Our Team

Dr. Kurt Overley

Dr. Kurt Overley is a founder and minority owner of Coruscant. Formerly he was a partner at White Oak Equity Partners, a private equity firm dedicated to partnering with alternative asset managers via the purchase of minority GP stakes with an emphasis on deals with quantitative trading firms such as BlueShift Asset Management and ROW Asset Management. Previously he served as Chief Risk Officer for Harbourton Enterprises, the family office of James S. Regan, founder of the original quantitative trading firm, Princeton/Newport Partners. Prior to that Dr. Overley worked as a managing director at the global boutique investment bank StormHarbour Partners, focusing on fund related M&A including the acquisitions of Pine Grove and Silvermine by the Man Group. Prior to that he served as CIO and CRO for Ranger Capital and merged its fund of hedge fund business into Signet Capital Management. A pioneer in the fund-linked products industry, he founded businesses in this area at Credit Suisse and Zurich Capital Markets, and ran similar marketing efforts at BNP Paribas and HSBC. Dr. Overley earned a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Rice University and a B.S. with a double major in mathematics and physics from Harvey Mudd College.

Dr. Mark Overley

Dr. Mark Overley is a founder and minority owner of Coruscant. He also runs the capital placement firm, 16 Points, specializing in raising venture capital for biotechnology firms and LP capital for quantitative trading firms. Previously he raised multiple hundreds of millions of dollars of private investment capital as a managing director at Brean Capital, a full-service broker dealer, and QFMI, a boutique alternative asset manager. Prior to that Dr. Overley ran structuring and marketing for the Americas hedge fund derivatives businesses at both Citi and HSBC. He was a managing director and global head of trading at Zurich Capital Markets and served on the Investment Committee for the ZCM Javelin fund of hedge funds. Prior to that Dr. Overley traded equity options for several years at Lehman Brothers in New York, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. Dr. Overley earned a Ph.D. in statistics from Rice University with a focus on mortgage prepayment modeling, an M.S. in operations research from Cornell University, and a B.S. with a double major in mathematics and physics from Harvey Mudd College.

Peter Nash

Peter Nash is a founder and minority owner of Coruscant. Mr. Nash is also a registered representative of the capital placement firm, 16 Points. Previously, Mr. Nash worked on the investment research team as a senior vice president at Titan Advisors, a fund of hedge funds asset management firm. Before Titan, Mr. Nash managed funds of hedge funds as an assistant vice president in the asset management group at Zurich Capital Markets. As the second person hired into this group, he had an integral role performing manager due diligence, manager selection, portfolio construction, risk management, and industry research.  Mr. Nash graduated from Pomona College with a B.A. in economics in 2001, where he received the Lorne D. Cook Memorial Award for significant contributions to the understanding of economics among fellow students. 

Brian Nash

Brian M. Nash is a founder and minority owner of Coruscant. Mr. Nash has two decades of capital markets experience and expertise in structured products, asset management, and capital raising. Mr. Nash also serves as a registered representative of the capital placement firm, 16 Points. Prior to that Mr. Nash worked as a senior vice president in the global structured fund products group at HSBC, and before that as a vice president and senior member of the BNP Paribas fund derivatives group where he was responsible for originating new transactions and managing client relationships with institutional investors. Mr. Nash began his career in the managed assets and structured products group at Zurich Capital Markets where he spent two years as a senior analyst helping develop a suite of innovative products and strategic asset management vehicles. He graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in economics and managerial studies.