Senior Business Professionals:
Christopher Hutt – Managing Director, Head of Hedge Fund Administration and Operations
Christopher Hutt is a Managing Director and the Head of Hedge Fund Administration and Operations at SkyBridge where he is responsible for managing the operations for the SkyBridge product suite and is also the product manager for the fund of hedge fund products and managed accounts. Prior to this role, Mr. Hutt was Director of Hedge Fund Operations within the Hedge Fund Management Group at Citigroup Alternative Investments (CAI). Prior to joining CAI in 2004, Mr. Hutt held various product management positions at Morgan Stanley & Co. and JPMorgan Chase over an eight year span. Mr. Hutt received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Cortland.
Marie Noble – Partner, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Marie Noble is a Partner, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at SkyBridge. Prior to joining SkyBridge in November 2010, Ms. Noble was an Associate General Counsel at Citigroup Alternative Investments, where she was lead counsel supporting various hedge fund platforms managed by Citi’s registered investment adviser. Ms. Noble joined Citi in 2006 after spending six and a half years practicing corporate law in the New York and London Offices of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, where her primary focus was on domestic and international securities transactions. Ms. Noble received a B.A. degree magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Bucknell University and a Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Boston University where she served as Note Editor on the Boston University Law Review.
Victor Oviedo – Partner, Head of Business Development
Victor Oviedo is a Partner and Head of Business Development at SkyBridge. Prior to joining SkyBridge in 2006, Mr. Oviedo was a Senior Consultant in the Capital Markets Management Consulting Group at Oliver Wyman, a financial services and strategy risk management consulting firm. He began his career in investment banking at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette and has also held positions at Merrill Lynch and Bankers Trust.
Mr. Oviedo holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University. He earned his B.A. degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
Robert Phillips – Partner, Chief Financial Officer
Robert Phillips is a Partner and the Chief Financial Officer of SkyBridge. Prior to joining SkyBridge in 2007, Mr. Phillips served as the Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of two investment management companies–Lucerne Management, LLC and Coventry Capital, LLC. Prior to 2001, Mr. Phillips served as the Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of a publicly held bio-pharmaceutical contract service organization where he was responsible for all finance, accounting, SEC reporting, and investor relation functions. Mr. Phillips began his career as an auditor and spent 8 years with BDO Seidman, LLP, a national professional services firm which provides assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies.
Mr. Phillips earned a B.A. degree in Accounting from Upsala College and is a certified public accountant.
Barry Schanker – Managing Director, Head of Sales
Barry Schanker is Managing Director and Head of Sales at SkyBridge. Prior to this role, Mr. Schanker performed a similar role in the Hedge Fund Management Group at Citigroup Alternative Investments (CAI) and was the National Sales Director at CAI. Mr. Schanker has been in the investment banking industry since 1984 starting out with the predecessor firm Shearson Lehman Brothers. He has held various Taxable Fixed Income Trading and Sales positions on the institutional and retail level, including three years in the Portfolio Management group at Salomon Smith Barney, a subsidiary of Citigroup.
Mr. Schanker received a B.S. from C.W. Post University in New York where he graduated with cum laude honors.
Max von Bismarck – Partner, CEO Europe
Max von Bismarck is a Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Europe at SkyBridge. Prior to joining SkyBridge, Mr. von Bismarck was the Head of Investors at the World Economic Forum, where he built and led an international team based in New York and Geneva responsible for all global activities and relationships of the World Economic Forum related to Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Institutional Investors, Family Offices and Sovereign Funds (a community of over USD 4 trillion AUM). Previously Mr. von Bismarck was a Managing Director at PublicOne and a Director Legal at Mondus Limited.
Mr. von Bismarck studied Law at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and Law and Modern History at both Albert Ludwigs Universität in Freiburg and St. John’s College, Oxford University, as a visiting student. He holds a German law degree (First State Examination in Law) and an Executive Masters in Global Leadership from the World Economic Forum (Program in collaboration with Wharton School of Business, Columbia University, INSEAD and London Business School). He is a Senior Advisor on Global Business at the Asia Pacific Research Center of Stanford University and a Senior Advisor for Europe at the Nicolas Berggruen Institute.
Jason Wright – Senior Partner, Global Head of Marketing
Jason Wright is a Senior Partner and Global Head of Marketing at SkyBridge. Prior to SkyBridge, Mr. Wright was Managing Director of Business Development at Soleil Securities Group. He was also Managing Director at SoundView Ventures from 2000 to 2003.