Chestnut Team

Chestnut’s approach to business development is rooted in our team’s deep capital markets and institutional investment expertise. Our team’s capital markets experience spans rates, equity, currencies, debt, and private equity; long-only and long/short, levered and unlevered. From risk metric concerns to current portfolio positioning, we understand the language of asset management and the culture of institutional investing.

 

finaltep1Amanda Tepper, CEO

Before founding Chestnut Advisory Group, Amanda held several significant roles in her over 25-year career across the capital markets, most recently as Global Director of the senior portfolio management team at AllianceBernstein.  Amanda led the firm’s product specialists as they marketed all of AB’s investment products to institutional investors.  Amanda has deep experience in sell-side equity research, with multiple recognitions as a member of Institutional Investor’s “All-America” research team while at JPMorgan, and as Associate Director of Equity Research at Bank of America.  She began her Wall Street career on a bond trading desk, moving on to bond sales and investment banking before becoming an equity analyst.

Amanda holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a BA from Brown University, Phi Beta Kappa.  She currently serves on 100 Women in Finance’s Global Advisory Council and is a member of the Phillips Academy’s Andover Development Board.  She previously served on the board of Girls Inc. of New York.

 

 

JillJill Evans, Senior Advisor

Jill has over 25 years of experience in the global equity markets, most recently as co-founder of Signal Asset Management, a long/short equity strategy. Jill has extensive buy-side and sell-side experience, with 10 years at Alpine Mutual Funds as a senior Portfolio Manager for three global dividend funds with peak AUM of $6 billion, and 11 years at JPMorgan as an equity research analyst. She began her career on Wall Street at Morgan Guaranty Trust Company as an internal operations consultant having worked with McKinsey Consulting on firm-wide cost reduction projects.

Jill graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics where she was elected as the first female senior class president in the school’s co-ed history and she continues to serve as president of her class. Jill is a member of 100 Women in Hedge Funds and has served as a member of the Economics Club of NY, a board member of the Purchase Community House and a volunteer with the Children’s Hope Chest for children’s charities.

 

photo_amy-pramerAmy Pramer, Consultant

Amy brings over 15 years of experience in senior asset management marketing and communications roles to Chestnut. Most recently Amy was Vice President, Communications Manager at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, responsible for the development of client and field facing communications. Prior to that she spent 10 years at Legg Mason (and its predecessor, Citigroup Asset Management) as Vice President, Channel Manager leading marketing initiatives designed to drive sales and build brand awareness across the National Broker Dealer and Independent Advisor Channels.  Amy began her career as a Marketing Associate at American Skandia.

Amy holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut and a Bachelor of Science from Southern Connecticut State University.

 

finaltep1Deborah Bronston-Culp, Senior Advisor

Deborah’s career spans over twenty-five years on Wall Street. In addition to serving as a Senior Advisor at Chestnut, she is currently focused on investing in seed rounds of financing for start-up companies. She was previously a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and Deputy Director of North American Equity Research. Prior to coming to Morgan Stanley, Deborah was Director of U.S. Equity Research at NatWest Securities and spent nearly 15 years at Prudential Securities where she was Associate Director of Global Equity Research, Director of Analytical Training and a top ranked textile and apparel analyst for each of the seven years she was an equity analyst.

Deborah earned her undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Deborah is also a Trustee of the University of California, San Diego Foundation and a member of its investment finance committee. Over the past several years she has served on the grant allocations committee of New York Women’s Foundation and is a member of Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) Association. Deborah is also on the advisory board of The Africa Foundation and a sister sponsor with Women For Women International.