Team

The ongoing success of Cedar Ridge Partners is directly attributable to a highly experienced professional investment team that has been strategically built to operate effectively in the less liquid, more volatile, post Dodd-Frank credit world. This team combines a variety of unique skills to form a cohesive group with a unified purpose: deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns through a variety of alternative investment structures.

Alan Hart

Managing Partner and
Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Hart is the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Cedar Ridge Partners, LLC. He serves as the Portfolio Manager for Cedar Ridge Investors Fund I, LP, Cedar Ridge Short-Term Fund, LP, the Cedar Ridge Unconstrained Credit Fund and the Firm's separately managed accounts. The Founder of Cedar Ridge Partners in 2004, Mr. Hart has over 30 years of fixed income experience in the structuring and trading of municipal bonds and high-yield transactions at firms including Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co and The First Boston Corporation. He holds an M.B.A. (Finance) from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and received a B.S. (Business) from California State University, Chico.

Jeffrey Rosenkranz


Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Rosenkranz is a Portfolio Manager and serves in that capacity for the Cedar Ridge Investors Fund I, LP and the Cedar Ridge Unconstrained Credit Fund, as well as serving as a member of the Portfolio Management Team, the Firm's Investment Committee and the Risk Committee. He has 17 years of experience investing in the credit markets, with an emphasis in high yield, distressed debt, and special situations. Prior to joining Cedar Ridge Partners, Mr. Rosenkranz was a Partner and the Director of Research for Cooperstown Capital Management, and a Founding Principal and Co-Head of Research for Durham Asset Management. He began his career at Ernst & Young LLP and The Delaware Bay Company, and holds an M.B.A. (Finance and Accounting) from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and received a B.A. (Economics and Spanish) from Duke University. Mr. Rosenkranz is also Certified Public Accountant.

Eileen Spencer

Chief Operating Officer
Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. Spencer is the Firm's Chief Compliance and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Cedar Ridge Partners, she has served as the operations manager for The Torrey Family Office and Chief Operations Officer for Torrey Associates, a New York based fund of funds. She has worked in the securities industry for firms including The First Boston Corporation, Paine Webber, Alex Brown & Sons, and Kidder Peabody & Co. She attended State University of New York at Oswego.

Guy Benstead

Partner and Portfolio Manager

Mr. Benstead is a Partner of Cedar Ridge Partners, LLC. He is a member of the Portfolio Management Team, the firm's Investment Committee and the Risk Committee. Mr. Benstead joined Cedar Ridge Partners in 2005, and his fixed income experience spans over 30 years in the credit and interest rate risk markets at firms including Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and Drexel Burnham Lambert. He holds an M.B.A. (Finance) from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and received a B.A. (International Relations) from the University of California, Davis.
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David Falk

Partner and
Director of Research

Mr. Falk is a Partner and the Director of Research for Cedar Ridge Partners, LLC. He serves as a Portfolio Manager for the Cedar Ridge Short-Term Fund, LP, and the Cedar Ridge Unconstrained Credit Fund, and is a member of the Firm's Investment Committee and the Risk Committee. Mr. Falk joined Cedar Ridge Partners in 2009, and has over 32 years of broad-based fixed income experience as a trader, research analyst and investment banker for firms including DEPFA First Albany Securities, Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., Lazard Freres & Co. and Caine Gressel Midgley Slater. He holds a Master of Regional Planning degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received a B.A. (Economics and Urban Studies) from Northwestern University.