David. A. Mascio, PhD
Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer
Dr. David Mascio is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Della Parola Capital Management. Dr. Mascio is also the Roland and Sarah George Professor of Applied Investments at Stetson University where he continues his research.
Dr. Mascio founded Della Parola in 2005. Previously, he was the CIO of First Western Capital Management where he was the head of investment policy for the bank’s $2 Billion in assets.
After an acquisition, he continued his research in AI/Machine Learning and its application in the financial markets. His research is published in top peer-reviewed journals, and he regularly speaks at industry and academic conferences both in the US and internationally. In 2020, David deployed his latest quantitative hedge equity strategy in a hedge fund structure to scale the strategy to its full potential and launched the Grizzly Bear Investment Fund.
Dr. Mascio earned a B.A. in Economics and Business Management from the University of New Mexico in 1994, an MBA in Finance from the University of Liverpool (United Kingdom) in 2006, and a Ph.D. in Finance at EDHEC Business School (Nice, France) in 2018. He is an Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS) and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Orlando.