Since he founded Constellation in 2008, Boris has focused his efforts on working with traditional and alternative investment management clients, and assisting investors with their due diligence, accounting, compliance and infrastructure needs. Boris serves as an independent expert in the resolution of disputes, including valuation matters and industry standard of care, among other investment management issues. A seasoned executive with over 25 years of investment management experience, Boris is a member of boards of directors and special advisory boards for investment management and alternative investment management firms. Previously Boris served as CEO, CFO and COO at Dreman Value Management, a $20 billion asset management firm, and Partner and National Hedge Fund Director at Deloitte, where he built and managed the firm’s investment management consulting practice. Other roles include CFO of a hedge fund, Vice President in charge of accounting and administration, and Controller at an investment management firm. Boris received his B.S. degree in Accounting and Finance at New York University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.
Since joining Constellation in early 2009, Greg has focused his efforts directing teams on buy side due diligence, regulatory and compliance requirements, operational assessments, internal controls, and working with traditional and alternative investment management clients and their institutional allocators. Across Constellation’s client base, Greg coordinates relationships with executive management, and oversees project execution teams for formal reporting and remediation of any potential concerns of clients. He is responsible for the due diligence and consultative services lines as well as the implementation and ongoing maintenance of client regulatory and compliance programs, including directing teams in response to a client’s regulatory examination or inquiry. Greg has extensive expertise advising hedge funds, private equity firms, investment advisors, endowments, foundations, trusts, family offices, high net worth individuals, fund administrators, prime brokers, and other financial institutions. Prior to Constellation, Greg was employed with Deloitte & Touche where he was responsible for the delivery of alternative investment consultative and attest services to hedge funds and private equity firms. Greg received his Bachelor’s degree with a Double Major in Finance and Economics at the University of Western Ontario. Professional affiliations include the Investment Banking Institute and CAIA.
Chuck leads Constellation’s team on all regulatory and compliance engagements. He has extensive experience working with traditional and alternative investment managers on regulatory compliance requirements, structures and programs, ongoing compliance monitoring, testing protocols and the management and coordination of regulatory exams and reviews. Prior to Constellation, Chuck was the Head of Regulatory and Compliance Services at JPMorgan Chase Bank where he led a team of 54 professionals that provided fund administration, regulatory, and post-trade compliance support for investment company, investment advisory and pension plan clients. He also served as the CCO and Counsel at Ironwood Investment Management, Senior Regulatory Counsel at BISYS Fund Services and was an Associate at Goodwin Procter. Chuck received his JD/MBA (magna cum laude) from Syracuse University and his Bachelors at The American University. He is a member of the ABA and is admitted in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Paul is responsible for the oversight and provision of advisory and support services to Constellation’s clients with finance and investment operations, middle office infrastructure, information technology, and due diligence needs. Paul has over 17 years of experience with buy side investment management firms, multi-family offices, and custodial banks. He has extensive background in leading middle and back office operations within the alternative and traditional asset management space. Prior to his role at Constellation, Paul was the Director of Operations of Dreman Value Management, a $20 billion asset management firm where he managed a team of operations professionals responsible for all middle office functions including investment accounting, reconciliation, trade support, cash management, collateral management, security valuation, corporate actions, proxy voting and client reporting. Additionally, he served as Director of Operations of a $600 million multi-family office where he managed the day-to-day operations of the firm, including information technology, compliance, administration, finance, human resources, and facilities. Paul received his bachelor’s degree in Global Economics from Stockton University and a MBA in Finance and Real Estate from Rutgers Business School.
Edward Tedeschi serves as an independent Senior Board Advisor on Constellation’s Advisory Board. Ed brings nearly 40 years of professional experience in the financial services industry, including strategic, financial, regulatory, operational and business advisory experience. Over his career he has worked with private equity firms, hedge funds, investment advisors, endowments, foundations, family offices, and prime brokers, as well as other financial institutions as an operator, advisor, consultant and member of executive management. Ed’s experience includes Advisory Partner for KPMG Alternative Asset Group, Chief Operating Officer for Genesis Merchant Group, Founder and CEO of HC Associates and Senior Vice President for Morgan Stanley, among others. His career commenced with Goldman Sachs. In addition, he has served on/or chaired various audit, compensation, business development, regulatory and deal integration committees. Ed’s industry tenure has permitted him to develop a unique and diverse base of skills in various areas of the financial system, including all alternative and asset management verticals, finance and treasury management, spinouts, new business launches and acquisitions. He also possesses a particular expertise in regard to the unique challenges encountered by the Family Office Community. Ed maintains a variety of client relationships and professional affiliations and is a trusted industry advisor.
As a senior member of the Constellation team, Rob leverages his 20-plus years of experience in government and the private sector to assist clients in governmental risk, due diligence, service provider selection, and dispute resolution issues. Rob has served in key strategic and legislative development roles in the U.S. Congress, working with the committees of jurisdiction in the areas of banking and financial services. He liaises with regulatory agencies and works to assist clients in understanding and communicating the ever-changing legislative and regulatory environment. Over the past several years, along with executing client engagements, Rob has served as a consulting expert in disputes arising from suitability issues, service provider responsibilities, and operational due diligence, among others. He has spoken domestically and internationally on investment management issues, and particularly on those pending before governmental entities. In addition to his work with Constellation, Rob serves on the Board of Directors for investment management and charitable organizations.
Paul oversees the use of Information Technology (IT) at Constellation. He is responsible for developing the company’s IT strategy and ensuring that all systems necessary to support its operations and objectives are in place. Paul leads the strategic planning process by developing and implementing the applicable strategies, tactics and action plans that address the technology risks and vulnerabilities of the organization. Paul brings over 30 years of global corporate information technology experience to Constellation and has worked with hedge funds managers, investment advisors, fund administrators, prime brokers, and other financial institutions. Prior to joining Constellation, Paul spent seven (7) years managing client facing applications at Credit-Suisse. Paul received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Rutgers University and a Master of Science degree in Management Science from Lehigh University.
Steven is a Managing Director within Constellation’s Regulatory and Compliance Group and a licensed attorney admitted in the State of Texas. Steven oversees the development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of clients’ compliance programs, including ongoing execution, conducting annual reviews, mock examinations and providing advisory services to Constellation’s client base. He has over 20 years of legal, regulatory and compliance experience covering registered investment advisers, hedge funds, private equity firms, broker-dealers, and venture capital funds. Prior to joining Constellation, Steven served as Senior Regional Counsel for FINRA for nearly 5 years, where he led the investigation and prosecution of high profile matters relating to broker-dealer violations. He also served for nearly 12 years at the SEC as a Senior Enforcement Attorney focusing on various securities law violations within the investment management industry. Prior to that, Steven spent nearly 6 years in private practice as a litigator. He holds a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University.
Lusine serves as Managing Director of the Regulatory and Compliance Group, based in San Francisco. Lusine joined Constellation after serving as Vice President at Cordium, and previously as Legal Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Legato Capital Management, LLC. Lusine also spent nearly eight years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) as a Supervisory General Attorney and Attorney-Adviser. Prior to the SEC, Lusine was an attorney at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP serving investment management clients, a compliance analyst with BA Investment Services, Inc., and an examiner with FINRA. Lusine earned her Juris Doctorate from Tulane Law School and a Masters of Law from Boston University School of Law. Lusine is admitted to the California and Pennsylvania (inactive) Bar.
Lindsay has over 15 years of experience in the management and professional development field. In her role as Chief of Staff, Lindsay oversees key components of Constellation’s infrastructure; including strategy, human resources, training, recruiting, onboarding, employee benefits, talent-development, performance management, and employee well-being. Lindsay is also responsible for the execution of strategic initiatives and ensuring effective decision making in key areas that contribute to the long-term success of the firm. Prior to joining Constellation Lindsay was the Assistant Vice President for a retail bank in North Carolina and spent several years in marketing and personnel training at a community bank. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree at Champlain College, a private college in Vermont.
Maria is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State with over eighteen (18) years of experience working within the alternative investment industry. Most recently Maria was the VP of accounting and operations at Titan Advisors LLC (“Titan”) and Saguenay Strathmore Capital LLC (“Saguenay”). Prior to her time at Titan and Saguenay, she was a CFO of two hedge funds and worked at Ramius Capital Group LLC (“Ramius”) within the accounting department during a period of rapid growth for the firm. Over her career Maria has worked with and gained a deep understanding of a wide range of trading strategies including credit/distressed; private equity, fund of funds, long-short, event driven, merger and convertible arbitrage, PIPEs, and emerging markets utilizing a range of derivative products. She has an in-depth understanding of accounting and operational workflows and processes, U.S. GAAP, valuation, financial statement preparation and analysis, side pocket accounting, complex management and incentive fees, private equity accounting focusing on carried interest/waterfall calculations, project management, software implementations and has experienced first-hand the business challenges facing investment managers. Maria began her career as an auditor in public accounting at Goldstein Golub Kessler LLP working with hedge funds, broker dealers and clearing brokers. She holds a Masters in Finance from New York University.
At Constellation, Andy partners with fund managers as an outsourced CFO with a focus on private equity and real estate. He has extensive experience in helping new fund managers set up their accounting and reporting functions to enable them to focus on their business of investing. Before joining Constellation, he spent over ten years at Capital Analytics (now MUFG Investor Services) working in the fund administration of various middle market buyout, real estate, and mezzanine debt portfolios. There Andy managed the client relationships and oversaw all aspects of his clients’ financial reporting process including financial statement preparation and analysis, calculation and analysis of management fees, carried interest/waterfall calculations, performance returns, capital calls, distributions and financial highlights. Prior to Capital Analytics, he spent three years at Hudson Advisors, the administrator of Lone Star Funds. Andy began his career in public accounting with KPMG. He holds a BBA Degree in Accounting and Finance from Texas Tech University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas. Professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountant.
Gila serves on Constellation’s Regulatory & Compliance team. A licensed attorney admitted in New York and California, Gila brings extensive, hands-on experience in FINRA, SEC, NFA, CFTC, and MSRB matters. For Constellation she leads projects supporting the development, maintenance, and monitoring of client compliance programs. Gila began her career in financial services at Goldman Sachs, reviewing multi-million dollar ISDA agreements. Gila also work with Pali Capital, Inc., a boutique broker dealer serving institutions and high net worth individuals. During her six year tenure at Pali Capital, Inc., she built and ran the legal and compliance departments and was ultimately named the Head of Compliance and Chief Legal Officer, where she oversaw the growth of the firm from a single New York office to locations across the US and Europe. Gila subsequently supervised compliance matters at Marco Polo Securities, a Wall Street-based broker dealer, before moving to California and building a private, New York-based, bi-coastal securities law and compliance consulting practice and serving as the primary consultant for in-house legal and investment advisory matters for RND Consulting. Gila holds Series 7, 63, and 24 licenses and has completed the FINRA/Wharton Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP) Program.
Martin is a Director within Regulatory and Compliance team at Constellation with 20 years of compliance experience at registered investment advisers, hedge funds and mutual fund administrators. Martin’s previous roles have ranged from Chief Compliance Officer of a $5 billion boutique equity adviser to Vice President in the legal/compliance team of Symphony Asset Management LLC. He has also served at an $18+ billion multi-asset class adviser and subsidiary of Nuveen Investments, Inc. He brings extensive knowledge of the Investment Advisers Act, the Investment Company Act, Reg D, FINRA rules, CFTC rules, ERISA, AML, and GIPS. He specializes in applying a risk-based approach to constructing and administering compliance programs tailored for separate accounts, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, wrap accounts, and hedge funds. His expertise includes policies and procedures, monitoring, pay-to-play, marketing material, SEC filings, and annual compliance review. Martin earned the Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS) designation from Cannon Financial Institute, passed FINRA Series 7 and Series 63 license examinations, and received his B.A. Degree in finance and management from the University of Pittsburgh.
Gary executes on all accounting related services within the CFO services team. He has over ten years of experience in public accounting with an emphasis on accounting, audit and assurance services in the private client services sector, as well as experience providing consulting, risk management, and wind down services for investment managers, advisors, hedge funds and operating companies. Before Constellation he was an audit manager at a public accounting firm in New York, NY. Gary has spent a number of years working with clients in a range of industries. He has an in-depth understanding of accounting processes and operations, U.S. GAAP, and OCBOA methods, implementation and maintenance of accounting policies and systems, financial statement preparation and analysis; assessing audit risk relating to revenue recognition. He also has an understanding of fair value accounting and the requirements of ASC 820. Gary is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and a member of the Association of Chartered Accountants in the US (ACAUS).
Anastasia Borukhov is a member of the regulatory and compliance group at Constellation. Prior to joining Constellation, Anastasia was a Compliance Analyst at Partner Fund Management (PFM). Anastasia was previously a member of the Legal and Compliance team at a global, Swiss based private markets investment firm. Anastasia has experience in dealing with the regulatory and compliance issues affecting hedge funds and private equity firms in the US and foreign jurisdictions. Anastasia earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Mary’s College of California in Business Economics.
Elaine is a member of the CFO services team at Constellation Advisers. Prior to joining Constellation, she was an Associate Director at Apollo Global Management. Elaine was responsible for the accounting and finance functions on the investment manager's publicly traded Business Development Company ("BDC"), Apollo Investment Corp. She was instrumental in designing efficient accounting and operational processes and implementing new accounting and reporting tools for the company. Before Apollo, Elaine was an auditor in the Real Estate group at Ernst & Young, LLP where she primarily served on publicly traded mortgage Real Estate Investment Trusts ("REITs"). Her experience in working with various SEC registered, tax-exempt funds has allowed her to gain extensive knowledge in SEC reporting requirements, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and US GAAP accounting. Elaine is familiar with a multitude of debt investment structures such as senior secured loans, delayed draws, revolving credit, unitranche loans, bridge loans, subordinated debt/mezzanine loans, asset-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations, refinanced loans, and instruments with payment-in-kind ("PIK"). She also has experience with controlled and non-controlled equity investments. Elaine received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Travis is a Manager at Constellation where he focuses on working with hedge fund clients as an outsourced CFO as well as assisting clients with Form PF and CPO-PQR filings. He has experience working for a third party administrator as well as a background in public accounting providing audit and tax services to investment managers, private equity funds, hedge funds, fund-of- funds and broker-dealers. Travis is experienced in financial statement preparation and analysis, recalculation and analysis of management fees, carried interest/waterfall calculations, performance returns, capital calls, distributions and financial highlights. He also has an in-depth understanding of fair value accounting and the requirements of ASC 820 and ASC 815
John commenced his 16 year plus career in public practice with a focus on accounting and audit of retirement funds. Following this, he spent two years working within fund administration before moving into a large institutionalized management company. While in this role, John provided a full range of CFO services for a variety of listed and unlisted infrastructures, alternative investments and private equity funds, and he was the finance lead in a 12 month project on cash and account controls. Prior to joining Constellation, John also worked at a family office where he focused on financial, operational and investor relations functions. In addition to providing a dedicated, focused work acumen and broad knowledge base to meet clients’ needs, John also has extensive experience in the preparation of both US GAAP and IFRS financial statements. John is a member of the Chartered Accountant Australian and New Zealand (CA ANZ), and holds a Bachelor of Commerce.
Since joining Constellation in 2014, and launching our San Francisco office, Bart has focused his efforts on establishing and growing Constellation's West Coast presence across the hedge, private equity, venture capital and family office space. He has helped launch a variety of start-up investment structures by assisting them create and build out their trading, accounting, operations and compliance infrastructures. He has also assisted more mature entities in streamlining and updating critical operational controls. In addition, Bart overseas client relationships, and coordinates project execution teams for Constellation’s accounting, compliance, operations and consulting services. He has deep expertise in a variety of areas of investment management best practices and system integration which allows him to assist with operational due diligence projects on behalf of pensions, endowments and family offices. Bart has spent a combined 14 years in investment management on both the sell side and buy-side, including a tenure with notable firm Susquehanna International Group working in their Equity & Derivative Sales Group. Bart received a Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University.
Patrick provides accounting services as a member of the CFO services team. Prior to joining Constellation, Patrick served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at Empire Capital Management, a long/short technology-focused hedge fund, where he was responsible for handling daily financial management and operations, including reconciliations, contributions/redemptions, portfolio performance and rebalancing, deltas, prime brokerage management, NAV for trade allocations, commissions, option/short monitoring, and management company cash projections. Prior to Empire, Patrick was the COO of Avet Capital and was instrumental in improving monthly reconciliation and record keeping processes while effectively managing the combined roles of operations, finance, and investor relations. Before Avet Capital, Patrick served as the Controller at Para Advisors, Inc. Patrick has also worked at Bear Stearns and Klein & Profenna CPAs, and received an MBA from Pace University in Financial Management and a BA in Accounting from SUNY Oswego.
At Constellation, Patrick provides a variety of outsourced CFO services to alternative asset manager clients. Prior to joining Constellation, Patrick worked at Lazard Freres LLC, a publicly traded financial advisor and asset manager, where he was responsible for FOCUS reporting, as well as monthly financial reporting and analysis. Patrick began his career at Ernst & Young with a focus on broker dealers within the banking and capital markets industry. He has an in-depth understanding of accounting processes and operations, financial statement preparation and analysis, and has experience with fair value accounting and the requirements of ASC 820. Patrick received a B.S. in Accounting and Finance and a Masters of Accounting and Professional Consultancy from Villanova University. Professional affiliations include the AICPA and NYSSCPA.
Renata is a manager at Constellation where she provides accounting services as part of the CFO services team. Prior to joining Constellation, Renata worked at SEI, a tier 1 administrator, where she provided administrative services to investment funds and gained exposure to complex fee and fund structures and a wide variety of investments (e.g., fixed income, derivatives, equities, etc). She began her career working at regional and Big 4 professional services firms, where she provided audit and advisory services to hedge funds, private equity and fund of funds. Renata has an in-depth understanding of accounting processes and operations, including U.S. GAAP, as well as the implementation and maintenance of accounting policies and systems, and the preparation and analysis of financial statements. Renata received a BA in Accounting from Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College.
Michael is responsible for operational oversight and servicing the firm’s investment operations clients. Michael works directly with both traditional and alternative investment clients on designing and implementing operational workflows, portfolio accounting, investment attribution and exposure reporting, reconciliations, and operational risk-mitigation. Michael has extensive experience working in middle office operations for both the buy-side and sell-side. Prior to joining Constellation, Michael was the Head of Profit, Loss and Valuation for a $5.5+ billion multi-strategy alternative investment hedge fund where he managed a global team with locations in New York and London providing front-to-back middle office support services such as tracking unencumbered capital, OTC market value reconciliation, collateral management, illiquid asset price capturing, FAS157 reporting, independent month-end price testing, cash reconciliation and P&L modeling. Michael also spent several years as an analyst within derivative operations at a global investment bank. Michael holds a BBA degree, cum laude, in corporate finance from SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Management.
Luke is responsible for related management company and fund accounting across a variety of clients. With a background consisting of both public and private accounting for the alternative investment industry, Luke brings extensive industry knowledge to support clients in the back office functions of their business. Prior to joining Constellation, Luke worked at Angelo Gordon & Co, a privately-held registered investment advisor, where he handled all areas of accounting across several complex investment funds and gained exposure working with investment products within the RMBS/CMBS markets. Luke began his career working in the assurance field at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP with a focus on hedge funds, private equity funds, and real estate funds. Luke has extensive knowledge of the accounting industry including daily operations, process/software implementation, quarterly/annual compliance, Financial Statement preparation, and annual assurance of U.S. GAAP through financial statement audits. Luke received a BA in Economics from the University of Rochester and received his MSA/MBA with a concentration in accounting from Northeastern University.
Prior to joining Constellation's CFO team, Eugene was a senior fund accountant at Passport Capital where he managed internal NAV and partnership allocation reporting, periodic brokerage and custody account reconciliations, and daily cash management for multiple hedge funds, 40 Act, and separate account products. Prior to Passport, Eugene worked at a fund administrator where he gained exposure to fund-of-funds and private equity funds. His role involved, among other things, preparing NAV packages, IRR calculations and performance fee schedules for private equity funds. Eugene began his career with a nine year tenure at a hedge fund where he gained experience in portfolio accounting and hedge fund operations. Eugene received his B.S. with concentration in corporate finance and accounting from San Francisco State University.
Joshua is responsible for operational oversight and servicing the firm’s investment operations clients. Joshua works directly with both traditional and alternative investment clients on designing and implementing operational workflows, portfolio accounting, market value reconciliations, and operational risk-mitigation. Joshua has extensive experience working in back and middle office operations and business development in the hedge fund and asset management industries. Prior to joining Constellation, Joshua was a Senior Operations Analyst for a $7+ billion long-only global equity manager where he oversaw day to day back and middle office operations for pooled investments, CITs, and defined benefit programs. There he provided full trade life cycle support, reconciliation, and front to back support tracking client cash movements and providing performance reporting. Before that, Joshua spent several years as an Investment Operations and Business Development Consultant at large global institutional asset managers after beginning his career in hedge fund administration. Joshua received a BS in Finance from the Gabelli School of Business, Roger Williams University.
Gerardo provides clients with outsourced CFO and tax services. He has over eight years of experience providing U.S. tax compliance services for hedge funds, private equity funds, fund-of-funds, and real estate funds. Prior to joining Constellation, Gerardo held various roles including working at LS Power a $6+ billion private equity fund where he was responsible for federal, state, and corporate income tax compliance. Gerardo has also worked at two fund administrators: International Fund Services ( A State Street Company) and SS&C Technologies Inc. In these roles he provided tax services to various funds and advised clients on various tax issues including interacting with IRS during examinations. Gerardo received his BBA in Finance from Pace University and is an IRS Enrolled Agent.
Alex brings over a decade of experience to his role at Constellation, including several years as a senior fund accountant at Passport Capital. While at Passport, he managed the monthly closings and various reporting for onshore and offshore entities that managed over $4.5 billion. Alex was also charged with determining fair market measurements for the funds and prepared the annual financial statements. Prior to Passport, Alex worked at RS Investments and JP Morgan as an investment accountant were he gained experience in financial reporting, audit, and tax. Alex earned his bachelor's degree in Business Economics from the University of California Santa Barbara.
At Constellation Matt provides clients with outsourced CFO and tax services. Prior to joining Constellation, Matt spent over four years in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Private Company Services group performing tax compliance services to a diverse client portfolio, including private equity funds and family offices. He earned his B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Finance at James Madison University and his Certificate in Accounting at Fairfield University.
Steven works with SEC registered investment advisers, exempt reporting advisers and NFA member firms on regulatory compliance requirements, structures and programs, ongoing compliance monitoring, testing protocols and the management and coordination of regulatory exams and reviews. Steven has experience in the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as well as the general rules and regulations of the SEC, FINRA, CFTC/NFA, and relevant regulatory filings. He is also experienced in SEC Audits and NFA Examinations. Prior to joining Constellation's Regulatory & Compliance team, Steven was a Legal Specialist at Allianz Global Investors. In this role he worked on a variety of legal issues encompassing the Investment Company Act of 1940, state lobbying/gift laws, corporate governance and other securities laws. Steven started his legal career at AllianzGI as a summer intern in 2013. Prior to that, Steven was the Legislative Director to New York Assemblyman Charles Lavine. While at the Assembly, Steven oversaw the passage of over thirty bills through both houses of the Legislature. He also interned at the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office during the summer of 2012. A former small business owner, Steven incorporated eCampaign Solutions and provided social media consulting for clients ranging from an elected state official to a city court judge. He was recognized by the City and State as a "40 under 40" Rising Star in 2014. Steven earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University at Albany and his Juris Doctor from Albany Law School. He is a licensed attorney in New York.
Jess provides accounting services as a member of the CFO services team. Prior to joining Constellation, Jess worked in assurance at Ernst & Young LLP where he focused on hedge funds, private equity funds, mutual funds, fund of funds, and related management companies. Prior to EY, Jess worked in internal audit for a $1.5+ billion international law firm. Jess began his career at a Cohn Reznick, providing assurance services to clients across a wide variety of industries. Jess has an in-depth understanding of accounting processes and operations, the preparation and analyses of financial statements under U.S. GAAP, as well as fair value accounting and the requirements of ASC 820. Jess received a B.S. in Accounting from New York University and an MBA from Indiana University.
Prior to joining Constellation's CFO team, David worked for a fund administrator gaining experience across various areas of fund accounting, including working on valuations and middle office teams. His work exposed him to numerous hedge fund clients including large multi-strategy firms, credit and long/short equity funds. During this time, David’s primary responsibilities ranged from producing profit allocation statements, preparation of NAV reports, daily P&Ls, and the calculation of fund specific expenses such as management and incentive fees. David began his career working in London in a variety of financial service roles, and holds the CGMA designation (Chartered Global Management Accountant).
As a member of the Operations team, Brian works directly with alternative investment clients on trade processing, market value reconciliation, trade break resolution, and NAV support. Brian joined Constellation with 14 years of buy-side experience at a family office macro hedge fund where he worked closely with front office personnel. His extensive background in middle and back office operations include vanilla and exotic trade support for a variety of asset classes, reconciliation, cash management, security valuation, and NAV production. Brian received his B.S. in Finance at Pennsylvania State University and earned an MBA in Finance at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Prior to joining Constellation, Julia was a Fund Controller at Standish Management where she managed the accounting and investor relations for various private equity and venture capital firms. At Standish, Julia oversaw the client financial reporting processes including financial statement preparation and analysis, calculation of General and Limited Partner allocations, preparation of respective company Schedule of Investments (SOI), and the preparation of capital calls and distributions. Prior to Standish, Julia started her career in Public Accounting as an Auditor at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, where she gained experience working on a diverse slate of clients, including large publicly traded corporations, smaller privately-held companies, and government projects. At both Deloitte and Standish, Julia actively participated in recruiting for the firm, as well as holding several leadership and networking roles. Julia graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accounting and was appointed to the Student Leadership Group for the MSA program.
Alexandra is responsible for the continued growth of the Constellation brand through marketing, business development and sales efforts. Prior to joining Constellation, Alexandra worked in event management and client relations for a boutique hospitality group where she planned and executed a variety of corporate and social events. In this role Alexandra was also responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with the firm’s high-profile clients. She began her career in economic development, marketing and communications working at a business improvement district. Alexandra holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and International Business, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University at Buffalo.
Brian is a member of the Operations team at Constellation where he works alongside other team members to support client’s operational needs. Prior to joining Constellation, Brian was employed at Signalert Asset Management, a registered investment advisor (RIA), where he monitored separately managed accounts. He is experienced in calculating a daily P&L and providing trade execution/support for three senior portfolio managers. Brian received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Siena College.
At Constellation Lana works with clients to maintain all aspects of their financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecast preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures. Prior to joining Constellation, Lana was exposed to public, not-for-profit, and corporate accounting. She earned her B.S. in Public Accounting at Brooklyn College City University of New York.
Dimple is a member of the CFO services team at Constellation. Prior to joining Constellation, Dimple spent two years at Deloitte & Touche, LLP in the Investment Management division working as an Audit & Assurance Senior Assistant. She has experience working with the SEC registering mutual funds and has gained exposure to wide variety of investments, including fixed income, derivatives, and equities, among others. Dimple earned a B.S. in Accounting with a concentration in Management Information Systems (MIS) and Supply Chain Management from Rutgers University.
Patricia is a member of Constellation’s Operations team while providing support to the CFO services team. Prior to joining Constellation, Patricia worked at BNY Mellon in Alternative Investment Services as a Fund Accountant. At BNY Mellon, she worked in various aspects of accounting including NAV production, reconciliation, financial reporting, and project management. Prior to BNY Mellon, Patricia was an Operations Control Specialist at Millennium Management, a global multi strategy hedge fund. At Millennium, Patricia was responsible for oversight of all middle office and operations functions including trade support, P&L, pricing, corporate actions, and reconciliations across all product types. She was also responsible for portfolio and account maintenance, access and entitlement controls, and was a liaison with the fund administrator, external auditors, and offshore vendors. Patricia graduated from Wagner College with a B.S. in Business Administration and a M.S. in Accounting.
David started working in public accounting as an Associate with San Antonio based Armstrong Vaughan & Associates, working with homeowner associations and non-profits. Subsequent to Armstrong Vaughan, David joined Weaver & Tidwell as a Senior Audit Associate working in financial services, private equity, and non-profits. While at Weaver, David also gained exposure to midstream oil and gas, employee benefit plans, and government clients. David graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio where he earned a degree in both finance and accounting.
Mark is a member of the Regulatory & Compliance team at Constellation. Prior to joining Constellation, Mark worked as an associate at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where he represented large financial institutions in securities and M&A transactions. Mark has also developed expertise across a wide spectrum of financial services products while working at Charles Schwab and later at Edward Jones. Mark holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of California-Irvine and a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School.
Jaclyn is a member of the Regulatory & Compliance team at Constellation. Prior to joining Constellation, Jaclyn worked as a Compliance and Legal Intern for a registered investment adviser where she gained in-depth knowledge of fund of funds. Jaclyn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science from SUNY Albany and a Juris Doctor from Pace Law School.
Prior to joining Constellation Mark spent three and a half years at MUFG Bank. Ltd., formerly known as The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., where he was a loan administrator closer Analyst. His main priorities were to track legal commitments, monitor incoming activity for the P&L, reconcile flow of funds, and trade support from front to back end. Mark has an in-depth knowledge of bank debt documentation, commercial credit facilities, and loan trading. He received a Bachelor of Science. in Business Administration – Management and is scheduled to receive an MBA in Management from Montclair State University this August.
Ryan is a member of the regulatory and compliance team at Constellation. Prior to joining Constellation, Ryan worked as an Associate within the legal and compliance department at a large global alternative asset manager. During this time Ryan specialized in hedge funds, private equity, secondary transactions, co-investments and customized separate accounts. Ryan began his career as an Audit Associate at RSM US LLP, a leading U.S. middle market accounting firm. Ryan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Rutgers University.
Ali is a member of Constellation’s operations services team where she is responsible for supporting the firm’s middle office clients. Prior to Constellation, Ali worked with Citco Fund Service’s Enhanced Middle Office Group (EMO), the operations extension of an $11.5 billion multi-strategy alternative investment hedge fund complex. Ali specialized in the daily reconciliation, settlement, and break resolution for the fund’s global equity, debt, currency and commodity trades. Ali earned her B.A. in International Business and Trade and minor in Psychology at Florida Atlantic University, graduating cum laude. While attending FAU, Ali interned at The CommonWealth Group, a registered investment advisor, and Ibex Investments, a fund of hedge funds, assisting the regulatory and compliance team.
Ciara is experienced in providing financial administration services including financial reporting, net asset valuation and general fund management to large hedge funds. She is currently finishing her ACCA qualification and has gained exposure to the private accounting practice including servicing large retail groups. Ciara received her Bachelor of Commerce at University College Cork in Ireland.
As a member of Constellation's operations team, Mr. Kania works directly with alternative investment clients on trade processing, market value reconciliation, trade break resolution, and NAV support, while also working to mitigate operational risk factors. Prior to joining Constellation, Mr. Kania spent two years at BNY Mellon in Alternative Investment Services working as a Fund Administrator. Mr. Kania is experienced in providing client-centric operational services across a variety of asset classes. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Rutgers University.
Sheena is a member of the regulatory and compliance group at Constellation. Prior to joining Constellation, she worked as a Securities Litigation Intern at a registered investment advisory firm. During her internship Sheena gained valuable exposure to the various securities laws. Sheena earned a Bachelor degree in Political Science and Anthropology from Stony Brook University and a J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School. Sheena is a member of the New York State Bar.
Kris is a member of the regulatory and compliance group at Constellation. Kris joined Constellation after serving as a risk control officer for AllianceBernstein LP’s in its Institutional Equities business unit , where he assisted with various risk management initiatives for AB. Prior to AB, Kris worked for Fidelity Investments as a senior product manager for their legal product group. Kris holds a Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University, School of Law.
Amr is a member of the Operations team at Constellation. Prior to joining Constellation, Amr worked as an Associate with Concord International Investments L.P., an SEC registered investment adviser. Amr began his tenure with Concord International Investments in its compliance group before transitioning into operations for their Turkish and Egyptian funds. Prior to his employment with Concord, Amr gained experience in oil and gas investments, and insurance. Amr obtained his BSc in Business and Management from Queen Mary, University of London.
Dave is a member of the accounting and finance team at Constellation. He works closely with clients on a variety of financial management tasks including the establishment of accounting practices, bookkeeping and monthly/annual financial statement preparation, NAV review, budgeting/forecasting, and expense tracking. Prior to joining Constellation, Dave specialized in corporate accounting, startup business management, AP/AR, and human resources. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Bryan School of Business at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.