Our Team

Taylor Lukof
Founder / CEO

Mr. Lukof is the Founder/CEO and a Fund Manager at ABR Dynamic Funds. He has over 15 years of investment experience. He was formerly a partner at Toro Trading LLC, where he co-managed equity derivative trading strategies. Mr. Lukof, as a market maker, was responsible for trading single name and index-related exchanged traded products.  He began his career at TANSTAAFL Research & Trading, LLC, as the youngest member of the American Stock Exchange at that time.

Taylor graduated from Bucknell University, Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is active at his alma mater, serving both on the Advisory Board of the Student Managed Investment Fund and on the cabinet of the $500 million WE DO capital campaign.  He is involved in several charities, including Summer Search.

To check the background on Taylor, go to http://brokercheck.finra.org/Individual/Summary/4712981

David Skordal
Co-Founder/Fund Manager

Mr. Skordal is the Co-Founder and a Fund Manager at ABR Dynamic Funds. He has over 15 years of investment experience. He was formerly a Trader at Toro Trading LLC, where he worked alongside Mr. Lukof.  At Toro Trading, he developed and managed the international Exchange Traded Funds desk. Before joining Toro Trading in 2009, Mr. Skordal was a specialist on the American Stock Exchange for Susquehanna International Group.  He has a eight-year working relationship with Mr. Lukof.

David graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Bachelor of Science (SB) degree in Physics. He is involved with several charities, including Mercy Corps and The Possibility Project in New York, NY.

John Grady
Chief Operating Officer/General Counsel

Mr. Grady is the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at ABR Dynamic Funds. He joined ABR in February 2021 with over 35 years of investment management experience, both as a lawyer and an executive. John was previously partner at Practus, LLP, and before that was a partner in DLA Piper, LLP’s New York and Philadelphia offices. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Mr. Grady held legal and executive positions with RCS Capital Corporation, Steben & Company and the Nationwide Funds Group, as well as with the Constellation Funds Group and Turner Investment Partners. He began his career as an attorney first with Ropes & Gray LLP and then Morgan Lewis LLP, where he was named partner.

John graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D.), and Colgate University (B.A. in History magna cum laude). While there, he was awarded high honors by the History Department, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association, or ADISA, and the Mann Center for the Performing Arts.

Alexander Damiani, CFA
Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Damiani is the Chief Technology Officer at ABR Dynamic Funds. He has 4 years of quantitative development experience in the financial sector. While pursuing his graduate degree, Alexander completed 2 internships at JPMorgan Chase, where he extended FX trading applications and automated regulatory reporting.

Alexander received a dual Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Finance from Florida State University, Magna Cum Laude, and a Master of Science in Financial Engineering from the University of California Berkeley. Alex is a CFA Charterholder. He is involved with City Tutors, which addresses low retention and graduation rates through volunteer tutoring.

Stephen Sivillo
Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. Sivillo is the Chief Compliance Officer at ABR Dynamic Funds. He has over 25 years of experience in compliance and operations. He was formerly Manager of Mutual Funds Compliance at J.P. Morgan Wealth Management. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Steve was the Product Manager for HSBC Global Asset Management (US). Steve previously held the titles of Chief Compliance Officer for the AMG Funds and Director of Mutual Fund Compliance at AllianceBernstein.

Steve graduated from Hofstra University with a BBA in Accounting. He is involved in various autism-related charities including the Newmark School for children with special needs.

Jim Schwartz
Director of Trading

Mr. Schwartz is the Director of Trading at ABR Dynamic Funds. He has over 17 years of volatility trading experience. He was formerly a Senior Quantitative Trader at Volant Trading, LLC where he managed index volatility trading strategies. Previously, Mr. Schwartz was a Director and Senior Trader at Chicago Trading Company where he focused on index volatility trading on the American Stock Exchange. He later transitioned over to the commodity team at CTC, where he traded natural gas derivatives.

Jim graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. While attending BU, Jim was a member of the men’s basketball team. After graduating, Jim played professionally for the Crystal Palace Basketball Club in London, England. Jim is heavily involved in youth athletics as both a coach and board member of several organizations and teams.

Tyler Mullin
Partner, Director of Business Development

Mr. Mullin is the Director of Business Development at ABR Dynamic Funds. He has over 10 years of experience focusing on equity derivatives at Bank of America, Credit Suisse, and Merrill Lynch. Prior to joining ABR, Mr. Mullin was a Vice President in Prime Brokerage at Bank of America where he focused on derivative mandates for the bank. Prior to joining Bank of America, Mr Mullin worked at Credit Suisse on the Equity Derivative sales desk covering hedge funds and asset managers trading both quantitative investment strategies and flow derivatives.

Tyler graduated from Lafayette College with a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business.

To check the background on Tyler, go to https://brokercheck.finra.org/individual/summary/5100671

Michael Shi, CFA, CAIA
Director, Sales

Mr. Shi is a Director of Sales at ABR Dynamic Funds. He has over 10 years of experience focusing on sales in the financial industry. Prior to joining ABR, he was a Director at Lateral Investment Management where he focused on the distribution of private credit and growth equity strategies. Prior to joining Lateral Investment Management, he was a Director at Natixis Investment Managers focused on sales to Registered Investment Advisors, Bank Trusts and TAMPS in the Midwest.

Mike graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administrations. Mike is also a CFA and CAIA Charterholder. He is involved with several charities, including Best Buddies.

To check the background on Mike, go to https://brokercheck.finra.org/individual/summary/5711749

Mehar Shah, CAIA
Director, Sales

Ms. Shah is a Director of Sales at ABR Dynamic Funds. She has 5 years of experience in the financial industry. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Mehar interned at ABR Dynamic Funds for 3 years.

Mehar graduated from Baruch College with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Cum Laude, and a minor in Political Science. Mehar is also a CAIA Charterholder. She has tutored both math and reading for Kumon.

To check the background on Mehar, go to https://brokercheck.finra.org/individual/summary/6912275

Brittany Henry, CAIA
Associate Director, Sales

Ms. Henry is an Associate Director of Sales at ABR Dynamic Funds. She has 8 years of financial industry experience. Brittany previously worked with both Mr. Lukof and Mr. Skordal at Toro Trading LLC, where she was an Office Manager. Prior to joining the team at ABR, she worked as an Operations Specialist for Sun Trading, LLC (which acquired Toro Trading) where she was responsible for daily trade reconciliation and settlements.

Brittany graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Policy Studies.

To check the background on Brittany, go to https://brokercheck.finra.org/individual/summary/6135171

Eric Ding
Director, Information Technology

Mr. Ding is the Director of Information Technology at ABR Dynamic Funds. He has over 13 years of experience in IT infrastructure and operations. He was formerly the VP of IT Infrastructure at Capstone Investment advisors LLC. Prior to Capstone, Eric was the Senior Infrastructure Engineer for Pzena Investment Management. Eric previously held the title of VP of IT at Investcorp.

Eric graduated from Stonybrook University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.