Recon Capital Partners, LLC is an SEC Registered Investment Adviser headquartered in Greenwich, CT that focuses on bringing innovative, efficient, and niche products to the exchange traded fund universe. Recon’s funds are for institutional investors, financial professionals, and individual investors that need liquid, transparent, and cost effective strategies.
Recon Capital uses its investment expertise and operational infrastructures to deliver market-driven, value-added products that meet the evolving needs of global investors.
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Mr. Kelly focuses primarily on the equities and options markets. As Chief Investment Officer of Recon Capital Partners, he oversees all research and investment strategies. Prior to joining Recon Capital, Mr. Kelly served as a Portfolio Manager for Tontine Capital, a hedge fund, from 2008 – 2011 where he focused on equities and equity derivatives. Mr. Kelly also previously worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in San Francisco, for a wealth management team with $6 billion assets under management. He performed due diligence on companies, assets, and investment managers while at Goldman. Mr. Kelly has also worked at Deutsche Bank on its US Private Placement’s Debt Team in London assisting in originating, syndicating, and executing private bond issues of offshore companies sold to qualified institutional buyers. His duties included performing analysis of client credit spreads, monitoring treasury rates, swaps curves, LIBOR, credit ratings and all non-USD denominated transactions. Mr. Kelly has his series 7, 63, and 65 securities licenses. Mr. Kelly received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance, Summa Cum Laude, from the W.P. Carey School of Business and the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University.
In dual roles as Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Paolella dedicates his time to effectively running firm operations and developing new business lines and strategies. Prior to co-founding Recon Capital Partners, Mr. Paolella served as an Executive Director at MKM Partners, a Research, Sales and Trading Firm based in Stamford, CT. Mr. Paolella was an institutional sales and execution trader from 2008–2012, where his primary focus was on US and International trading of equities and options. Prior to working on the sales and trading desk, Mr. Paolella worked with the macro research team at MKM Partners. Mr. Paolella has his series 7, 55, 63, and 65 security licenses. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance, Magna Cum Laude, from the Gabelli School of Business at Roger Williams University.
Mr. Paolella serves as Chairman of the Center for Advanced Financial Education (CAFÉ) Advisory Board at the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business. The Board’s primary purpose is overseeing a nationally recognized portfolio management program.