Jeffrey Izenman is an employee of Sterling Fund Management and his responsibilities include strategic planning for various investment management affiliates of Sterling involved in public markets initiatives. Jeff has 28 years of Senior Executive experience at investment management firms in the hedge fund arena. 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 and the Executive Vice President of Rabar Market Research, a hedge fund specializing in quantitative investment strategies in global derivative markets. 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, the 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.