Sean Cumiskey is Managing Director and heads the Investment Strategies Group. Mr. Cumiskey is a member of Ivy's Executive Committee, Investment Committee and the Investment Risk Management Committee. Mr. Cumiskey joined Ivy in May 2004 from Meridian Capital Partners, an independent fund of funds, where he was responsible for strategic client relationships and was a member of the firm's risk management committee. Prior to joining Meridian in 2002, he was Director of Portfolio Strategy for myCFO Investment Advisory Services, where he directed the firm's hedge fund and private equity investments. Previously, Mr. Cumiskey worked as a Principal at Banc of America Securities and as a Director with Barra, Inc. Mr. Cumiskey began his career with Chase Manhattan Bank in the real estate finance and asset management groups. Mr. Cumiskey holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.