A team of tenured investment professionals

Easterly Investment Partners' 8-person investment team has an average of 21 years experience

Jack Murphy Chief Investment Officer &
Lead Portfolio Manager

Jack Murphy is the Chief Investment Officer, Lead Portfolio Manager, and a Senior Securities Analyst for Easterly Investment Partners.

Mr. Murphy has over 31 years of industry experience, 24 with Easterly and its predecessor firms. Prior to joining Easterly Investment Partners, Mr. Murphy was a Lead PM for Levin Capital and John A. Levin & Co., Inc. He was at Prudential Securities (1991-1995) and began his career with at Bain & Co. (1988-1991).

Mr. Murphy earned a BS from Bryant College and an MBA from Northeastern University.

Sam Hendel Co-Portfolio Manager

Sam Hendel is a Co-Portfolio Manager and Senior Securities Analyst for Easterly Investment Partners.

Mr. Hendel has 15 years of industry experience. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hendel was a portfolio manager for event driven strategies at Satellite Asset Management (2006-2009).  Prior to Satellite, he was an associate director at UBS and worked in both the portfolio trading and proprietary trading groups (2003-2006).  Mr. Hendel is a co-founder of Dataminr, the real-time information analytics company.

Mr. Hendel also serves as an associate fellow of Davenport College at Yale University, from which he received his BA in 2003.

Chris Susanin Director of Research

Chris Susanin is the Director of Research and a Senior Securities Analyst for Easterly Investment Partners, focusing on the consumer and industrial sectors.

Mr. Susanin has 21 years of industry experience. Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Mr. Susanin was a portfolio manager in the industrials group of  Point72 Asset Management / CR Intrinsic Investors (2011-2016), portfolio manager of the FrontPoint Consumer & Industrial Fund at FrontPoint Partners (2006-2011), portfolio manager and securities analyst at John A Levin & Co., Inc. focused on the consumer and industrial sectors (2001-2006), and was an Institutional Investor All-Star analyst at Lehman Brothers covering building products and electrical equipment (1996-2001).

Mr. Susanin earned a BA in Economics from Franklin & Marshall College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Evan Ratner Senior Securities Analyst

Evan Ratner is a Senior Securities Analyst for Easterly Investment Partners, with a sector focus on consumer staples.

Mr. Ratner has 12 years of buy side experience of which 5 years are with Easterly Investment Partners. Mr. Ratner began his career as a trader at Richmond Capital before becoming an analyst at Charter Advisors, both family offices.

Mr. Ratner holds an undergraduate degree in finance from Emory University and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

John Mackin Senior Securities Analyst

John Mackin is a Senior Securities Analyst for Easterly Investment Partners, focusing on the consumer and retail sectors.

Mr. Mackin has 28 years industry experience.  Prior to joining Easterly Investment Partners in 2004, Mr. Mackin was a securities analyst for SAC Capital Advisors (2003–2004); president and co-founder of Archimedes Capital Partners (2000–2003); portfolio manager and senior equity analyst for Forstmann-Leff International (1998–2000); and an equity analyst for Merrill Lynch Capital Fund (1991–1998).

Mr. Mackin earned a BA from Lake Forest College.

Rich Petersen Senior Securities Analyst

Rich Petersen is a Senior Securities Analyst for Easterly Investment Partners, responsible for the technology sector.

Mr. Petersen has 27 years industry experience and has been with Easterly Investment Partners for 12 years. Mr. Petersen joined the firm from Pacific Crest Securities, where he was a senior analyst on the software research team ranked “Top Boutique” by Institutional Investor for the last three years.  Previously, Mr. Petersen worked in equity research at WR Hambrecht, CSFB Tech Group, and Volpe Brown Whelan.

Mr. Petersen earned a BA from Connecticut College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Brian Turner Senior Securities Analyst

Brian Turner is a Senior Securities Analyst for Easterly Investment Partners, responsible for the healthcare sector.

Mr. Turner has 26 years industry experience and has been with Easterly Investment Partners for 11 years. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Turner was an analyst with Searock Capital covering the healthcare sector. From 1995-2007, he was with J & W Seligman as Senior Vice President covering the healthcare industry. Prior to this, Mr. Turner held positions with Janney Montgomery Scott and Lehman Brothers.

Mr. Turner earned a BS in Finance from the University of Maine.

Lauren Clark Associate Trader

Lauren Clark is an Associate Trader at Easterly Investment Partners.

Prior to joining Easterly Investment Partners, Lauren was a Market-Linked Investments Sales Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Ms. Clark graduated from Fairfield University with a B.S. in Finance and Economics.

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