Officers and Management Committee
The Management Committee reviews the activity of the various Subcommittees and helps set the strategic direction of the Roundtable. The members of the Management Committee are selected annually by the Board. If you are interested in joining the Management Committee please email email@example.com.
The next Quarterly Open Management Committee Meeting will be Monday, March 18th at 5pm.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending.
Tim Selby is a Partner in the New York offices of the law firm of Alston & Bird. Tim's practice focuses on advising clients with respect to the structuring, formation and management of hedge funds, publicly offered and privately placed commodity pools, and private equity funds. Additionally, Tim is licensed as a CPA, current Chair of the Committee on Futures and Derivatives Regulation for the New York City Bar Association, a member of the Futures Industry Association, a member of the Lawyers Advisory Forum of the Managed Funds Association, and an advisory board member for FiduciaryX. Tim received his J.D. from St. John's University and earned an M.B.A and B.B.A. from Iona College.
David M. Cielusniak is currently the Chief Operating Officer to Moffett Research LLC. Prior to joining Moffett, Mr. Cielusniak was the Chief Operating Officer at Conquest Capital Group LLC, a quantitative macro hedge fund. He has also held positions as counsel to the Alternative Investment Division at Credit Suisse where he provided legal coverage to hedge funds and various alternative products; An attorney for the Alternative Investment Management Division at Lehman Brothers; And was a former Corporate/M&A associate for the law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Mr. Cielusniak graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University with a concentration in Finance and minor in Economics. He also holds a Juris Doctorate from the Fordham University School of Law.
Megan is currently at Brigade Capital Management, LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor. Prior to that she was an AVP at Legg Mason Global Asset Management where she covered Global Corporate Actions for Legg Mason affiliates around the world. Prior to joining Legg Mason, she was with Merrill Lynch. Megan graduated from Fairfield University with a concentration in International Business and is a published writer.
Gabrielle is the President and Founder of Connext Consulting Inc., a business development, strategic introductions, marketing, events and PR/IR consultancy. Prior to founding Connext, Gabrielle was VP of Business Development & Marketing for Southridge LLC. She was responsible for hedge fund marketing, public/investor relations and marketing financial products to global public companies. Before joining Southridge, Gabrielle worked for Kroll Inc., Grey Group Inc., and the investment banking division of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Throughout her career, Gabrielle has been an active volunteer and currently holds leadership positions with not-for-profit and philanthropic organizations focused on the financial services industry, women’s initiatives and children’s development. Notable affiliations include 100 Women in Hedge Funds, HedgeNY, ALTSO, High Water Women, the Connecticut Hedge Fund Association, the Hedge Fund Association, and Barnard Business and Professional Women. Gabrielle graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Economics from Barnard College, Columbia University.
Jason Jones is the founder and a partner at HighStep Capital (HSC), an investment and consulting firm that specializes in private company secondary market investments in high growth, venture backed businesses. HighStep also runs a long/short equity hedge fund focused on the Internet sector that was launched in 2008. Previously, Jason worked at J. Goldman & Co. where he co-managed a $100m Internet focused long/short equity portfolio. In addition, he worked as an Internet equity research analyst at Goldman Sachs and he worked as a venture capital research analyst at Cambridge Associates. Jason has also consulted on investment related data mining for Mastercard and Connotate Technologies (25% owned by Goldman Sachs). He has also co-founded four venture-backed web businesses: GlobeTrotr, GiftsthatGive, AlphaClone, and WebAccountants. Jason holds an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University and a BS from Babson College. He is originally from the Boston area and he currently resides in the NYC area.
Eric S. Lazear is Head of Operational Due Diligence for FQS Capital Partners, which is a global fund of funds founded by former Renaissance Technologies managing director Dr Robert J Frey. FQS takes a scientific approach to hedge fund investing, combining quantitative and qualitative investment techniques. Prior to joining FQS, Eric S. Lazear launched the Operational Risk Due Diligence practice as a Director for Duff and Phelps, an independent provider of financial advisory and investment banking services. Eric was responsible for managing a team that provided independent third party assessments of hedge fund manager’s operating policies and procedures to an array of investors allocating to alternatives. Eric holds a BBA from Hofstra University (1992), and an MBA from Baruch College (2001).
Kunjan Mehta is a Senior Manager at Grant Thornton LLP, a global audit, tax and advisory organization, where he primarily focuses on assurance and auditing services for hedge funds, private equity funds and broker dealers. Kunjan has written thought leadership pieces for the firm and is actively involved in technical trainings within his firm. Kunjan is also a member of the New York State Society of CPA’s Private Equity Committee and serves as the Co-Vice President of Membership with ASCEND. Kunjan is a licensed CPA in the US as well as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He graduated from Gujarat University in India with a Bachelors in Finance and Accounting.
Mr. Sledge is a Principal and one of the senior analysts of Bessemer's Global Large Cap Equities Team. His specific coverage includes US and European large cap banks and life insurance companies. Prior to joining Bessemer, he was with Davis Advisors, Robert R. Meredith & Co., BlackRock, and Sanford C. Bernstein where he covered life insurance companies as a research associate. Mr. Sledge is a CFA charterholder and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. degree in English and Economics.
Jay Sullivan is the Managing Partner at Exec|Comm and leads the firm’s Law Firm Practice. Jay joined Exec|Comm after nine years practicing law. He received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1989. That year, Jay was named among the first class of Skadden Fellows by the Skadden Foundation. Following his Fellowship, Jay spent seven years practicing insurance law on behalf of Lloyds of London. After graduating from Boston College in 1984 with a B.A. in English, Jay spent two years in the Boston College International Volunteer Program teaching English language and composition and public speaking. His memoir, Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge, about his years working and living at a Jamaican orphanage, was recently published by Apprentice House, Inc. Jay was a featured columnist for the New York Law Journal, where his column, The Art of Communication appeared regularly. As a freelance writer, he has been published in Readers Digest, Catholic Digest, Parents Magazine, The Golfer, and The New York Times.
Carol Van Atten is currently the Vice President for Programs at the Charles Hayden Foundation in New York, which focuses on the development of children and youth in the New York and Boston metropolitan areas. Carol oversees the grantee progress within an annual portfolio of $17 million and is responsible for establishing grant strategies. Carol also serves as Chair of the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Global Impact Funding Trust and is a Member of the Corporation of the New York Botanical Garden. She has served on the Allocations Committee for the New York Women's Foundation. Carol received her AB in Economics from Vassar College and JD from Brooklyn Law School.
Adam Weinstein is the Director and Controller of New Mountain Capital, LLC, a New York based private equity, public equity and debt manager with over $8.5 billion in assets under management. He is also the Chief Financial Officer of New Mountain Finance Holdings, LLC, a BDC that New Mountain Capital has filed to take public. Since 2005, Adam has had extensive exposure to the hedge fund industry, helping to build the operations and investor support side of New Mountain's $1.7 billion hedge fund. He previously worked at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, in the M&A and private equity investor services areas, and sits on the board of the Great Oaks Foundation. Adam is a published writer and New York State Certified Public Accountant. He received his B.S., summa cum laude, from Binghamton University.