361 Capital’s management team is responsible for driving strategic direction of the firm and day-to-day management of their respective teams.

Tom Florence, President and CEO

Tom Florence is the President and CEO of 361 Capital and is responsible for the strategic direction and overall management of the Firm. He has over 33 years of experience in the financial services industry across multiple facets including investment management, distribution, operations and corporate strategy.

Prior to joining 361 Capital in 2009, Mr. Florence was Managing Partner of Dividend Capital Group, a real estate investment management company. In addition, he was a co-founder and President of Dividend Capital Investments, a Registered Investment Advisor managing portfolios of real estate securities. Prior to this, Mr. Florence was Managing Director at Morningstar, Inc. and served on the Firm’s Executive Management Committee. Additionally, during his tenure at Morningstar, he founded and was President of Morningstar Investments Services, a Registered Investment Advisor.

Mr. Florence began his career in 1985 at Merrill Lynch and additionally spent five years at Fidelity in Boston. Mr. Florence served on the Board of Trustees of two mutual fund companies, including Janus Capital Group. He is a frequent industry speaker and a guest lecturer at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business. Mr. Florence holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from The Pennsylvania State University and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Kellogg Management Institute.

Cliff Stanton, CFA, Co-Chief Investment Officer

Cliff Stanton, CFA is Co-Chief Investment Officer of 361 Capital and is responsible for managing the investment department, including oversight of strategy development, investment research and portfolio management. Mr. Stanton also leads the Portfolio Solutions Group, which provides asset allocation analysis and portfolio optimization guidance to the Firm’s clients.

Mr. Stanton has over 24 years of experience in investment consulting, portfolio management and product development. Prior to joining 361 Capital, Mr. Stanton served as the Chief Research Officer and Portfolio Strategist for Envestnet. Before that he was the Chief Investment Officer with Prima Capital until its acquisition by Envestnet in 2012. While at Envestnet and Prima, he co-chaired the Investment Committee, managed the research department and was Portfolio Manager on numerous multi-asset class, multi-manager portfolios.

Mr. Stanton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Miami University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Colorado – Denver. He has also earned the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Mr. Stanton served on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Fire & Police Pension Association from 2009 through 2017.

Joseph “Jay” Paonessa, CPA, Chief Financial Officer

Jay Paonessa, CPA, serves as Chief Financial Officer at 361 Capital where he is responsible for overseeing all financial and accounting aspects of the firm, in addition to assisting in strategic initiatives.

Before joining 361 Capital, Mr. Paonessa worked for more than nine years at Mantucket Capital Management Corporation, as an employee and then as a consultant for one of its local portfolio companies. As Vice President of Finance for Mantucket Capital, a family office and private equity firm, he led financial due diligence efforts on several acquisitions, provided post-acquisition services to portfolio companies and led systems implementations. Additionally, Mr. Paonessa was responsible for budgeting, financial modeling and reporting. He began his career as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche, LLP and held finance and accounting roles at Sun Microsystems, Inc. and ZettaCore, Inc.

Mr. Paonessa is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Colorado and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy from University of Florida.

Josh Vail, CAIA, Senior Vice President, Director of Sales

Josh Vail, CAIA, serves as Senior Vice President, Director of Sales at 361 Capital. Mr. Vail joined 361 Capital in 2010 and brings more than 17 years of experience working with alternative investments and product development.

Throughout his career, Mr. Vail has worked with numerous investment structures, including Private Offerings, Non-Traded REITs, Hedge Funds and Mutual Funds, as well as alternative asset classes and strategies, such as Private Real Estate Equity, Collateralized Debt Obligations, Mezzanine Financing, Long/Short Equity, Equity Market Neutral and Managed Futures. Prior to joining 361 Capital, Mr. Vail was the Director of Capital Markets and Regional Vice President for Welton Street Investments where he focused on alternative product development and distribution.

Mr. Vail graduated from the Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Real Estate. He currently holds a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation, as well as FINRA Series 7, 24, and 63 registrations. He has 17 years of financial services industry experience.

Alexandra Seifert, Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing

Alexandra Seifert is Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing at 361 Capital and is responsible for overall strategy and day-to-day management of all marketing and public relations initiatives at the firm.

Prior to joining 361 Capital, Ms. Seifert held senior-level positions in marketing strategy and planning, advisor practice management and content strategy at Janus Capital Group. Previously she was a marketing director at Charles Schwab and led key programs for Schwab’s OneSource platform and within Schwab Advisor Services™, Schwab’s custodial business supporting Registered Investment Advisors. Ms. Seifert has over 21 years of experience marketing mutual funds and other investments to both financial intermediaries and individual investors.

Ms. Seifert holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and French from the University of Colorado. She currently holds FINRA Series 6, 7 and 63 registrations.