Stuart Birdt

Interlacken Management

stuart birdt photoStuart Birdt is a senior finance and investment leader with more than three decades of

global experience in wealth management, family office, equity research and investment

banking. Mr. Birdt has deep expertise in global asset allocation, manager due diligence

and selection, investment analysis and valuation, manager selection, as well as the

management of global financial services organizations.

Mr. Birdt is currently the Investment Officer at a single family office based in New York

where he develops and implements asset allocation, portfolio strategy, manager

selection and risk management policies across all public and private asset classes.

He started his career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in New York in 1983

before transferring to their London office in 1991 and to equity research where he

covered the European telecom services sector. In this capacity, he was the senior

equity research analyst on the largest and most high profile European telecom IPOs

including Deutsche Telekom, which remains the second largest European IPO of all


Mr. Birdt subsequently moved to Bear Stearns in London in 1997 where he founded and

managed their European equity research department in addition to leading their

European telecom research team. Prior to returning to New York in 2007 with Bear

Stearns to head their Latin American telecom and media research team, he was the

head of European telecom teams at Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas. Following the

sale of Bear Stearns to JPMorgan in 2008, he joined an India-focused private equity

and real estate fund based in New York as their Chief Operating Officer and

subsequently assumed the role of Acting CFO.

Stuart Birdt received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard

University with Highest Distinction (Baker Scholar) in 1987 and his Bachelor of Arts,

magna cum laude, in Economics from Dartmouth College in 1983. He is a CFA

Charterholder and a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council of

the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). He is an avid marathon runner, hiker

and skier. He has dual US/UK citizenship and currently resides in New York City.


Oleg Bogomolniy

InfoHedge Technologies

ob_infohedgeOleg Bogomolniy is the Chief Security Officer at InfoHedge Technologies, LLC, and is in charge of the strategic vision and implementation of InfoHedge Cybersecurity Program designed to solidify cybersecurity-aware culture of InfoHedge. In this role, he also leads the Virtual Chief Security Officer initiative to promote the cybersecurity awareness and compliance to InfoHedge customers. Mr. Bogomolniy brings over 25 years of IT expertise, working for enterprises in healthcare, technology, and financial, sectors. His extensive security background and certifications in security leadership, awareness training, forming and training incident response teams, and digital forensics, make him a distinguished speaker at the security conferences and other events.





Jack Bojman, Cammebys International

Cammebys International

Jack began his professional career in 1992 at Deloitte, rising to the position of Manager before becoming Chief Financial Officer of a privately held financial services company.  When this company was acquired by Metropolitan Commercial Bank, Jack was appointed Controller over all of the bank’s financial operations.  In 2010, Jack transitioned into the family office space, first managing the investments of a successful family-owned clothing manufacturing business, and in June, 2011 become the Chief Investment Officer of Cammebys International, the family office of a well-known New York-based real estate investor.  Jack’s personal hobbies include being a long suffering New York Mets and New York Jets fan, as well as storytelling to youth groups.  Jack has self-published a book based on his stories, The Awesome Adventures of Pickle Boy, which he will gladly sign for anyone that will present him with a copy.  Jack plans on sticking to his day job.

Karen Boyer

Elements in Play Fine Art Advisory

Karen Boyer is a former hedge-fund executive who studied art history at the Sorbonne and later turned her love of New York’s galleries and emerging art scene into a successful art advisory business, Elements in Play.  Working with both beginning and experienced collectors, Karen facilitates the development and refinement of her clients’ styles and tastes through her expertise in the art market and knowledge of blue-chip and emerging artists.  She is sought after for her skill in successfully blending both scholarship and investment in building an art collection.  A background in finance and law gives her familiarity and comfort in working with high-net-worth buyers and sellers.  Karen has been featured and interviewed in publications covering the market, including The New York Times, Barron’s, Private Asset Management, Worth, artnet News and Artspace.  Karen is based in New York City and covers the market internationally.

Amelia Brankov

Frankfurt Kurnit

Amelia K. Brankov is Counsel to the Litigation Group and the Art Group, focusing on commercial dispute resolution, intellectual property law and art law.

Ms. Brankov represents businesses and executives in the advertising, art, entertainment, fashion and media industries, resolving disputes over copyrights, trademarks, motion picture rights, right of publicity claims and false advertising claims. Additionally, she serves as outside general counsel to art galleries, antiquities dealers, art advisors, and conservators.

Ms. Brankov also has extensive experience in legal malpractice, financial, corporate and insurance coverage and liability cases. She has appeared in federal and state trial and appellate courts around the country and has represented clients in mediations and arbitrations nationwide.

Ms. Brankov received her JD with honors from the University of Texas School of Law (2002), where she was a member of the Texas Law Review and Order of the Coif. She also has an LLM degree with first-class honors from the University of Cambridge, Clare Hall (2006). She holds a BA in Government from the University of Texas (1999, highest honors). Ms. Brankov is admitted to practice in New York and Texas.