Partner, Managing Director
Justin Pawl is a partner and managing director of Covenant. As the firm’s Chief Investment Officer, Justin leads all client strategy efforts and serves as the head of Covenant’s investment committee. Justin has direct experience in alternative investments, public equity, private equity, and venture capital, which he acquired over the past 15 years.
Before joining Covenant in 2012, Justin was a portfolio manager for Evolved Alpha, a multi-strategy hedge fund he co-founded in Santa Barbara, California, where he focused on portfolio construction and risk management of liquid alpha-return strategies. Prior to Evolved Alpha, Justin gained hedge fund research, analysis, and portfolio construction experience as an analyst and then co-portfolio manager of multiple fund of fund strategies. Justin began his career with a boutique investment bank in California, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and raising growth capital for middle-market companies.
Justin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He also earned a Master’s Degree with Honors in Biogeochemistry from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. Justin is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Chartered Alternatives Investment Analyst (CAIA), and a Member of the CFA Institute.