Michael Weinberg, Protege Partners

Protege Partners

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Heath Weisberg, CAM Capital

CAM Capital

HNW Headshot 3Heath Weisberg is General Counsel of CAM Capital, a private investment firm established by Bruce Kovner following his retirement from Caxton Associates.  Mr. Weisberg is responsible for all of the firm’s legal, regulatory, and compliance matters. Prior to joining CAM Capital, he was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Jacobs Levy Equity Management, a quantitative investment management firm focused on U.S. equities, and Assistant General Counsel of D.B. Zwirn & Co., a multistrategy hedge fund firm. He began his career as an attorney in Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s private fund and mergers and acquisitions practices.

Mr. Weisberg also serves on the board of directors of the Private Investor Coalition, the leading education and advocacy organization for issues affecting private investors, including single family offices.

Mr. Weisberg earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.

 

 


Marc Weiss, Open Field Capital

Open Field Capital

Marc Weiss

Marc is the Co-founder & Chief Investment Officer of Open Field Capital, an SEC registered investment advisor managing over $100 million in emerging technology assets with 14+ year track records managing both public and private emerging technology companies.  Marc co-founded Open Field in 2005 to invest exclusively in emerging technology companies, capitalizing on the partners’ deep experience and networks, with the objective of maximizing capital growth for their investors.

Prior to Open Field, Marc was the Director of Research at Amerindo Investment Advisors, Inc., a multi-billion dollar institutional advisor managing public and private emerging technology companies. Prior to Amerindo, Marc worked as an engineer at IBM Corporation.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Engineering degree from Cornell University, and an MBA from Columbia University.


Amir Weitmann, Champel Capital

Champel Capital

Amir Weitmann

Co-Founder, General Partner

Amir Weitmann, an experienced licensed investment advisor and asset manager, has been involved in asset management since 2004. Amir brings with him a strong banking and finance background with a disciplined approach to investments. Between 2010 and 2017, he worked for Bank Hapoalim, the largest Israeli Bank, as a Senior Investment Advisor. In 2017, he created Champel Capital with Arié in order to invest in Israeli technology companies.

Amir holds a BA and an MA in International Relations from the Geneva Graduate Institute of International Studies, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

He lives in Jerusalem with his family.


Ted White, Legion Partners

Legion Partners

Ted White

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Ted White – Managing Director

 

Ted White is co-founder and a Managing Director of Legion Partners Asset Management.

Prior to founding Legion Partners, he most recently served in various functions with Knight Vinke Asset Management, a European-based activist fund manager. Positions included Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, where he was responsible for finance, operations, legal, marketing and client service functions. He is a former Deputy Director of the Council of Institutional Investors (CII), where responsibilities included policy development and implementation. Previous to Knight Vinke, White was a Portfolio Manager, Director of Corporate Governance, for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (“CalPERS”), where he was responsible for all components of its Governance Program, including $3 billion in active management, policy development and implementation, proxy voting and focused engagement activities. Prior to CalPERS, White was an Investment Officer – Deputy State Treasurer at the California State Treasurer’s Office, where his duties included fixed income portfolio analysis and trading, among other responsibilities.  He is a current member of the Council of Institutional Investors Corporate Governance Advisory Council.  White served as Co-Chairman of the Executive Remuneration Committee of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) until December 2014 and is a former member of the Standing Advisory Group for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

White earned an MBA from California State University in Sacramento with a concentration in finance. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Legion Partners is a deep-value oriented activist investor focused in the small/mid cap space in North America.  It was seeded at the beginning of 2014 by CalSTRS with a $200MM commitment.

Legion Partners believes that shareholder engagement/activism can help to catalyze change and is critical for long term investment success.  The firm tends to work behind the scenes so that ideally no one even knows that they are involved with a company, but they have and are willing to be publicly involved, take board seats, and run proxy contests when they believe it is in shareholders’ best long-term interests.  In addition to the fund, they make co-investments (single stock funds) where they want to own a greater percentage of a target company.