Lofton Holder is a founding partner and the Managing Partner for Pine Street. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Holder was managing director and head of the US and European Marketing and Client Service Team for Investcorp’s $5 billion Hedge Fund Group. In this capacity, he was responsible for growing the revenue of a start-up group to a run rate of nearly $60 million at the time of his departure in 2010. Previous to Investcorp, he was a managing director at JPMorgan Asset Management. In this role from 1998 through 2005, he served the investment needs of major institutional investors across the U.S., including corporate, public, and Taft-Hartley pension plan sponsors. Mr. Holder worked across multiple asset classes including Hedge Fund, Private Equity and Real Estate investments as well as more traditional equity and fixed income investments. Before 1998, Mr. Holder spent six years with JPMorgan Securities, Inc. as an investment banker and five years with The First Boston Corporation (currently Credit Suisse) in a similar role. Mr. Holder currently serves as a Trustee and Chair of the Investment Committee for the Edwin Gould Foundation for Children, a major supporter of the SEO Program.
MBA, Yale University
BA, Columbia University
Vinod Kurup is a founding partner at Pine Street. He is the Chief Investment Office and is responsible for the selection and risk oversight of managers in Pine Street’s programme. He also leads the managed account implementation team, and has primary responsibility for the development of the investment analytics platform. Mr. Kurup has had a 27 year career in global banking and finance, the last 17 years in the area of hedge funds. He was with the hedge funds group at Investcorp for 12 years, most recently as Managing Director in New York. At Investcorp, Mr. Kurup was a member of the Investment Committee; selected hedge funds both for Investcorp’s manager seeding programme as well as for its fund-of-funds platform; developed a suite of risk systems tailored to specific hedge fund strategies; implemented bespoke hedge fund performance attribution analytics; and led research into hedge fund replication and alternative beta. Prior to that, he worked for Standard Chartered Bank for 9 years in Hong Kong and India.
MSc (Finance), London Business School
MBA, XLRI (India)
BA, University of Delhi (India)
Carrie Lee is a founding partner of Pine Street. Prior to joining Pine Street, Ms. Lee was an attorney with White & Case LLP's Energy Infrastructure Project Asset Finance Group. Her practice focused on domestic and global finance matters with particular emphasis on transactions involving aircraft. These transactions include aircraft sales, acquisitions, sale/leasebacks and asset securitizations and almost always involve multiple jurisdictions in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Additionally, Ms. Lee was appointed de facto in-house counsel to one of the world’s largest lessor of commercial aircraft and was the key attorney with matters involving restructuring of corporate finance and obtaining multi-billion dollar financing. Ms. Lee also worked at a leading law firm in Los Angeles, Buchalter Nemer, as an advisor to multi-national clients in connection with mergers, acquisitions and disposition or assets and companies.
BA, University of California at San Diego
JD, Loyola Law School
Brian P. Mathis is a founding partner of Pine Street and brings significant alternative asset investment experience to the Investment Committee, including hedge fund, private equity, and venture capital experience, globally. Previously, Mr. Mathis was a Co-Managing Partner of Provident Group Asset Management, LLC where he was a member of the investment committee and primarily responsible for portfolio construction and capital raising. Before joining PGAM, Mr. Mathis was at Advent Capital Management, responsible for business development and marketing of their multi-strategy, credit and convertible hedge fund strategies. Prior to Advent, Mr. Mathis was a Director at Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO), a fund of hedge funds with over $7.5 billion of assets under management. At PAAMCO, he was a member of the Investment Management Committee, evaluating directional hedge fund strategies, portfolio asset allocation and guiding strategic initiatives for the firm, including establishing PAAMCO’s London office. Prior to PAAMCO, Mr. Mathis was a Vice President at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. serving in various private equity groups focusing on investments in the hedge fund space, later-stage venture/growth capital, and mid-cap LBOs, as well as private equity placements. His career began as a political appointee of President Clinton at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
JD, Harvard Law School
MPA, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
BBA, University of Michigan Business School