Senior Team Members
Peter Stamos is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment
Officer of Stamos Capital. Prior to founding Stamos Capital, he was the CEO
of SAI (a Perot Systems company), a Management Consultant with Booz Allen &
Hamilton and McKinsey & Company, and Chief of Staff and Chief Economist for
U.S. Senator Bill Bradley. Prior to that, he taught Economics at Harvard
University, where he received the Allyn Young Award for Teaching Excellence.
He currently serves as the Chair of the Investment Advisory Board for Major
League Baseball and served as founding Chairman of the Investment Committee
for the Board of Stanford University Hospital and Clinics.
He received a BA in Economics and Political Science from Stanford University,
where he was a Truman Scholar, received the J.E. Wallace Sterling Award, and
graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Honors and Distinction. He received a JD from
Harvard Law School with Honors and a doctorate from Oxford University, where he
was a Rhodes Scholar.
Jared Kanover is a Senior Partner and the Chief Operating Officer, General
Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Stamos Capital. He is a voting member on
the Investment Committee representing the Operational Due Diligence Team. He is
generally responsible for overseeing Stamos Capital's operations including legal
and compliance, human resources, finance and accounting, operational due diligence,
fund administration and partner relations for all pooled investment vehicles. Prior
to joining Stamos Capital in 2005, he worked with Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP in their
Investment Management Group. Prior to Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP, he was a member of
the Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Investment Management Group at Dewey
Ballantine LLP. He began his career in the corporate department of Cadwalader, Wickersham
& Taft LLP.
He received a BS in Consumer Economics/Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell
University and a JD from the New York University School of Law, where he was awarded
a full-tuition academic Dean’s Scholarship. He is a member of the Professional Advisory
Board of the New York University School of Law’s Journal of Law and Business and a member
of the New York State Bar Association.
Jeff Soukup is a Senior Partner and the Head of Partner Relations for
the Managed Account Platform at Stamos Capital. Prior to joining Stamos Capital
in 2008, he was President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer
of a public media and entertainment company where he led the company’s initial
public offering. He collectively has over two decades of experience with previous
positions including serving as California Co-Chair and an economic advisor for a
major presidential campaign, co-founder of SAI, venture capitalist with GE Equity
and H&Q Technology Partners, strategy consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton, Associate
with Kirkland & Ellis, and Legislative Counsel and chief economic advisor for Senator
He received a BA, graduating with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa, and an MA in
International Policy Studies, both from Stanford University. He also received an MBA
with a concentration in finance and a JD with Honors from the University of Chicago,
where he was a member of the University of Chicago Law Review.
Bong-Seok Choi is a Partner and the Head of the Endowment Solutions Group at
Stamos Capital. Prior to joining Stamos Capital in 2008, he worked at Wellington Management,
where he was responsible for fundamental research on the Asian property sector for
long/short and long-only portfolios. Before his role at Wellington, Bong was an Associate
at Capricorn Management, a multi-billion dollar family office, where he was responsible
for sourcing, evaluating, and executing global direct and manager investments across
all asset classes. He also served as an Associate at Orion Partners, a growth capital
and buyout firm. He began his career as a mergers and acquisitions analyst at The Bridgeford
Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Industrial Bank of Japan (later merged with The
Beacon Group). He is conversational in Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.
He received a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Ed Hannon is a Partner at Stamos Capital. Prior to joining Stamos Capital
in 2010, he was the Head of Alternative Assets Risk Management at RBC Capital Markets,
where he managed qualitative and operational due diligence reviews of hedge funds,
and evaluated and managed hedge fund portfolio risk. Prior to that, he was the Global
Head of Hedge Fund Investment Due Diligence at Merrill Lynch. He has held a number of
other investment management and trading roles in the U.S. and Japan, including serving
as the Head of Fixed Income Trading at Bank of Nova Scotia Capital Markets (Tokyo) and
as a portfolio manager at Nomura Securities where he oversaw a $3.7 billion managed account
fund of funds portfolio as well as four U.S. treasury bond funds. He began his career as a
financial consultant at Merrill Lynch and is fluent in Japanese.
He received a BS from Pennsylvania State University and is a CFA Charterholder.
Kristina Brenner is a Managing Director on the Finance Team at Stamos Capital.
Prior to joining Stamos Capital in 2004, she was a Manager with International Fund Services,
a hedge fund administrator, where she worked with hedge funds and hedge fund of funds.
She received a BS from Boston University.
Carolyn Choi is a Managing Director on the Private Capital Team at Stamos Capital.
She is responsible for managing investments in venture capital, growth equity, and
buyouts on a global basis with a primary focus on emerging markets and domestic
middle market opportunities as well as fund operating and fundraising activities.
Prior to joining Stamos Capital in 2008, she was a Vice President at Banc of America
Capital Access Funds, a fund of funds focused on underserved markets in the U.S.
Prior to that, she was a Vice President at DFJ ePlanet Ventures, DFJ's first global
information technology/life sciences venture capital fund. Her previous experience
also include roles at Salomon Smith Barney, Deutsche Banc, Alex Brown, The Yankee
Group, and the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea. She is fluent in
Korean and conversant in Mandarin and Spanish.
She received a BA and an MA from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of
Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University where she
was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow.
Kim De Lora is a Managing Director on the Finance Team at Stamos Capital.
Prior to joining Stamos Capital in 2014, she was a Global Finance Controller
with Makena Capital Management, where she oversaw the financial operations of
Makena’s flagship endowment fund and its private equity funds. Prior to Makena, she
was a Director on the Finance Team at Stamos Capital. Previously, she was a
Vice President and Controller at C.M. Capital Corporation, an investor in real estate
and private equity funds. Prior to C.M. Capital, she was a Vice President of Finance
at Spieker Properties, Inc., a formerly publicly traded REIT.
She received a BA in Business and Administration, Accounting and Information Systems
Management Options from California State University, East Bay and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Board of Economic Advisors
Myron Scholes is the Chairman of the Stamos Capital Board of Economic Advisors
and a Senior Advisor at Stamos Capital. He is the Frank E. Buck Professor of Finance Emeritus, at
the Stanford Graduate School of Business since 1995, Nobel laureate in economic
sciences, and co-originator of the Black-Scholes options pricing model. He was
awarded the Nobel Prize in 1997 for his new method of determining the value of
derivatives. He currently is an outside director for Dimensional Fund Advisors
Mutual Funds, the Board of Managers of Cutwater Asset Management, and an
outside director for American Century Mutual Funds (Mountain View). He was
Chairman of Platinum Grove Asset Management from 1999 to 2009, a Principal and
Limited Partner at Long-Term Capital Management, L.P. from 1994 to 1998, and a
Managing Director at Salomon Brothers from 1991 to 1993. Other positions he has
held include the Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Finance and Director of the
Center for Research in Security Prices at the University of Chicago, Senior
Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Professor of Finance at MIT’s
Sloan School of Management.
Michael Chisek is a Member of the Stamos Capital Board of Economic Advisors
and a Senior Advisor at Stamos Capital. Previously, he served as the
Chief Investment Officer at Stamos Capital and prior to that, he had over 25
years of experience as an investor and strategist and was a Co-Managing Partner
and Managing Director of D.C. Capital, a New York-based hedge fund that invests
in a wide range of public equities, primarily focusing on domestic industries.
Prior to that, he was a Partner at McKinsey & Co., where he developed
operating plans and programs that addressed changes in company and market
conditions in a variety of industries, including automobiles, chemicals, and
telecommunications. He also spent six years as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer,
both overseas and in Washington and has served on the board of the Washington
National Opera and the Washington International School.
He received a BA with High Honors from the University of Illinois and an MBA
from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar and a Ford Scholar as
the top graduate for 1981.