Vladimir founded Abundance Partners in 2003 to leverage his macro outlook with his trading & equity market expertise to deliver above market returns. Abundance Partners has often been ranked in the top ten by Barclays for average three year returns among long/short strategy hedge funds. Since immigrating from St. Petersburg, Russia Vladimir was a competitive chess player and active entrepreneur from an early age. He has been a professional investor since 1999. Over the last 10 years Vladimir has balanced his short term trading opportunities with long term fundamental investments in both the public and private markets. His focus on generating attractive returns for his investors has guided his opportunistic strategy throughout his career. Vladimir sat on the Board of Springtree Global Investors and is a formal advisor to PV Evolution Labs and Socure, as well as other private companies he has invested in throughout his career. He graduated summa cum laude from Binghamton University with a BS in Management and Concentrations in Finance and Management Information Systems. Vladimir and Abundance Partners have been featured in numerous industry publications as well as the book Extreme Investor.
Alex brings over 30 years of successful experience in the software industry, with a background ranging from entrepreneurship to leadership/execution in varied businesses. Alex served as President of Red Hat, Inc from from 2003 – 2012. Red Hat is a leader in open source software and services, including the Red Hat Linux operating system. From 1996 to 2003 Alex was CEO of Main Control, a leading provider of enterprise-wide Technology Infrastructure Management software products. Alex continues to serve on public and private boards of directors, and has held four CEO positions with enterprise software companies. Alex possesses intimate knowledge of entrance and growth strategies for international and local markets, and holds deep relationships across major players in the Global Enterprise Software business.
Dave joined Abundance Partners in 2010 and is a cofounder of the Abundance Private Opportunity Fund. Prior to joining Abundance Partners, Dave co-founded Spruce Point Capital Management in 2008. Dave has spent his entire career working across numerous divisions within the capital markets. Dave was an investment analyst within the North American healthcare / technology industry for HCA Capital Partners/LSC Healthcare Partners from 2002 to 2004. From 2005 to 2008, Dave worked with AXA Financial as a Senior Associate. During college, Dave held two summer positions with UBS. Dave is a co-founder of NanoCare Technologies, Inc, a Board Member of The Arquin Corporation and an Advisor to Fame Theory, LLC. Dave is an active volunteer with numerous NYC based charities and is a member of the Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle. Dave graduated from Bates College with a BA in Political Science with a concentration in Economic Aspects and studied Government and Economics while at The University of London in England.
Dennis joined Abundance in 2013 and is a member of our Investment Committee. Dennis is a 20 year industry veteran and brings a diverse background and expertise to the team. He has held positions with AXA Equitable in their qualified plan group. He was a partner in an SEC Registered Investment Advisor and founded Verity Capital a long/short equity fund in 2005. During the dot-com boom he was a leader in the business incubator of Ford Motor Company that made over $50MM in equity investments in outside businesses. He was also a founding member of WorldCrest Group, a $15MM KKR funded business exchange launched in 2000 and later sold to DSSI. Dennis began his career in Management Consulting with Deloitte and IBM Consulting Groups, covering a wide range of financial consulting and strategic topics for Fortune 500 companies. Dennis holds a BA in Management from Michigan State University and an MBA with concentration in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.
Jim joined Abundance Partners in February of 2010. He founded Azzinaro Management LLC in 2003, and launched the Azzinaro Emerging Equity Fund, LP in January 2004, where he served as the portfolio manager. The fund’s unique investment strategy involved investing in newly issued companies after they became public. From inception to the closing of the fund in 2008, it was up 62% versus 21% for the S&P over the same period, with 38 out of 47 months generating positive returns. In addition, Jim was a consultant to the Azzinaro Strategic Fund, a market neutral fund that focused on pairs trading in foreign stocks. Previously, Jim was the co-portfolio manager for 3 Sigma Partners from August 1998 through April 2003. Before working in the financial industry, Jim was a Project Engineer developing remediation strategies for contaminated waste sites. He has a BS in Civil Engineering from Lafayette College, a Master of Engineering from Manhattan College, and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business. From 2008 through 2009, Jim also restructured Garden State German Shepherd Rescue, a non-profit organization, serving as President.
Bob brings 20 years of experience focusing on the technology industry and venture capital. Bob recently served as the President of Everyscreen Media, where he navigated the sale of the company to dStillery, a leading provider of mobile media technology. From 2002 through 2010 Bob worked for Polaris Venture Partners, where he became a General Partner specializing on making early stage and growth equity investments in software, mobile and digital media companies. Bob currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Roundbox, a leading provider of broadcast software. Bob is also the founding member of First Growth Venture Network, whose mission is to identify and select and support high potential technology entrepreneurs in New York City. Bob received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA from Dartmouth College.