800 Westchester Avenue • Suite 641 North • Rye Brook, NY 10573 • (203) 992-1100

About Us

Who We Are

RPM Capital Management, LLC (RPM) is a privately owned registered investment advisor. RPM specializes in the analysis, acquisition, and management of high yield, tax advantaged securities. Our experience, strategy, and methodology allow us to provide our clients with higher yielding securities with the goal of substantially minimizing the risk associated with the ownership of such securities. We are a conservative, income-oriented, long-only manager. We believe in the compounding of income to preserve and create wealth.

  • Michele Newland, JDManaging Member and Chief Investment Officer
    Michele began her career in health care at the University of California. She later founded the Newland Law Firm where her practice areas were health law, municipal finance, and regulatory compliance. Michele left private practice to join Greenwich Investment Management as Managing Director of Fixed Income Investments and concurrently served as due diligence counsel for fixed income transactions. Michele has originated, analyzed, structured, and closed numerous bond transactions. Her experience also encompasses the representation of bondholders in the restructuring and resolution of distressed debt securities. Michele is a member of the California and  Illinois Bar.  She is also a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, National Federation of Municipal Analysts, American Health Lawyers Association, and holds a Series 65 license.
  • Ashleigh Swayze, JD Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Operating Officer
    Ashleigh began her career as outside counsel to registered investment advisers, assisting them in their legal, business development and compliance efforts.  Ms. Swayze is the former COO and CCO of Gleacher Partners LLC, an investment firm in New York, with investment banking, private funds, distressed debt and asset management functions.  She also designed and lead the operational due diligence efforts of the firm, as well as acted as director of investment research for the firm's fund of funds group. Ashleigh has reviewed hundreds of managers, giving her unique insight into the concerns of institutional and ultra-high net worth investors.
  • Eric Young Vice President
    Eric brings over 11 years of portfolio management and fixed income and equity trading experience. Eric is responsible for trading, research, and analytical support in fixed income and equities. Eric began his career at Citigroup Asset Management and later worked at Chandler Asset Management beginning in 2007. His role at Chandler was Assistant Portfolio Manager of Fixed Income where he implemented asset allocation and idiosyncratic trade ideas across multiple fixed income strategies. Eric is currently a Level II CFA candidate and holds a Series 65 license.
    BS- University of Connecticut, 2004
  • Emilie Swayze Zgrajewicz — Controller
    Emilie is a seasoned compliance and finance professional with over ten years in the finance industry.  Her career began in an HR capacity for key clients such as OppenheimerFunds and BB&T.  From her HR role, Ms. Zgrajewicz transitioned to working in business consulting and compliance, with a focus on helping businesses market more effectively, manage cash flow, and remain compliant with applicable law.
  • Phil Matthews, MBA Business Development Consultant
    Phil has over thirty years institutional sales and client service experience. Earlier in his career Phil was at Dillon Read and Salomon Brothers. Following success at both firms, Phil went on to become the ninth partner appointed at BlackRock Financial Management. While at BlackRock, he was Co-Head of the Account Management Group for US Pensions and Endowments which included some of the largest institutions in the United States.