Jonathan A. Masarof joined Palisade Capital in June 2010, as Vice President of Risk Management & Portfolio Analysis. Jonathan is responsible for firm-wide risk measurement and management, GIPS compliance, attribution and portfolio analytics, and performance measurement.
Mr. Picchi joined Palisade Capital in July 2009 after a 30-plus-year investment career. Prior to his joining Palisade, Mr. Picchi worked as an analyst and consultant for several mid-sized broker/dealers and investment advisory firms.
On September 25, 2008, Palisade Concentrated Equity Partnership II, LP, a $140 million private equity fund managed by Palisade Capital Management, LLC, invested $7.5 million in SWN Communications Inc. ('Send Word Now' or the 'Company') as part of a $14 million Series D financing round. Send Word Now is the leading Software as a Service Provider in emergency notification, on demand alerting and response services that deliver effective communication during time sensitive situations. The Company's core business provides a solution for a compelling need for emergency communication during crisis situations. In recent years such situations have involved educational institutions, terrorists, and natural disasters. Proceeds from the round will allow Send Word Now to expand its software development, infrastructure, and sales and marketing.
We believe 2021 will be another favorable year for convertibles and remain a compelling asset class, especially for those that have re-examined their allocation framework and appetite for risk given the rollercoaster ride of 2020.