Charles D. Miller
Executive Vice President & Global Head of Distribution

Mr. Miller joined Harbert Management Corporation (HMC) in 1994 and became Executive Vice President & CFO in 2002 serving through 2011 when he became Executive Vice President & Global Head of Distribution.

Mr. Miller previously worked with Harbert Corporation, which he joined in 1985, and played a key role in that firm’s transformation from an operating conglomerate. During his career, he has served in various treasury and financial management roles, including Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Corporate Acquisitions. His current responsibilities at HMC include the management of all fund raising and investor relations activities. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Auburn University and has completed the Wharton Executive Program at the University of Pennsylvania on Financial Management.

Melissa M. Babb
Senior Managing Director

Based in HMC’s Atlanta office, Melissa Babb is a Senior Managing Director of sales and marketing in North America. Ms. Babb joined HMC in 2008, having served as a Managing Director of JPMorgan Private Bank covering high net worth clients in the Southeast. Before moving to Atlanta in 2004, Ms. Babb headed the Morgan Plus Investment Group of JPMorgan Private Bank in New York, the team that performs manager due diligence and reporting. In the 1990s, Ms. Babb was a capital markets specialist on the New York trading floor of JPMorgan Securities Inc. She began her Wall Street career in 1984 as a fixed income and derivatives specialist in New York and London with Merrill Lynch.

Ms. Babb holds a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University and an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Woodruff Arts Center and the Atlanta Botanical Garden and a member of Leadership Atlanta 2010. She holds FINRA Series 7, 8, 24 and 63 licenses, and was designated one of “The Nation’s Top 100 Wealth Advisors” by Worth Magazine.


Richard F. Brereton, Jr.
Senior Managing Director

Rich Brereton

Based in HMC’s New York office, Rich Brereton is a Senior Managing Director responsible for institutional investor relationships in North America.  Mr. Brereton joined HMC in 2011 from Boomerang Capital LLC, a hedge fund marketing partnership he joined in 2008. For the twelve years prior, he worked at Morgan Stanley, both in New York and London, rising to Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer in its investment management division. Prior to that, he held various marketing, product management and client relationship positions in New York and London at Bankers Trust and JP Morgan.  He has spent nearly 30 years specializing in the global distribution of traditional and alternative investment products.  Mr. Brereton received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University in 1987 and he holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.


Michael J. Larsen
Senior Managing Director

Michael Larsen

Michael Larsen is responsible for sales and marketing from our office in London. Prior to joining HMC in November 2004 he spent more than 24 years in the financial services industry in a variety of senior sales and management roles, with more than 15 years in Europe, including two years as Executive Director and Head of Sales and Marketing at a leading Swiss alternatives manager. Prior to that Michael was a Business Manager for Citigroup Asset Management, with responsibility for a number of markets. Michael’s career with Citigroup and Citicorp spanned 20 years, with positions in New York, Bahrain, London, Zurich, and Geneva. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Boston University. Michael is registered with the UK Financial Conduct Authority and holds his FINRA/NASD Series 7 and 63 licenses.


Jennifer M. Cahill
Managing Director

Prior to joining, HMC, Jennifer was a Managing Director at Investcorp, a $22 billion global asset management firm comprised of real estate, private equity, hedge fund, and credit businesses. At Investcorp, she most recently marketed Shoals Capital (financial sector-focused hedge fund), an Italian private equity vehicle and Nut Tree, a credit opportunity hedge fund, helping raise capital from launch to over $1.2 billion. Prior to joining Investcorp, Jen was the Chief Marketing Officer at Atlantic Investment Management,  a soft-activist hedge fund, which peaked at $2.3 billion, where she was responsible for all aspects of fundraising/marketing for Atlantic’s long/short and long-only activist funds (US, Japan, Asia ex-Japan and Europe). She joined Atlantic after rising to the ranks of Partner and Director of Marketing at Protégé Partners, a premiere hedge fund seeder and allocator, where she built a nine-person sales and investment relations team and led the group to grow assets in Protégé Partners, Protégé Opportunistic, Protégé Direct, Protégé Tactical and seeded vehicles from $1.2 billion to well-over $5 billion in peak capital. Jen also spent time at Pequot Capital Management, Goldman Sachs and General Electric.

Jen is a graduate of General Electric’s Technical Leadership Program. She has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s’ Wharton School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida.


Preston L. Ulrich, CFA

Based in HMC’s Dallas office, Preston Ulrich is a Director responsible for leading sales and marketing efforts across the Southwest and Southern California.  Prior to joining the HMC Dallas office, Mr. Ulrich was responsible for sales and marketing across the Southeast and Midwest out of HMC’s Atlanta office, where he joined in 2013.  Prior to that, Mr. Ulrich was an Investment Advisor with Waddell & Reed Financial Services where he was responsible for covering high net worth clients. Mr. Ulrich received an M.S. and B.S.B.A. in Finance from Auburn University’s Raymond J. Harbert College of Business. He is a CFA Charterholder and holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses.