As CEO, Todd has oversight responsibilities for CCM’s operating business including its strategic direction and investment strategies. He also focuses on strategic marketing initiatives, business development, and new product offerings. He founded the firm in 1998 and has more than 20 years of experience in impact/ESG investing. He serves on CCM’s Board of Directors, is Chair of the Enterprise Risk Management Committee, and is a member of the Management Committee and Valuation Committee.
In 1998, Todd founded CCM and in 1999, he launched the CRA Qualified Investment Fund, which is one of the largest dedicated fixed income impact investing mutual funds. In 2013, he created the CCM Alternative Income Fund to fill the void of a market-neutral income-oriented, publicly traded mutual fund. Prior to founding CCM, Todd co-founded SunCoast Capital Group, Ltd., an institutional, fixed income broker/dealer. Todd is a board member of the Jason Taylor Foundation.
Todd received his B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida. He holds FINRA licenses: Series 6 & 7.
Chief Investment Officer
As CIO, Andy oversees the portfolio management team and is responsible for overall strategy formulation for the firm’s portfolios. Additionally, he is responsible for all portfolio analysis including asset allocation, re-balancing, and fundamental research for the firm’s mutual funds and separately managed accounts. Andy also oversees the portfolio management team’s economic analysis, cash flow modeling, and returns forecasts. He is a member of the Management Committee, Investment Management and Trading Committee, and the Compliance Committee.
Andy began his career at BlackRock Financial Management in New York City where he spent the majority of his ten years as a fixed income portfolio manager. He joined as an alternative investment portfolio analyst in the portfolio risk and quantitative analysis group focusing on the firm’s hedge funds, commercial mortgage REIT, private equity, and CDO businesses. He quickly advanced to BlackRock’s portfolio management group responsible for managing $200 billion in multi-sector relative value separate account portfolios. He also headed the fundamental fixed income Canadian dollar separate account business and was a member of BlackRock’s investment strategy group. Andy left BlackRock to relocate to sunny south Florida where he was recruited to join Mercantil Commercebank as a portfolio manager responsible for managing the bank’s $1.75 billion residential mortgage-backed securities portfolio consisting of agency pass-throughs, CMOs, hybrid arms, and HECMs. While there, he built the bank’s $450 million CMBS investment platform inclusive of research, analytics, and security selection. Andy currently serves on the Pennsylvania State University Sustainability board and the UN-PRI Macro Risk Advisory Group.
Andy received his B.S. in Finance, with distinction, from Pennsylvania State University.
Chief Investment Strategist
As chief investment strategist, Kristin is responsible for building strategic relationships with national and regional consultants, communicating CCM’s value-added market and investment insights, and serving as an investment product specialist. Prior to joining CCM, Kristin spent 25 years leading investment manager research and client consulting, making her well-versed in the unique needs of consultants and large institutional investors. As a member of the investment team, she sits on the Investment Management and Trading Committee which is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Firm’s investment management policies and procedures.
Kristin joined CCM from Pathstone Federal Street, a $9Bil+wealth manager in Boston, where in her roles as Chief Investment Officer and Director of Research, was responsible for third party manager research and the firm’s best thinking on asset allocation. Prior to that, she was the head of investment research for MassMutual Retirement Services, leading third-party manager research and asset allocation for the 401(k), defined benefit, and life/annuity product lines. Kristin started her career at Allmerica Financial where she held multiple positions, including defined benefit and 401(k) manager selection and consulting, and risk analysis for the guaranteed investment contract line of business. Outside of work, Kristin is passionate about the two organizations where she volunteers. Kristin is a steering committee member for Women for UMASS Amherst, raising funds for student-led initiatives that not only develop students’ leadership skills, but also fulfill unique on-campus and local community needs. She is also a voting member of the investment committee for the United Nations Foundation which has invested $2bil globally to help solve issues such as poverty, disease, and other of today’s great societal challenges.
Kristin received her B.B.A. from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is member of the CFA Society Boston and CFA Institute.
Chief Impact Strategist
As chief impact strategist, David is responsible for furthering the scope of the firm’s impact analysis including metrics, outcomes, and reporting. As the firm’s subject matter expert on impact/ESG investing, he is involved in client relations and creating new impact/ESG investing strategies to meet the needs of existing and future clients. He is also involved in developing the impact/ESG investing outlook applied in the construction of the firm’s investment strategies. As a pioneer and early champion of impact/ESG investing, he has been an integral force in shaping the industry. David is a well-regarded and sought-after speaker on the topic and represents the firm in client meetings and media requests. He is a frequent guest lecturer on impact/ESG investing at college campuses around the country. David is a member of the Management Committee, Investment Management and Trading Committee – Fixed Income, Investment Management and Trading Committee – Equities, and the Valuation Committee.
David has more than 35 years of investment management experience and is a trailblazer in the socially responsible/impact investing arena. In 1994, he co-founded Access Capital Strategies and served as its president and chief investment officer from 1994 to 2010. In this capacity, he pioneered the development of market-rate, fixed income impact investments for institutional investors. He then worked as a consultant to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s), non-profits and social enterprises. David serves on the following boards: New York Advisory Board for Enterprise Community Partners, Croatan Institute, and AERIS®: The Information Service for Community Investors. He is also a former board member of U.S. SIF: The Forum for Sustainable Investment.
David received his A.B. in American History from Princeton University and an M.P.A from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He holds FINRA licenses: Series 7 & 63.
Head of Fixed Income
As Head of Fixed Income, Elliot oversees the fixed income team and is responsible for portfolio management, research, and trading. He works closely with the chief investment officer on setting strategic asset allocation, security selection, and yield curve positioning for the Firm’s mutual funds and separately managed accounts. Elliot oversees the investment team’s portfolio analytics capabilities, including attribution and holdings analytics, and client reporting. He also works closely with credit research and investment analysts on credit and financial analysis prior to making any buy/sell decisions. Elliot is Chair of the firm’s Investment Management and Trading Committee and is a member of the firm’s Valuation Committee.
Elliot joined CCM from Morgan Stanley where he worked as a financial advisor. He is a member of the CFA Society of South Florida and has been an integral part of the investment team at CCM since 2006 helping to manage and grow assets to more than $2 billion.
Elliot received his B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida and is a CFA Charterholder. He holds FINRA licenses: Series 7, 63 & 66.
Head of Equities
As Head of Equities, Andrew oversees the equities side of the firm’s portfolio and is responsible for portfolio management, research, and trading, as well as managing the equities investment team. He works closely with the chief investment officer on setting strategic asset allocation, security selection, and portfolio positioning for the Firm’s mutual funds. As a portfolio manager for CCM’s liquid alternative income fund (CCMNX), Andrew is responsible for managing the portfolio’s long/short equity and corporate high yield. Andrew also manages the Quaker funds.
Andrew’s previous experience was as a bond and credit derivative trader at Bank of America and as a portfolio manager and partner at Tricadia Capital, a credit focused multi-strategy hedge fund. He also spent time as an analyst at Raptor. Prior to CCM, Andrew was the founding and managing member of Badge Investment Partners, LLC.
Andrew holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Director of Municipal Research/PM
As director of municipal research and a portfolio manager, Julie is responsible for overseeing and performing municipal credit analysis and research. As part of the portfolio management team, Julie assists in the analysis of primary and secondary issues on behalf of clients. Julie is a member of the firm’s Investment Management and Trading Committee.
Julie joined CCM from Evergreen Asset Management Corporation, Wachovia’s asset management arm and currently Wells Cap, where she was a director and senior municipal research Analyst. Prior to Evergreen, she was a senior municipal research analyst for John Nuveen & Company, Inc. in Chicago with earlier experience including stints at Banc One Investment Advisors, Nationwide Life Insurance Company and National City Bank. Julie has been a nominee for Smith’s All-Star team since before 2006 and over the past 10 years has been elected to the first team three times and five times to the second team. Julie serves on the Board of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, chairing the Board in 2017. She previously served as President for the Southern Municipal Finance Society from 2008 to 2010 and 2012.
Julie received her B.B.A. in Finance from Kent State University and an M.B.A from Case Western Reserve University. She holds FINRA licenses: Series 6 & 63.
Director of CRA & Impact Research
As director of CRA and impact research, Jessica is responsible for overseeing and gathering all impact and CRA research as well as impact investment reporting. She provides clients with comprehensive information on the positive impact of their fixed income investment portfolios and how it is furthering their specified impact investment goals. She additionally manages all facets of CRA Investment Test needs including CRA documentation and fulfillment, proactive summary earmarking letters prior to a bank’s CRA exam, and maintaining relationships with federal regulators.
Jessica joined CCM from Acadian Asset Management where she was a senior client service associate responsible for servicing clients nationally, conducting portfolio reviews and firm updates, and identifying opportunities to expand client relationships by partnering with the sales team to execute cross sell opportunities. Prior to that, she was a client service and marketing analyst at Fox Asset Management LLC, a subsidiary of Eaton Vance.
Jessica received her B.S. in Business Marketing from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Charlton College of Business. She holds FINRA licenses: Series 6 & 63.
As a portfolio manager for CCM’s Alternative Income Fund, Tom is responsible for managing the long/short credit and equity portfolio. Tom also manages the Quaker funds. He works closely with the rest of the investment team.
Tom started his investment career at Merrill Lynch in New York in 1999, working in the distressed research group primarily covering healthcare and lodging companies. He transitioned to Owl Creek Asset Management in 2002, covering a variety of industries with a focus on deep value and distressed bonds and bank debt. In 2003, he joined Gracie Capital, a multi-strategy hedge fund, to run their distressed debt and post-reorg equities portfolio. Assets under management grew from $400mm to over $2BB in the time he worked there. In 2010, Tom started a firm to manage family assets in the Charlotte, NC area and in 2013, he joined with Andrew Cowen to start Badge Investment Partners.
Tom graduated Magna Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University in 1993, and earned an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 1999.
As head trader, Cayce is responsible for trading major fixed income sectors including governments, agencies, mortgages, and other pass-through securities. He actively manages the firm’s fixed income investment products for institutional clients, working closely with the firm’s portfolio management team while following client guidelines. Cayce is a member of the firm’s Investment Management and Trading Committee.
Cayce joined CCM from Mesirow Financial where he was a senior vice president responsible for trading mortgage-backed securities. While there, he implemented an electronic trading platform to increase trading efficiency and accuracy. He served as the firm’s Bloomberg Trading Systems Administrator and managed a team of other traders. Prior to Mesirow, Cayce was a Gunner’s Mate Third Class in the United States Navy.
Cayce received his B.A. in Business Administration from Atlantic International University. He holds FINRA licenses: Series 7, 24 & 63.
Jr. Portfolio Manager
As a Jr. Portfolio Manager for CCM’s liquid alternative income fund (CCMNX), Alex is responsible for supporting and collaborating with the portfolio managers in managing the equity sleeve of the fund. His day-to-day responsibilities include executing trades, writing reports, building and maintaining financial models, and analyzing new investment opportunities.
Alex joined CCM after graduating from Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. During college, he completed internships at Mediacom Communications where he was a financial operations summer analyst, and at Oppenheimer Funds where he spent a summer as an equity research analyst.
Alex received his B.S. in Economics-Finance with a minor in public policy and accounting from Bentley University.
As an investment analyst and a member of the investment team, Isha is responsible for producing daily parametric risk analytics, attribution, and quantitative analytics. She assists the portfolio managers in analyzing and researching investment holdings for their environmental and social impacts as well as community development activities that meet the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Isha also collaborates with the firm’s technology team in creating algorithms to drive improvements in portfolio management processes, efficiency, and risk control. Isha is part of the firm’s analyst program where she works with the senior portfolio managers learning how to analyze each sector within CCM’s investment portfolios.
Isha joined CCM upon graduating from the University of Michigan and previously worked at the firm as an intern on the investment team during the summer of 2017. While in school, Isha was an intern at Kennard Wealth Management where she helped the firm target investors interested in socially responsible investing and wrote finance-related blog posts. She also was an intern at Clean Water Action where she helped lead a project to reduce SO2 pollution from DTE. Isha received her B.S. in Financial Mathematics and Environmental Science from the University of Michigan.
As an investment analyst, Allison is responsible for building and maintaining investment portfolio reports for risk, attribution, and quantitative analytics. She is also responsible for daily portfolio compliance, performance monitoring, and running bond modeling systems and assisting with researching investment opportunities for their environmental and social impacts as well as community development activities that meet the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Allison is part of the firm’s analyst program where she works with the senior portfolio managers learning how to analyze each sector within CCM’s investment portfolios.
Biography: Allison joined CCM following an internship with Morgan Stanley and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. where she assisted financial advisers with client services, proposals, asset allocation, and models. She also helped wealth managers with sales outreach and coordinated client events.
Allison received her B.A. in Finance from Florida Atlantic University. She also completed the school’s Financial Analyst Program.
As an investment analyst, Danny is responsible for building and maintaining investment portfolio reports for risk, attribution, and quantitative analytics. He is also responsible for daily portfolio compliance, performance monitoring, and running bond modeling systems and assisting with researching investment opportunities for their environmental and social impacts as well as community development activities that meet the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Danny is part of the firm’s analyst program where he works with the senior portfolio managers learning how to analyze each sector within CCM’s investment portfolios.
Biography: Danny joined the firm from Mastec where he worked as a senior financial analyst overseeing the company’s nationwide telecommunications construction and back office operations. At Mastec, he also assisted in the creation of the Mastec Specialty Services Group which focused on the construction of 5G cell towers. While there, he helped the group grow revenues from $50 million in 2016 to $250 million in 2018. Prior to Mastec, Danny was an operations intern at CCM from 2013 to 2014.
Danny received his Bachelor of Accounting from Florida International University. He is a CFA Level 1 candidate.
As an investment analyst, Shonali is responsible for building and maintaining investment portfolio reports for risk, attribution, and quantitative analytics. She is also responsible for daily portfolio compliance, performance monitoring, and running bond modeling systems and assisting with researching investment opportunities for their environmental and social impacts as well as community development activities that meet the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Shonali is part of the firm’s analyst program where she works with the senior portfolio managers learning how to analyze each sector within CCM’s investment portfolios.
Shonali joined CCM from Cross Keys Capital where she worked as an analyst leading deals and assisting clients through all stages of the M&A process. At Cross Keys, she was also responsible for valuation research, financial analysis, and marketing outreach. Prior to this, Shonali was an associate at Bella Private Markets, a research and consulting firm focused on the private capital industry and before that, an analyst at Wellesley Investment Advisors.
Shonali received her B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in Economics from Villanova University.
President & Chief Operating Officer
As president and chief operating officer, Alyssa is responsible for corporate matters, strategic planning, human resources, and new product development. In addition, Alyssa is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities and operations of the firm as well as overseeing risk management, including portfolio compliance and client service. As an impact/ESG industry veteran, Alyssa is a frequent speaker on the topic at conferences and has been involved in the creation of detailed impact metrics and customized reporting at CCM, working closely with clients to understand both their impact and investment goals. Alyssa serves on CCM’s Board of Directors and Compliance Committee, is Chair of the Management Committee, and is a member of the Enterprise Risk Management Committee.
Alyssa began her career at Northern Trust Bank rising to investment officer before joining Morningstar, Inc. as a senior equity analyst covering the financial services sector. In 2003, Alyssa joined CCM as a Portfolio Manager and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2009 and President in 2015. In 2016, Alyssa was re-elected to a second term on the board of directors of U.S. SIF – The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment Board whose mission is to rapidly shift investment practices towards sustainability, focusing on long-term investment and the generation of positive social and environmental impacts. Alyssa currently serves as Treasurer and is on the Executive Committee for the organization. Alyssa is also a director of Impact Shares, which offers socially conscious ETFs with an evolving set of criteria defined by non-profit partners. All net profit goes directly back to these non-profit partners which currently includes the NAACP, YWCA, and the UN’s Capital Development Fund.
Alyssa is committed to giving back to her community. She is involved with Women United of the United Way of Broward County, which focuses on education, inspiring, and empowering women of all ages. Alyssa is also part of the Junior Achievement’s Circle of Wise Women; JA’s programs teach elementary students about their roles as individuals, workers and consumers and help prepare middle and high school students for key economic and workforce issues they will face. Alyssa encourages all of CCM’s employees to volunteer in their community by organizing firmwide participation in the United Way of Broward’s Annual Day of Caring; Feeding for South Florida volunteer days; and other local opportunities.
Alyssa received her B.S.M. in Finance from Tulane University and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami. She is a CFA Charterholder and holds FINRA licenses: Series 6, 7, 24, 26 & 63.
Chief Compliance Officer
As chief compliance officer, Stefanie is responsible for overseeing all firm- and mutual fund-related compliance. She is responsible for regulatory developments and best practices and helps integrate such practices into the firm’s business. She provides leadership and strategy to the firm’s compliance, risk management, control and governance functions.
Stefanie has worked with registered mutual funds, hedge funds, private pooled vehicles, institutional and retail separate accounts, and wrap account programs. She has also developed compliance programs including the creation of comprehensive policies and procedures and oversight of operational implementation.
Stefanie received her B.S.B.A from the University of Delaware and a J.D. from the Widener Law School.
Chief Financial Officer
As chief financial officer, James is responsible for overseeing the firm’s finance operations and financial reporting. He also spends his time on business development with religious organizations. James serves on CCM’s Board of Directors and is a member of the Management Committee, Compliance Committee, and Valuation Committee.
James joined CCM from Franklin Templeton where he was a vice president for the investment platform division responsible for business development with research platforms across multiple distribution channels. While in this role, he generated significant mutual fund platform wins and new sub-advisory mandates with major financial institutions. Prior to this role, he was a senior product manager at Putnam Investments responsible for product management of various alternative investments including the THL Partners private equity funds. He began his career as a Certified Public Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee (Chair) of Sawgrass Adventist School, a private elementary school in South Florida.
James received his B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Northeastern University. He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of South Florida. He holds FINRA licenses: Series 7 & 63.
As a software developer at CCM, Jon is responsible for analyzing complex system requirements, including identifying program interactions and appropriate interfaces between impacted components and sub systems. He leads and participates in assigned technology projects and makes recommendations towards the development of coding, new technologies, and methodologies to management for meeting business needs. He additionally contributes in software system testing and validation procedures, programming, and documentation. He writes and reviews systems specifications, including output requirements and flow charts.
Biography: Jon has more than 25 years of capital markets technology experience at major Wall Street firms. Prior to joining CCM, Jon spent several years on the buy side, implementing analytical software solutions for T. Rowe Price, Perry Capital, Bayview Asset Management, and Trebuchet Capital Management. Jon has also held senior sell side front office technology roles at Greenwich Capital Markets, RBS Securities, and Wachovia Investments.
Jon attended the University of Connecticut and Western Connecticut State University.
As an operations specialist, Priscilla is responsible for all middle and back office functions. She handles daily reconciliation, settlements, cash management, and reporting for all of CCM’s funds and separate accounts. In her role, she supports all of the firm’s trade processes, data, and portfolio management functions.
Biography: Priscilla joined CCM from Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., where she was a derivatives consultant working on the Forensics Discovery Team assisting in activities related to Lehman’s repayment of post-bankruptcy claims. Prior to Lehman, she spent eight years at Citi. From 2009 to 2014, she was a vice president of fixed income sales and trading with primary market making responsibilities for short term U.S. Agency securities and from 2006 to 2009, she supported multiple fixed income and credit desks while in Citi’s middle office. Earlier in her career, Priscilla held operational and administrative roles at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and Chilton Investment Company.
Priscilla received her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.
As an operations analyst, Alex is responsible for daily cash and reconciliation reports, trade settlement, cash management, and various reporting for CCM’s mutual funds and separate accounts. In his role, he also supports the firm’s trade processes, data management, and portfolio operation functions.
Biography: Alex joined CCM in 2019 from Charles River Development where he was a compliance analyst. In this role, he analyzed portfolio filings, pre and post-trade workflows, and provided advanced expertise as part of the compliance advisory team. He also developed comprehensive compliance solutions and worked with internal and external teams to enhance and optimize compliance monitoring capabilities. Prior to this, Alex was with JP Morgan in compliance primarily responsible for compliance reporting and risk management services to institutional clients. He also worked at Bank of America as a premier banking client manager and an investment services representative.
Alex received his B.A along with his M.A in English from Florida Atlantic University.
As office coordinator, Melodie manages accounts payable and receivables, organizes office operations and procedures, coordinates with third-party vendors on all office-related needs, and serves as the point of contact for mailings, supplies, shipping, and technology.
Melodie joined CCM from the First Baptist Church of Sunrise where she was church secretary responsible for office management including accounting, vendor relations, and coordinating all technology. She brings many years of experience in office management starting her career in Manhattan, New York at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. She later relocated to Detroit, Michigan where she worked with various firms including Aon Consulting, Marsh & McLennan, and Ernst and Young, LLP before relocating to South Florida in 2009.
Chief Marketing Officer
As chief marketing officer, Jamie is responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s overall positioning in the market. This includes oversight of firm-wide communications, strategic marketing initiatives, media relations, marketing compliance, websites, social media, and all marketing materials. She is also involved in sales outreach to institutional investors and consultants. Jamie is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.
Jamie joined CCM from Bear Stearns in New York City where she worked in their corporate marketing department. Prior to that, she was a credit analyst at Chase Manhattan Bank. Jamie enjoys volunteering having served as a Reading Pal through the United Way of Broward County’s ReadingPals program. The program is an early literacy initiative for children in kindergarten through third grade. It focuses on ensuring children have been exposed to the wonders of literature and are reading at grade level at the end of third grade. She is a past mentor for Take Stock in Children, a non-profit organization that provides college scholarships for low-income and at-risk students in Florida. In 2013, Jamie participated in the CFA Pilot Program for the CFA Institute Investment Foundations™ (f/k/a Claritas Investment Certificate).
Jamie received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan. She holds FINRA licenses: Series 6 & 63.
Senior Client Portfolio Manager
As a senior client portfolio manager, Andy is responsible for being an investment specialist for CCM’s two strategies to financial advisors and various distribution channels. He has spoken at many conferences and events regarding impact investing and CCM’s role as a fixed income impact investing manager. Andy works closely with the investment team.
Andy is a seasoned investment professional and well-versed in all asset classes. He joined CCM from Longfellow Investment Management (LIM) where he was a product manager, senior analyst and a portfolio manager on the merger arbitrage strategy. Prior to LIM, he was involved with institutional fixed income trading and sales at SunTrust Capital Market, Goldman Sachs, and Banc One Capital Markets. Andy is active in his community as he has served as the chairman of the Hingham Public Schools’ School Committee (Board of Education), past member of the Hingham Scholarship Investment Committee, and is president of the Hingham Flag Football. In addition, he is active with Catholic Charities of Boston, Northwestern Leadership Council of Boston, and Hobart College.
Andy received his B.A. in Economics from Hobart College and an M.B.A. from Northwestern Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He holds FINRA licenses: Series 7 & 63.
Senior Client Portfolio Manager
As a senior client portfolio manager, Martha serves as CCM’s west coast wholesaler with a primary focus on large advisory channels. Martha develops key relationships with financial advisors to create new business, provide sales and marketing updates, and share technical details on CCM’s investment products and services. Martha also coordinates seminars and other client events for financial advisors and assists clientele with sales and marketing materials, product analysis, and impact/ESG investing educational initiatives.
Biography: Martha is a seasoned investment professional, bringing more than two decades of experience in the investment management industry. Her dynamic wholesaling career includes time selling a full line of investment products to multiple distribution channels throughout the west coast. Prior to joining CCM, she was Vice President of Sales at Brookfield Asset Management, where she was responsible for wholesaling mutual funds and separately managed accounts to distribution channels within the Public Securities Group. Prior to joining Brookfield, she held positions at Pax World Investment Management and BNY Mellon Asset Management, among other established investment management firms. She is a regular speaker at conferences, client events and was a guest speaker at the University of Southern California. Martha has been active in her local community and the Episcopal Church serving on the Vestry.
Martha received her B.A. from the University of California, Irvine and her M.B.A. from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. She holds FINRA licenses: Series 7, 63 and 65.
Senior Client Portfolio Manager
As a senior client portfolio manager, Joff works closely with the investment team at CCM and serves as the firm’s Northeast wholesaler with a primary focus on the New York metropolitan area. He is responsible for sales through advisors and various distribution/platform channels and serves as a resource for industry and product information on the firm’s investment strategies and the capital markets.
Biography: Joff has three decades of experience in investment management distribution. He is adept at establishing and maintaining partnerships with many of the top financial advisors and firms in his territory. Working with financial advisors for most of his career, Joff has an expertise in understanding and articulating business and investment strategies, and why they are a good fit for his partners and their clients. Prior to joining CCM, he was a Regional Vice President at Transamerica where he was responsible for selling their sub-advised mutual funds across all channels. Prior to Transamerica, Joff was with Hartford Funds and worked for PIMCO Funds, where he was awarded four-time Wholesaler of the Year. He serves on the Board of Governors for the New York Cardiac Center and is a member of the Executive Committee for the Allied Educational Foundation.
Joff received his B.S. in Economics and Finance from the State University of New York at Oneonta. He holds FINRA licenses Series 7 and 63.
Client Portfolio Manager
As a client portfolio manager, Michelle is responsible for being an investment specialist for CCM’s two strategies to financial advisors and various distribution channels. Michelle works closely with the investment team along with sales and marketing.
Michelle joined CCM from Bloomberg Financial, LP in New York City as a Securitized Sales Specialist. She traveled throughout the country working extensively with fixed income asset managers to provide bond modeling and portfolio surveillance analytics to help them make better-informed investment decisions.
Michelle received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Albany, State University of New York.
Sales & Marketing Specialist
As a sales & marketing associate, Barbara is responsible for preparing timely, in-depth responses to RFP’s; updating all relevant product profiles across consultant databases; completing client due diligence questionnaires; and updating and creating new presentation books and marketing collateral. She supports sales and client portfolio management efforts and assists with marketing campaigns including social media, collateral materials, webinars, events, market research, and thought leadership demonstrating the firm’s value proposition to clients and prospects.
Biography: Barbara joined CCM from Jefferies in New York City where she worked in the Financial Sponsors Group within their Investment Banking division. She was responsible for analyzing strategic opportunities for private equity clients, including evaluating acquisition and financing scenarios. She transferred into this group after working in the Jefferies Human Resources division as a business partner to Investment Banking Senior Management. Prior to that, she worked as a Sales Associate on the financing desk at Pierpont Securities.
Barbara received her B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business. She was a member of Penn’s Division I Women’s lacrosse team. She holds FINRA licenses: Series 7, 63 & 79.
Client Services Associate
As a client services associate, Maria is responsible for assisting with all facets of client servicing including updating client information, monitoring the progress of the account opening process, and working with clients to resolve any issues. She plays an integral role in ensuring clients are kept up-to-date and responding to them in a timely and effective manner. She additionally facilitates best practice process management with various operational and administrative areas of the firm, including making suggestions for improved client service, quality control, and management procedures.
Maria joined CCM from PRC in Miami where she worked as an Administrative Assistant for nine years. Prior to PRC, she was an administration assistant at Starboard Holdings in Miami for eight years.
Business Development Associate
As a business development associate, Jackson is responsible for internally supporting the client portfolio managers in their sales efforts including identifying new investors, conducting market research, developing business outreach strategies, maintaining client relationships, and implementing and overseeing the firm’s Salesforce CRM database. He also assists with sales reporting and analyzing the team’s pipeline progression.
Jackson joined CCM from Karis Capital Partners where he supported the firm’s partners in their capital raising initiatives. He was responsible for CRM management and pipeline progression reporting. Jackson also conducted investor due diligence and created collateral materials for the sales team. Prior to Karis Capital Partners, he worked as a project consultant for Millard Capital Advisors helping with due diligence, investor prospects, and marketing materials.
Jackson received his B.S. in Business Administration from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.
Sales & Marketing Assistant
As a sales & marketing assistant, Iza is responsible for updating marketing collateral materials, reviewing and analyzing social media content and data, and supporting event logistics and marketing campaigns. She assists the sales, marketing, and client portfolio management teams through completing RFP’s and client due diligence questionnaires, customizing presentation materials, and assisting with research and preparations for client meetings and team projects.
Biography: Iza was a marketing intern at CCM during the summer of 2018 and joined full time upon graduating from the University of British Columbia in May of 2019. While in school, Iza was involved with various student organizations and was president of the Brazilian Student Association. She was also part of the Youth Training Program for advocating and implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. During her time in school, she worked with international non-profit organizations that focused on financially empowering women and girls in developing countries.
Iza received her B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.