Tony Tristani
Mr. Tristani joined Halpern Capital in October 2002 and brings with him an extensive technical engineering background as well as over 10 years of institutional investment experience on both the sell- and buy-sides of the business. His industry focus at Halpern will include Business Services, Technology Hardware, and Telecommunications. Mr. Tristani’s career highlights include:
 • Six years experience on the buy-side as a General Partner and analyst with West Highland Capital, Inc. Responsibilities included idea generation and assisting firm President with general portfolio management of a $500M long/short hedge fund.
 • Five years experience as Senior Vice President and technology analyst for Southcoast Capital Corporation where he built a $3M/year technology research franchise. At Southcoast, he was instrumental in bringing in approximately $300M in co-managed investment banking deals. Named Wall Street Journal All-Star Analyst for 1995 and 1996 for stock picking ability and earnings estimate accuracy.
 • Two years experience as a Senior Financial Analyst with the Fast Static Ram Division of Motorola where he was responsible for annual budgeting, strategic planning, monthly P&L analysis and reporting, and competitive analysis of all public and private competitors.
 • Six years as a lead chip design engineer with IBM Corporation for both CMOS and bipolar gate arrays. Responsibilities included I/O circuit design, circuit layout, test strategy, yield and power analysis, marketing designs to IBM system designers.
 Mr. Tristani received his BSEE from The University of Texas at Austin, his MSCE from Syracuse University, and his MBA Finance from New York University Stern School of Business. He received his CFA charter in 1992.