Hawk Ridge Capital Management LP is an SEC registered Investment Adviser founded by David Brown. The investment team employs fundamental analysis combined with deep due diligence in its efforts to generate alpha for clients. The team typically makes investments with a 6 to 36 month time horizon and invests the majority of assets in the small cap segment of the United States and international developed equity markets. Though the investment mandate is broad, historically the team has spent a considerable amount of time investing in technology, media, business services, consumer products, consumer services and healthcare. Due diligence is typically conducted through a combination of fundamental analysis, management interviews and developing an independent perspective through third party industry professionals.
David Brown is Founder and Portfolio Manager of Hawk Ridge. He began his career in the investment banking division of Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette in 1999, in the firm’s Los Angeles office. After leaving DLJ, Mr. Brown worked for the private equity firm Brentwood Associates. Hawk Ridge was founded in 2005 as a long-short equity firm focused on small cap equities.
David Brown graduated from Claremont McKenna College summa cum laude with a B.A. in economics.
Eric Wolff is a Partner in Hawk Ridge and joined in March 2013. Prior to Hawk Ridge, Mr. Wolff was an analyst at Cyrus Capital, a $3 billion hedge fund, where he worked on long and short equity investments for both Cyrus and Kortright, Cyrus’s equity arm. Prior to that, Eric was Director of Research at Adakin Capital, a family office. Mr. Wolff began his career at McKinsey & Company as a Business Analyst in 2005.
Eric Wolff graduated from Washington University in Saint Louis summa cum laude with a BA in economics and minors in English and Writing.
David Bradley, CFA, CAIA is a Partner in Hawk Ridge and joined as Chief Operating Officer, CFO & CCO in November 2013. Prior to Hawk Ridge, Mr. Bradley served as COO/CFO/CCO for 8 years at Sirius Advisors LLC, an SEC and California registered investment firm which managed $500 million in health care equities for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and later ran a long/short equity hedge fund. Mr. Bradley began his career in 2003 at William O’Neil + Co. in the institutional sales coverage group.
David Bradley graduated from Claremont McKenna College cum laude with a B.A. in economics.
Dhananjay (DJ) Patwardhan joined Hawk Ridge as a Senior Investment Analyst in May 2017. Prior to Hawk Ridge he was a senior investment professional at hedge funds including Ivory Investment Management and Courage Capital Management. Mr. Patwardhan previously was an Associate with the private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg and Bessemer. He began his career in the investment banking division of Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette in Los Angeles.
Dhananjay Patwardhan graduated with high honors from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Economics.
Matt Lee joined Hawk Ridge as an Analyst in 2014. Prior to Hawk Ridge, Mr. Lee was a senior associate for the private equity firm The Gores Group. Prior to that, Mr. Lee was an investment banking analyst in the Los Angeles office of Moelis & Company and UBS Investment Bank.
Matt Lee graduated from UCLA cum laude with a B.A. in business economics.
Ravi Patna joined Hawk Ridge as an Investment Analyst in 2015. Mr. Patna served as an Analyst for Active Owners Fund in Los Angeles from 2013 to 2015, and as an Associate for the private equity firm JLL Partners, Inc. in New York from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Patna started his career at McKinsey & Company in 2009.
Ravi Patna graduated from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania magna cum laude with a B.S. in economics, a B.S.E in systems engineering, and a minor in mathematics.
Barrie Rice joined Hawk Ridge as Head Trader in April 2016. Prior to Hawk Ridge, Mr. Rice was the Head Trader for Sabal Capital Management LLC in Santa Monica from 2012 to 2015, the Head Trader for Expo Capital Management LLC in Los Angeles, from 2007 to 2012, and Trader for Vantis Capital Management LLC in Pasadena in 2006. Mr. Rice started his career as an Associate Portfolio Manager for RNC Genter Capital Management in Los Angeles in 2004.
Barrie Rice graduated from University of San Diego with a degree in business administration in 2004.
Tracy Lo Tracy joined Hawk Ridge as Controller in August 2017. Prior to Hawk Ridge, Ms. Lo was a Director at First Republic Bank overseeing operations on the firm’s private funds platform, Altair Alternative Investments. Prior to that, Ms. Lo was Senior Associate at Wilshire Associates in the Funds Management division. She started her career as an Equity Analyst for the long/short hedge fund at Osterweis Capital Management. Tracy graduated from UCSD with a B.S. in Management Science.
Chelsea Withrow joined Hawk Ridge as an Operations Associate in 2012. Ms. Withrow produces many daily reports for the investment team, and manages numerous service provider relationships.
Alisa Hidalgo joined Hawk Ridge as an Operations Associate in 2016. Prior to Hawk Ridge, Ms. Hidalgo worked for Lonestar Capital Management, JMB Capital Partners, Chanin Capital Partners, and Credit Suisse.