Bergen Asset Management, LLC (“Bergen”) is a New York-based global asset management firm focusing on equity investments in high growth publicly-traded and private companies, primarily outside of the United States. Bergen is sector-agnostic but has a particular preference for investments in industries that have the potential for above-market medium term appreciation.
Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director
Mr. Tablis brings a wealth of legal and financial experience to Bergen. Prior to founding Bergen, Mr. Tablis was one of the three co-founders and Managing Directors of SpringTree Global Investors, LLC, a New York funds management firm. Prior to that, Mr. Tablis worked as a securities and M&A lawyer at Chapman Tripp, the largest New Zealand law firm; was a securities and M&A attorney at Fried Frank, a large New York bulge bracket law firm; worked in the senior Of Counsel position at Moses & Singer, a well-known mid-sized New York law firm; and was the Managing Director of KTA Capital, a registered New York broker-dealer that focused on small-cap public markets outside of the United States.
Mr. Tablis is admitted to the Bar in New York. Mr. Tablis holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Burns has been with Bergen since the firm’s inception and focuses on managing the firm's operations and financial planning and reporting, as well as the firm’s treasury function.
Prior to joining Bergen, Mr. Burns worked as an Operations Associate with International Fund Services, a division of State Street Alternative Investment Solutions, and as an Analyst with SpringTree Global Investors, LLC.
Mr. Burns has completed Level 1 of the CFA Program and holds a BBA in Finance from James Madison University.
Mr. Patel manages the firm’s accounting function.
Prior to joining Bergen, Mr. Patel was an Assurance Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and a Fund Controller’s Group Associate at FLSV Fund Administration Services, LLC, serving the Morgan Stanley Private Equity and Infrastructure Funds.
Mr. Patel is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York, and holds a BBA in Accounting from Pace University.
Mr. Muchnik is part of the operations and accounting team at Bergen.
Most recently, Mr. Muchnik was a hedge fund administrator for U.S. Bank’s fund operations division. Prior to that, he was an equity trader for Trillium Trading LLC based in New York.
Mr. Muchnik has completed Level 1 of the CFA Program and holds a B.S. in Finance from Pennsylvania State University Smeal School of Business, as well as a minor in Corporate Law.
Mr. Sweeney provides analytical and due diligence support to the senior members of the investment team.
Most recently, Mr. Sweeney was a Financial Reporting Analyst at Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, a leading global alternative asset manager.
Mr. Sweeney is a CFA charterholder, a CAIA charterholder, and holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida.
Chief Administrative Officer
Ms. Johnson oversees the administrative functions at Bergen.
Prior to joining Bergen, Ms. Johnson worked as a paralegal at Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson LLP, a full-service law firm, providing support to senior partners within the real estate department in New York City.
Ms. Johnson holds a BA in Media Studies and a Paralegal Studies Certification, both from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Vice-President, Bergen Capital (Australia), LLC
Mr. Clisdell brings extensive experience to the Bergen team, gained over the years in the Australian financial sector across the Sydney and Melbourne markets.
Prior to joining Bergen, Mr. Clisdell led the middle market corporate advisory / M&A practice for Credit Suisse's Private Bank in Melbourne, servicing a number of ultra-high-net-worth families, as well as public and private companies across a range of industries. Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. Clisdell was an M&A banker with Greenhill & Co. in Sydney, and worked in Equity Capital Markets at Ord Minnett Corporate Finance. Mr. Clisdell began his career with Arthur Anderson and following its acquisition of Arthur Anderson in Australia, Ernst & Young.
Mr. Clisdell holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance & Economics) from the University of Sydney, is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, and holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from FINSIA.
Vice-President, Bergen Capital (UK) Limited
Mr. Norton has extensive experience in both corporate law and investment banking with a specific focus on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM Market.
Prior to joining Bergen, Mr. Norton practiced as a solicitor at K&L Gates before moving to investment banking, first joining the corporate finance department of Westhouse Securities and, most recently, finnCap. Whilst working in corporate finance, Mr. Norton advised on a number of AIM IPOs and fundraisings, mostly in the natural resources sectors and was classified as a Qualified Executive by the London Stock Exchange.
Mr. Norton is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and holds an MA from Edinburgh University and a Diploma in Corporate Finance from the ICAEW.
Senior Dealer, Bergen Capital (UK) Limited
Mr. Stevenson brings considerable stock market knowledge and dealing experience on the London Stock Exchange to Bergen.
Prior to joining Bergen, Mr. Stevenson was an equity market-maker, which entailed executing client orders whilst managing risk positions at Liberum Capital Ltd, Peel Hunt LLP, and Merrill Lynch. He has specialized in the small-cap sector where he has over 20 years of experience and has established an extensive network of market relationships.
Mr. Stevenson holds a Joint Honours BSc in Mathematics and Physics from King's College, University of London.
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Mr. Drabkin heads the legal and compliance functions at Bergen and is responsible for matters relating to fund formation, portfolio transactions and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining Bergen, Mr. Drabkin served as in-house counsel at Colony NorthStar, Inc., a publicly-traded REIT with an embedded investment management platform, and concurrently served as General Counsel and Secretary of NorthStar/RXR New York Metro Real Estate, Inc., a public non-traded REIT. Prior to joining NorthStar, Mr. Drabkin was an associate in the Private Funds/M&A group of Clifford Chance US LLP in New York, where he advised private and public companies and fund sponsors with respect to fund formation, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, securities laws, regulatory compliance and other general corporate matters.
Mr. Drabkin is admitted to the Bar in the State of New York and holds a B.A. and an LL.B. from McGill University.