RivaRidge Capital Management

History

Our Principals started in the distressed business at Goldman Sachs in 1995, and have been working together for eighteen years.

Stephen Golden

Founding Partner and Portfolio Manager

Prior to Co-Founding Riva Ridge in 2003, Stephen and his partner Jim were Co-Heads of the Special Situations Investing Group at Goldman Sachs. Stephen spent a total of eight years in the distressed business at Goldman Sachs, beginning as an Associate on the High Yield Trading desk in 1995. Previously, Stephen worked at Broadacre Management, a commercial real estate investment firm. He graduated with a B.A. from Princeton University in 1990 and later earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

James Shim

Founding Partner and Portfolio Manager

Prior to Co-Founding Riva Ridge in 2003, Jim and his partner Stephen were Co-Heads of the Special Situations Investing Group at Goldman Sachs. Jim spent a total of eight years in the distressed business at Goldman Sachs. He joined Goldman Sachs after receiving his B.A. from Stanford University in 1990 and spent five years in various roles in Investment Banking and Capital Markets.

Peter Finelli

Partner, Head of Research

Prior to joining Riva Ridge in 2005, Peter was an Associate at Apax Partners. Peter began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Division of Salomon Smith Barney. He earned his B.S. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 2001.

Travis Hogan

Senior Analyst

Prior to joining Riva Ridge in 2008, Travis was an Associate in the Structured Equity Products Group at Deutsche Bank. Previously, Travis spent two years at Clarity Partners. Travis began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Deutsche Bank after graduating with a B.A. from the University of North Carolina in 2002.

JD Abbott

Analyst

Prior to joining Riva Ridge in 2017, JD was an Analyst at Goldman Sachs in their credit group. JD began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. He earned his BA from Johns Hopkins University in 2013.

Dennis Parks, CPA

CFO & CCO

Dennis joined Riva Ridge at inception in 2003 from Oracle Investment Asset Management, where he was the Controller. Prior to Oracle, Dennis spent two years as a Fund Accountant at AIG International Asset Management. Previously, Dennis spent four years as a Fund Accountant at Ecoban Finance. Dennis earned his CPA in 1994 while a Senior Staff Accountant at Eisner LLP, where he was from 1992 to 1995. Dennis began his career as Loan Officer at Bank Leumi in 1989. He earned his B.S. at the University of Albany.

Scott Silberman, CPA, CFA

Controller

Prior to joining Riva Ridge in 2016, Scott was a hedge fund auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he began his career upon receiving his B.S. from Lehigh University in 2011.

Jesse Rosenfeld

Director of Business Development

Jesse Rosenfeld joined Riva Ridge in 2014 from J.P. Morgan, where he was an Executive Director in their Capital Introduction Group. Previously, Jesse was the Director of Business Development for Xaraf Management LLC, a hedge fund firm based in Greenwich, CT. Prior to Xaraf, Jesse was a senior member of CareerCore, Inc., a start-up talent development and recruiting solutions platform. Jesse began his career as a professional basketball player, primarily in the Israeli Basketball Premier League. He graduated with a B.A. from Princeton University.

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