George Kellner • CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Kellner has been in the hedge fund business for over 30 years and founded Kellner DiLeo & Co., LP (the predecessor entity to Kellner Capital) in 1981. Prior to Kellner Capital, Mr. Kellner was a Senior Vice President and founded the arbitrage department of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Before commencing his arbitrage career, Mr. Kellner was a Vice President and House Counsel of the Madison Fund where he had broad responsibilities as a financial analyst and portfolio manager. Mr. Kellner began his professional career as a securities lawyer at the Wall Street law firm of Carter, Ledyard and Milburn and holds a B.A. from Trinity College, a J.D. from Columbia Law School and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Leonard Stern Graduate School of Business. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a former Adjunct Assistant Professor of Finance at New York University. Mr. Kellner is a member of the Firm's multi-strategy fund investment committee.

Christopher Pultz • Portfolio Manager, Merger Arbitrage

Mr. Pultz joined Kellner Capital in 1999 and leads the Firm’s merger arbitrage investing activities. In addition, Mr. Pultz is a member of the firm’s management committee where he provides broad input on strategic matters. Mr. Pultz began his career at Neuberger Berman LLC where he was a government bond trader and also provided allocation recommendations to the Firm’s internal investment management teams. Mr. Pultz holds a B.S. in finance from Fairfield University and an M.B.A from Fordham University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Pultz is a member of the Firm's multi-strategy fund investment committee.

Scott Kim • Director of Research, Merger Arbitrage

Mr. Kim joined Kellner Capital as a senior analyst in 2009. He has over eight years of experience in merger arbitrage on the buy-side and sell-side and over fifteen years in the finance industry. Prior to Kellner Capital, he was a junior portfolio manager at Hadron Capital, a $500 million multi-strategy hedge fund. Previously, Mr. Kim helped develop the event-driven equity desks at MF Global and Cargill Investor Services. He began his career at Wasserstein Perella & Co. as an analyst in the M&A Retail Group and worked in Merrill Lynch’s consumer and industrials investment banking group. Mr. Kim holds a B.S. in Management Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.B.A. from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, and received his CFA designation in 2005.

Kevin McHale • Head Trader

Mr. McHale joined Kellner Capital as a trader in 1983. With more than 30 years at the Firm, Mr. McHale is Kellner’s Head Trader and is responsible for all trading activities . Prior to Kellner Capital, he was a trader at Smith Barney. Mr. McHale holds a B.A. in Political Science from C.W. Post College.

Stephanie Payne Spinola • Managing Director

Ms. Spinola joined Kellner Capital in 2013 and is a Managing Director in the Sales and Marketing division. Her primary focus is capital raising for the Firm’s various alternative offerings. Prior to Kellner Capital, Ms. Spinola served as a business development consultant for emerging hedge fund managers and was the Director of Investor Relations at Suranya Capital Partners where she was responsible for all aspects of capital raising and investor relations. Previously, Ms. Spinola worked in the private bank at Credit Suisse where she marketed traditional and alternative strategies to private and institutional investors. Prior to receiving her MBA, Ms. Spinola worked at JPMorgan as a Foreign Exchange Product Specialist. Ms. Spinola holds a B.S. in Finance from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.

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