Investment Professionals

Investment Professionals

Till Bechtolsheimer | Chief Executive Officer and Portfolio Manager

Till Bechtolsheimer is a Co-Founder and CEO of Arosa and the Portfolio Manager of the Arosa Opportunistic Fund. From 2007 until founding Arosa, he was a Portfolio Manager/Director at UBS O’Connor LLC covering the energy sector, at first for the O’Connor Fundamental Long/Short Directional Fund and after early 2010 for the O’Connor Fundamental Long/Short Market Neutral Fund. Prior to joining UBS O’Connor, he was an Associate Director in the Private Equity and Hedge Fund teams at UBS Wealth Management in Zurich from 2005 to 2007. He graduated with honors from The University of Dublin, Trinity College in 2005 with a B.A in Economics with Philosophy.

Abraham Joseph | Partner and Portfolio Manager

Abraham Joseph is a Co-Founder of Arosa and the Portfolio Manager for the Arosa Market Neutral Fund. From 2008 until founding Arosa, Mr. Joseph was a Portfolio Manager/Director covering the energy sector for the O’Connor Fundamental Long/Short Market Neutral Fund at UBS O'Connor. From 2004 to 2008, he was an energy sector Analyst/Vice President at Delaware Street Capital. From 2002 to 2004 Mr. Joseph was an Analyst in the Investment Banking Group at Merrill Lynch & Co. He graduated with honors in 2002 from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Economics. 

Michael Farah | Senior Analyst

Michael Farah is a Managing Director and Senior Analyst for Arosa covering Oilfield Services. Prior to joining Arosa, he served as Vice President and Senior Oilfield Services Analyst at PointState Capital LP from May 2011 to March 2013, reporting to the managing partner and CEO. He was the Senior Oilfield Services Analyst for the energy group at Millennium Partners from May 2008 to May 2011, with sole responsibility for coverage of approximately 40 names. Prior to Millennium, he joined Merrill Lynch & Co. in October 2004 as a junior analyst on the Oilfield Services team, before becoming Vice President in 2008 with lead coverage of five companies. He began his career in July 2003 as a Junior Credit Analyst covering Utilities and Pipelines at MetLife Investments. He graduated with honors from the University of Virginia in May 2003 with a B.S. from the McIntire School of Commerce. Michael is a CFA charterholder.

Anish Patel | Senior Analyst

Anish Patel is a Managing Director and the Senior Analyst for Arosa covering Exploration and Production.  Prior to joining Arosa, Anish was a Managing Director at PointState Capital LP where he focused on Oil & Gas investments. Before PointState, Anish was a Managing Director/Co-Head of ISI Group’s Exploration & Production Equity Research team, which ranked #1 in the 2012 Institutional Investor All-America Research Team survey. Prior to ISI, Anish was a Vice President at Credit Suisse covering the Mid-Cap Exploration & Production sector and was a core contributing analyst for global natural gas markets. He was the recipient of the 2010 Institutional Investor All-America award for the Best Up & Comer in the Oil & Gas Exploration & Production sector. Anish has also held positions at Wachovia Securities and Cambridge Associates prior to Credit Suisse. Anish graduated from Tufts University in 2001 with a B.A. in Economics and is a CFA charterholder.

Peter Chidyllo | Senior Analyst

Peter Chidyllo is a Managing Director and Senior Analyst for Arosa. Prior to joining Arosa, he served as a Partner at Encompass/PioneerPath Capital from July 2008 to February 2014, overseeing both domestic and international Oil Service investments. He was the Senior Oilfield Services Analyst for the energy group at Talek Investments from March 2006 to July 2008, with primary coverage of the long/short Oil Services' equity portfolio. He began his career in June 2004 as an Analyst in the Restructuring Group at Houlihan Lokey, engaged on a number of bankruptcies, liquidations, and solvency cases. He graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia in May 2004 with a B.S. in Commerce.

Josh Jones | Senior Analyst

Josh Jones is a Director and Senior Analyst for Arosa.  Prior to joining Arosa, he served as Manager of Downstream Planning at Pioneer Natural Resources from March 2014 to June 2015, overseeing business development and macroeconomic analysis for the Permian Basin.  From June 2011 to February 2014, he was a Financial Analyst for Pioneer's Eagle Ford Asset Team and Supervisor of Investor Relations.  Prior to Pioneer, he served as an Airborne Ranger qualified Captain in the United States Army and deployed to Iraq in 2007 as an Infantry Platoon Leader.  He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2005 with a B.S. in Economics and earned an M.B.A. in Finance and Strategy from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in 2014.

Jason Modine | Senior Analyst

Jason Modine is a Director and Senior Analyst for Arosa.  Prior to joining Arosa, he served as Global Convertible Arbitrage/HY Bond Portfolio Manager overseeing $1.6B at UBS O’Connor from August 2007 to January 2016, focusing on the global energy sector and special structures.  From October 2001 to August 2007 Jason was Global Head of Data Management at UBS for the Alternative and Quantitative Investments (A&Q) platform. He started his career in February 2000 at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. as an Investment Specialist.  Jason graduated from Purdue University in December 1999 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. 

Ted Heyn | Senior Analyst

Ted Heyn is a Director and Senior Analyst for Arosa covering the Midstream sector. Prior to joining Arosa, Ted was a Vice President and Senior Midstream/Utilities Analyst at PointState Capital LP from October 2011 to May 2016. Prior to PointState, Ted was a Senior Analyst at Catapult Capital focusing on energy infrastructure and the electric utility sector. Prior to Catapult, Ted was an equity research analyst at Citigroup covering the U.S. Utility and Power sector. Ted began his career as an investment banking analyst at CIBC in the Global Power & Utilities Team. Ted graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in 2000.

Other Key Personnel

Jeff Baisley | Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Baisley, CPA, is the Chief Operating Officer of Arosa. Prior to joining Arosa, he served as the Chief Financial Officer and was a Principal of Graham Capital Management L.P. (“Graham”) where he was responsible for the management and oversight of the middle office, treasury operation, financial reporting and corporate accounting departments of Graham. He joined Graham in 2004 as the Manager of Financial Reporting before becoming Chief Financial Officer in 2008. He was Vice President of Financial Reporting for Global Equity Derivatives at RBC Dominion Securities from June 2001 until March 2004. From August 2000 until January 2001 he was Director of the Perseus Debt Opportunity Fund focusing on investments in distressed situations. From March 1996 to June 2000 he held positions of increasing responsibility at UBS Warburg AG, including Business Manager/Analyst in the Distressed Debt trading group. From June 1993 to February 1996 he was an Assistant Vice President in the Firm Trading Accounting Department of Lehman Brothers Inc. He began his career as a staff auditor at Ernst & Young LLC in September 1991. He received a B.S. in Accounting from Fordham University in 1991.

Jonathan Feiler | General Counsel

Jonathan Feiler is the General Counsel of Arosa. Prior to joining Arosa, he was an Associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP from 2007 until 2015, where his practice focused on advising investment funds and investment advisers in connection with their structuring, formation and ongoing operational needs, as well as regulatory and compliance issues. He received his J.D. cum laude from Boston University School of Law in 2007 and received a B.S. in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany in 2003.

David Zapata | Head Trader

David Zapata is the Head Trader for Arosa. Prior to joining Arosa, David was Global Head of Trading at Artio Global Investors (acquired by Aberdeen Asset Management in May of 2013). David began his career at Julius Baer Investment Management (“JBIM”) as a Portfolio Analyst for the International Equity team from September 2000 to November 2006, before transitioning as a Trader for the Global Equities desk. David graduated from Lehigh University in May of 2000 where he received a B.S. in Finance with a concentration in Economics and International Relations.

Brian O'Sullivan | Director of Operations

Brian O’Sullivan is the Director of Operations for Arosa. Prior to joining Arosa, Brian was a Managing Director at Tigress Financial Partners where he was the Head of Sales and Trading. Before Tigress, Brian worked on the equity supervision team at Nomura from 2011-2014. Prior to Nomura, he worked in the wealth management division of AXA Advisors. He spent the prior 12 years as a domestic equity trader at Citigroup. He received both his B.S. in Finance (1991) and his M.B.A. in Finance (1999) from Fordham University.

Jeffrey Peate | Director of Marketing

Jeff Peate is the Director of Marketing at Arosa. Prior to joining Arosa, he served as a Principal in the Client and Partner Group at KKR where he was responsible for client management and capital raising activities across KKR’s investment platform. He joined Prisma Capital Partners in 2008 and was directly involved in Prisma's marketing and client service efforts. From 2005 to 2008 he was with BBR Partners where he was involved in client management activities and assisting in analyzing alternative investments. Prior to BBR Partners, he worked in the capital markets consulting group at Thomson Financial. He graduated from Columbia University in 2003 with a B.A. in History. Jeff is a CAIA Charter Holder.