About
Skybridge

SkyBridge Capital is an SEC-registered investment adviser and global alternative investment manager that invests in hedge funds, digital assets, private equity, and real estate.

Team

The SkyBridge team, led by Anthony Scaramucci, Brett Messing, and Ray Nolte, is organized into three major functions: Investments, Operations/Finance/Legal and Marketing/Business Development. Our investment team has managed fund of hedge funds with the same investment process since 2005.

LEADERSHIP

Anthony Scaramucci Anthony Scaramucci

Anthony Scaramucci

Founder and
Managing Partner

Brett S. Messing Brett S. Messing

Brett S. Messing

Partner, President and Co-Chief Investment Officer

Raymond Nolte Raymond Nolte

Raymond Nolte

Senior Partner and
Co-Chief Investment Officer

INVESTMENT TEAM

Daniel Barile, CFA Daniel Barile, CFA

Daniel Barile, CFA

Partner, Senior Portfolio Manager

Virginie Kolesnikov Virginie Kolesnikov

Virginie Kolesnikov

Partner, Head of Operational Due Diligence

Jason Zins Jason Zins

Jason Zins

Partner

John Svolos John Svolos

John Svolos

Managing Director

Peter Martini Peter Martini

Peter Martini

Director, Investment Analyst

Marketing and Business Development

Jason Wright Jason Wright

Jason Wright

Senior Partner,
Global Head of Marketing

Rich Lesser Rich Lesser

Rich Lesser

Partner

Joe Rosano Joe Rosano

Joe Rosano

Partner

Melissa Gottlieb Melissa Gottlieb

Melissa Gottlieb

Director, Head of Investor Relations

Operations, Legal and Compliance

Robert Phillips Robert Phillips

Robert Phillips

Partner,
Chief Financial Officer

Marie Noble Marie Noble

Marie Noble

Partner, General Counsel and
Chief Compliance Officer

Christopher Hutt Christopher Hutt

Christopher Hutt

Partner, Head of Hedge Fund
Administration and Operations

Eric Alper Eric Alper

Eric Alper

Partner, Deputy General Counsel, Head of Tax

Sue Ponce Sue Ponce

Sue Ponce

Chief Administrative Officer

Minna Urrey Minna Urrey

Minna Urrey

Managing Director, Senior Compliance Officer

King Chan King Chan

King Chan

Director, Accounting

Janice Lann Janice Lann

Janice Lann

Director, Accounting

Shaahid Kajee Shaahid Kajee

Shaahid Kajee

Director, Accounting

Marc Zivotovsky Marc Zivotovsky

Marc Zivotovsky

Director, Finance

Anthony Scaramucci

Founder and
Managing Partner

Anthony Scaramucci is the founder and managing partner of SkyBridge, a global alternative investment firm, and founder and chairman of SALT, a global thought leadership forum and venture studio.

Prior to founding SkyBridge in 2005, Scaramucci co-founded investment partnership Oscar Capital Management, which was sold to Neuberger Berman in 2001. Earlier, he worked in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs & Co.

In 2022, Scaramucci was ranked #47 in Cointelegraph’s Top 100 Influencers in Crypto and Blockchain. In 2016, he was ranked #85 in Worth Magazine’s Power 100: The 100 Most Powerful People in Global Finance. In 2011, he received Ernst & Young’s New York Financial Services “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award.  Anthony is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and a board member of the Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation. He is the author of five books.

Scaramucci served on President Donald J. Trump’s 16-person Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee, and in 2017 briefly served as Chief Strategy Officer of the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank and White House Communications Director.

Scaramucci, a native of Long Island, New York, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Tufts University and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

Brett S. Messing

Partner, President and Co-Chief Investment Officer

Brett S. Messing is a Partner and the President and Co-Chief Investment Officer of SkyBridge Capital. He began his career at Goldman Sachs where he held various positions including Vice President and Co-Head of the Restricted Stock Group. Thereafter, he was a partner at Oscar Capital Management, which was acquired by Neuberger Berman, LLC. Following the successful integration of the business, Mr. Messing founded GPS Partners, a $2.5 billion hedge fund at its peak, which focused primarily in the energy infrastructure sector. Mr. Messing was the firm’s Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer. Thereafter, Mr. Messing worked for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villariagosa as Co-Chief Operating Officer responsible for economic and business policy. Mr. Messing served as a Senior Advisor to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at C40 Cities, a joint venture with the Clinton Climate Initiative. Mr. Messing is the co-author of The Forewarned Investor and contributed to Learning from the Global Financial Crisis – Creatively, Reliably and Sustainably, a compendium published by Stanford Business School. Mr. Messing received his A.B. from Brown University, magna cum laude, and his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

Raymond Nolte

Senior Partner and
Co-Chief Investment Officer

Ray Nolte is a Senior Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer of SkyBridge. He is also Co-Chairman of the Manager Selection and Portfolio Allocation Committees. Prior to SkyBridge’s acquisition of the Hedge Fund Management Group of Citigroup Alternative Investment, LLC (CAI) in June 2010, Mr. Nolte served as chief executive officer and chief investment officer of the CAI group as well as chairman of its Investment Committee. Earlier, Mr. Nolte worked at Deutsche Bank, where he served as the global head and CIO of the DB Absolute Return Strategies (ARS) Fund of Funds business, chairman of its investment committee and vice chairman of DB ARS and head of the Single Manager Hedge Fund business. Mr. Nolte started his career at Bankers Trust Company in 1983 and was named head of Global Portfolio Management in 1994. He launched the bank’s Fund of Funds group in 1996. Mr. Nolte earned a B.B.A. in Finance from George Washington University.

Daniel Barile, CFA

Partner, Senior Portfolio Manager

Daniel Barile, CFA is a Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager at SkyBridge Capital. Mr. Barile’s responsibilities include portfolio management, research and due diligence across a variety of alternative investment strategies, as well as new product research and development. Prior to joining SkyBridge in June 2010, Mr. Barile was a Vice President on the Hedge Fund Management Group investment team at Citi Alternative Investments.  Prior to joining Citi, Mr. Barile was an Associate Director covering financial institutions at Fitch Ratings. Mr. Barile started his career at Merrill Lynch in 2004.   Mr. Barile received a B.S. in Management with a concentration in Finance from Binghamton University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations.

Virginie Kolesnikov

Partner, Head of Operational Due Diligence

Virginie Kolesnikov is a Partner and Head of HF Business & Operational Due Diligence at SkyBridge.  Prior to joining SkyBridge in July 2010, she was a Senior Operational Due Diligence Analyst in the Hedge Fund Management Group at Citigroup Alternative Investments (CAI), the Fund’s previous investment adviser until July 2010.  Prior to joining CAI in 2002, she was a Vice President in Salomon Smith Barney’s Hedge Fund Counterparty Risk unit. Between 2006 and 2008, she worked in the Hedge Fund Development and Management Group at Merrill Lynch as a Senior Operational Due Diligence Analyst; she re-joined CAI in May 2008. Mrs. Kolesnikov has 22 years of Hedge Fund Risk Management experience, with the last 16 years focused exclusively on hedge fund operational due diligence.

Mrs. Kolesnikov received an M.B.A. and a B.S.B.A. from the University of Hartford.

Jason Zins

Partner

Jason Zins is a Partner at SkyBridge Capital.  His responsibilities include sourcing and executing private market investments as well as new product research and development. Mr. Zins has led many of the firm’s investments into leading private companies in the Digital Assets and FinTech sectors.

Prior to joining SkyBridge in 2014, Mr. Zins worked at Bloomberg L.P. where he specialized in fixed income and derivatives. He has been actively investing in cryptocurrencies for nearly a decade. 

Mr. Zins received his B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College.

John Svolos

Managing Director

John F. Svolos is a Managing Director and Head of Cryptocurrency Research at SkyBridge Capital. He has extensive buy-side and sell-side experience with a focus on technology, having been a technology sector specialist at Merrill Lynch, an internet and technology analyst at Wells Capital Management, and most recently, a Managing Director at Oppenheimer, where he gained exposure to blockchain and crypto.  Mr. Svolos has met with hundreds of private and public technology companies over the course of decades and made numerous visits to technology supply chain facilities globally.  Mr. Svolos also has a legal background with experience in intellectual property and securities law. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and Harvard Law School, cum laude.

Peter Martini

Director, Investment Analyst

Peter Martini is a Director and Investment Analyst at SkyBridge. Previously, Mr. Martini was an Analyst on the Business and Operational Due Diligence Team, as well as a Product Manager and Portfolio Operations Associate, responsible for portfolio rebalancing operations. Prior to joining the firm in July 2014, he worked as an Operations Associate in the Alternative Investment group at Morgan Stanley supporting areas including operations, accounting and technology. Mr. Martini received a B.S. in Economics from The Pennsylvania State University.

Jason Wright

Senior Partner,
Global Head of Marketing

Jason Wright is a Senior Partner and Global Head of Marketing at SkyBridge. Prior to joining SkyBridge, Mr. Wright was Managing Director of Business Development at Soleil Securities Group. Earlier, he served as Managing Director at SoundView Ventures from 2000 to 2003.

Rich Lesser

Partner

Rich Lesser is a Partner at SkyBridge Capital. Mr. Lesser leads all marketing initiatives for New York City and the Midwest for SkyBridge’s institutional and national platform distribution. Prior to joining SkyBridge in April 2012, Mr. Lesser worked for a wealth advisory group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. There he was the primary liaison for new client development and the coordination of the marketing efforts for the group. While at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, his group managed in excess of $1 billion of ultra high net worth individual and institutional assets.

Mr. Lesser received his BS in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Joe Rosano

Partner

Joe Rosano is a Partner at SkyBridge Capital. Mr. Rosano joined SkyBridge in June 2010 and currently leads marketing initiatives in New England for the firm's institutional and national platform distribution.

Mr. Rosano received his B.A. in Economics from Tufts University.

Melissa Gottlieb

Director, Head of Investor Relations

Melissa Gottlieb is a Director and Head of Investor Relations at SkyBridge. Prior to joining SkyBridge in November 2014, Ms. Gottlieb served as a Consultant focused on marketing and investor relations projects at Bloomberg LP, JANA Partners and Atlantic Investment Management. Previously, she was Manager of Marketing and Investor Relations at Sandell Asset Management, an event driven, multi-strategy hedge fund. She began her career in equity portfolio management at The Dreyfus Corporation, and also held an investor relations role at Alpha Investment Management. Ms. Gottlieb received a B.A. in Business Administration and Spanish from Franklin & Marshall College.

Robert Phillips

Partner,
Chief Financial Officer

Robert Phillips is a Partner and the Chief Financial Officer of SkyBridge. Prior to joining SkyBridge in 2007, Mr. Phillips served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of two investment management companies: Lucerne Management, LLC and Coventry Capital, LLC. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a publicly held bio-pharmaceutical contract service organization where he was responsible for all finance, accounting, SEC reporting and investor relation functions. Mr. Phillips began his career as an auditor and spent 8 years with BDO Seidman, LLP, a national professional services firm which provides assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. Mr. Phillips earned a B.A. in Accounting from Upsala College and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Marie Noble

Partner, General Counsel and
Chief Compliance Officer

Marie Noble is a Partner, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at SkyBridge. Prior to joining SkyBridge in November 2010, Ms. Noble was an Associate General Counsel at Citigroup Alternative Investments (CAI), where she was lead counsel supporting various hedge fund platforms managed by Citi’s registered investment adviser. Ms. Noble joined Citi in 2006 after spending six years practicing corporate law in the New York and London Offices of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, where her primary focus was on domestic and international securities transactions. Ms. Noble earned a B.A. Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Bucknell University and a J.D. Cum Laude from Boston University, where she served as Note Editor on the Boston University Law Review.

Christopher Hutt

Partner, Head of Hedge Fund
Administration and Operations

Christopher Hutt is a Partner and the Head of Hedge Fund Administration and Operations at SkyBridge. Mr. Hutt is responsible for managing the operations for the SkyBridge product suite and is also the product manager for the fund of hedge fund products and managed accounts. Prior to joining SkyBridge, Mr. Hutt was Director of Hedge Fund Operations within the Hedge Fund Management Group at Citigroup Alternative Investments (CAI). Prior to joining CAI in 2004, he held various product management positions at Morgan Stanley & Co. and JPMorgan Chase over an eight year span. Mr. Hutt received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Cortland.

Eric Alper

Partner, Deputy General Counsel, Head of Tax

Eric Alper is a Partner, Deputy General Counsel and Tax Director at SkyBridge. Mr. Alper, who joined SkyBridge in 2009, focuses on legal, operational and tax issues as well as new product development. Prior to joining SkyBridge, he was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at U Capital Group, LP, which was one of SkyBridge’s seeded hedge fund managers. Prior to U Capital, Mr. Alper was Chief Financial Officer at Weston Capital Management, Vice President of Hedge Fund Accounting at Ivy Asset Management and Vice President & Tax Counsel at Neuberger Berman. Earlier in his career, he worked for two multi-national corporations and two national public accounting firms specializing in tax law and accounting. Mr. Alper earned a B.B.A. with a concentration in Accounting from The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, a J.D. from The Washington College of Law at American University, and a LLM in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. Eric is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and attorney with the State of New York.

Sue Ponce

Chief Administrative Officer

Sue Ponce is Chief Administrative Officer at SkyBridge Capital.  Prior to SkyBridge, Ms. Ponce was the Chief Administrative Officer at Oscar Capital, which was co-founded by Anthony Scaramucci.  In conjunction with Oscar Capital's sale to Neuberger Berman, LLC in 2001, Ms. Ponce remained at Neuberger Berman until 2005, when she left to become one of the founding team members of SkyBridge.  Earlier in her career, Ms. Ponce worked as a Senior Sales Assistant at Goldman Sachs on the Institutional Equities trading floor.

Ms. Ponce received her BA in Economics from SUNY Albany and holds securities licenses Series 7 and 63.

Minna Urrey

Managing Director, Senior Compliance Officer

Minna K. Urrey is the Senior Compliance Officer at SkyBridge Capital, responsible for the development and implementation of compliance programs for SkyBridge’s regulated businesses, anti-money laundering compliance and regulatory reporting.  Prior to joining the firm in February 2007, she was a co-founding officer and Vice President of Global PACT, Inc., an international organization providing grassroots social entrepreneurship and community-building skills training, and was on the staff of the Aresty Research Center for Undergraduates at Rutgers University.

Ms. Urrey graduated from Rutgers College with a B.A. degree, summa cum laude, in political science and women’s and gender studies; she is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Cap & Skull Society, an Institute for Women's Leadership Certificate Scholar and an Edward McNall Burns Scholar.  She holds the Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP) designation from the FINRA Institute at Wharton.

King Chan

Director, Accounting

King Chan is a Director at SkyBridge Capital, where she is responsible for fund accounting operations and financial reporting. Prior to joining SkyBridge in July 2010, she performed the same function in the Hedge Fund Management Group at Citigroup Alternative Investments (CAI).  Before joining CAI in 2005, she had five years of mutual fund accounting, operations, and financial reporting experience at The Bank of New York Mellon and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Ms. Chan received a B.S. in Management with concentrations in Finance and Management Information Systems from Binghamton University and is a CAIA charterholder.

Janice Lann

Director, Accounting

Janice Lann is a Director at SkyBridge, responsible for funds of hedge funds accounting, operations, and financial reporting.  Prior to joining SkyBridge in 2010, she was an Assistant Vice President within the Hedge Fund Management Group at Citigroup Alternative Investments, where she also worked on single manager funds.  Prior to joining CAI in 2006, Ms. Lann was a managed accounts accountant at NuVerse Advisors.

Ms. Lann received a B.B.A. in Accounting from Baruch College, where she graduated magna cum laude.

Shaahid Kajee

Director, Accounting

Shaahid Kajee is a Director at SkyBridge Capital, where he is responsible for fund accounting operations and financial reporting.  Prior to joining SkyBridge, Shaahid was an Accounting Manager at Medley Capital in the finance, accounting and operations group.  Prior to joining Medley, Shaahid was a Vice President at Citi Private Equity Services, Inc., where he managed a team of professionals who provided fund administration services for private equity and hybrid funds.  Mr. Kajee received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Baruch College – City University of New York.

Marc Zivotovsky

Director, Finance

Marc Zivotovsky is a Director at SkyBridge focusing on the finance and accounting activities of SkyBridge’s management company. Prior to joining SkyBridge in 2015, Marc was a senior accountant at Citrin Cooperman for five years. He has a B.S. in accounting from The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Marc is a licensed Certified Public Accountant with the State of New York.