Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer, Research and Investments
Founding partner Richard Singer is a distinguished veteran of the managed futures industry, with 30+ years of experience as a broker, trader, and consultant. A former Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA), Richard specializes in managed futures and alternative investment strategies. As Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Triton, Richard oversees the firm’s daily operations and guides its managed futures investment strategy and CTA research process.
Richard began his career in 1971 as an account executive with Bache and Company, where he discovered his passion for the futures industry. His next position was with Conti Commodity Service, a division of Continental Grain Company. After 4 years getting an extensive education on commodity markets, trading techniques, and futures exchanges, Richard joined Loeb, Rhodes, Hornblower & Shearson to broker and run their commodities investing division in Beverly Hills.
From 1979 to 1996, Richard worked as a futures trader and consultant. This period included a 12-year stint managing the Talisman Fund in Century City, California and the Lancelot Futures Fund in Zurich, Switzerland. In 1996, Richard joined the Private Client Group of Altegris Investments in La Jolla, California, as an Alternative Investment Advisor. Richard left Altegris in 2006 to join Price Asset Management as Senior Vice President.
Richard is licensed and registered as a Series 3 broker through SRB Capital Management, Inc., a registered introducing broker with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and a member of the National Futures Association. He is also licensed and registered as a Series 22 and Series 63 securities broker.
Managing Director, Business Development and Consulting
Jay Ramey is a founding partner at Triton. He brings 14+ years of experience to his position as Managing Director of business development and consulting. In the course of his financial services industry career, he has served in multiple capacities, including sales, marketing, research, and portfolio design.
Previously, Jay was Vice President and Branch Manager of Price Asset Management in their La Jolla, California office, where he was responsible for compliance, alternative investment research, and business development. Before that, Jay spent 5 years as an Alternative Investment Advisor in the Private Client Group at Altegris Investments (formerly the Managed Investments Division of Man Financial, a subsidiary of the Man Group), where he gained extensive experience in custom hedge fund and managed futures portfolio construction.
Earlier in his career, Jay worked as a private money manager implementing systematic option trading strategies for equity portfolios. Jay also worked as a financial manager with Merrill Lynch in San Diego, where he focused on hedged equity strategies.
Jay graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. He is a Series 3 and Series 30 licensed broker and serves as the Branch Manager of SRB Capital Management, Inc. in their La Jolla, California office, a registered introducing broker with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and a member of the National Futures Association. Jay is also licensed and registered as a Series 7 and Series 63 securities broker.
Stephen Klawitter, CAIA
Director, Sales and Business Development
With over 10 years of alternative investment industry experience, Stephen Klawitter currently serves as Director of Sales and Business Development for Triton Capital Advisors. In this role, Stephen is responsible for constructing and implementing customized asset allocations for clients and formulating investment strategies and policies for the firm. Stephen is also a member of the Triton Investment Committee.
Stephen has worked for Triton since 2010, previously serving as Senior Vice President in the Private Client Group at Altegris Investments. Previously, Stephen was a Research Analyst in the Altegris Research & Investments Team, where he was responsible for evaluating, selecting, and monitoring managed futures managers and investments on behalf of the firm’s high-net-worth and institutional clients. In this position, Stephen built and cultivated relationships with numerous CTAs and has significant experience identifying and evaluating new and emerging CTA manager talent.
Additional experience includes his time as a Research Associate in the Research department of the Man Financial Managed Investments Division in La Jolla, CA.
Stephen holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Portland, in Oregon. Stephen is licensed and registered as a Series 3 broker through SRB Capital Management, Inc. He also holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation—a globally recognized credential for individuals specializing in alternative investments.
Ryan Mitchell, CAIA
Senior Vice President
Ryan Mitchell has over 13 years of alternative investment expertise. As Senior Vice President at Triton, Ryan conducts managed futures research and provides customized portfolio construction and management services for RIAs, family offices, institutions and individual investors.
Previously, Ryan was a Senior Vice President of HedgeCo Securities, where he conducted quantitative and qualitative due diligence on CTAs, hedge funds and private equity funds, and guided investors through the fund manager selection and portfolio construction process. His responsibilities also included performing marketing and consulting duties for fund clients. Prior to that, Ryan co-founded and served as the CEO of Alternative Asset Partners, Inc., a fund research, marketing and consulting firm. Ryan also has extensive experience as an equities trader and systems developer, with a specialty in statistical arbitrage strategies.
Ryan holds a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is a Series 3 and Series 30 licensed broker through SRB Capital Management, Inc., a registered introducing broker with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and a Member of National Futures Association. He also holds the Series 7 and Series 63 securities licenses, as well as the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation- a globally recognized credential for individuals specializing in alternative investments. Ryan currently serves as the West Coast Chapter Director of the Hedge Fund Association—an international non-profit organization devoted to advancing transparency, development and trust in alternative investments. He was also recently named a 2013 San Diego Five Star Wealth Manager (top 4% of wealth managers in San Diego).
Vice President, Boston
Jeff Garcia has 14 years of experience in institutional and private wealth management. He specializes in developing wealth-building strategies within global financial and alternatives markets. As Vice President of Triton’s Boston office, Jeff provides personalized service to high-net-worth investors, RIAs, family offices, and institutional investors. He helps clients identify their investment needs and find investment vehicles that meet their risk/reward parameters.
Prior to joining Triton, Jeff played a key role in the launch and growth of an FX investment company, cultivating and managing relationships with FX brokers and connecting brokers, commodity trading advisors, registered investment advisors, and high net worth investors around the globe. Before that, Jeff worked with TD Ameritrade, where he partnered with RIAs to help clients obtain their investment objectives. During his time with TD Ameritrade, the President’s Club recognized him for excellence in asset gathering and advice solutions. Jeff also has a solid foundation in traditional and alternative investment options, gained from previous roles as a financial advisor both at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.
Jeff holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. He is registered with the National Futures Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and holds the Series 7, 66, 31, 3, 30, and 34 licenses. Jeff has participated in numerous boards and philanthropic organizations. He is a current member of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting.