Jennifer Laughnan

Director of Investor Relations

Ms. Laughnan joined Contrarian in 2022 as Director of Investor Relations. Prior to joining Contrarian, from 2009 to 2021, Ms. Laughnan was Vice President and Head of Investor Relations at Harbinger Capital Partners, a hedge fund in New York. Prior to Harbinger, from 2007 to 2009, she served as Project Manager at Luxor Capital Group. From 2005 to 2007, she served as Manager of Style Paris, a privately-owned custom couture clothing company. From 2003 to 2005, Ms. Laughnan was a Sales Associate in the Private Wealth Management Department at Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown. Ms. Laughnan began her career in 2000 at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in their Private Wealth Management Department. Ms. Laughnan graduated from The University of Wisconsin cum laude with a BS in Finance and a Minor in French.
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(203) 862‐8244

Andrew Frieman

Head of Business Development

Mr. Frieman joined Contrarian in 2013 to establish and develop relationships with global institutional investors, family offices and wealth management firms. Prior to Contrarian, Mr. Frieman spent eight years as a Managing Director responsible for Global Strategic Development for Lyster Watson & Company, a hedge fund advisory and emerging manager marketing company. From 2002 to 2005, he was the Director of Marketing for CDK & Company, a hedge fund advisory firm based in New York, where he worked closely with Contrarian in developing an offshore client base. From 1999 to 2002, he was an Analyst at The Blackstone Group, working in the advisory department and focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, he assisted in reviewing alternative investments for the account of the principal partners of the firm. From 1997 to 1998, he was an Associate in the Global Equities Group at Scudder Kemper Investments, working on the research and analysis of real estate and chemical companies. Mr. Frieman received a BS in Finance from Syracuse University.
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(203) 862‐8210

Gerard Doroski

Managing Director of Business Development

Mr. Doroski joined Contrarian in 2021 and is Managing Director of Business Development.  From 2018 to 2021, Mr. Doroski was a Director of Business Development at LSV Financial.  At LSV, he was responsible for business development, investor relations and transaction sourcing for their Global Secondaries platform. From 2016 to 2018, he was a VP and Client Service Executive at OFS Management, a New York City based middle-market credit specialist with over $2 billion of assets under management. From 2013 to 2016, he was the Head of Business Development for Consector Capital, LP, a hedge fund focused on Financial Services investments. Prior to Consector, he spent 7 years as a Managing Director for Lyster Watson & Company, a hedge fund advisory and emerging manager marketing company where he worked closely with Andrew Frieman. From 1999 to 2006, he was an Associate Director for Bear Stearns Asset Management, where he was responsible for fundraising for BSAM’s hedge fund platform. Mr. Doroski began his career at Morgan Stanley, where he worked in their Private Wealth Management Division. Mr. Doroski received a BS from Wagner College. He is also a CAIA charterholder.
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(203) 862‐8222