GOODWOOD CAPITAL MANAGEMENT IS A LONG SHORT EQUITY MANAGER SERVING INSTITUTIONS, ENDOWMENTS, AND INDIVIDUALS.
We focus on U.S. small-mid cap long short equity strategies built on an investment philosophy that is rooted in fundamental stock research.
- 5 person team – 3 investment professionals, 2 non-investment professionals
- Focused on value-oriented small-mid cap long short equity
- Fundamentally driven and research focused
- 80% employee-owned, 20% family office backed
Ryan ThibodeauxPresident/Portfolio Manager
Ryan Thibodeaux founded Goodwood Capital Management, LLC in March, 2012 and serves as a Portfolio Manager. Prior to starting Goodwood, Ryan was a Partner and Senior Equity Research Analyst with Maple Leaf Partners, LP. Maple Leaf Partners is a long short equity hedge fund started in New York by Dane Andreeff in 1996. In 2003, Julian Robertson’s Tiger Management seeded Maple Leaf and it became what is commonly referred to as a “Tiger Seed.” The firm eventually grew to over $2 billion in assets under management.
Ryan worked in Maple Leaf’s Baton Rouge, Louisiana headquarters from 2002 to 2011. Prior to Maple Leaf, Ryan worked for Morgan Stanley (2002) and was an Analyst at Enron Corp (2001). In 1998, Ryan co-founded Internet Innovations, an Internet company that was acquired in 2000. Ryan earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Louisiana State University in 2000. He is also a founding Board Member for the Emerge School for Autism.
Josh PessesPortfolio Manager
Josh joined Goodwood in January, 2013 as a Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining Goodwood, Josh was a Partner and Senior Equity Research Analyst with Maple Leaf Partners, LP from 2007 to 2012. Maple Leaf Partners is a long short equity hedge fund started in New York by Dane Andreeff in 1996. In 2003, Julian Robertson’s Tiger Management seeded Maple Leaf and it became what is commonly referred to as a “Tiger Seed.” The firm eventually grew to over $2 billion in assets under management.
Josh worked in Maple Leaf’s New York office beginning in 2007 and relocated to the Baton Rouge, Louisiana headquarters in 2010. Before joining Maple Leaf, Josh was an Equity Research Associate Analyst at Banc of America Securities (2005-2007). Prior to Banc of America, Josh was an Equity Research Associate Analyst at Morgan Keegan & Co (2003-2005). Josh earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Rhodes College in 2001. He serves as Treasurer for St. James Episcopal Church.
Jonathan BaleManaging Director
Jonathan joined Goodwood in December, 2013. Prior to joining Goodwood, Jonathan worked at FPL Asset Management (2013). Prior to FPL Asset Management, Jonathan played golf internationally for the Golf Union of Wales. As a representative of his native country’s National Team Jonathan competed in over 100 World Ranking events across Europe and the United States, regularly participating in clinics, outings, and Pro-Ams benefiting various charities and non-profit organizations.
Before playing for his national team, Jonathan played collegiate golf at Louisiana Tech University from 2008 to 2012 where he also served on the Board of Directors for the NCAA Student Athletic Advisory committee. During his time at Louisiana Tech University, Jonathan received Academic and Athletic All-Conference Honors all four years he competed, was named Outstanding Senior Scholar by the KPMG College of Business, selected for membership into the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society for business, and in 2011 was named Athletic and Academic Student of the Year. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Jonathan earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics, and a Master of Science in Business Administration, from Louisiana Tech University.
Tim MeissnerEquity Research Analyst
Tim joined Goodwood as an Equity Research Analyst in January 2017 after spending eighteen months as an equity research intern. Born in Germany, Tim earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance, and Master of Science in Finance from Louisiana State University. Tim also attended the Colorado School of Mines where he studied petroleum engineering. During his time in Colorado, Tim interned with Nabors Industries and BHP Billiton. At Nabors, Tim worked as an Engineering Intern in the Draft & Design Department, which included working in Dubai. At BHP Billiton, Tim worked as a Production Engineering Intern in Trinidad & Tobago.
Abby BrownDirector - Marketing & Operations