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Zem Sternberg

Mr. Sternberg is Head of the Lake Hill Division of LAM and is Managing Partner of Lake Hill Capital Management LLC. Mr. Sternberg co-founded LHCM in 2005 and became the Head of the Lake Hill Division of LAM in 2015. Mr. Sternberg has over 25 years of experience building and managing global derivatives businesses. Prior to forming LHCM, he was Managing Director at Salomon Brothers, where he created their industry-leading options and futures business. He also was Partner at a privately held options market-making firm with offices worldwide and Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, where he was responsible for Global Quantitative Trading. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration with a concentration in statistics from the University of Chicago.

Scott Kovarik

Mr. Kovarik is Head of Quantitative Research and Trading. Mr. Kovarik co-founded Lake Hill in 2005. He is responsible for all firm-wide research and strategy execution. Prior to Lake Hill, he was a Partner at George Weiss Associates, LLC responsible for statistical arbitrage and global options trading. He was also a Partner at Greenway Trading, LLC, and a Senior Equity Derivatives Trader at Salomon Brothers. Mr. Kovarik has nearly 20 years of industry experience. Mr. Kovarik received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School.

Justin Golden

Mr. Golden is Chief Operating Officer. Before joining Lake Hill, Mr. Golden spent 5 years at Bank of America where he was most recently the Head of Institutional Equity Derivative Sales in London. He had roles in equity derivatives and structuring at Macro Risk Advisors and Deutsche Bank. Mr. Golden has nearly 15 years of industry experience. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in finance and corporate strategy from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Steven Nicklas

Dr. Nicklas is Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining Lake Hill, Dr. Nicklas completed his Ph.D. in Economics at New York University with a focus on macroeconomics and econometrics. He has worked closely and collaborated on research with economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Dr. Nicklas has over a decade of experience in quantitative analysis and econometrics. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Duke University.

Terence Schofield

Mr. Schofield is Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for technology infrastructure and development. Before joining Lake Hill, Mr. Schofield was a Senior Software Engineer at Thomson Reuters focusing on FX option pricing & analytics. Before that he worked as a technologist on the Fixed Income Rates Algorithmic Trading Desk at Barclays, as well as a Sr. Software Engineer Position at Bloomberg, Shonfeld Group, and Lockheed Martin. He has over 10+ years of software engineering experience. Mr. Schofield holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Villanova University.

Other Personnel

Related team members focus on technology infrastructure, programming, operations, legal, compliance, business development and investor relations.