STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Genesis Capital Partners, an emerging asset manager specializing in equity long short market neutral strategies is pleased to announce that Michelle Russell Johnson has joined as a Partner and Global Head of Business Development and Investor Relations. In this newly created position, Johnson reports to Bob DeFranco, Founding Partner and CIO. DeFranco is building a multi-manager platform, leveraging his experience leading portfolio manager teams and designing and implementing proprietary trading and risk systems while at hedge funds such as Millennium Management, SAC and Moore Capital.
"We welcome Michelle as a key member of our leadership team and given her top-tier experience and track record, we are confident that she will strengthen our presence with investors," Mr. DeFranco said.
Ms. Johnson has asset management experience in sales, marketing and investor relations with pre-eminent firms specializing in alternative investments. She was previously a Senior Vice President at Paulson & Co. and most recently a Principal and Director of Marketing at JANA Partners. She holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is an active fund raiser for several not-for profit organizations.
"With thirty years of investment experience at some of the world's most respected hedge funds, Bob is creating a world class asset management organization with a collaborative culture and I am proud and delighted to join the team," said Johnson.
About Genesis Capital Partners
Genesis Capital Partners is a Stamford, CT based asset manager specializing in equity long short market neutral strategies. Genesis employs in-depth fundamental analysis and a disciplined systematic approach to allocating capital and sizing positions across sectors. The Fund's objective is to generate strong and consistent risk–adjusted absolute returns with reduced volatility and minimal correlation to broad market indices. For more information, please see www.genesiscappartners.com
SOURCE Genesis Capital Partners