Nancy Skiest Andrews

Nancy is the CEO of LaunchPad Trading, LLC.  She has nearly 30 years of hedge fund experience including the build out of start-up hedge funds, managing fund of hedge funds portfolios, research, the development and trade execution of CTA strategies and raising capital. Most recently, Nancy managed a consulting business focused on the development of traders and trading firms.  Before then, she was actively involved in setting up Pia Capital Management’s infrastructure and was instrumental in the firm's business development.  From 2000 to 2006, Ms. Andrews was the Investment Manager for all of the GAM (Global Asset Management) Trading funds, a fund of hedge funds where she made asset allocation investments to discretionary global macro, relative value, CTA and statistical arbitrage hedge fund strategies. During her tenure, she received numerous industry awards for her performance of the GAM Trading funds.  She also aided in the build out of GAM’s multi-manager platform, which received ISO 9000 certification.  Prior to joining GAM, Nancy spent over five years as the Director of Trading at Computer Trading Corporation (CTC), a spin out from Tudor Investment Corporation, and eight years at Tudor as the Senior Trader responsible for systematic strategies that she assisted in developing.  In addition, she performed technical and fundamental research for Tudor.  Ms. Andrews received her BS from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986.