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Michael J. SacksChairman and CEOOffice of the ChairmanChicagoSacks, Michael J.CHAIR|EXECMr. Sacks is the firm's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sacks leads all investment and operational aspects of the firm. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, from 1988 through 1990, Mr. Sacks was associated with Harris Associates, L.P. Mr. Sacks graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Tulane University in 1984 and received two degrees from Northwestern University in 1988: his Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management and his Juris Doctor from the School of Law.
Paul A. MeisterVice ChairmanOffice of the ChairmanChicagoMeister, Paul A.CHAIR|EXECMr. Meister is the firm's Vice Chairman and serves as Chair of the firm’s Operations Committee. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor in 1991, from 1987 to 1991, Mr. Meister was an Associate with the Chicago law firm of Barack, Ferrazzano, Kirschbaum & Perlman, except for a 12-month period from 1989 to 1990, when he managed the real estate operations for a retail company. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1984 and his Juris Doctor cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law in 1987, where he was a member of the Northwestern University Law Review and was Order of the Coif. Mr. Meister is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Illinois Bar. Since 2000, Mr. Meister has served on the Law Board of Northwestern University School of Law and is currently a member of its Executive Committee. Mr. Meister is also an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University School of Law and teaches a course covering, among other things, hedge fund strategies and regulation. He previously served on the Board of the Managed Funds Association as an Appointed Director.
Jonathan R. LevinPresidentOffice of the ChairmanChicagoLevin, Jonathan R.CHAIR|EXECMr. Levin is the firm’s President and responsible for day-to-day management of the business. Mr. Levin is Chair of the Global Investment Council and a member of the Investment Committees for Private Markets, Hedge Fund Strategies Seeding and the Strategic Investments Group. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Levin was the Treasurer and Head of Investor Relations at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., where he was responsible for managing KKR’s balance sheet investments, engaging with public investors and industry analysts, and leading strategic projects. Prior to his role as Treasurer and Head of Investor Relations, Mr. Levin worked in KKR’s private equity business and focused on investments in the financial services industry. Mr. Levin began his career as an Analyst in the private equity group of Bear Stearns. He holds an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College. Mr. Levin is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Sandra Hurse Managing DirectorOffice of the ChairmanChicagoHurse, SandraCHAIR|EXECSandra Hurse is the firm’s Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Hurse held various positions at Bank of America, most recently serving as Global Head of Human Resources for Corporate and Investment Banking. Previously, Ms. Hurse also held leadership roles in Talent Management and Talent Acquisition at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Bernard M. Baruch College, and her Master of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Michigan. Ms. Hurse serves as a Corporate Board Member for the Harlem School of the Arts.
Francis IdehenManaging DirectorOffice of the ChairmanChicagoIdehen, FrancisCHAIR|EXECMr. Idehen is the firm’s Chief Operating Officer and is a member of the firm’s Operations Committee. Mr. Idehen oversees the firm’s Finance, Corporate Finance, Client Services, Marketing, Technology, Compliance and Legal Departments. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Idehen held senior roles at Exelon Corporation, including Treasurer, Head of Investor Relations and Managing Director of Exelon’s Private Investments Team. During his tenure at Exelon, he was responsible for leading the treasury organization, developing key strategic relationships with external sources of financing, implementing the investor relations program and leading and managing the Private Markets Investments team. Previously, Mr. Idehen was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Intel Corporation where he was responsible for developing investment policy and strategy, conducting due diligence and managing investment performance of public fixed income portfolios. Prior to working at Intel, Mr. Idehen held various positions at Lehman Brothers, J.P. Morgan Chase & Company, Streamline Capital, LLC, and Goldman, Sachs & Company. Mr. Idehen received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University in 1999 and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 2006.
Frederick E. PollockManaging DirectorOffice of the ChairmanChicagoPollock, Frederick E.CHAIR|EXECMr. Pollock is Head of the Strategic Investments Group, a member of the Investment Committees for Private Markets and Hedge Fund Strategies, Co-Head of Hedge Fund Strategies Research and serves on the Global Investment Council. He also Chairs the Strategic Investments Investment Committee. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, from 2006 to 2015, Mr. Pollock had various roles at Morgan Stanley, most recently as Senior Adviser to its merchant banking division. In his roles at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Pollock specialized in infrastructure investments and was responsible for deal sourcing and due diligence, assessing proposed investments, managing the financing and realization process, and is a Board Member of various portfolio companies. He helped form the infrastructure investment group at Morgan Stanley in 2006 and structured and raised capital for its initial funds. In addition, Mr. Pollock founded a boutique investment company in 2010 and was a Managing Partner at the company until 2014. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was an Assistant Vice President at Deutsche Bank, where he made direct investments. He received his Bachelor of Science summa cum laude in Economics from the University of Nevada in 2001 and his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2004.
Stacie SelingerManaging DirectorOffice of the ChairmanChicagoSelinger, StacieCHAIR|EXECMs. Selinger is Head of Strategy and Corporate Development, where she focuses on firm wide initiatives, product development and corporate investment opportunities. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor in 2014, Ms. Selinger was in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley where she executed debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic advisory work for clients in the transportation and infrastructure sectors. Ms. Selinger graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Michael J. SacksChairman and CEOOffice of the ChairmanChicagoSacks, Michael J.CHAIR|EXECMr. Sacks is the firm's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sacks leads all investment and operational aspects of the firm. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, from 1988 through 1990, Mr. Sacks was associated with Harris Associates, L.P. Mr. Sacks graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Tulane University in 1984 and received two degrees from Northwestern University in 1988: his Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management and his Juris Doctor from the School of Law.
Paul A. MeisterVice ChairmanOffice of the ChairmanChicagoMeister, Paul A.CHAIR|EXECMr. Meister is the firm's Vice Chairman and serves as Chair of the firm’s Operations Committee. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor in 1991, from 1987 to 1991, Mr. Meister was an Associate with the Chicago law firm of Barack, Ferrazzano, Kirschbaum & Perlman, except for a 12-month period from 1989 to 1990, when he managed the real estate operations for a retail company. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1984 and his Juris Doctor cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law in 1987, where he was a member of the Northwestern University Law Review and was Order of the Coif. Mr. Meister is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Illinois Bar. Since 2000, Mr. Meister has served on the Law Board of Northwestern University School of Law and is currently a member of its Executive Committee. Mr. Meister is also an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University School of Law and teaches a course covering, among other things, hedge fund strategies and regulation. He previously served on the Board of the Managed Funds Association as an Appointed Director.
Jonathan R. LevinPresidentOffice of the ChairmanChicagoLevin, Jonathan R.CHAIR|EXECMr. Levin is the firm’s President and responsible for day-to-day management of the business. Mr. Levin is Chair of the Global Investment Council and a member of the Investment Committees for Private Markets, Hedge Fund Strategies Seeding and the Strategic Investments Group. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Levin was the Treasurer and Head of Investor Relations at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., where he was responsible for managing KKR’s balance sheet investments, engaging with public investors and industry analysts, and leading strategic projects. Prior to his role as Treasurer and Head of Investor Relations, Mr. Levin worked in KKR’s private equity business and focused on investments in the financial services industry. Mr. Levin began his career as an Analyst in the private equity group of Bear Stearns. He holds an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College. Mr. Levin is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Sandra Hurse Managing DirectorOffice of the ChairmanChicagoHurse, SandraCHAIR|EXECSandra Hurse is the firm’s Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Hurse held various positions at Bank of America, most recently serving as Global Head of Human Resources for Corporate and Investment Banking. Previously, Ms. Hurse also held leadership roles in Talent Management and Talent Acquisition at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Bernard M. Baruch College, and her Master of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Michigan. Ms. Hurse serves as a Corporate Board Member for the Harlem School of the Arts.
Francis IdehenManaging DirectorOffice of the ChairmanChicagoIdehen, FrancisCHAIR|EXECMr. Idehen is the firm’s Chief Operating Officer and is a member of the firm’s Operations Committee. Mr. Idehen oversees the firm’s Finance, Corporate Finance, Client Services, Marketing, Technology, Compliance and Legal Departments. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Idehen held senior roles at Exelon Corporation, including Treasurer, Head of Investor Relations and Managing Director of Exelon’s Private Investments Team. During his tenure at Exelon, he was responsible for leading the treasury organization, developing key strategic relationships with external sources of financing, implementing the investor relations program and leading and managing the Private Markets Investments team. Previously, Mr. Idehen was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Intel Corporation where he was responsible for developing investment policy and strategy, conducting due diligence and managing investment performance of public fixed income portfolios. Prior to working at Intel, Mr. Idehen held various positions at Lehman Brothers, J.P. Morgan Chase & Company, Streamline Capital, LLC, and Goldman, Sachs & Company. Mr. Idehen received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University in 1999 and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 2006.
Frederick E. PollockManaging DirectorOffice of the ChairmanChicagoPollock, Frederick E.CHAIR|EXECMr. Pollock is Head of the Strategic Investments Group, a member of the Investment Committees for Private Markets and Hedge Fund Strategies, Co-Head of Hedge Fund Strategies Research and serves on the Global Investment Council. He also Chairs the Strategic Investments Investment Committee. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, from 2006 to 2015, Mr. Pollock had various roles at Morgan Stanley, most recently as Senior Adviser to its merchant banking division. In his roles at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Pollock specialized in infrastructure investments and was responsible for deal sourcing and due diligence, assessing proposed investments, managing the financing and realization process, and is a Board Member of various portfolio companies. He helped form the infrastructure investment group at Morgan Stanley in 2006 and structured and raised capital for its initial funds. In addition, Mr. Pollock founded a boutique investment company in 2010 and was a Managing Partner at the company until 2014. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was an Assistant Vice President at Deutsche Bank, where he made direct investments. He received his Bachelor of Science summa cum laude in Economics from the University of Nevada in 2001 and his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2004.
Stacie SelingerManaging DirectorOffice of the ChairmanChicagoSelinger, StacieCHAIR|EXECMs. Selinger is Head of Strategy and Corporate Development, where she focuses on firm wide initiatives, product development and corporate investment opportunities. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor in 2014, Ms. Selinger was in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley where she executed debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic advisory work for clients in the transportation and infrastructure sectors. Ms. Selinger graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Peter A. BraffmanManaging DirectorReal Estate InvestmentsNew YorkBraffman, Peter A.0|0Mr. Braffman is a member of the Private Markets Investment Committee and serves on the Global Investment Council. He leads the Real Estate Investments Team and is responsible for real estate sourcing and underwriting activities. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Braffman was a Partner in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President at Zurich Alternative Asset Management, where he was responsible for sourcing, underwriting and executing U.S.-based real estate investments. Prior to joining Zurich Alternative, Mr. Braffman was a Vice President in the Merger and Strategic Advisory Group at Goldman Sachs, where he advised corporate clients on structured real estate valuations, monetizations and dispositions of their directly owned and used assets. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he was an Associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, focused on merger, securities and asset-backed law. Mr. Braffman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and History from the University of Rochester, a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law.
Lee J. BrashearDirector/PartnerPrivate Equity InvestmentsCharlotteBrashear, Lee J.0|0Mr. Brashear is involved in fund coverage, investment execution and relationship management with a focus on equity and mezzanine co-investments. He shares responsibilities for deal sourcing, structuring and due diligence across diverse industries. Additionally, he serves as a Board Observer or Advisory Board member of several portfolio companies and buyout funds. He is located in the Charlotte office. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Brashear was a Principal in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG, which he joined in 2006. Previously, he was a Senior Analyst in the Private Fund Advisory Group at Lazard Freres from 2003 to 2006, where he was involved in fund raising activities for private equity funds. Mr. Brashear received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Stephen J. BrewsterManaging DirectorClient GroupChicagoBrewster, Stephen J.0|0Mr. Brewster shares responsibility for business development, client service and consultant relations. Mr. Brewster also manages the strategy for the firm’s alternative investment solutions business. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor in 1991, Mr. Brewster was associated with JMB Realty Corporation, in various roles including Vice President of JMB Institutional Realty Corporation responsible for business development for U.S. institutional investors. Prior to joining JMB, Mr. Brewster was Staff Assistant to the Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He received his Bachelor of Arts with honors in Economics from Williams College.
Lisa A. KastigarDirectorClient GroupChicagoKastigar, Lisa A.0|0Ms. Kastigar shares responsibility for business development, client service and consultant relations. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, she was the Director of Research at Marco Consulting Group, where she guided asset allocation studies, research and investment manager due diligence. A subset of her responsibilities was leading fund of hedge funds research, which included client education, due diligence, on-going monitoring, and reporting. She also worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and at the Financial Services Authority in London as a financial markets regulatory policy economist. She began her career in the financial industry working on the derivatives exchanges of the CME Group. Ms. Kastigar received her Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from Marquette University and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Ms. Kastigar serves on the Board of Directors for Working in the Schools (WITS).
Aris R. HatchManaging DirectorClient GroupBostonHatch, Aris R.0|0Ms. Hatch is located in the Boston office and brings 19 years of alternative assets expertise with a career focus in private equity. She joined GCM Grosvenor from HarbourVest Partners, where she completed her nine year tenure as Managing Director leading the firm’s global Custom Solutions business, which provides bespoke private equity solutions for separately managed account clients. Previously, she was Vice President of the Client Service Group and Chief Administrative Officer at Rock Maple Funds, a multi-strategy hedge fund of funds, where she was responsible for business development and origination. She spent five years at Advent International in their LP Services team responsible for investor and consultant relations, capital origination, and sourcing strategic deal-flow for custom corporate investor programs. Ms. Hatch began her career as a Consultant in the market and communication strategy division of E&Y. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English, cum laude, from Wellesley College.
Christopher J. CastanoManaging DirectorClient GroupNew YorkCastano, Christopher J. 0|0Mr. Castano shares responsibility for business development, client service and consultant relations. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, from 2009 to 2010, he was head of business development at Sonar Capital Management, a long/short equity fund. From 2001 to 2009, he held a number of roles at Merrill Lynch, including head of high net worth sales for alternative investments, head of the product platform for the private banking group, and head of private equity origination for the private client group. From 1999 to 2000, he served as a consultant at Square Foot, which specializes in managing downtown revitalization and renovation projects. From 1995 to 1999, he was an attorney at Waters, McPherson, McNeill, P.C., which specializes in environmental litigation and urban redevelopment. From 1994 to 1995, he worked for the New Jersey Superior Court, in the Appellate Division. Mr. Castano received his Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University in 1991 and his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University in 1994. He is a member of the New Jersey Bar.
Wai Yee ChengSenior Vice PresidentHedge Fund StrategiesChicagoCheng, Wai Yee0|0Ms. Cheng serves as a Portfolio Manager for a number of multi-strategy portfolios and for other specialized strategies and custom mandates, including the emerging manager program. Ms. Cheng leads activities related to the construction, implementation and monitoring of portfolios. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Cheng was a Senior Portfolio Manager for Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company from 2010 to 2015. In this role, she managed the Alternative Fixed Income and Private Debt strategies for the trust company’s endowment. From 2007 to 2010, Ms. Cheng was an Associate Director in the Portfolio Management Department at Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company, a fund of hedge funds. Prior to business school, Ms. Cheng worked as an Analyst in foreign exchange sales and trading at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Chicago and her Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Ms. Cheng holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Scholars.
Anar A. ChudgarDirector/PartnerReal Estate InvestmentsNew YorkChudgar, Anar A0|0Ms. Chudgar is involved with deal sourcing and conducting due diligence on real estate investments. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Chudgar was a Principal in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG. Previously, Ms. Chudgar was a Senior Associate at Onex Real Estate Partners, a subsidiary of Onex Corp., where she was responsible for new business origination and execution of real estate acquisitions. Prior to joining Onex, Ms. Chudgar was an Associate at iStar Financial, Inc., where she focused on identifying, evaluating and executing strategic expansion acquisitions and financing options for the firm. She began her career as a real estate investment banker at JP Morgan Chase, where she focused on mergers and acquisitions in the Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Group. Ms. Chudgar graduated magna cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a concentration in Finance, Accounting and Management.
Sean J. ConroyDirectorClient GroupChicagoConroy, Sean J.0|0Mr. Conroy shares responsibility for business development, client service and consultant relations. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, from 1999 to 2004, he was a Vice President with ABN AMRO, working within the Fixed Income Sales Group. From 1996 to 1999, he worked as a U.S. Government Fixed Income Trader at UBS. From 1995 to 1996, he worked at Prudential Securities on the U.S. Government Fixed Income trading desk. Mr. Conroy received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Fairfield University in 1994 and his Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2004. Mr. Conroy is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.
Dianna Di Iorio HenrichSenior Vice PresidentStrategy and Corporate DevelopmentChicagoHenrich, Dianna D. 0|0Ms. Henrich focuses on supporting the firm’s Business Development efforts. Previously, Ms. Henrich was a Portfolio Manager in the firm’s Hedge Fund Strategies Investments Department. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Henrich was a Senior Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs in Private Wealth Management and worked closely with clients to make asset allocation and manager selection decisions. She was previously at the JPMorgan Private Bank, where she worked with bankers, investors, wealth advisors, and fiduciary officers to service ultra high net worth individuals. Ms. Henrich received her Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Northwestern University and her Master of Business Administration with honors and Beta Gamma Sigma membership from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Ms. Henrich holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Kevin W. DoonanSenior Vice PresidentHedge Fund StrategiesChicagoDoonan, Kevin W.0|0Mr. Doonan is the strategy head for Europe and leads the multi-strategy team. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Doonan worked at Citigroup on the Fixed Income Capital Markets desk. From 2002 to 2006, he worked in the investment banking division at Salomon Smith Barney (now known as Citigroup), providing merger and strategic advisory services and debt and equity financing. Prior to Citigroup, Mr. Doonan worked at Refco, Inc., a Chicago based commodities firm. He received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Boston College.
John K. EvansSenior Vice PresidentCorporate FinanceChicagoEvans, John K.0|0Mr. Evans is responsible for managing the firm’s tax operations. Mr. Evans also shares responsibility for the firm's corporate finance operations. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, he was a Tax Manager at Deloitte & Touche, L.L.P. for two years in the Investment Management Practice. He also worked as a Senior Tax Associate with Arthur Andersen, L.L.P. from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Evans graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Arts from Illinois College in 1999. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Illinois CPA Society. Mr. Evans is a member of the Tax Committee of the Managed Funds Association.
Heidi H. FangSenior Vice PresidentFund FinanceNew YorkFang, Heidi H.0|0Ms. Fang is part of the Fund Finance Team overseeing private equity fund administration. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Fang was a Director in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG for 11 years, overseeing fund administration. Previously, Ms. Fang was an Investment Banking Associate at Bear Stearns. Prior to joining Bear Stearns, Ms. Fang was a Senior Auditor at Deloitte & Touche, LLP in the Leveraged Buyout Funds Group. Her clients included Merrill Lynch and Blackstone. Ms. Fang received both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from the Stern School of Business, New York University.
Lilly FarahnakianManaging DirectorLegal and ComplianceChicagoFarahnakian, Lilly0|0Ms. Farahnakian serves as GCM Grosvenor's Global Chief Compliance Officer. She leads the firm's Compliance Team and is responsible for ensuring that the firm maintains compliance with various federal, state, and international regulations. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, from 2010 to 2014, she was a Managing Director and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase. During this time, she was also Head of Regulatory and Compliance functions for Research, Americas Investment Banking, Americas Control Room, and Disclosure of Interest. From 2006 to 2010, she was an Executive Director in Legal at Morgan Stanley, where she advised its Global Research Department on legal and compliance issues. From 2003 to 2006, she practiced as an in-house litigator and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase, covering sales and trading, investment banking, research and retail. She began her legal career as a litigation associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in 1999. Ms. Farahnakian graduated with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French. She was also a Morehead-Cain Scholar. She received her Juris Doctor from Yale University in 1999. Ms. Farahnakian is a member of the Illinois Bar and the New York Bar. Ms. Farahnakian is a member of The Adler Planetarium Women’s Board, The Yale Chicago Board, and the YaleWomen Chicago Board.
Michael KirchnerSenior Vice PresidentStrategic Investments ChicagoKirchner, Michael0|0Mr. Kirchner focuses on the Strategic Investments Group’s direct investing and co-investment strategies and shares responsibility for sourcing, underwriting, and structuring investments in public and private securities across asset classes. Mr. Kirchner is also the strategy head for the firm’s hedge fund seeding platform, where he is responsible for sourcing and structuring seed investments in new hedge fund managers and working to support the managers’ growth. Mr. Kirchner received his Bachelor of Science in Finance with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008. Mr. Kirchner holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Meichun PanSenior Vice PresidentFund FinanceNew YorkPan, Meichun0|0Ms. Pan shares responsibility for the firm’s fund finance operations. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, she was a Vice President in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG. Previously, Ms. Pan was a Manager at RSM US LLP (formerly Goldstein, Golub, Kessler & Co.) from 2003 to 2006, where she focused on hedge fund audit engagements, write-up engagements, and partnership tax return preparations. From 1999 to 2002, she was a Senior Auditor at BDO Seidman, LLP. Ms. Pan began her career at Eastwest Institute as a Staff Accountant and Accounting Manager in 1996. Ms. Pan received her Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China in 1992 and her Master of Arts in Accounting from CUNY Brooklyn College in 1996. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
Robert Z. FuSenior Vice PresidentHedge Fund StrategiesChicagoFu, Robert Z0|0Mr. Fu is the strategy head for macro and relative value strategies. He is also a Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, from 2008 to 2011, he was the Strategy Head of Tactical Trading & Relative Value at Attalus Capital. From 2003 to 2008, he was a Portfolio Manager and Quantitative Analyst at Martello Investment Management. Early in his career, he held various engineering roles at Kimberly Clark Corporation. Mr. Fu graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Arizona in 1995 and received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2003. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
David A. GeifmanSenior Vice PresidentRisk ManagementChicagoGeifman, David A.0|0Mr. Geifman is responsible for risk management due diligence, performance analytics, and quantitative analysis of hedge funds and direct investments, and assists the credit strategies team in evaluating real estate debt related investments. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Geifman was a Risk Management Team Leader with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago from 2009 to 2011. From 2002 until 2009, Mr. Geifman was an Executive Director with JPMorgan, where he ran the Principal Investment Group’s execution of a CMBS relative value investment strategy, portfolio hedging activity and related securitizations. Mr. Geifman was also President of One Mortgage Partners, a $4 billion captive insurance subsidiary of JPMorgan. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Geifman was Head of Risk Management for Banc One Capital Corporation. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Geifman was a Vice President in First Chicago NBD’s Venture Capital Group, where he conducted due diligence on fund investments and was the primary strategist responsible for hedging the portfolio. Mr. Geifman began his career with the First National Bank of Chicago as an Internal Auditor in 1989. Mr. Geifman graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1989 and earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1996.
Sherryl A. GilfillianDirectorFinance - Investor OperationsNew YorkGilfillian, Sherryl A.0|0Ms. Gilfillian shares responsibility for investor operations, focusing on client on-boarding and other key client-facing functions. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Gilfillian was a Vice President at Credit Suisse Group AG. Previously, from 2002 to 2005, she was Director of Investor Services at Northport Partnership Management, where she led on-boarding and anti-money laundering compliance operations. From 1997 to 2001, Ms. Gilfillian worked at MBF Clearing Corp., most recently as a Trading Desk Manager and Compliance Officer. From 1995 to 1997, she was a Manager at Demarco Commodities, Inc. She began her career at BFF Trading Group, Inc. as a Compliance Manager. Ms. Gilfillian received her Bachelor of Arts with honors in Economics and History from the University of the West Indies in 1989 and her Master of Arts in Economics from Long Island University in 1997. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.
L. Layne GluntManaging DirectorCorporate FinanceChicagoGlunt, L. Layne0|0Mr. Glunt leads the firm's corporate finance operations. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, he was an Assistant Vice President and Controller for Jackson National Asset Management, L.L.C. for six years. Mr. Glunt also worked as an Audit Manager in the Investment Management Practice at Deloitte & Touche, L.L.P. during his tenure from 1997 to 1999. Prior to joining Deloitte, he worked at Ernst & Young, L.L.P. from 1994 to 1997 and left the firm as an Audit Senior in the Investment Management Practice. He graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Kansas State University in 1994. Mr. Glunt is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Craig H. GoldsmithManaging DirectorHedge Fund StrategiesChicagoGoldsmith, Craig H.0|0Mr. Goldsmith focuses on opportunistic credit strategies and serves on the Global Investment Council. He is also a Portfolio Manager for various credit-focused portfolios and a member of the Strategic Investments Investment Committee. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Goldsmith worked at Banc One Capital Markets in a variety of capital markets and corporate banking positions from 1989 to 1991 and again from 1993 to 2004. From 2003 to 2004, he was a Director in the Hedge Fund Credit Group. From 1998 to 2002, he was a Director in the Asset‐Backed and Credit Products Groups. Prior to 1998, he worked in corporate banking, middle market lending, and commercial real estate. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Michigan in 1989 and his Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 1998.
John DavisSenior Vice PresidentFinanceChicagoDavis, John0|0John Davis is the Head of Treasury and is responsible for cash, liquidity, and counterparty risk management for GCM Grosvenor’s funds. Mr. Davis also oversees the trading of cash and derivative instruments. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor in 2014, he was the Global Head of Liquidity Management Operations at Goldman Sachs, where he was responsible for overseeing firm-wide liquidity projections, collateral optimization, and supporting the firm’s secured funding activities. Mr. Davis received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Villanova University in 2005.
Erik L. HallDirectorClient GroupChicagoHall, Erik L.0|0Mr. Hall shares responsibility for business development, client service and consultant relations. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, he spent fourteen years with Citigroup in New York and Chicago where he held various senior positions in the Institutional Clients Group, including specializing in interest rate derivative structuring and origination and co-heading a business unit within municipal banking. Prior to Citigroup, Mr. Hall spent three years with First Chicago Capital Markets. He began his career at the Chicago Office of Budget and Management in 1996. Mr. Hall received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics with honors from Hampton University and his Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. He is a member of the 2011 Class of Leadership Greater Chicago. Mr. Hall serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Community Loan Fund and as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP).
Ryan I. HanManaging DirectorClient GroupSeoulHan, Ryan I.0|0Mr. Han shares responsibility for business development, client relationship management, and investment activities in Korea. He is located in the Hong Kong office. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Han was a Principal in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG. Previously, he was one of the co-founders of EQ Partners, a Korean private equity fund, focusing on private equity investments. Prior to EQ partners, Mr. Han worked at Macquarie Capital in its Seoul office from 2004 to 2009, specializing in principal investment and private equity activities. From 2000 to 2003, he was with KPMG and Ernst & Young, where he was mainly responsible for providing M&A advisory service to financial institutions and due diligence service to private equity funds. Mr. Han received his Master of Commerce with a concentration on Finance and Banking from the University of Sydney in 2000.
Ya TungDirector/PartnerPrivate Equity InvestmentsNew YorkTung, Ya0|0Ms. Tung focuses on private equity fund investments and is responsible for deal sourcing, investment due diligence and execution, and client relationship management. Her experience includes evaluating and investing in private equity managers, secondaries and co-investment opportunities and private debt opportunities. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Tung was a Vice President in Alternative Investments and Manager Selection Group of the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs, where she was the Strategy lead for US middle market private equity. Previously, Ms. Tung was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. Prior to that, Ms. Tung worked in key functions in Financial Planning and Analysis focusing on evaluating, creating and implementing financial tools to improve cost control, operating efficiencies, and enhance production. Ms. Tung holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University, and received her Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.
Jason R. HowardDirector/PartnerPrivate Equity InvestmentsLos AngelesHoward, Jason R.0|0Mr. Howard focuses on client portfolio management and private equity fund investments, and private equity co-investments. He is located in the Los Angeles office. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Howard was a Principal in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG. Previously, he was an Associate in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Howard was also a Manager of Deal Analysis at Walt Disney Pictures and Television and a consultant for Turner Broadcasting. He began his career in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Howard graduated with high honors from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1999. Mr. Howard currently serves as a member of The Salvation Army's National Advisory Board.
Matthew J. HynesManaging DirectorStrategy and Corporate DevelopmentChicagoHynes, Matthew J.0|0Mr. Hynes focuses on labor strategies and initiatives. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Hynes was a Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Director of the Mayor’s Office of Legislative Counsel and Government Affairs for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Mr. Hynes served as a key strategist on matters critical to the Mayor’s office and city government, including communications, policy development, legal strategy, crisis management, senior staffing, and city operations. Previously, he worked as an attorney in private practice, specializing in local government law, municipal finance and government relations. Mr. Hynes began his career as a staff attorney for the Federal Public Defender Program in Chicago. Mr. Hynes received his Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Notre Dame and his Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Mr. Hynes currently serves on the Board of Choose Chicago, where he is a member of the executive committee, and is Vice Chairman of the Chicago Sports Commission.
Judy GodinhoSenior Vice PresidentHedge Fund StrategiesChicagoGodinho, Judy0|0Ms. Godinho serves as a Portfolio Manager for a number of multi-strategy portfolios and for other specialized strategies and custom mandates. Ms. Godinho leads activities related to the construction, implementation and monitoring of portfolios. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Godinho was a Senior Client Portfolio Manager at Lombard Odier Asset Management where she led sales and strategy efforts for their hedge fund platform with a focus on the U.S. market. Previously, she was a Vice President at Fortress Investment Group in London where she led sales efforts in the European region for the hedge fund business. Prior to that, she worked at FRM Americas LLC and Attalus Capital, fund of hedge fund firms, conducting manager research due diligence. Ms. Godinho started her career as an actuarial analyst in the insurance industry. Ms. Godinho received her Bachelor and her Masters of Arts in Economics in a dual program from Boston University in 2004.
Jonathan A. JacobySenior Vice PresidentFund FinanceNew YorkJacoby, Jonathan A.0|0Mr. Jacoby leads the firm’s fund finance operations in connection with GCM Grosvenor’s private equity investments as well as the team responsible for investment valuations across the firm. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, he was the Chief Financial Officer of and a Partner in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG, which he joined in 2005. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Jacoby worked in KPMG's asset management practice from 2002 to 2005, most recently as an audit manager focused on audits of mutual and private equity funds. Early in his career, he was an Associate at Arthur Andersen. Mr. Jacoby earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Delaware in 2000 and his Master of Business Administration from Fordham University in 2010.
Derek K. JonesManaging DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsNew YorkJones, Derek K.0|0Mr. Jones is a member of the Private Markets Investment Committee and serves on the Global Investment Council. He leads the firm’s private equity co-investment team and diverse managers practice. His responsibilities include relationship management, deal sourcing and conducting due diligence. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Jones was a Managing Director in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG. Prior to Credit Suisse, he was a Managing Partner at Oncore Capital, as well as a General Partner at Provender Capital. He started his private equity career at Prudential Insurance Company as part of Prudential Equity Investors, which subsequently became Cornerstone Equity Investors, where he was a partner. Mr. Jones received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from American University and his Master of Business Administration in Finance from New York University. Mr. Jones serves on the Board of and was former Treasurer to the National Association of Investment Companies. He is a recipient of the Pacesetter Award from the National Association of Investment Companies in 2012. He was also recognized as one of the 75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street by Black Enterprise Magazine in 2011.
Jeremy E. JosephManaging DirectorHedge Fund StrategiesChicagoJoseph, Jeremy E.0|0Mr. Joseph is the strategy head for equity and event-driven strategies and serves on the Global Investment Council. He graduated magna cum laude with his Bachelor of Business Administration, double majoring in Finance and International Business, from George Washington University in 2002. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Girish S. KashyapManaging DirectorLegal and ComplianceChicagoKashyap, Girish S. 0|0Mr. Kashyap shares responsibility for managing the firm’s Legal and Compliance Department. He specializes in structuring investment vehicles, creating product solutions, and building business relationships. Additionally, Mr. Kashyap serves as Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of the Grosvenor Registered Multi-Strategy Funds. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Kashyap practiced in the Investment Management Group at K&L Gates LLP. He received his Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from the University of Southern California in 2002 and his Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law in 2005. Mr. Kashyap is a member of the Illinois Bar and Massachusetts Bars.
Renae GriffinDirectorStrategy and Corporate Development OaklandGriffin, Renae0|0Ms. Griffin focuses on expanding GCM Grosvenor’s small, emerging and diverse manager platform. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor in December 2017, Ms. Griffin was CEO of RG + Associates, a consulting firm she founded in 2001 that provided tools and resources for emerging and diverse asset managers. The firm also sponsored the annual ConsortiumEAST and ConsortiumWEST conferences. In 1995, she joined Progress Investment Management Company as a marketing director responsible for investor relations, institutional investor marketing, and strategy to many of the largest public institutional investors in the country. In 1986, Ms. Griffin joined Capital Guardian Trust Company as a marketing associate working with senior portfolio managers and marketing executives. Ms. Griffin began her career in finance in 1982 with Bankers Trust Company serving as an associate to senior officers in the commercial lending group. Ms. Griffin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of San Francisco. Ms. Griffin is a registered Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). She is a member of the National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP), Rotary International, Private Equity Women Investment Network, and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) organizations.
Tomohiko KomadaJapan ExecutiveGCMJTokyoKomada, Tomohiko0|0Mr. Komada is a member of GCM Investments Japan K.K. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Komada was associated with Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank from 1991 to 2014. Most recently, he was Global Head of the Private Equity Investment Team, based in Tokyo. From 2008 to 2013, he was Head of the Private Equity Team in the Hong Kong office, where he was responsible for executing investments in a variety of private equity partnerships. He also spent five years with responsibilities in private equity portfolio management for a Sumitomo Mitsui Trust proprietary account and was involved in direct investments in middle-market Japanese companies. During his tenure, Mr. Komada worked in other businesses for the company, including corporate finance within domestic departments and an overseas subsidiary. Mr. Komada received his Bachelor of Law from Waseda University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States.
Scott J. LedermanManaging DirectorLegal and ComplianceChicagoLederman, Scott J.0|0Mr. Lederman shares responsibility for various business relationships and complex product offerings. Mr. Lederman is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Grosvenor Registered Multi-Strategy Funds complex, a member of the Public Markets Seeding Investment Committee, and is responsible for the legislative and regulatory affairs of the firm. In addition, he manages regulatory and administrative matters relating to GCM Grosvenor’s non-U.S. affiliates and structures and implements and manages relationships with certain third party asset managers. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, from 1993 to 1998, Mr. Lederman was successively the General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer of S.A.C. Capital Advisors, L.L.C Before joining S.A.C., he was a Partner in the Chicago law firm of Coffield Ungaretti & Harris. From 1984 to 1988, Mr. Lederman practiced at Goldberg Kohn Bell Black Rosenbloom & Moritz, and from 1982 to 1984, he was associated with Levy & Erens. Mr. Lederman received his Bachelor of Science magna cum laude in Economics in 1978 and his Master of Business Administration in Finance in 1979 from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He then earned his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Chicago in 1982. Mr. Lederman is a member of the Illinois Bar and New York Bar. Mr. Lederman is the author of “Hedge Fund Regulation, Second Edition,” as well as chapters on hedge funds contained in “Financial Product Fundamentals” and “Investment Adviser Regulation,” all of which are publications of the Practicing Law Institute.
Ivaldo M. BassoManaging DirectorFinanceChicagoBasso, Ivaldo M.0|0Mr. Basso is the firm’s Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Operations Committee. Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer, he was Head of Investment Operations. Previously, from 2002 to 2004, Mr. Basso worked in the Financial Services Industry Practice for Ernst & Young, L.L.P. in its Chicago office. From 1994 to 2002, he worked in the same capacity for Arthur Andersen, L.L.P. in its Chicago office. He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Northern Illinois University in 1994. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society.
Arnaud LipkowiczManaging DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsLondonLipkowicz, Arnaud0|0Mr. Lipkowicz is a member of the Private Markets Investment Committee. Mr. Lipkowicz leads the firm’s EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) private equity investments and is involved in relationship management, deal sourcing and conducting due diligence. He is located in the London office. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Lipkowicz was a Partner in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG, which he joined in 2007. Previously, Mr. Lipkowicz was a Vice President and Director of Investments for the LCF Rothschild Group in London, where he co-founded and developed a European third-party private equity business focused on co-investments, secondary transactions and fund investments. Prior to that, Mr. Lipkowicz was in the AXA - AIG Private Equity Funds-of-Funds group in New York. Mr. Lipkowicz holds degrees in Finance and Management from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and the Université Paris IX Dauphine as well as a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.
Corey E. LoPreteDirector/PartnerPrivate Equity InvestmentsLos AngelesLoPrete, Corey E.0|0Mr. LoPrete is Head of Client Services for the firm. Mr. LoPrete has an extensive alternative investments background, including significant experience with client relationship management, operations, product development, fund structuring and legal and compliance matters. He is located in the Los Angeles office. Previously, Mr. LoPrete was a Partner and the Chief Operating Officer of the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG, which he joined in 2007. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, he was a senior Associate in the private investment funds group of the global law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP from 2006 to 2007 and an Associate in the private investment funds group of the global law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP from 2000 to 2006. Mr. LoPrete received his Bachelor of Arts with distinction in Sociology and Government from the University of Virginia in 1997 and a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law in 2000. He is a member of the New York and California Bars.
Hajime MatsuzawaJapan ExecutiveGCMJTokyoMatsuzawa, Hajime0|0Mr. Matsuzawa is a member of GCM Investments Japan K.K. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, from 2003 to 2005, Mr. Matsuzawa was an independent consultant providing compliance consulting services, including assistance for regulatory inspection and related remedial actions. From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Matsuzawa headed and supervised the compliance department at several major international financial institutions in Japan, including Barclays Capital, Nikko Salomon, and Lehman Brothers. He was also responsible for maintaining and enhancing relationships with regulatory authorities. From 1988 to 1997, Mr. Matsuzawa was a manager of the business planning and administration function at Jardine Fleming Securities (Asia) Limited. Mr. Matsuzawa began his career in the securities industry at Daiwa Securities and remained there through 1987. Mr. Matsuzawa received a B.A. in Business and Commerce from Keio University in 1983. He is a Chartered Member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan.
Patrick J. McGarveyManaging DirectorClient GroupChicagoMcGarvey, Patrick J.0|0Mr. McGarvey shares responsibility for business development, client service and consultant relations in the United States and the Middle East. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. McGarvey worked at Reservoir Capital Group and at Onyx Capital Ventures, both private equity funds. Mr. McGarvey also spent seventeen years on Wall Street in senior roles with Credit Suisse/Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs. Mr. McGarvey received his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and his Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. McGarvey serves on the Advisory Council of the Dyson School at Cornell University.
Thomas F. Meagher Jr.Managing Director Client GroupChicagoMeagher Jr., Thomas F.0|0Mr. Meagher shares responsibility for business development, client service and consultant relations. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, from 1998 to 2001, Mr. Meagher was a Director with First Union National Bank, responsible for business development in the public sector investment banking market. From 1995 through 1998, Mr. Meagher was a Director with The ServiceMaster Company. Mr. Meagher also served as Assistant to the Governor on Economic Affairs in the Office of Governor Thompson as well as the Deputy Director for the Illinois Housing Development Authority from 1986 to 1990. Mr. Meagher received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management from Texas Christian University in 1982. Mr. Meagher is a member of: the Economic Club of Chicago; the 100 Club of Chicago; the Texas Christian University Board of Trustees, the Texas Christian University Neeley School of Business International Board of Visitors; and The Ireland Funds America Board of Directors.
Alok MehtaManaging DirectorTechnologyChicagoMehta, Alok0|0Mr. Mehta serves as the firm’s Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Mehta is responsible for overseeing the strategic implementation of technology and information systems for the firm. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Mehta was the Chief Technology Officer at Continental Assurance Company, where he directed all aspects of technology strategy and infrastructure from 2012 to 2015. Mr. Mehta had similar responsibilities as Chief Architect at Allstate Financial Insurance Company from 2007 to 2012. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Mehta was a Senior Vice President at Insurance Technologies. Mr. Mehta began his career at American Financial Systems as a Senior Consultant from 1990 to 1995 and later became the Chief Technology Officer of the firm from 1995 to 2005. Mr. Mehta received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Rajasthan in Physics and Mathematics in 1987, his Bachelor of Business Studies from Southern New Hampshire University in Finance in 1988, his Master of Business Administration from Plymouth State University in Computer Information Systems in 1990, his Master of Science from Northeastern University in Computer Engineering in 1993 and his Doctor in Software Engineering at Worchester Polytechnic Institute in 2003.
Jason L. MetakisManaging DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsNew YorkMetakis, Jason L.0|0Mr. Metakis is a member of the Private Markets Investment Committee and serves on the Global Investment Council. He focuses on private equity co-investments and direct investments and is responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence, and managing client relationships. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Metakis was a Partner in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG, which he joined in 2010. Previously, Mr. Metakis was a Principal with DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, which he joined in 2001. Mr. Metakis has served as a Director or Board Observer of various public and private portfolio companies. Prior to that, Mr. Metakis was an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, beginning in 1999. Mr. Metakis received an A.B. with honors in Economics from Harvard College in 1999 and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 2004.
Bradley H. MeyersManaging DirectorHedge Fund StrategiesChicagoMeyers, Bradley H.0|0Mr. Meyers is a member of the Hedge Fund Strategies Investment Committee, Head of Hedge Fund Strategies Portfolio Management and serves on the Global Investment Council. Mr. Meyers is also a member of the Hedge Fund Strategies Seeding and Strategic Investments Investment Committees. Mr. Meyers oversees the portfolio management process and approves portfolio allocations prior to implementation. Prior to assuming his role as Head of Portfolio Management, Mr. Meyers was a Vice President on the Hedge Fund Strategies Research Team with a focus on credit and arbitrage strategies. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, he was a Financial Analyst with Merrill Lynch in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Prior to Merrill Lynch, he worked as an Associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Mr. Meyers received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997 and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2003. Mr. Meyers is a Certified Public Accountant.
Burke J. MontgomeryManaging DirectorLegal and ComplianceChicagoMontgomery, Burke J.0|0Mr. Montgomery is the firm’s General Counsel and a member of the Operations Committee. He leads the firm's Legal Team, covering client-related and investment-related legal activities as well as general corporate matters. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Montgomery practiced with Sidley Austin, LLP. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Notre Dame, and his Juris Doctor cum laude, from the Indiana University – Bloomington Maurer School of Law, where he served as Executive Editor of the Indiana Law Journal. Mr. Montgomery is a member of the Illinois and New York Bars.
Iris Y. Zhao-FiorelloManaging DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsNew York/Hong KongZhao-Fiorello, Iris Y.0|0Ms. Zhao is based in the Hong Kong office and is responsible for managing private equity investments, client relations and business development activities in Asia. She plays a key role in developing the investment strategy for private equity in Asia and works closely with clients on portfolio construction. She has extensive experience working with local fund managers and has evaluated numerous investment opportunities in the region. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Zhao was a Partner in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG, which she joined in 2004. Ms. Zhao led the establishment of the Customized Fund Investment Group’s London and Hong Kong offices. Ms. Zhao previously worked in the Customized Fund Investment Group’s New York office, where she evaluated investment opportunities and worked with clients globally. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Ms. Zhao worked at Banc of America Securities in the Leveraged Acquisitions Finance Group, where she provided lending to private equity fund managers. Ms. Zhao graduated magna cum laude from the Stern School of Business at New York University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing. Ms. Zhao is a fluent speaker of Mandarin Chinese.
Masahiko OnishiJapan ExecutiveGCMJTokyoOnishi, Masahiko0|0Mr. Onishi is President of GCM Investments Japan K.K. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, he worked at Morgan Stanley Japan from 1995 to 2006. His last position at Morgan Stanley Japan was Managing Director of the Alternative Investment Group, providing solutions for institutional and pension investors with alternative investment schemes and products. He began his career at Meiko Securities at the Tokyo, New York and London offices from 1985 to 1991. Mr. Onishi received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1995 and his Bachelor of Arts in Business from Kwansei Gakuin University in 1985.
Bernard E. YancovichManaging DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsNew YorkYancovich, Bernard E.0|0Mr. Yancovich is a member of the Private Markets Investment Committee and serves on the Global Investment Council. Mr. Yancovich leads the firm’s private equity special situations vertical. He is also involved in relationship management, deal sourcing and investment due diligence. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Yancovich was a Managing Director in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG, which he joined in 2000. Previously, he was an Investment Banking Associate at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he worked on a variety of M&A advisory, equity and debt financing and restructuring assignments in industries such as media, telecom, technology, healthcare and industrials. Prior to joining Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Mr. Yancovich performed transaction advisory services for KPMG in France. He received his Bachelor of Commerce with honors from McGill University in 1992 and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business in 1999. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1993.
Michael MokotoffManaging DirectorStrategic InvestmentsChicagoMokotoff, Michael0|0Mr. Mokotoff is a Managing Director, and Head of Research for the Strategic Investments Group. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Mokotoff was a Managing Director, Head of Research, and Management Committee Member at JHL Capital Group LLC., where he was responsible for sourcing, executing, and managing public markets investments. Prior to joining JHL, Mr. Mokotoff was an Associate at Code Hennessy & Simmons LLC, a private equity firm specializing in control equity investments. Mr. Mokotoff began his career as an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division of UBS in Los Angeles, advising both financial sponsors and corporate clients in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Mr. Mokotoff received a Bachelor of Science in Finance with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Master of Business Administration with dual majors, in Finance, and in Management and Organizations, from the Kellogg School of Management.
Edward D. PatchettDirectorClient GroupWashington, DCPatchett, Edward D.0|0Mr. Patchett shares responsibility for business development, client service and consultant relations. He is located in the Washington D.C. office. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, from 1997 to 2013, he worked as a Senior Vice President and Area Director at Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, where he provided strategic investment guidance and recommendations to clients. From 1995 to 1997, he was a Consulting Associate at Wilshire Associates, where he was dedicated to serving one of the firm’s largest clients. From 1994 to 1995, he was an Associate at Capital Resources Group. Mr. Patchett began his career as a Compliance Examiner at National Association of Securities Dealers, now known as Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Mr. Patchett received his Bachelor of Science in Business and Marketing from Ferris State University in 1985 and his Master of Science in Finance from The Johns Hopkins University in 1994. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Scott W. PearsonManaging DirectorClient GroupChicagoPearson, Scott W.0|0Mr. Pearson shares responsibility for business development and client service. Mr. Pearson also manages the strategy for the firm’s alternative investment solutions business. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Pearson spent five years in the multi-strategy hedge fund industry and was a Managing Director at Deephaven Capital Management L.L.C, a multi-billion dollar manager of credit, event, equity, and volatility strategies. Preceding his involvement in hedge funds, Mr. Pearson was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs where he was active in sales and trading of domestic and international shares, derivatives, and convertibles. Before entering the private sector, Mr. Pearson served for six years as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Pearson graduated with his Bachelor of Arts from The Citadel. He has also completed the Advanced Risk Management Program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Kathleen H. PenderSenior Vice PresidentLegal and ComplianceChicagoPender, Kathleen H.0|0Ms. Pender leads the legal aspects of operational due diligence, including drafting and negotiation of side letters with managers, legal review and analysis of underlying commingled fund governing documents, structuring customized single investor funds with underlying managers, interpreting the liquidity provisions of managers' legal documents, and coordinating the firm’s proxy review and voting process. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, from 1998 to 2006, she was an Associate with the law firm of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, L.L.P. From 1992 to 1998, she was an Associate with the law firm of Sidley & Austin. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1989 and a Juris Doctor magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1992, where she was a member of the Law Review and Order of the Coif. Ms. Pender is a member of the Illinois Bar.
Eleni PatelSenior Vice PresidentMarketingChicagoPatel, Eleni0|0Ms. Patel is Head of the firm’s Marketing Department and oversees marketing and communications. Prior to joining the Marketing team, Ms. Patel held various positions throughout the firm. Most recently, Ms. Patel was a member of the Strategy and Corporate Development team where she focused on strategic planning and product development, serving as Project Manager for product launches. From 2010 to 2016, Ms. Patel led the requests for proposals team for the firm’s Marketing Department, and from 2008 to 2010, she worked in the firm’s Finance Department, where she shared responsibility for fund accounting and tax compliance. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Patel was a Senior Tax Associate in the Financial Services Group at KPMG from 2006 to 2008. Ms. Patel received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Iowa in 2005 and her Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2006.
Andrew T. PredaManaging DirectorHedge Fund StrategiesChicagoPreda, Andrew T.0|0Mr. Preda serves as a Portfolio Manager for a number of multi-strategy portfolios and for other specialized strategies and custom mandates. Mr. Preda leads activities related to the construction, implementation and monitoring of portfolios. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, from 2004 to 2007, Mr. Preda was a Vice President and Underwriting Team Leader at Madison Capital Funding, L.L.C., a provider of leveraged capital products for private equity sponsors. Mr. Preda was responsible for structuring, underwriting, negotiating, closing, and managing both Madison-led transactions and participation transactions. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Preda was in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Banc One Capital Markets, where he focused on providing investment banking advisory services to the bank's middle market and large corporate clients. From 1993 to 1998, he was a Relationship Manager with the Market Commercial Banking Subsidiary at American National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago. Mr. Preda received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 1993 and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2003.
Thomas J. RestDirector/PartnerPrivate Equity InvestmentsNew YorkRest, Thomas J.0|0Mr. Rest focuses on private equity fund investments, and is involved with deal sourcing, conducting due diligence, and managing client relationships. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Rest was a Partner in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG. Previously, Mr. Rest was a Vice President at AIG Investments with responsibilities in deal sourcing and oversight of the due diligence process for AIG’s private equity fund investing. From 1999 to 2007, Mr. Rest was the Manager of Private Equity at the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System, growing the private equity program from $100 million to $8 billion of commitments to private equity funds and co-investments across the United States and Western Europe. Prior to that, Mr. Rest spent 16 years as an auditor in a variety of public and private organizations. Mr. Rest received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Siena College and his Master of Public Administration in Public Finance from the Rockefeller School of Government at the State University at Albany. Mr. Rest holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the New York Society of Securities Analysts.
David S. RichterManaging DirectorHedge Fund StrategiesChicagoRichter, David S.0|0Mr. Richter is Chair of the Hedge Fund Strategies Investment Committee, Co-Head of Hedge Fund Strategies Research and serves on the Global Investment Council. Mr. Richter is also a member of the Strategic Investments Investment Committee. Mr. Richter approves portfolio allocations prior to implementation and shares responsibility for the evaluation, selection and monitoring of hedge fund investment strategies and investment managers. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, from 1994 through 2002, he was the Founder and Managing Partner of Waveland Capital Management, L.P., a U.S. long/short equity hedge fund affiliated with GCM Grosvenor. From 1988 to 1994, Mr. Richter was a Vice President of JMB Realty Corporation in the Corporate Acquisitions Group. Prior to 1988, Mr. Richter was a Manager with KPMG Peat Marwick. He graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1983. Mr. Richter is a Certified Public Accountant and received the national AICPA Elijah Watt Sells Award from the American Institute of CPAs for his scores on the Uniform CPA Examination.
Mark J. RomanDirectorClient GroupChicagoRoman, Mark J.0|0Mr. Roman shares responsibility for business development, client service and consultant relations. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, he worked as an independent consultant for a group of industry professionals evaluating and developing an asset management business opportunity. From 2000 to 2003, he was a Financial Analyst in the Private Wealth Management Group at Goldman Sachs in Chicago. His role at Goldman Sachs included securities trading and client service. Mr. Roman graduated magna cum laude with his Bachelor of Business Administration, double majoring in Finance and French, from the University of Notre Dame in 2000.
Michael J. RoseDirector/PartnerInfrastructure InvestmentsNew YorkRose, Michael J.0|0Mr. Rose specializes in energy, infrastructure and real assets, primarily in North America. He is involved in client relationship management, deal sourcing and conducting due diligence on private equity and infrastructure investments. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Rose was a Partner in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG, which he joined in 2004. Previously, Mr. Rose spent two years as an Associate in leveraged finance at JP Morgan Chase, focusing on the transportation and project finance teams, and also worked for 18 months as an Associate in a rotational program at JP Morgan Chase covering consumer products investment banking, private placements and restructurings in Hong Kong. Mr. Rose worked as an Analyst from 1995 to 1998 at the Chase Manhattan Bank, prior to its merger with JP Morgan. Mr. Rose received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History with high distinction from the University of Michigan in 1995 and his Master of Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University in 2004.
Thomas W. RowlandManaging DirectorHedge Fund Strategies ChicagoRowland, Thomas W.0|0Mr. Rowland is the strategy head for credit strategies. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, from 2002 to 2006, he worked at Citadel Investment Group as a Credit Analyst on the Distressed Credit Team and as an Associate in Portfolio Finance, where he was primarily responsible for the funding of Citadel's credit strategies. Mr. Rowland received his Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Economics and a certificate in Finance from Princeton University in 2002. Mr. Rowland holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CAIA Association®.
David M. RussellManaging DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsNew YorkRussell, David M.0|0Mr. Russell is primarily responsible for client relationship management, portfolio management and business development activities. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Russell was a Managing Director and Senior Partner of the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG from 2000 to 2013. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, he was a Principal with the Private Equity Group of Prudential Insurance Company of America during 2000. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Russell was Assistant Counsel for the New York State Office of the State Comptroller, where he was the managing attorney for the New York State Common Retirement Fund. Mr. Russell began his career as a Corporate Securities Associate with Seward & Kissel LLP from 1991 to 1996, where he specialized in the formation of hedge funds, private equity funds and mutual funds. Mr. Russell earned his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, at the State University of New York at Geneseo, and his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from the Albany Law School of Union University. He is a member of the New York Bar.
David B. SmallManaging DirectorHedge Fund StrategiesChicagoSmall, David B.0|0Mr. Small is a member of the Hedge Fund Strategies Investment Committee. He shares responsibility for the evaluation, selection, and monitoring of hedge fund investment strategies and investment managers. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, from 1987 through 1994, Mr. Small was the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Financial Engineer of David Bruce & Co., a software development and consulting firm specializing in portfolio risk management and trading support systems for exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives and cash securities. From 1979 to 1982, Mr. Small was associated with Philadelphia Insurance Research Group, and from 1978 to 1979, he was associated with Rapidata. Mr. Small received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1978 and his Master of Business Administration in Finance and Econometrics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1985. Since 2011, Mr. Small has taught a course on hedge fund investing as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance at the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago. Mr. Small is also an elected public official, serving as a Member of the Board of Education for Township High School District 113 in Illinois, which includes Highland Park High School and Deerfield High School.
Jennifer N. StackManaging DirectorRisk ManagementChicagoStack, Jennifer N.0|0Ms. Stack is Head of Risk Management and serves on the Global Investment Council. Ms. Stack and her team are responsible for reviewing potential investments, assessing the risk in portfolios in conjunction with the Hedge Fund Strategies Portfolio Management Team, and working with the Information Technology Team to build and deploy analytical tools. Ms. Stack began her career at GCM Grosvenor on the firm’s Hedge Fund Strategies Research Team. She graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics from Wellesley College in 2001. She was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at Harvard University, where she completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Economics in 2005.
Robert D. ShinSenior Vice PresidentLegal and ComplianceNew YorkShin, Robert0|0Mr. Shin is a member of the firm’s Legal and Compliance Department. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, he was a Senior Compliance Officer at Apollo Global Management, where he oversaw the implementation of Apollo’s compliance program for the Credit business from 2014 to 2016. From 2010 to 2013, he worked as a Vice President in Compliance at Deutsche Bank. From 2005 to 2010, he was an Associate Attorney at K&L Gates LLP. From 1996 to 2005, Mr. Shin held various roles at Blackrock Inc, Banc of America Securities and Neuberger & Berman Management Inc. Mr. Shin received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University in 1995 and his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law in 2005. Mr. Shin is a member of the New York State Bar.
Brian W. SullivanManaging DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsNew YorkSullivan, Brian W.0|0Mr. Sullivan leads the secondaries investment vertical and is focused on deal sourcing and executing secondary fund investments, portfolio management, and building and managing client relationships. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Sullivan was a Partner at Paul Capital from 1998 to 2014, where he focused on secondary investments. Mr. Sullivan also served as a member of Paul Capital’s Board of Managers, Investment Committee and Finance Committee. Prior to Paul Capital, Mr. Sullivan spent two years with the Boston Consulting Group in London and five years as an Officer in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Sullivan received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and his Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Sullivan holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Kathleen P. SullivanSenior Vice PresidentCorporate FinanceChicagoSullivan, Kathleen P.0|0Ms. Sullivan is Head of Accounting and Financial Reporting, and shares responsibility for the firm’s corporate finance operations. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, from 2003 to 2005, Ms. Sullivan worked in the Financial Services Department for Hyatt Corporation. From 2002 to 2003, she worked in the Audit Practice at the Deloitte and Touche, L.L.P. Chicago office. Ms. Sullivan worked in the Finance Department at Knowledge Universe in Los Angeles from 2000 to 2002. From 1995 to 2000, Ms. Sullivan worked in the Audit and Business Advisory Services Practice for Arthur Andersen, L.L.P. in both the Chicago and Los Angeles offices. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of St. Francis in 1995. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Akhil K. UnniDirector/PartnerInfrastructure InvestmentsNew YorkUnni, Akhil K.0|0Mr. Unni is involved in relationship management, deal sourcing and conducting due diligence on private equity and infrastructure investments. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Unni was the Vice President and Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Quantum Utility Generation, LLC, which he joined in 2011. At Quantum, Mr. Unni led due diligence and financing activities for direct investments. Previously, Mr. Unni spent two years working as a Principal in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG, focused on co-investments and secondary transactions in energy and infrastructure. Prior to that, Mr. Unni worked for two years as a Vice President at AIG Financial Products Corp., conducting due diligence for direct investments in infrastructure. Beginning in 2006, Mr. Unni was an Associate in Corporate Development at US Power Generating Company. Mr. Unni also worked as a Director of Financial Analysis from 1998 to 2006 at KeySpan Corporation, a diversified energy company. Mr. Unni received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Brown University and his Master of Public Policy in Energy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Joseph J. VaccaroSenior Vice PresidentFinanceNew YorkVaccaro, Joseph J.0|0Mr. Vaccaro shares responsibilities for managing the Portfolio Management Operations team. Additionally, he manages the Business Process Development Group, providing operational and system support across both public and private markets. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Vaccaro was a Director in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG. He also served as a Controller for the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG from 1999 to 2003. Previously, he was a Senior Accountant at Deloitte & Touche LLP in the Investment Management Services Group from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Vaccaro received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting, cum laude, from St. John’s University in 1996.
Oleg VodatinskySenior Vice PresidentFinance New YorkVodatinsky, Oleg0|0Mr. Vodatinsky shares responsibility for the firm’s tax operations. He oversees tax planning and tax compliance processes. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Vodatinsky was a Director in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG. Previously, Mr. Vodatinsky was a Tax Manager in the Financial Services division of Ernst & Young LLP from 2002 to 2006, focusing on private equity, hedge funds, and management companies. He also worked as an Experienced Senior Tax Accountant in the Capital Markets Group at Arthur Anderson LLP from 2001 to 2002, where he focused on securities broker/dealers and hedge funds. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Vodatinsky was a Senior Tax Staff Accountant in the Financial Services Group at American Express Tax and Business Service, formerly known as Goldstein, Golub, Kessler & Co. In his early career, he worked as a staff accountant at various firms. Mr. Vodatinsky received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 1995 and his Master of Science in Taxation in 2002 from Bernard M. Baruch College. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Ravi ParekhDirector/PartnerInfrastructure InvestmentsNew YorkParekh, Ravi0|0Mr. Parekh focuses on investments in energy, infrastructure and renewables. He leads our European infrastructure business and is located in the London office. He is responsible for deal sourcing, investment due diligence and execution, and client relationship management. His experience includes investments in conventional and renewable power generation, regulated utilities, telecommunications infrastructure, water, waste, parking, and PPP/PFI projects across Europe, North America and Asia. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Parekh was a Vice President in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG. Previously, he was part of the Investment team at Tokum Capital Management, L.P., a fundamental long/short equity fund focused on the health care industry. Prior to that, Mr. Parekh was an Analyst in Goldman Sachs’ investment banking division. Mr. Parekh holds a Bachelor of General Law and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Mumbai, as well as a Master of Science in Finance, Beta Gamma Sigma, from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Kelly M. WilliamsSenior AdvisorStrategy and Corporate DevelopmentNew YorkWilliams, Kelly M.0|0Ms. Williams is a Senior Advisor to GCM Grosvenor with a focus on diversity and corporate social responsibility. Ms. Williams joined GCM Grosvenor in 2014 and served until June 2015 as President of GCM Grosvenor Private Markets, where she was a member of its Management Committee and a member of its Investment Committee. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Williams was a Managing Director and Group Head of the Customized Fund Investment Group (CFIG) of Credit Suisse Group AG from 2010 to 2014 and Group Co-Head from 2000 to 2010. Ms. Williams joined DLJ (acquired by Credit Suisse in 2000) as a Director of CFIG. She was with Prudential Financial from 1993 to 2000. She was an Executive Director with Prudential's private equity group, where she was a founder of CFIG in 1999. Prior to joining Prudential, Ms. Williams was an associate with Milbank, Tweed. Ms. Williams is a member of the board of the Robert Toigo Foundation, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Olana Partnership, and is the founding board chair of the Private Equity Women Investor Network. She chairs the LP Advisory Council for Sponsors for Educational Opportunity and serves on the advisory board of the Association of Asian American Investment Managers. She is a Senior Advisor to the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA). Ms. Williams was appointed in 2015 to the Board of Directors of The Greenbrier Companies (GBX). Ms. Williams has received many awards throughout her career in the financial services industry and was recognized by the National Organization for Women in 2012 with its Women of Power and Influence Award and was named in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 as one of The Most Powerful Women in Finance by American Banker Magazine. She graduated magna cum laude from Union College in 1986 and received her Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law in 1989.
Emma FavaDirectorClient GroupLondonFava, Emma0|0Ms. Fava shares responsibility for business development, client service and consultant relations. She is located in the London office. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Fava served as Head of Investor Relations and Investment Committee member at the consumer-focused private equity firm Change Capital Partners LLP. Prior to that, Ms. Fava spent four years at GLG Partners, a discretionary fund manager which was acquired by Man Group in 2010. At Man-GLG she advised UK institutional clients and investment consultants across a range of products, including hedge funds, long-only strategies, and multi-manager solutions. She began her career with Société Générale Asset Management in Paris and London, focusing on global consultant relations. Ms. Fava received her Bachelor of Arts with honors in Politics, Philosophy and Economy from London Metropolitan University. She holds the Investment Management Certificate with the CFA Society UK.
Keith E. FriedmanSenior Vice PresidentHedge Fund StrategiesChicagoFriedman, Keith E.0|0Mr. Friedman serves as a Portfolio Manager for a number of multi-strategy portfolios and for other specialized strategies and custom mandates. Mr. Friedman leads activities related to the construction, implementation, and ongoing management of portfolios. Prior to becoming a Portfolio Manager, Mr. Friedman was a Vice President on GCM Grosvenor’s Hedge Fund Strategies Research Team and shared responsibilities for investment research and manager due diligence across a range of strategies. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Friedman was the Director of Alternatives Research and Quantitative Analysis at Iron Financial and Iron Partners, a fund of hedge funds, where he worked from 2002 to 2009. At Iron Financial and Iron Partners, Mr. Friedman managed the investment research analyst team that focused on hedge fund manager due diligence. Mr. Friedman received a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Finance, Economics, Accounting, and Econometrics & Statistics.
Paul D. GuercioSenior Vice PresidentFund FinanceChicagoGuercio, Paul D.0|0Mr. Guercio leads fund finance operations in connection with GCM Grosvenor's investments in hedge fund strategies and strategic investments. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, he was an Auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. He received his Bachelor of Arts with honors in Accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1999. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Todd HeniganSenior Vice PresidentLegal and ComplianceNew YorkHenigan, Todd0|0Mr. Henigan is a member of the firm’s Legal and Compliance Department and shares responsibility for the legal aspects of the firm’s fundraising and investment activities, among other duties. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Henigan was a Vice President of Credit Suisse Group AG. Previously, he was an Associate in the Investment Funds Group at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP. Mr. Henigan earned his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Accounting at Illinois Wesleyan University and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, at the Duke University School of Law. He has successfully completed the Certified Public Accounting examination and is a member of the New York State Bar.
Kathryn M. MattieSenior Vice PresidentTechnologyChicagoMattie, Kathryn M.0|0Ms. Mattie focuses on IT department operations and leading the project management and technology procurement function. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Mattie managed data analytics projects at the Department of Innovation and Technology at the City of Chicago. While earning her Master’s degree at the University of Chicago, she was a Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant in microeconomics and econometrics. From 2008 to 2009, she served as a City Year Corps Member in Boston. Ms. Mattie received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science from Boston University in 2008 and her Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy in 2012.
James W. MillerSenior Vice PresidentFinanceNew YorkMiller, James W.0|0Mr. Miller is responsible for the periodic valuation processes across the firm. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Miller was a Director in the Valuation Services practice of Alvarez & Marsal from 2012 to 2014, where he advised senior executives of corporations and investment firms on various valuation issues. He worked in a similar capacity as a Manager at Ernst & Young from 2011 to 2012 and as a Vice President at Duff & Phelps from 2006 to 2011. He began his career at Accenture as a process and technology consultant in 1999. Mr. Miller received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lafayette College in 1999 and his Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from Fordham University in 2006. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Ian H. RubensteinSenior Vice PresidentTechnologyChicagoRubenstein, Ian H.0|0Mr. Rubenstein leads the systems strategy, data management and user experience efforts within GCM Grosvenor’s Information Technology Team. Mr. Rubenstein is responsible for ensuring alignment of business needs and technology delivery, as well as leading technology initiatives to support investment and operational functions. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University in 2001.
Judy Y. SeidSenior Vice PresidentFinanceNew YorkSeid, Judy Y.0|0Ms. Seid shares responsibility for the firm’s fund finance operations, focusing on carry plans. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Seid was a Vice President in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG. She was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the carried interest programs for the Customized Fund Investment Group and the Secondary Private Equity Funds Group. Previously, she was a Manager at Evercore Partners, where her responsibilities included financial reporting for their private equity funds. Ms. Seid began her career as a tax professional in the Financial Services Department at KPMG LLP. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Baruch College. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
Vikram BhaskarManaging DirectorInfrastructure InvestmentsNew YorkBhaskar, Vikram0|0Mr. Bhaskar is a member of the Private Markets Investment Committee and serves on the Global Investment Council. He leads the Infrastructure Investments Team and is involved in relationship management, deal sourcing and conducting due diligence on private equity and infrastructure investments. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Bhaskar was a Managing Director in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG. Previously, he was with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Credit Suisse from 1997 to 2000. Prior to joining Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Mr. Bhaskar was a Relationship Manager with Deutsche Bank from 1993 to 1997. He began his career as an audit professional for a KPMG affiliate in India from 1989 to 1992. He received his Bachelor of Commerce with honors from the University of Delhi and his Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Michigan. Mr. Bhaskar is a qualified chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Steven MassauaDirectorClient GroupNew YorkMassaua, Steven0|0Mr. Massaua shares responsibility for business development, client service and consultant relations. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, from 2006 to 2015, he held a number of roles at Morgan Stanley, including Executive Director of Alternative Investments at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Executive Director of Structured Investments at Morgan Stanley Institutional Equity Division. Mr. Massaua managed top relationships within the UBS Financial Services division at UBS Investment Bank as a Director from 2001 to 2006. Mr. Massaua began his career at UBS Wealth Management as a Financial Advisor and later, an Assistant Vice President, from 1996 to 2001. Mr. Massaua received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Hofstra University in 1995.
Jonathan HirschtrittSenior Vice PresidentStrategy and Corporate DevelopmentChicagoHirschtritt, Jonathan0|0Mr. Hirschtritt focuses on strategic projects, product development and corporate investment opportunities. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Hirschtritt was a Partner at Sheffield Asset Management LLC, where he served as a senior investment professional and was actively involved in the firm’s day to day management. Before that, Mr. Hirschtritt was an Associate at Davidson Kempner Capital Management, where he worked as an investment professional on their Event Driven Equities fund. Mr. Hirschtritt began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Mr. Hirschtritt graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Diplomatic History, where he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar.
Xia WangDirectorBusiness DevelopmentHong KongWang, Xia0|0Ms. Wang shares responsibility for business development, client service and consultant relations, and is also involved with deal sourcing, and due diligence with a focus on Asian private equity fund investments and co-investments. She is located in the Hong Kong office, and helps to lead the firm's business development efforts in the Asia Pacific region (ex-Japan and Korea). Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Wang was an Associate in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG. Previously, she was a Senior Associate on the Research Team in London at Copal Amba, a Moody’s subsidiary, from 2007 to 2009, providing research and consulting services for investment banks and private equity firms. Ms. Wang received her Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from the University of Southampton in 2006 and her Master in Finance from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School in 2007.
Brian GrzywaczSenior Vice PresidentFund FinanceNew YorkGrzywacz, Brian0|0Mr. Grzywacz shares responsibility for the firm’s fund finance operations, with a focus on private equity, where he oversees performance analysis and private markets IT systems development. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Grzywacz was a Vice President in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG. Previously, Mr. Grzywacz was a Senior Account Controller with State Street Corporation from 2004 to 2006, where he and his team focused on accounting operations for mutual funds. Mr. Grzywacz received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Pennsylvania State University in 2003.
Kristi N. TeagueSenior Vice PresidentFinanceChicagoTeague, Kristi N.0|0Ms. Teague is Head of the Investment Implementation Team. She leads the evaluation and implementation of investment decisions for GCM Grosvenor-managed portfolios and coordinates the implementation of launches, restructuring and transition services for these portfolios. Prior to joining the Investment Implementation Team in 2008, Ms. Teague was an Associate in the Client Services Department, where she was primarily responsible for completing requests for proposals and requests for information from prospects, clients and consultants. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor in 2004, Ms. Teague was a Proposal Specialist for Franklin Templeton. She also worked for The Northern Trust Company in various investment and operational related roles, including her tenure as an Investment Associate in Quantitative Equity Management. She began her career working at wealth management firms, including Prudential Securities and Hilliard Lyons. Ms. Teague received a Bachelor of Science in Finance, with a specialization in Investments and Financial Markets, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Wing Yan Theresa HanManaging DirectorHedge Fund StrategiesHong KongHan, Wing Yan Theresa0|0Ms. Han is located in the Hong Kong office, is the strategy head for Asia and other globally oriented strategies, and serves on the Global Investment Council. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, from 2008 to 2012, she was a Managing Director at China Investment Corporation, where she co-managed the hedge fund allocation portfolio. From 2001 to 2008, she was an Investment Officer with Alternative Investment Solutions of UBS Global Asset Management with responsibilities in manager research and operational due diligence in Asia. Prior to joining UBS, she was an Associate Fund Manager with Value Partners Hong Kong, responsible for the research and investment of Hong Kong listed shares and China B shares. From 1997 to 2000, she served as a Manager with the Licensing Division of the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong. She began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in the audit division as a Senior Accountant from 1994 to 1997. Ms. Han holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy from Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a qualified accountant and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations.
Joseph EnrightSenior Vice PresidentStrategy and Corporate DevelopmentChicagoEnright, Joseph0|0Mr. Enright focuses on labor strategies and initiatives. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Enright was in private practice as a construction attorney, advising signatory contractors and developers on a wide range of labor-related issues, including collective bargaining agreements, project labor agreements and joint venture agreements. He also served on the Board of the Chicagoland Association of General Contractors, the leading Illinois association for signatory contractors. Previously, Mr. Enright was the Director of Policy for the Illinois Office of the Comptroller and Special Counsel to the Comptroller, where he worked to pass legislation and collaborated with leaders of organized labor on a wide range of policy initiatives, including policies requiring strict enforcement of the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act. Mr. Enright has also served in various leadership roles on several statewide political campaigns, where he coordinated policy and political efforts with various labor leaders. Mr. Enright received his Bachelor of Arts from John Carroll University and a Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago.
Michael W. MurawczykSenior Vice PresidentStrategic InvestmentsChicagoMurawczyk, Michael W. 0|0Mr. Murawczyk focuses on direct investing and co-investment strategies and shares responsibility for sourcing, underwriting, and structuring investments in public and private securities across asset classes. Mr. Murawczyk also oversees global trading for the Group. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Murawczyk was a Head Trader at Tiger Eye Capital. From 2005-2015, Mr. Murawczyk held various roles at Citadel LLC in the Global Equities department where he focused on energy, industrial and primary strategies portfolios. Prior to joining Citadel, he began his career at UBS LLC in the Global Equities business. Mr. Murawczyk received his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 2001.
Mayur ShahDirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsLondonShah, Mayur0|0Mr. Shah is responsible for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) private equity investments across primary funds, co-investments and secondary fund purchases. He is located in the London office and is involved in deal sourcing, due diligence and relationship management. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Shah was a Principal in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG, which he joined in 2008. Mr. Shah was previously an Investment Banking Associate at Banc of America Securities, where he advised clients on mergers, acquisitions, private equity investments, leveraged buyouts, capital raising and potential transactions, primarily in media and telecom industries. Mr. Shah received two degrees from the University of Cambridge: his Bachelor of Arts with honors in Economics in 2004 and his Master of Arts in Economics in 2008.
Jorge RamirezManaging DirectorLabor Strategies ChicagoRamirez, Jorge0|0Mr. Ramirez focuses on labor strategies and initiatives. He is the former president of the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL), the third largest central labor council of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), representing 300 unions and a half million working people across the Chicagoland area. In his role as president of the CFL, he served on executive and advisory boards for labor, civic, and community organizations across the City of Chicago and around the country. He served as an officer of the CFL since July 2006 and was elected the CFL’s first Latino president in July 2010. Mr. Ramirez is also a former vice president of the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO, helping to guide the daily work of the national federation. He graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a double major in marketing and computer information systems and he obtained his Juris Doctor from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Matthew RinklinManaging DirectorInfrastructure Investments New YorkRinklin, Matthew0|0Mr. Rinklin is a Managing Director on the Labor Impact Infrastructure Investments Team. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Rinklin served as Senior Vice President at Oaktree Capital Management, where he was responsible for originating, executing and managing infrastructure investments. In particular, Mr. Rinklin built strategic relationships for the firm and led origination of investments in the transportation sector. Prior to joining Oaktree, Mr. Rinklin was a Vice President at Highstar Capital, where he focused on investments in the energy, transportation and environmental services sectors. He has also served on the boards of directors of private and public companies. Mr. Rinklin holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Ryan M. HannaSenior Vice PresidentStrategy and Corporate DevelopmentChicagoHanna, Ryan0|0Mr. Hanna focuses on strategic initiatives, product development and corporate investment opportunities. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Hanna was a Senior Vice President and Principal at Segal Marco Advisors, where he served as Head of Global Portfolio Solutions and led portfolio management for the firm’s discretionary platform. Mr. Hanna was also involved in developing custom products and solutions, strategic planning, and business development, and served as lead investment consultant to some of the firm’s largest clients. Prior to that, Mr. Hanna was a Director of Investment Strategy at The Marco Consulting Group. Mr. Hanna began his career as a Global Derivatives Analyst for Bank of America. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration cum laude from The Ohio State University. Mr. Hanna holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations®.
Bill MorganManaging DirectorClient GroupChicagoMorgan, Bill0|0Mr. Morgan leads the firm’s consultant relations efforts working alongside GCM Grosvenor’s Business Development professionals to deepen the firm’s connectivity with the global consultant community. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Morgan was a Managing Director at Mesirow Advanced Strategies providing U.S. and global consultant and client relationship management. Previously, he held senior roles focusing on business development, consultant relations, and investments at UBS and Morgan Stanley across traditional and alternative strategies, multi-asset class solutions, and advisory services. Mr. Morgan received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering with honors from University of Wisconsin, and his Masters of Business Administration from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst® designation.
Roger AmmounManaging DirectorInfrastructure InvestmentsLondonAmmoun, Roger0|0Mr. Ammoun is a member of the Infrastructure Investments Team and the Global Investment Council. He specializes in energy, infrastructure, and renewable investments, primarily in Europe. He is located in the London office. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Ammoun was a Partner in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG. Previously, Mr. Ammoun worked at Consensus Business Group, a multi-billion dollar UK private equity group, where he led renewable, energy and infrastructure investments and sat on the group’s Investment Committee. Prior to Consensus, Mr. Ammoun worked at Reuters for more than eight years, where he held various management roles across different business units, including the management of Reuters’ internal technology venture capital portfolio. In 2004, Mr. Ammoun was appointed to lead the Reuters Consulting Group, focusing on market and credit risk management and algorithmic trading. Mr. Ammoun holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Communication Engineering from the American University of Beirut and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.