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.
John Tomeo - Head of Business Development
John is our Head of Business Development, who works closely with Hedge Connection's network of investors and fund managers to secure information on various market trends and improve relationship connectivity. John is responsible for promoting and growing the Hedge Connection brand as well as developing and growing memberships in the Capital Club
John brings over 30 years experience in the financial industry including 14 years working at Merrill Lynch & Co. where he earned his professional pedigree. John then went on to have a very successful 11 year career working at RBS Greenwich Capital as a Managing Director in ABS/MBS Sales covering institutional investors in the U.S. and Europe. John then moved over to asset management where he leveraged his structured credit product knowledge and sales background to market funds for Treesdale Partners, LLC and Angel Oak Capital Advisors.
John enjoys being active volunteering in his community, mentoring college students, skiing, travel, and spending time with his wife and three grown sons.
John has an MBA in Banking and Finance from Pace University and a B.S. in Accounting from LIU CW Post.
Rachel Mahloch - 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.