Jody Flaws is the co-founder of AURUM Governance (“AURUM”).   Mr. Flaws serves as an independent director on private equity and hedge fund boards.

Mr. Flaws’ 20+ years of alternative investment experience includes 5 years as an auditor, 7 years at independent hedge fund and private equity administration firms, and 12 years as a senior member of two investment managers.

Jody Flaws is the former Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Axonic Capital LLC (“Axonic”) an investment manager based in New York City.  Axonic managed ~$3.0 billion across various investment strategies including structured credit, systematic fixed income, commercial lending and commercial real estate properties.  Mr. Flaws was responsible for all non-investment related functions of the firm which included finance, operations, human resources, information technology, office management, and compliance.

Prior to joining Axonic, Mr. Flaws was the Deputy Chief Financial Officer at BlueMountain Capital Management LLC (“BlueMountain”).  BlueMountain’s investment strategies include credit, equity, global markets, and private investments.  During his nine years at BlueMountain its AUM grew from ~$4 billion to $20+ billion with global head count exceeding 300 employees.  Mr. Flaws was a member of the valuation and compliance committees, and managed the financial operations of the Firm’s Tokyo, London and New York offices.

Before joining BlueMountain, Mr. Flaws was a Managing Director at Columbus Avenue Consulting (“Columbus”), a New York City hedge fund and private equity administrator.  Prior to Columbus, Mr. Flaws was a Senior Account Manager at Fortis Prime Fund Solutions (Cayman) Limited, a Cayman Islands based hedge fund and private equity administrator.  Mr. Flaws began his career in public accounting at Deloitte, first in Edmonton, Canada and then in the Cayman Islands office.

Mr. Flaws received his Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of both Alberta and Ontario, and he also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA).

Jody Flaws, CPA, CA, CFA

Co-Founder, Independent Director

Austin, Texas

United States

Tele: +1 (646) 854-1930