The majority of the DAFNA Team has worked together for over a decade. We pride ourselves on Steadfast Integrity, Intellectual Excellence, Responsiveness and Reliability, and a Dedication to Constant Improvement. We value quality over quantity.

Carl Ports, CFA

Director of Marketing & Operations

Prior to joining the firm in April 2019, Mr. Ports was a senior advisor for the Polak Foundation, established by the founder of NWQ Asset Management. Prior to that, he was Managing Director, Alternative Investments for AllianceBernstein, where he evaluated hedge fund strategies for over a decade. He has also held a variety of roles in investment analysis and risk management at Clearlake Advisors, the UC Regents, the Federal Reserve Bank, and SSI Investment Management. Mr. Ports completed his B.S. in Finance from the University of Iowa and has taken graduate level courses at Columbia and Harvard Business School.