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.
Mr. Tablis brings a wealth of legal and financial experience to Bergen. Most recently, 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.
Over the years, Mr. Lucas has developed a deep understanding of the metals & mining industry and the global investment marketplace through leadership, business development and in-depth industry research.
Prior to joining Bergen, Mr. Lucas was the Vice-President and Head of Metals & Mining Investment Banking for Rodman & Renshaw, LLC, a mid-tier full service investment bank in New York. Before that Mr. Lucas was a Metals & Mining Analyst at Bloomberg LP where he played an integral role in the creation of Bloomberg Industries’ Base Metals, Precious Metals, and Iron & Steel on-terminal research platforms focused on thematic, top-down industry analysis. Mr. Lucas holds an MBA and a BBA in Finance and Accounting from St. Bonaventure University.
Vice-President, Bergen Capital (Australia), LLC
Mr. Martin has over 11 years of investment banking and investment experience in the Australian market.
Previously, Mr. Martin worked as a valuations specialist at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sydney; was an Equity Capital Markets banker at Citibank, Sydney; was a member of the structured finance team at Investec Bank, Brisbane/Sydney; and was an investment professional at an Australian family investment office.
Mr. Martin is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance) from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from Kaplan Professional Education.
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.
Mr. Burns has been with Bergen since the firm’s inception and focuses on managing the firm's operations.
Most recently, 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.
Ms. McDonnell provides analytical and due diligence support to the senior members of the investment team.
Most recently, Ms. McDonnell was a Senior Analyst at Ipreo LLC, a global provider of market intelligence to publically listed companies and investment banks.
Ms. McDonnell holds a BS in Finance and International Business from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Chief Administrative Officer
Prior to joining Bergen, Ms. Pitman spent nine years as an Analyst at Barclays Capital working directly with senior management in the Finance department. The last two years of her tenure at Barclays were spent working on the Finance COO team wherein she coordinated a variety of internal management and support services. At Barclays Capital, she gained substantial experience with organizational transformation and team strategy for a department of over 600 people. Prior to Barclays, Ms. Pitman worked for Citigroup where she provided internal leadership for the Emerging Markets department’s programs, budget, operations and policies.
Ms. Pitman attended LeMoyne College and holds a BA in History from the University at Albany.
At Bergen, Ms. Malley focuses on providing support to the operations team. Prior to joining Bergen, Ms. Malley was a hedge fund accounting associate at AIS Fund Administration. At AIS, Ms. Malley provided investor relations and accounting support for various hedge fund and private equity clients.
Ms. Malley received a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Loyola University Maryland.