Team

Partners

Tom Sandell
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

 

Tom founded Sandell Asset Management in January 1998 and is the Chairman and CEO

He has been involved in the securities industry since May 1986. Tom joined Bear Stearns in 1989 to establish the proprietary international risk arbitrage operation. When he left in 1997 he was a Senior Managing Director and co-head of the Risk Arbitrage department. Previously, Tom worked as a securities analyst for Atlantic Finance in Paris from May 1986 to May 1987 and subsequently was head of equity research at Group Delphi in Paris. He received a BS in International Business Administration and Economics from Uppsala University (Sweden) and an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School. Tom was born and raised in Sweden and resides in London.

John Horng
Senior Managing Director & Partner

 
John joined Sandell in 2016 and is a senior investment professional on the Merger Arbitrage team. He was formerly a Partner at Cerulean Capital Management, and prior to that he was a portfolio manager at Marathon Asset Management and Thales Fund Management. John was also an analyst at Tribeca Investments (Citigroup) and began his career as an investment banker at Peter J. Solomon Company. John graduated from Brown University.

Laurent Pujade
Senior Managing Director

 
Laurent joined Sandell in 2018 and is a senior investment professional on the Merger Arbitrage team. From 2009 - 2018 he was at Tyrus Capital as an investment professional and prior to that he held positions at Deephaven Capital and GLG partners. Laurent began his career as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and graduated from ESSEC business school.

Raj Davé
Senior Managing Director & Partner

 
Raj Davé is Head of Credit Opportunities and a Senior Managing Director / Portfolio Manager at Sandell Asset Management Corp. Raj joined the investment team in 2013. Prior to Sandell, Raj was a Director at Citigroup focused on Distressed & High Yield Debt and a Credit Opportunities Portfolio Manager at Diamond Notch Asset Management. Between 2002 - 2008, Raj was Portfolio Manager at Morgan Stanley on the Proprietary Credit trading desk and also at Commerzbank Capital Corp. He also worked in Investment Banking & Leverage Finance at UBS and Credit Suisse, respectively from 1997 - 2002. Raj holds an MBA from Rollins College and resides in New York City.

Rick Ecklord
Senior Managing Director & Partner

 
Rick Ecklord is a Senior Managing Director and Partner, with primary responsibility for trading and technology. Rick joined Sandell Asset Management Corp. in 2001. From 2000 to 2001, Rick worked for Spear, Leeds & Kellogg / Goldman Sachs, Inc. as a trader. He worked for Renata Trading LLC, as an options trader in 2000. From 1998 to 2000, Rick worked for Sakura Dellshar, Inc. as a trader. He worked for McNamara Trading Inc., as a trader in 1996 to 1998 and with AIG Trading Group as an assistant trader in 1996. Rick graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in 1995.