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Meet Our Team


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We are committed to the values of Integrity, Prosperity, and Security, and our primary mission is to protect our clients’ wealth.  We work hard to earn your trust, and we would never invest in anything in which we wouldn’t first put our and our families’ money.

Led by CIO and Founder Dominick Paoloni, an internationally recognized expert in the use of options to define and manage risk, our team is constantly researching and adapting our strategies to better help our clients meet their investment goals.


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Dominick Paoloni, CIMA
Founder & CIO
Portfolio Manager, IPSAX
OIC Advisor Leadership Council
Adjunct Professor, University of Denver
& University of Colorado
Dominick, Founder & CIO of IPS, established the firm in 1993 with one main goal, to protect investors from catastrophic wealth destroying market events. His life's work is striving to deliver a risk management solution that doesn't rely on market timing or asset allocation.

Read more about Dominick here.


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Patrick Hennessy, CMT
Head Trader

Patrick leads the trading team and is responsible for executing all equity and derivative transactions by utilizing his in-depth knowledge and understanding of options.

Read more about Patrick here.

Mallory Agnew
Client Service Specialist

Mallory is responsible for ensuring that all office and client operations are optimized, and she is passionate about maintaining the highest level of satisfaction and client service at IPS.

Read more about Mallory here.

Kirk Glienke, MS
Marketing Coordinator

Kirk’s goal at IPS is to ensure accurate, clear communication about IPS, its goals, and the value it provides to its clients.

Read more about Kirk here.

Mahdi Mahjoub, MS
Senior Quant Analyst

Mahdi utilizes his knowledge of quantitative analysis, finance, and coding to perform in-depth back-tests and detailed regression analyzes for the firm.

Read more about Mahdi here.

Thomas Cusack
Account Executive

Thomas is focused on our communication and sales, educating interested investors about IPS risk management strategies and our hedging expertise.

Read more about Thomas here.


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