Joseph Samuels


Prior to founding Islet, Joseph was a Partner with and held many key roles at Och-Ziff Capital Management, a hedge fund with peak AUM of $48 billion. During his 14 years at Och-Ziff, he served on the Portfolio Management Committee, the Risk Committee, the Managing Director Committee, Head of Trading, and as the Co-Head of the U.S. Equity Business. He worked closely with banks and other market participants to create capital solutions for individual companies/sectors and as a balance sheet partner for strategic dispositions and funding opportunities. Over his tenure, Joseph hired and developed investment talent and managed numerous analysts and traders. Before joining Och-Ziff, Joseph worked at Pequot and, prior to that, worked at Merrill Lynch. Joseph received a BA in Economics from Rutgers College.