Robert Kramer is a founder and Managing Member of Off Road Capital Management. In 2005, he founded Altitude Capital Partners. As the Managing Partner, he pioneered intellectual property as an asset class in the technology space, generating top decile returns. Five years after he founded the firm, he formed a strategic partnership with Apple, creating Altitude’s last portfolio company. The portfolio company later sold the majority of its assets to a public company, RPX Corporation. Prior to Altitude, Mr. Kramer served as a Managing Director for Fortress Investment Group’s Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund, where he specialized in litigation claims and other illiquid eclectic investments. Before that, Mr. Kramer was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch & Co., where he specialized in leveraged finance and communications.
Mr. Kramer earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and a B.S. with honors from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Gideon King is a founder and Managing Member of Off Road Capital Management. He was the former CEO/CIO and Principal of Loeb King Capital Management, a multi-strategy asset management firm managing assets of up to $1.4 billion. Loeb King’s flagship fund earned a 12.35% net internal rate of return with 6.49% volatility since its inception until November 2014.* During his time at Loeb King, Mr. King was lauded by Institutional Investor Magazine for being a responsible investor in periods of financial crisis. Being an integral part of a multi-asset-class vehicle for over 20 years accounts for Mr. King’s vast experience in a variety of areas, including global public and private assets, DIP Loans, trade claims, banks debt, arcane debt-linked and equity-linked instruments, public special situations and risk-arbitrage, litigation investments and vehicles, activist investments, SPACs, options, and other derivatives.
Mr. King received his Bachelor of the Arts degree in English from Northwestern University in 1992.
Denis Reshetnev is a Vice President of Off Road Capital Management. Mr. Reshetnev joined Off Road Capital Management at the firm’s inception in 2016 as the first non-founding member of the investment team. Prior to joining Off Road, Mr. Reshetnev was an Associate at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi’s (MUFG) Corporate Advisory group within its Investment Banking division, where he was responsible for analyzing and underwriting M&A financing and other event-driven transactions. Prior to MUFG, Mr. Reshetnev worked as an investment banker at FBR Capital Markets where he focused on M&A and equity-linked capital raises.
Mr. Reshetnev received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University in 2013.
Arti Vula is a Senior Associate of Off Road Capital Management. Mr. Vula joined Off Road in 2020 as part of its investment team, helping originate, underwrite, and execute new investments as well as support the existing portfolio. Prior to Off Road, he was the first non-founding investment team member at Battle Investment Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm focused on defense/government, aerospace, industrial, and telecom markets. While there, Mr. Vula executed transactions within the core defense/government platforms and helped drive investments into new markets such as cyber and telecom.
David Hampson is the Chief Financial Officer of Off Road Capital Management. Mr. Hampson has over 25 years of experience in the investment management business, including 14 years serving as a Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hampson has worked at a number of leading investment firms, to include Loeb King Capital Management, a firm he re-joined after working there previously as Controller and Vice President. Prior to re-joining Loeb, Mr. Hampson founded and was a principal at Credit Spread Analytics and served as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. Before founding Credit Spread Analytics, he was the Controller at Anchorage Advisors.
He earned a B.B.A. from Adelphi University and is a member of the AICPA and NYSSCPA.
Jacob Bloch joined Off Road Capital Management as an Associate in 2018.
Mr. Bloch attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied Economics with a concentration in Finance.
One of our objectives is to expose Off Road partners to industries and asset classes to which most family offices and institutions are not privy. We believe such niche opportunities can provide attractive returns without stock market volatility and high correlation to traditional asset classes. We are prepared to take intelligent calculated risks and adopt “out of the box thinking.” From years of experience we have learned that impressive returns can be generated by focusing on smaller niche assets that are difficult to source, diligence, and structure. We believe that illiquidity can be an alpha-generative asset which many in the investment world simply cannot exploit because of structural impediments and asset-liability matching hurdles.
Simply, we are “Off Road” investors that have unstinting conviction in the idea that through a vigorous search process we attempt to find uncommon mispriced assets with upside optionality by partnering with best-in-class and ethical operators, asset managers, and industry specialists.
Off Road Capital Management sits at the nexus between those in search of differentiated investments and those with unique business models in need of flexible capital.
Off Road’s investor-base includes substantial family offices, investing institutions, and household name high-net-worth individuals. Our sophisticated and well-capitalized investor base affords us the ability to execute on “co-investment” opportunities of significant scale and of atypical nature.
Off Road is a solution for niche businesses and asset classes in need of strategic and creative capital to permit growth.
Where We Typically Invest
- Investment Size: $10-40 million
- Agnostic to structure and instrument: debt, preferred equity, straight equity, contractual cash flow instruments
- Investment Durations: 3-10 years
- Governance: Control and minority positions with high visibility into business process with board representation if appropriate
- Areas of interest: credit / cash flow assets, industry niches, specialty finance/insurance, special situations, litigation claims, energy, real estate
Off Road invests in uncommon risk-return profiles that have “visible returns,” or cash flow streams and stores of value that can be identified with probing research, an examination of history, and high-touch fact-finding.
Which Act as a Catalyst for Off Road
Out of Favor Industries
How Off Road Gains Exposure
To create a well-diversified portfolio which has the following attributes
North American Helium
Colorado Hot Springs Facility
Multifamily Opportunity Zone
Energy Leasehold Interests and Mineral Rights
Fall Protection Equipment
Audio Streaming App
San Juan Office Building
TV & Film Services Company
International Litigation and Arbitration
Hard Money Real Estate Lending
Merchant Cash Advances
David L. Cohen
Adam Fisher is the Founder and Chief Investor Officer of Commonwealth Asset Management, an investment platform with separate but complimentary products in the two business lines of Global Macro and Real Estate.
Over the last 16 years, Adam has successfully built and led numerous investment management practices across both public and private markets. Prior to launching Commonwealth, from 2017 to 2019, Adam served as the Global Head of Macro and Real Estate at Soros Fund Management. Prior to joining Soros, Adam co-founded and served as the CIO of Commonwealth Opportunity Capital (“CWOC”), a global macro hedge fund, from its inception in November 2008 until it began the process of returning capital to investors in July 2017 when the investment team moved to Soros. CWOC had approximately $2.3 billion AUM at its closing and 25 employees across 3 office locations. The firm offered two comingled global macro hedge funds as well as multiple co-investment opportunities in both the liquid and illiquid space. Before CWOC, Adam co-founded Orient Property Group in 2006 focusing on investments throughout the Asia Pacific region and before that from 2003 to 2006, Adam co-founded Irongate Capital Partners, a property investment and development firm. Irongate and its predecessor entity were involved in property transactions in Florida, California, Hawaii, Mexico, and Canada. Prior to founding Irongate, Adam worked in New York for two private equity firms, NMS Capital and TD Capital, as well as a risk arbitrage firm affiliated with Reservoir Capital.
Adam holds a JD/MBA from Columbia University and serves on the Columbia University Richman Center for Business, Law and Public Policy Advisory Board. He received his B.S. from Washington University in St. Louis.
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