Ralph SessoPrincipal Owner and Portfolio Manager at Redwood Partners
Ralph is the founder of Redwood Partners which has managed the highly successful Redwood Equity Long/Short Fund since 1998. He has personally participated in over 150 mutual-to-stock conversions and has been an active investor in financial institutions for over 30 years.
Mr. Sesso also founded and successfully operated a variety of real estate ventures and businesses for the 21 years of his career before founding Redwood Partners. Since founding Redwood in 1998, Ralph has brought his entrepreneurial and real estate experience, along with his knowledge of banks and thrifts, to successfully invest in and counsel small financial institutions.
Mr. Sesso holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Illinois University. Ralph is a CFP and advises several family offices on both financial institutions and complex financial matters. Ralph was also a National Power-lifting Champion in College in 1972. He set three national records in the National Tournament at TCU University.
Mr. Sesso subscribes to the Bear Bryant's philosophy - "Offense sells tickets and defense wins championships."