Our Team

Ali Motamed

Managing Partner

Founder, Managing Partner, and Portfolio Manager. Prior to founding Invenomic, Ali was Co-Portfolio manager of the Boston Partners Long/Short Equity Fund. He was awarded Portfolio Manager of the Year in the Alternatives Category by Morningstar in 2014. Prior to joining Boston Partners, he was a member of the global mergers and acquisitions teams at Deutsche Bank and BT Wolfensohn. Mr. Motamed holds a B.A. degree in economics with a minor in accounting from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He has seventeen years experience.
 

When he is not working, Ali enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids and participating in outdoor activities. Although he grew up in California, he has converted to a full-fledged Boston sports fan and particularly enjoys cheering for the Celtics and Patriots.

Ben Deschaine

President

Ben is responsible for all non-investment related business activities at Invenomic. Ben began his investment career in 1998 and has experience in both mutual fund and hedge fund investing. Prior to Invenomic, he was Chief Investment Officer at Balter Liquid Alternatives, responsible for managing all aspects of the firm’s mutual fund business. Before joining Balter Capital Management in 2012, Ben was a Managing Director at Sabretooth Capital Management, a global multi‐strategy hedge fund affiliated with Tiger Management. Prior to Ben’s time at Sabretooth he spent ten years at Federal Street Advisors, a Boston based wealth management firm, leading their alternative investment research. He is a graduate of Bentley University with a B.S. and M.S. in Finance, and holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation.
 

When not working, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife and three boys. He is an accomplished youth soccer coach spending most weekends on the soccer field helping develop youth players.

Nathaniel (Nate) Victor

Analyst

Nate is responsible for covering equities across multiple sectors. Prior to joining Invenomic, Nate researched Internet stocks at UBS and was an Economist at General Motors. Nate is a 2016 M.B.A. graduate of the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University where he managed the Reynolds Trust. He received an M.S. in Agriculture Economics from Michigan State University in 2012 and a B.A. in Economics from Kalamazoo College in 2009. Nate also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


When he is not researching stocks, Nate enjoys running along the Charles River in Boston, serving on various committees at United Parish of Brookline, and exploring more of the Northeast’s state parks with his wife, dog and new daughter.

Paul Goncalves Jr.

Analyst

Paul is responsible for covering equities across multiple sectors. He began his  career in investment management in 2003 after graduating from Connecticut  College with a B.A. in Economics. Prior to joining Invenomic, he worked at KeyBanc Capital Markets in San Francisco covering the homebuilder and building products industries. Paul is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Boston. In addition to his B.A. in Economics, he earned an M.B.A. from Indiana University in 2011 as a double major in Finance and Accounting.
 

Outside of work, Paul enjoys outdoor activities, Boston sports teams, and international travel with his family.

Brendan Triano

Associate Investment Analyst

Brendan is responsible for covering equities across multiple sectors.  He recently graduated from Boston College in 2019 with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Computer Science.  He has a variety of internship experience across buy side equity and fixed income research as well as programming skills related to finance and equity analysis.

 

When he is not working, Brendan enjoys playing piano, traveling with friends and family, skiing, and playing basketball.  

Bob Marx

Head of Client Relationships

Bob is responsible for managing client relationships and leading marketing initiatives for Invenomic.

Prior to joining Invenomic, Bob was Director of Client Relations with Balter Liquid Alternatives. Before that, he was a Sales Manager at Wells Fargo Asset Management working within multiple channels and a Financial Advisor at CUNA Mutual, managing client assets in four branches throughout Southern Massachusetts. Bob also held the position of Regional Vice President in Texas with Evergreen Investments and in New England with Transamerica. Bob received his Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Business and Communications from Arizona State University and has twenty years of experience in the financial services industry. He is a CAIA Level 1 candidate and holds his FINRA Series 6, Series 7, Series 24, and Series 63 licenses. 
 
When he’s not working, Bob loves spending time with his twins Joseph and Georgia, wife, and their dog. He enjoys all sports but is limited to golf, skiing, and the occasional run on the courts.

Kevin Ross

Director - Client Relationships

Kevin is responsible for managing client relationships and marketing related activities for Invenomic.

Prior to joining Invenomic, Kevin was a Product Specialist with Balter Liquid Alternatives. Before that, he was a Regional Associate with F Squared Investments and a Financial Services Professional with New York Life Insurance Company and NYLIFE Securities. Kevin is a graduate of Boston College with a B.S. in Management and has 8 years of financial services industry experience. He is a CAIA Level 2 candidate and holds the FINRA Series 6, Series 63, and Series 65 licenses.

Originally from Western Massachusetts, Kevin participated in many sports growing up including baseball, basketball, and golf. He’s still getting over coming up just one win shy of playing in the 2006 Babe Ruth World Series. Outside of work, Kevin spends his free time with his wife, son, family, and friends.

Rebecca Gompper

Chief Compliance Officer

Rebecca is responsible Invenomic's compliance program. Prior, she served as Chief Compliance Officer for Balter Liquid Alternatives, Balter Capital Management, Invenomic Capital Management, and Midwood Capital Management. From 2010 to  2017, she was at Bain Capital, LP, most recently serving as a Compliance Director where she lead key initiatives and provided regulatory advice and support for various business units. From 2006 to 2010, Rebecca was a Compliance Associate at  DG Capital Management where she was responsible for all day to day compliance activities. Previously, Rebecca was an Investment Accountant at SS&C Technologies and The Hartford Investment Management Company. Rebecca  received her B.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Rebecca enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons, who keep  her more than busy. After a long hiatus, she’s trying to get back on the slopes, and  hopes to get her boys, with their boundless energy and love of the outdoors, hooked on skiing as well.

Patrick Taffe

Director - Client Relationships

Patrick joined Invenomic in 2019 as a Director with responsibility for managing client relationships and marketing related activities.

Previously, he was a Director in the Equity Division of Mizuho Securities and worked in institutional equities at RBC Capital Markets.  Prior to moving to be Boston, he was at Credit Suisse in San Francisco.  Patrick has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bucknell University and holds the Charted Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.

Outside of work, he spends most of his time with his wife and three children while looking for the next good book or podcast.

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