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RD Companies appoints chief operating officer

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The RD Companies has hired hedge fund industry veteran Amy B Hirsch to fill the newly created position of chief operating officer.

Expanding the build-out of its New York office, and further strengthening the infrastructure, Phillip H Kwon has been hired as general counsel and Linda Zheng as chief financial officer.
Hirsch, CEO and chief investment officer of Paradigm Consulting Services, brings 35 years of experience in alternative investments and hedge funds including due diligence, operations, and asset management. She has been responsible for managing in excess of one billion dollars of hedge fund-of-funds products and has conducted operational and investment due diligence on innumerable alternative investment firms.
Hirsch started her career at Merrill Lynch Commodities where she was vice president of trading services for ML Futures Investment Partners before becoming senior vice president at Smith Barney in their managed futures group. She was chief operating officer at Link Strategic Investments prior to becoming one of the four partners that launched Paradigm LDC. Hirsch has been the sole owner of Paradigm Consulting Services since 1996.
Kwon brings 22 years of legal experience, most recently and notably federal and state government litigation and regulatory practice. He was most recently First Assistant Attorney General of the Office of the Attorney General for the State of New Jersey, and held the positions of assistant US Attorney, Criminal Division and Special Prosecutions Division, chief of the Violent Crimes Division, and deputy chief of the Criminal Division of the US Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey. Kwon was awarded the FBI, Newark Division Award for Outstanding Prosecution Skills.
Zheng joins the RD Companies from Premium Point Investments where she was the director of finance. Prior to Premium Point, she spent nine and a half years at Fortress Investment Group, most recently as deputy chief financial officer and managing director with responsibility for the Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund. Prior to Fortress, Zheng was manager, financial services industry at Ernst & Young, and started her career at Siguler Guff and Company where she was a senior accountant.

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