Jerry del Missier founded Copper Street Capital in July 2015. Mr. del Missier is responsible for overseeing all investment activities within the firm and setting the firm’s strategic direction. He has extensive experience in the financial services industry including business acquisition, growth, restructuring and reengineering. Prior to founding Copper Street, Mr. del Missier was Co-Chief Executive Officer of Barclays Corporate & Investment Bank and subsequently, Chief Operating Officer for Barclays Bank Plc (1997-2012). During his time at Barclays he held various executive leadership positions and he played a key leadership role in the acquisition and integration of Lehman Brothers and the post-crisis restructuring of the bank. Previously, Mr. del Missier was a Senior Managing Director of Derivative Products for Bankers Trust (1988-1997). Mr. del Missier started his career at Scotiabank (1987-1988) in Toronto. Mr. del Missier holds an MBA from Queens University (1987) and a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Queens University (1985).
Justin Bull joined Copper Street Capital as a Senior Advisor in 2015, and became Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) and a Partner in September 2016. As COO, Mr. Bull is responsible for managing Copper Street’s business functions and covering all non-investment activities within the firm. Prior to Copper Street, Mr. Bull was Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff for Barclays Corporate & Investment Bank (1997-2015). During his tenure at Barclays (1993-2015), Mr. Bull held a number of senior leadership positions across investment banking. He brings expertise in building robust infrastructure and governance frameworks. Prior to Barclays, Mr. Bull was Director of European Futures Sales at Morgan Stanley (1993-1997). Mr. Bull holds an MBA from London Guildhall University (1993) and a BSc in Biology and Psychology from St. Mary’s College (1985).
Hedge Fund Team
Edouard Quilliou joined Copper Street Capital in March 2016 as an Analyst. Mr. Quilliou started his career as a Credit Research Analyst covering European Banks at Morgan Stanley (2014-2015). Mr. Quilliou holds a MSc in Finance (2013) and a BSc in Economics from the Universite Paris 2 Pantheon-Assas. Mr. Quilliou has passed the three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst program (CFA).
Stanley Shillington joined Copper Street Capital in January 2021 as an Analyst. Prior to joining Copper Street Capital, Mr. Shillington worked as an Insurance Analyst for Twelve Capital (2017-2020). He holds a BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance (2015) from the London School of Economics. Mr. Shillington has passed the three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst program (CFA).
Private Equity Team
Massimo Araldi joined Copper Street Capital in October 2016 as a Managing Director. Mr. Araldi is responsible for sourcing, executing and managing strategic investment opportunities. Since joining the company, Mr. Araldi and the team completed the acquisition of a debt purchase/collection business, MMF/Lantern. Prior to joining Copper Street Capital, Mr. Araldi was a Managing Director at StormHarbour Securities (2013-2016) where he was responsible for bank’s deleveraging and non-core assets disposals across Europe. Before StormHarbour, Mr. Araldi held a senior role in the Financial Institutions Group at Deutsche Bank in London for ten years where he advised many European financial institutions on M&A, cross-border transactions and capital raisings. Mr. Araldi started his career in the Financial Institutions Group at Schroders Salomon Smith Barney in London (1998-2002). Mr. Araldi holds an M.B.A. from CASS Business School in London and a BSc in Economics from the University of Bologna.
Elliot Tahmasebi joined Copper Street Capital in 2019 as part of the Private Equity team. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Tahmasebi was a member of the Financial Institutions and Financial Technology Group at Credit Suisse in London where he advised on mergers & acquisitions and capital markets transactions. Mr. Tahmasebi is a specialist in the asset & wealth management and insurance sectors. Mr. Tahmasebi holds a BSc in Chemistry from University College London.
Vladimir Youdine joined Copper Street Capital in January 2021. Prior to joining Copper Street Capital, Mr. Youdine worked in the Financial Institutions Group and the Financial Sponsors Group at Credit Suisse (2016 – 2020). Mr. Youdine holds a BSc in Management from the London School of Economics (2016).
Business Management Team
Sharon Whitehouse-Faux joined Copper Street Capital at inception as Chief of Staff. Prior to Copper Street, Mrs. Whitehouse-Faux was Head of HR for the Corporate and Investment Banking (Europe) division of Barclays Bank (1998-2014). She held a number of leadership positions in human resources within Barclays and has extensive experience of supporting business build-outs, restructures and mergers. Mrs. Whitehouse-Faux holds a Post Graduate Diploma in HR Management from Thames Valley University (1997), and a BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management from Nottingham Trent University (1994).
Kevin McCormack joined Copper Street Capital in October 2016. Mr. McCormack is responsible for the daily operations of the Fund. He brings an extensive amount of operational experience in trade booking, settlements, reconciliations, confirmations, and implementation of portfolio management systems. Prior to Copper Street, Mr. McCormack was Head of Operations at Altima Partners (2012-2016). Previously, he held various consulting roles to different hedge funds including ARC Asset Management, Troy Asset Management and GLG Group (2003-2012). Mr. McCormack holds a BSc in Business Studies with Sport Sciences from Brunel University (2003).
Glaiza Marquez joined Copper Street Capital in November 2018 as the firm’s Financial Controller. She is a qualified accountant with extensive audit experience having joined Ernst & Young in 2006. Ms. Marquez was at E&Y in various geographies specialising in wealth and asset management and has worked on IFRS, UK GAAP and US GAAP entities across hedge funds and private equity. Ms .Marquez is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy in the Philippines and is a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mike Tuke joined Copper Street Capital in October 2020 as Director of Marketing. Prior to Copper Street, Mr Tuke was a Co-Founder of Ex-Ante Partnership, an FCA registered private investment office and co-investment business (2016-2020). Mr Tuke has held a number of senior Marketing, Sales and Product Specialist roles (Fortress Investment Group & Sterling Strategic Value Limited) after beginning his career on the buy-side at Gottex Fund Management, a traditional fund of hedge funds. He has extensive experience across marketing, investor relations, fund allocation and business development. Mr Tuke holds a BSc (Hons) in Geography from Loughborough University.