About

Trinnacle is a New-York-based, quantitative hedge fund advisor. Its ethos embodies integrity, innovative thought and proven risk management. Trinnacle seeks to preserve capital and generate consistent absolute returns through monetizing opportunities driven by the latest technology. The firm is managed by its founding partners Eric Kohlmann and Joel Nathaniel Bloch.

The Management

Trinnacle is managed by its CEO Stephen E. Gallant and its founding members Eric A. Kohlmann and Joel N. Bloch.

Stephen E. Gallant, CFA

CEO of Trinnacle

Stephen is a 36-year veteran institutional investor and senior investment management executive. He brings a well-rounded understanding of best practices in investing, along with a proper understanding of governance, risk management, and operations. Mr. Gallant has broad experience in investing, which he acquired both from professional roles and entrepreneurial endeavors.

In his last role, Stephen co-conceived and co-founded Somerset Reinsurance, a reinsurance solutions company designed to provide needed capital relief to the global life insurance market. From inception, Stephen led the launch of the company in Zurich, Switzerland. Mr. Gallant led the early development of the corporate governance structure, the regulatory licensing process, the asset management and risk management processes, and the implementation of the firm’s system architecture. Stephen served on the Board of Directors of Weisshorn Re and was Chief Investment Officer since inception.

Before his entrepreneurial endeavor, Stephen was Head of Rates for ING Investment Management’s Proprietary Fixed Income Group. He served on the firm’s Executive Team, where the firm set investment strategy, made tactical decisions, addressed operational needs, and oversaw risk for the firm’s $80 billion portfolio.

Before his career at ING, Stephen spent thirteen years trading in the US fixed income market.

Stephen co-founded and co-managed Portage Equity Investments I and II, an early-stage venture capital fund that principally invested in medical device and computer technology companies.

Mr. Gallant is a member of the CFA Institute, where he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He received a BS in finance from Washington University in St. Louis.

Eric A. Kohlmann

CIO/ COO of Trinnacle

Eric is Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer at Trinnacle. He holds a Master in Finance from IE Business School in Madrid and started his academic career at Eton College in the UK, going on to study at ETH Zurich and TU Munich where he successfully completed his Bachelor in Physics, researching the electrochemical properties of titanium oxy carbide nanotubes in 2011.

After his studies, Eric helped to launch a São-Paulo-based venture capital firm, Bolt Ventures, which operates as an incubator to develop and fund promising Brazilian startups. In Zurich, Eric started the family-held Kohlmann & Co AG to invest in early stage companies, some of which went on to close large follow-on funding rounds with leading international investors. Eric speaks English, German, French and Portuguese.

Eric A. Kohlmann

CIO/ COO of Trinnacle

Eric is Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer at Trinnacle. He holds a Master in Finance from IE Business School in Madrid and started his academic career at Eton College in the UK, going on to study at ETH Zurich and TU Munich where he successfully completed his Bachelor in Physics, researching the electrochemical properties of titanium oxy carbide nanotubes in 2011.

After his studies, Eric helped to launch a São-Paulo-based venture capital firm, Bolt Ventures, which operates as an incubator to develop and fund promising Brazilian startups. In Zurich, Eric started the family-held Kohlmann & Co AG to invest in early stage companies, some of which went on to close large follow-on funding rounds with leading international investors. Eric speaks English, German, French and Portuguese.

Joel N. Bloch

CIO/ CTO of Trinnacle

Joel is Founding Partner and Chief Risk Officer of Trinnacle. He graduated MSc ETH Physics with a “magna cum laude” grade equivalent, writing his thesis on using the Hawkes Poisson Model to predict volatility in a high frequency trading environment. After graduating, Joel worked as an analyst for Vision Knight Capital in Shanghai, a Chinese-based, technology-focused private equity fund where he worked closely with David Wei, a former CEO of Alibaba.

Joel is a founding board member of Ricci Fellows, the biggest Sino-Swiss young professionals network. Joel speaks German, English, French and Mandarin.

Joel N. Bloch

CIO/ CTO of Trinnacle

Joel is Founding Partner and Chief Risk Officer of Trinnacle. He graduated MSc ETH Physics with a “magna cum laude” grade equivalent, writing his thesis on using the Hawkes Poisson Model to predict volatility in a high frequency trading environment. After graduating, Joel worked as an analyst for Vision Knight Capital in Shanghai, a Chinese-based, technology-focused private equity fund where he worked closely with David Wei, a former CEO of Alibaba.

Joel is a founding board member of Ricci Fellows, the biggest Sino-Swiss young professionals network. Joel speaks German, English, French and Mandarin.

Advisory Board

Prof. Didier Sornette

ETH Zurich

Karim Hakimzadeh

Litmore LLC

Joshua Landes

Wynnefield Capital