Jeffrey Barnett, Chief Operating Officer and Partner, has 14 years of finance-related management experience. Prior to joining Granite Point Capital, Mr. Barnett was Vice President of venture-backed StarMine, the financial analytic software company, where he spearheaded the development of new software tools from concept to post-sales support. During nearly four years with StarMine, Mr. Barnett built and managed a team of sales, business development and account management professionals serving global clients including UBS and Lehman Brothers. Before StarMine, he was a Vice President in the Equities Division of Credit Suisse First Boston, where his clients included the Capital Group Companies and Nicolas Applegate.Mr. Barnett is a cum laude graduate of Saint John’s University (Minnesota) and received an M.B.A. from Stanford University, from which he has twice received the Outstanding Achievement Award for volunteer service. He has been a board member or advisor to numerous not-for-profit organizations, particularly in education and the arts, and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Assistant Treasurer of Early Music America and a member of the Board of Visitors of the New England Conservatory of Music.