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Chairman & Co-Founder

Ralph is a Co-founder of Bienville and serves as Chairman. He is focused on strategic planning, investment idea generation, implementation, and risk management for the firm's funds and businesses.

Ralph has held global leadership positions in investment management including trading, equity derivatives and risk management for nearly 30 years. Prior to Bienville, Ralph was a Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Carlyle Blue Wave, global head of equities and proprietary trading at Deutsche Bank, President and Chief Executive Officer at NatWest Securities, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, and principal at O’Connor & Associates.

Over his career, Ralph has worked in New York, Chicago, Tokyo and London. His board experience includes the International Securities Exchange, the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Presbytery of Southern New England and Greenwich Academy.

Ralph earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. A native of Mobile, AL, he resides in Darien, CT.