Chief Executive Officer
In addition to leading the business of Semper Capital, Greg serves as Chairman of the Investment and Risk Management Committees and is also a member of the Compliance Committee. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Greg served as an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company in the Financial Services Group. Greg began his career over 20 years ago and served as a Captain and Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps. Greg earned an AB from Princeton University.
Thomas Mandel, CFA
Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer
Tom co-founded the firm in 1992 and is the Chief Investment Officer with primary responsibility over the administration and implementation of investment management activities. Tom also serves on the Investment, Risk Management and Compliance Committees. Prior to co-founding the firm, Tom served as a Principal and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at 1838 Investment Advisors. He previously served as a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Century Institutional Advisors. Tom began his career as a Portfolio Manager and Credit Manager at Chase Investors Management Corp. Tom earned an MBA and a BS from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Legal Officer
Stephen is the firm’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer with responsibility over the firm’s operations, legal and compliance activities. Stephen serves on the Compliance, Investment and Risk Management Committees. Stephen has over 20 years of legal, compliance and operational experience. Prior to joining the firm, Stephen was the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Structured Portfolio Management, LLC (“SPM”). Before SPM, Stephen held CCO and/or General Counsel positions at Arrowgrass Capital Partners, Quattro Global Capital, Greywolf Capital, and Forest Investment Management. Stephen began his career as a member of the compliance teams at MacKay Shields, Goldman Sachs and Societe General Asset Management. He received his BA from Loyola University Maryland and earned his JD from St. John’s University School of Law.
Head of Trading & Deputy CIO
Neil is the firm’s Head of Trading and Deputy CIO with primary responsibility over the execution of the trading process. Neil serves on the Investment and Risk Management committees. Neil has over 15 years of experience in trading, investing and managing risk in securitized products. Prior to joining Semper, Neil was the Mortgage Credit Sector Head and a Senior Trader at BlueCrest Capital Management. Prior to BlueCrest, Neil was a Senior Vice President in the structured products group at Jefferies, and a Vice President in various mortgage teams at Barclays Capital and C12 Capital Management. Earlier in his career, Neil structured various mortgage-backed securitizations for Citigroup. Neil earned a BS with honors from the University of Maryland.
Chief Marketing Officer
Elisabeth is the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer and has primary responsibility over the firm’s client service efforts and communication strategy, and she also manages the firm’s sales efforts. Prior to joining Semper, Elisabeth led the Investor Relations efforts at Structured Portfolio Management, LLC (“SPM”) and prior to that was the Director of Investor Relations at Axonic Capital. Elisabeth previously worked at McKinsey & Company, Scout Capital and Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Elisabeth earned an MA from Columbia University and a BA, cum laude, from Northwestern University.
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