Christopher P. Mittleman, Chief Investment Officer
Chris serves as the Chief Investment Officer for Mittleman Investment Management, LLC and directs investment policy, research and portfolio management for the Firm. Chris is also the Chief Investment Officer of Aimia Inc. (TSX: AIM) and serves on the company’s Board of Directors. Aimia Inc. is the parent company of Mittleman Brothers, Inc. which owns Mittleman Investment Management, LLC. Chris has provided investment strategy and portfolio management for more than twenty years to clients including high net worth individuals, corporate pension plans, foundation and endowments, and other institutional investors. Chris managed private client portfolios for Spencer Clarke, LLC as Senior Vice President of Investments from 2002 until 2005, when he co-founded Mittleman Investment Management, LLC with his brother, Phil. Prior to that, Chris was an Investment Executive at UBS (PaineWebber) for twelve years. He began his career in 1990 at Shearson Lehman Hutton, after attending Phillips Exeter Academy, and The Pennsylvania State University.
Evan R. Newman, President
Evan serves as President of Mittleman Investment Management, LLC and its subsidiaries. Prior to joining the firm in November 2010 as Director of Business Development, he was Senior Vice President of Client Service at HS Management Partners, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor that he helped launch in the Fall of 2007 with a number of his former colleagues from W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. He was previously Vice President of Client Service at Times Square Capital Management, LLC, following five years with W.P. Stewart & Co., where he was Vice President of Client Service & Marketing. Evan began his career at J.P. Morgan Investment Management in 1999, after attending The Peddie School and the University of Miami.
Stephen G. Bondi, Chief Compliance Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Steve serves as Chief Compliance Officer & Chief Financial Officer for Mittleman Investment Management, LLC and its subsidiaries. Prior to joining the Firm in July 2016, he was the Chief Operating Officer of van Biema Value Partners, LLC for six years, where he oversaw all non-investment aspects of their business. Before joining van Biema, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer for Asset Alliance Corporation for nearly ten years. Prior to that, Steve was Executive Vice President of Finance & Administration at GAMCO Investors, Inc. for approximately eighteen years where he served in various executive and board positions and was significantly involved with the firm’s accounting, finance, tax, compliance, and operations. He began his career as an Accountant at Spicer & Oppenheim. Steve received a BBA from Hofstra University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Teton Advisors, Inc. (OTC Pink: TETAA) and is an officer and serves on the Board of Directors of The Safe Center LI, Inc., a non-profit charitable organization.
Jessica Clingo, Director of Administration & Operations
Jessica serves as Director of Administration & Operations for Mittleman Investment Management, LLC and its subsidiaries. She joined the firm in January 2011 as a Client Service Associate, and has been intricately involved in all aspects of operations, administration and compliance since that time. She was promoted to Vice President of Operations in May 2014, and to Director of Administration and Operations in June 2016. She received her certification from the Investment Adviser Core Compliance Program, sponsored by National Regulatory Services, in May 2016. Jessica attended SUNY Farmingdale State College.
Varun Jayanth, Vice President, Trading & Risk Management
Varun serves as Vice President, Trading & Risk Management for Mittleman Investment Management, LLC and its subsidiaries. He joined the firm in August 2014. Previously, he was most recently the Director of Operations at Ada Investments, a long-short equity hedge fund, where he facilitated the launch of that firm’s emerging market platform. Prior to that role, he served as Ada’s Head Trader, responsible for executing trades in global equities. Varun began his career at JPMorgan, where he performed portfolio analysis for various institutional funds. In 2006, Varun co-founded and launched an overseas business process outsourcing unit that catered to European and local clients in Asia. Varun attended the University of Texas at Dallas.
Tiffany Torres, Operations & Compliance Associate
Tiffany serves as Operations and Compliance Associate for Mittleman Investment Management, LLC and its subsidiaries. She joined the firm in May 2018 as an Administrative Assistant. She was promoted to Operations and Compliance Associate, and as part of her operational and compliance responsibilities, she works with the firm’s Director of Administration & Operations and its Chief Compliance Officer & Chief Financial Officer. Tiffany attended Montclair State University.