Sara Malak is a Managing Member, and a co-founder, of The Alpha Cooperative, LLC, a firm that provides middle and back office operational services, accounting, compliance and risk management services to hedge funds and other investment companies. Ms. Malak has over 18 years of experience in the hedge fund industry, focusing on business operations and compliance. Prior to founding The Alpha Cooperative, LLC, Ms. Malak was the Chief Compliance Officer of L Plus, a multi-strategy hedge fund formed in 2010 and was a member of the Board Risk Committee, Valuation Committee, Operations Committee and attended all Investment Committee meetings. Prior to L Plus, Ms. Malak was a founding member of D5 Advisors LLC, a hedge fund specializing in high dividend equity securities and one of the founding strategies of L Plus. From 1999 to 2006, Ms. Malak was with Double Alpha Group Inc., a multi-manager statistical arbitrage fund and oversaw Investor Relations, Marketing, Operations and Finance departments and was a member of the Investment Committee. Ms. Malak began her hedge fund career in 1997 at The Palladin Group working with the Director of Marketing, managing investor relations and attending to general business administration. Ms. Malak is a 1993 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology / Anthropology.