The Team

Chris Crow, Co-Founder and Managing Partner. Before co-founding Ironside, Chris was a Managing Director at Strong Refuge Asset Management, LLC. Prior to joining Strong Refuge, Chris served as a Managing Director at Aequitas Capital after beginning his career in finance at Pacific Crest Securities, the New York Mercantile Exchange and Irvington Capital. Mr. Crow graduated from Pepperdine University with a BS in Finance.

Dain Zaitz, Co-Founder and Managing Partner. Before co-founding Ironside, Dain was a Managing Director at Strong Refuge Asset Management, LLC. Prior to Strong Refuge, Dain worked as an investment professional with SVB Financial Group, Aequitas Capital and Mantucket Capital. Prior to Mantucket, Dain worked in the middle market investment banking group of Wells Fargo Securities after starting his career in corporate finance with Intel and GE. Dain received an undergraduate degree in business management from Oregon State University, Cum Laude, and an MBA with honors from the University of Colorado.


Calvin Howell, Senior Financial Analyst. Before joining Ironside, Calvin was a Senior Associate at Bates Group where he specialized in retail securities litigation analysis. Prior to being a Senior Associate, Calvin was an Associate and Analyst at Bates Group. Mr. Howell graduated from Linfield College with a BS in Finance and also ran Cross Country and Track.