Otter Creek Advisors, Long/Short Equity
Otter Creek Advisors is a $380 million (as of 9.30.17) long/short equity manager founded in 2013 based in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Otter Creek's predecessor firm was founded in 1991 and similar to their legacy operating history the strategy seeks to provide absolute risk adjusted returns with below average market volatility by investing in a concentrated number of individual securities both long and short. Otter Creek Advisors is 100% employee-owned with seven employees including three portfolio managers who singularly focus on this strategy. The firm's clients consist of numerous institutional and high net worth investors.
Tyler C. Walling
Mr. Walling joined the General Partner in May 2011 and serves as an investment professional. Prior to joining the General Partner, Mr. Walling worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York. Mr. Walling worked as an investment research analyst from July 2006 through May 2011. While at Goldman Sachs & Co., Mr. Walling performed in-depth fundamental research and analysis for food, beverage, and tobacco companies, auto manufacturers and auto parts suppliers. Mr. Walling received his B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University in 2006.
Michael J. Winter, CFA
Mr. Winter joined the General Partner in January 2007 and serves as an investment professional. Prior to joining the General Partner, Mr. Winter worked as a portfolio manager and analyst at Staghorn Capital Management, LLC, a long/short equity hedge fund, in Boston, MA from 2005 through 2006. From 2000 through 2003, Mr. Winter worked as an investment associate with Putnam Investment Management in Boston, MA. While at Putnam, Mr. Winter analyzed both international and domestic equities in a variety of sectors including financial, transportation and consumer. Mr. Winter received his B.S. in Economics and Finance from Boston College in 2000 and earned an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2005. While attending business school, Mr. Winter spent the summer of 2004 interning with the General Partner. Mr. Winter holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute.