Private Fund Investing: Centralized & Simplified

Leadership Team

Christopher Nero

FOUNDER / CEO

Christopher Nero is the founder and CEO of Bridgeport Financial Technology, and has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Chris founded HedgeWorks in 2000, pioneering the concept of “hedge fund transparency” through the independent calculation of key hedge fund portfolio metrics and analytics. 

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Jason Belice, Esq.

LEGAL COUNSEL

  • Prepared and closed over $1.5 billion in private placement Regulation D securities offerings.
  • Represented private and public companies in negotiating, structuring and closing domestic and international mergers and acquisitions with market values between $1 million to over $1billion.
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Gordon

VP SALES

  • Prepared and closed over $1.5 billion in private placement Regulation D securities offerings.
  • Represented private and public companies in negotiating, structuring and closing domestic and international mergers and acquisitions with market values between $1 million to over $1billion.  
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Rohan Sardesai

PRODUCT

  • Founder / CEO at Interactive Labs
  • Built products that scaled to 100+MM users
  • Head of product at several consumer and enterprise companies
  • B.S. Engineering and Computer Science- Pune Institute of Computer Technology

Marcus Steele

OPERATIONS

  • Director of Operations at BridgePort Financial Technology
  • Partner and Director of Private Fund Administration and Client Service- Alpha Alternatives
  • Senior Associate for Private Funds- Deutsche Bank Alternative Fund Services
  • Senior Accountant for Hedgeworks (acquired by Deutsche Bank in 2008)
  • B.S. in Accounting, University of the Pacific

Lisa Lee

TECHNOLOGY

  • Director of Technology at BridgePort Financial Technology
  • Owner LCL Engineering – Software and Web services
  • Senior Software Engineer at SEA Networks
  • Senior Software Engineer at System Engineering Associates
  • 23+ years experience in Financial Industry Software
  • B.S. in Mathematics with Emphasis in Computer Science, San Diego State University

Board of Advisors

Our Board of Advisors is comprised of a diverse group of accomplished industry professionals who bring unique experience, skills, relationships and perspectives to Bridgeport, and promote a culture of innovation. The board provides strategic and operational perspective, challenges management with insightful questions and scenarios, and helps to create a constructive environment of progress and accountability.

Gary Lenhoff, CFA

  • Great Lakes Advisors (WinTrust) in Chicago- Chief Investment Officer for Fundamental Equity Strategies, and member of the Board of Directors,
  • Ironworks Capital Management, a small cap long/short equity hedge fund in Chicago- Chief Investment Officer
  • Bricoleur Capital Management- Portfolio Manager and Partner; helped build a team of seven analyst, and grow assets from $450 million to over $1.3 billion
  • Anderson, Hoagland & Company in St. Louis- Portfolio manager for an $800 million portfolio
  • Analyst with Prudential Investment Company, and promoted to PM of a $3.3 billion portfolio of leveraged buyout and equity investments
  • Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Society of Chicago
  • BA in Economics from the University of Rochester, and an MBA from the University of Michigan

Johann Verheem

  • Parsons School of Design- The New School, NY, NY- Graduate Professor, Design Thinking
  • Havas Edge, New York, NY- Executive Vice President. Havas is an award-winning international performance marketing agency with expertise across all digital, broadcast and media domains
  • Board of Trustees- Pacific Ridge School, Carlsbad, CA
  • CEO of Fithaus, Ltd., and JH Direct
  • Director of Product Development, Guthy Renker
  • Master’s Degree, Strategic Design- Parsons School of Design
  • MBA- San Diego State University
  • BC, University of South Africa

Justin Ferayorni, CFA

  • Tamarack Capital Management, a long/short equity healthcare-focused hedge fund established in 2005- Founder and Chief Investment Officer
  • Board of Directors- Independent Director, Reality Shares ETF Trust; 6 listed ETFs, including the first Blockchain ETF
  • Bricoleur Capital Management, a long/short equity hedge fund that grew to more than $1.3 billion in assets- Director of Research
  • Equity Analyst at John Galt Capital Management, a long/short equity hedge fund
  • Associate, Robertson Stephens & Co
  • Princeton University- AB, Chemistry

Elisa Mailman

  • Chief Investment Officer, E Street Management, a long/short equity fund of hedge funds located in New York City
  • Current Member of the Investment Committee at the Teachers College of Columbia University
  • Director of Research, New Legacy Capital in New York
  • Vice President and Senior Research Analyst at Tremont Capital Management
  • BA, University of Maryland

Jason C. Brandt, CPA

  • Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer at Sante Capital, a venture capital and alternative asset management firm in Austin, TX
  • Regional Head of Alternative Fund Services for the Americas, Maples Fund Services in Boston
  • Director of Client Services, Deutsche Bank Alternative Fund Services (fka HedgeWorks), based in London, covering client relationships across Europe, Middle East and Asia
  • Managing Director of Operations, HedgeWorks- San Diego, Boston and Grand Cayman
  • AVP for Global Portfolio Administration at TCW
  • Accounting Associate at both Ernst & Young and Coopers & Lybrand
  • Certified Public Accountant and current member of the CFA Institute
  • B.S., Loyola Marymount University

Someone Else

  • Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer at Sante Capital, a venture capital and alternative asset management firm in Austin, TX
  • Regional Head of Alternative Fund Services for the Americas, Maples Fund Services in Boston
  • Director of Client Services, Deutsche Bank Alternative Fund Services (fka HedgeWorks), based in London, covering client relationships across Europe, Middle East and Asia
  • Managing Director of Operations, HedgeWorks- San Diego, Boston and Grand Cayman
  • AVP for Global Portfolio Administration at TCW
  • Accounting Associate at both Ernst & Young and Coopers & Lybrand
  • Certified Public Accountant and current member of the CFA Institute
  • B.S., Loyola Marymount University

Key Stategic Partners

Your Security is Paramount

BridgePort utilizes multiple enhanced security protocols for data privacy and protection:

  • AWS Cloud hosted platform, with world-class security, meeting SOC1/ISAE 3402, SOC2, SOC3 assurance programs*
  • End-to-End (E2E) digital encryption for maximum data privacy
  • Two-factor authentication (2FA) for identity protection
  • Routine third-party penetration testing
  • User-controlled permission protocol for authorized delegates and interested parties

*Additional assurances include FISMA, DIACAP, FedRAMP, PCI DSS Level 1, ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 27018

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BridgePort 3D

A Due Diligence Database, available to Subscribing entity managers to provide prospective investors secure access to their entity(s)’ Master Entity Profile (MEP) which includes key entity terms, documents, historical manager correspondence and performance, as well as other related information.