Executive Team



Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer


Clark Cheng, CFA, FRM, CAIA joined Merrimac in 2014 and is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer. Merrimac is a large single family office with investments in hedge funds, private equity, venture capital and real estate. Prior to Merrimac, he was responsible for leading the alternative investment team in the Americas for HSBC’s Alternative Investment Group which had $60B in assets at its peak. Before joining HSBC, he performed hedge fund research at Guggenheim Partners and Morgan Stanley between 2002 and 2005.  Prior to that, he spent six years building and establishing West Coast Economics. Mr. Cheng holds the Chartered Financial Analyst, Financial Risk Manager and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Duke University and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Business/Economics and Psychology from UCLA. He has also completed his coursework towards his Masters Degree in Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles.


Chief Financial Officer

Anthony Tornambe joined Merrimac as CFO in 2013. Prior to joining Merrimac, he held the title of Financial Reporting Manager at a prestigious family office for 7 years in New York City. Before his time in the family office space, Anthony was in charge of hedge fund reconciliations for a hedge fund/broker dealer. In addition to his time in the hedge fund/broker dealer space, he managed a team at SS&C Advent. Anthony earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics at The Ohio State University.



Jesse Franks joined Merrimac in 2014 as the Accounting Manager and was promoted to the role of Controller in 2018. Prior to his time at Merrimac, he worked as an analyst at an accounting and financial services provider. Jesse earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics at Siena College.

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