Founding Partner, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer
Patrick founded PEAK Investments SPC in 2020. He is primarily responsible for overseeing trade and strategy development, risk management, and trade execution.
While at university in the early 2000s, Patrick leveraged his knowledge in statistics to discover an edge in a variety of online games of chance. He then founded what is now one of the world’s largest online gaming software companies, and has utilized his insight and experience to become a leader in the development of gaming statistical theory and game play. This ultimately led him to the markets.
In 2012, Patrick brought his mathematical and statistics-focused approach to market trading. He has given several mastermind presentations on advanced modeling for OTM (out-of-the-money) complex option positions, helping further this small yet nuanced field. He has also co-developed several trade patterns that provide the base for PEAK’s opportunistic trading during high-volatility events.
Patrick studied advanced statistics and psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
Managing Director, Distribution
As Managing Director of Distribution at PEAK, Chris is primarily responsible for overseeing day-to-day fund operations, investor relations, and business development. He and Patrick jointly manage the daily execution of trades.
Chris has been with PEAK since the inception of the fund in April 2020. He spent years prior to the fund’s launch working closely alongside Patrick to co-develop the trade patterns upon which the current PEAK trading strategies are based.
A licensed architect in Ontario, Canada, Chris brings a creative and resourceful perspective to PEAK that enhances his extensive finance and option trading experience.
Chris holds a Master of Architecture degree from Carleton University.
Director of Client Services
Laura is responsible for developing, maintaining, and growing the PEAK investor experience. She manages and oversees day-to-day fund operations, and ensures investors are provided with the highest level of client service.
Laura comes to PEAK from a professional background that is a balanced blend of traditional and nontraditional experience. Most recently, Laura worked on the client services team at GQG Partners for over three years, where she helped foster and maintain client relationships as the business grew from US$19B in AUM in 2019 to US$90B in 2022. Prior to GQG, Laura spent four years on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., working on the legislative team for the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
A former top-ranked national tennis player, Laura graduated from Columbia University in 2015 and holds her Series 7 License.
Ryan is primarily responsible for creating, improving, and maintaining the content and communication surrounding the PEAK brand.
Prior to PEAK, Ryan founded Marazzo Inc., an international creative agency focused on helping companies brand, position, and market themselves to a global audience.
Ryan holds bachelor degrees in both Architecture from Carleton University and Education from Nipissing University.
Distribution, Cayman Islands
Joseph brings six years of trading experience to PEAK, and manages distribution and operations in the Cayman Islands. He played an instrumental role in the development of the PEAK trading strategies, having worked extensively to support backtesting as well as research and development efforts.
Kristin enhances and supports strategy, development, and day-to-day PEAK operations.
Prior to PEAK, Kristin worked as an associate sales director at GQG Partners, where she focused on sales, strategy, and business development as the startup-style asset manager grew from US$19B in AUM in 2019 to US$80B in 2021. Most recently, Kristin spent one year embracing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live and work as the tennis pro on Necker Island.
A Division I tennis player, Kristin graduated from UCLA in 2018. She received her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Durham University in the United Kingdom. Kristin holds her Series 7 License and Series 63 License.
Karl, a resident of the Cayman Islands, is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Mr. O’Reilly is a Professional Director registered in the Cayman Islands pursuant to the Directors Registration and Licensing Law 2014 and serves as a director on the boards of alternative investment funds and special purpose vehicles. He has nearly 15 years of experience in the alternative investment funds industry. Prior to joining IMS he was Vice President of Fund Governance with Citco Trustees (Cayman) Ltd. where he was responsible for the alternative investment funds and the structured finance portfolios, and previously was Senior Team Manager with Admiral Administration Ltd. (Maitland Group) where he was responsible for the delivery of fund administration services to a diverse group of hedge funds. Mr. O’Reilly commenced his career in the Cayman Islands with KPMG auditing alternative investment funds and banks.
Independent Director, F.C.C.A., A.C.I.S., A.I.B., T.E.P.
Christopher, a resident of the Cayman Islands, is a fellow of the UK Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, an associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and a member of the Institute of Financial Services (formerly the Chartered Institute of ). Mr. Bowring is a Professional Director in the Cayman Islands registered pursuant to the Directors Registration and Licensing Law 2014 and is also a member of the Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants, a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and a founding member of the Cayman Islands Directors Association. He has over thirty years of experience in the management of various entities including mutual funds, trusts and corporations in a number of jurisdictions, in particular the Cayman Islands. Mr. Bowring is a Director of IMS and serves as a director on the boards of alternative investment funds and special purpose vehicles. Prior to joining IMS, he was the Managing Director of Fiduciary Trust (Cayman) Limited and director of Cayman Islands Securities Limited (a related brokerage company).