Meet the TEam
Michelle Sibley is the Chief Financial Officer at Sachs Capital Group LP. Over the past sixteen years, her responsibilities at Sachs Capital Group LP have covered all financial aspects of the business, including financial modeling, cash management, accounting oversight, coordination of financial transactions, tax research and analysis, review of legal documents and structuring of deals terms.
While at Sachs Capital Group, Ms. Sibley served as the Chief Financial Officer for SCG Financial Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company. While in this role, her responsibilities included cash management, filing required documents with the SEC, performing due diligence on potential acquisition candidates and oversight of all accounting, audit and tax functions. Ms. Sibley also previously served on the Board of Directors for RYU Apparel, Inc., a public company trading on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Prior to joining Sachs Capital Group LP, Ms. Sibley was a senior tax manager in Deloitte & Touche’s tax practice. She has over 10 years of experience in public accounting, working in Arthur Andersen and Deloitte & Touche’s hedge fund and alternative investment practices. During her public accounting career, she was responsible for tax planning, structuring of derivative transactions, tax compliance, and managerial oversight of over 20 staff.
Ms. Sibley received a B.S. in accounting from Northern Illinois University and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is the mother of three children and enjoys spending her free time with her children and watching their various sporting activities.
Chief Analytics Officer, Senior Managing Director
JD Opdyke is Chief Analytics Officer and Managing Director at SCG Asset Management. A senior investment and risk analytics quant of nearly 30 years, Mr. Opdyke leads a team of senior modelers at SCG Asset Management leveraging and developing advanced analytical methods to optimize the risk-return profile of its structured portfolio and maximize its risk-adjusted returns.
Mr. Opdyke has strong and extensive experience across major financial verticals (capital markets, corporate and mortgage banking, insurance, credit card, retail pricing, economic consulting (Big 4, boutique)). He has built and led several senior quant teams, published 14 peer reviewed journal papers and book chapters, several of which were voted ‘Paper of the Year’ by panels of experts, and is a frequent invited speaker and presenter at top quant and risk professional conferences globally. He came to SCG Asset Management from the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) where he was quant lead in a rapidly growing alpha factory, and previously from Allstate where he was Head of Enterprise Risk Analytics, responsible for modeling and estimating enterprise-level economic capital for the firm’s entire portfolio, across all risk silos and business lines. Mr. Opdyke held a similar role at GE Capital as Managing Director, Head of Modeling for Operational Risk and Enterprise-level Economic Capital estimation, aggregation, and allocation.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Opdyke was a senior consultant to numerous banks and financial organizations, including Barclays Capital, Wells Fargo, American Express, Northern Trust, Deloitte Consulting, and venture capital and economic consulting firms, where he developed and implemented both investment algorithms and quantitative risk analytics models. Mr. Opdyke earned his undergraduate degree, with honors, from Yale University, his Master’s degree from Harvard University where he was a Kennedy Fellow and a Social Policy Research Fellow, and he completed post-graduate statistics studies as an ASP Fellow in MIT’s graduate mathematics department. He serves as review editor of several journals, including Artificial Intelligence in Finance.
Associate Portfolio Manager
SPENCER G. SACHS
Spencer is an Associate Portfolio Manager at SCG Asset Management. Prior to working at SCG, Spencer was a Senior Associate of Finance and Strategy at Revolution Global, a multi-state operating cannabis company. At Revolution, Sachs was tasked with corporate expansion via organic and inorganic growth. During his tenure at Revolution, Sachs helped to more than double the total cultivation output in Illinois as well as more than triple the firm’s national footprint. Additionally, Sachs helped raise over $200 million in debt and equity.
Sachs graduated from the University of California, Los Angles with a BA in Political Science with a concentration in international relations. He was a four-year varsity member of the men’s volleyball team at UCLA where his team finished in the top 10 in the nation each year. Outside of his professional life, Sachs is an avid traveler. He has been to more than 30 countries on 5 continents. Some of his favorite hobbies include scuba diving, bicycling, and cooking.