Marty Dirks is the former portfolio manager of a long/short public technology stock portfolio for Harvard University’s endowment. His portfolio grew from $110 million to $870 million in five and one-half years, an average unleveraged annual return on investment of 43% per year. Over the same time period, the NASDAQ 100 index had a 30.4% annual return. In addition, he has been an analyst/portfolio manager for Feshbach Brothers, a $1 billion short-only hedge fund and Odyssey Partners, a $1+ billion multi-strategy hedge fund.
Currently Mr. Dirks works on investment and risk management-related matters primarily for investment funds and law firms, for whom expert witness services are also provided. He is highly skilled and experienced in expert analysis, presentation development and expert testimony. His expert witness testimony has included opinions on the materiality of information in class action lawsuits, investment industry customs and practices, insider trading and complex damages calculations.
Mr. Dirks is a Senior Adjunct Professor for the MBA program at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, where he has taught since 2006.
Master in Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Bachelor of Science in Physics, summa cum laude, Bemidji State University
Curriculum Vitae and references are available upon request