Mr. Walling joined Otter Creek Management in May 2011 as an investment professional and co-founded Otter Creek Advisors in 2014. Prior to joining Otter Creek Management, Mr. Walling worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. as a Global Investment Research Associate from August 2009 through May 2011 and as a Global Investment Research Analyst from July 2006 through July 2009. 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 BS in Finance from Lehigh University in 2006.
Mr. Reed is a Principal and Portfolio Manager with the Advisor. Mr. Reed joined the investment advisor in September 2016 and served as an investment professional. Prior to joining Otter Creek Advisors, Mr. Reed worked at Tetrem Capital Management, a Canadian investment firm based in Winnipeg, MB and Boston, MA, as Head of Trading from March 2013 through September 2016. Prior to that Mr. Reed spent time at LPL Financial in the research department, and with Needham and Company. While at Needham and Co. Mr. Reed performed in-depth fundamental research and analysis for Financial Technology, and IT Hardware companies. Mr. Reed started his career with Westfield Capital Management as an Assistant Trader. Mr. Reed received his BS in Business Administration from The University of Maine in 2007. Mr. Reed is also a CFA Charter holder.
Mr. Williams joined Otter Creek Management in September 2009 and co-founded Otter Creek Advisors in 2014. Prior to joining Otter Creek, he was a principal and co-founder of Ironworks Capital Management which was founded in 2005. In addition, Mr. Williams served as a Director for the OTC option business at IXIS Securities North America. Prior to joining IXIS, Mr. Williams worked with the Equity Derivatives Group at DLJ that was subsequently merged into Credit Suisse. From 1993 to December 1999, Mr. Williams served as Head of Business Development for San Francisco Sentry Investment Group, a multi-family office, located in San Francisco. Mr. Williams received a BA in History from the University of New Hampshire in 1989.
Mr. Beals joined Otter Creek in 2012 as Director of Operations. In August of 2015, Mr. Beals was promoted to Chief Compliance Officer. Previous to joining Otter Creek, he was a Vice President at Deutsche Bank Alternative Fund Services in Boston Massachusetts. From 2007 to 2012, he held various positions with HedgeWorks (and subsequently Deutsche Bank) including managing client integrations in Boston, Dublin and Singapore. He also designed and implemented various global processes to increase efficiencies and decrease operational risk. From 2001 to 2007, he was with Mellon Financial Services where he eventually ended up supervising a team of individuals calculating daily net asset values for a Fortune 500’s 401k and pension plan. He started his career in the financial industry with Investor’s Bank and Trust in 2000. Mr. Beals received his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Syracuse University.
Ms. Gaudino has been with Otter Creek Advisors since 2009. She began her career in marketing including public relations, event management and sales support with firms in New York and Florida. She transitioned into operations with the firm and has expanded her responsibilities into her current role as Operations Associate. Ms. Gaudino received her B.S. in Journalism Communications from St. John’s University in 2000.