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Operational Leaders

Oct 28, 2020

Over the course of his 40-year career in FinTech, Mike DeSanti has been at the forefront of almost every technological advance in the business.  He believes we are in the midst of another great movement forward.

In this episode, Mike talks about his role as President of LightPoint Financial Technology, a firm he joined...


Oct 21, 2020

For the past 20 years, Melissa Kelley-Hilton learned her investigative skills in a variety of roles and increasing leadership positions.  She recently decided to strike out on her own and start Hilton Global Associates, an investigative due diligence firm.

In this episode, Melissa talks about her experience in...


Oct 14, 2020

In 2003, Frank Byrd served as co-portfolio manager for one of the year’s biggest hedge fund launches.  Today he is the Founder and CEO of Fielder Capital Group, a firm that serves as an outsourced family office.

In this episode, Frank discusses his journey and transition to an outsourced family office, including some...


Oct 7, 2020

Leslie Picker spends her days steeped in the investment management industry looking for the next big story – whether breaking news, identifying an emerging theme or landing an exclusive interview.

In this episode, Leslie talks about her career and how this rising star went from Kansas to New York City.  She...


Sep 30, 2020

Sometimes the decision to make an investment can turn on the contents of a fund’s offering documents.  Few people understand that better than Ed Kless.  Ed has been a trusted advisor to some of the nation’s top endowments and other leading institutional allocators for over 25 years.  He has held the position of...