Jeffrey Izenman is a Managing Director of the Sterling Partners public markets initiatives and is involved in strategic planning. Jeff is an employee of Sterling Fund Management and has responsibilities for other investment management initiatives within various Sterling affiliates. Jeff has 24 years of Senior Executive experience at investment management firms in the long-only and hedge fund arenas. He was the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of BRI Partners LLC, a venture capital/seeding firm for early stage and emerging hedge fund managers, the Executive Vice President of Rabar Market Research, a hedge fund specializing in quantitative investment strategies in global derivative markets, and the Executive Vice President of Zuckerman Investment Group, a long-only all cap equity value manager. Prior to that, Jeff was a Partner in the Financial Services Group of the law firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. He also served as the Chairman of the Managed Funds Association, a leading trade association and lobbying organization for the hedge fund industry, and was a member of the Business Conduct Committee of the National Futures Association. Jeff received a BS in Accountancy with High Honors from the University of Illinois and a JD, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School. He has also passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountants Examination.