Founder and Managing Director


University of Iowa, University of California Los Angeles


  • 10+ years of experience in the financial industry
  • Founder and managing director of a private investment firm
  • Created the Volatility Alpha program in 2014


Kyle is a private equity professional with more than 10 years of experience in the financial industry with an emphasis on quantitative and statistical analysis. Kyle is the founder and managing director of Ravina Investment Management, a firm that trades positions and options in index futures and volatility futures for institutional and high-net-worth investors using the Volatility Alpha program. He created the Volatility Alpha trading method in 2014. The method uses a diversified approach of coupled trades in relative value arbitrage with hedged positions. Arbitrage uses simultaneous long and short positions to profit from price imbalances.

Kyle has a diverse background in many aspects of private investment. He began his career in 2008 at Ellwood Associates where he was a research analyst in value equities. Kyle moved to Jackson National Asset Management LLC, where his work centered on alternative investments and hedge fund supervision. As an equity analyst at Granite Investment Partners, his focus moved to micro- and small-cap equity investment. Kyle was the vice president at the private equity firm, Vintage Capital Group, for more than three years. Vintage invests in real estate acquisition and redevelopment for capital growth.

Kyle began writing for in 2017. His work appears on Yahoo in syndication and as a repost on other websites.


Kyle received his Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from the University of Iowa and earned his Master of Business Administration degree at the University of California Los Angeles. Kyle is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).