Joseph W. Harch is the Founder, Chairman and Managing Member of Harch Capital Management, LLC, which he founded in 1991. In this capacity, Mr. Harch has functioned as a research analyst, investment strategist and portfolio manager for Harch Capital’s high yield fixed income and equity accounts since 1991. Mr. Harch, formerly a Certified Public Accountant, has been in the securities business since 1979. Between 1979 and 1991, Mr. Harch was a senior investment banker with the firms of Bateman Eichler, Hill Richards, Prudential Bache Securities, Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc. (“Drexel Burnham”) and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc. During his tenure at these firms, Mr. Harch originated, processed and marketed in aggregate more than $15 billion of equity, convertible debt and high yield debt offerings and exchanges. Since 1982, Mr. Harch’s career has been concentrated in the non‑investment grade debt sector. From October 1988 through February 1990, Mr. Harch was the National High Yield Sales Manager at Drexel Burnham, where he managed its high yield sales force and syndicate department and was responsible for new account development and origination. At Drexel, Mr. Harch was responsible for structuring and selling equity securities (common and preferred stock), convertible debt and all types of debt securities (bank loans and subordinated debt). He was also an active mergers and acquisitions and restructuring adviser to many large corporations. Joe’s experience has driven the investment philosophy at Harch Capital- to identify and invest in companies with large market share, the ability to generate free cash flow, possess strong collateral bases, and the ability to access alternative capital sources. Mr. Harch graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 1975 with a BA in Finance and was a Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Young & Company in New York City before entering the securities industry.
Jeffrey H. Hill is an Executive Vice President and the Head Trader of Harch Capital, a position he has held since 1994. Mr. Hill has been actively involved in the high yield securities market since 1975. In the late 1970s, Mr. Hill served as both a research analyst and portfolio manager in high yield fixed income securities and was among the first published high yield bond research analysts. From 1981 to 1989, Mr. Hill headed the high yield bond departments (including sales, trading and acting as Director of Research) at Prudential Bache Securities (1981 to 1983), Shearson Lehman (1983 to 1988) and Smith Barney Harris Upham (1988 to 1990). In these positions, Mr. Hill was responsible for the investment of hundreds of millions of U.S. Dollars of each firm’s capital in high yield securities and for pricing and marketing approximately $1.0 billion of new issue, high yield bonds. From 1990 to 1994, Mr. Hill was a Senior Salesman in the High Yield Bond Department of Alex. Brown & Sons. Mr. Hill is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Pennsylvania State University and holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mary Ide joined Harch Capital in April 2005 as an Executive Vice President. Ms. Ide has been actively involved in the less-than-investment grade credit markets for over 25 years. Prior to joining Harch Capital, Ms. Ide worked in high yield trading and sales for several major brokerage houses including Shearson-Lehman Brothers, Alex Brown and Miller Tabak. Ms. Ide earned her BA from Smith College.
Gabriel "Buddy" Gengler is an Executive Vice President of Harch Capital Management, LLC a position he has held since September 2006 as Vice President with responsibilities as credit analyst and assistant portfolio manager. Mr. Gengler possesses a BS in Management (with a minor in Systems Engineering) from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Touro University International. Prior to joining Harch, Mr. Gengler served as a platoon leader, executive officer, and commander in the US Army and was awarded the Bronze Star for combat service in Iraq. As an Army Captain, Mr. Gengler managed both large scale combat and logistics operations and his responsibilities included unit financial reporting and budget requirements. After sustaining a lower leg injury in Iraq, Mr. Gengler was honorably discharged from the Army and joined Ernst and Young as a consultant focusing on Sarbanes- Oxley compliance, financial operations, and business process review across multiple industries. Mr. Gengler is also a Managing Director at MidMarket Capital Partners, a joint venture between Harch Capital Management and American Money Management Corporation (a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Financial Group, Ticker: AFG). At MidMarket Capital Partners, Mr. Gengler leads deal sourcing, due diligence structuring for a $200 million portfolio of middle market senior secure, subordinated and mezzanine loans. For more information please visit MidMarket Capital Partners website: www.midmarketcapitalpartners.com
Tony Lyons recently joined Harch Capital Management's (“HCM”) senior management team as the Director of Business Development. Prior to HCM, from 2007 until 2012, he was a Principal Partner at Beanpot Financial Services, a Broker Dealer and Investment Advisory Firm. From 1994 through 2006, Mr. Lyons was the founding Partner and a Managing Director with Baymount Capital Resources, a Registered Investment Advisor with offices in Calgary, Alberta and Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Lyons began his career in the securities industry with Dean Witter Reynolds in 1982. Currently Mr. Lyons is a registered series 7 and series 24 principal with FINRA. Mr. Lyons brings 25+ years of experience raising capital across the debt, hedge fund, private equity and venture capital industries to HCM. Mr Lyons was educated at the University of Massachusetts and later at the University of Grenoble, France. During his time in France he played in the Euro Professional Hockey League.
Anna P. Paine (formerly Corson) is currently the acting Controller of Harch Capital. She is the owner of Anna P. Corson, P.A., an accounting and audit firm serving the greater West Palm Beach area since 1998. Mrs. Paine began her audit career in 1993 with the international firm, Deloitte and Touche, LLP, with a focus on audits of public companies. She left Deloitte to establish a local CPA practice offering high quality accounting and audit services to small and medium-sized companies. Her services primarily include outsourced CFO or controller services; assistance with significant accounting projects; outsourced auditor services; assistance with financial statement preparation; and quarterly financial statement reviews. Mrs. Paine holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of South Florida and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Florida with a major in finance. She has been a certified public accountant in the State of Florida since 1994.
Lotte Kiepe is a Trading Assistant for Harch Capital Management, a position that she has held since March 2011. Ms. Kiepe earned her BS from the University of Colorado.
Josh Pontoriero is an Analyst for Harch Capital, a position he has held since 2012. Mr. Pontoriero graduated with a BA in Criminology and a BBA in Finance from Florida Atlantic University.
Tyler Harch is an Analyst for Harch Capital, a position he has held since January 2013. Mr Harch graduated with a BA in Economics with Business emphasis from the University of Colorado.