In 2003 Thomas founded Wynn Capital Management with a vision of offering the advanced trading strategies normally reserved for institutions and hedge funds to individual investors—at a fraction of the cost.
Thomas worked on the floor of the Pacific Stock Exchange in San Francisco from 1981 to 1996. Starting as a “runner” Thomas eventually became an equity and options market maker in 1985.
On July 1, 1987 with starting capital of $25,000 Thomas formed his own trading company, Wynn Options. Four months later on Oct 19th Thomas was on the floor of the exchange trading for his own account during “Black Monday” the –23% single day decline that shook global markets. Thomas survived an event that wiped out many professional traders and went on to have a successful nine year career as a floor trader. Thomas bought a seat on the exchange in 1989 and trained and financed other traders.
Thomas is active in the Santa Cruz community and is currently:
Prior to joining Wynn Capital Management, Mr. Conti spent 13 years as an Executive Director at MSCI, Inc. (formerly Morgan Stanley) and was responsible for running the Americas’ business for the MSCI’s FEA brand, which specialized in the valuation of physical assets as “Real Options” and Multi–Asset Class Enterprise Risk Management solutions for some of the world’s largest commodity and energy firms.
Prior to his time with MSCI, Mr. Conti spent 13 years in the trading pits at the Pacific Stock Exchange in San Francisco as a successful independent Equity Options Market Maker. During his time in the pits, Mr. Conti focused on constructing profitable, multi–million dollar portfolios of derivatives and equities and managing the risk of those portfolios via volatility arbitrage and risk budgeting.
Mr. Conti earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.
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Jacob Mandel Client Relationship Manager
Jacob joined WCM in May of 2015. He currently provides operational and administrative support to the firm.
Jacob earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz.