Keith LeeChief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Prior to Feenix, Keith was a Partner and Managing Director in charge of Capital Markets at H/2 Capital Partners, a multi-billion dollar investment manager focused on commercial real estate related debt investments. He served on H/2’s Executive and Investment Committees. Keith has over 20 years of experience working with global financial institutions on the buy and sell side. Prior to H/2, Mr. Lee was a Managing Director and Head of Structured Financing- Americas at UBS Investment Bank. He also held senior positions at Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers in principal funding and investments and as head of US CLO Origination. Keith is currently an independent board member of CM Finance Inc (CMFN), a publicly traded business development company that makes loans to middle market companies. He is also a general Trustee of Knox College where he earned his BA in Economics and Philosophy. Keith has an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
Thomas M. BettsChief Financial Officer
Prior to joining Feenix, Tom was a Partner at DataWarhorse, a financial technology firm that uses risk management and artificial intelligences to construct and optimize portfolios for investment managers. Prior to DataWarhorse, he served as a Controller & Vice President of Middle Office at Tremblant Capital Group, a $2 billion registered investment adviser managing long/short equity hedge funds, long only funds and managed accounts. Mr. Betts was responsible for all aspects of fund accounting, operations, and risk management at the firm. Prior to Tremblant Capital Group, Mr. Betts was an Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in its Assurance practice concentrating on Alternative Asset Managers. Tom holds a Master’s in Professional Accounting and a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington.
Prior to joining Feenix, Michael was a Principal and co-founder of Hippeus Capital, a real estate investment and development company that focuses on value-add, redevelopment and repositioning opportunities. Prior to Hippeus, he was a Vice President of Grass River Property, a real estate investment and services company based in Coconut Grove, Florida founded by Justin Kennedy and Toby Cobb. Michael has extensive experience developing and operating commercial properties. Prior to Grass River, he was the General Manager of the Hotel Americano in New York City where he oversaw its development and ran the day to day operations of a 56-key hotel with two restaurants and four bars. Mr. Blum has an MS in Real Estate from New York University, Schack Institute of Real Estate and BA in International Affairs from The George Washington University.
Michael HoffmanPartner and General Counsel
Prior to joining Feenix, Michael was the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Long Pond Capital, LP, a $2.5 billion registered investment adviser managing long/short equity hedge funds focused on real estate and real estate related securities, where he was responsible for all legal, compliance and regulatory matters. Prior to joining Long Pond Capital in 2015, Michael was the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Tremblant Capital Group, a $2 billion registered investment adviser managing long/short equity hedge funds, long only funds and managed accounts, where he led the firm through its registration with the SEC. Prior to joining Tremblant Capital Group in 2009, he was the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Stanfield Capital Partners, a fixed income registered investment adviser and an associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in the structured products and derivatives group. Michael received a JD from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a BA in Political Science from University of Vermont.
Prior to joining Feenix, Jeff was the Co-founder and Managing Partner of KEC Ventures, a NYC-based, early-stage venture capital fund where he focuses on emerging retail trends and brand platforms as well as opportunities within frontier tech. Jeff led KECs investments into industry leading consumer companies like, Kors (IPO), FanDuel (acq by Betfair), Kanvas (acq by AOL), TechStyle, and The Bouqs, as well as notable enterprise companies such as yHat (acq by Alteryx), Fireblade (acq. by StackPath) Reonomy and Ayehu. Prior to founding KEC, Jeff was on the investment team at Z Capital Partners, a private equity and credit fund, where he evaluated opportunities within the retail and manufacturing sectors. Earlier in his career, he was in the Capital Markets groups at both Citigroup and ABN Amro. Jeff holds a BA from Texas Christian University and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
Prior to joining Feenix, Marc was the Head of Fixed Income Emerging Market and Credit Trading at Bridgewater Associates, a $160bn AUM global macro hedge fund based in Connecticut. He was responsible for overseeing trading outcomes across 19 different markets and multiple product types including, hard currency EM debt, interest rate swaps, and credit default swaps. Additionally, Mr. Sehgal was responsible for spearheading financial technology initiatives, including building proprietary algorithmic trading platforms, and integrating external vendors with Bridgewater Associates in-house technology stack to increase access to liquidity and trading efficiencies. Prior to Bridgewater Associates, Marc worked at UBS Investment Bank as an Associate Director on the Structured Finance Desk. Marc has an MS in Financial Engineering and a BSE in Chemical Engineering both from The University of Michigan.