Morgan Rutman joined our Board in July 2019. Mr. Rutman is currently President of Willoughby Capital Holdings, LLC, which was established to serve as a single family office for Daniel S. Och in January of 2009. In 1993, Mr. Rutman co-founded Harvest Management LLC, a multi-strategy hedge fund focused on event-driven situations. Mr. Rutman was a Managing Member of Harvest until his retirement in 2008.
Prior to establishing Harvest, Mr. Rutman was one of the four founding General Partners of Farallon Partners, a hedge fund specializing in merger arbitrage and distressed securities/bankruptcy investing. Previously, he had co-managed Steinhardt Partners' merger arbitrage portfolio. Mr. Rutman began his investment career at Dillon Read as an analyst in its merger arbitrage department.
Mr. Rutman graduated with honors from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. He has served on the Board of the University of New Hampshire’s Foundation since 2001, heading its Investment Committee from 2008-2011 and becoming Chairman of the Board from 2014-2017. In 2016 Mr. Rutman joined the University System of New Hampshire Trustee Board, where he is the Chair of the Finance Committee for Investments and serves on the Executive Committee and the Governance Committee.