Our Team

 

Investment Team

Robert T. Ammann, CFA >>

Mr. Ammann serves as a Portfolio Manager for RK Capital and co-founded the firm in June 2004. In 1993, Mr. Ammann joined Founders Asset Management LLC, in Denver, CO where he held the following positions until leaving the firm in 2004. From 2000 to 2004, he was Co-Portfolio Manager for Dreyfus Premier Enterprise Fund, and from 1998 to 2004, he was head of Founders micro-, small- and mid-cap growth team. From 1997 to 2004, he served as Portfolio Manager for Founders Discovery Fund (and Founders Frontier Fund until its merger into Founders Discovery Fund), as well as other small-cap growth institutional accounts. From 1993 to 1997, he was an Information Analyst, Equity Analyst and then Senior Equity Analyst, focusing on micro- and small-cap equities. From 1992 to 1993, Mr. Ammann was a Financial Statistician at Standard & Poor’s ComputStat Services, Englewood, CO. Mr. Ammann became a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder in 1995. Mr. Ammann received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1992 from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Kevin S. Sonnett, CFA >>

Mr. Sonnett serves as a Portfolio Manager for RK Capital and co-founded the firm in June 2004. In 1997, Mr. Sonnett joined Founders Asset Management LLC, in Denver, CO where he held the following positions until leaving the firm in 2004. From 2000 to 2004, he was Portfolio Manager for Dreyfus-Founders Mid-Cap Growth Fund and a Co-Portfolio Manager for Dreyfus Premier Enterprise Fund. From 2000 to 2002 he acted as Portfolio Manager for Dreyfus Premier Aggressive Growth Fund and Dreyfus Aggressive Growth Fund. From 1997 to 1999, he was an Equity Analyst and then Senior Equity Analyst, focusing on micro-, small- and mid-cap equities. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Sonnett was an equities and derivatives trader and equity analyst at Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association, Denver, CO. Mr. Sonnett became a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder in 1998. Mr. Sonnett received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing in 1991 from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in Finance in 1996 from the University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado.

Edward M. McHugh, CFA, J.D. >>

Mr. McHugh serves as an Assistant Portfolio Manager for RK Capital, since joining the firm in June 2005. In 1999, Mr. McHugh joined Founders Asset Management, LLC, in Denver, CO where he held the following positions until leaving the firm in 2005. From 2003 to 2005, he served as an Assistant Portfolio Manager on the Dreyfus Premier Enterprise Fund. From 1999 to 2003, he served as both Senior Equity Analyst and Equity Analyst. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. McHugh was Portfolio Manager, Equity Analyst and Options Trader at Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association, Denver, CO. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. McHugh was an Associate Counsel in the litigation practice of Rivkin, Radler & Kremer in Uniondale, NY and from 1994 to 1995, he served as Judicial Law Clerk for The Honorable John A. McLaughlin of the Superior Court of New Jersey. Mr. McHugh became a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder in 2000. Mr. McHugh received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1991 from Villanova University and a Juris Doctor in 1994 from Seton Hall University School of Law and was admitted to the New York and New Jersey Bar Associations in 1995.

Andrew T. Nevadomski, CFA >>

Mr. Nevadomski serves as a Senior Analyst for RK Capital, since joining the firm in February 2009. In 1997, Mr. Nevadomski joined Founders Asset Management, LLC, which merged with The Boston Company Asset Management in 2006, in Denver, CO where he held the following positions. From 2007 to January 2009, he served as Vice President and Senior Research Analyst for the Dreyfus Premier Enterprise Fund. From 2002 to 2007, he was an Equity Analyst focused on micro-, small-, and mid-cap equities. From 2000 to 2002, he was an Associate Equity Analyst focusing on micro-, small-, and mid-cap equities. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Nevadomski was a Private Client Accountant. Mr. Nevadomski became a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder in 2001. Mr. Nevadomski received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in May 1997 from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado.

Jared D. Hobson, CFA >>

Mr. Hobson serves as an Assistant Portfolio Manager for RK Capital; he joined the firm in June 2013. From July 2008 to March 2013, Mr. Hobson served as a Partner and Equity Analyst at Century Capital in Boston, MA where he focused on small-cap equities. From May 2004 to July 2008, Mr. Hobson served as a Principal, Investments at M.A. Weatherbie & Co. in Boston, MA where he focused on small-cap equities and managed a sleeve of a long/short portfolio. From April 2001 to March 2004, Mr. Hobson served as an Equity Analyst at Founders Asset Management in Denver, CO where he focused on micro-, small-, and mid-cap equities. Before joining Founders, Mr. Hobson was an Equity Analyst at Strong Capital Management in Milwaukee, WI from June 2000 to April 2001. Mr. Hobson became a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder in 2000. Mr. Hobson received a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1994 from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Business Administration from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University in 2000.

Thomas E. Kaplan>>

Mr. Kaplan joined RK Capital in November of 2020 and serves as a Senior Analyst with a focus on the portfolio’s short book. Mr. Kaplan has a 30+ year career spanning both the buy- and sell-sides, concentrating over 20 of those years on forensic accounting and investigative-based short-selling. In 2014 Mr. Kaplan joined Sophos Capital Management, a Menlo Park, CA based hedge fund where he served as a Senior Analyst focusing on a concentrated, all-short strategy. From 2011 to 2013 Mr. Kaplan acted as a Desk Analyst for Cantor Fitzgerald based in New York, NY. Mr. Kaplan received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1984 and a Master of Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University in 1988.

Syed A. Kareem>>

Mr. Kareem serves as an Associate Equity Analyst at RK Capital. He joined the firm in April 2020 following nearly 4 years of sell-side equity research in the Healthcare space. From 2019 to 2020, Mr. Kareem covered small and mid cap Biotech names at Jefferies; in 2018, he covered small and mid cap Spec Pharma names at Canaccord Genuity; and from 2016 to 2017, he covered large cap Healthcare names at Cleveland Research. He received a Masters of Science in Finance from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis in 2016 and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology/Pre-Medicine from Stockton University in 2014.

Alan E. Rivoir>>

Mr. Rivoir serves as Trader for RK Capital, having joined the firm in January of 2013. Prior to joining RK Capital, Mr. Rivoir was a trader at Brahman Capital in New York, NY from 2007 – 2013. From 2004 until 2007, Mr. Rivoir worked for Tribeca Global Management (an affiliate of Citigroup Alternatives) in the middle office as a trade support associate in both their New York and London offices. Mr. Rivoir graduated from the University of Vermont in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

Operations Team

Scott A. Bennewitz >>

Mr. Bennewitz serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for RK Capital as of January 2012, and previously served as Chief Compliance Officer & Controller, since joining the firm in September 2009. From 2007 to 2009 he acted as Chief Compliance Officer & Vice President, Finance for Welton Street Investments. From 2005 to 2007 he acted as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for Wm Smith & Company, an institutional broker/dealer. From 2002 to 2005 he served as Vice President/Assistant Controller for Curian Capital, a registered investment advisor and division of the Jackson National Life Insurance Company. Mr. Bennewitz spent eleven years in a variety of positions with Founders Asset Management, beginning as a Private Client Accountant in 1992 and leaving in 2002 as Vice-President/Controller. Mr. Bennewitz graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He received a Masters degree in Business Administration with honors from Regis University, Denver, Colorado. Mr. Bennewitz is a Certified Public Accountant.

Eric A. Brody >>

Mr. Brody serves as the Director of Operations for RK Capital as of March 2019. In 2015 Mr. Brody joined Rock Springs Capital in Baltimore, MD where he served as Vice President of Operations and Finance from 2016 to 2019 and Middle Office Associate and Assistant Trader from 2015 to 2016. From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Brody acted as Manager of Operations for CSat Investment Advisory, a long/short equity hedge fund based in Greenwich, CT. From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Brody acted as Execution Trader for Teleos Asset Management, a global macro hedge fund based in Stamford, CT. During his tenure at Teleos, he also served as an Assistant Portfolio Manager from 2007 to 2012. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Brody served as an Analyst for the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company. Mr. Brody received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY where he double-majored in Economics and English.

Amy J. Booth >>

Ms. Booth serves as the Office Manager for RK Capital, since joining the firm in October 2008. Ms. Booth joins RK most recently from EnerCom, Inc, an investor relations firm for energy companies, where she served in an administrative role in 2007. From 1990 to 2007, Ms. Booth served in several creative services, graphic design and communication capacities as an Art Director, Creative Services Director, and Graphic Designer for newsprint and print production companies. Ms. Booth attended Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colorado.

 

Investor Relations

Jamison P. Hill >>

Mr. Hill serves as Director of Investor Relations for RK Capital, since joining the firm in September 2009. From 2008 to 2009, he served as Director of Prime Finance-Capital Introduction for Citigroup Global Markets. From 2002 to 2008, Mr. Hill was with Bank of America serving as both a Principal of Capital Introduction in Banc of America Securities Prime Brokerage division in New York, NY from 2005 through 2008, and as Senior Vice President in Bank of America’s Global Marketing group at their corporate offices in Charlotte, NC from 2002 to 2005. From 2001 to 2002, he served as a Director of Marketing with Cendant Corporation. In 2001, Mr. Hill served as Director of Business Development for RightWorks Technologies, which merged with i2 Technologies. From 1999 to 2001, he served as National Account Manager and Distribution Center Manager for Boise Cascade Office Products, which merged with OfficeMax. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Hill held various managerial and supervisory positions with McMaster-Carr Supply Company. Mr. Hill received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL in 1994.