Team

Fitzann Reid

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Fitz joined Hunterbrook from Engine No. 1, an impact focused hedge fund, where she was the Chief Compliance Officer and Deputy General Counsel. Previously, she spent seven years at the SEC, where she served across the Examinations and Enforcement Divisions, as well as Senior Counsel to Commissioner Allison Lee. Her work spanned rulemaking, enforcement, litigation, whistleblowers, and on-site examinations of registrants including broker-dealers, investment advisers, private fund advisers, and mutual funds. Fitz has a BBA from Pace University, an MBA from Wharton at UPenn, and a JD from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, where she later taught federal regulations and enforcement as an Adjunct Professor. Fitz is on the Board of Directors for the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association. She has previously held a Series 7 license with FINRA and is currently registered with the state bar in DC and New York. She is a co-founder and partner of Cotogna Sports Group. Fitz is based in California.

Sam Koppelman

Publisher

Sam is a New York Times best-selling author who has written books with former United States Attorney General Eric Holder and former United States Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal. He helped build Fenway Strategies into one of the preeminent strategic communications firms in the country—with side quests speechwriting for Michael Bloomberg, running the surrogate remarks operation on the Biden-Harris campaign, and co-founding Mayday, which is now one of the leading information providers on how to access reproductive health care in states with bans. Sam has published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Time Magazine, and other outlets. He has a BA in Government from Harvard, where he was named a John Harvard Scholar and wrote op-eds like “Shut Down Harvard Football,” which he tells us were great for his social life. Sam is based in New York.

Nathaniel Horwitz

CEO

Nathaniel is a company-builder and investor. He joined Hunterbrook from the biotech and healthcare fund RA Capital, where he was the youngest Venture Partner by over a decade. At that firm, Nathaniel co-founded four companies—ranging from AI-designed medicines for cancer to cell therapies for autoimmune diseases—and the firm grew from under $1B to over $10B. Nathaniel has served on the board of directors at several companies. He continues to volunteer as Executive Chair at Mayday, which he co-founded with Sam and Hunterbrook advisor Olivia Raisner. He has a BA in Molecular Biology from Harvard, where he published biomedical research and had a (marginally) better social life than Sam because he didnʼt write op-eds like “Shut Down Harvard Football.” He has contributed to The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Daily Beast, The Atlantic, and The Australian Financial Review. His first job out of high school was reporting for his local paper. Nathaniel is based in New York.

Emily Pate

Head of Operations

Emily joined Hunterbrook from General Catalyst, where she was Chief of Staff to David Fialkow, co-founder of General Catalyst, managing a wide range of projects at the over $25B investment firm and new company incubator. She was previously a US Navy Intelligence Officer responsible for security, compliance, and intel analysis aboard an aircraft carrier. She has an MBA from MIT Sloan and a BA in Applied Mathematics from Harvard. Emily has also contributed to research publications on the topics of authentic leadership and organizational effectiveness. Emily is based in New York.

Daniel Sherwood

Senior Investigator & Financial Editor

Daniel joined Hunterbrook from The Capitol Forum, a premium subscription financial publication, where he was an Editor & Senior Correspondent, writing and managing market-moving investigative reports and building the Upstream database. Prior to The Capitol Forum, Daniel has experience conducting undercover investigations into fossil fuel companies and other research. He also served as an Honors Law Clerk in the Criminal Enforcement Division of the EPA. He has a JD from Michigan State University. Daniel is based in Michigan.

Jenny Ahn

Senior Investigator

Jenny joined Hunterbrook after serving many years as a senior analyst in the US government. She is a seasoned geopolitical expert with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific and has diverse overseas experience. She has an MA in International Affairs from Yale and a BS in International Relations from Stanford. Jenny is based in Virginia.

Blake Spendley

Investigator/OSINTTechnical

Blake joined Hunterbrook from the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA), where he led investigations as a Research Specialist for the Marine Corps and US Navy. He built and owns the leading open-source intelligence (OSINT) account on X/Twitter, called @OSINTTechnical (>900K followers), which now distributes Hunterbrook Media content. His OSINT research has been published in Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, and The Economist, among other top business outlets. He has a BA in Political Science from USC.

Simeon Tegel

Peru Correspondent

Simeon Tegel is a British freelance journalist based in Lima, Peru, from where he also regularly roams across Latin America. He specializes in environmental stories, democracy and human rights and is a regular contributor to the Washington Post, among other media. A foodie and outdoorsman, he would not be anywhere other than Peru.

Munkhchimeg Davaasharav

Mongolia Correspondent

Muugii is a freelance journalist and media consultant from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Her journalism, featured in prominent local news media and international outlets like Reuters and The Guardian, spans various topics, from mining to human rights issues. Muugii is pursuing an MA in Media and Gender at the University of Sussex as a Chevening scholar.

Nyasha Nyaungwa

Namibia Correspondent

Nyasha Francis Nyaungwa is an African media industry veteran with over 20 years of experience. Nyasha has gained first-hand knowledge of local, regional and international finance through his work as a Reuters correspondent, sub-editor of the Namibia Economist and news editor of the Windhoek Observer, among other publications. His interests span mining, energy, financial markets, politics and the environment with a strong focus on the Southern African region.

Brian Benza

SADC Correspondent

Brian is a Southern Africa-focused freelance business journalist and researcher with interest in economic and social development, mining, energy, environment and the political economy. He covers the region for international newswires and Africa-focused research firms.

Michael Tatarski

Southeast Asia Correspondent

Michael Tatarski is a Southeast Asia-based journalist focused on economic and business issues, the environment, and infrastructure development. He has contributed to publications including The Washington Post, The Guardian, and the South China Morning Post.

Abhishek Kumar

India Correspondent

Abhishek is a freelance reporter for The Economist and writes about technology, business and social affairs. He has appeared in various podcasts for “The Intelligence,” a daily show by The Economist to talk about his stories. He contributed to the reporting from India for the book “Give People Money: How A Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work And Remake the World” by Annie Lowery. He also reported for “Carmageddon: How Cars Make Life Worse And What To Do About It” by Daniel Knowles.

Sam Cowie

Brazil Correspondent

Sam Cowie is a British journalist, producer and consultant based in São Paulo, Brazil, the country where he has lived on and off since 2011. His long-reads, investigations and documentaries have been published by Bloomberg, The Financial Times, The Associated Press, The Guardian, Al Jazeera and by Brazilian outlets Folha de S.Paulo, Repórter Brasil and Valor Econômico. He is the recipient of several grants and fellowships including most recently from the Earth Journalism Fund and the Pulitzer Rainforest Foundation.

Matt Murray

Advisor

Author, former Editor-in-Chief of the Wall Street Journal

Paul Steiger

Advisor

Founder of ProPublica, former Managing Editor of the Wall Street Journal

Bethany McLean

Advisor

Investigative reporter and author of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Dan Okrent

Advisor

Author and first Public Editor of the New York Times

Olivia Raisner

Advisor

Mayday Health founder; White House Digital Strategist

William D. Cohan

Advisor / Contributor

William D. Cohan, a former senior Wall Street M&A investment banker for 17 years at Lazard Frères & Co., Merrill Lynch and JPMorganChase, is the New York Times bestselling author of three non-fiction narratives about Wall Street. A former longtime special correspondent at Vanity Fair, he is a founding partner of Puck, a daily digital news and opinion publication.

He is a former columnist for the DealBook section of the New York Times. He also writes for The Financial Times, The New York Times, Air Mail, Barron’s, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Atlantic, Town & Country, The Nation, Fortune, The Hollywood Reporter, and Politico, among other publications. He is a graduate of Phillips Academy, Duke University, Columbia University School of Journalism and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts and now lives in New York City and upstate New York with his wife and, on occasion these days, their two sons.

Matthew Termine

Contributor

Matthew Termine is a lawyer with nearly five years of experience leading the legal team at a mortgage technology company. In 2017, Matt was credited by the Wall Street Journal, among others, for identifying suspicious mortgage loan transactions that led to several successful criminal prosecutions, including that of a prominent political operative and the chief executive officer of a federally chartered bank. He is a graduate of Trinity College and Fordham University School of Law. He grew up in Old Saybrook, Connecticut and now lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two sons.

Grace Scullion

Contributor

Grace Scullion has reported for the Sacramento Bee, POLITICO, the Half Moon Bay Review, and Pacifica Tribune. She graduated from Stanford with a degree in American Studies. Now based in New York, she’s dedicated to using data and storytelling to generate accountability.

Nick Gibbons

Advisor, Data Analyst

Nick Gibbons is a seasoned forensic accounting expert and investment researcher. His experience includes a blend of qualitative and quantitative investment roles at Two Sigma, Norges Bank Investment Management, and Citadel. He began his career in forensic accounting at independent equities research provider Gradient Analytics. He additionally has a background in graduate level education having previously served as Adjunct Professor of Finance and Accounting at Thunderbird School of Global Management and currently as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Accounting at NYU Stern School of Business. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF).