Management Team

  • Responsible for overall management of the business, including development and implementation of business strategy
  • Mr. Kestler has more than 19 years of experience in the hedge fund industry and 16 years of managed account experience
  • Prior experience includes Head of Managed Account Platform Operations for Deutsche Bank's X-Markets Hedge Fund Platform in the U.S and Chief Administrative Officer of DB Advisors Hedge Fund Group. Mr. Kestler was also an associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • Mr. Kestler received a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A., summa cum laude, from Rutgers College
  • Responsible for operational framework and project implementation of DMAs including onboarding, operations and accounting
  • Ms. Zarrillo has over 20 years of experience in the hedge fund industry, including 11 years as a trader
  • Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Kestler was an Associate in the Investment Management Group of New York law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.
  • Ms. Zarrillo received a B.S. from the University of Notre Dame and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder
  • Oversees all matters relating to the structuring of DMAs and the ongoing coordination of legal documentation and regulatory support
  • Mrs. Alexis has been engaged in hedge fund and alternatives fund structuring for 22 years and has 16 years of managed account experience
  • Previously, Mrs. Alexis was Global Co-Head of the Alts Legal Practice Group at Deutsche Bank and an Associate at Sidley Austin LLP
  • Mrs. Alexis received an LLM in Law and an LLB (Hons) in Business Law from City University London
  • Oversees the day-to-day accounting operations and is responsible for managing the relationships with multiple vendors
  • Mr. Novembre has more than 24 years of experience in the hedge fund industry and 16 years of managed account experience
  • Previously Mr. Novembre was CFO of DB Advisors Hedge Fund Group and worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Rothstein, Kass & Company
  • Mr. Novembre received a B.S. in Business Administration from Montclair State University and is a Certified Public Accountant
  • Responsible for all investment risk monitoring capabilities and overall risk analytics product strategy
  • Mr. Savino has more than 15 years of experience in the hedge fund industry
  • Prior to joining HedgeMark in 2011. Mr. Savino held senior risk roles at MSCI/Measurisk, LLC and Deutsche Bank AG
  • Mr. Savino received a B.B.A. from Loyola College and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)
  • Leads business development and manages client relationships for the firm
  • Mr. Yaffee has over 19 years of hedge fund industry experience in business development and manager sourcing roles
  • Previously, Mr. Yaffee was Senior Vice President before becoming President of Nighthawk Partners, a Third Party Marketing firm, and led asset raising efforts in North America and Europe.
  • Mr. Yaffee received a B.A. in Economics from Union College and holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses with HedgeMark Securities LLC.
  • Oversees the technology development for HedgeMark’s Dedicated Managed Account platform and client reporting portal
  • Mr. Kumarakurubaran has 22 years of experience developing technology solutions in the financial services industry
  • Prior to joining HedgeMark in 2012, Mr. Kumarakurubaran worked at Morgan Stanley developing trading and prime brokerage technology systems
  • Mr. Kumarakurubaran received a B.S. in Computer Science from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University and a M.S. in Computer Applications from Bharathidasan University.