Meet the Team
Douglas J. Hedley
Chief Investment Strategist
Doug is a portfolio and wealth management industry veteran with 32 years of financial services experience. Before joining Paritas Capital Management, he served as an investment advisor to ultra-high-net-worth families at Fieldpoint Private, a boutique wealth management firm where he advised client portfolios totaling more than $500 million in assets. The portfolios were typically multi-asset class, including individual equities, ETF’s, mutual funds, fixed income, hedge funds, private equity and real estate holdings.
In his earlier career, Doug worked for leading wealth advisory firms such as E.F. Hutton, UBS, Smith Barney and Citigroup. His knowledge and experience as a portfolio manager, investment advisor, asset allocator, and technical analyst should benefit Paritas’ investors. He has built proprietary risk management models for trading equity index futures and interest rate, energy and currency markets. This experience serves as the foundational basis for the quantitative analytics used in Paritas’ portfolio construction models and investment research today.
Doug is a 1983 graduate of Arizona State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Doug lives in New Canaan, Connecticut with his wife and two sons.
Michael J. Pakula
Mike joined Paritas Capital Management to serve as the co-portfolio manager of the firm’s investment strategies. He previously was the Head of Analytics at Park Avenue Securities where he worked in partnership with the firm’s business development team of more than 2,800 Financial Advisors to identify investment opportunities that would benefit their client’s portfolios. His objective was to ensure the business development team and Financial Advisors had the optimal technological infrastructure to effectively service their clients.
Mike brings in-depth knowledge and expertise in portfolio analytics, performance reporting, operations, systems integration, and programming to Paritas to maximize the productivity of the team. Earlier in his career, Mike worked at Fieldpoint Private Bank & Trust in developing a platform of portfolio management and financial planning applications for the firm. His responsibilities grew to include managing the investment performance reporting, investment-related planning applications. securities operations and client investment policy management.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Finance and Accounting from Bentley University. Additionally, Mike attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as a computer science major which has given him a strong skill set in various financial programming areas.
Peter J. Myers, CPA
Chief Compliance Officer/Chief Financial Officer
Pete is a results-oriented executive officer with 23 years of financial and operations experience. Prior to helping establish Paritas, Pete served as the Director of Finance at Two Sigma Investments and later with two hedge fund start-up firms as the Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
Pete began his career at Ernst & Young where he audited hedge funds and broker dealers. Pete’s experience includes roles at CIBC World Markets with responsibilities for the development and implementation of a global accounting system and Rockview Management, a statistical arbitrage fund. In 1996, Peter joined Tudor Investment Corporation with the team responsible for investment accounting functions such as reconciliation, NAV processing, and preparation of financial statements.
Pete is a 1993 graduate of Villanova University and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accountancy. He resides in East Brunswick, New Jersey with his wife and their four children.
Director, Business Development
J.W. joined Paritas in June 2017 as Director, Business Development. J.W. brings over 15 years of business development, relationship management, and client service experience within the RIA industry. His priorities are to build long-lasting relationships and provide an extraordinary client experience to the RIA firms who decide to incorporate Paritas’ core balanced risk portfolio strategies.
Prior to joining Paritas, J.W. was with Breckinridge Capital Advisors for over 10 years in a variety of roles, most recently as Vice President, Key Accounts Manager on their Consultant Relations team. In this role, his responsibilities included developing and serving key relationships within the RIAs and Family Offices. He began his career at global custodian Brown Brothers Harriman in their Corporate Actions area.
J.W. is an active supporter of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, currently serving on the Basic Science Visiting Committee and Co-Chair of the Leadership Council Annual Giving Committee.
J.W. is a 2001 graduate from Gettysburg College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a concentration in Japanese Studies. He holds a NASD Series 65 license. J.W. currently resides in the Beacon Hill neighborhood in Boston.