FOUNDER & CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER
Joshua Pearl is the Founder and CIO of Hickory Lane, a long/short equity asset manager. He focuses on equity investments and special situations utilizing a fundamentals-based approach. From 2011-2020, he served as a Managing Director and Partner at Brahman Capital. Previously, he structured high yield financings, leveraged buyouts, and restructurings as a Director at UBS Investment Bank. Prior to UBS, he was an investment banker at Moelis & Company and Deutsche Bank. He earned his BS in Business from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business in 2003. He is also the co-author of Investment Banking: Valuation, LBOs, M&A, and IPOs and The Little Book of Investing Like the Pros.
YOSEF METAL, CPA
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Yosef Metal, CPA is the Chief Financial Officer of Hickory Lane. He leads accounting, finance, and operations, as well as implementing best practices and risk controls. Previously, he was CFO of Soros Capital Management, where he was responsible for accounting, finance, and operations. Prior to Soros, he was CFO of Bowery Investment Management, where he was responsible for non-investment financial functions. Before Bowery, he was the Controller at Longacre Fund Management and a Fund Accountant at Sandelman Partners. Yosef began his career at RSM McGladreyas a Senior Accountant. He earned his B.S. in Accounting from Touro College and is a New York State Licensed CPA.
HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & IR
Jackie Wang is the Head of Business Development and Investor Relations for Hickory Lane. She leads the marketing and investor relations effort for the firm. Previously, she was a Director at Deutsche Bank Wealth Management, where she was responsible for managing the alternative investments platform and performing due diligence on hedge fund managers. Prior to Deutsche Bank, she was a Senior Research Analyst at Arden Asset Management, a NY-based fund of hedge funds. She started her career at Citigroup, as an Equity Research Assistant covering the Internet sector. Jackie earned her B.B.A in Finance and Investments at Baruch College.
VICTOR XIANG, CFA, CAIA
Victor Xiang, CFA, CAIA is an Analyst at Hickory Lane, where he focuses on equity investments in the technology/media/telecom sectors and special situations. Previously, he was an analyst intern at Brahman Capital (2020) and Owl Creek Asset Management (2019). Prior to Brahman, he was a senior analyst at Centre Asset Management covering global equities from 2015-2018. Prior to Centre, he was a distressed credit analyst at Debtwire from 2013- 2014. Victor received his B.A. in Accountancy from Baruch College in 2013. He earned his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in 2020 where he was a graduate of the Value Investing Program. Victor is also a CFA and CAIA charter holder.
ADAM FRIEDMAN, CFA
Adam Friedman, CFA is an Analyst at Hickory Lane, where he focuses on equity investments in the industrials sector. Previously, he was an equity research associate at Seaport Global Securities on the Aerospace & Defense team. Prior to Seaport, he worked at Wolfe Research on the Airlines and Aerospace & Defense team, which received a #1 ranking from Institutional Investor. Adam graduated from UCLA with a BA in Economics in 2016 and is a CFA charter holder.
Michael Nave is an Analyst at Hickory Lane, where he focuses on equity investments in the consumer sector. Previously, he was an analyst intern at Moore Capital Management (2019) covering consumer equity. Before Moore, he was a research analyst / associate covering U.S. equities at Lateef Investment Management (2014-2018). He earned his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in 2020 where he was a graduate of the Value Investing Program. Michael received his B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2014.
Ryan Shon is an Analyst Intern at Hickory Lane, where he focuses on equity investments. Previously, he was a Vice President at JPMorgan focused on mortgage strategy and portfolio optimization from 2017-2020. Prior to JPMorgan, he was a financial analyst focused on M&A, business development, and franchise strategy at The Wendy’s Company during its transformation plan under Trian Fund Management. Ryan graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in Finance in 2014. He is an M.B.A. candidate at Columbia Business School, class of 2022.
Isabel Millstein is an Analyst Intern at Hickory Lane. Previously, she was a Business Analyst Intern at Milo and Hector, an agency that builds and launches early-stage businesses (Summer 2019). Prior to that, she interned at Mindspace, a coworking provider in Tel Aviv, Israel as a data analyst intern (Summer 2018). She graduated in May 2020 from Indiana University with a B.S. degree in Informatics and a concentration in business through the Kelley School of Business.