Founder, Chief Investment Officer – Founded in 2003
Prior to founding Red Oak in 2003, co-managed private equity firm JH Whitney’s $300 million Green River hedge fund until 2002, has been investing in small capitalization companies since 1996. Serves as the Chairman of the Board of Asure Software (ticker ASUR) and Cord Blood America (ticker CBAI) as a Director of SMTC Corp. (Nasdaq: SMTX). Graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a BS in Industrial Management and a BA in Economics in 1994.
Anthony Snow oversees research for Red Oak Partners. Prior to joining Red Oak, Mr. Snow worked at Soros Fund Management where he was part of a two person team that managed a $250 million global long/short equity portfolio. Prior to Soros, Mr. Snow also focused on investments in global equities at both Ardea Capital Management, as part of the founding team, and Wyper Capital Management. Previously, Mr. Snow was employed at Lindsay Goldberg, a private equity firm, where he was an Associate focused on leveraged buyouts. Mr. Snow began his career at Merrill Lynch & Co. as an Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions group.
He received a B.B.A. with high distinction from the University of Michigan, concentrating in finance and accounting, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Snow is currently a Director and Chairman of the Finance Committee of StreetWise Partners, a New York City nonprofit, and also serves on the Executive Committee.
Chief Financial Officer/Head of Trading
Adrian Pertierra is Chief Financial Officer and Head of Trading for Red Oak Partners. Since December 2007, he has also been the CFO/Head of Trading for the Red Oak Fund, L.P. Prior to joining Red Oak, Mr. Pertierra served as Vice President of Global Markets at Deutsche Bank Alternative Trading, which specialized in investing in several major world markets using various quantitative strategies. Prior to Deutsche Bank, he was a trader on the risk arbitrage desk at Tradition Asiel Securities, Inc. from 2006 to 2007, where he specialized in analyzing and trading the capital structure of companies that were involved in mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Mr. Pertierra served as the Vice President of Institutional Equity Sales and Trading at BGC Partners, LP from 2002 to 2006. He worked at A.B. Watley, Inc. from 1997 to 2002: he was the Manager of the Finance and Accounting department from 1997 to 1999, and from 1999 to 2002 he was an Associate Vice President in the Institutional Equity Sales Trading division.
Mr. Pertierra graduated from College of the Holy Cross with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
Krishan Leong is a Financial Analyst with Red Oak Partners. He joined Red Oak in 2007 and has since performed extensive financial modeling, operational research and executive management interviews on hundreds of companies. Prior to joining Red Oak, Mr. Leong worked as a Financial Analyst for Henery Hawk Capital, a family office. Prior to working at Henery Hawk, Mr. Leong played poker professionally for several years, earning over $1.4mm in his career. He also founded his own poker data analytics business, which sold access to data on SaaS basis to other professional players. Previously, Mr. Leong was an IT consultant for Accenture.
Mr. Leong graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in Computer Science.