Dartmouth college, BA economics. Harvard Law School, JD. Chartered FInancial Analyst (CFA) Current career is Private Investments, Hybrid direct private equity and long-term horizon public investment strategy. Also advise private equity and other investment advisory firms on legal and transaction matters.
Recently retired from the information technology industry. Held numerous senior executive positions in hardware, software and service businesses. Primary industry/geo focus has been Financial Services in North America and Europe. Enjoy photography, golf, travel, climbing mountains, fitness and learning new things....but having said all that my family always comes first.
Couple of my favorite quotes...
"You have never really lived until you have done something for someone that can never repay
you." - Unknown
"Because in the end you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing
your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain." - Jack Kerouac
Michael Loftis is the founder of Ridgewood Capital Management LLC. His primary focus is value-oriented equity investing in the small and mid cap sectors. Michael is a former investment banker (Lehman Brothers and Barclays) and former M&A and securities law attorney (Mayer Brown and Keating Muething & Klekamp).
After graduating cum laude with a BA in economics from Harvard, I worked in hedge funds and investment banking for ~6 years before leaving to manage my own money full time. I am a CFA charterholder and focus mostly on microcaps / event-oriented trades as that is where I think the market tends to be least efficient. I also started a website to track interesting arbitrage opportunities for individual investors (link below) - check it out!
Chris is the founder of a new Austin-based startup in the beta testing phase.
He is entrepreneur with significant experience researching and evaluating a broad spectrum of subjects, including: technology, investments and private equity opportunities.
Previously he served as Director of Marketing & Technology at Axion Capital Management / Axion Opportunity Fund. A top ranked boutique absolute return fund with a global perspective.