Tom Bushey is the founder of Sunderland Capital, a Boston-based hedge fund he started in 2016. Tom graduated from the Wharton School as an undergraduate, and worked as an investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston, private equity analyst at Thayer Capital, hedge fund analyst at Millenium and Mayo Capital, and portfolio manager at Blackrock before trying his hand on his own. Even with that stellar resume, the road to success running an asset management business has had plenty of obstacles along the way.
Our conversation tells Tom’s story of what happened through his career and launch process. He shares an inside look from a manager’s perspective of what it takes to get a fund off the ground.
As an important aside and disclaimer, I’ve known Tom for a while and have advised him for the last two years. I happen to like him a lot, both personally and professionally, but you should know I have a small vested interest in his success.