Michael J. Barone, CFA - Equity Portfolio Manager
Mr. Barone is a Sidus co-Founder and oversees the management of the Sidus equity funds. Prior to forming Sidus, he was a Vice President and Senior Technology Analyst at Tudor Investments (1996 to 2000) focusing on the telecommunication, software, and semiconductor sectors. Before Tudor Investments, Mr. Barone was an analyst at Essex Investment Management (1993 to 1996) and ABB Investment Management (1989 to 1993), covering small and mid-cap growth companies in the telecommunication, semiconductor, and software sectors.
Mr. Barone earned his M.B.A. from City College (CUNY), and his B.A. in Engineering from Lafayette College. He holds an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance from New York University and is also a Charter Financial Analyst (CFA).
Paul C. Hackett, III - Credit Portfolio Manager
Mr. Hackett joined Sidus as a Portfolio Manager in 2009, after more than 5 years at Bank of New York (2003 to 2008), where he was a Managing Director responsible for the sales and trading efforts in convertibles while cross selling between high-yield and investment grade products. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Wasserstein Perella-Grantchester Securities (1999 to 2003) and prior to that, a Managing Director at Bankers Trust-Alex Brown (1997 to 1999). Before that period, Mr. Hackett spent several years at Lehman Brothers and JPMorgan Securities on their convertible sales trading desks. He started his Wall Street career in 1991 as an analyst at Mabon, Nugent & Co., after 4 years as a Senior Systems Consultant with Anderson Consulting. Prior to that, Mr. Hackett worked on Senator Bill Bradley’s third campaign for the U.S. Senate.
Mr. Hackett earned his B.A. in Engineering from Lafayette College.
Mark Schalles, CPA - Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Schalles holds the positon of Chief Financial Officer at the firm. Mr. Schalles was previously the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for Fairfield Advisors, LLC and its managed entities. Prior to joining Fairfield Advisors, LLC in 2006, Mr. Schalles served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for Kellogg Group, LLC and predecessor firms since 1980. While at Kellogg, Mr. Schalles served on the Firm’s Executive Committee, which oversaw all aspects of the company’s business, including risk management, compliance initiatives, new business funding, budgeting and acquisitions.
Mr. Schalles is a graduate of Bucknell University, with a B.S. in Accounting - Summa Cum Laude.