Context Summits

West 2019

June 2 - 4, 2019Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Ron Biscardi
Ron Biscardi
Chief Executive Officer, Context Capital Partners

Ron Biscardi is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Context Capital Partners, a leading alternative investment firm focused on delivering specialized solutions to sophisticated family offices and institutions through a diverse portfolio of niche strategies. Mr. Biscardi also serves as Chairman of the Board of Context Summits, a leading conference provider in the alternative asset industry and a wholly owned subsidiary of Context Capital Partners. With over 20 years of start-up business management, strategy, and investment experience across hedge, private equity, and mutual funds, he is responsible for Context’s overall management and growth.

In addition to the above, Mr. Biscardi co-founded several affiliate organizations including: CCP | BH Capital Partners, LP in 2012, Context Family Network in 2016, Context | TCM Tactical Opportunities, LLC in 2017, Context | Oak River Capital Management, LLC and Context Insurance Strategies, LLC in 2018. 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 Mastery Charter School, a national leader in the turnaround of failing urban schools and has served on the Board of Trustees 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.
Chief Executive Officer, Context Capital Partners
Kevin Garton
Kevin Garton
President, Context Summits

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.
President, Context Summits
George Jikovski
George Jikovski
Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager, Canyon Partners, LLC

George Jikovski is a Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager. Mr. Jikovski’s primary focus is on the mortgage-backed securities, structured credit, and credit derivatives sectors across all Canyon strategies. Prior to joining Canyon in 2007, Mr. Jikovski was at Trust Company of the West, where he focused on high grade MBS, including MBS derivatives, collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) and market value CDOs. Mr. Jikovski was previously with the Financial Restructuring Group at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin and was an Investment Banker in the Corporate Finance / M&A group at Bear, Stearns & Co, Inc. Mr. Jikovski is a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Business Economics and a minor in accounting). Mr. Jikovski is a CFA charterholder.
Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager, Canyon Partners, LLC
Michael Marcus
Michael Marcus
Partner, Head of Manager Research, Prelude Capital

Mr. Marcus joined Prelude Capital in 2010. Previously, Mr. Marcus was a Vice President and Senior Analyst in Deutsche Bank Asset Management's ARS Fund of Funds group. Prior thereto, Mr. Marcus was a Portfolio Manager for Pergament Advisors, a New York based multi-family office. While at Pergament, Mr. Marcus managed both the fund of hedge funds portfolio as well as the firm's fixed income separately managed accounts. Mr. Marcus began his career at Bear Stearns.

Mr. Marcus earned his BSBA from the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis and is a CFA Charterholder.
Partner, Head of Manager Research, Prelude Capital
Brian Mesic
Brian Mesic
Managing Partner, Ankona Capital

Brian Mesic is a Managing Director at Ankona Capital, a Newport Beach based fund investing in SaaS companies "at the elbow" - companies with proven product/market fit that are poised to grow. Current Ankona investments include Zingle, Soci, and VideoAmp. Prior to co-founding Ankona, Brian was a General Partner at Anthem Venture Partners where he led investment into 17 technology companies including Android, TrueCar, Scopely, Entropic Communications, Blurb, Card.com, and Interset.
Managing Partner, Ankona Capital
Charles P. Murphy
Charles P. Murphy
CFA, Managing Partner, Liberty Park Capital Management

Charles “Chuck” Murphy, CFA is the Founder, Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager at Liberty Park Capital Management in Austin, TX. Liberty Park manages two funds focused on smaller-cap US equities that are complex, multi-industry or cyclical. Prior to founding Liberty Park in 2012, Mr. Murphy spent seven years as a Senior Analyst covering the industrials sector at Sidoti & Co., the largest provider of small-cap equity research in the U.S. While at Sidoti, Mr. Murphy was named a “Master Stock Picker” in the Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” survey. Prior to Sidoti, Mr. Murphy worked at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University.
CFA, Managing Partner, Liberty Park Capital Management
Shelley Rosensweig
Shelley Rosensweig
Partner, Haynes Boone

Shelley Rosensweig is a partner in the Investment Management and Private Equity Practice Groups in the New York office of Haynes and Boone. She structures and organizes domestic and offshore private investment funds. She advises clients regarding matters which include design, structure and operation of investment portfolios, distribution and marketing issues and commodities and futures issues. Shelley also assists clients with seed investments, the formation of managed account platforms and the organization of joint ventures. She advises investment advisory clients regarding investment products and services, SEC, FINRA and CFTC regulatory and compliance matters, as well as trading issues and employment matters.
Partner, Haynes Boone
Simone Sobel
Simone Sobel
Managing Director, Investor Relations , Context Capital Partners

Simone Sobel is Managing Director of Investor Relations 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. Prior to joining Context, Simone was with Wells Fargo’s Capital Introduction team, as well as with Halcyon Asset Management, focusing on business development. Simone graduated from New York University and resides in New York City, NY.
Managing Director, Investor Relations , Context Capital Partners
Seth Wilfong
Seth Wilfong
Managing Partner, Atlas Principals, LLC

Seth Wilfong is a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Atlas Principals, LLC. Seth brings more than 10 years of investment experience to the Atlas team and is responsible for research, trading and risk management. In his research coverage, Seth specializes in the banking, technology, and retail sectors. Seth has been a devoted student of the markets for over 20 years and believes that an understanding of market dynamics is crucial in generating absolute returns.
Managing Partner, Atlas Principals, LLC
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