Alkeon Capital Management -- November 2008

The company was founded after Sparaggis exited CIBC Oppenheimer with his team that had been running a global long/short growth equity hedge fund. The split was friendly, says Sparaggis, and has resulted in a highly cohesive team.

This should come as no surprise, given the collective experience of the team, most of whom have been involved in the investment management industry for more than a decade. Sparaggis has been managing various hedge fund strategies since the early 1990s, initially at Cre