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Michael J. SacksBoard Chairman and CEOOffice of the ChairmanChicagoSacks, Michael J.CHAIR|EXECMr. Sacks is GCM Grosvenor’s Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sacks joined GCM Grosvenor in 1990 and was named CEO in 1994. Under his leadership, GCM Grosvenor grew from its position as an early participant in a cottage industry to its current position as one of the largest open architecture alternative asset management platforms. Mr. Sacks is engaged civically, serving on a number of nonprofit boards. Mr. Sacks graduated from Tulane University with his Bachelor of Science in Economics and holds a general course certificate from the London School of Economics. In addition, he holds a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University’s Pritzker 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, 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 and his Juris Doctor cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law, 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. Mr. Meister has served as a member and Chair of the Law Board of Northwestern University School of Law and has been a member and Chair of its Executive Committee. Mr. Meister is also an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University School of Law and has taught a course covering, among other things, absolute return 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 is responsible for the day-to-day management of the business. Mr. Levin is Chair of the Global Investment Council and a member of the Private Equity, Real Estate and Infrastructure Investment Committee, the Labor Impact Fund Investment Committee, and the Strategic Investments Investment Committee. 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 and is a member of the board of directors of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Pamela BentleyManaging DirectorOffice of the ChairmanChicagoBentley, PamelaCHAIR|EXECPamela Bentley is the firm’s Chief Financial Officer and is a member of the firm’s Operations Committee. She is responsible for managing the financial functions of the firm including overseeing activities related to corporate and fund accounting, treasury and cash management, financial planning and reporting, tax, and operational due diligence while also playing a vital role in the firm’s strategic initiatives. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Bentley spent 15 years with The Carlyle Group, a publicly traded global investment firm, where her most recent role was Chief Accounting Officer and Managing Director. Previously, she was a Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations at Transaction Network Services, Inc. and a Senior Manager at Arthur Andersen LLP. Ms. Bentley received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Bentley is a member of and Chair-elect of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Greater Washington.
Sandra HurseManaging DirectorOffice of the ChairmanChicagoHurse, SandraCHAIR|EXECSandra Hurse is the firm’s Chief Human Resources Officer and is responsible for the development and execution of the firm people strategy and leads the firm’s real estate and facilities efforts. She also serves on the ESG Committee and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. 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 JPMorgan 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, the Council for Urban Professionals, and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, where she is a member of the finance committee.
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 and Labor Impact Fund Investment Committee. He also serves on the ESG Committee and is chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Mr. Idehen oversees the firm’s Client Group, with responsibility for business and product development, marketing, and relationship management. 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 Investment Office. 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 his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University and his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He is an independent director of Essential Utilities (NYSE: WTRG), serving on the Audit committee and as Chair of the Risk committee. His non-profit involvement includes serving on the board of trustees of Prep for Prep and The Robert Toigo Foundation, as well as on the boards of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and Deerfield Academy.
Eric LevinManaging DirectorOffice of the ChairmanChicagoLevin, EricCHAIR|EXECMr. Levin serves as the firm’s Chief Technology Officer. He is responsible for overseeing the strategic implementation of technology and information systems for the firm. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Levin spent 13 years at PEAK6 Investments, most recently serving as Chief Information Officer of Apex Clearing, PEAK6’s clearing, custody, and execution business. He was also an Operating Principal on the firm’s Strategic Capital team and served on the Investment Committee which was responsible for strategic investments made across financial services, technology services, and FinTech. He joined PEAK6 as Chief Security Officer and also served as the IT Director for several years. Previously, Mr. Levin led product management at Qualys, Inc. He began his career at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu where he was a member of the Global Information Security Office. Mr. Levin received his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Miami University. He serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Information System and Analytics Department of Miami University.
Burke J. MontgomeryManaging DirectorOffice of the ChairmanChicagoMontgomery, Burke J.CHAIR|EXECMr. Montgomery is the firm’s General Counsel and a member of the Operations Committee. He leads the firm's Legal Team and is responsible for absolute return strategies, private equity, infrastructure, real estate, and other investment and client-related legal matters. Mr. Montgomery’s legal responsibilities also include the firm’s proprietary transactions, employment, regulatory, compliance, and other corporate matters. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Montgomery was a corporate attorney at Sidley Austin, LLP, where he was a member of its Investment Funds group specializing in matters related to alternative asset management. He received his Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Notre Dame and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Indiana University Bloomington’s 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.
Frederick E. PollockManaging DirectorOffice of the ChairmanChicagoPollock, Frederick E.CHAIR|EXECMr. Pollock is the firm’s Chief Investment Officer and is responsible for managing all investment-related activities for the firm. He is also Head of the Strategic Investments Group and serves on all of the firm’s Investment Committees, the Global Investment Council, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, and the ESG Committee. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Pollock had various roles at Morgan Stanley, most recently within its merchant banking division, specializing in infrastructure investing, with responsibility for deal sourcing, due diligence, and management as a Board Member of various portfolio companies. He helped form the infrastructure investment group at Morgan Stanley and structured and raised capital for its initial funds. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he worked at Deutsche Bank, where he made direct investments for the firm and on behalf of clients. He received his Bachelor of Science summa cum laude in Economics from the University of Nevada and his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.
Stacie SelingerManaging DirectorOffice of the ChairmanChicagoSelinger, StacieCHAIR|EXECMs. Selinger is Head of Investor Relations, leading the firm’s efforts to engage with public investors and the equity research community, and of Strategy and Corporate Development, where she focuses on firm branding and communications, firm wide initiatives, and corporate investment opportunities. She also serves on the firm's ESG Committee and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Selinger was in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley where she worked with clients in the transportation and infrastructure sectors on debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic advisory work. Ms. Selinger graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Ms. Selinger is on the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.
Michael J. SacksBoard Chairman and CEOOffice of the ChairmanChicagoSacks, Michael J.CHAIR|EXECMr. Sacks is GCM Grosvenor’s Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sacks joined GCM Grosvenor in 1990 and was named CEO in 1994. Under his leadership, GCM Grosvenor grew from its position as an early participant in a cottage industry to its current position as one of the largest open architecture alternative asset management platforms. Mr. Sacks is engaged civically, serving on a number of nonprofit boards. Mr. Sacks graduated from Tulane University with his Bachelor of Science in Economics and holds a general course certificate from the London School of Economics. In addition, he holds a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University’s Pritzker 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, 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 and his Juris Doctor cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law, 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. Mr. Meister has served as a member and Chair of the Law Board of Northwestern University School of Law and has been a member and Chair of its Executive Committee. Mr. Meister is also an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University School of Law and has taught a course covering, among other things, absolute return 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 is responsible for the day-to-day management of the business. Mr. Levin is Chair of the Global Investment Council and a member of the Private Equity, Real Estate and Infrastructure Investment Committee, the Labor Impact Fund Investment Committee, and the Strategic Investments Investment Committee. 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 and is a member of the board of directors of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Pamela BentleyManaging DirectorOffice of the ChairmanChicagoBentley, PamelaCHAIR|EXECPamela Bentley is the firm’s Chief Financial Officer and is a member of the firm’s Operations Committee. She is responsible for managing the financial functions of the firm including overseeing activities related to corporate and fund accounting, treasury and cash management, financial planning and reporting, tax, and operational due diligence while also playing a vital role in the firm’s strategic initiatives. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Bentley spent 15 years with The Carlyle Group, a publicly traded global investment firm, where her most recent role was Chief Accounting Officer and Managing Director. Previously, she was a Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations at Transaction Network Services, Inc. and a Senior Manager at Arthur Andersen LLP. Ms. Bentley received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Bentley is a member of and Chair-elect of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Greater Washington.
Sandra HurseManaging DirectorOffice of the ChairmanChicagoHurse, SandraCHAIR|EXECSandra Hurse is the firm’s Chief Human Resources Officer and is responsible for the development and execution of the firm people strategy and leads the firm’s real estate and facilities efforts. She also serves on the ESG Committee and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. 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 JPMorgan 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, the Council for Urban Professionals, and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, where she is a member of the finance committee.
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 and Labor Impact Fund Investment Committee. He also serves on the ESG Committee and is chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Mr. Idehen oversees the firm’s Client Group, with responsibility for business and product development, marketing, and relationship management. 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 Investment Office. 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 his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University and his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He is an independent director of Essential Utilities (NYSE: WTRG), serving on the Audit committee and as Chair of the Risk committee. His non-profit involvement includes serving on the board of trustees of Prep for Prep and The Robert Toigo Foundation, as well as on the boards of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and Deerfield Academy.
Eric LevinManaging DirectorOffice of the ChairmanChicagoLevin, EricCHAIR|EXECMr. Levin serves as the firm’s Chief Technology Officer. He is responsible for overseeing the strategic implementation of technology and information systems for the firm. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Levin spent 13 years at PEAK6 Investments, most recently serving as Chief Information Officer of Apex Clearing, PEAK6’s clearing, custody, and execution business. He was also an Operating Principal on the firm’s Strategic Capital team and served on the Investment Committee which was responsible for strategic investments made across financial services, technology services, and FinTech. He joined PEAK6 as Chief Security Officer and also served as the IT Director for several years. Previously, Mr. Levin led product management at Qualys, Inc. He began his career at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu where he was a member of the Global Information Security Office. Mr. Levin received his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Miami University. He serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Information System and Analytics Department of Miami University.
Burke J. MontgomeryManaging DirectorOffice of the ChairmanChicagoMontgomery, Burke J.CHAIR|EXECMr. Montgomery is the firm’s General Counsel and a member of the Operations Committee. He leads the firm's Legal Team and is responsible for absolute return strategies, private equity, infrastructure, real estate, and other investment and client-related legal matters. Mr. Montgomery’s legal responsibilities also include the firm’s proprietary transactions, employment, regulatory, compliance, and other corporate matters. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Montgomery was a corporate attorney at Sidley Austin, LLP, where he was a member of its Investment Funds group specializing in matters related to alternative asset management. He received his Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Notre Dame and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Indiana University Bloomington’s 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.
Frederick E. PollockManaging DirectorOffice of the ChairmanChicagoPollock, Frederick E.CHAIR|EXECMr. Pollock is the firm’s Chief Investment Officer and is responsible for managing all investment-related activities for the firm. He is also Head of the Strategic Investments Group and serves on all of the firm’s Investment Committees, the Global Investment Council, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, and the ESG Committee. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Pollock had various roles at Morgan Stanley, most recently within its merchant banking division, specializing in infrastructure investing, with responsibility for deal sourcing, due diligence, and management as a Board Member of various portfolio companies. He helped form the infrastructure investment group at Morgan Stanley and structured and raised capital for its initial funds. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he worked at Deutsche Bank, where he made direct investments for the firm and on behalf of clients. He received his Bachelor of Science summa cum laude in Economics from the University of Nevada and his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.
Stacie SelingerManaging DirectorOffice of the ChairmanChicagoSelinger, StacieCHAIR|EXECMs. Selinger is Head of Investor Relations, leading the firm’s efforts to engage with public investors and the equity research community, and of Strategy and Corporate Development, where she focuses on firm branding and communications, firm wide initiatives, and corporate investment opportunities. She also serves on the firm's ESG Committee and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Selinger was in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley where she worked with clients in the transportation and infrastructure sectors on debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic advisory work. Ms. Selinger graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Ms. Selinger is on the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.
Lisa A. KastigarManaging DirectorClient 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.
Aris R. HatchManaging DirectorClient GroupBostonHatch, Aris R.0|0Ms. Hatch shares responsibility for business development, client service, and consultant relations. She joined the firm from HarbourVest Partners, where she completed her nine-year tenure as Managing Director leading the firm’s global bespoke private equity Custom Solutions business. Previously, she was Vice President of Client Services 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 began her private equity career at Advent International and was responsible for U.S. investor and consultant relations, capital origination, and sourcing strategic investment opportunities for custom corporate investor funds. Ms. Hatch began her career as a communication and marketing strategy consultant at E&Y. She received her 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, he was head of business development at Sonar Capital Management, a long/short equity fund. Previously, Mr. Castano 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. While there, he was a member of the Board of Directors for Merrill Lynch Alternative Investments and served on the Alternative Investments Product Management and Investment Committee. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Mr. Castano was an attorney at Waters, McPherson, McNeill, P.C., which specializes in environmental litigation and urban redevelopment. He also clerked for the New Jersey Superior Court, in the Appellate Division. Mr. Castano received his Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University and his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, as a member of the Board of Trustees of The New School, and is Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Schools of Public Engagement at The New School.
Wai Yee ChengExecutive DirectorAbsolute Return 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. In this role, she managed the Alternative Fixed Income and Private Debt strategies for the trust company’s endowment. Previously, Ms. Cheng was an Associate Director in the Portfolio Management Department at Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company. She began her career working 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.
Markus KochExecutive DirectorClient GroupFrankfurtKoch, Markus0|0Mr. Koch shares responsibility for business development, client service and consultant relations. He is located in the Germany office. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Koch was a Managing Director and Deputy-Head of Client Solutions at Prime Capital AG covering institutional investors in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Middle East. Previously he was an Executive Director and Head of Risk Management Product Sales at UBS Investment Banking. Mr. Koch holds a French-German Double Diploma in International Management from ESB Reutlingen and NEOMA Business School.
Sean J. ConroyManaging DirectorClient GroupChicagoConroy, Sean J.0|0Mr. Conroy shares responsibility for business development, client service, and consultant relations. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, he was a Vice President with ABN AMRO, working within the Fixed Income Sales Group. Previously, he worked as a U.S. Government Fixed Income Trader at UBS. Prior to that, 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 and his Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Conroy is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Executive Board for Outreach With Lacrosse and Schools (OWLS).
Dianna L. HenrichManaging DirectorClient GroupChicagoHenrich, Dianna L. 0|0Ms. Henrich is the co-head of the business development group and focuses on sales strategy, client retention and product development. Previously, Ms. Henrich was a Portfolio Manager in the firm’s Absolute Return Strategies department. She started her career at the firm on the Research Team, focused on equity strategies. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Henrich was at Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Private Bank in private wealth management. 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. DoonanManaging DirectorAbsolute Return StrategiesChicagoDoonan, Kevin W.0|0Mr. Doonan is a strategy head for equity and event-driven strategies. He also leads the multi-strategy team. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Doonan worked at Citigroup on the Fixed Income Capital Markets desk. Previously, 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. Mr. Doonan received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Boston College.
Robert D. DohertyManaging DirectorStrategic Investments GroupChicagoDoherty, Robert D. 0|0Mr. Doherty is a member of the Strategic Investments Group. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Doherty was a Managing Director at JHL Capital Group LLC, where he was responsible for sourcing, executing, and managing public markets investments. Prior to joining JHL, Mr. Doherty was a Managing Director and Partner at RoundKeep Capital Advisors, LLC. Prior to joining Roundkeep, Mr. Doherty began his career as an Analyst at Citadel Investment Group in the Principal Strategies Group. Mr. Doherty received his Bachelor of Science in Economics summa cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
John K. EvansManaging DirectorCorporate 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. Mr. Evans graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Arts from Illinois College. 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. FangManaging DirectorFinanceNew YorkFang, Heidi H.0|0Ms. Fang serves as co-head of the firm’s Fund Accounting and Analysis Team. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Fang was an Investment Banking Associate at Bear Stearns. Prior to that she was a Senior Auditor at Deloitte & Touche, LLP in the Leveraged Buyout Funds Group. Ms. Fang received both her Bachelor of Science and her 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 and is a member of the firm’s Operations Committee. 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, 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. She has also worked as an Executive Director in Legal at Morgan Stanley, where she advised its Global Research Department on legal and compliance issues. Prior to that, she practiced as an in-house litigator at JPMorgan Chase, covering various divisions. She began her legal career as a litigation associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Ms. Farahnakian graduated with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French. She was also a Morehead-Cain Scholar. She received her Juris Doctor from Yale Law School. Currently, Ms. Farahnakian is a member of the Illinois Bar and the New York Bar. She serves on the Yale Law School Executive Committee, Yale Chicago Board, and the YaleWomen Chicago Board. She is also on the Facing History Advisory Board. Additionally, Ms. Farahnakian is an active member of the Board of Trustees of the Adler Planetarium on the Board's Executive Committee and as Chair of the Development Committee. She was honored by the ADL at their 25th Women of Achievement Awards.
Michael KirchnerManaging DirectorStrategic Investments GroupChicagoKirchner, Michael0|0Mr. Kirchner serves as the COO of the Strategic Investments Group and leads the group’s operations, business development, and investor relations functions. 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. . He also serves on the ESG Committee. Mr. Kirchner received his Bachelor of Science in Finance with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Kirchner holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Meichun PanExecutive DirectorFinanceNew YorkPan, Meichun0|0Ms. Pan shares responsibility for the firm’s fund finance operations. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Pan was a Manager at RSM US LLP (formerly Goldstein, Golub, Kessler & Co.), where she focused on hedge fund audit engagements, write-up engagements, and partnership tax return preparations. Previously, she was a Senior Auditor at BDO Seidman, LLP. Ms. Pan began her career at Eastwest Institute as a Staff Accountant and Accounting Manager. Ms. Pan received her Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China and her Master of Arts in Accounting from CUNY Brooklyn College. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
Robert Z. FuExecutive DirectorAbsolute Return StrategiesChicagoFu, Robert Z0|0Mr. Fu is a strategy head for macro, relative value and quantitative strategies. He is also a Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, he was the Strategy Head of Tactical Trading & Relative Value at Attalus Capital. Previously, 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 and received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
David A. GeifmanExecutive DirectorRisk ManagementChicagoGeifman, David A.0|0Mr. Geifman is responsible for overseeing risk management within GCM Grosvenor-managed absolute return portfolios, in conjunction with the Portfolio Management Team. In addition, he leads the Risk Monitoring and Analysis Group within Risk Management. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Geifman was a Risk Management Team Leader with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Previously, 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. Mr. Geifman was Head of Risk Management for Banc One Capital Corporation and 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. Mr. Geifman graduated Phi Beta Kappa with his Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Scott LitmanManaging Director Infrastructure InvestmentsNew YorkLitman, Scott0|0Mr. Litman focuses on diversified infrastructure investments and is located in our New York office. He also serves on the ESG Committee. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Litman served as a Partner at Highstar Capital and a Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager of Infrastructure Investments at Oaktree Capital. During his time at Highstar and Oaktree Infrastructure, he gained significant direct investment experience and served in a variety of leadership capacities, including on the Executive and Investment Committees, as well as Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Head of Co-Investments. Mr. Litman joined Highstar Capital in 2004 from AIG Global Investment Group, where he served as a Deputy General Counsel for Financial Services. Prior to AIG, Mr. Litman was an attorney at Paul Hastings, focusing on a broad range of large and mid-cap M&A, fund formation and private equity transactions. He has served on numerous corporate boards, including Aerostar Airport Holdings (San Juan Airport), BlackBear Midstream (f/k/a Wildcat Midstream), Footprint Power Salem Harbor Station, InterGen, N.V., Linden Cogeneration, Morongo Transmission, and Ports America. Mr. Litman also serves on the Board of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude with General Honors, in History and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and his Juris Doctor from The Cornell Law School.
L. Layne GluntManaging DirectorCorporate FinanceChicagoGlunt, L. Layne0|0Mr. Glunt is a Managing Director and heads the Financial Planning & Analysis function. He also shares responsibility for 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. Prior to joining Deloitte, he worked at Ernst & Young, L.L.P. and left the firm as an Audit Senior in the Investment Management Practice. Mr. Glunt graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Kansas State University. Mr. Glunt is a Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Global Management Accountant, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Craig H. GoldsmithManaging DirectorAbsolute Return StrategiesChicagoGoldsmith, Craig H.0|0Mr. Goldsmith is a Managing Director on the Absolute Return Strategies team. 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 and his Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
John DavisManaging DirectorFinanceChicagoDavis, John0|0John Davis is head of the Treasury Team and is responsible for cash and liquidity management, financing arrangements, foreign exchange, and counterparty risk management for the firm’s funds. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, 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.
Erik L. HallExecutive DirectorClient GroupChicagoHall, Erik L.0|0Mr. Hall shares responsibility for business development, client service and consultant relations. He also focuses on client development efforts within the firm’s small, emerging and diverse manager platform. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Hall spent nearly 15 years in various senior capital markets roles in Citigroup’s Institutional Clients Group in New York and Chicago. Previously he was an associate in debt capital markets at First Chicago. He began his career at the Chicago Office of Budget and Management. Mr. Hall received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Hampton University and his Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. He serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Community Loan Fund and as Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee 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 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, specializing in principal investment and private equity activities. Previously, 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.
Ya TungManaging DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsNew YorkTung, Ya0|0Ms. Tung focuses on private equity fund investments and is responsible for deal sourcing and investment underwriting activities. 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 U.S. 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 production. Ms. Tung received her Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University and her Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.
Jason R. HowardManaging DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsLos AngelesHoward, Jason R.0|0Mr. Howard is co-head of the firm’s private equity diverse manager practice and also serves on the ESG Committee and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. He focuses on client portfolio management and private equity fund investments and co-investments. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Howard 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 his Bachelor of Business Administration. Mr. Howard currently serves as a member of the boards of the Salvation Army and Segerstrom Center for the Arts. He also serves on the Investment Committee of the Orange County Community Foundation.
Matthew J. HynesManaging DirectorLabor & Government StrategiesChicagoHynes, Matthew J.0|0Mr. Hynes leads the Labor & Government Strategies Team and is a member of the Labor Impact Fund Investment Committee. 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 and manager on matters critical to the Mayor’s office and city government, including local, state, and federal legislative policy, infrastructure initiatives, and collective bargaining. He also served as the Co-Chairman of the City of Chicago Labor Management Cooperation Committee (LMCC). 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 as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Federation of Labor Workforce and Community Initiative.
Judy GodinhoExecutive DirectorAbsolute Return 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, conducting manager research due diligence. Ms. Godinho started her career as an actuarial analyst in the insurance industry. Ms. Godinho received her Bachelor of Arts and her Masters of Arts in Economics in a dual program from Boston University.
Peter A. BraffmanManaging DirectorReal Estate InvestmentsNew YorkBraffman, Peter A.0|0Mr. Braffman is a member of the Private Equity, Real Estate and Infrastructure Investment Committee, the Labor Impact Fund Investment Committee, and serves on the Global Investment Council. He leads the firm’s real estate practice and is responsible for managing investment activities, product development, and growth. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Braffman 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 ZAAM, 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 acquisitions, monetizations, and dispositions. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he was an Associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, focused on merger, securities, and asset-backed law. Mr. Braffman received his Master of Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management, his Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law, and his Bachelor of Arts in Biology and History from the University of Rochester.
Derek K. JonesManaging DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsNew YorkJones, Derek K.0|0Mr. Jones is a member of the Private Equity, Real Estate and Infrastructure Investment Committee and serves on the Global Investment Council and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. He co-heads the firm’s private equity co-investment practice and diverse manager practice. His responsibilities include deal sourcing and investment underwriting activities. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Jones 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. Mr. Jones also serves on the advisory board of the American University Kogod School of Business. He is a recipient of the Pacesetter Award from the National Association of Investment Companies in 2012 and the UNCF Keeper of the Flame Award in 2016. He was also recognized as one of the 75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street by Black Enterprise Magazine in 2011.
Andrew SherriffExecutive DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsNew YorkSherriff, Andrew0|0Mr. Sherriff focuses on private equity co-investments. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Sherriff spent ten years at Pantheon Private Equity, where he focused on the sourcing and execution of co-investment and secondary opportunities across the venture, buyout, mezzanine and distressed assets classes. Previously, Mr. Sherriff was an Investment Banking Analyst for Lehman Brothers and a Senior Associate at Standard & Poor’s Corporate Value Consulting. Mr. Sherriff received his Bachelor of Business Administration with honors from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and his Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
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. Mr. Kashyap is a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team and Chair of the firm’s Investment Product Committee. 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 and his Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law. Mr. Kashyap is a member of the Illinois (active) and Massachusetts (inactive) Bars.
Renae GriffinExecutive DirectorClient GroupOaklandGriffin, Renae0|0Ms. Griffin focuses on expanding the firm’s small, emerging and diverse manager platform. She also serves on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Griffin was CEO of RG + Associates, a consulting firm she founded that provided tools and resources for emerging and diverse asset managers, as well as institutional investors and government agencies seeking diverse business partners. The firm also sponsored the annual ConsortiumEAST and ConsortiumWEST conferences. Prior to RG + Associates, Ms. Griffin worked as a Marketing Director at Progress Investment Management Company, where she was responsible for investor relations, institutional investor marketing, and strategy for many of the largest public institutional investors in the country. Previously, Ms. Griffin worked at Capital Guardian Trust Company as a Marketing Associate working with senior portfolio managers and marketing executives. Ms. Griffin began her career in finance with Bankers Trust Company serving as an Associate to senior officers in the commercial lending group. She received her Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of San Francisco. Ms. Griffin is a member of the National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP), Private Equity Women Investment Network (PEWIN), and the Real Estate Executive Council (REEC).
Yanti FalangolaExecutive DirectorClient GroupLondonFalangola, Yanti0|0Mr. Falangola shares responsibility for business development, client service, and consultant relations. He is located in the London office. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Falangola was a Director at Foresight Group in London, where he served as Head of Institutional Capital Raising for all Southern European-focused products. Prior to that, Mr. Falangola spent approximately seven years at Cheyne Capital Management, an asset manager active in alternative investments, where he was in charge of fundraising in Southern Europe, Switzerland, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He began his career as a research analyst at La Fayette Investment Management, a London based multi-strategy fund of hedge funds and consequently at its spin-off, Valiance Advisors. Mr. Falangola received his Master of Science in International Business from Florida Atlantic University and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Lynn University.
Scott J. LedermanManaging DirectorLegal and ComplianceChicagoLederman, Scott J.0|0Mr. Lederman shares responsibility for various business relationships and complex product offerings. Mr. Lederman is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the funds comprising the firm’s registered investment company platform and a member of the board of its European hedge fund platform. He is also a member of the Seed Fund Investment Committee and is responsible for the legislative and regulatory affairs of the firm. In addition, he manages regulatory and administrative matters relating to the firm’s non-U.S. affiliates and structures and implements and manages relationships with certain third-party asset managers. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, 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. Mr. Lederman previously practiced law at Goldberg Kohn Bell Black Rosenbloom & Moritz as well as with the law firm Levy & Erens. Mr. Lederman received his Bachelor of Science magna cum laude in Economics and his Master of Business Administration in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He then earned his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Chicago. Mr. Lederman is a member of the Illinois Bar and the 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 a member of our Fund Finance team. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Basso worked in the Financial Services Industry Practice for Ernst & Young, L.L.P. in its Chicago office. Prior to Ernst & Yong, he worked in the same capacity for Arthur Andersen, L.L.P. in its Chicago office. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Northern Illinois University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Illinois CPA Society.
James DiMolaExecutive DirectorInfrastructure InvestmentsNew YorkDiMola, James0|0Mr. DiMola focuses on direct infrastructure investments and is located in our New York office. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. DiMola served as Vice President at Cooper Investment Partners, where he was responsible for originating, executing and managing investments, including board level duties. Mr. DiMola was particularly involved in working collaboratively with management to oversee the construction and operation of a communications infrastructure asset. Previously, Mr. DiMola was an Associate with First Reserve Corporation, where he focused on investments in the energy equipment and services sectors. He began his career as an Analyst in the investment banking division of Barclays Capital (formerly Lehman Brothers), where he assisted in raising capital and advising companies in the regulated utilities and power generation industry. Mr. DiMola received his Bachelor of Science in Finance and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from New York University.
Corey E. LoPreteExecutive DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsLos AngelesLoPrete, Corey E.0|0Mr. LoPrete serves as a Portfolio Manager for a number of custom private equity mandates where he leads activities related to the construction, implementation and monitoring of such mandates. Prior to becoming a Portfolio Manager, Mr. LoPrete was 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 Los Angeles. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. LoPrete was a senior Associate in the private investment funds group of the global law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and an Associate in the private investment funds group of the global law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Mr. LoPrete received his Bachelor of Arts with distinction in Sociology and Government from the University of Virginia and his Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law. He is a member of the New York and California Bars.
Matthew R. LeimetterExecutive DirectorAbsolute Return StrategiesChicagoLeimetter, Matthew R. 0|0Mr. Leimetter serves as a Portfolio Manager for a number of multi-strategy portfolios and for other specialized strategies and custom mandates. Mr. Leimetter leads activities related to the construction, implementation and monitoring of portfolios. Prior to becoming a Portfolio Manager, Mr. Leimetter was a member of the Portfolio Management Team where he shared responsibility for initial portfolio construction, ongoing portfolio management and the monitoring of portfolios’ investment objectives and constraints. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Leimetter was an Analyst in the Alternative Investments Group at Merrill Lynch, where he was primarily responsible for sourcing, structuring, launching, and distributing hedge funds to the Merrill Lynch Wealth Management channel. Mr. Leimetter received his Bachelor of Science in Finance and Leadership in Management from Boston College.
Luis A. CabreraExecutive DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsNew YorkCabrera, Luis A.0|0Mr. Cabrera focuses on secondaries investments. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Cabrera was on the investment team at Deutsche Bank Private Equity where he was involved with deal execution, sourcing and due diligence for their global secondary funds. Previously, Mr. Cabrera was in the Investment Banking Division at Barclays on their Mergers & Acquisitions and Technology, Media and Telecom teams in London and New York. Mr. Cabrera began his career at American Capital Group, where he was focused on real estate investment and asset management. Mr. Cabrera received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Washington and his Master of Business Administration from INSEAD.
Stephen J. BrewsterManaging DirectorClient GroupChicagoBrewster, Stephen J.0|0Mr. Brewster shares responsibility for business development, client service and consultant relations. Mr. Brewster also helps manage the strategy for the firm’s alternative investment solutions business. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, 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.
Ravi MehtaExecutive DirectorStrategic Investments GroupChicagoMehta, Ravi0|0Mr. Mehta leads the credit investment activities for the Strategic Investments Group. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Mehta was a Portfolio Manager at Pentwater Capital Management, where he was responsible for sourcing, executing, and managing distressed debt investments. Previously, he spent several years focused on distressed debt investing at Davidson Kempner Capital Management. He began his career at Goldman Sachs in the Special Situations Group. Mr. Mehta received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics magna cum laude from Harvard University and his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Jason L. MetakisManaging DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsNew YorkMetakis, Jason L.0|0Mr. Metakis is a member of the Private Equity, Real Estate and Infrastructure Investment Committee and the Strategic Investments Investment Committee. He also serves on the Global Investment Council. Mr. Metakis co-heads the firm’s private equity co-investment practice and is responsible for deal sourcing and investment underwriting activities. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Metakis was a Principal with DLJ Merchant Banking Partners. Prior to that, he was an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Mr. Metakis received his Bachelor of Arts with honors in Economics from Harvard College and his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Bradley H. MeyersManaging DirectorAbsolute Return StrategiesChicagoMeyers, Bradley H.0|0Mr. Meyers is a member of the Absolute Return Strategies Investment Committee, Head of Absolute Return Strategies Portfolio Management and serves on the Global Investment Council. Mr. Meyers is also a member of the Absolute Return 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 Absolute Return Strategies Portfolio Management, Mr. Meyers was a Vice President on the Absolute Return 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 and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Lee J. BrashearManaging DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsCharlotteBrashear, Lee J.0|0Mr. Brashear is co-head of the private equity co-investment practice and is responsible for managing all aspects of the vertical. He is also responsible for origination, underwriting and monitoring private equity co-investments and mezzanine investments. Along with this, he manages relationships with sponsors and clients for the focus area. He serves as a Director/Board Observer of portfolio companies and an Advisory Board member of buyout and growth equity funds. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Brashear was a Senior Analyst in the Private Fund Advisory Group at Lazard Freres, where he was involved in fundraising 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.
Lise Dolasinski Executive DirectorFinanceChicagoDolasinski, Lise 0|0Ms. Dolasinski shares responsibility for the firm's treasury operations. Previously, she worked in the firm’s Finance department on the Fund Finance Team. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Dolasinski was an International Trade Services Analyst at Comerica Bank, where she examined trade documentation and executed wire payments for letter of credit transactions. She began her career at Whitelodging Services Inc. as a Corporate Training Assistant. Ms. Dolasinski received her Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Economics, with a minor in Accounting, from the University of Indianapolis.
Tomohiko KomadaPresident - GCMJGCM Investments Japan K.K.TokyoKomada, Tomohiko0|0Mr. Komada is President 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.
Bernard E. YancovichManaging DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsNew YorkYancovich, Bernard E.0|0Mr. Yancovich is a member of the Private Equity, Real Estate and Infrastructure Investment Committee and serves on the Global Investment Council and the ESG Committee. Mr. Yancovich is a leader of the firm’s private equity practice and is involved in deal sourcing and investment underwriting activities. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Yancovich 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 and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business. He is qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
Michael MokotoffManaging DirectorStrategic Investments GroupChicagoMokotoff, Michael0|0Mr. Mokotoff leads 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 his Bachelor of Science in Finance with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Master of Business Administration, with dual majors in Finance and Management and Organizations, from the Kellogg School of Management.
Edward D. PatchettManaging DirectorClient 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, he worked as a Senior Vice President and Area Director at Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, where he managed the firm’s investment consulting practice and provided strategic investment guidance and recommendations to clients. Previously, he was a Consulting Associate at Wilshire Associates, where he was dedicated to serving one of the firm’s largest clients, and an Investment Banking Associate at Capital Resources Group. Mr. Patchett began his career at the 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 and his Master of Science in Finance from Johns Hopkins University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Washington, D.C.
Scott W. PearsonManaging DirectorAsia-Pacific Regional LeadershipHong KongPearson, Scott W.0|0Mr. Pearson is Head of GCM Grosvenor Asia-Pacific and has been with the firm for over a decade. Based in Hong Kong, he is responsible for managing the firm’s efforts in the region, including strategic direction and personnel management across our offices in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul. Mr. Pearson has over 20 years of alternative investment experience and prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, spent five years in the multi-strategy hedge fund industry. Preceding his move into hedge funds, he was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs and Company where he was active in the sales and trading of domestic and international shares, derivatives, and convertibles. Before entering the private sector, Mr. Pearson served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Pearson received his Bachelor of Arts from The Citadel, completed the Advanced Risk Management Program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and received a graduate certificate in Organizational Leadership from Northwestern University.
Kathleen H. PenderExecutive DirectorLegal 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, structuring managed accounts and negotiating investment management agreements for direct investments, interpreting the liquidity provisions of managers' legal documents, and coordinating the firm’s proxy review and voting process. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, she was an Associate with the law firm of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, L.L.P. Previously, she was an Associate with the law firm of Sidley & Austin. Ms. Pender received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Juris Doctor magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review and Order of the Coif. Ms. Pender is a member of the Illinois Bar.
Lisa GriffithExecutive DirectorClient GroupToronto Griffith, Lisa 0|0Ms. Griffith shares responsibility for business development, client service and consultant relations. She is located in the Toronto office. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Griffith was a Director with BlackRock where she was responsible for managing key institutional relationships across Canada, including major market pensions, foundations, endowments, and wealth advisory. She started her career in the retail banking and wealth business with TD Bank. Ms. Griffith received her Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Finance from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Andrew T. PredaManaging DirectorAbsolute Return 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, 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. Previously, 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. Prior to Banc One Capital Markets, 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 and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Brad HananExecutive DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsNew YorkHanan, Brad 0|0Mr. Hanan focuses on secondaries investments. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Hanan was a Vice President on the private equity secondary investments team at Partners Group where he was involved with sourcing, evaluating and monitoring private equity secondary investments for the firm. Previously, Mr. Hanan worked as an Associate at Cogent Partners, where he led secondary transactions on behalf of the firm’s clients. Mr. Hanan began his career at William Blair, where he worked in the corporate finance department. Mr. Hanan received his Bachelor of Business Administration, with emphases in Finance and Accounting, from the University of Michigan.
Thomas J. RestManaging DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsNew YorkRest, Thomas J.0|0Mr. Rest focuses on private equity fund investments and is responsible for deal sourcing and investment underwriting activities. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, 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, and 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 DirectorAbsolute Return StrategiesChicagoRichter, David S.0|0Mr. Richter is Chair of the Absolute Return Strategies Investment Committee, Co-Head of Absolute Return Strategies Research, and serves on the Global Investment Council and the ESG Committee. He 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 absolute return investment strategies and investment managers. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, 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. Previously, he was a Manager with KPMG Peat Marwick, and then a Vice President of JMB Realty Corporation in the Corporate Acquisitions Group. Mr. Richter graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He 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. RomanManaging DirectorClient 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. Previously, 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.
Michael J. RoseManaging DirectorInfrastructure InvestmentsNew YorkRose, Michael J.0|0Mr. Rose focuses on diversified infrastructure investments and is located in our New York office. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, 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 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 and his Master of Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Thomas W. RowlandManaging DirectorAbsolute Return StrategiesChicagoRowland, Thomas W.0|0Mr. Rowland is a strategy head for credit strategies. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, 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. 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.
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, Mr. Meagher was a Director with First Union National Bank, responsible for business development in the public sector investment banking market. Previously, 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. Mr. Meagher received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management from Texas Christian University. Mr. Meagher is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Texas Christian University Board of Trustees, the Texas Christian University Neeley School of Business Board of Advisors, and The Ireland Funds America Board of Directors.
David B. SmallManaging DirectorAbsolute Return StrategiesChicagoSmall, David B.0|0Mr. Small is a Senior Advisor on the Absolute Return Strategies team. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, 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. Previously, Mr. Small was associated with Philadelphia Insurance Research Group and Rapidata. Mr. Small received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his Master of Business Administration in Finance and Econometrics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. From 2011 to 2018, Mr. Small taught a course on hedge fund investing as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. From 2011 to 2018, Mr. Small served as an elected public official and Member of the Board of Education for Township High School District 113 in Illinois, which includes Highland Park High School and Deerfield High School.
Daniel PfiefferExecutive DirectorTechnologyChicagoPfieffer, Daniel 0|0Mr. Pfieffer is responsible for the firm’s technology product and strategy function, focused on aligning technology resources and strategy to solve the most pressing and challenging problems. He has served in several roles within the Technology department since joining the firm in 2010. Mr. Pfieffer received his Bachelor of Science in Management from DePaul University and his Master of Business Administration from the Loyola University Chicago.
James ChenExecutive DirectorInfrastructure InvestmentsTokyoChen, James0|0Mr. Chen focuses on diversified infrastructure investments and is located in our Tokyo office. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Chen was an Associate Principal in the Global Infrastructure and Natural Resources Department at the Abu Dhabi Investment Council, where he performed industry analysis, company due diligence, financial modeling, valuation, and deal structuring for co-investments and fund investments. Previously, he was an Associate in the Investment Management Division of Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners. Mr. Chen received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Northwestern University.
Brian W. SullivanManaging DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsNew YorkSullivan, Brian W.0|0Mr. Sullivan is a member of the Private Equity, Real Estate, and Infrastructure Investment Committee and serves on the Global Investment Council. He is also a member of the Strategic Investments Investment Committee. Mr. Sullivan leads the secondaries investment team and is focused on sourcing and executing secondary investment opportunities, portfolio management and leadership of the secondary team. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Sullivan was a Partner at Paul Capital, where he focused on secondary investments and was a member of the firm’s investment committee. Prior to that, Mr. Sullivan spent two years as a business strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group and five years as an Officer in the U.S. Navy as a member of the (surface fleet) nuclear propulsion program. 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. SullivanManaging DirectorCorporate FinanceChicagoSullivan, Kathleen P.0|0Ms. Sullivan is the firm's Chief Accounting Officer and oversees the firm's corporate accounting and financial reporting. Additionally, Ms. Sullivan serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Grosvenor Registered Funds. She also serves on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Sullivan worked in the Financial Services Department for Hyatt Corporation. Previously, she worked in the Audit Practice at the Deloitte and Touche, L.L.P. Chicago office. Ms. Sullivan also worked in the Finance Department at Knowledge Universe in Los Angeles. Prior to that, 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. Ms. Sullivan graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of St. Francis. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Akhil K. UnniManaging DirectorInfrastructure InvestmentsNew YorkUnni, Akhil K.0|0Mr. Unni focuses on diversified infrastructure investments and is located in our New York office. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Unni was the Vice President and Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Quantum Utility Generation, LLC. At Quantum, Mr. Unni led due diligence and financing activities for direct investments. Previously, Mr. Unni spent two years with the firm 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. Previously, Mr. Unni was an Associate in Corporate Development at US Power Generating Company. Mr. Unni also worked as a Director of Financial Analysis 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. VaccaroExecutive DirectorFinanceNew YorkVaccaro, Joseph J.0|0Mr. Vaccaro heads the Investment Data Management (“IDM”) Team responsible for information, data and document management. The IDM Team also provides operational and system support across the firm. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Vaccaro was a Senior Accountant at Deloitte & Touche LLP in the Investment Management Services Group. Mr. Vaccaro received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting cum laude from St. John’s University.
Oleg VodatinskyExecutive DirectorFinance 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 in 2006, Mr. Vodatinsky was a Tax Manager in the Financial Services division of Ernst & Young LLP, 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, where he focused on securities broker/dealers and hedge funds. Previously, 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 and his Master of Science in Taxation 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 ParekhManaging DirectorInfrastructure InvestmentsLondonParekh, Ravi0|0Mr. Parekh focuses on diversified infrastructure investments. He leads our European infrastructure business and is located in our London office. He is responsible for deal sourcing, investment due diligence and execution, and client portfolio construction and management. His experience includes investments in conventional and renewable power generation, telecommunications infrastructure, regulated utilities, water, waste, transport, and PPP/PFI projects across Europe, North America and Asia. He serves on numerous corporate boards, including Vantage Data Centers, University College London Hospital, and Edge Orbital Holdings, Ltd. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Parekh was part of the Investment team at Tokum Capital Management, L.P., a fundamental long/short equity fund. Prior to that, Mr. Parekh was an Analyst in Goldman Sachs’ investment banking division focused on technology, media and telecommunications infrastructure. Mr. Parekh received his Bachelor of General Law and his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Mumbai and his Master of Science in Finance, Beta Gamma Sigma, from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Michael RendinaExecutive DirectorLabor & Government StrategiesChicagoRendina, Michael0|0Mr. Rendina is focused on infrastructure investments and labor and government strategies and initiatives. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Rendina spent more than 18 years managing some of the most heated political and issue advocacy campaigns across the country. He successfully managed nationally targeted U.S. Congressional and Senate campaigns and led critical legislative efforts at both the Municipal and State levels. His legislative work has taken him from Capitol Hill to serving as Caucus Director of the Maryland Senate Democrats where he helped pass legislation that established a statewide progressive income tax. Mr. Rendina also led grassroots field efforts in Connecticut, Maryland and Florida to boost voter participation in key races, including Presidential elections. Most recently, Mr. Rendina served as Senior Advisor to the Mayor of Chicago and Director of the Office of Legislative affairs. In that role, Mr. Rendina successfully led negotiations and collaborated with labor organizations on a wide-range of policy and legislative initiatives, including those that established statutorily-mandated actuarial funding and dedicated revenue streams for public employee pensions, implemented a mandatory paid sick leave policy for all public and private employees, established labor peace for concessions and airline employees at both O’Hare and Midway Airports, and secured $1 billion in funding to revitalize Chicago’s transit lines. Mr. Rendina received his bachelor’s degree in International Economics and Politics and his Master of Arts in Political Management from George Washington University in Washington D.C. Mr. Rendina has served in advisory roles for various nonprofit organizations including the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and as an advisory board member of the Illinois Education Foundation board.
Jessica HolseyExecutive DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsNew YorkHolsey, Jessica0|0Ms. Holsey focuses on private equity diverse manager investments and small and emerging manager investments. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Holsey was President and Co-Founder of Susty Party, a consumer products company where she oversaw all aspects of the business including managing strategic relationships with key sales accounts, overseeing operations, new product development and production forecasting. Ms. Holsey began her career at Credit Suisse as an Analyst in Equity Sales and Trading before later joining the Customized Fund Investment Group as a private equity analyst focused on fund investments and co-investments. Ms. Holsey received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard College.
Keith E. FriedmanManaging DirectorAbsolute Return 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 member of the 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. 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 his Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with concentrations in Finance, Economics, Accounting, and Econometrics & Statistics.
Paul D. GuercioManaging DirectorFinanceChicagoGuercio, Paul D.0|0Mr. Guercio serves as co-head of the firm’s Fund Accounting and Analysis team, focusing the majority of his time on investments in absolute return strategies and strategic investments. Additionally, Mr. Guercio leads the Investor Operations team, responsible for client reporting and client onboarding across the firm. He is also a member of the firm’s Valuation Committee. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, he was an Auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP servicing the investment management industry. Mr. Guercio received his Bachelor of Arts with honors in Accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Todd HeniganExecutive DirectorLegal and ComplianceNew YorkHenigan, Todd0|0Mr. Henigan shares responsibility for the legal aspects of the firm’s fundraising and investment activities, among other responsibilities. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Henigan was an Associate in the Investment Funds Group at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP. Mr. Henigan earned his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting cum laude 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 Bar.
Erin KopferExecutive DirectorHuman ResourcesChicagoKopfer, Erin0|0Ms. Kopfer focuses on talent acquisition. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Kopfer was associated with McKinsey & Company in various talent acquisition roles, most recently as Manager of Recruiting. In this capacity, she was responsible for managing a recruiting team focused on campus and experienced hiring, setting the overall hiring strategy and developing recruiting metrics of the Business Technology Office team. Previously, Ms. Kopfer was the National Recruiting Coordinator and BA Program Coordinator at Deloitte Consulting, focused on their national diversity recruiting initiative and analyst program administration. She began her career at Pro Staff Personnel Services as Staffing Assistant and Recruiting Assistant. Ms. Kopfer received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Saint Mary’s College.
Brandon KaufmanExecutive DirectorHuman ResourcesNew YorkKaufman, Brandon0|0Mr. Kaufman is responsible for overseeing Compensation, Benefits, HRIS, and HR Data & Analytics for the firm. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Kaufman was a Senior Director, Global Head of Compensation, HRIS and HR Data & Analytics at General Atlantic. Previously, he served as Vice President, COO of Global Banking and Markets Compensation at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Vice President, Co-Head of Global HR Data & Analytics at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Kaufman also held analyst roles with Goldman Sachs in Portfolio Construction and Morgan Stanley in Equity Research. Mr. Kaufman received his Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from Rutgers University.
Christopher Jasper Executive DirectorFinanceChicagoJasper, Christopher0|0Mr. Jasper shares responsibility for the firm’s fund finance operations. Mr. Jasper received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from The Ohio State University.
Judy Y. SeidExecutive DirectorFinanceNew YorkSeid, Judy Y.0|0Ms. Seid shares responsibility for the firm’s finance operations, focusing on carry plans. Previously, she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of carried interest programs. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Seid was a Manager at Evercore Partners, where her responsibilities included financial reporting for their private equity funds. She began her career as a tax professional in the Financial Services Department at KPMG LLP. Ms. Seid received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Baruch College. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
Haim IzraelExecutive DirectorTechnologyChicagoIzrael, Haim0|0Mr. Izrael is responsible for enterprise engineering and architecture. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Izrael was a consultant with CSC Consulting Group, where his responsibilities included the architecture and implementation of adjudication system modernizations for a major US health insurance provider. Previously, he was a consultant with T-Wack Software Group, where he was responsible for various projects including architecture and implementation of an application suite to support Environmental Health and Safety in a global medical device manufacturer. Mr. Izrael received his Bachelor of Physics from University of Chicago and his Master of Computer Science from DePaul University.
Steven MassauaExecutive DirectorClient GroupNew YorkMassaua, Steven0|0Mr. Massaua shares responsibility for business development, client service, and consultant relations. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, 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. Mr. Massaua began his career at UBS Wealth Management as a Financial Advisor and later, as an Assistant Vice President. Mr. Massaua received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Hofstra University.
Jonathan HirschtrittManaging DirectorStrategy 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. Previously, 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 with his Bachelor of Arts in Diplomatic History from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar.
Xia WangExecutive DirectorClient GroupHong 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 in 2009, Ms. Wang was a Senior Associate on the Research Team in London at Copal Amba, a Moody’s subsidiary, 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 and her Master in Finance from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School in 2007.
Brian GrzywaczExecutive DirectorFinanceNew YorkGrzywacz, Brian0|0Mr. Grzywacz shares responsibility for the firm’s fund finance operations, with a focus on private equity, real estate and infrastructure investments, where he oversees performance analysis. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Grzywacz was a Senior Account Controller with State Street Corporation, 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.
Kristi N. TeagueExecutive DirectorFinanceChicagoTeague, 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. Previously, Ms. Teague was an Associate in the Client Services group, where she was primarily responsible for completing requests for proposals and requests for information from prospects, clients and consultants. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, 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 her 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 DirectorAbsolute Return StrategiesHong KongHan, Wing Yan Theresa0|0Ms. Han is the strategy head for Asia and other globally oriented strategies, serves on the Global Investment Council, and is located in the Hong Kong office. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, she was a Managing Director at China Investment Corporation, where she co-managed the hedge fund allocation portfolio. Previously, 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. Prior to Value Partners, 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. 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 EnrightExecutive DirectorLabor & Government StrategiesChicagoEnright, Joseph0|0Mr. Enright focuses on infrastructure investments and labor and government strategies for the firm. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Enright was in private practice as a construction attorney, advising contractors and developers on a wide range of project and labor-related issues, including collective bargaining agreements, project labor agreements, and public procurement matters. He also served on the Board of the Chicagoland Association of General Contractors, the leading Illinois association for signatory general 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 his Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago. He currently serves as an Advisor to the Labor Capital Strategies Fellowship Program at Georgetown University.
Michael W. MurawczykExecutive DirectorStrategic Investments GroupChicagoMurawczyk, Michael W. 0|0Mr. Murawczyk is Head of Portfolio Analytics for the Strategic Investments Group. He focuses on direct investing and co-investing 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. Previously, Mr. Murawczyk held various roles at Citadel LLC in the Global Equities department where he focused on energy, industrial and syndicate portfolios. He began his career at UBS LLC in the Global Equities business. Mr. Murawczyk received his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University.
Mayur ShahManaging DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsLondonShah, Mayur0|0Mr. Shah, Head of European Private Equity, leads 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 manages deal sourcing, due diligence, and relationship management. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Shah was 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 and his Master of Arts in Economics.
Jorge RamirezManaging DirectorLabor & Government StrategiesChicagoRamirez, Jorge0|0Mr. Ramirez focuses on labor and government strategies and initiatives and serves on the ESG Committee and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. 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 InvestmentsNew YorkRinklin, Matthew0|0Mr. Rinklin focuses on direct infrastructure investments and is located in our New York office. 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. While at Oaktree, Mr. Rinklin executed the acquisition of a large North American solid waste business and the merger with another large waste business to create the largest privately-held solid waste services company in the United States. He led the integration of the two entities and directed the initial public offering of the merged company. Mr. Rinklin also managed Oaktree’s investment in the largest marine terminal operator in the United States, including executing follow-on acquisitions and arranging several financings. 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. Over the course of his career, Mr. Rinklin has managed numerous investments that leveraged the benefits provided by unionized workforces, such as enhanced training, technical expertise and sound safety standards. He has also served on the boards of directors of private and public companies. Mr. Rinklin received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Ryan M. HannaManaging DirectorClient GroupChicagoHanna, Ryan0|0Mr. Hanna is the co-head of the business development group and focuses on sales strategy, client retention and product development. 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 Outsourced CIO (OCIO) 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 in the Global Derivatives group at 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 Client Group 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 Master of Business Administration from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst® designation.
Leila ArsanExecutive DirectorTechnologyNew YorkArsan, Leila0|0Ms. Arsan is responsible for IT operations and support and the management of IT services and systems supporting the firm’s end users and business processes. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Arsan was a Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP within the Financial Services Technology Consulting practice, focusing on IT projects that assisted large financial services firms with strategy development, organizational assessment, project management, and cost reduction. She began her career as a Management Analyst and Senior Consultant at BearingPoint, which was acquired by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Arsan received her Master of Engineering and Computer Science from Telecom ParisTech.
Andrew Lettinga Executive DirectorFinanceChicagoLettinga, Andrew0|0Mr. Lettinga is Head of Operational Due Diligence and also leads the Valuation team. Before assuming these roles, Mr. Lettinga spent eight years as a senior member of the Operational Due Diligence team where he was responsible for performing the operational review and ongoing monitoring of investment managers, including the analysis of background investigations performed on managers. Previously, Mr. Lettinga spent five years as a member of GCM Grosvenor’s Treasury team responsible for cash and liquidity management, financing arrangements, foreign exchange, and counterparty risk management for the firm’s funds. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Lettinga was a consultant at Computer Science Corporation, providing business analyst support to clients in the financial services sector. Mr. Lettinga graduated from Wheaton College with his Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics and earned his Master of Business Administration with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Finance, Economics and Accounting.
Kevin P. BuchheitExecutive DirectorStrategy and Corporate DevelopmentChicagoBuchheit, Kevin P.0|0Mr. Buchheit focuses on the firm's strategic projects and corporate investment opportunities. Previously, he was a member of the Strategic Investments Group and shared responsibilities for investment sourcing, research, and execution. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Buchheit was a Senior Associate at Water Street Healthcare Partners, a middle market healthcare private equity firm, where he was responsible for investment execution, portfolio company management and industry research. Mr. Buchheit began his career at Morgan Stanley as an Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions / Corporate Finance group in Chicago. Mr. Buchheit graduated from the University of Notre Dame cum laude, receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics.
Stephen CammockExecutive DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsNew YorkCammock, Stephen0|0Mr. Cammock focuses on private equity, more specifically on emerging managers, middle market buyout and diverse managers. Mr. Cammock has extensive experience in underwriting co-investments, growth equity, secondary investment opportunities, and seeding opportunities, and is involved with deal sourcing and client relationship management. He is a recipient of the 2015 National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) Rising Star Award. Mr. Cammock received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Yale University.
Winston ChowExecutive DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsNew YorkChow, Winston0|0Mr. Chow focuses on private equity co-investments. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Chow was a Vice President at PineBridge Investments, where he carried out deal sourcing, structuring, and executing junior capital investments in the middle market space. Mr. Chow also worked for GE Capital Corporation, most recently as an Associate in the Global Sponsor Finance in New York, providing senior debt financing in middle market leveraged buyout transactions. Mr. Chow previously was an Associate at Comdisco Ventures, responsible for investing venture debt into early-stage technology companies. He began his career as a Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Chow received his Bachelor of Science in Economics, with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management, from the University of Pennsylvania.
Rajen GokaniExecutive DirectorAbsolute Return StrategiesLondonGokani, Rajen0|0Mr. Gokani is the Head of European Absolute Return Strategies and is based in the London office. He is responsible for leading investment research and manager monitoring with a focus on European and other globally orientated strategies. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Gokani held various roles at HSBC in the Global Research department. He worked in equity research in London, covering clean energy and ESG investments. He was also based in Hong Kong where he worked as an Emerging Markets fixed income strategist. Mr. Gokani received his Bachelor of Science with first-class honors in Investment and Financial Risk Management from Cass Business School.
Rachel Sarnov HauptExecutive DirectorLegal and ComplianceChicagoHaupt, Rachel Sarnov0|0Ms. Haupt shares responsibility for the legal aspects of the firm’s fundraising and investment activities, among other responsibilities. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Haupt was a Vice President at Siguler Guff & Company. Ms. Haupt advised on transactional matters, including investment structuring and negotiation, corporate governance and cross-border regulatory matters. She began her career in Accounting and Operations at the former WestLB Mellon Asset Management. Ms. Haupt earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northwestern University and her Juris Doctor cum laude from DePaul University College of Law. She is a member of the Illinois Bar.
Mark StachnikExecutive DirectorCorporate FinanceChicagoStachnik, Mark0|0Mr. Stachnik shares responsibility for the firm's corporate finance operations. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, he was associated with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, most recently as a Director in the Transaction Services Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services Group. Mr. Stachnik received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and his Master of Science in Taxation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Kevin NickelberryManaging DirectorPrivate Equity InvestmentsNew YorkNickelberry, Kevin0|0Mr. Nickelberry co-heads the firm’s private equity co-investment practice and is responsible for deal sourcing and investment underwriting activities. He has over 22 years of private equity origination, execution, and post-acquisition experience. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Nickelberry spent 17 years at Investcorp International Inc., where he invested in middle market companies across multiple sectors, served as a Director for various portfolio companies, and was a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Previously, Mr. Nickelberry executed growth equity and leveraged buyout investments at J.P. Morgan Partners and began his career in the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Nickelberry received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Morehouse College and his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Northside Center for Child Development in New York City.
Amy WierengaManaging DirectorRisk ManagementNew YorkWierenga, Amy0|0Ms. Wierenga is the firm’s Chief Risk Officer and is responsible for global risk strategy and oversight. She is a member of the Absolute Return Strategies Investment Committee and the Private Equity, Real Estate and Infrastructure Investment Committee. She also serves on the Global Investment Council and the ESG Committee. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Wierenga spent 12 years at BlueMountain Capital Management. At BlueMountain, Ms. Wierenga was a Partner and served as Chief Risk Officer overseeing Risk and Portfolio Construction. She also led BlueMountain’s Treasury and Operations functions during her tenure. Previously, Ms. Wierenga was with Merrill Lynch in the Global Rates and FX trading division and the Federal Reserve Bank where she was a commissioned Bank Examiner and Market and Liquidity Risk Specialist. Ms. Wierenga received her Bachelor of Science in Economics and Bachelor of Arts in Music cum laude from Butler University and her Master of Business Administration in Analytic Finance, Econometrics & Statistics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She chairs the Endowment and Investment Committee as a member of the Board of Trustees of Butler University, is a member of the Board of Advisors for Rutgers RTWS, and was recognized by the Hedge Fund Journal as one of the 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds in 2018.
Andrew MasnikExecutive DirectorFinanceChicagoMasnik, Andrew0|0Mr. Masnik shares responsibility for the firm’s fund finance operations. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, he was a Senior Associate in the Assurance and Advisory Business Services group at Ernst & Young LLP, where he evaluated financial statements and internal control environments for hedge funds. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Finance, and International Studies from Indiana University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Shawn MenzExecutive DirectorReal Estate InvestmentsNew YorkMenz, Shawn0|0Mr. Menz is involved in all aspects of the firm’s real estate practice, including deal sourcing, structuring, due diligence, asset management, and managing client relationships. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Menz was a Real Estate Investment Banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he executed over $20 billion of strategic and financing transactions. Previously, he led the daily hospitality operations of Big Timber Lake Camping Resort, and before that Mr. Menz was a Construction Manager for the T.W. Lewis Company, where he managed project and asset level development operations. He received his Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and his Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Emily Moore Executive DirectorMarketingChicagoMoore, Emily0|0Ms. Moore manages data communications and automation initiatives for the Marketing Team. Previously, she worked in the firm’s Technology group focused on systems development. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Moore worked as a software developer at various financial and technology firms, including Arthur Andersen, LLP. Ms. Moore received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University.
Kenny Parzgnat Executive DirectorClient GroupChicagoParzgnat, Kenny0|0Mr. Parzgnat shares responsibility for business development, client service and consultant relations. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Parzgnat was responsible for servicing existing client accounts and cultivating new client relationships as a Vice President at GE Capital. Previously, Mr. Parzgnat worked as an Investment Consultant for Calamos Investments where he was responsible for growing the firm’s mutual fund and separately managed account businesses. Prior to that, he worked as a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones Investments. Mr. Parzgnat received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana and his Master of Business Administration from the Kenan Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Mo SaraiyaExecutive DirectorReal Estate InvestmentsNew YorkSaraiya, Mo0|0Mr. Saraiya is involved in all aspects of the firm’s real estate practice, including deal sourcing, due diligence, asset management, portfolio constructing, and managing client relationships. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Saraiya worked for CIM Group as a Vice President – Investments, responsible for sourcing, structuring and executing real estate debt and equity investments in the residential, office, retail, hospitality, and industrial sectors across North America. Previously, Mr. Saraiya worked at Friend Skoler & Company, a generalist private equity firm investing in middle market companies, and subsequently worked in general management roles for private equity portfolio companies including Hopkins Manufacturing as the Director of Operations Analysis, and Philosophy, Inc., as a Strategic Planning Associate. Prior to that, he worked for The Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm. Mr. Saraiya received his Bachelor of Economics with a concentration in Finance from The Wharton School, his Bachelor of Systems Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, and his Master of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate from Columbia Business School.
Michael SullivanExecutive DirectorLegal and ComplianceChicagoSullivan, Michael0|0Mr. Sullivan serves as Chief Compliance Officer of the firm’s registered funds and supports the firm’s compliance program. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Sullivan worked as a consultant, providing compliance consulting services to investment advisors, hedge funds and private equity funds. Previously, Mr. Sullivan was Director of Compliance at Charles Schwab, where he built and managed compliance programs and advised the portfolio management, research, trading and other business groups on fund and adviser compliance. Prior to that, he was a Compliance Analyst at AXA Rosenberg Investment Management, LLC, an Assistant Vice President at Wellington Management Company, LLP, and a Vice President in the compliance department at Bank of America. Mr. Sullivan began his compliance career at Fidelity Investments as a Senior Legal Product Manager in its Corporate Legal Department. Mr. Sullivan received his Bachelor of Administration in Anthropology from Vassar College and his Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.
Brian ZambieExecutive DirectorFinanceChicagoZambie, Brian0|0Mr. Zambie shares responsibility for the firm’s fund finance operations and heads the accounting and operations of the firm’s direct trading initiatives. Previously, Mr. Zambie was a member of the Operational Due Diligence group where he shared responsibilities for the operational and internal controls review and ongoing operational monitoring of investment managers. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Zambie was a Senior Auditor in the Financial Services Industry Practice of Deloitte & Touche, LLP. He began his career at Arthur Andersen, L.L.P. Mr. Zambie graduated from Miami University with his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Dasha ZiskaExecutive DirectorFinanceChicagoZiska, Dasha0|0Ms. Ziska shares responsibility for the firm's corporate financial planning and analysis function. Previously she was a member of the Operational Due Diligence group performing operational review and ongoing monitoring of investment managers, including the evaluation and analysis of background investigations performed on managers. Prior to this, she was a member of the firm’s Fund Accounting and Analysis Team. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, she was in the Assurance and Advisory Business Services Group at Ernst & Young, LLP, most recently as a Senior Associate, where she managed operations of financial statement audits in the financial services industry. Ms. Ziska received her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Finance with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Master of Business Administration with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
J.B. KileyManaging DirectorClient GroupNew YorkKiley, JB0|0Mr. Kiley shares responsibility for business development, client service and consultant relations. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Kiley was a Managing Director in KKR’s Client and Partner Group where he served as a senior relationship manager to U.S. institutional investors across KKR’s entire product suite. Prior to KKR, he was an alternative investment product specialist within Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Before joining GSAM, Mr. Kiley was a relationship manager in the pension solution groups of both Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley. Mr. Kiley has worked with institutional investors on issues related to alternative investments, synthetic beta solutions, complex portfolio restructurings, and ALM since 1999. Mr. Kiley received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Washington and Lee University.
Steve McMillanManaging DirectorAbsolute Return StrategiesUKMcMillan, Steve0|0Mr. McMillan is co-head for credit strategies and is based in the London office. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, he worked at credit hedge fund BlueMountain Capital where he was Head of Fund Management and CEO of BlueMountain’s European business. Prior to that, Mr. McMillan was Head of Fixed Income at Lloyds Bank Pensions managing all of the pension schemes credit and fixed income assets. Mr. McMillan received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economics from University of Essex and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Shannon CrowleyManaging DirectorMarketingChicagoCrowley, Shannon 0|0Ms. Crowley leads the firm’s Marketing team and oversees marketing and communications. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, she was Head of Institutional Client Segment Marketing for Nuveen where she established the client marketing organization, strategy and infrastructure. Previously, Ms. Crowley held several marketing roles at Wells Fargo, most recently as Head of Institutional and Strategic Business Segments Marketing at Wells Fargo Asset Management building brand and driving engagement and market penetration with internal and external clients. She began her career at Van Kampen Investments where she developed channel and firm-specific marketing plans to increase sales within key distributors.
Jena ParkinsonExecutive DirectorFinanceNew YorkParkinson, Jena0|0Ms. Parkinson shares responsibility for the firm's corporate finance operations with a focus on financial reporting and accounting policy. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, she was the Director of Financial Reporting at Greenhill and a Vice President of Financial Reporting with Goldman Sachs. She began her career at Ernst & Young and left the firm as a resident in the national professional practice office. Ms. Parkinson received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Harding University and her Master of Accountancy from Vanderbilt University. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
Kevin FraserExecutive DirectorFinanceNew YorkFraser, Kevin0|0Mr. Fraser shares responsibility for the firm’s tax operations, overseeing corporate tax and the global tax provision. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Fraser was Vice President of Global Tax Accounting with KKR & Co. Inc. focusing on the quarterly preparation of the global income tax provision. Before joining KKR, he was a Senior Manager in the Tax Management Consulting group of Deloitte Tax L.L.P. performing tax accounting and technology consulting for mainly publicly traded, multi-national corporations in several industries. Mr. Fraser also served as a Senior Tax Manager with GE Capital in their Energy Financial Services business. Mr. Fraser received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Management Information Systems from Northeastern University and his Masters in Accountancy from Bentley University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Brad BallardManaging DirectorClient GroupTorontoBallard, Brad0|0Mr. Ballard shares responsibility for business development, client service and consultant relations. He is located in the Toronto office. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Ballard led Partners Group’s Canadian business and focused on Canadian institutional investors. Previously, he worked at BlackRock Canada within their Institutional Client Business. Prior to that, Mr. Ballard was with Deutsche Bank working in Global Credit Trading. He began his career at TD Securities. Mr. Ballard received his Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University and his Master of Business Administration from York University.
Maria LennoxExecutive DirectorLegal and ComplianceNew YorkLennox, Maria0|0Ms. Lennox shares responsibility for ensuring that the firm maintains compliance with various state, federal and international regulations, and is primarily focused on corporate governance and public company matters. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Lennox was Senior Counsel at Apollo Global Management, Inc. where she was responsible for corporate governance, SEC reporting, equity plan administration and general corporate matters. Previously, Ms. Lennox was a corporate attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where she was a member of its Capital Markets group representing companies and financial institutions in a variety of corporate transactions. She began her career as a legal assistant at Proskauer Rose LLP in its Real Estate group. Ms. Lennox received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Fordham University and her Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School. She is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars.
Tetsuya KuboChairman of the Board - GCMJGCM Investments Japan K.K.TokyoKubo, Tetsuya0|0Mr. Kubo is Chairman of the Board of GCM Investments Japan K.K. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Kubo was a Director of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. since June 2016. Mr. Kubo served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. from April 2013 to April 2016. Mr. Kubo joined Sumitomo Bank, Ltd. in April 1976 and started his career focused on the capital markets division including a wide range of experience in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and New York. During his career, Mr. Kubo was seconded to the Economic Planning Agency of the Japanese Government and attended Harvard Law School. Mr. Kubo received his Bachelor of Law from Kyoto University. He has been a member of Japan Advisory Group of London Stock Exchange Group since 2018.
Roza BibermanManaging DirectorRisk ManagementNew YorkBiberman, Roza0|0Ms. Biberman is responsible for global risk strategy and oversight. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Biberman was Head of Risk – US for Graticule Asset Management Asia. Prior to GAMA, Ms. Biberman was a Senior Risk Officer and Quantitative Risk Strategist at Fortress Liquid Markets. Prior to joining Fortress, she was a Portfolio Market Risk Analyst at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. She started her career as a Lead Application Developer of Fixed Income Portfolio Management Systems at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Ms. Biberman received her Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Economics from New York University and her Master of Business Administration in Quantitative Finance and Strategy from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
John MorrisonManaging DirectorInsurance SolutionsNew YorkMorrison, John0|0Mr. Morrison is Head of GCM Grosvenor Insurance Solutions, leading the firm’s efforts to provide alternative investment solutions to insurance company balance sheets globally. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Morrison was a Managing Director at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. where he co-led KKR’s efforts in insurance company business development and helped provide solutions for KKR’s insurance company asset management clients. Previously, he was a Vice President in Insurance Asset Management with Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) where he was involved with insurance company asset raising and client coverage in both the US domestic market and the Bermuda market. Mr. Morrison received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Georgetown University and his Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He volunteers his time as Vice Chairman of The Board of Trustees for Brooklyn Jesuit Prep, a middle school serving low-income families of diverse races, ethnicities, and faiths in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Piyush VoraManaging DirectorFinanceNew YorkVora, Piyush0|0Mr. Vora serves as Head of Internal Audit. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, he was with the Risk & Financial Advisory practice at Deloitte & Touche, LLP focusing on Internal Audit Transformation where he advised large teams on multi-location client engagements to provide innovative, practical and sustainable solutions. Previously, Mr. Vora was a Managing Director at DLA LLC where he led and directed the internal audit group and achieved significant growth in the internal audit practice. Prior to that, he was an Enterprise Compliance Leader for GE Capital and GE Capital Real Estate where he led a team of Compliance professionals and owned the development, implementation and management of key aspects of the Core Compliance Program. Mr. Vora started at General Electric Company’s Corporate Business Unit as the Global Head of Internal Audit. He joined GE after several years with Deloitte & Touche, LLP where he was a Senior Manager in the Enterprise Risk Services group providing guidance to global clients in Internal Audit assessments, Compliance, and Risk assessments to effectively address risks. Mr. Vora received his Bachelor of Commerce from University of Bombay and his Master of Business Administration in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is a Chartered Accountant, a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor.