Mr. Canales was most recently with Octane Research Inc. where during various periods he served as Chief Investment Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Risk for this Switzerland-based fund of hedge funds group. Mr. Canales previously was Chief Operating Officer of Parker Global Strategies, LLC, a Connecticut-based fund of funds and was a partner at Aletheia Research and Management, a predominantly traditional long-only manager. Prior to entering the financial industry, he spent twenty years in various senior management roles with firms in the distribution and manufacturing sectors. He holds a B.S. in economics from Santa Clara University.