Stride’s team brings decades of investment, operations, and business expertise. Our resources and time are directed at working with founders to build world-class investment partnerships. As a boutique firm, we have few distractions and utilize our structure in ways that many of our mega-institutional competitors cannot.
Founder & Managing Partner
Eric Hoerdemann, CFA
Partner, Chief of Research and Risk
Mark Rubin, Esq.
Partner, Chief of Finance & Operations
Don is the Founder and Managing Partner of Stride Capital Group, bringing almost three decades of years of industry experience and early-stage alternatives investing.
Prior to forming Stride in 2009, Don was a partner and founding team member of SkyBridge Capital, which was formed to develop new hedge funds in exchange for revenue sharing partnerships. Don played a significant role in launching SkyBridge’s $330 million first fund and subsequent capital deployment to eight anchor investments in three countries. Don has been an active investor in alternative investment partnerships since 1994 as a co-general partner and co-founder of Rogers Investment Partners LLC, a private investment entity created with a particular focus on investing in early stage and day-one alternative managers. As CEO of CRA Business Strategies Group, Don led a team that advised both established and emerging asset management firms on effective management and business building. Don graduated with honors from Harvard College and received an MBA from Harvard Business School
Eric joined Stride Capital in 2013 and is a Partner and Chief of Research, bringing 25 years of manager research and portfolio management experience. Eric has directed more than $15 billion of investments to external managers globally, including investing the first institutional capital in numerous early stage and emerging managers. Prior to joining Stride, Eric spent seven years as Vice President and leader of the small cap equity team at SEI, responsible for directing investments of over $5 billion in 25 external managers across multiple portfolios. Eric was also a rotating member of SEI’s firm-wide investment committee, which oversaw over $100 billion of invested capital. He spent the previous five years at Goldman Sachs where he was a Vice President and responsible for over $10 billion invested in non-U.S., regional, and global equity managers. Eric began his investment career in the asset allocation team at SEI. He graduated magna cum laude from Lehigh University and is a CFA charterholder.
Mark is a Partner of Stride Capital Group, bringing over 30 years of industry experience to the Stride team. He is simultaneously responsible for Stride’s finance, operations, and infrastructure, in addition to working with seeded managers to implement best practices. Before joining Stride, Mark was COO/CCO for LightBox Capital Management, a New York-based quantitative/systematic hedge fund, and was responsible for overseeing all non-investment activities. Prior to joining LightBox in 2011, Mark was a day one partner with New Vernon Capital, an emerging market, multi-asset investment partnership. During his seven years at New Vernon, Mark helped grow the firm from its inception to $3 billion, managing and overseeing operations of the firm as well as contributing to fund management, finance, and investor relations. As an attorney, Mark practiced law for three years with Chicago-based Altheimer & Gray, focusing on securities and corporate law, and was previously a practicing CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co. Mark earned his JD magna cum laude from the University of Illinois, College of Law and a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University, School of Business.
Allyson is the Vice President at Stride Capital Group, working directly with and for several of Stride’s seeded managers on strategic and tactical operations, compliance, marketing, and investor relations. She also carries out initial screening in the manager research pipeline, selecting managers based on the firm’s investment criteria, and coordinates all phases of operations and investor relations for Stride. Prior to joining Stride, she redesigned allocation models and improved process management at a humanitarian aid organization, enhancing organizational efficiency and impact. Allyson graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in International Relations and Development Economics.