Our Team

The Witherspoon management team is uniquely
skilled in alternatives, with an average of
more than 30 years in alternative investments.

Portfolio Managers

LEE GladdenFounder & CEO

As CEO and Portfolio Manager for Witherspoon, Lee brings over 30 years’ experience in managed futures to his role. In 1981-1988, Lee was Vice President and Director of Marketing and Product Development at Commodities Corporation (now Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Strategies Group). He became the Chairman and co-founder of Princeton Futures Inc. in 1988, which managed the Bermuda Fund (10 CTAs) and provided trading management and consulting services for funds sponsored by Japanese financial institutions. The firm invested in nearly 50 CTAs during his tenure until the firm was sold in 1993. Since then, Lee has been the President of Princeton International Management, specializing in providing marketing services and strategic consulting for CTAs and hedge funds. Lee earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Math from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

 

Thomas Kuntz, CFAFounder & COO

Tom brings nearly 30 years of experience in alternative investment management to his role at Witherspoon. Since starting his career in 1986 with the Mount Lucas Group, a leading global macro firm and a spin-out from Commodities Corporation, he has managed portfolios of hedge funds, designed futures and options trading systems, built investment platforms, developed investment and research products, and traded futures and other securities. He has held a variety of senior management positions in both institutional and privately-held asset management organizations, and has conducted due diligence on over 2,000 hedge funds across all strategy types, with special expertise in managed futures, global macro, long-short equity, and relative value strategies.  Tom received a B.A. in history from Williams College and an M.B.A. in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he was a Stern Scholar.  He also was a Founding Member of The Greenwich Roundtable and a member of its Advisory Board.  He has held a CFA charter since 1996.  He currently is a member of the CFA Institute, the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), and the NYSSA’s Alternative Investment Committee.

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