Prior to forming the General Partner, Mr. Crawford was Managing Director, Portfolio Manager and head of the Boston office with Stark Investments, managing a $1.5B long/short equity portfolio within a $12 billion multi-strategy global hedge fund from 2006 to 2009. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Crawford was Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager with Putnam Investments in Boston, where he was co-Portfolio Manager of the Putnam International Capital Opportunities Fund. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Crawford was a Partner and Senior Analyst with ABACUS Investments/ABRY Partners in Boston. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Crawford was Assistant Vice President with Wellington Management Company in Boston, where he served as a Global Industry Analyst responsible for the media industry and as a Portfolio Manager for $600 million in client assets, including $500 million in institutional accounts and the $100 million Clariden Media Fund, an open-end mutual fund. From 1991 to 1995, Mr. Crawford was a Senior Analyst and Manager with New England Consulting Group & Quantum Associates where he completed numerous domestic and international consulting engagements with senior executives in Fortune 500 companies focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy, organization, marketing and operations. His clients included Coca-Cola, Miller Brewing, Unilever, Hallmark Cards, South African Breweries, Dun & Bradstreet, Sears, Heinz, Frito-Lay, MCA and Philip-Morris.
Mr. Crawford received an MBA from The Wharton School of Business where he was named to the Directors List. Mr. Crawford also graduated from the University of Pennsylvania magna cum laude as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar with a BA in Physics, BS in Economics, BAS in Systems Engineering and an MA in International Relations. Mr. Crawford is a Registered Investment Adviser Representative* with the Massachusetts Securities Division and holds FINRA Series 65 certification. Mr. Crawford is an investor in Crawford Capital Partners, L.P.
*Registration as an Investment Adviser Representative with the Massachusetts Securities Division does not imply any certain level of skill or training.