Areas of Focus
Enterprise Risk Assessment, Operations, Strategic Planning
Mr. Steffora has more than 14 years of experience working in the investment industry, including trading, security analysis, portfolio management, manager research and consulting prior to joining NexTier. In addition, Mr. Steffora most recently served as a senior investment analyst in the opportunistic strategies group at Ennis Knupp and Associates Inc. (Ennis Knupp, currently known as Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting, Inc., an Aon plc company). At EnnisKnupp, he helped build out the firm’s hedge fund practice, performing due diligence on a wide variety of alternative strategies. On the client side, he oversaw manager searches and developed alternative manager portfolios for both public and private institutions.
Prior to joining EnnisKnupp, Mr. Steffora served as an analyst and partner at two startup hedge funds, Tensor Holdings LLC and Select Holdings LLC. These funds pursued equity and options based strategies and his work included portfolio management, administration and setup processes. He began his career as a trading assistant on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, which merged with the Chicago Board of Trade in July 2007 to become a designated contract market of the CME Group Inc.
Mr. Steffora received a BS degree in mechanical engineering and materials science from Duke University.
Mr. Steffora is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Colorado.