Co-Founder/ Portfolio Manager
Co-Founder/ Portfolio Manager
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Chief Financial Officer
Head Trader/ Sr. Analyst
Glenn Koach has over 30 years of experience in managing short-term, high-yield funds. Mr. Koach co-founded Riverside Capital Advisers in 1984, a boutique institutional investment management firm specializing in short-term, high-yield securities, where he was co-portfolio manager, and which he helped to grow to over $400 million in assets under management. The Riverside portfolio included, publicly traded seasoned securities for large nontaxable accounts such as pension plans, endowments, and offshore funds, as well as private placement, tax lien, and structured settlements. As a corporate board director, Mr. Koach has guided several companies through difficult financial situations including, turn-arounds, workouts and bankruptcies. This experience gives him far greater insight into the under-pinning of high-yield offerings. In addition, Mr. Koach is an experienced corporate executive holding key positions with both public and private companies, including serving as: CEO of Group Long Distance, Inc. (GLDI) and Vice President of Strategic Planning for Tribune Cable Communications. Mr. Koach began his career as Senior Tax Specialist for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. and was a CPA. Mr. Koach holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a major in Finance and Accounting from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Tom Krasner, CFA has spent over 25 years in fixed income, distressed debt and high yield bonds. He has extensive experience in corporate restructurings, credit analysis, portfolio management, and workouts. Prior to co-founding Concise Capital with Mr. Koach, Mr. Krasner was Executive VP at Harch Capital Management, responsible for restructuring high yield bonds and bank loans. Previously, Mr. Krasner was a Principal and Portfolio Manager at Riverside Capital Advisers, co-managing the short-term high yield portfolio with Mr. Koach. Mr. Krasner began his career at John Alden Asset Management, a $4 billion life insurance company, where he ran a $250 million private placement portfolio. Mr. Krasner holds a B.A. in Economics, English and Mathematical Sciences and a M.A. in Economics from Rice University. From 1996 to 1998 he was President of the CFA Society Miami. He has served on the boards of Birch Telecom, Doe Run Resources, FWT, Institutional Deposits Corporation, Nutritek, Sterling Chemicals, and Trism.
Veronica De Candido has over ten years of experience in financial analysis, corporate finance, and accounting. She started at Concise Capital Management in 2012. Prior to joining Concise, Ms. De Candido worked as an auditor at KPMG, performing external audits and special assignments in multiple industries including banking, insurance, manufacturing, distribution and oil and gas companies. Formerly, Ms. De Candido worked in corporate finance and governance and held key positions in a private holding company with operations in retail, transportation, and real estate. She oversaw financial management functions, regulatory compliance, and operational efficiency. Ms. De Candido has a B.A. in Accounting from Universidad Rafael Urdaneta and a M.S. in Finance from Florida International University.
Andrew Relph has over 20 years of experience in financial markets, including roles as Head of Business Development at Burren Capital Advisors, Marketing and Investor Relations Manager at Omni Partners, Partner at Ovington Capital Management, Managing Director at Antarctica Asset Management, as well as investment roles at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation and The Company Exchange. Mr. Relph attained an honours degree at Newcastle Business School in the United Kingdom.
Andriana Stas joined Concise Capital Management as an investment analyst in November 2014. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Stas worked as a research coordinator at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, where she participated in various pediatric optometry research studies. Ms. Stas holds a B.S. in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Business, and a M.S. in Finance from Florida International University.
Derrick Wenger most recently served as a Senior Analyst for a family office. He was previously a Private Wealth Advisor at Goldman Sachs. Prior to that Mr. Wenger spent eleven years at Jefferies where he was an Assistant Portfolio Manager on a global convertible bond fund; a Senior Leveraged Finance Analyst and Director of Convertible Research. Prior experience includes: Director of Research at Forest Investment Management (a convertible arbitrage hedge fund); Micro Cap Portfolio Manager at The Evergreen Funds; Institutional Equity Research Marketing Specialist at PaineWebber; International Commercial Lending Officer at Credit Suisse and Financial Management Program Trainee at General Electric. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown and was nominated as a Rhodes Scholar Candidate. Mr. Wenger is a 1988 graduate of The Harvard Business School and a member of: The Board of The Harvard Business School Club of S. FL.; The Georgetown Club of Miami; The CFA Institute and The CFA Society of S. FL. He had securities licenses: 3,7,63 and 65 (formerly held licenses 86 and 87).
Danny Niederberger joined Concise Capital Management in January 2017. Before joining Concise, Mr. Niederberger worked as a Portfolio Accountant at Wallington Asset Management. Mr. Niederberger graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Accounting and Management. He also interned as an Auditor with the Department of Defense during the summer of 2014.
Gabrielle Garcia has been responsible for regulatory compliance since November 2014. Ms. Garcia has been performing similar duties for Aureana Capital Management and for affiliated asset managers since October 2013. Ms. Garcia previously worked for Isocell North America and Allergan. Ms. Garcia has a B.S. in Business Administration from Florida International University.
Jordan Fishman joined Concise Capital Management as Chief Technology Officer in 2015. Mr. Fishman is responsible for technology infrastructure, cybersecurity, and IT compliance. From 2007 through 2014 Mr. Fishman was Chief Technology Officer and Lead Developer at Kawa Capital Management. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from Florida International University and M.S. in Computer Science from NSU.
Alexsa Gonzalez-Leyva joined Concise Capital Management as an operations analyst in September 2022. Ms. Gonzalez-Leyva graduated Cum Laude from The University of Miami where she earned a B.B.A. in Finance. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Gonzalez-Leyva gained experience in the fields of accounting and tax consulting.
James Shu has over 7 years of experience as an investment analyst, operator and in the capital markets. He served as an investment analyst at Concise Capital from 2015 to 2017 and rejoined in 2022. His previous experience includes providing investment research for prominent long/short equity hedge funds. Mr. Shu has also served as a licensed investment banking associate at Commenda Capital, providing capital raising, M&A and restructuring services across a variety of sectors including healthcare. As an operator, he ran business development for a medical device company, OBMedical, which was acquired by Philips in 2018. He is actively involved as an advisor for early-stage technology and healthcare companies. Mr. Shu graduated from the University of Miami with a B.B.A. in finance and business management.
Robert Heimowitz joined Concise Capital Management as an investment analyst in November 2022. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Heimowitz worked at Lennar as an investor relations analyst where he focused on corporate finance, macro-economic research, and competitor analysis. Ultimately these responsibilities helped the Treasury Department to communicate to investors and sell-side researchers how Lennar manages economic, credit, and real estate cycles differently than its peers. Mr. Heimowitz holds a Master of International Business, and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida.