Multiple decades of experience analyzing European equities
Founding Partner &
Mr. Taselaar is the Founding Partner and Portfolio Manager for Lucerne Capital Management. In 2000, Mr. Taselaar founded Lucerne Capital Management, LP, previously named Reach Capital Management, LLC. Prior to founding Lucerne, he was a Senior Managing Director at ABN AMRO New York as Head of European Equities from 1995 to 2001. From 1988 until 1994, Mr. Taselaar was a Corporate Finance Analyst at ABN AMRO in Amsterdam. Mr. Taselaar holds a law degree from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and an MBA from Columbia University.
Mr. Hovers is a Partner and Portfolio Manager for Lucerne Capital Management. Prior to joining Lucerne in 2007, Mr. Hovers was Head of Pan European Small and Mid-Cap Equity Research at ABN AMRO. He also held a position as Head of Benelux Equity Research, and prior to that was a Senior Equity Analyst while at ABN AMRO. Mr. Hovers’ career began as an equity analyst at Rabobank. He received a graduate degree in Economics from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Senior Research Analyst
Mr. Copplestone is a Senior Research Analyst for Lucerne Capital Management. Prior to joining Lucerne in 2014, Mr. Copplestone was Founding Partner of Mermaid Asset Management, Senior Managing Director of ABN AMRO and President of Alfred Berg Inc. and Enskilda Securities Inc. Mr. Copplestone received his BA in Economics from the University of Kent, Canterbury.
Chief Marketing Officer & Head of Sustainability
Ms. Taselaar is the Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Sustainability for Lucerne Capital Management. Prior to joining Lucerne in 2019, Ms. Taselaar was an Account Strategist at Google LLC. Ms. Taselaar received her BA from Georgetown University and is currently pursuing an MS in Sustainability Management at The Earth Institute at Columbia University.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Verrico is the Chief Financial Officer for Lucerne Capital Management. Prior to joining Lucerne in 2013, Mr. Verrico was an Associate at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Verrico received his BBA from Loyola College in Maryland and his MBA in Finance from Fairfield University.
Ms. Badagliacca is the Executive Assistant for Lucerne Capital Management. Prior to joining Lucerne in 2014, Ms. Badagliacca was an Administrative Assistant at CDP Electric Inc. and an Administrative Assistant to the General Counsel at IBM. Ms. Badagliacca received her Associate Degree from Westchester Community College.