Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Frank Cross was fortunate to receive a scholarship to the elite private school University School. The school's lower campus (grades K-8) was based in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and the upper school (grades 9-12) based in Pepper Pike. The exposure to a more demanding and advanced curriculum provided Frank with the tools he needed to maximize and exceed his potential. He would later attend Yale University and, always having a passion for business, major in Economics. As a sophomore, Frank Cross applied to the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity program (SEO), which placed minority students on Wall Street. Through this program, he accepted an internship at Credit Suisse First Boston in the Investment Banking Program. Only a sophomore at the time, he was asked to return for a second summer in the London office. After two successful and rewarding internships at Credit Suisse, he joined the firm full-time as an Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Frank Cross analyzed and executed mergers and acquisitions on behalf of large, corporate clients. In addition, he acted as a key contributor to large deals such as the $5 billion acquisition of PT HM Sampoerna Tbk by Philip Morris International and the $530 million sale of Pactiv Corporation's North American and European protective and flexible packaging assets. Frank Cross always had a passion to be an investor and as a result left Credit Suisse to accept a position as a pre-MBA Associate at Castle Harlan. Castle Harlan is a middle-market private equity firm specializing in leveraged buyouts mostly in industrial, consumer, and retail sectors. He participated in leveraged buyouts and portfolio company acquisitions from $50 million to $455 million in size. After the two years at Castle Harlan, Frank Cross joined UBS O'Connor as an investment analyst in the credit strategies hedge fund group. All of his previous experience provided an ideal platform for Frank Cross' most recent undertakings. He started Cross Consulting & Management, a small company that provides investment consulting and other services for athletes and entertainers. There, he has facilitated the acquisition of several Wendy's franchisees for a group of investors and served as the lead investment manager for a turnaround residential property fund based in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. He provides these consulting services on an opportunistic, part-time basis. Frank Cross is most excited by his new role as an investment analyst for start-up global long/short equity strategy hedge fund. Being one of three employees, he is exposed to the process of launching a fund, in addition to researching and executing investment ideas. He acts as the sole investment analyst and reports to the portfolio manager.