Michael De Santis has more than forty years of professional investment experience. He began his investment career as an analyst responsible for the technology industry at Title Insurance & Trust Company in Los Angeles in the early 1970s. Prior to that he worked in financial and corporate planning for Burroughs Corporation, a major computer company. He later moved to the sell-side as an analyst with G.S. Grumman & Associates, a leading research boutique based in Boston. From 1979 to 1984, Mr. De Santis was a founding partner for Robertson, Stephens & Company, an investment banking firm specializing in technology. He then became a Managing Director of Alex. Brown & Sons and led the firm’s technology research effort before founding De Santis Capital Management LLC in 1990, a precursor firm to Hangar 4 Partners LLC. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds both B.A. and M.A. degrees in Economics from UCLA.
Michael P. De Santis, Co-Managing Member
Bruce M. Lupatkin, Co-Managing Member
Bruce Lupatkin was the General Partner of North Bay Technology Partners, a precursor firm to Hangar 4 Partners LLC, from 1998 through 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Lupatkin was Director of Research for Hambrecht & Quist (H&Q) a major bracket investment banking firm specializing in technology, life sciences, branded consumer and services companies. Mr. Lupatkin was the Director of Research and Technology Strategist for H&Q from 1994 to 1998. From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Lupatkin was co-director of Research and Technology Strategist (responsible for the technology, consumer and services segments of the H&Q research department). He served on H&Q’s Commitment Committee and Operating Committee from 1992 to 1998. From 1984 to 1992, Mr. Lupatkin was a leading technology analyst for H&Q covering a wide array of industry groups including defense electronics, the personal computer industry and the enterprise software industry. Prior to joining H&Q, Mr. Lupatkin was a technology analyst for Boettcher & Co. and a Systems Engineer at IBM. He holds a BS from the University of Michigan and MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.