Redwood Investments, LLC

One Gateway Center, Suite 802

Newton, MA 02458

Tel: (617) 467-3000

Fax: (617) 581-6677

The Redwood Team

Investing

Jennifer Silver, CFA

Co-cio, Founder & Managing Partner

Ms. Silver co-founded Redwood Investments in 2004 and is responsible for day-to-day management of the firm. She serves as Co-CIO and Portfolio Manager/Analyst.  Previously, Ms. Silver was a Managing Director and Head of Growth Equity for Neuberger Berman where she launched the firm’s growth investing capabilities.  Prior to Neuberger Berman, she spent 16 years at Putnam Investments culminating with a senior leadership role as a Managing Director. 

Education: Stanford University MBA, Wellesley College BA

MIChael Mufson, CFA

Co-cio, Founder & Managing Partner

Mr. Mufson co-founded Redwood Investments in 2004 and is responsible for day-to-day management of the firm. He serves as Co-CIO and Portfolio Manager/Analyst.  Before Redwood, Mr. Mufson was a Managing Director at Putnam Investments and a member of the Executive Committee.  At Putnam, he managed Small and Large Cap strategies.  He began his career at Stein Roe & Farnham where he was a research analyst and portfolio manager for the Liberty Utility Fund.

Education:  Emory University MBA, Vanderbilt University BA

Valerie Klaiman, CFA

Portfolio Manager & Analyst 

Ms. Klaiman joined Redwood Investments in 2004 and serves as Portfolio Manager/Analyst.  Ms. Klaiman was previously a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager for Moody Lynn & Company, a Portfolio Manager at Brown Brothers Harriman, and a security analyst for Arkwright Insurance. She began her career with Citibank.

Education: MIT Sloan School of Management MSM, Cornell University BA

Mr. Makkas joined Redwood Investments in 2018 as a Portfolio Manager/Analyst for Redwood’s domestic equity strategies. His primary research coverage includes health care and industrials. Mr. Makkas was previously the Lead Portfolio Manager for the Beacon Growth Equity Team at Wells Fargo Assets Management and had previously held roles as Senior Analyst with Alydar Capital and Co-Lead Portfolio Manager/Analyst for the Small/Mid Cap Team at State Street Global Advisors.  


Education: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, MBA - Bucknell University, BA,

Alexi makkas

Portfolio Manager & Analyst 

Ezra Samet, CFA

Portfolio Manager & Analyst 

Mr. Samet joined Redwood Investments in 2006 and serves as Portfolio Manager/Analyst.  Previously, Mr. Samet worked as an associate at Rochester Management Corp., a commercial real estate firm, conducting market research and feasibility studies for commercial properties.

Education: Columbia University BA

Donald smith, CFA

Portfolio Manager & Analyst 

Mr. Smith joined Redwood in 2018 as a Portfolio Manager/Analyst for Redwood’s non-US strategies.  Most recently, he was the CIO of Global Emerging Markets at BNP Paribas Asset Management where he led two Global Emerging Market portfolios.  Prior to BNP, Mr. Smith was the lead portfolio manager on the Turner Investments’ Emerging Markets Equity Portfolio and a Portfolio Manager on their Global and International Growth Portfolio and their Resource and Infrastructure Long/Short Fund. Also an accomplished rower, Mr. Smith was a member of the US National Rowing team where he competed for the US in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics. 

 

Education: MIT Sloan School of Management, MBA - Syracuse University, BA

Tony Sutton

Portfolio Manager & Analyst 

Mr. Sutton joined Redwood Investments in 2010 and serves as Portfolio Manager/Analyst.  Prior to Redwood, Mr. Sutton was a Managing Director at Putnam Investments where he served as Portfolio Manager of the Putnam Small Cap Growth Fund.  He began his investment career at Fidelity Investments and following graduate school, he managed growth portfolios for private clients.  Mr. Sutton is a combat-decorated former US Marine, specializing in intelligence with tours served in the Middle East and Central America. ​

Education: MIT Sloan School of Management MBA, Monmouth College BA

Jonathan farber, CFA

Analyst 

Mr. Farber joined Redwood Investments in 2018 as an Analyst for Redwood’s non-US strategies.  His primary research coverage includes consumer discretionary, consumer staples, industrials, and telecom.   Prior to Redwood, Mr. Farber was an Investment Analyst at Sands Capital Management covering global consumer stocks.  He began his investment career at Cambridge Associates where he was a Senior Consulting Associate.

 

Education: Hamilton College, BA

Susan Cha

Investment Associate 

Ms. Cha joined Redwood’s Operations Team in 2016 and in 2019, she became a member of the International Investment team.  In her role, Ms. Cha is responsible for research of Non-US equities. She graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelors of Science degree in business administration and a concentration in accounting.

Education: Northeastern University, BS; CFA Level I Candidate

Yuda Goodman

Quantitative Analyst & Trader

Mr. Goodman rejoined Redwood in 2016 as a Quantitative Analyst and Trader.  He previously worked as a Trader at Redwood between 2010-2012.  In addition, Mr. Goodman spent several summers interning at Redwood.  Previously, he served in an elite Intelligence Unit (8200) of the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) where he operated in  a complex technological environment managing and analyzing data utilizing a variety of sophisticated high tech instruments and devices.​

Education: Tel Aviv University BS/BA

Colin Dwyer

head Trader

Mr. Dwyer serves as Head Trader and is responsible for the firm’s global trading infrastructure, system, and processes.  In addition to his day-to-day trading responsibilities, he manages the desk and oversees relationships with our sell-side partners.  Prior to Redwood, Mr. Dwyer was employed as a manager at the specialty retail company Magic Beans.  As the company’s top salesperson and a leader and mentor in store operations, Mr. Dwyer cultivated a significant client base and guided the company through a high growth period.

Education: Central Connecticut State University BA

Donald Pound III

Trader

Mr. Pound serves as trader on our global trading desk and works closely with our Head Trader in finding ways to innovate our trading systems and infrastructure.  Prior to joining Redwood, Mr. Pound began his career at State Street within the Trade Operations department.  He then joined Leerink Partners LLC, where he continued to develop his equity trading and operational background.

Education: Bridgewater State University BS

Compliance

Steve FlammeY

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. Flammey is responsible for the firm’s day-to-day financial management, compliance with all regulatory filings, and oversight of the Redwood compliance program.  Prior to Redwood, Mr. Flammey worked at Fidelity Investments where he was Director of Finance for Fidelity Ventures (Fidelity’s ventures capital group) and before that the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund.  In both roles, he had responsibility for finance, accounting, tax, and related compliance issues.  Prior to Fidelity, he worked in corporate finance and commercial banking. 

Education: Babson College MBA, University of Virginia BS

Operations

Susan Lim

Operations Manager

Ms. Lim leads back office operations responsibilities plus supports compliance and reporting functions.  As part of her reporting role, Ms. Lim manages the firm’s account reconciliation and reporting processes.  Before joining Redwood, Ms. Lim began her career at State Street working in custody fund accounting and financial reporting.  Ms. Lim then moved to the investment management side, working at KKR and DDJ Capital. 

Education: Brandeis University BA

Marketing & Client Services

John Schwartz

Director Of Marketing & Client Service

Mr. Schwartz is responsible for increasing the firm's distribution partners by broadening the firm’s relationships with consultants, sub-advisors, broker-dealers, registered investment advisers, and family offices.  Mr. Schwartz previously led the North American Equity Sales Team for State Street Global Markets where he sold asset allocation and quantitative research.  He also worked at Goldman Sachs for over 15 years where he was charged with providing fundamental research to several of the firm’s largest clients.

Education: Harvard Business School MBA, Georgetown University AB, London School of Economics

Matthew Maloney

Associate Director of Marketing & Client Service

Mr. Maloney is responsible for increasing the firm's distribution partners by broadening the firm’s relationships with consultants, registered investment advisers, and family offices.  

​Education: Tufts University BA

Broghan Miller 

Marketing Associate 

Ms. Miller supports the Marketing and Business Development effort at Redwood. Her responsibilities include the creation, dissemination, and maintenance of all marketing collateral and client service.  Prior to joining Redwood, Ms. Miller worked for a boutique asset management firm, Windham Capital Management located in Boston where she assisted the marketing team in key business development initiatives. Prior to Windham, Ms. Miller was a member of the Manager Selection team at Brighton House Associates, a firm who provided marketing and fundraising efforts to asset management firms in the alternative space.

Education: Southern Connecticut State University BA

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