Colter Lewis is a boutique investment advisory firm built on 60 years of financial industry leadership and risk management prowess.
As a multi-family investment office, we offer bespoke financial advice and originate customized investment opportunities we could not find as investors elsewhere. We seek superior inflation adjusted returns balancing capital preservation and capital growth.
Rooted in institutional rigor, our sophisticated, independent advice makes sense of and takes advantage of financial complexity across asset classes both public and private.
We are driven and distinguished by the quality of our longstanding relationships and align ourselves with our clients every step of the way. We are strongest together, working side-by-side with you to achieve your objectives.
Meet our Partners
For nearly 30 years, Perry Hoffmeister has advised senior executives and Boards of Directors around the world on a range of strategic and financial issues.
As an M&A banker, he worked closely with public and private companies, private equity firms and hedge funds, advising on acquisitions, financings, mergers and public and private exits.
Following graduation from Brown University, Perry joined Lehman Brothers in investment banking. His career took him to London where he was co-head of European Investment Banking and ultimately head of the firm’s European Investment Management Division. There he was responsible for asset management, private equity, hedge fund of funds, and wealth management operations for the region. Most recently at BMO Capital Markets, Perry held several senior roles, including Global Head of Investment & Corporate Banking and Head of the Investment & Corporate Banking Risk Committee. He was ultimately responsible for all of the division’s risks, including its ~$40 billion loan book, debt and equity underwriting commitments, private equity portfolio and mezzanine loan business.
Perry brings a deep global understanding of capital markets, risk, M&A and private equity to the clients of Colter Lewis.
Perry is a member of the Board of Trustees of Blythedale Children’s Hospital, where he also serves on the Finance Committee and as Chairman of the Investment Committee. He also serves on the Endowment Investment Committee for Christ Church Greenwich.
Jeffrey Weiss’ thirty-five year tenure in the financial services industry has provided him with an in-depth knowledge of trading, risk management, capital raising, capital structures, relationships with investors and businesses, and building strong management teams.
Jeff joined Lehman Brothers in 1983 following graduation from University of Wisconsin – Madison. During his twenty-five year career with the firm, he held global leadership positions in both the Fixed Income and Investment Banking divisions, serving on both groups’ executive committees. The division he ultimately led, Global Finance, was responsible for creating, structuring and distributing all financial products, globally. Following Lehman Brothers, Jeff spent three years at Barclays Capital running the firm’s Global Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group.
Jeff parlayed his decades-long experience structuring products and underwriting transactions to managing a single-family office. He specializes in investing globally across asset classes, including real estate equity and debt, mezzanine and structured debt, venture capital, and private equity. This venture led him to partner with longtime friend and colleague, Perry Hoffmeister, to found Colter Lewis.
Jeff is the lead independent director and audit committee chair at Eagle Point Credit Company (NYSE: ECC). A committed volunteer and philanthropist, he has been a member of the board of City Harvest for nearly fifteen years, holding its Treasurer position for eight, and has also been funding immunotherapy research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, among other world-class health care institutions.
Josh Neuman has over 20 years of investment experience as a CIO allocating across asset classes and selecting managers as well as direct private equity and real estate investment experience as a private equity practitioner.
Josh was previously the Chief Investment Officer of Ironshore, Inc., a global specialty property and casualty insurance company. Prior to joining Ironshore, Josh was the Chief Investment Officer of the Straus Group, a single-family office. Previously, Josh was a Managing Director of Irving Place Capital (formerly Bear Stearns Merchant Banking), a middle market private equity firm where he focused on making control investments in companies. Mr. Neuman also worked at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in the Real Estate Merchant Banking and Leveraged Finance groups. Mr. Neuman holds an M.B.A., with high distinction as a George F. Baker Scholar, from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Economics, summa cum laude, from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Kerry Walker has more than 15 years of experience in financial services and capital markets.
Prior to joining Colter Lewis, Ms. Walker spent seven years at Cheyne Capital, an alternative asset manager / hedge fund, where she was the research analyst for the directional convertible securities fund. Prior to Cheyne, she worked in the private wealth management departments of both Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Ms. Walker graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a BA in Psychology and earned an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Michael Alpert has over 20 years of investment experience in portfolio management of public equities for institutional and high-net worth clients.
In addition, he has spent over 10 years in private wealth management developing investment strategies, asset allocations and selecting investment managers. Michael was previously the Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of the Wealth Management Investment Committee of Stralem & Company, a boutique investment management firm with an internally managed large-cap equity strategy. Prior to joining Stralem, Michael was the Portfolio Manager and Head of the Small Company Growth Team at J&W Seligman & Co where he managed the small-cap and SMID-cap growth institutional strategies. Michael also worked as a Manager in the Communications Group at Andersen Consulting where he conducted technology and strategic consulting for large telecommunications clients. Mr. Alpert holds an M.B.A from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A in Economics, from the Honors Program of the University of Connecticut.
Tom Granot is a former investment banker at Natixis and Stifel Nicolaus.
Prior to joining Colter Lewis, Mr. Granot spent several years in investment banking, first at Natixis and more recently at Stifel Nicolaus. At Stifel, Tom was part of the Leverage Finance team, where he helped execute a variety of debt financings (LBOs, recaps, refinancings) for both public and private companies. Prior to Stifel, Tom worked for West Arrow, a merchant bank serving as both a single family office and as an advisory firm. During his time at West Arrow, Tom assisted in executing advisory assignments and originating investment opportunities. Mr. Granot graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University with a BS in Finance. At Fordham he was also a four year member of the Men’s Varsity Soccer team.
David Yacobucci has a professional and educational background in information technology and business.
David holds a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied Science, Technology, and Society, with a concentration in Information Technology and Organizations. Prior to completing his undergraduate degree, David held summer analyst positions at Linden Global Strategies, North Sound Management, and Matrix Capital Management. He was also a member of and served as Captain of the Varsity Squash Team.
Bryce Mac Leod Zaremby is a former wealth management analyst for J.P. Morgan Securities.
Prior to Colter Lewis, Bryce was an analyst with J.P. Morgan Securities, a wealth management division of J.P. Morgan, in New York City. He started his career working for a co-working and co-living start-up in Lisbon, Portugal. Prior to beginning his professional career, Bryce held summer jobs at Wells Fargo Wealth Management in Atlanta and in energy investment banking with Tudor, Pickering & Holt in Houston. Bryce graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Political Philosophy from Washington and Lee University.
Victoria Varsani is a former investment assistant for J.P. Morgan Private Bank.
Prior to joining Colter Lewis, Victoria was an investment assistant at J.P. Morgan Private Bank for five years where she was responsible for client onboarding and ongoing client service. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance and Management, from the University of Connecticut. Victoria is currently pursuing a Master of Finance degree from the University of Connecticut. Outside of work, she has a passion for linguistics and is fluent in five languages.
Jenny Kean has professional and educational background in political communication and investing.
Jenny Kean graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where she holds a bachelors degree in Political Communication and a minor in Political Science. As an undergraduate, she served as Recruitment Chair of the TAMID investing and consulting group. She also has experience interning with CNN, Rodriguez Strategies Consulting Firm, and the United States Senate.
Our Strategic Partners
We have taken great care to ensure that we have all the necessary business and operational support to allow us to efficiently focus on you. To that end, we have contracted the following partners:
JP Morgan is our custodian, which means that they hold our clients’ securities. As one of the largest custodians in the world, we selected them given their safety, soundness and their customer service.
Charles Schwab serves as one of our custodians, which means that they hold our clients’ securities. We selected them given their safety, soundness and their customer service.
Addepar is the first investment management platform that easily reports on all your financial assets. They have created one system, one platform that manages all your critical investment information. The platform is secure, scalable, fast and real-time.
Mirador is a leading provider of bespoke portfolio performance and reporting solutions. Mirador is our “middle-office” service provider that implements our financial reporting system.
eVestment provides institutional investment data, analytics and market intelligence covering public and private markets. eVestment brings transparency and efficiency to the global institutional market, equipping us to make data-driven decisions, deploy their resources more productively and ultimately realize better outcomes.
Venn by Two Sigma applies data science, technology and systematic research to investment management, private equity, venture capital, impact investing, insurance technology and market making.
Securities Compliance Advisors are our consultants for all regulatory and compliance questions.