Board of Directors
Stanley Goldstein established Goldstein & Company in 1964, which grew into Goldstein Golub Kessler & Company. With Mr. Goldstein's leadership, GGK went on to become one of the largest single office accounting firms in the US when it was purchased by American Express in 1998. While at Goldstein Golub Kessler & Company, Stanley began working closely with City Associates, one of the very first hedge funds to enter the market. Mr. Goldstein was co-founder of Lucas Capital Management, one of the first hedge funds to specialize in Canadian Royalty Trusts. He was an early investor in Gerson Lehrman Group, the originators of the expert network consulting model and Quadriserv which brought transparency to the securities lending niche of the hedge fund market. His newest ventures are Fund Tax Services (a spinoff of WTAS) and Binary Event Network, a unique application allowing trading and hedging under the jurisdiction of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He is the founder of several nonprofits including American Friends of James Joyce and the Donors' Forum, a roundtable of grant-making foundations. Mr. Goldstein is a graduate of Brooklyn College and the founder of the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable.
Tim Selby is a partner at Alston & Bird and is the head of its Investment Management practice. He has exclusively focused his practice for the past 20 years on advising clients with respect to structuring alternative investment funds; namely, hedge funds, commodity pools, and private equity funds. He represents a broad range of clients, from well-established institutions to experienced fund managers that have decided to venture out on their own. In addition, Tim represents institutional investors (including family offices) by performing legal diligence with respect to their contemplated alternative investment decisions. Tim is often called upon by clients to provide regulatory and compliance-related advice. He is the president of the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable and served as the most recent Chair of the Futures and Derivatives Regulation Committee for the New York City Bar Association. Prior to attending law school Tim practiced as a CPA in the State of New York. He is listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, where he is recognized for his expertise in the hedge fund and managed futures sectors. Tim received his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law and earned an M.B.A and B.B.A. from Iona College.
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.
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.