Nick Bibbo joined Optima in August of 2019. Prior to joining the firm Nick spent 8 years working with financial intermediaries and registered investment advisors with a primary focus on the implementation and the education of liquid alternatives. At Longboard Asset Management he oversaw the capital raising and business development efforts of the team in the firms CTA and long/short equity funds, as well as helped design and position the firms direct to consumer investment product. At Catalyst Capital Advisors, Nick oversaw advisor relationships for the Mid-Atlantic territory. While at Catalyst Nick also served on the marketing and product development teams and helped expand Catalyst’s suite of funds to 26 “non-traditional” mutual funds that replicated their hedge fund counterparts for CTA, multimanager and option-based strategies. Nick has a B.S. in Business Management from Monmouth University and was a member of their Division 1AA football program from ’06 to 2010.