About Us

Patrick Stacey
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.

 


 

Chris Davis

Chris Davis
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.

 


 

Laura Wiley - Director of Client Services

Laura Wiley
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 Marazzo

Ryan Marazzo
Content Strategist

 

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.

 


 

Joseph Curley
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 Wiley

Kristin Wiley
Associate Director

 

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.

 


 

Glenn Kennedy
Independent Director, B.A., L.L.B.

 

Glenn Kennedy is the founder of Leeward Management Limited. He serves as an advisor to,  and independent board member of Cayman Islands investment funds, investment managers, and technology companies.

In these crucial roles, he focuses on corporate governance and legal and compliance matters, bringing over 20 years of experience with fund formation, operations,  regulatory and business law to his client boards.

Prior to founding Leeward, Mr Kennedy was an associate attorney with the Cayman Islands office of a multi-jurisdictional offshore law firm as part of the firm’s investment funds team,  and was, prior to that, an equity partner with a Toronto, Canada based business law firm, where he practiced in the areas of corporate law and investment funds.

Mr. Kennedy holds Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of  Manitoba, Canada. Glenn is a Professional Director registered pursuant to the Directors  Registration and Licensing Act, 2014, and serves as Secretary of the Cayman Islands
Directors Association.

He holds Canadian, United Kingdom, and British Overseas Territories Citizenship and is a Permanent Resident of the Cayman Islands.

 

 


 

David Acutt
Independent Director, B.Comm., CTA, CA (SA)

 

Dave Acutt is the Finance Director of Leeward Management Limited. He serves as an independent board member of Cayman Islands investment funds, investment managers, and technology companies.

In these pivotal roles, Dave’s focus is on corporate governance with an emphasis on finance, audit, cyber security, and compliance matters.

Dave’s client boards benefit from his experience with entity formation, management, operations, business processes, and regulatory advisory.

He has served as a director on the boards of alternative investment funds and special purpose vehicles with AUM,  ranging from emerging manager levels to multi-billion dollar investment groups.

Prior to joining Leeward, Dave was the Finance and IT Director and CIO with one of the longest standing Corporate  Service providers in the Cayman Islands.

Dave began his career with Deloitte South Africa, spending terms at Deloitte in Prague, Toronto, and the Cayman Islands, respectively, before becoming the Finance and Operations Manager at the Maples Group.

He is passionate about sports and believes in its ability to develop and improve the well-being of communities. In support of this drive, he serves as the treasurer of the Cayman Junior Rugby Charitable Trust, which focuses on engaging youth from all walks of life in the sport of rugby.

Dave holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Honours in Finance with a Certified Theory of Accounting from the University of Cape Town and the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa, respectively.

He is an approved person, and  Professional Director registered pursuant to the Directors Registration and Licensing Act, 2014. Dave holds South  African, United Kingdom, and British Overseas Territories Citizenship and is a Permanent Resident of the Cayman  Islands.

 

 


 

Steven Slessor
Independent Director, B.Comm., CA, CPA

 

Steve Slessor is a Director at Leeward Management Limited. He serves as an advisor to an independent board member of Cayman Islands investment funds and their managers.

In these significant roles, he focuses on corporate governance and legal and compliance matters, bringing over 20 years of experience with fund administration,  operations, audit, and regulatory matters to his client boards.

Mr. Slessor previously served as Managing Director, Relationship Management at MUFG Investor Services, a top-tier fund administration firm with over 700B assets under administration.

During his 17-year career at MUFG Investor  Services, Mr. Slessor served in many roles, including managing fund administration staff, onboarding new funds, managing client relationships and their service providers.

Additionally, he served as an Executive Board member on two regulated MUFG entities for more than ten years. Mr. Slessor lived in Cayman from 2006 to 2008 while working with the firm.

Previous to MUFG Investor Services, Mr. Slessor worked for global Insurance companies and audit firms, all specializing in investments and investment funds.

Mr. Slessor obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Further, he is also a Certified Public Accountant in good standing with the CPA Canada.