Hunter H. Irby
Mr. Irby is a Principal of the firm and serves as Chief Investment Officer. He has over twenty years of prior experience in the financial services industry in equity research, sales and trading. Prior to co-founding Tone Capital in 2016, Hunter was a Managing Director of Institutional Trading for BB&T Capital Markets in Richmond, VA for nineteen years, managing and supervising the equity trading operations. Hunter began his career at Scott & Stringfellow in the equity research department. As Co-Principal of the equity trading desk at BB&T Capital Markets, he fulfilled executive and administrative roles as well as maintained institutional account coverage and sales management responsibilities. Hunter holds a BA in English from Hampden Sydney College. He holds a FINRA Series 65 license.
Gregory S. Sabo, CMT
Mr. Sabo is a Principal of the firm and serves as Portfolio Manager. He has over twenty years prior experience in the financial services industry in institutional equity sales and trading. Prior to co-founding Tone Capital in 2016, Greg was a Managing Director of Institutional Trading for BB&T Capital Markets in Richmond, VA for fourteen years, handling many of the firm's largest institutional relationships. Greg began his career in equities at Wheat First Butcher & Singer as a Director of Sales Trading, helping to build that firm into one of the top regional banks in the country before being acquired by First Union. Greg received a BA in Economics from Swarthmore College, and an MBA from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. He received a Chartered Market Technician designation, is a member of the Market Technicians Association, and holds a FINRA Series 65 license. Greg is an Adjunct Professor of Finance at the Robins School of Business at University of Richmond.
James J. Shannon, CPA
Mr. Shannon is a Principal of the firm and serves as Chief Compliance Officer. He has over twenty years of prior financial, managerial, and operational experience with fourteen years in the financial services industry. Prior to co-founding Tone Capital in 2016, Jimmy was the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and a member of the Executive Committee of Private Advisors, LLC, a Richmond based alternative asset management firm. Jimmy began his career at Coopers and Lybrand, LLP, obtaining his Certified Public Account designation. He then served in various financial management roles at The Pittston Company, a NYSE publicly traded firm, and as Director and Chief Financial Officer of TFS Capital, LLC. During his tenure at Private Advisors, LLC, he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for over ten of his years with the firm. Jimmy holds a BS in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Virginia, and an MBA from the Richard S. Reynolds School of Business at University of Richmond.
Michael S. Peasley, CFA
Mr. Peasley is a Partner of the firm and serves as an adviser and strategist. He has over twenty years of buy side, sell side and hedge fund experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Tone Capital in 2017, Mike was a Director with Sterling Capital Management serving as an equity analyst as well as having responsibility for marketing and client service. Prior to Sterling Mike was an equity analyst with Priority Capital Management, a long/short hedge fund, and an equity analyst with BB&T Capital Markets. Mike received his B.S. in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University, is a CFA charterholder, and a member of the CFA Society of Virginia.