Our Team

Sean McGould

President
Co‑Chief Investment Officer

The founder of Lighthouse Investment Partners, Sean McGould is responsible for overall portfolio construction and day‑to‑day operations of the firm. He is the chairman of the Lighthouse Executive Committee and of the Lighthouse Investment Research Committee; he is also a member of the Lighthouse Relative Value Committee and a member of the board of directors of Navigator Global Investments, the firm’s parent company.

Prior to Lighthouse, Sean was the Director of the Outside Trader Investment Program for Trout Trading Management Company, Ltd. ("Trout") based in Bermuda. At Trout, he was responsible for the allocation of several hundred million dollars of the fund’s assets to external alternative asset strategies. Prior to joining Trout, he worked for Price Waterhouse in auditing and corporate finance. Sean graduated with high honors from Butler University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Kelly Perkins

Co‑Chief Investment Officer

Kelly Perkins is an original principal of Lighthouse; he is currently responsible for managing the Lighthouse Investment Team and overseeing the manager search, monitoring, and selection processes. He is a member of the Lighthouse Executive Committee, the Lighthouse Investment Research Committee, and the Lighthouse Equity Committee.

Previously, Kelly was Director of Accounting at Trout Trading Management Company, Ltd. ("Trout") based in Bermuda where he was primarily responsible for financial reporting and controls for the fund’s proprietary and external manager trading activities. Before that, Kelly worked with a team of analysts and attorneys in Trout’s Outside Traders Investment Program to allocate capital to external investment advisors. Before he joined Trout, Kelly served as a business associate with Coopers & Lybrand, LLP. Kelly earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting at the College of William and Mary. He is a CFA charterholder and a former Certified Public Accountant.

Robert Swan

Chief Operating Officer

An original principal of Lighthouse, Robert Swan is responsible for managing the Lighthouse Operations Department. He is the chairman of Lighthouse’s Risk and Valuation Committee and a member of the Lighthouse Executive Committee.

Robert was previously the Senior Treasury Consultant for Computer Sciences Corporation ("CSC"), where he provided treasury and risk management system implementations. Prior to CSC, Robert was the Director of Accounting for Trout Trading Management Company, Ltd. ("Trout") based in Bermuda. At Trout, Robert was directly responsible for monitoring and reporting on all fund trading activities—including financial reporting, internal control, regulatory compliance, and general due diligence—as well as management of Trout’s many brokerage and external investment advisor relationships. Hebegan his career in audit practice for the accounting firm of Ernst & Young. Robert earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also a former Certified Public Accountant.

Scott Perkins

Executive Managing Director

An original principal of Lighthouse, Scott Perkins is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and oversees a range of its business activities, including firm‑wide strategy, product and business development, investor relations, technology, and legal and compliance.

Prior to joining Lighthouse in 2001, Scott worked in business development with a publicly traded technology firm, where he was responsible for business strategy, including negotiating joint-venture relationships with industry leaders, and evaluating equity investment opportunities. Previously, he served as a corporate attorney specializing in corporate and banking transactions with the law firm of Mays & Valentine, LLP. A former Certified Public Accountant, he began his career at Coopers & Lybrand, LLP. Scott earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the College of William & Mary and his Juris Doctor from Washington & Lee University School of Law.

Jack Swan

Executive Managing Director

Jack is an original principal of Lighthouse and is responsible for managing the global distribution of Lighthouse Funds.

Jack began his career in the capital markets working for Trout Trading Management Company, Ltd. (“Trout”) based in Bermuda. Prior to working at Trout, Jack was a financial consultant for Merrill Lynch. Jack received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Georgia.