People

Joseph W. Harch is the Founder, Chairman and Managing Member of  Harch Capital Management, LLC, which is the successor to Harch Capital Management Inc., established 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.

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 the Office Manager and Corporate Bond Trading Assistant at Harch Capital Management.  Ms. Kiepe earned her BS from the University of Colorado and has been with the company since March 2011.

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.