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Our Firm

Our History

About Us


For over 20 years, Orchard Capital Management has been providing investors with diversified, perceptive, and extensively researched strategies and solutions. As a research-driven firm, we focus on uncovering undervalued or underappreciated investments to drive both our asset management joint venture and intrinsic value offerings.

Proprietary Value Funds and
Separate Accounts

Orchard employs a consistent and disciplined approach with an emphasis on fundamental research to develop proprietary investment knowledge. We use this knowledge to drive our estimate of intrinsic value and invest at a significant discount to generate excess returns.

Our team approach was created to thoroughly examine and evaluate investment ideas and challenge market assumptions. 


Long-term perspective

Rigorous research

Portfolio diversification


Managing Partners


Mr. Fairbank has over 20 years of investment management and private equity experience; he is the President of Orchard Capital Management.

In 2004, he co-founded and led the investment team at Orchard Ventures, a private equity fund. He is also the co-founder of several healthcare companies including Akebia (NASDAQ:AKBA) a spin-out from Procter & Gamble and Nymirum, a computational genetics firm where he serves as Executive Chairman. 

Josh began his career at Frank Russell, one of the original major hedge fund of funds and fund advisors. He later founded an investment office at Raymond James where he managed investments for large family investors. He received his BA from Connecticut College and his MBA from the University of Chicago, where he serves as Investor-in-Residence and is an Adjunct Professor.

Joshua P. Fairbank


Mr. Harper has 20 years of investment management and advisory experience; he is the Chief Investment Officer of Orchard Capital Management and leads the family office that founded Orchard's small cap strategies in 2001.


Previously, Blake worked at the The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he advised large hedge funds, Fortune 1000 companies, and other financial institutions on strategy, corporate development and operations. Prior to BCG he was a senior research analyst in the investment management consulting division of Greenwich Associates. He began his career as an analyst at PaineWebber/UBS.

Blake received his MBA with honors from the University of Chicago and his BA from Colgate University where he concentrated on Economics and Political Science.  He serves on several private company boards.

Blake Harper

Our Team
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