R. Spencer Potts joined MidOcean in 2016 as Global Head of Marketing with a career spanning 25 years in capital markets / financial services. Mr. Potts' last 15 years have been specifically dedicated to the portfolio construction and marketing of institutional investment portfolios centered around alternative assets including hedge funds, private equity, real estate & venture capital.
Previously, Mr. Potts was Head of Business Development at CIFC. Earlier, Mr. Potts was a Managing Member and Head of Business Development for Silver Creek Capital LLC. Prior to joining Silver Creek, Mr. Potts was a director within Merrill Lynch's Hedge Fund Origination Group (2004), both sourcing and marketing institutional hedge-fund portfolios.
Prior to Merrill Lynch, Mr. Potts was a portfolio manager with Pinnacle Asset Management (11/01-5/04), a New York-based fund-of-hedge-funds group.
Mr. Potts is Capital Chair for New York City's largest poverty frontline center, The River Fund New York (www.riverfundny.org), and is an active board member for an emerging ad/tech company, Plyfe (www.plyfe.com), and for the University of New Hampshire Foundation supporting the "R. Spencer Potts '92 Scholarship Fund".
Mr. Potts holds a B.A. in History from the University of New Hampshire.