Joel Gantcher leads Gantcher Family Partners, LLC – a family office based in Florida. Joel has spent two decades investing into alternative investments. Until 2016 Joel worked at various fund-of-hedge-funds where he invested in funds across diverse geographies, strategies and asset classes. Joel was both a portfolio manager and head of investment research. Since 2016 Joel has worked with his family where he focuses on sourcing and investing in niche and capacity constrained investment opportunities – both liquid and illiquid. Prior to his investing career, Joel was both an investment banker and business consultant. Joel graduated from Brown University and later attended the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania where he received an MBA from The Wharton School and an MA from the School of Arts and Sciences.
Gregory Landegger is an investor and early technology adopter focusing on innovative digital developments across the fields of cryptocurrencies and blockchain, gaming, extended reality and data infrastructure. Greg began his career rising to hold global executive positions in the pulp and paper equipment manufacturing industry before transitioning to an analyst role in high yield securities. He subsequently moved into private equity where he led operations and turn-arounds for asset managers in the food and water sectors. Since 2015 he has directed venture and early stage investments for Parsons & Whittemore, Inc, a single-family office based in the New York City area. Greg graduated with a degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
Harry Mamaysky is a Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of Business (Finance)at Columbia Business School, where he serves as the Faculty Director of the Program for Financial Studies. He is also on the Steering Committee of the Columbia-IBM Center for Blockchain and Technology. Harry teaches capital markets and asset pricing to MBA, Masters and PhD students, as well as Executive Education courses on the use of textual data in finance, and on corporate bonds. He has consulted for a quantitative investment firm and for a nationally recognized statistical rating organization. Prior to his return to academia, Harry founded the Systemic Risk Group at Citigroup and served as a member of the firm's Risk Executive Committee. Previous to that, he was a senior portfolio manager in Citi Principal Strategies with a focus on relative value credit trading. He has held positions with Old Lane, Morgan Stanley, and Citicorp. He was also an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Yale School of Management during the period 2000–02. Harry’s research focuses on equity, exchange rate, volatility, and credit markets, on market microstructure, and on the role of information in the trading process. His work has appeared in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics. Harry earned his PhD in finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds BS and MS degrees in computer science from Brown University.