Investment Leadership

TEAM-ORIENTED

Investment Leadership Team

Geode recognizes that the most sophisticated, research-driven, systematic processes benefit from applied fundamental insights. Our investment professionals are experienced in each of their disciplines, and work collaboratively to share expertise for the enrichment of our investment processes.

Vince Gubitosi

President and Chief Investment Officer

Vince Gubitosi is the President and Chief Investment Officer at Geode. Mr. Gubitosi is responsible for the overall management of the firm as well as the development and implementation of the firm investment strategies. Prior to being named President, he served as the Chief Investment Officer of Geode Absolute Return strategies and launched Geode Convertible Arbitrage and Commodity Strategies. Mr. Gubitosi joined Geode in 2002. He holds a B.S. in Economics and Finance from Boston College.

Tarek Eldin, PhD

Head of Research

Tarek Eldin, PhD is the Head of Research at Geode. Dr. Eldin is responsible for the development of Geode’s investment strategies in equities, credit, commodities and currencies. He coordinates with the portfolio management and trading teams on the implementation of research-based enhancements within the investment process. He holds a PhD in Financial Economics and an M.A. in Economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He was also a Swiss Science Foundation Scholar at The University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.

Deane Gyllenhaal

Senior Portfolio Manager

Deane Gyllenhaal is a Senior Portfolio Manager on Geode's Equity Index portfolio management team. He is responsible for leading the Equity Index team in its management of global equity assets, including US, developed, international, emerging markets, and REITs. Mr. Gyllenhaal joined Geode in 2014. He holds an M.B.A. from Babson College and a B.S. in Finance and Economics from Bentley College.

Maximilian Kaufmann

Senior Portfolio Manager

Maximilian Kaufmann is a Senior Portfolio Manager within Geode’s Equity strategies team. His primary focus is the management of Geode’s Quantitative Active Equity strategies. Mr. Kaufmann joined Geode in 2009. He holds an M.A. in Statistics from Columbia University and a B.S. in Economics from State University of New York at Binghamton.

Mitchell M. Livstone, PhD, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager

Mitch Livstone, PhD is a Senior Portfolio Manager within Geode’s Absolute Return strategies team. Dr. Livstone originally joined Geode from 2005-2007 and returned in 2010. Dr. Livstone holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a M.S and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. He is a CFA charterholder.

Nick Panitsas

Portfolio Manager

Nick Panitsas is a Portfolio Manager on Geode's Quantitative Active Equity portfolio management team. He is responsible for the management of U.S. and global tax managed equity assets. Mr. Panitsas joined Geode in 2014. He holds an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Bobe E. Simon, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager

Bobe Simon is a Senior Portfolio Manager within Geode’s Commodity and Equity strategies teams. Mr. Simon joined Geode in 2005. Mr. Simon holds an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University College of Engineering. He is a CFA charterholder.

Kenneth J. Zimmer, CFA

Head of Trading

Kenneth Zimmer is the Head of Trading at Geode. Mr. Zimmer is responsible for supervising and coordinating trades across multiple asset classes including domestic and foreign equities, futures, options, commodities, treasuries, and currencies. Mr. Zimmer joined Geode in 2007. He holds an M.B.A. from Yale University and a B.A. in Economics from College of the Holy Cross. He is a CFA charterholder.