I’ve spent the past 17 years in the Financial Services Industry, primarily with a focus on Hedge Funds. The first half of my career was spent on the Buyside as a hedge fund analyst and portfolio manager working at a Fund of Funds and Family Office, respectively. Both firms allocated capital primarily to Emerging Managers which had < $250mm AUM and < 3 year track record. In 2005, I moved to the Sellside in Prime Brokerage sales and continued to work specifically with Startup/Emerging Hedge Fund Managers on the managing their businesses more efficiently. For the past eight years, I have acted as a business consultant to my clients during the prelaunch stage by helping them budget their prelaunch and Year 1-3 expenses, choosing service providers (e.g. legal, audit, fund administration, outsourced compliance services, etc.), general infrastructure items (e.g. office space, IT, etc.), and developing marketing materials to present to prospective investors. After a successful launch, I remain very active with my clients as they tackle the ongoing issues of running their business, not just running a portfolio. I’ve successfully helped over 100 entrepreneurs launch their new hedge funds and I’m continually involved with very talented, highly pedigreed teams on their planned launches at any given time. Specialties: Chief Operating Officer, Hedge Fund Consultant, Hedge Fund Launch, Emerging Hedge Fund Manager, Hedge Funds, Fund of Funds, Family Offices, Prime Brokerage, Capital Introduction, Investment Banking, Seed Capital, Middle/Back Office, Outsourced Trading, Portfolio Management, `40 Act Funds, Liquid Alternatives, Insurance Dedicated Funds, Private Placement Life Insurance, Private Placement Variable Annuities.