Management Biographies

Justine Williams-Lara
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Justine Williams-Lara provides trading advisory support to Lillian Nicola Asset Management, LLC.

The strategy utilized by LNAM was originally based upon the findings of Justine’s Father, PHD Dr. Bill Williams.  Mrs. Williams-Lara was added as a non-owner principal of the company to assist in trade selection, risk management, and the overall strategy development practices her and her father have developed together.

Justine has been actively trading for 25 years in both the equity and futures markets.  She has been featured in and involved with conferences throughout the United States. More specifically, she has spoken at conferences by Futures Industry Association, TAG, Bridge, FIA, OmegaWorld, MoneyWatch Expo, and the 2010 Legends of Trading Forum by Traders Library as well as the 2010 Los Angeles Traders Expo and 2010 Las Vegas Traders Expo.


Antonio Pengue
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Antonio Pengue serves as a Principal and Trader of Lillian Nicola Asset Management, LLC.

Antonio researched and developed numerous discretionary and mechanical equities, futures and options techniques prior to becoming a student of Justine Williams-Lara. Antonio has been actively trading for 12 years.

While trading, Antonio was instrumental in the development and stabilization of an international shipping business significant presence in Venezuela. Prior to becoming a trader, Antonio was an executive for a Central American mining company.


Steven Wendlandt
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Steven Wendlandt is a co-founder, owner and principal/ trader at Lillian Nicola Asset Management, LLC.

Since 1992, Mr. Wendlandt has held positions with several hedge funds, CTAs and broker/ dealers including:

Trader / San Juan Investments, Ltd.
Trader / San Juan Offshore
Trader-Analyst / NDSC/Southwest Commodities
Director of Marketing / GRO Corporation
Trader / Starboard Capital Partners, L.P.
President / Sequoia Capital Management
Trader / Generic Trading

Steve was previously registered with NFA as required by certain positions held at the companies listed above.  Specifically he was registered as an associated person with the CFTC and an NFA member under his own name from January 14, 1997 until April 2, 1998.  He was also with Norman David Seaburg (NDSC) as a CFTC registrant from April 17, 1996 and NFA associate member from March 6, 1996 until May 30, 1996.  Like Mr. Pengue, Steve is also a student of Justine Williams-Lara.


Alessandro Torre
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Alessandro Torre is a co-founder, owner and principal/ trader at Lillian Nicola Asset Management, LLC.

Alessandro graduated in 2009 from the University of Houston with a degree in chemical engineering. Prior to co-founding LNAM, he was an engineer for Air Liquide.  While at Air Liquide, Mr. Torre rose to the position of Gulf Coast Zone Engineer where he was responsible for efficiency, reliability and safety projects across the company’s 8 Gulf Coast plants.

Leveraging his mathematics and physics background, in 2011, Mr. Torre helped research and develop various trading techniques with Mr. Wendlandt. As a result of these studies, they decided to pursue the discretionary trading approach which Lillian Nicola Asset Management, LLC has combined with Justine Williams-Lara’s trading techniques.  Mr. Torre is also a student of the Williams Lara trading methodology.


Mr. Pengue, Mr. Wendlandt and Mr. Torre are proud students of Dr. Bill Williams and Justine Williams-Lara and the Profitunity technique. Lillian Nicola Asset Management bases all of its trading decisions on this technique in order to manage client monies.