The Hunting Dog Capital team is comprised of experienced generalists, each of whom possess an area of focus so as to best meet the needs of investors and business owners.
Managing Member and Co-Founder
Chris is the Chairman of the Investment Committee and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the firm.
Managing Member and Co-Founder
Todd is a member of the Investment Committee and is responsible for managing the firm’s investment process, portfolio and operations.
Chris co-founded HDC in 2006 with Todd Blankfort. Chris serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the firm and its investment and business development activities. Prior to HDC, Chris founded boutique investment bank Instream Partners LLC in 2000, thereafter founding Instream Capital LLC in 2004 to make short-term, secured, special-situations loans similar to those made by HDC. Before founding Instream Partners LLC, Chris spent over 20 years in the investment banking industry where he pioneered several structured finance products used primarily by financial institutions to assist in managing high-yield debt portfolios. In 1990, Chris helped found the corporate finance department at Jefferies & Company, Inc. (subsequently acquired by Leucadia National Corporation), of which he acted as co-head until 2000. From 1986 until 1990, Chris was a managing director and co-head of financial institutions coverage in the investment banking department of Drexel Burnham Lambert in Beverly Hills. Chris began his career in the investment banking division of Dean Witter Reynolds in New York. Chris earned an MA in economics from York University and a BA in economics and English literature from the University of Colorado Boulder.×
Todd co-founded HDC with Chris Allick in 2006. Todd serves as a member of the Investment Committee and is responsible for managing the firm’s investment process, portfolio and operations. Prior to HDC, Todd was previously a Managing Member of Instream Capital LLC, with responsibility for originating, evaluating, and structuring investment opportunities, having joined Chris at Instream Partners LLC as a Vice President in 2002. Before joining Instream Partners LLC, Todd was an Associate Director with UBS Warburg LLC in its investment banking division, working primarily with software companies. Previously, he worked for Veronis Suhler Stevenson, executing primarily mergers and acquisitions advisory assignments in the consumer publishing field. Todd also spent two years in the real estate corporate finance group at Citigroup. Todd earned an MBA, with distinction, from the University of Michigan (Ross School of Business), and a BA, cum laude, in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.×
David is responsible for legal due diligence and documentation and advising the firm on legal matters.
David has practiced law in California for over 30 years and has worked with senior members of the HDC team for ten years. David is responsible for legal due diligence and documentation and advising the firm on legal matters. Prior to HDC, David was a principal in the law firm of Lewitt, Hackman, Hoeflin, Shapiro & Marshall, where he specialized in corporate and securities law matters, including mergers, stock and asset sale transactions, public and private securities offerings and securities regulation compliance filings. David earned a BS in biology from UCLA and a JD, magna cum laude, from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.×