• Team

    Apex Capital has a 20-year firm history and investment track record

    Apex’s team of three seasoned portfolio managers have worked together for nearly a decade

  • Portfolio Management

    Sandy Colen, Founder & CEO

    For 9 years prior to founding the firm, Sandy was an officer and general partner of Pacific Equity, where his responsibilities included portfolio management as well as serving as CEO & COO. He also served as a senior research analyst at Wells Fargo, Hambrecht & Quist and Osterweis Capital. Prior to his involvement in the investment business, Sandy spent 4 years as a financial officer in the banking and apparel industries. He received a BA in Political Science and MBA from UCLA in 1974 and 1976, respectively.

    Gil Simon, Chief Investment Officer

    Gil and his team have managed the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) portfolio for three years, prior to which Gil followed the TMT sector as an equity analyst. Gil began his investment career at MFS Investment Management, a mutual fund company in Boston, covering traditional media and various technology sub-sectors. Prior to his career in investment management, Gil earned his CPA designation and worked in accounting and consulting at KPMG/Bearing Point. He earned his MBA from MIT Sloan in 2003 and received his BA in Economics from UCLA in 1996.

    Matt Dublin, Portfolio Manager

    Prior to joining Apex in 2005, Matt worked as a partner and global equity analyst at Avera Global Partners. He also previously worked as a research analyst at Andor Capital Management and an equity analyst at Montgomery Asset Management. Matt received his BA in Economics from UC Berkeley in 1993, earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1998 and his MBA from Georgetown University in 1999.

  • Research Analysis

    Armin Drake, Consumer

    Armin joined Apex Capital as a Consumer Analyst in 2011. He previously worked as an analyst in the Proprietary Positioning Business at JP Morgan Chase and as a summer intern analyst for two summers prior to being hired as a full-time analyst there. Armin received his BA in American Government from Bowdoin College in 2008.

    Andy Cohen, Technology

    Andy joined Apex in 2011. He previously worked as an investment analyst at Passport Capital and Seasons Capital and as a summer investment intern at Avenue Capital. Prior to that Andy worked as a senior associate at Spectrum Equity and an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs. Andy received a BA in Economics from Dartmouth in 1999 and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008.

    Tal Simon, Technology

    Tal joined Apex in 2014. He previously worked at Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers, LLC and Hilltop Park Associates. Prior to that Tal worked at Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co. and Karsch Capital. Tal graduated with honors from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2004 and served four years as a Lieutenant in the Israeli Air Force.

    Dennis Allaire, Healthcare

    Dennis joined Apex Capital in 2013. Prior to joining Apex, he served as a Research Analyst and Sector Leader at MFS Investment Management from 2002 to 2013. During the course of his tenure at MFS, Dennis led the Telecommunications, Healthcare, and Industrials investment teams. He received his BA in Finance from Boston College in 2002.

  • Business Operations

    Kara Dille, CPA
    Chief Operating Officer

    Kara joined Apex as CFO in 2004 and became COO in 2011. She previously served as a supervising senior auditor at Ernst & Young where she audited a wide range of domestic and offshore funds. Prior to that, she served as a finance manager and in other financial accounting capacities for companies in the technology, healthcare and transportation sectors. Kara received a BS in Business Administration and Accounting in 1998 and a MAcct in 1999 from the University of Montana.

    Cindy Yang, CPA
    Chief Financial Officer

    Cindy joined Apex in 2008 as Fund Controller and became CFO in 2012. Prior to joining Apex, Cindy worked for 3 years as a Senior Accountant at Watershed Asset Management. She previously served as a Senior Associate in Audit and Assurance Business Services at Ernst & Young where she primarily audited hedge funds and venture capital firms. Cindy received her BA in Business Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2002.

    Jim Brody, Managing Director of Operations & CCO

    Jim joined Apex in 2011. Previously, he served as a relationship manager at Pershing where he worked for more than 4 years. Prior to that, Jim was the Director of Operations at both Nollenberger Capital and Wells Fargo Securities. He also previously held various positions at Robertson Stephens, ATEL securities and Wells Fargo Insurance. Jim received his BS in Psychology in 1996 from the University of Oregon and MBA from the University of San Francisco in 1998.

  • Business Development

    Todd Nabi 
    Managing Director of Business Development

    Todd joined Apex Capital in 2013. Prior to joining Apex, Todd served for over 3 years as the Director of Marketing for Silver Lake Credit. From 2007 to 2010, he was a Managing Director at long/short equity manager Intrepid Capital Management, spearheading all client relationships and communication. For 10 year prior to this, he worked in institutional equity sales at both J.P. Morgan Securities and Banc of America Securities. Todd began his career in investment management as an Equity Capital Markets Analyst at Banc of America Securities (formerly Montgomery Securities). Todd received his BA in Communications from the University of Michigan in 1995.

    Greg Teitel
    Managing Director of Business Development

    Greg joined Apex Capital in 2015 and is based out of the Stamford, CT office. Prior to joining Apex, he served as the Director of Client Services and Marketing at Glenhill Capital, spearheading all client relationships and communication. Greg has spent over 20 years in the financial services industry and directed sales and marketing for a number of alternative investment managers, including Zebra Capital, Crystal Capital Partners and Pirate Capital. Greg earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001 and his BA in Political Science and Administration of Justice from Rutgers University in 1995.


Apex’s focus is grounded in a non-consensus approach to investing in best of breed companies

Apex’s portfolio has an equal commitment to three sectors: Technology, Consumer and Healthcare


Apex employs a long-term investment oriented approach to fundamental portfolio management

Apex manages a single equity-focused portfolio structured into long/short and long-only products

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