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Team

JoeJoe Manko, Jr. has over 20 years of investment experience, predominately in the asset management, investment banking, private equity and corporate securities markets. From 2005-2010 Mr. Manko was a Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Switzerland-based BZ Fund Management Limited, where he was responsible for corporate finance, private equity investments, three public equity funds and the firm’s Special Situations and Event-Driven strategies. Prior to that Mr. Manko was a Managing Director with Deutsche Bank in London where he was head of their European and Asian Equity Capital Markets business. He began his investment banking career at Merrill Lynch as a Vice President in Hong Kong.  Before beginning his investment banking career, Mr. Manko was a corporate finance attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Mr. Manko has served on the board of several European companies, participated in numerous successful shareholder value creation strategies and helped companies raise substantial amounts of growth capital. Mr. Manko earned both his B.A. and Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.

T: 215.399.5402  E: jmanko@thehortonfund.com


MikeMike Howe has over 30 years of investment experience, predominantly in the trading, research, investment banking and investment management segments of the industry. Mr. Howe was a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Mufson Howe Hunter & Company, as well as President of its affiliated broker-dealer. Prior to that, Mr. Howe served as President of Susquehanna Financial Group where he was responsible for research, investment banking and proprietary investing. Prior to joining Susquehanna, Mr. Howe was the Director of Research and a Senior Research Analyst at Butcher & Singer. Before entering the investment industry, Mr. Howe served in senior finance, marketing and engineering positions with General Signal, General Electric, Honeywell and a spin-off from RCA, where, among other responsibilities, he designed satellite and telecommunications equipment, and robotics systems (including the control system for the Space Shuttle robot arm). Mr. Howe holds degrees from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (MBA), The Moore School of the University of Pennsylvania (MSSE) and Villanova University (BEE), where he was elected to Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu.

T: 215.399.5413  E: mhowe@thehortonfund.com


DaveDave Achey has over 8 years of investment experience with emerging growth companies.  Mr. Achey has participated in numerous growth capital raises, recapitalizations and M&A transactions for both public and private companies, predominately as a Director at Mufson Howe Hunter & Company.  Prior to joining MHH, Mr. Achey was a Summer Analyst at Lehman Brothers.  He currently also serves on the Board of Directors of the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with a B.A. degree in Business.

T: 215.399.5417  E: dachey@thehortonfund.com


FarjadFarjad Mir joined The Horton Fund in 2014. Prior to joining, Farjad held investment management and investment banking internship positions with Janney Montgomery Scott, Blackrock and Mufson Howe Hunter & Company. He graduated from Drexel University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration, concentrating in Finance, Economics and Mathematics.

T: 215.399.5412  E: fmir@thehortonfund.com