Context Summits

Miami 2021

JANUARY 27 - 29, 2021FONTAINEBLEAU HOTEL, MIAMI BEACH, FL
Ron Biscardi
Ron Biscardi
Chief Executive Officer, Context Summits

Ron Biscardi is Chief Executive Officer of Context Summits, the leading producer of events for the alternative asset management industry and Context 365, an online solution for the alternative investment community where members can access our exclusive network of allocators, investment managers and service providers year-round. He is responsible for the overall long-term strategic direction and continued growth and success of the firm. He has over 20 years of business management, strategy and investment experience across start-ups, hedge funds, private equity and asset management.
Chief Executive Officer, Context Summits
John Culbertson
John Culbertson
President & Chief Investment Officer, Context Capital Partners

An industry veteran of more than 28 years, John’s experience encompasses trading, venture capital, asset allocation and hedge fund portfolio management. John is the Chief Investment Officer at Context Capital Partners. As CIO he is responsible for sourcing new investments and the oversight of the current portfolio. He is also Chairman of the Investment Committee.

Prior to assuming his current position with Context, John ran the investment committee and was Chief Investment Officer for a large family office where he oversaw a portfolio of hedge funds and was responsible for asset allocation decisions. In addition to his family office background, John was a founder of Gamma Investors, a venture capital fund that invested primarily in financial services technology companies. He spent the early years of his career in New York and London as a partner at Cooper Neff and Associates, a quantitative proprietary trading firm. At Cooper Neff he founded the London office and traded derivatives on fixed income, commodities and equities. That firm was sold to BNP Paribas in 1995 where John became an Executive Vice President, a position he held until 2000.

Among his extensive outside activities, John is chairman of the board of directors at Urban Promise, an innovative urban youth organization headquartered in the city of Camden NJ. John received his undergraduate degree in Business and Economics from Rutgers University and earned a Master of Liberal Arts, from the University of Pennsylvania.
President & Chief Investment Officer, Context Capital Partners
Julie Galdieri
Julie Galdieri
Founder and Principal, Loquent, Inc.

A dynamic force in the business and creative world, Julie Galdieri is a catalyst for success and presence. She specializes in working with the highest-level professionals in their given fields and bringing out their greatest potential onstage.

Classically trained as a stage actor and equally skilled in the business world, Julie brings a fine balance of commerce, creativity, and performance technique to her personalized method of teaching. For over twenty years, she has facilitated effective communication for recognized leaders from ESPN, Bloomberg, Context Capital Partners, Context Summits, Microsoft, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Cisco, The Cleveland Clinic, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, American Heart Association, TIME, The Paley Center for Media, Columbia Presbyterian, Staples, and Xerox, and has prepared them to address live audiences in excess of 5,000 people. In addition, Julie’s clients include well-known media personalities and celebrated individuals in the entertainment industry.

An expert at crafting a compelling narrative, Julie was a writer for the pilot program, NYCentral, featuring Lorraine Bracco, James Earl Jones, and Regis Philbin. The many media personalities for whom Julie has scripted include Barbara Walters, Marlo Thomas, Robin Roberts, Bob Ley, Keith Olbermann, Chris Berman, and Alicia Keys. She was the script supervisor for Oprah Winfrey and Ralph Lauren for the event, Ralph Lauren at Lincoln Center, and her play, Domino Theory, has been produced in NYC and regionally in New England.

In addition, Julie is a professional actor who has created and performed dozens of roles Off-Broadway, at Alice Tully Hall, in regional theatres, independent and feature films, and voice-overs. She holds a B.A. from Amherst College and an M.A. from Brown/Trinity Rep Conservatory.
Founder and Principal, Loquent, Inc.
Simone Sobel
Simone Sobel
Managing Director, Investor Relations, Context Summits

Simone Sobel is Managing Director at Context Capital Partners. Simone manages the Investor Relations efforts for Context Capital and Context Summits, and manages Context Family Network, an exclusive community comprised of high quality single family offices.
Managing Director, Investor Relations, Context Summits
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