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Jonathan Leong, CFA

Board Member

Jonathan Leong is a founding partner and Chief Investment Officer at Aumakua Capital Management L.L.C., where he brings more than sixteen years of buyside experience in Special Situations, Event-Driven investments and Volatility trading, working in Los Angeles, Honolulu, and Hong Kong. Prior to Aumakua, he co-founded Pivotal Investments Limited, where he served as vice president and managed several long/short and event portfolios.  Previously, he worked as an analyst and trader at Evolution Capital Management in its special situations and volatility desks.  


During his sixteen years in the hedge fund industry, he established an extensive network within the corporate and investment communities, held several board and board observation seats on private companies, and helped build and grow three successful hedge fund start ups along with several other asset management firms where he held management level positions.


He is a Charter Financial Analyst and has earned his Master of Finance at Claremont McKenna College.  He received his B.S. from Harvey Mudd College, where he double majored in molecular biology and economics (Claremont McKenna College).  He currently teaches Finance at Oregon State University where he is also the Program Development Coordinator for the Finance Department.  He also holds teaching positions at Claremont Graduate University and Santa Monica College.