Groups: Business & Operations

Cindy Peters

Cindy is Executive Assistant to the Managing Member at Pura Vida. Prior to joining the firm, Cindy  supported C-suite executives and served in the roles of Executive Assistant, Staffing Manager and Chief of Staff, building direct relationships with some of the leading professionals in the executive search industry, while working with some of the leading …

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Tom Marino

Tom is an Accounting Manager at Pura Vida. Prior to joining the firm in 2022, Tom worked at One William Street Capital Management, a diversified portfolio of structured credit with over $5 billion of assets under management. At One William Street he was an Associate and served as the Fund Controller for the Private Funds …

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Jordan Fulgoni

Jordan is the Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the Research Team at Pura Vida. Prior to joining the firm in 2021, Jordan supported C-Suite Executives and Partners in both PE and Investment Banking since 2015, at firms including Davidson Kempner, Perella Weinberg Partners and White Deer Energy.  Prior to that, she supported a VP …

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Nick Crystal

Nick is a Business Development & Investor Relations Associate at Pura Vida. Prior to joining in 2021, Nick was an Associate at Societe Generale on the Capital Introductions team, working with both hedge funds and institutional investors. Previously, he began his career as a Sales Analyst on the FX Derivatives flow desk at Societe Generale, …

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Melissa Balaban

Melissa serves as Chief Operating Officer at Pura Vida. Prior to joining in 2021, she was the Director of IR and Marketing at ITE Management, an investment firm with $1.8 billion under management, specializing in industrial transportation related assets and companies. There she was responsible for managing the firm’s capital raising and investor relations effort …

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Matt Manno

Matt is Assistant Controller at Pura Vida. Prior to joining the firm in 2021, Matt worked at ExodusPoint Capital Management, a multi-strategy hedge fund with over $13 billion of assets under management. At ExodusPoint he was a Senior Fund Accountant in charge of building out the fund accounting processes since the Fund’s launch in 2018. …

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Pedro Morais

Pedro is the Operations Manager at Pura Vida. Prior to joining the firm in 2021, Pedro was most recently the Operations Manager at JD Capital Management, a global volatility hedge fund based in Greenwich, CT, where he oversaw a team responsible for providing middle office support to the portfolio managers and execution traders, as well …

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Sarah Elkin

Sarah leads Pura Vida’s People and Culture, overseeing recruiting, selection, employee engagement and corporate social responsibility. Prior to joining in 2013, she worked with a healthcare equity research team at Diamondback Capital, a $5 billion multi-manager investment advisor, and at Sivik Global Healthcare, a dedicated healthcare hedge fund. Sarah received her M.S. from New York …

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Anne Corey Ahl

Anne leads Pura Vida’s marketing and investor relations efforts. Prior to joining in 2018, Anne worked in marketing and investor relations at GCM Grosvenor (f/k/a Credit Suisse CFIG), a diversified alternative asset management firm with $50 billion of assets under management. There, her work spanned the firm’s private equity, real estate and infrastructure businesses, managing …

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Zach Canonico

Zach is Director of Operations at Pura Vida Investments. Before joining Pura Vida in 2020, Zach held a leadership role as Vice President of Portfolio Management Operations at AQR, a global quantitative investment firm with $150 billion of assets under management. Prior to that, he spent 10 years as Head of Portfolio Finance at Blue …

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