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Top hedge fund exec Bill Goodell switches teams

Bill Goodell
Source: Managed Funds Association

Hedge fund heavyweight William "Bill" Goodell has a new job.

Goodell—the brother of National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell and son of former U.S. Sen. Charles Goodell—started June 1 as chief operating officer of hedge fund firm Partner Fund Management. He was COO until the end of May at Maverick Capital, a hedge fund firm he joined in 2008.

Originally a lawyer, Goodell worked for a decade under Julian Robertson as general counsel of Tiger Management. He also was chief administrative officer of Louis Bacon's Moore Capital Management. Later, while at Maverick, Goodell served from 2012 to 2013 as chairman of the Managed Funds Association, the top hedge fund lobbying group; he's still on the executive committee.

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San Francisco-based Partner Fund, led by Chris James, had approximately $5.4 billion in regulatory assets under management as of January (Regulatory assets include leverage, which can make figures larger than the actual dollar amount). Dallas-based Maverick, led by Tiger Management alum Lee Ainslie, had about $12.8 billion in regulatory assets at year-end.

The Partner Fund role was previously held by Kimberly Summe, who worked at the firm from 2009 until March 2015, according to her LinkedIn profile. Summe is now president and general counsel of Adam Weiss' Stillwater Investment Management in Palo Alto, California. Summe is also on the MFA executive committee.

A spokesman for Maverick did not respond to requests for comment. Goodell and a spokesman for Partner Fund declined to comment.

Besides hedge funds, Goodell is co-chair of EDF Action, the lobbying arm of the Environmental Defense Fund, and on the board of governors at Boys & Girls Clubs of America, among other charitable activities.

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