Founding Partners

John Lugano

John Lugano is a Founding Partner of LPS Partners and Director of Fixed Income Trading at LPS Capital. John has over 18 years of experience trading High Yield and Distress Debt products. John was formally Head of Distressed Trading at BGC Partners. Prior to this, he headed up distressed trading areas at both Chapdelaine Corp Securities and Tullett Prebon. Seeing a need for a boutique interdealer broker, Lugano co-founded LPS Partners in 2013.

John has served on the board of Ascension School, The Epiphany School, The Friends of Sean Lugano and The Bronxville Chamber of Commerce. He holds a B.B.A from The Hagan School of Business of Iona College.

Thomas Ryan

Thomas Ryan has over 23 years of experience in the commodities industry. He began his career as a clerk on the Comex Exchange working for Rudolff Wolff in the gold and silver pits in 1995. He went up for Membership on the Comex Exchange and traded his own account at the age of 25.  After five years of trading precious metals, Thomas became a member on the Nymex exchange and began trading Natural Gas as well. Having been a successful trader for over 15 years and trading several products, Thomas left the trading floor and began trading his for his own account. Seeing a growing need for brokerage in the futures and over-the-counter markets, Thomas co-founded LPS Partners in 2013 where he runs LPS Futures.

He holds a B.B.A from The Hagan School of Business of Iona College.

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