Context Capital Partners, an alternative specialist firm with holdings and operating companies in various sectors of the alternatives space, has appointed Eric Noll as Chief Executive Officer of Context Capital Partners, with Ron Biscardi (pictured) shifting to become Chief Executive Officer of Context Summits on a full-time basis.
In his new role, Noll will be responsible for overall management of Context Capital Partners and its various holdings, growth initiatives and strategic partnerships. The addition of Noll will allow Biscardi, who has served as CEO of Context Capital Partners since 2005, to focus on the overall long-term strategic direction and continued growth and success of Context Summits.
Noll brings more than two decades of experience in the financial services and financial technology space. Prior to joining Context, Eric spent 15 years at Susquehanna International Group, where he held various management and leadership positions. Noll moved to NASDAQ in 2009, serving as the Executive Vice-President of Transaction Services and CEO of its regulated Exchanges. In 2013, Noll was appointed CEO of Convergex – a leading agency-focused global brokerage and trading related services provider – and led the successful exit and sale of the company in 2017. Subsequent to that, Noll has been an advisor and board member at several financial technology companies as well as served as the interim President of Franklin and Marshall College and continues as a member of their Board of Trustees. Noll has served on the SEC's Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee and twice been named to the Institutional Investor Trading Technology list of Top 40 Executives in Financial Technology.
"I'm exceptionally excited to join Context Capital Partners, having been a longtime admirer of the businesses Context owns and operates as well as its management team," says Noll. "I believe there are tremendous opportunities to streamline our technologies and efficiencies for allocators and managers. The platform Context has established is the ideal vehicle to bring those opportunities and benefits to fruition."
John Culbertson, President and Chief Investment Officer of Context Capital Partners, adds: "It is with great pleasure that we officially welcome Eric Noll to Context Capital Partners, particularly as investor interest in alternatives increases. Ongoing volatile markets and geopolitical tensions are renewing demand for sophisticated and unique alternative investment strategies and Eric's multifaceted experience in the space will bolster the firm's ability to innovate across our portfolio of businesses."
"Over the last 12 months, we have optimised and grown our technology and capabilities, launching Context 365 and enhancing our Context Summits event series,” says Biscardi, co-Founder and CEO of Context Summits. "Our upcoming flagship event, Context Summits Miami 2020, is expected to be our largest to date, bringing together the best of alternative allocators and managers for highly targeted and productive one-on-one meetings facilitated by our Context 365 proprietary platform. The addition of Eric to our management team allows me to concentrate on continuing the accelerated growth of this premier events, software and Saas business."
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