OUR TEAM

Multiple decades of experience analyzing European equities
Pieter Taselaar
Founding Partner & Portfolio Manager

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.

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Thijs Hovers
Partner &
Portfolio Manager

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.

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Jonathan Copplestone
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.

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Thibault van Heeswijk
Research Analyst

Mr. van Heeswijk is a Research Analyst for Lucerne Capital Management. Prior to joining Lucerne in 2017, Mr. van Heeswijk was an Associate at Quore Capital. Mr. van Heeswijk received his BA and Masters in Financial Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

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Aaron Greenberg
Research Analyst

Mr. Greenberg is a Research Analyst for Lucerne Capital Management. Prior to joining Lucerne in 2020, Mr. Greenberg was a CIB Portfolio Manager at Wells Fargo Bank. Mr. Greenberg received his BA in Economics and History from Yale University.

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Claudia Taselaar
Marketing Director

Ms. Taselaar is the Marketing Director 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.

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Brynn Ressa
Marketing Assistant

Ms. Ressa is the Marketing Assistant for Lucerne Capital Management. Prior to joining Lucerne in 2020, Ms. Ressa received her BA from Colgate University.

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Patrick Moroney
Chief Operating & Compliance Officer

Mr. Moroney is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for Lucerne Capital Management. Prior to joining Lucerne in 2014, Mr. Moroney was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at Cura Capital and Sankofa Capital, and a Director for UBS. Mr. Moroney received his BBA and MBA from Iona College.

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Ernest Verrico
Senior Controller

Mr. Verrico is the Senior Controller 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.

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Matthew Ostrye
Head of Middle-Office

Mr. Ostrye is the Head of Middle-Office for Lucerne Capital Management. Prior to joining Lucerne in 2019, Mr. Otrye was Vice President of Operations at Taylor Woods Capital and an Operations Associate at FrontPoint Partners. Mr. Ostrye received his BA and MBA from Fairfield University.

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Sean Poyntz
Head of Trading

Mr. Poyntz is Head of Trading for Lucerne Capital Management. Prior to joining Lucerne in 2014, Mr. Poyntz was a Syndicated Loans Analyst Intern at Thomson Reuters. Mr. Poyntz received his BA from Iona College and his Executive Masters from Brown.

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Vivian Badagliacca
Executive Assistant

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.

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