Michael Kerris founded BrightView Capital Management in 2014. Mr. Kerris spent the few years prior to that trading equities, options on equities and volatility while co-developing “Adaptive”—BrightView’s proprietary automated algorithmic trading technology. Mr. Kerris has spent two decades in the investment industry. Prior to BrightView Capital Management, Mr. Kerris co-led The FrameWorks Group, an investment company focused on real estate development. During those several years he grew the company from $0 to average annual sales of $7,500,000, with maximum annual sales of $13,700,000. Prior to The FrameWorks Group, Mr. Kerris worked as an investment analyst at MH Capital Partners, a hedge fund focused on small and mid-cap companies. Mr. Kerris was actively involved in idea generation and the management of positions. During this time Mr. Kerris met one on one with the executive management teams of a few hundred public companies. MH Capital Partners was eventually merged into a top five wealth management group at the Investment Bank UBS where Mr. Kerris continued his analytical work. Mr. Kerris has also worked as an investment analyst at the high-yield bond fund Cohanzick Management where he was responsible for the analysis and modeling of companies in a variety of sectors. Earlier, Mr. Kerris spent three years as the Chief Executive Officer and Portfolio Manager at Kerris Capital Management, a hedge fund focused on emerging growth companies. He managed all aspects of the firm’s research, trading, portfolio management and operations. Mr. Kerris has also worked as an Investment Advisor at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Kerris began his career in 1994 by co-founding Axiom Communications, a telecommunications company, where he served as both its Chief Financial and Chief Operating Officers. The company was eventually sold to World-Link Solutions. Mr. Kerris holds a Bachelor of Science degree with multiple high honors in Finance and Management from Fordham University, and received his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law with a focus on corporate and real estate law. He is admitted to the New York State Bar. Mr. Kerris has completed the Level One Exam towards the Chartered Financial Analyst Designation, and has been a member of Mensa. For two years, he periodically guest hosted an investment commentary and live call-in radio program on 91.5 FM. In 2015, Mr. Kerris worked as an adjunct professor teaching an upper level investment course at the Cotsakos College of Business at William Paterson University. Mr. Kerris currently volunteers his time as a SCORE business mentor and is co-authoring a book on trading. Mr. Kerris is married and has two children. He has enjoyed activities pushing him to his mental and physical limits including high altitude mountaineering and Ironman Triathlon.