John E. Talbott
John is Managing Partner and Co-Portfolio Manager of Spectrum Value Partners, LP, a long/short equity fund to which Clear Harbor is the investment adviser. His areas of specialization include Oil & Gas, Media and Consumer Discretionary. John joined Clear Harbor in August 2010 and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.
John has over ten years experience as a research analyst and portfolio manager. Prior to joining Clear Harbor, he was portfolio manager at JET Capital Management, an investment advisory firm in Dallas, Texas. He previously served as a research analyst at Bonanza Capital, a small-cap focused hedge fund with over $500 million in assets under management at the time. While at Bonanza, John managed all of the day-to-day financial and corporate activities of BOSS Exploration & Production, a private oil & gas company owned by Bonanza, including negotiating a sale of a majority of the company’s assets to an industry peer. Prior to Bonanza, John was an analyst at Credit Suisse in New York, working in the bank’s Private Fund Group where he was primarily responsible for conducting due diligence on prospective hedge fund managers. He was also lead analyst on private fund placements in excess of $1 billion.
John currently serves on the board of directors of RAW Services, LLC, a Permian Basin oil service company. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the East Dallas Boys & Girls Club.
John graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in Finance (BSBA) and American History (BA).