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Efficient. Productive. Innovative

As the preeminent producer of events for the alternative asset management industry, Context Summits focuses on elevating the conference experience through an innovative format where targeted relationship building targeted relationship building  leads to unmatched results.

Context Summits, the pioneer of the one-on-one conference format, utilizes a proven structure to deliver effective, transparent, and enhanced networking events for managers and investors. Through its systematic approach, Context Summits is able to attract high-quality attendees, making meetings efficient and productive.

Meet the team

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Leadership

Context Summit’s accomplished leadership has unmatched industry expertise. Their invaluable insights into the needs of their constituents, combined with an entrepreneurial approach to generating creative business-building solutions, have generated a track record of individual and collective success.

Mark Salameh
Chief Executive Officer
Sarah Sisnett
Chief Operating Officer
Malik Abdul
Director of Technology
Ron Biscardi
Partner / Board Member

Mark Salameh is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Context Summits. Mark brings over 20 years of business management, sales, and marketing experience across the alternative asset management industry with a specific focus on events.

Over the past two decades, Mark’s primary focus has been on building solution based businesses within the alternative asset management industry that cater to allocators and managers. Prior to Context Summits, Mark held several management and senior level positions with financial media and event companies including MARHedge, Institutional Investor and Thomson Financial.

Ron Biscardi is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Context Capital Partners, an investment alternatives specialist focused on seeding and overseeing funds in hedge fund, liquid alternatives and private equity sectors.  At Context, he is responsible for overall firm management, including growth initiatives, strategic partnerships and investment activities. He has over 20 years of business management, strategy and investment experience across start-ups, hedge funds, private equity and asset management.

In addition, Mr. Biscardi is a General Partner of Context Asset Management, a mutual fund platform focused on the liquid alternatives market. Mr. Biscardi also serves as Chairman of the Board of Context Summits, a leading conference provider in the alternative asset industry, as well as Chairman of the Board of Context Jensen Partners, an executive search firm focused on marketing professionals for alternative asset managers. In 2016 he co-founded Context Family Network, a global initiative to unite single-family offices and provide an unbiased forum for affluent families and their executives to network with like-minded peers. Mr. Biscardi also co-founded Context BH Partners, LP in 2012, an event driven financial services hedge fund specializing in regional and community bank investing. He serves on the investment committees of Context BH Equity Funds I and II, Context Liberty Bell Capital, Context Business Lending and the Titan Loan Investment Fund.

He is currently on the board of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia where he chairs the investment committee for the Kimmel Center Endowment and co-chairs the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. Mr. Biscardi is a founding trustee of the Board of Trustees of the Mastery Charter School, a national leader in the turnaround of failing urban schools. Mr. Biscardi served as a trustee for over 15 years.

Mr. Biscardi graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University. He currently works and lives in the Philadelphia area.

Mark Salameh
Chief Executive Officer

Mark Salameh is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Context Summits. Mark brings over 20 years of business management, sales, and marketing experience across the alternative asset management industry with a specific focus on events.

Over the past two decades, Mark’s primary focus has been on building solution based businesses within the alternative asset management industry that cater to allocators and managers. Prior to Context Summits, Mark held several management and senior level positions with financial media and event companies including MARHedge, Institutional Investor and Thomson Financial.

Sarah Sisnett
Chief Operating Officer
Malik Abdul
Director of Technology
Ron Biscardi
Partner / Board Member

Ron Biscardi is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Context Capital Partners, an investment alternatives specialist focused on seeding and overseeing funds in hedge fund, liquid alternatives and private equity sectors.  At Context, he is responsible for overall firm management, including growth initiatives, strategic partnerships and investment activities. He has over 20 years of business management, strategy and investment experience across start-ups, hedge funds, private equity and asset management.

In addition, Mr. Biscardi is a General Partner of Context Asset Management, a mutual fund platform focused on the liquid alternatives market. Mr. Biscardi also serves as Chairman of the Board of Context Summits, a leading conference provider in the alternative asset industry, as well as Chairman of the Board of Context Jensen Partners, an executive search firm focused on marketing professionals for alternative asset managers. In 2016 he co-founded Context Family Network, a global initiative to unite single-family offices and provide an unbiased forum for affluent families and their executives to network with like-minded peers. Mr. Biscardi also co-founded Context BH Partners, LP in 2012, an event driven financial services hedge fund specializing in regional and community bank investing. He serves on the investment committees of Context BH Equity Funds I and II, Context Liberty Bell Capital, Context Business Lending and the Titan Loan Investment Fund.

He is currently on the board of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia where he chairs the investment committee for the Kimmel Center Endowment and co-chairs the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. Mr. Biscardi is a founding trustee of the Board of Trustees of the Mastery Charter School, a national leader in the turnaround of failing urban schools. Mr. Biscardi served as a trustee for over 15 years.

Mr. Biscardi graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University. He currently works and lives in the Philadelphia area.

Vernon Bratton
Director of Business Development
Simone Sobel
Director of Investor Relations
Rachel Nissan
Investor Relations Associate
Michael Farley
Software Developer
Lauren Wilk
Events Manager
Kelly Delacruz
Marketing Manager
Kaycee Darby
Senior Account Manager
Earl Blasi
Account Manager
Christopher Altomare
Senior Software Developer
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