Our Team

Mr. Joshua B. Parker - Image Mr. Joshua B. Parker
Chief Executive Officer and President

Joshua B. Parker is a co-founder and the CEO of the Asset Management Business and has been a Managing Partner of The Gargoyle Group since 1998. From 1988 through 1998, Mr. Parker was General Counsel, then Executive Vice President, of Kenmar Advisory Corp. and its affiliates, a leader in the managed futures industry. From 1986 to 1988, Mr. Parker was a member of, and an options market-maker on, the American Stock Exchange, training and sponsoring a number of successful on-floor options market-makers. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Parker was also a member of the Government Relations Committee of the Managed Funds Association. Mr. Parker is a Bridge Gold Life Master, a former North American Bridge champion and has represented the United States in international bridge competitions. He is a graduate of Yale University and the New York University School of Law.

Mr. Alan L. Salzbank - Image Mr. Alan L. Salzbank
Chief Investment Officer

Alan L. Salzbank is a co-founder and the COO of the Asset Management Business and has been a Managing Partner for The Gargoyle Group since 1999. From 1987 to 1998, Mr. Salzbank was a member of, and a market maker on, the American Stock Exchange where he advised specialist units and trading firms on options theory and strategy. Prior to that, Mr. Salzbank was a retail branch manager in the Paramus, New Jersey office of Gruntal Co.(1985-1987), and the Director of the Futures Department and a Limited Partner at Herzfeld & Stern (1980-1985). At Merrill Lynch, Mr. Salzbank was a Commodity Analyst and Futures Sales Specialist, and the founding editor of the Merrill Lynch “Weekly Futures Report” (1976-1980). A former Ivy League gymnastics champion, he graduated from the Wharton School with a degree in Economics, and holds an MBA from the NYU School of Business.

Mr. Alan S. MacKenzie, Jr. - Image Mr. Alan S. MacKenzie, Jr.
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Alan S. MacKenzie, Jr. joined The Gargoyle Group in 2007 as its as its Chief Financial Officer and currently serves as Managing Partner, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. His career in finance began in 1988 and his experience ranges from equity and index options market-making to financial and regulatory accounting for broker dealers, trading firms and hedge funds. Mr. MacKenzie is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the New York University Stern School of Business. He is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) charterholder.

Mr. Phillip S. Martin - Image Mr. Phillip S. Martin
Chief Technology Officer

Phillip S. Martin has been a Managing Partner of The Gargoyle Group since November 1999. He was a member of the American Stock Exchange from 1985 to 1999, during which time he developed the Ovid Software  Trading  Program,  a  handheld  computer  program  used  by  members  of  the  American  Stock Exchange  and  Philadelphia  Stock  Exchange  to  monitor  their  options  positions  and  assist  in  the management of those positions. Before becoming a member of the American Stock Exchange, Mr. Martin was an independent computer consultant (1980-1985) and a systems programmer with IBM (1974-1980).  He  attended  the  University  of  Michigan  School  of  Music and  received  an  MBA  from  Herriot-Watt University. Mr. Martin is a Bridge Diamond Life Master and former national Bridge champion.

Mr. Andrew E. Hurni
Chief Compliance Officer

Andrew E. Hurni joined the Gargoyle Group in 2005 as its General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer after acting as its outside counsel since 1998. He has practiced law since 1994 with experience in the areas of securities law and regulation, hedge fund formation and regulation, and corporate law and business planning. Mr. Hurni is a graduate of Rutgers University and Quinnipiac University School of Law and also holds a Masters of Law in Taxation from Temple University School of Law.

Mr. L. Jeffrey Aker
Senior Trader

L. Jeffrey Aker joined the Gargoyle Group in 2005 and has been a Senior Trader since 2007. His career in finance began in 1983 and includes experience as an on-floor market maker and member of the American Stock Exchange from 1987 to 2005. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the New York University School of Law.

Mr. Thomas F. Concannon, Jr.
Senior Trader

Thomas F. Concannon, Jr. has been affiliated with the Gargoyle Group since 1992, and has been a Senior Trader since 2009. His career in finance began in 1987 and includes experience on both the brokerage and market-making side of the business as a member of the American Stock Exchange. He graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Mathematics.  

Mr. William J. Irwin
Director of Communications

William J. Irwin joined the Gargoyle Group in 2000 and has been the Director of Communications since 2013. His career in finance began in 2000 and includes experience as an on-floor options market-maker, a proprietary desk trader, and quantitative and electronic market-making strategy development. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education.

Mr. Zachary Jordy
Controller

Zachery Jordy joined the Gargoyle Group in 2012 as the Controller of its Asset Management business. His career in finance began in 2007 and includes experience as a Fund Accountant, Account Manager, and Staff Accountant. He is a graduate of the Michael J. Coles College of Business – Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.

Mr. Thomas J. Lyeu
Director of Research

Thomas J. Lyeu joined The Gargoyle Group in 2012 as Junior Quantitative Analyst and is currently the Director of Research. Prior to joining The Gargoyle Group he was a Senior Systems Engineer and IT Consultant at LogicShark Consulting. Mr. Lyeu attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and received a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Systems Engineering.

Mrs. Judy Schwartz
Director of Client Relations

Judy Schwartz joined The Gargoyle Group in 2005 and is the Director of Client Relations. Her career in office management and customer service began in 1985 and includes experience in concierge services, hotel management recruitment, and public relations for the fashion industry. She is a graduate of Sullivan County College for Hotel and Restaurant Technology.