christopher Cole, CFA - Chief Investment Office

Christopher R. Cole, CFA is the founder of Artemis Capital Management LP and the CIO of the Artemis Vega Fund LP. Mr. Cole’s core focus is systematic, quantitative, and behavioral based trading of volatility and derivatives. His decision to form a fund came after achieving significant proprietary returns during the 2008 financial crash trading volatility futures and options (verified by independent auditor). Cole’s volatility research is highly influential in derivative and macro trading circles and widely quoted by the financial press. His 2012 research paper entitled, “Volatility at World’s End” argued the equity options market was mis-pricing and hedging the wrong tail (left as opposed to right). The paper was credited with re-pricing long-dated volatility, and named one of the best macro-economic thought pieces of the last decade. Mr. Cole is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and in the media. He previously worked in capital markets at Merrill Lynch and structured over $10 billion in derivatives and debt transactions.


Shaun Jordan - Director of Business Development

Shaun Jordan joined Artemis Capital Management with 15 years of capital raising experience in the global macro hedge fund space. Before joining Artemis, Shaun directed the capital raising efforts at Abraham Trading Company for thirteen years and at e360 Power LLC for one year. Shaun attended The University of Texas at Austin. While at Texas, he was a captain of the Swimming & Diving team which won 4 consecutive NCAA National Championships. He graduated with a degree in Economics in 1991 and returned to The University of Texas at Austin for an MBA, which he received in 1997. Shaun was a member of the 1988 and 1992 USA Olympic Swim Teams, where he won two Olympic Gold Medals as a member of the 4X100 freestyle relay.


Michael Hermanson - trader

Mike joined Artemis Capital Management after working as a volatility trader at PEAK6 in Chicago. At PEAK6, Mike developed and executed both manual and automated strategies for listed single-stock and index volatility derivatives. In addition to developing and executing new strategies, Mike also acted as a market-maker across a universe of more than one thousand stocks. Prior to his work at PEAK6, Mike worked on the Flow Volatility Trading desk at Nomura. Mike graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Business Administration.


John Parkhill, Ph.D. - Lead quantitative researcher

A native of Chicago, John Parkhill completed degrees at the University of Chicago in mathematics and chemistry, before earning a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry, with a focus on strongly correlated quantum many-body problems. Following a Postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University with Alan Asurpu-Guzik, John was an assistant professor at The University of Notre Dame where he obtained the NSF CAREER award, applying deep learning techniques to atomic dynamics.


Jason york, ph.d. - quantitative researcher

Jason joined Artemis Capital Management after working as a Quantitative Software Engineer for Quansight.  Prior to this, he completed a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.  During this time, Jason worked to develop new generation hydraulic fracturing simulations, utilizing HPC and efficient coupling of numeric methods.  Jason also holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio and B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University.


jordan garside - quantitative researcher

Jordan joined Artemis Capital after starting a Master's program in Theoretical Chemistry at University of Waterloo. Jordan's experience focuses on rapid prototyping of interfaces and models, which he developed while working for different start-up companies. His experience in machine learning and data analysis is derived from his applications to the field of theoretical chemistry. Jordan graduated from California State University-Long Beach with a bachelor's degree in Chemistry.


lauren fischer - head of operations

Lauren joined Artemis Capital Management after working as a Project Manager for SALI Fund Services, an Insurance-Dedicated Fund creation and administration services company where she managed the creation of IDFs for several different asset managers and investment strategies, including multi-strategy, long/short equity, long-only equity, private equity, fund of funds, MLPs, etc. She previously worked as a Contracts Analyst for St. Jude Medical (now Abbott). Lauren graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M University with a degree in International Studies with a Minor in Communication.


nicholas moore - operations associate

Nick joined Artemis Capital Management after working in various roles at Charles Schwab for a number of years. He started as a broker, working with their retail client base before moving into a specialized role assisting Schwab’s self-directed high net worth clients. Nick was then asked to help build out a trading operations team for Schwab’s new Dallas-Fort Worth campus, which became the model for other Schwab centers thereafter. Nick graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southwestern University with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Economics.


amanda donahoo - executive coordinator

Amanda Donahoo joined Artemis Capital Management after working as a volunteer Event Coordinator with the National MS Society. She previously worked for Globe Marketing and Advertising Distributors within the Torchmark Corporation as a Production Analyst and Coordinator. She graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a degree in Public Relations.