Paul J. Roesler, Principal
Mr. Roesler joined Kipling Capital in October, 2003 and brings a combined 22 years of investment experience in real estate and publicly traded equity and options markets. Responsibilities at Kipling Capital include investment selection, investment structuring, due diligence, overseeing investment relations and raising capital.
Mr. Roesler has extensive experience in the equity options markets where he co-founded and served as CEO of the options specialist firm Cole Roesler Trading Group LP (CRTG), eventually expanding the company to over 70 employees with operations on the Pacific Options Exchange (PCX), the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and the International Stock Exchange (ISE). CRTG actively traded hundreds of positions with an aggregate value exceeding $1 billion, predominantly focusing on tech stocks. In addition to the principal's co-investment, CRTG managed capital on behalf of several high net worth investors and one large institution.
In 1998, Mr. Roesler was nominated and subsequently elected by the PCX Seat voting membership to the PCX Board of Governors to serve a three year term. During his term, Mr. Roesler served on the Board's Executive Committee for two years which was instrumental in the Demutualization of the PCX, allowing it to be sold ultimately to the NYSE Arca. Mr. Roesler was elected again by the Seat voting membership to serve as Vice Chairman of the Pacific Exchange during his final year on the Board as a Floor Governor.
Over the years, Mr. Roesler has actively invested in real estate in the western United States and Hawaii. He has been both directly involved as an owner in a number of multifamily properties and as an investor in several transactions offered by Kipling Capital.
Mr. Roesler holds an honors degree in Economics and a high honors degree in Spanish from the University of California Berkeley. Mr. Roesler studied abroad for one year at the Universidad Central in Barcelona, Spain.