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
Mark Rubin, Esq.
Partner, Chief of Finance & Operations
Don is the Founder and Managing Partner of Stride Capital Group, bringing more than 25 years of investment experience, including day one and seed investments in innovative strategies that have grown in excess of $40 billion. Prior to Stride, Don worked with the founders of MSD Capital as a partner and founding team member of SkyBridge Capital, where he led several seed investments, including the seeding of Abdiel Capital. Don has been an active investor in alternatives since 1994 as a co-general partner and co-founder of Rogers Investment Partners LLC, with a focus on early stage alternative managers, including a day one investment in Lone Pine Capital. Don graduated with honors from Harvard College and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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 Director 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.
Jessica is an Analyst at Stride providing broad support to the business and operations. Prior to joining Stride, Jessica was a Associate at Mirador, LLC where she managed client relationships ranging from family offices to UHNW individuals utilizing software to aggregate client performance data, specializing in alternative investments. Prior to that, Jessica was an Investment Analyst at Wright Investors Service, Inc. where she followed the Energy sector, ran various performance, variance, and research reports, and provided support to Trading and Portfolio Administration. Jessica graduated summa cum laude from Sacred Heart University with a B.S. in Finance and Business Economics.