Victor Linell is a Managing Member of Cross Shore 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 Cross Shore 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 is a Managing Member of Cross Shore 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 joined Cross Shore in September 2014 as Director of Research. Prior to joining Cross Shore, Mr. Togher had 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. Before joining Cross Shore, 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 Capital, 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 an 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. Mr. Togher was made a Partner at Cross Shore in January 2017.
Pierce de Boisblanc joined Cross Shore in September 2020. Prior to joining Cross Shore, Mr. de Boisblanc worked as an Investment Banking analyst at Third Seven Capital from 2019 to 2020. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry at Hobart & William Smith Collages in 2019.
Neil Kuttner is a Managing Member of Cross Shore and serves as Chief Operations Officer, with responsibility for finance and operations. Mr. Kuttner worked in the financial services industry for 24 years before forming Cross Shore 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.
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.
Kevin Hurd joined Cross Shore in January 2016 as Director of Marketing & Investor Relations. Prior to joining Cross Shore, Mr. Hurd had worked in the alternative investments industry for 16 years and held similar roles at Little Harbor Advisors and Alkeon Capital Management. 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 and Economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business and his BSc in Business Management at the College of New Jersey.