LEADERSHIP TEAM

FRANK TRIPOLI

Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer

MICHAEL LYNCH

Partner & Chief Operating Officer

THOMAS HOLLINS

Partner & Principal

CHRISTIAN GALANTI, CFA

Partner & Vice President

DAVID ZAKUTANSKY, CFA, CPA

Partner & Vice President

CYNTHIA TATHAM

Director of Operations

STEVE RUGGERI

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer

FRANK Tripoli 

Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer

 

Mr. Tripoli has been with Paragon since 2009 and is the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer. Prior to joining Paragon, Mr. Tripoli was a Director and Senior Analyst at Tremont Capital Management where he was responsible for the Relative Value and Credit strategies. He started his career at JPMorgan Chase. Mr. Tripoli earned a BS in Business Administration from the University of Delaware and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Michael Lynch 

Partner & Chief Operating Officer

 

Mr. Lynch has been with Paragon since 2013 and is a Partner and the Chief Operating Officer of the firm.  Previously, Mr. Lynch served as a Director and Due Diligence Manager for Fauchier Partners Corporation. Prior to Fauchier, Mr. Lynch was the Director of Operational Risk Management at Tremont Capital Management where he was a member of Tremont’s Investment, Risk Management and Valuation Committees. Mr. Lynch also spent ten years at JP Morgan Chase in a variety of analytical, accounting and investor services roles and was a Vice President in the Performance and Analytics group.  Mr. Lynch has a Bachelor of Science degree from St John’s University.

Tom Hollins 

Partner & Principal

 

Mr. Hollins has been with Paragon since 2013 and is a Partner and Principal on the investment team.  Prior to joining Paragon, Mr. Hollins was a private equity and debt investor at PineBridge Investments and AIG Investments, where he was responsible for making direct investments across the capital structure.  Previously, Mr. Hollins served as an investment banking analyst at Wachovia Securities.  Mr. Hollins received an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Emory University.

Christian Galanti 

CFA – Partner & Vice President

 

Mr. Galanti has been with Paragon since 2013 and is a Partner and Vice President on the investment team. Prior to joining Paragon, Mr. Galanti worked as an analyst at Colonial Consulting, LLC where he performed a variety of portfolio and investment related services on behalf of endowment and foundation clients. Mr. Galanti earned a BS in Business Administration from Towson University and is a CFA Charterholder.

David Zakutansky 

CFA, CPA – Partner & Vice President

 

Mr. Zakutansky has been with Paragon Outcomes since 2012 and serves as a Partner and Vice President on the investment team. Prior to joining Paragon, Mr. Zakutansky was an Analyst at BNP Paribas, where he focused on trade finance investments. Mr. Zakutansky graduated Summa Cum Laude and earned a BS in Business Administration from Marquette University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (State of New York) and a CFA Charterholder.

Cynthia Tatham 

Director of Operations

 

Ms. Tatham has been with Paragon Outcomes since 2009 and serves as its Director of Operations.  Prior to joining Paragon, she held several positions in private investment management with UBS Financial Services and Lehman Brothers, handling investor relations, asset allocation, trade execution and cash management for High Net Worth retail clients.  Prior to Lehman, Ms. Tatham was a Licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of New York.  Ms. Tatham graduated with a dual degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a BA in Economics and Political Science.  She is a CAIA Level 2 Candidate.

Steve Ruggeri 

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer

 

Mr. Ruggeri joined Paragon Outcomes in 2019 and serves as the Chief Financial and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Paragon, Mr. Ruggeri was CFO and CCO at Hudson Sustainable Investments and held senior roles at Apollo Global Management, Royal Bank of Scotland and EY. Mr. Ruggeri graduated from Fordham University with a BS in Public Accounting as well as a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Management.