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Team Biographies

Investment Team
Victor Linell – Portfolio Manager

Victor Linell is a Managing Member of the Management Company and the General Partner and shares responsibility for research and the overall investment process with Mr. Bloomstone. Mr. Linell worked in the financial services industry for 24 years before forming the Management Company in November 2002. From 1987 until 2002, he was a principal at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., Inc. (“Bernstein”), where he was responsible for institutional equity research sales for many of Bernstein’s largest accounts, including Fidelity Management and Research Co., Wellington Management Co., Massachusetts Financial Services Inc. and State Street Research and Management Co. Prior to joining Bernstein, Mr. Linell was a vice president and financial advisor with Shearson Lehman American Express. He started his career at Price Waterhouse where he was a CPA in the audit and tax division. Mr. Linell received his B.S. in accounting from the University of Maryland.

Benjamin Bloomstone – Portfolio Manager

Benjamin Bloomstone is a Managing Member of the Management Company and the General Partner and shares responsibility for research and the overall investment process with Mr. Linell. Mr. Bloomstone worked in the financial services industry for 24 years before joining Cross Shore in March 2003. From 1989 until 2003, he was a managing director and equity product manager at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was responsible for institutional equity research sales in the Boston area. Prior to joining Credit Suisse First Boston, Mr. Bloomstone was a principal with Bernstein in the institutional sales area. He started his career at Price Waterhouse where he was a CPA in the audit and tax division. Mr. Bloomstone received his B.S. in accounting from the State University of New York at Albany.

Steve Togher – Director of Research

Steve Togher joined Cross Shore Capital Management, LLC in September, 2014 as Director of Research. Mr. Togher has over 16 years of experience in the field of alternative investments where he has had direct responsibility for portfolio management, risk management, manager due diligence and operations. Prior to joining our firm, Mr. Togher was the Director of Research and Co-Chair of the Investment Committee for 6800 Capital, an alternative investment advisor specializing in multi-manager funds. At 6800, he oversaw manager due diligence and product development. Before his work at 6800, he was a Managing Director at Fortigent, LLC, where he oversaw their alternative investment platform and the use of hedge fund and other non-traditional investments in client portfolios. He was responsible for manager search and selection, research and analysis, ongoing due diligence and risk management. In addition, he chaired the firm’s Portfolio Management Oversight Committee. Mr. Togher earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Information Systems and a MBA (Finance) from Bernard Baruch College, where he also served as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.

William Kim – Associate Director of Research

William Kim joined Cross Shore Capital Management, LLC in March 2015 as a Senior Research Analyst. Mr. Kim worked at OMERS from 2013 to 2014 where he was an Associate responsible for hedge fund manager due diligence across equity and event-driven strategies. Prior to working at OMERS, he worked at SAIL Advisors from 2010 to 2013 as an Analyst focused on hedge fund manager research. Mr. Kim began his career as an Analyst at Societe Generale in the Investment Banking – Mergers & Acquisitions division. Mr. Kim holds a Bachelor of Science from New York University – Stern School of Business where he majored in Finance. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.

Operational Team
Neil Kuttner – Chief Operations Officer & Chief Compliance Officer

Neil Kuttner is a Managing Member of the Management Company and the General Partner and serves as chief operations officer, with responsibility for finance, operations and compliance. Mr. Kuttner worked in the financial services industry for 24 years before forming the Management Company in November 2002. From 1982 through 2001, he was employed by Bernstein as a principal, holding positions of chief financial officer and treasurer. After the sale of Bernstein to Alliance Capital in 2000, he worked on a number of special assignments for the combined company as well as teaching tax planning at Lehman College. Mr. Kuttner began his career at Coopers and Lybrand as a CPA and supervising auditor. Mr. Kuttner earned a B.A. in economics from City College of New York and a masters degree in business administration from the Wharton School.

Scott Nussbaum – Director of Operations

Scott Nussbaum joined Cross Shore Capital Management, LLC in October 2010 as Director of Operations and is responsible for overseeing firm-wide operations, compliance, manager due diligence and project management. Prior to joining Cross Shore, Mr. Nussbaum had 10 years of experience in the investment management industry as an Analyst and a Principal at equity and credit funds where his responsibilities spanned investment research, trading, legal, compliance, and operations. Mr. Nussbaum holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University where he graduated with Thesis Honors. He also holds the CFA designation. Mr. Nussbaum was made a Partner at Cross Shore in January, 2016.

Kamyar Y. Nassi, MBA – Controller

Kami Nassi joined Cross Shore Capital Management, LLC in January 2015 as Controller and is responsible for accounting, tax and fund operations. Prior to joining Cross Shore, Mr. Nassi held the position of Director at SS&C GlobeOp Inc. At SS&C, he was responsible for the preparation and review of month-end fund reporting packages for Hedge Funds, Fund of Hedge Funds, and Managed Accounts. Before his tenure at SS&C, he worked at Citco Fund Services and UBS Global Asset Management. Mr. Nassi earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in 2001 from the Bernard M. Baruch College (CUNY) majoring in Finance and holding a minor in Operations Management. He received his MBA from the Fordham University Graduate School of Business in August of 2005 with a dual concentration MBA in Finance and Accounting.

Anthony J. DePietto – Operations Associate

Anthony DePietto joined Cross Shore Capital Management, LLC in July, 2014 as a Research Analyst. Mr. DePietto worked at Duff and Phelps, LLC from 2011 to 2014 where he was a Senior Associate responsible for operational due diligence on hedge funds. Prior to working at Duff and Phelps, LLC he worked at Cross Shore Capital Management, LLC assisting in the Investor Relations area. Mr. DePietto holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University where he majored in Economics.

Marketing & Investor Relations Team
Kevin Hurd – Director of Marketing & Investor Relations

Kevin Hurd joined Cross Shore Capital Management, LLC in January 2016 as Director of Marketing & Investor Relations. Mr. Hurd has worked in the alternative investments industry for the past 16 years and held similar roles at Little Harbor Advisors and Alkeon Capital Management before joining our firm. Prior to that, he was Director of Hedge Fund Product Management at Citigroup where he oversaw product origination and distribution for Citi’s “HedgeForum” platform. Mr. Hurd began his career within the alternative investments group at Oppenheimer Asset Management. He received his MBA in Finance & Economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business and his BSc in Business Management at the College of New Jersey.

Candice Kiss – Investor Relations Associate

Candice Kiss joined Cross Shore Capital Management, LLC in August 2007 as an Investor Relations Associate. Prior to joining Cross Shore, Ms. Kiss spent over 12 years at Credit Suisse as a Vice President in institutional equity sales. Ms. Kiss has been in the financial services industry since 1993.

Emily Guss – Investor Relations Associate

Emily Guss joined Cross Shore Capital Management, LLC in May 2016 as an Investor Relations Associate. Prior to joining Cross Shore, Ms. Guss spent 5 years at UBS Financial Services where she provided sales and operational support to a private wealth management team. Ms. Guss holds a Bachelor of Arts from Muhlenberg College.