Aaron W. Ford

Managing Director

Mr. Ford is the Co-founder of Lumius Capital.


Mr. Ford began his financial services career over 20 years ago with Goldman Sachs as a proprietary trader of partners' capital and has held various positions on Wall Street both producing and managing trading and sales with a focus on derivatives, structuring, and principal investing. Prior to Lumius Capital, he was with BNP Paribas from 2005 through 2010, where he was the Deputy Head of the equities division for the Americas, which included all sales, trading, and prime brokerage activities. There he was responsible for approximately 300 professionals with over 500 institutional clients generating nearly $800 million in gross annual revenues. During his tenure, he was a key contributor and leader particularly in the development of innovative products and new business lines, resulting in his division winning several global awards and top rankings, including Risk Magazine Equity Derivatives House of the Year 2007. Prior to BNP, he worked in trading and sales with UBS and KBC where he specialized in structuring and trading risk management solutions for the largest hedge funds and pensions. He was also the founder of Ford Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm, which eventually was re-established as NetCentric Partners. There he and his partners investigated, funded, and as board members advised start-up technology companies leading to several public liquidity events. Earlier in his career, he managed the global volatility arbitrage portfolio at Veritas Capital, a Greenwich, Connecticut based hedge fund.

 

Mr. Ford earned his Bachelor of Science in Management summa cum laude with dual Concentrations in Finance and Accounting from Boston College and earned his MBA from Columbia University, graduating as Valedictorian. He resides in Greenwich, Connecticut with his son, and he is a Trustee and Vice President of Greenwich Reform Synagogue serving on the temple's Endowment Committee.