WHO WE ARE
Industry Leading Talent and Technology
The Kiski Story
Founded in 2008, Kiski serves as a trusted advisor and solutions provider to the asset management industry. We deliver rigorous analytics and customized portfolio solutions across all asset classes to a client base that ranges from the industry's largest institutional investors to new emerging managers. Our commitment to sound principles of risk management and portfolio construction uniquely position us to monitor the robustness of a manager's investment process and evaluate their skill in generating alpha.
Our Leadership Team
Kevin Becker, CEO & Co-Founder
Kevin Becker is responsible for the firm’s overall strategy. Prior to founding Kiski, Kevin served as CIO of Duff Capital Advisors. Previously, Kevin founded and managed Claiborne Capital Group, a long/short equity hedge fund, serving as both CEO and CIO. Before launching Claiborne, Kevin was a Managing Director at SAC Capital Management, where he managed a long/short equity portfolio and co-developed SAC’s European business. Prior to SAC, Kevin was a Managing Director at Tiger Management, responsible for Tiger’s public equities portfolio in the industrials and cyclicals sectors. He joined Tiger from Morgan Stanley. Kevin earned a BA from the University of Notre Dame, with majors in the Great Books Program and Computer Applications.
Jack Zimmerman, Managing Director & Head of Global Business Development, Co-Founder
Jack Zimmermann is responsible for global distribution and managing Kiski’s sales and business development team. Prior to Kiski, Jack was head of the client advisory group at Duff Capital Advisors. Prior to Duff, he was a Managing Director in the client advisory group at FrontPoint Partners, where he was responsible for several sector-specific equity funds, including FrontPoint Japan and the FrontPoint Asia Pacific Fund. Prior to FrontPoint, Jack was President and Managing Director of Van Kampen Funds Distribution Company and President of Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s proprietary distribution. Prior to joining Van Kampen, he was a manager at Procter & Gamble. Jack earned an MBA from Loyola University and received a BA in Economics from Wheaton College.
Justin Wunderlich, Managing Director & Head of Client Service, Co-Founder
Justin Wunderlich is responsible for implementation of our risk and analytics suite of services. Prior to Kiski, Justin served as Managing Director in the Investment Strategy Group of Duff Capital Advisors. Prior to Duff, he founded JCW Strategies LLC, a macro strategy firm advising investment managers with a combined $6 billion in assets under advisory. In conjunction with his clients, he developed fundamental and technical analytical tools that aided in the evaluation of a manager's investment process. Previously, Justin worked as a Senior Analyst at Claiborne Capital Group, where he generated long and short ideas for the long/short equity hedge fund. Justin began his investment career at Gruntal & Co, where he served as an associate in the technical strategy group.
Jon Orvik, CFO & CCO
Jon Orvik joined Kiski from PAMLI Capital Management where was CFO and CCO. Prior to this he served as Director of product development and management for the Citi Fixed Income Alternatives group of Citigroup Alternative Investments. Before this time, Jon was the CFO of a structured finance unit and Head of Market Risk and Product Control at National Australia Bank, having previously spent over seven years at Dexia and PricewaterhouseCoopers as a senior banking and tax professional with their Global Structured Finance group. He received a BA in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, a JD from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Adam Schlisman, CFA, Chief Operating Officer
Adam Schlisman is responsible for overseeing all business operations within the company. Prior to joining Kiski in 2014, Adam spent 10 years at Graham Capital Management, an $8 billion global diversified hedge fund, serving as portfolio manager in his most recent five years. His responsibilities included trading, strategy implementation, and risk management alongside managing his own carve-out of capital for a $1bn Fixed Income RV/ Macro mandate. Prior to that, Adam spent four years in risk management, working side by side with Graham’s Chief Risk Officer overseeing all discretionary and systematic strategies. In his first year at Graham, Adam was a short-term/high frequency systems analyst. Adam received his BS from Bentley University, graduating cum laude.