TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gator Capital Management, LLC (“Gator Capital”) today announced the addition of Liron ("Lee") Kronzon as Portfolio Manager. Lee is preparing to launch a new investment fund that will be introduced into the marketplace shortly.
"I am very pleased that Lee has joined Gator Capital," said Derek Pilecki, Gator Capital’s Founder and Managing Member. "For over five years, Gator Capital has delivered successful investment performance for institutional and high net worth clients with a distinctive fundamentally-focused, quality-driven investment philosophy. Lee and I share the pursuit of excellence, entrepreneurship, and ethics, and we have great respect for and confidence in each other. Lee also brings the right combination of analytical rigor, investment acumen, and asset management experience. We are thrilled to have him as portfolio manager," stated Mr. Pilecki.
"I am delighted to join Gator Capital," said Lee Kronzon. "I have known Derek for over a decade, and we were professional investment colleagues at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) for several years. We adhere to the same investment values and professional principles, and I highly respect Derek's vision and accomplishments in building Gator Capital into an innovative and nimble investment firm. I am excited to work closely with Derek and the team to expand Gator Capital's growth prospects, further drive investment performance, and maximize value for our investors and shareholders," concluded Mr. Kronzon.
Prior to joining Gator Capital, Mr. Kronzon was a senior member of GSAM's Fundamental Equities Group. During his ten-year tenure at GSAM, Mr. Kronzon's responsibilities covered the gamut of the investment process from idea origination, research, analysis, and implementation to portfolio sector construction and management, risk monitoring, and strategic review. While at GSAM, Mr. Kronzon contributed significantly to the successful launch and growth of all-cap, mid-cap and small/mid-cap equity investment products. Mr. Kronzon also provided analytical coverage primarily of the industrial and technology sectors across all market capitalizations.
Prior to joining GSAM, Mr. Kronzon was a co-founder of Tower Hill Securities, a merchant banking firm focused on funding global emerging growth companies across various sectors. Prior to co-founding Tower Hill, Mr. Kronzon was a founding member of the strategic consultancy Mitchell Madison Group, and an associate in the Financial Institutions/Services Practice of management consultancy A. T. Kearney. Prior to joining A.T. Kearney, Mr. Kronzon was a Faculty Lecturer at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, where he co-taught courses in applied quantitative and economic analysis with Professors Ben Bernanke and Alan Krueger.
Mr. Kronzon is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the CFA Institute and New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA). Mr. Kronzon received his BA from Yale University, his MPA from Princeton University, and his MBA from Stanford University, all with highest honors and concentrations in economics, finance, and investment management.
About Gator Capital
Gator Capital is a boutique investment management firm dedicated to the professional management of fundamentally-focused, quality-driven investment portfolios for high net worth individuals and institutions. Gator Capital's investment approach is to construct equity portfolios by viewing purchases as investments in the underlying businesses, by investing in high-quality businesses, and by focusing its portfolios on its best ideas.
This press release does not constitute and is not intended to constitute an offer or solicitation for an investment in any Gator Capital investment portfolio, including the portfolios mentioned herein. Gator Capital is registered with the State of Florida as a Registered Investment Advisor.
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