Zeke Capital Advisors Research Team
Paul M. Polries, CFA, CAIA – Partner, Head of Research
Paul M. Polries earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. Paul holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Prior to joining Zeke, Paul was Managing Director, Head of Research at Overture Investments where he led the firm’s efforts in research and selection of investment managers. Serving as the Director of Investment Research at Windermere Investment Associates, Paul directed the firm’s research process on traditional managers. Prior to joining Windermere, he served as Director of Research for Lockwood Financial Group, overseeing a group of analysts responsible for evaluating, selecting and terminating investment managers from the managed account program.
He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Philadelphia. Paul lives in West Chester, Pa., with his wife, Jeanne, and their two children.
John F. Kemmerer, CAIA – Director of Private Equity
John F. Kemmerer earned his Bachelor of Science and MBA degrees from Duke University. For the five years prior to joining Zeke, John was a Senior Research Analyst at Citi Smith Barney, focused on sourcing and researching alternative investments within the institutional consulting group.
Previously, John was a Portfolio Manager, Risk Manager and Chief Operations Officer for Carpathian Investment Group in support of its Carpathian Fund I, LP. From 1987 to 1998, John held various positions at proprietary trading firm Tague Securities Corporation. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation and has been involved in exam development for the CAIA Association.
John and his wife, Caitlin, have three children and live in Malvern, Pa. As a family, they enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities and are also active in volunteering for Chester County Council, BSA and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
Kevin J. O'Shea, Esq., CPA – Director of Hedge Funds
Kevin J. O'Shea earned his Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, from Binghamton University and an MBA from The University of Chicago. He also earned a JD degree from the University at Buffalo School of Law. Kevin is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the New York State Bar.
Kevin was most recently a Partner, Senior Vice President at Persimmon Capital and was responsible for co-managing the firm’s funds of hedge funds. Prior to Persimmon, Kevin was a Director, Senior Analyst at Radcliffe Capital Management, a multi-strategy hedge fund primarily focused on convertible bond arbitrage strategies. The firm’s assets grew to over $700 million during Kevin’s eight years at Radcliffe. Before joining Radcliffe, Kevin was a Vice President in Technology Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank in San Francisco. Before moving to San Francisco, he worked as a Vice President in Deutsche Bank’s Global Chemicals Investment Banking Group in New York. Kevin specialized in Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance during his time at Deutsche Bank. Prior to Deutsche, he was an Associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions Groups at SG Cowen and Prudential Securities.
Kevin lives in Devon, PA with his wife, Halie, and two children.
Nick Zamparelli, CFA MBA – Director of Investment Strategy
Nick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a concentration in Finance from Bucknell University and an MBA from Drexel. Prior to joining Zeke, he was an equity analyst at BlackRock where he worked on the firm's Fundamental Growth and Global Growth Equity fund teams. Nick joined Zeke in 2009 as an analyst on Zeke, LP, a privately offered long-short equity hedge fund.
Nick is a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of Philadelphia. Nick lives in Yardley, PA with his wife, Dana, and two sons.
Jason Jankosky, CFA – Senior Research Analyst
Jason F. Jankosky earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Delaware and is a CFA charterholder.
Prior to joining Zeke, Jason was a Senior Research Analyst at Citi Private Bank where he was responsible for investment manager research and selection for the firm’s domestic and offshore investment advisory programs. Previously, he worked at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and its predecessor organizations for over ten years. During this time, Jason held various roles in manager research and was an Associate Portfolio Manager responsible for managing institutional client portfolios and the firm’s proprietary sub-advised mutual fund offerings.
Jason is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Philadelphia. He lives in Avondale, PA with his wife, Meg.
Andrew E.F. Gordon, CFA, MBA – Investment Analyst
Andrew studied social theory and philosophy at Harvard College and then earned an MBA at Columbia Business School. He is a member of Columbia's Value Investing Program (Class of '13) and is a CFA charterholder.
Andrew is a generalist equities analyst who focuses primarily on the Consumer and Healthcare sectors. Prior to joining Zeke in early 2015, Andrew worked as a Transports sell side analyst at Wolfe Research, as an intern at CastleRock Management, and in various roles at JPMorgan. Andrew lives in Philadelphia and enjoys basketball, squash, and golf.
Joseph Bodnar – Investment Analyst
Joseph Bodnar graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with a minor in Economics from Saint Joseph’s University in 2009. Upon graduation, he joined Citco Funds as a member of the financial reporting team preparing financial statements for hedge fund clients. While at Saint Joseph’s, Joseph was a four-year member of the university’s soccer team.