Jesse Cole, accomplished Financier and CEO of Haute Hippie, is a born and bred New Yorker. He grew up in Manhattan, attending the prestigious Trinity School and New York Military Academy at West Point, before earning his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and his Masters of Science from Columbia University.
After graduate school, Jesse joined ISI Group, the number one ranked "think-tank," where he worked under renowned economist Ed Hyman. He then moved to Pali Capital before starting his own Financial services company, Schonfeld IBS. His business grew into a multi-million-dollar company, and this success followed him to Merlin Institutional, where he created and managed their trading department as a senior partner. Merlin Institutional was sold to Wells Fargo in 2012 after much success, and Jesse then joined Haute Hippie as the newly-appointed CEO. Jesse brings to Haute Hippie the strong Financial background necessary to ensure company growth, foster new business development, attract and retain top tier talent, and expand Haute Hippie to an international lifestyle brand. As Chairman of the Board of Associates and most recently Member of the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House, he will also continue his steadfast commitment to philanthropy.