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Using a thoughtful, long-term perspective, adaptive research, and responsive delivery, RYZZ (pronounced "Rise") Capital Management develops and applies dynamic insights and innovations to rapidly changing global markets.
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RYZZ Capital Management is guided by its sub-advisor, Sunrise Capital Partners, an asset management firm that has been developing and implementing dynamic investment concepts since 1980.Learn More
Paul Kujalowicz serves as one of the Managing Partners of RYZZ and has worked in the asset management industry for nearly two decades. Kujalowicz began his financial services career by spending nearly 15 years at SunAmerica Mutual Funds (now AIG). Currently, in addition to his role with RYZZ, he is the Managing Director and a Registered Principal of Vision 4 Fund Distributors, a FINRA Registered Broker/Dealer and sales organization.
Jason Gerlach is a Managing Partner for RYZZ. Gerlach is additionally the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner for RYZZ sub-advisor Sunrise Capital Partners. In his roles, Gerlach determines and drives the overall business strategy and oversees the firm’s day-to-day business operations and activities for both RYZZ and Sunrise. Gerlach also serves on Sunrise’s Management Committee. Previously, Gerlach was an attorney with Hale and Dorr LLP (now WilmerHale) in Boston and later, with Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin (now Arnold & Porter LLP) in San Francisco. Gerlach holds a J.D. cum laude and an M.A. in Public Affairs and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin and a B.A. in Government from Cornell University. Gerlach has completed additional graduate studies in business and finance at The Wharton School, Harvard Business School and Northwestern University. Gerlach co-founded the California Alternative Investments Association (CalALTs) in 2010 and is currently that organization’s President and a member of its Board of Directors.
Jarod Winters is the Chief Compliance Officer for RYZZ. Winters is additionally the Chief Operations and Compliance Officer for Sunrise Capital Partners (Sunrise), the sub-advisor of all of RYZZ’s investment strategies. In his roles with Sunrise and RYZZ, Winters oversees all compliance functions and many aspects of the two firms’ day-to-day business operations. Prior to joining Sunrise in 2015, Winters worked with a variety of financial technology companies focused on portfolio risk, performance reporting, and trading systems. In addition, Winters consulted investment advisors on operational technology and workflow as a Director at Wells Fargo Prime Services in New York. Winters attended the University of Texas at Austin where he earned an M.B.A. as well as a B.A. in Humanities.
Chris Stanton is a Partner in RYZZ. Stanton is also the Chief Investment Officer of and a Partner in Sunrise Capital Partners (Sunrise), the sub-advisor of all of RYZZ’s investment strategies. In his roles, Stanton oversees the development, implementation and enhancement of all investment programs for both RYZZ and Sunrise. Previously, Stanton traded extensively in a wide range of global commodity and currency markets as Vice President and Portfolio Manager for Deerhurst Capital Management and as Capital Markets Officer for JP Morgan. In those roles, Stanton managed multi-million-dollar portfolios and conducted all market and risk analysis for those portfolios. Stanton holds a J.D. cum laude from the Northwestern University school of Law, has engaged in graduate studies at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Lehigh University.
Rick Slaughter is a Partner in RYZZ. Slaughter is also a pioneer of the alternative investment industry who, acting on a life-long passion for trading global markets, launched a groundbreaking firm known as Commodity Monitors, Inc. (CMI), a predecessor entity to RYZZ sub-advisor Sunrise Capital Partners (Sunrise), in the mid-1970s after completing his B.S. in Finance at San Diego State University and completing some graduate work in Finance and Systems Management at both San Diego State and the University of Southern California. In the 1990s, Slaughter merged CMI into Sunrise and became a Founding Partner of the firm for which he currently serves as Chief Research Officer and as a member of the firm’s Management Committee. In his roles with RYZZ and Sunrise, Slaughter continues his 40+ year legacy of investment innovation and helps to drive the enhancement of existing trading strategies and the development of new investment concepts.
Dave Gard is a Partner in RYZZ and has worked in the asset management industry for more than 35 years. Gard’s experience includes time with Investors Diversified Services (now Ameriprise) and EF Hutton (now Citigroup) where he worked in a wholesale role for a variety of investment products. Later, at firms such as New England Funds (now Nvest Financial Group) and SunAmerica Mutual Funds (now AIG), Gard helped bring funds to market for those firms. In addition to his role at RYZZ, Gard serves at the National Sales Managed for Vision 4 Fund Distributors, a FINRA Registered Broker/Dealer and sales organization.
Jerry Vainisi is a Partner in RYZZ and has decades of experience in the asset management business. Among other things, Vainisi was a Co-Founder the Head of Distribution at TS Capital, LLC (TSC), a distributor of a wide range of investment products. Prior to his time at TSC, Vainisi worked as a Managing Director and National Sales Manager at Eaton Vance and in a wholesaling role with Nuveen. In addition to his role at RYZZ, Vainisi currently serves as the Head of Distribution for Vision 4 Fund Distributors, a FINRA Registered Broker/Dealer and sales organization.
Neil Sullivan is a Partner in RYZZ and has worked in the asset management business for several decades. Sullivan spent a good portion of his career with Eaton Vance where he worked in a variety of roles including as the CAO of Institutional and International Accounts, as Managing Director of National Accounts, and as Sales Director for the firm’s fee-based advisory channel. In his role at Eaton Vance among other things, Sullivan helped role syndicate and distribute nearly 40 closed-end funds and helped raise capital for those products. Sullivan later moved to TS Capital, LLC (TSC) where he was Head of National Accounts and then took on the role of Head of Product Origination for Vision 4 Fund Distributors, a FINRA Registered Broker/Dealer and sales organization.
Henry Johnson is a Partner in RYZZ and has worked in the asset management business for nearly a decade. After graduating from Hamilton College with a B.A. in World Politics and Economics, Johnson joined TS Capital, LLC (TSC) where he rose from a financial analyst to his current role as TSC’s Chief Operating Officer. Johnson later became a Managing Director for Vision 4 Fund Distributors, a FINRA Registered Broker/Dealer and sales organization.
RYZZ Capital Management LLC is registered as an investment advisor with The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and only transacts business in states where it is properly registered, or is excluded or exempted from registration requirements. SEC registration is not an endorsement of the firm by the SEC and does not mean the advisor has achieved a specific level of skill or ability.