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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 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.

Kevin Garton
President
Ron Biscardi
Partner / Board Member
Sarah Sisnett
Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Garton is President of Context Summits and a member of Context Capital Partners executive committee. He brings more than 30 years of strategy and executive management expertise to Context having worked across a variety of industries. At Context Summits, he is responsible for the overall leadership of the company, including business strategy, revenue generation, technology, operations and strategic partnerships. He is also responsible for the growth and development of the Context Family Network, a peer-to-peer membership organization for single-family offices.

Kevin has over 30 years of experience having served as Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Operations Officer at Context Summits parent company, Context Capital Partners. Prior to those roles, Kevin was Chief Marketing Officer at Context Asset Management. In addition to his experience at Context, Kevin has held leadership roles in the technology and consumer products industries at F-500 firms as well as start-ups.

Kevin earned a B.A. in Psychology with a Business minor from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, and he holds an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

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.

Kevin Garton
President

Kevin Garton is President of Context Summits and a member of Context Capital Partners executive committee. He brings more than 30 years of strategy and executive management expertise to Context having worked across a variety of industries. At Context Summits, he is responsible for the overall leadership of the company, including business strategy, revenue generation, technology, operations and strategic partnerships. He is also responsible for the growth and development of the Context Family Network, a peer-to-peer membership organization for single-family offices.

Kevin has over 30 years of experience having served as Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Operations Officer at Context Summits parent company, Context Capital Partners. Prior to those roles, Kevin was Chief Marketing Officer at Context Asset Management. In addition to his experience at Context, Kevin has held leadership roles in the technology and consumer products industries at F-500 firms as well as start-ups.

Kevin earned a B.A. in Psychology with a Business minor from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, and he holds an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

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.

Sarah Sisnett
Chief Operating Officer
Emily Ade
Investor Relations Associate
Christopher Altomare
Senior Software Developer
Caitlin Badeaux
Investor Relations Associate
Vernon Bratton
Director of Business Development
Kaycee Darby
Senior Account Manager
Matt Halicki
Director of Marketing
Sarah Joos
Director of Event Management
Rachel Nissan
Investor Relations Manager
Simone Sobel
Director of Investor Relations
Rob Tappero
Account Manager
Ken Tsuji
Data Scientist
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