We welcome our new Directors, Jim and Eva, and we look forward to a prosperous 2013 with our expanded team. - Adam Gold, Founder and Portfolio Manager of Espial Capital
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 04, 2013
Espial Capital, a global investment management firm focused on identifying innovation and disruption in the technology, media, and telecommunication universe, recently welcomed Jim Konte and Eva Szymanski to its team. Jim and Eva join Adam Gold, Founder and Chief Portfolio Manager, and Alex Schecter, Chief Operating Officer, to form Espial’s Executive Management Team.
Jim Konte is a Director at Espial Capital Management and heads the firm’s marketing and investor relations. Prior to joining Espial, Jim was a founding member of 64West Partners, a global event driven equity hedge fund. Prior to 64West, Jim was head of marketing and investor relations at Revelation Capital Management in Bermuda, where he helped grow assets under management from around $150m to $500m. Prior to Revelation, he headed marketing and investor relations for Kenmont Investments in Houston, Texas, where he helped grow assets under management from around $150m to $450m. Jim has over 15 years of experience in sales, trading, asset raising, and investor relations. Jim is a graduate of Princeton University with a BA in Psychology and is a CAIA level II candidate.
Eva Szymanski is a Director at Espial Capital Management and heads the philanthropic arm of the firm, the Espial Foundation. Prior to joining Espial, Eva was the President of a private networking group in New York, where she managed the overall strategy, corporate giving, and operations of the business. Eva is the founder of Maven Event Management, an event production and consulting firm based in Toronto, and prior to this was an Associate at Illumina Partners, a Toronto-based private equity firm. Eva is co-organizer of the annual TEDxWallStreet, a conference hosted at the New York Stock Exchange focusing on the latest innovative ideas in the world of finance. Eva graduated with Distinction from The Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University in Canada.
Adam Gold is the Founder and Managing Partner of Espial Capital Management, and the firm’s Chief Portfolio Manager. Prior to founding Espial, Adam was a Portfolio Manager at Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co (GGHC) in New York, which he joined in December 2008. GGHC manages $5B in capital with a focus on global growth investing. Prior to GGHC, Adam was a Research Analyst at Coatue Management, which he joined in December 2007. Adam began his career at EnTrust Capital in September 2001 as a Summer Intern and Analyst, becoming a full-time Analyst in January 2005, covering all of EnTrust's technology, media and telecommunication investments. Graduating early with numerous honors and distinctions from New York University's Stern School of Business in December 2004, Adam holds a BS Magna Cum Laude with double-majors in Finance and Accounting and a minor in Journalism & Mass Communication. Adam is very active in NYU alumni affairs and sits on various executive leadership boards.
Alex Schecter is the Chief Operating Officer of Espial Capital Management. Prior to joining Espial, Alex spent four years as the COO for Roaring Brook Capital, where he was responsible for this long/short equity fund's core operational infrastructure and processes. He directed all non-investment functions, including finance and accounting, operations, business development, investor relations, human resources, legal and compliance of the fund’s operating and management companies. Prior to joining Roaring Brook in 2007, Alex worked for ten years at Merrill Lynch's equity research department, where he developed the firm's flagship Global Financial Services research product. He holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
About Espial Capital
Espial Capital is an investment management firm focused on identifying innovation and disruption across the technology, media, and telecommunication universe. Espial was founded in 2012 by Adam Gold, a portfolio manager with a decade of experience at long/short equity funds. The strategy capitalizes on powerful tailwinds and headwinds that result in tectonic shifts in consumption, distribution, retailing, and computing, across dozens of electronics, services, and digital and physical product categories.
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