Avi Geller, Chief Investment Officer

Avi has extensive experience in the small and microcap markets and has worked on a variety of debt, equity and hybrid deals across all industries. He oversees the firm’s overall capital allocation strategy and directly manages the deal flow process, due diligence and structuring of each individual investment.

Avi also holds several directorships at Leonite’s portfolio companies.

Siegfried Eggert, Financial Analyst

Siegfried is a well-regarded financial analyst and is a long-time member of the Microcap Club. He is charged with generating and analyzing long/short special situation investment ideas, including spin-offs, tender offers, M&A, and bankruptcy proceedings.

Siegfried was born and raised in Germany, and studied International Business in the Netherlands, Hanze University of Groningen, where he received his Bachelor of Arts with Honors, majoring in Finance and Accounting. Siegfried also spent seven months studying in Beijing at Beijing Technology and Business University, after which he received a minor in Asian Business. Siegfried accepted a merit scholarship from Simon Business School, University of Rochester, for the Masters of Science in Finance program. At Simon, Siegfried functioned as a Senior Analyst for the Simon School Venture Capital Fund, leading a team of five analysts in finding and analyzing venture capital investment ideas. Siegfried also has experience in investment banking, having previously worked on the Equity Trading Floor at Erste Bank Group in Vienna, Austria, where he analyzed IPO documents, managed the hedging and lending business, and was in charge of yield enhancement strategies.

Jake Morgenstern, Chief Operating Officer

Jake oversees Leonite’s day-to-day financial and administrative operations. Prior to his current role, Jake served as VP of sales for a wholesale distribution company where he was responsible for managing and executing their overall sales strategy. 

Ari Motechin, Chief Financial Officer

Ari joined Leonite Capital in 2021 as the company's Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for overseeing Leonite's financial operations and reporting. In his role as CFO, Ari supports the operations and investment teams in developing strategic plans to maintain and strengthen Leonite’s overall financial health.

Ari has spent nearly 20 years in the investment management space, most recently as Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting at StoneCastle Partners, a New York based asset manager, and in the hedge fund administration division at Citigroup.

Yechiel Kopelowitz, Managing Director

Yechiel is an experienced real estate and angel investor. He has sourced, structured and executed on numerous real estate transactions with a focus on New York City. His angel investments span the US and Canada, and he generally takes an active role in helping the entrepreneurs that he's invested in realize the full potential of their vision. In addition to his role at Leonite, Yechiel currently serves as a director of Biba Ventures, an Augmented Reality gaming company and managing member of Hillcrest Acquisitions, a New York based real estate company.