Nicholas Gentile

Managing Partner, Head Trader and Principal

Mr. Gentile began his career in commodities in 1988, where he worked on the trading floor of the Coffee, Sugar & Cocoa Exchange (“CSCE”) as a phone clerk for B&J Commodities. In 1993, Mr. Gentile became a member of the CSCE and traded his own proprietary trading account as well as trading for company clients. In 1998, Mr. Gentile (with his partners) formed MP Commodities, a coffee, sugar and cocoa futures and options brokerage operation, where his prime responsibility was to run the futures floor operations. Mr. Gentile joined Atlantic Capital in January 2008 as a partner and co manager of a commodities only discretionary fund. Mr. Gentile was responsible for putting together trading strategies for the discretionary program as well as running all trading and execution for the firm. The strategies consisted of relative value, spreads and directional trades consisting mostly of futures contracts with some options as well.  Mr. Gentile maintains extensive contacts in the physical Coffee, Sugar, and Cocoa, Grain and Energy industries, comprising producers, consumers, traders and hedge funds, including the three main commodity index firms.

Lisa Parrinelli

COO and Principal

Ms. Parrinelli is a financial industry veteran with 25 years Futures and Foreign Exchange experience. She has held senior positions at several leading global financial institutions.

Lisa began her career at Dean Witter working on one of the industry’s largest Managed Futures Trading Desks.  After several years of servicing most of the major CTAs, she was recruited by one of the “Original Turtle Traders”, Liz Cheval, to work at EMC Capital Management in Chicago. Working closely with Ms. Cheval, Lisa learned the nuances of trading and quickly became responsible for trading the Currencies, Energies and Metals portion of the portfolio. Upon moving back to New York, Lisa joined an Institutional Sales and Trading Group at Refco.  During this time period she was instrumental in successfully growing the sales team and the P & L substantially enough for the CEO of MF Global to take notice and recruit the entire group. Throughout her eight year tenure at MF Global, she directly managed a staff of trading and sales professionals while overseeing the strategy, development and implementation of sales, marketing and training material.  Prior to joining NickJen Capital, Ms. Parrinelli was a Senior Vice President at RCG.    

Lisa is a graduate of New York University. 

Anthony Mascia

CFO and Principal

Mr. Mascia has 15 years commodity experience as a former member of the New York Board of Trade (NYBOT) & Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), Mr. Mascia co-founded a brokerage business that consisted of national and international clientele.  Mr. Mascia managed a floor trading operation where he delivered technical expertise and organizational leadership that drove Profit and Loss results for a multi-million dollar division specializing in food and fiber commodities on the exchange.  He has executed trades for commercial and institutional accounts, managed risk, formulated market positioning strategies, developed incisive market commentary, and provided consistent advisory and account services that established high rates of client retention and profitability.  Additionally, Mr. Mascia recruited, hired, trained and managed a team of agents and brokers, while coordinating research, analysis, and trading.  Mr. Mascia marketed new product lines and generated new commercial, institutional, speculative, and hedge account clients that enhanced the firm’s revenues.  In his normal course he interacted with traders, agents and clearing entities to ensure compliance with the company, the exchange, and with government regulatory agencies.

Mr. Mascia graduated from Fordham University in 2000. While a senior in college, Mr. Mascia began his commodity career on the Coffee, Sugar, Cocoa Exchange (CSCE) coordinating market prices and arbitraging commodities for multiple futures/options brokers.  This is where he began learning the business from the heart & soul of the markets. He became infatuated with the rapid-paced, high-intensity energy created during each trading session. All along, developing the insight for how the markets function.

Alessandro Pasin

Research Analyst

Mr. Pasin has has more than 10 years of work experience in the financial markets. He started his career as a treasurer and later as head of treasury in some of the most prominent multinational corporations where he developed his expertise regarding the analysis and trade execution in the currency, interest rate and commodity markets. Among other key skills, he acquired a wide range of portfolio and risk management techniques – for both hedging and investment purposes. Since 2009, he has focused his efforts on a full-time research activity in the investment strategy field and has created Colubris model, building upon his professional experience and the knowledge of the financial markets he has developed since his university years.

Alessandro Pasin graduated from Bocconi University in Milan (Italy) in 2002, with a Master of Science in Institutions and Financial Markets Management.