Leadership
and Team

Wexford currently employs over 50 people,
including 27 investment professionals

Investment Team

Business Team

Charles E. Davidson co-founded Wexford in 1994 and serves as its Chairman and Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Davidson has primary responsibility for the overall strategic direction of Wexford’s investment activities, serves as the Portfolio Manager for the Wexford Spectrum Funds, the Wexford Catalyst Funds, and the Wexford Credit Opportunities Funds and is the Chairman of the hedge fund investment committee. From 1984-94, Mr. Davidson was a General Partner of Steinhardt Partners, L.P. where he was responsible for all fixed income arbitrage, risk arbitrage, private equity, distressed/bankruptcy and special situation investments of the multi-billion dollar hedge fund. From 1977-84, Mr. Davidson was employed by Goldman Sachs & Co. where he was the head of domestic corporate bond trading and proprietary trading. Mr. Davidson holds an MBA and a BA in economics from the University of California – Los Angeles.

Joseph M. Jacobs co-founded Wexford in 1994 and serves as its President.  Mr. Jacobs has primary responsibility for overseeing the activities of the Wexford Private Equity Funds.  He has served on the boards and creditors’ committees of a number of public and private companies in which Wexford has held investments.  From 1982-94, Mr. Jacobs was employed by Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. where he attained the position of Senior Managing Director.  While at Bear Stearns, Mr. Jacobs was active in bankruptcies and restructurings and was responsible for all of the firm’s real estate investment banking activities, including debt and equity financing of real estate on both a private and public basis, real estate investment, and advisory services.  From 1979-82, he was employed as a commercial lending officer at Citibank, N.A.  Mr. Jacobs holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Charles E. Davidson co-founded Wexford in 1994 and serves as its Chairman and Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Davidson has primary responsibility for the overall strategic direction of Wexford’s investment activities, serves as the Portfolio Manager for the Wexford Spectrum Funds, the Wexford Catalyst Funds, and the Wexford Credit Opportunities Funds and is the Chairman of the hedge fund investment committee. From 1984-94, Mr. Davidson was a General Partner of Steinhardt Partners, L.P. where he was responsible for all fixed income arbitrage, risk arbitrage, private equity, distressed/bankruptcy and special situation investments of the multi-billion dollar hedge fund. From 1977-84, Mr. Davidson was employed by Goldman Sachs & Co. where he was the head of domestic corporate bond trading and proprietary trading. Mr. Davidson holds an MBA and a BA in economics from the University of California – Los Angeles.

Joseph M. Jacobs co-founded Wexford in 1994 and serves as its President.  Mr. Jacobs has primary responsibility for overseeing the activities of the Wexford Private Equity Funds.  He has served on the boards and creditors’ committees of a number of public and private companies in which Wexford has held investments.  From 1982-94, Mr. Jacobs was employed by Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. where he attained the position of Senior Managing Director.  While at Bear Stearns, Mr. Jacobs was active in bankruptcies and restructurings and was responsible for all of the firm’s real estate investment banking activities, including debt and equity financing of real estate on both a private and public basis, real estate investment, and advisory services.  From 1979-82, he was employed as a commercial lending officer at Citibank, N.A.  Mr. Jacobs holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Arthur H. Amron joined Wexford in 1994, became a Partner in 1999 and serves as Wexford’s General Counsel.  Mr. Amron is responsible for all internal legal and securities compliance matters.  Mr. Amron also actively participates in various private equity transactions, particularly in the bankruptcy, restructuring, and transportation areas, and has served on the boards and creditors’ committees of a number of public and private companies in which Wexford has held investments.  From 1991-94, Mr. Amron was an Associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP specializing in corporate and bankruptcy law and from 1984-91, Mr. Amron was an Associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP specializing in corporate litigation and bankruptcy law.  Mr. Amron holds a JD from Harvard University, a BA in political theory from Colgate University and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Authorized House Counsel.

Philip B. Braunstein joined Wexford in 2007 and became a Partner in 2016. Mr. Braunstein focuses on Wexford's private equity real estate and consumer investments. From 2006-07, Mr. Braunstein worked for Deutsche Bank as a financial analyst covering the media and telecom industries. Mr. Braunstein holds a BS in applied economics and management from Cornell University.

Aaron S. Meyer joined Wexford in 2014 and became a Partner in 2018. Mr. Meyer focuses on Wexford’s public investments. From 2010-13, Mr. Meyer was a Portfolio Manager at RBC Proprietary Trading, managing a long-short portfolio. From 2009-10, Mr. Meyer was a Portfolio Manager and Analyst managing a long-short portfolio at Millennium Management and from 2007-09, he was a Portfolio Manager managing a long-short portfolio at Satellite Asset Management. From 1999-01 and 2003-07, Mr. Meyer also gained investment experience at CR Intrinsic Investors, Neuberger Berman and Goldman Sachs. Mr. Meyer holds an MBA from New York University and a BA in Political Science and International Economics from Haverford College.

James L. Rubin joined Wexford in 2006 and became a Partner in 2012. Mr. Rubin serves as Portfolio Manager and Co-Head of Equities and is a member of the hedge fund investment committee.  Mr. Rubin holds a BA with honors in political science and economics from Yale University, cum laude.

Richard A. Shapiro joined Wexford in 2011 and became a Partner in 2014.  Mr. Shapiro serves as Portfolio Manager and Co-Head of Equities and is a member of the hedge fund investment committee.  From 2007-11, Mr. Shapiro was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Millennium Management, managing a long-short portfolio.  From 2004-06, Mr. Shapiro was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager in the equities division of Amaranth Advisors.  From 1997-99 and 2001-04, Mr. Shapiro also gained investment experience at Putnam Investments, 1to1 Venture Partners and Lee Munder Capital.   Mr. Shapiro holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

John C. Sites, Jr joined Wexford in 2006 and became a Partner in 2008.  Mr. Sites focuses on both private and public equity investing.  From 1996-2006, Mr. Sites was a general partner of Daystar Special Situations Fund and Rock Creek Partners II, Ltd.  From 1981-95, Mr. Sites was employed by Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. where he attained the position of Executive Vice President and was a member of the Board of Directors.  While at Bear Stearns, Mr. Sites established the firm’s mortgage and asset-backed department, served on the firm’s executive and compensation committees, was co-head of the taxable fixed income group and oversaw Bear Stearns Asset Management as well as the Financials Institutions Group.  From 1974-81, Mr. Sites worked at Trading Company of the West, First Pennco Securities and Morgan, Keegan & Company.  Mr. Sites holds a BA in economics from Rhodes College and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Arthur H. Amron joined Wexford in 1994, became a Partner in 1999 and serves as Wexford’s General Counsel.  Mr. Amron is responsible for all internal legal and securities compliance matters.  Mr. Amron also actively participates in various private equity transactions, particularly in the bankruptcy, restructuring, and transportation areas, and has served on the boards and creditors’ committees of a number of public and private companies in which Wexford has held investments.  From 1991-94, Mr. Amron was an Associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP specializing in corporate and bankruptcy law and from 1984-91, Mr. Amron was an Associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP specializing in corporate litigation and bankruptcy law.  Mr. Amron holds a JD from Harvard University, a BA in political theory from Colgate University and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Authorized House Counsel.

Philip B. Braunstein joined Wexford in 2007 and became a Partner in 2016. Mr. Braunstein focuses on Wexford's private equity real estate and consumer investments. From 2006-07, Mr. Braunstein worked for Deutsche Bank as a financial analyst covering the media and telecom industries. Mr. Braunstein holds a BS in applied economics and management from Cornell University.

Aaron S. Meyer joined Wexford in 2014 and became a Partner in 2018. Mr. Meyer focuses on Wexford’s public investments. From 2010-13, Mr. Meyer was a Portfolio Manager at RBC Proprietary Trading, managing a long-short portfolio. From 2009-10, Mr. Meyer was a Portfolio Manager and Analyst managing a long-short portfolio at Millennium Management and from 2007-09, he was a Portfolio Manager managing a long-short portfolio at Satellite Asset Management. From 1999-01 and 2003-07, Mr. Meyer also gained investment experience at CR Intrinsic Investors, Neuberger Berman and Goldman Sachs. Mr. Meyer holds an MBA from New York University and a BA in Political Science and International Economics from Haverford College.

James L. Rubin joined Wexford in 2006 and became a Partner in 2012. Mr. Rubin serves as Portfolio Manager and Co-Head of Equities and is a member of the hedge fund investment committee.  Mr. Rubin holds a BA with honors in political science and economics from Yale University, cum laude.

Richard A. Shapiro joined Wexford in 2011 and became a Partner in 2014.  Mr. Shapiro serves as Portfolio Manager and Co-Head of Equities and is a member of the hedge fund investment committee.  From 2007-11, Mr. Shapiro was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Millennium Management, managing a long-short portfolio.  From 2004-06, Mr. Shapiro was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager in the equities division of Amaranth Advisors.  From 1997-99 and 2001-04, Mr. Shapiro also gained investment experience at Putnam Investments, 1to1 Venture Partners and Lee Munder Capital.   Mr. Shapiro holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

John C. Sites, Jr joined Wexford in 2006 and became a Partner in 2008.  Mr. Sites focuses on both private and public equity investing.  From 1996-2006, Mr. Sites was a general partner of Daystar Special Situations Fund and Rock Creek Partners II, Ltd.  From 1981-95, Mr. Sites was employed by Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. where he attained the position of Executive Vice President and was a member of the Board of Directors.  While at Bear Stearns, Mr. Sites established the firm’s mortgage and asset-backed department, served on the firm’s executive and compensation committees, was co-head of the taxable fixed income group and oversaw Bear Stearns Asset Management as well as the Financials Institutions Group.  From 1974-81, Mr. Sites worked at Trading Company of the West, First Pennco Securities and Morgan, Keegan & Company.  Mr. Sites holds a BA in economics from Rhodes College and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Arthur H. Amron joined Wexford in 1994, became a Partner in 1999 and serves as Wexford’s General Counsel.  Mr. Amron is responsible for all internal legal and securities compliance matters.  Mr. Amron also actively participates in various private equity transactions, particularly in the bankruptcy, restructuring, and transportation areas, and has served on the boards and creditors’ committees of a number of public and private companies in which Wexford has held investments.  From 1991-94, Mr. Amron was an Associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP specializing in corporate and bankruptcy law and from 1984-91, Mr. Amron was an Associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP specializing in corporate litigation and bankruptcy law.  Mr. Amron holds a JD from Harvard University, a BA in political theory from Colgate University and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Authorized House Counsel.

George Landrove, Jr.  joined Wexford in 2019 as Chief Financial Officer. George has 14+ years of experience in the hedge fund industry, most recently as Controller of Cider Mill Investments, previously as Senior Fund Accountant at Lone Pine Capital and prior to that at UBS Investment Bank as Associate Director in their prime brokerage division. George earned his B.S. in Business Administration in Finance from UNC – Chapel Hill and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Ken Palumbo joined Wexford in 2019 as a Partner and Wexford’s Chief Operating Officer. Over the course of his 20+ year career, Ken has been responsible for developing and managing the non-investment related activities at several multi-billion dollar alternative investment firms. Ken worked most recently as Chief Operating Officer at Cider Mill Investments, and before that he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of JAT Capital Management and prior as Chief Operating Officer and a member of the management committee at Shumway Capital Partners. Prior to Shumway, Ken was Chief Financial Officer at Hilal Capital Management and worked as a Senior Audit and Tax Accountant at Rothstein, Kass & Co. Ken is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his B.S. in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Augustus “Augie” Sciulla joined Wexford in 2018, became a Partner in 2019, and serves as Wexford’s Head of Business Development and Investor Relations. He was previously Head of Marketing and Investor Relations at Caledonia (Private) Investments Pty. Prior to Caledonia, Augie was Head of Business Development and Investor Relations at Ardmore Global Investors and at JAT Capital Management. Before the asset management industry, Augie worked in the medical device industry including his last position as Director of Area Sales for Intuitive Surgical Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Prior to his private sector career, Augie was a commissioned Naval Officer, served in combat operations as a P-3C Orion Plane Commander, Mission Commander and Instructor Pilot until he honorably resigned from the U.S. Navy.  Augie earned his B.S. with Merit in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.

Arthur H. Amron joined Wexford in 1994, became a Partner in 1999 and serves as Wexford’s General Counsel.  Mr. Amron is responsible for all internal legal and securities compliance matters.  Mr. Amron also actively participates in various private equity transactions, particularly in the bankruptcy, restructuring, and transportation areas, and has served on the boards and creditors’ committees of a number of public and private companies in which Wexford has held investments.  From 1991-94, Mr. Amron was an Associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP specializing in corporate and bankruptcy law and from 1984-91, Mr. Amron was an Associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP specializing in corporate litigation and bankruptcy law.  Mr. Amron holds a JD from Harvard University, a BA in political theory from Colgate University and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Authorized House Counsel.

George Landrove, Jr.  joined Wexford in 2019 as Chief Financial Officer. George has 14+ years of experience in the hedge fund industry, most recently as Controller of Cider Mill Investments, previously as Senior Fund Accountant at Lone Pine Capital and prior to that at UBS Investment Bank as Associate Director in their prime brokerage division. George earned his B.S. in Business Administration in Finance from UNC – Chapel Hill and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Ken Palumbo joined Wexford in 2019 as a Partner and Wexford’s Chief Operating Officer. Over the course of his 20+ year career, Ken has been responsible for developing and managing the non-investment related activities at several multi-billion dollar alternative investment firms. Ken worked most recently as Chief Operating Officer at Cider Mill Investments, and before that he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of JAT Capital Management and prior as Chief Operating Officer and a member of the management committee at Shumway Capital Partners. Prior to Shumway, Ken was Chief Financial Officer at Hilal Capital Management and worked as a Senior Audit and Tax Accountant at Rothstein, Kass & Co. Ken is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his B.S. in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Augustus “Augie” Sciulla joined Wexford in 2018, became a Partner in 2019, and serves as Wexford’s Head of Business Development and Investor Relations. He was previously Head of Marketing and Investor Relations at Caledonia (Private) Investments Pty. Prior to Caledonia, Augie was Head of Business Development and Investor Relations at Ardmore Global Investors and at JAT Capital Management. Before the asset management industry, Augie worked in the medical device industry including his last position as Director of Area Sales for Intuitive Surgical Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Prior to his private sector career, Augie was a commissioned Naval Officer, served in combat operations as a P-3C Orion Plane Commander, Mission Commander and Instructor Pilot until he honorably resigned from the U.S. Navy.  Augie earned his B.S. with Merit in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.