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
• 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
• 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.
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.