across a range of products, including traditional equity and fixed-income, managed futures, volatility arbitrage and private equity.  Prior to SpiderRock, Dave was the Founder and President of the quantitative strategy firm Strategic Alpha. Dave earned his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

 

ERIC METZ, CFA | Chief Investment Officer

Eric oversees all investment strategies and portfolio management activities at the firm. Prior to joining SpiderRock, Eric was the Derivatives Strategist and Portfolio Manager at RiverNorth Capital Management, LLC, managing both mutual fund and hedge fund assets for individuals and institutions. Eric graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan with a B.S.E and M.S.E in Industrial and Operational Engineering. He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago.

 

BRUCE MUMFORD | Chief Financial Officer

Bruce is responsible for leading financial oversight and management at SRA. He has over 30 years of executive experience within financial services and asset management. In his most recent role prior to SRA, Bruce served as a Partner at Emerging Edge, LLC, where he was an advisor and investor to multiple alternative investment funds. Bruce previously held executive leadership roles at ABN AMRO, including as the President and CEO of its U.S. Broker Dealer unit, and Executive VP of its Clearing & Execution Services division. Bruce has his BSE, summa cum laude, in Industrial and Operational Engineering from the University of Michigan, and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

ZED FRANCIS | Portfolio Manager

Zed is responsible for portfolio management activities and continued business development.  Prior to joining SpiderRock Advisors, he was a Solutions Portfolio Manager at Legal and General Investment America, managing multi-asset portfolios with a focus on derivative overlays for institutional clients.  Zed graduated from Cornell University with a B.S.E. in Applied Economics and Management.  He is an active member of the YWCA Chicago Impact Investing Advisory Council.

                       

GEORGE PAPA | Executive Chairman

George is the Founder and Managing Partner of SpiderRock Holdings LLC, our Parent Company. From its inception, he has been the chief visionary and architect of our firm’s technology. He has been instrumental in the investment and trading industry his entire career, formerly as a Partner and Managing Director for Cantor Fitzgerald in New York, as well as holding executive technology roles with leading investment firms in Chicago. George graduated with honors from the California Institute of Technology with degrees in Applied Physics and Economics.