Hedge Connection was founded on the premise of disintermediating the capital raising process through online technology and events. The founders believed that managers shouldn't have to pay astronomical fees for access to capital, and so they invented something different from the status quo. While the technology continues to evolve, our maxim of connecting hedge funds and investors in the most efficient and cost-effective manner endures.
Lisa is Hedge Connection's CEO and founding partner. Lisa's vision for the company stems from her extensive experience in marketing alternative investments and institutional sales.
Before founding Hedge Connection in 2005, Lisa served as Director of Marketing at Ellington Management Group and previously at Singleterry & Company. At both firms, Lisa oversaw all aspects of client relationships including raising money, organizing company events, developing marketing strategy and client servicing.
Prior to her career in hedge fund marketing, Lisa was on the sell side, rising to Senior Vice President in Mortgage Backed Securities-Institutional Sales at Lehman Brothers Securities.
Outside of the financial industry, Lisa has produced three Broadway shows including Long Day's Journey Into Night for which she won a Tony Award.
Lisa earned a B.A. in French Studies with a minor in Economics from Smith College. She currently holds a Series 65 license.
Rob Arthurs - Managing Partner
Rob co-founded Hedge Connection with Lisa Vioni and lead's the company's product design team. Rob works closely with Lisa and is instrumental in the decisions and direction of the company's business. He and his team of developers bring the vision of Hedge Connection to life.
Rob is an avid outdoor enthusiast who mountain bikes and has climbed peaks in North America, Europe and Africa.
Rob has a B.S from St. Francis College in New York and a degree in Geomatics from BCIT in Vancouver.
Colleen Byrne - Director of Client Relations
Colleen is Director of Client Relations at Hedge Connection and is the lead liaison with Investors in the Capital Club. Colleen is responsible for expanding the Hedge Connection brand and developing strategic partnerships.
Before joining Hedge Connection, Colleen served as Associate Director at Asset Alliance/Hedge Harbor and her responsibilities included coordinating strategic marketing initiatives and raising money for Hedge Funds.
Colleen loves to travel and spend time with her family in Texas.
Colleen earned a BS in Marketing and an MBA in Finance at Iona College. She currently holds her Series 7 and 63 licenses.
Rachel Mahloch - Director of Hedge Fund Relations
As Director of Hedge Fund Relations, Rachel acts as the lead liaison to Managers in the Capital Club. Rachel is responsible for promoting and growing the Hedge Connection brand as well as forming strategic partnerships.
Before joining Hedge Connection, Rachel worked as a seasoned Associate on the Client and Counterparty Relations Team at Bridgewater Associates, LP. She functioned as a subject matter expert and lead liaison both internally and to the company's trading counterparties.
Prior to her career in the hedge fund industry, Rachel was a member of the Private Clients Group at White & Case LLP, servicing high net worth individuals.
Outside of the financial industry, she has performed in opera and classical concerts worldwide and has a second degree black belt in martial arts.
Rachel was awarded a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Illinois.
Cary Prusa - Marketing Associate
Cary is responsible for building out media partnerships with event production companies and expanding the Hedge Connection brand. Additionally, Cary is in charge of maintaining the integrity of the data on our fund database and is our liaison with the managers and their monthly performance.
Outside of work, Cary plays drums with his band, the Elx Club and is a New York Cares Team Leader for environmental projects.