General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> March 3, 2000

Bradley Purcell – Vertical Partners

BRADLEY J. PURCELL is a General Partner of Goodnow, Gray & Co. He is also Portfolio Manager and General Partner of Old Kings Capital, LP, a hedge fund formed in 2002, and Vertical Partners, LP, a hedge fund formed in 1999. Mr. Purcell joined Goodnow, Gray & Co. in 1999. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Purcell was a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Lazard Freres & Co. from 1991 to 1999 where he managed small and mid capitalization stock portfolios. He was also solely responsible for the management of Lazard's small cap Bantam Value Fund from its inception in early 1996. From 1987 to 1991, Mr. Purcell was employed at Gabelli & Co. as a Securities Analyst and ultimately became Vice President and Assistant Portfolio Manager of the Gabelli Value Fund. From 1984 to 1987, Mr. Purcell worked as an Analyst and Director of Research at Market Guide, Inc., a startup research publication devoted to finding values in under followed NASDAQ stocks. Mr. Purcell received BA degrees in Economics and Public Policy from Stanford University in 1983 and an MBA from Columbia University's School of Business in 1989. Profile
TWST: Will you begin by explaining the investment strategy implemented

by Vertical Partners?

Mr. Purcell: Our objective is to manage a portfolio of securities that

generates better than