Our Team

Black Maple Capital was founded by Rob Barnard and Don Bobbs in the summer of 2013 and began managing capital in September of 2013. Rob and Don have over 49 years of combined investment experience and have been collaborating for more than 16 years. Prior to forming Black Maple Capital, they honed their craft with Stark Investments, a large, global, multi-strategy hedge fund, where Rob managed a team of talented, successful investment professionals across a range of investment strategies. The nucleus of that team, together for an average of 15 years, united with Rob and Don to form Black Maple Capital. This group of investment professionals was joined by a select group of senior non-investment professionals, who have worked closely with the Black Maple Capital team for an average of 12 years.

Rob Barnard
Senior Principal, Chief Investment Officer, Chief Executive Officer

Rob has over 22 years of alternative investment experience in various roles, including Portfolio Manager, Principal, and Deputy CIO for Stark Investments, a large, global, multi-strategy fund. Rob has managed portfolios and teams across a range of strategies, including credit, distressed, convertibles, event equity, ABS, and reinsurance, among others. He holds an Honors MBA (1993) and a B.S. with High Distinction (1990) from Indiana University.

Don Bobbs
Senior Principal, Senior Portfolio Manager

Don has over 26 years of investment experience, including over 16 with Stark Investments where he has served as a Senior Analyst, Portfolio Manager, and Principal. He has worked with the team since 1999, most recently managing Stark Investments’ global credit portfolio. Don holds an MBA (1989) and a B.S. in Quantitative Business Analysis with Distinction (1984) from Indiana University.

Troy Holmes
Principal, Portfolio Manager

Troy has over 22 years of investment experience, including 16 with Stark Investments, where he has served in several roles, including Portfolio Manager and Principal. He has worked with the team since 2000, most recently managing North American convertibles and the Canadian multi-strategy portfolio. Troy holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University in Canada (1993).

Tony Nimani
Principal, Chief Risk Officer, Portfolio Manager

Tony has over 10 years of alternative investment experience, including having served as Risk Manager, Chief Risk Officer, and as a member of the global Portfolio Committee for Stark Investments. Tony holds a Master of Science in Quantitative Finance (2004) and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance (1999) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dan McNally
Principal, Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel

Dan has over 20 years of experience, including over 14 years in the alternative investment industry with Stark Investments, where he has served in several roles, including General Counsel, COO, and as a member of the Executive Committee. He received his law degree, Honors and Order of the Coif from the University of Wisconsin Law School (1995) and a B.S. in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude from Marquette University (1992).

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