The Glacier Peak Advantage:

Glacier Peak's competitive edge is deep rooted in our people, patience and structure. Our goal is to deliver superior risk-adjusted investment returns to our partners. We utilize a thoughtful opportunistic value approach in publicly traded equities, an approach that has driven our performance since our initial fund launched in 1991. Having a singular investment philosophy allows our team to work collaboratively to identify core investments that we feel are  mispriced. We are not trying to be “all things to all people”. We understand that our investment approach is unique to the marketplace, but our partners trust that our focus and commitment will always be on doing our best to protect partner capital from permanent loss while providing steady long term compounding returns. 

John Rudolf - Image John Rudolf President/ Senior Portfolio Manager

John C. Rudolf is Founder, President, and Senior Portfolio Manager for Glacier Peak Capital. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1970 and attended the Columbia University Graduate School under the Herbert Lehman Doctoral Fellowship.

John began his investment career in New York City in 1974, joining Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. in 1975. He founded Summit Capital Partners, a value-oriented private investment fund, in 1984 while at Oppenheimer. In 1988, he moved to Seattle as partner in charge of Oppenheimer’s Pacific Northwest operations. John founded Summit Capital in 1996, an independent registered investment advisory firm managing individual accounts and several private investment funds. In 2012, he sold his majority interest in Summit Capital and founded Glacier Peak Capital to focus his investing efforts on the Glacier Peak U.S. Value Fund and Glacier Peak Global Value Fund, which originally began as Summit Capital Partners in 1984. He is currently a board member of Detrex Corporation, a publicly traded company based in Detroit, and was the inaugural Presidential Fellow of Chapman University in Orange, California.

Assorted community activities over his career have included: Chair of the Building Committee for New York’s Pelham Art Center; board member and co-chair of the Million Dollar Roundtable of the United Way of King County; board member and chair of the University of Notre Dame Art Museum; trustee of the Pacific Northwest Ballet; chairman of the College Baseball Classic Foundation; board member of Andean Health and Development; advisor to the Investment Management Program at the University of Notre Dame Business School; advisory member of the Institute For Prostate Cancer Research [a consortium of the University of Washington Medical School and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center]; a member of Seattle's "Monday Club"; and a board advisor to The Vital Ground Foundation. John has been a lifelong athlete and youth sports coach, active in cycling, tennis, skiing, running, triathlons, hiking, and mountain climbing- reaching the summit of many of the great mountains of the Pacific Northwest and 7 of the 8 highest mountains on the world’s continents, coming up short in 2010 at 24,000 feet on Mount Everest.  

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Jon McCullough Assistant Portfolio Manager

Jon is a Portfolio Manager and Analyst at Glacier Peak. Prior to joining the firm in December 2015, he worked at WHV Investment Management as an investment member of several of their strategies. Before moving to Seattle in 2008, he worked at J.P. Morgan as a research associate and in equity sales. He received his bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

James Rudolf - Image James Rudolf Chief Operating Officer/ Partner

James oversees all business operations for Glacier Peak and provides equity research, trading and portfolio analysis for both investment strategies. He draws on his eleven year banking, real estate and finance experiences in New York to offer a unique perspective on value and risk analysis. Prior to joining Glacier he worked at Morgan Stanley in Seattle after moving his family from New York in 2011. He is a 2001 graduate of Middlebury College with a B.A. in political science.

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