Executive in Residence Supporting Student Managed Investment Funds
Palumbo-Donahue School of Business
Jon Kinol graduated from Duquesne University in 1985 with a BSBA degree and a major in accounting. Upon graduating, he worked in public accounting for the firm KPMG Peat Marwick. Jon then went on to work at Prudential Securities while pursuing an MBA in finance at Carnegie Mellon University.
After graduating from CMU, Jon spent 18 years working for Deutsche Bank in New York. He began his career as a US Dollar option and swap trader and was later promoted to Managing Director. As a Managing Director, he held several senior positions as Head of North American Rate Trading, Global Head of Rate Proprietary Trading, and Global Head of Credit Correlation Trading. In 2010, Jon joined Credit Suisse as the Global Head of Rates and a member of the Fixed Income Division Management Committee where he oversaw all trading and sales of Rate products in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. In 2013, he oversaw the combination of the Rate, Foreign Exchange, and Commodity businesses.
In 2017, Jon founded Zenik Capital with several partners. Zenik is a proprietary trading firm focused on using machine learning and data analytics to support trading decisions in the Global Macro and Derivative Markets.
Jon previously served on the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee, which advises the US Department of the Treasury on matters relating to the economy and various technical debt management issues. He currently serves on the Board of Business Advisors for the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.