Trading and Operations
Chris "Bit" Beagle
Chris is a Partner of SailingStone Capital Partners LLC, where he is a head trader. Prior to founding SailingStone in 2014, Chris was a senior equity trader at RS Investments. Prior to joining RS Investments in 2003, Chris was a Principal in Sales Trading for Nation's Bank/Montgomery (which became Bank of America Securities) for five years. Previously, he was trader for Robertson Stephens Asset Management for four years. Chris holds a B.A. in political science from University of California, Berkeley.
Graham Dobbins is Head of Portfolio Implementation at SailingStone Capital Partners LLC. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Graham was the SMA Manager at RS Investments, where he oversaw modeling and rebalancing of SMAs for all strategies, including those managed by the Global Natural Resource team. Prior to that, Graham was a Trading Compliance Officer at RS Investments. Graham is a graduate of Williams College with a BA in Economics.
Jim Klescewski, CPA
Jim is a Partner of SailingStone Capital Partners LLC, where he is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer with over 30 years' financial management experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining SailingStone in 2014, Jim served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Manifold Partners, a startup global equity long/short hedge fund. Previously, from 2006 to 2012, Jim served as Chief Financial Officer and Mutual Fund Treasurer of RS Investment Management Co. LLC. In 2005 Jim was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Private Wealth Partners, LLC. From 2003 to 2004, he joined Fremont Investment Advisors, Inc., where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Mutual Fund Treasurer and was part of the team that successfully sold the company to Affiliated Managers Group. From 1998 to 2002, Jim was the Chief Financial Officer and Mutual Fund Treasurer of Montgomery Asset Management, LLC, and was part of the team that successfully sold the firm to Wells Fargo Bank. Prior to 1998 Jim served as Controller of BA Merchant Services, Grubb & Ellis Company and Equitec Financial Group, Inc. after six years in public accounting and becoming a certified public accountant in California. Jim received his BS in Accounting and MBA in Finance from California State University at Hayward.