Evolving the role of the private funds CCO

The Private Fund Compliance Forum dissects critical, regulatory changes governing private equity, their impact on compliance processes, and provides the latest approaches for managing your firm’s compliance program.

The Forum is an established industry resource aimed to give you practical insights and takeaways from leading compliance, legal, and finance experts.

With a rich history of breaking critical information impacting our industry, private fund compliance professionals make this the must attend event of the year.

Why the Private Fund Compliance Forum?

Protect

Protect your firm and investors from SEC enforcement and hear of new actions.

Perfect

Benchmark your firms current compliance processes against others to give you new best practices.

Prepare

Keep yourself up to date on the latest SEC regulations, expectations, and initiatives.

“One of my go-to events each year due to the timely program content and excellent panelists.”

Liz Staley, Leerink Capital Partners

“The conference was extremely valuable and I took a lot of action items applicable to our firm.”

Ashley Sherman, Frontier Growth

Topics covered include:

  • Effects of the marketing rule
  • Overview/evolution of the CCO role
  • Taking ahold of cybersecurity threats
  • Navigating fees and expenses
  • Uncovering SEC exam priorities
  • ESG/climate related regulations
  • Business continuity planning
  • Managing technology and external providers from a compliance standpoint

2022 featured speakers

2022 attendees included:

Advent International Corp
Aquiline Holdings LLC
Ascendant Compliance Management
Audax Management Company, LLC
Bain Capital
BC Partners
Blackstone
Blue Wolf Capital Partners
Calvert Street Capital Partners
Capitala Group
Delos Capital
FFL Partners
Great Hill Partners LP
HarbourVest Partners, LLC
Insight Partners
KKR & Co. Inc.
Lightyear Capital LLC
MidOcean Partners
Old Ironsides Energy
Providence Equity Partners LLC
Resource Land Holdings LLC
SFW Capital Partners
Sun Capital Partners
Warburg Pincus LLC
Whitehorse Liquidity Partners

What our attendees say about the Forum

PCCP

Gabriel Willey

This is the most informative of the conferences I do every year

Kohlberg & Co.

Daniel Gewanter

Enjoyed the SEC perspective and perspective of real CCOs from peers

Omega Funds

Mark Russell

Excellent event, with all topics being highly relevant

2022 Agenda

Download the 2022 agenda to see the timely and relevant topics that were covered at last year’s Forum.

If you are interested in a speaking role please contact contact Nikki Gale at nikki.g@pei.group.

All times are listed in Eastern Time (ET)

Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday 24th

Welcome
08:30 - 09:30

Registration and welcome breakfast

09:30 - 09:35

PEI welcome

Erin Wolfe

Erin Wolfe, Senior Conference Producer, PEI Media

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Erin Wolfe

Senior Conference Producer, PEI Media

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Keynote
09:35 - 10:20

Opening keynote: SEC examinations

Jennifer Conwell, Jennifer Duggins
  • 2022 examination priorities pertaining to private funds
  • Recent risk alert regarding private funds (Jan 2022)

Panelists:
Jennifer Conwell, Senior Member, Private Funds Unit, Securities and Exchange Commission
Jennifer Duggins, Assistant Director – Co-Head Private Funds Unit, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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Jennifer Conwell

Senior Member, Private Funds Unit, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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Jennifer Duggins SEC

Jennifer Duggins

Assistant Director, Co-Head Private Funds Unit, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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Networking break
10:20 - 10:50

Morning networking break

Plenary sessions
10:50 - 11:35

Understanding your cyber footprint

Lori Lesser, Ashleigh Brogan, Doug Chiciak, Ross Oliver
  • Types of risks facing private equity fund managers in terms of their data privacy and cyber security
  • Risks in terms of how data are shared and used
  • Protecting high quality data throughout the lifecycle of that data

Moderator:
Lori Lesser, Partner, Head of the Intellectual Property Practice and Co-Chair of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, Simpson Thacher

Panelists:
Ashleigh Brogan,
Director of Compliance, Greycroft
Doug Chiciak,
Chief Compliance Officer, Lightyear Capital
Ross Oliver, Partner & General Counsel, Crestview

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Lori Lesser

Partner, Head of the Intellectual Property Practice and Co-Chair of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, Simpson Thacher

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Ashleigh Brogan

Director of Compliance, Greycroft

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Doug Chiciak

Chief Compliance Officer, Lightyear Capital

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Ross Oliver

Partner & General Counsel, Crestview

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11:35 - 12:20

Exam prep: priorities and lessons

James Gaven, Jennifer Boyce, Scott Mathias, Philip Moustakis
  • Preparation of employees to meet with SEC staff
  • Tips for ensuring all appropriate documentation is available and accurate
  • What to expect during an examination and lessons learned during the process

Moderator:
James Gaven, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, SK Capital Partners

Panelists:
Jennifer Boyce,
General Counsel and CCO, Riverside Company
Scott Mathias, Co-Chief Compliance Officer of Real Estate, Blackstone
Philip Moustakis, Counsel, Seward & Kissel LLP

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James Gaven

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, SK Capital Partners

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Jennifer Boyce

General Counsel and CCO, Riverside Company

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Scott Mathias

Co-Chief Compliance Officer of Real Estate, Blackstone

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Philip Moustakis

Counsel, Seward & Kissel LLP

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Networking lunch
12:20 - 13:35

Networking lunch

Plenary Sessions
13:35 - 14:20

Your ad here: understanding advertising and compliance

John Holzwarth, Jason Brown, Jacob Comer , Paul Marnoto, Jason Scoffield
  • New guidance on testimonials, endorsements, and what that means for business promotion
  • How firms are creating guidebooks for third party interactions as well as requiring prior compliance approval
  • Writing new P&Ps governing the dissemination of advertisements

Moderator:
John Holzwarth, Senior Principal Consultant, Private Markets Group, ACA Group

Panelists:
Jason Brown,
Partner, Ropes & Gray
Jacob Comer,
General Counsel and CCO, NovaQuest Capital
Paul Marnoto, General Counsel, Parthenon Capital Partners
Jason Scoffield, Chief Financial Officer and Fund Counsel, Audax Management Company

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John Holzwarth

Senior Principal Consultant, Private Markets Group, ACA Group

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Jason Brown

Partner, Ropes & Gray

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Jacob Comer

General Counsel and CCO, NovaQuest Capital

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Paul Marnoto

General Counsel, Parthenon Capital Partners

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Jason Scoffield

Chief Financial Officer and Fund Counsel, Audax Management Company

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14:20 - 15:05

Business continuity planning: preparing for the future

Rich Melville, Joshua Cherry-Seto, Isaiah Massey, Kevin Power
  • Preserving data and all financial and operational assessments
  • Performing regular reviews and gap analysis to ensure compliance
  • How firms will assure customers’ prompt access to their funds and securities if the firm determines that it is unable to continue its business.

Moderator:
Rich Melville, Editorial Director, US, PEI Media

Panelists:
Joshua Cherry-Seto,
Managing Director, CFO & CCO, Blue Wolf Capital Partners
Isaiah Massey, Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer, CAZ Investments
Kevin Power, Head of Compliance, Americas, Pantheon Ventures

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Rich Melville

Editorial Director, US, PEI Media

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Joshua Cherry-Seto, Blue Wolf Capital

Joshua Cherry-Seto

Partner and Chief Financial Officer, StartUp Health

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Isaiah Massey

Managing Director – Chief Financial Officer, CAZ Investments LP

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Kevin Power

Head of Compliance – Americas, Pantheon

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Networking break
15:05 - 15:35

Afternoon networking break

Plenary session
15:35 - 16:25

MNPI: safeguarding your business

Michael Lehman, Gregory Hegerich, Steven Spencer, Joel Wattenbarger, Heather Zuzenak
  • How to put together comprehensive and actionable policies for managing MNPI
  • How do you continuously monitor for MNPI misuse
  • What was learned from the big 2021 MNPI cases

Moderator:
Michael Lehman, Partner, ACA Group

Panelists:
Gregory Hegerich, Head of Compliance, North America Private Investments & Real Estate, Bain Capital
Steven Spencer, Partner and Chief Legal Officer, Siris Capital
Joel Wattenbarger, Partner, Ropes & Gray
Heather Zuzenak, Chief Compliance Officer, Advent International

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Michael Lehman

Partner, ACA Group

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Gregory Hegerich

Head of Compliance, North America Private Investments & Real Estate, Bain Capital

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Steven Spencer

Partner and Chief Legal Officer, Siris Capital

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Joel Wattenbarger

Partner, Ropes & Gray

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Heather Zuzenak

Chief Compliance Officer, Advent International

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Keynote
16:25 - 17:00

Closing keynote

Yael Levy , Jennifer Banzaca

Interviewee:
Yael Levy, Chief Compliance Officer, Apollo Global Management

Interviewer:
Jen Banzaca, Senior Editor, Private Funds CFO

 

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Yael Levy

Chief Compliance Officer, Apollo Global Management

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Jennifer Banzaca

Senior Reporter, Private Funds CFO

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Networking reception
17:00 - 18:00

Reception

Agenda

Day 2 - Wednesday 25th

Welcome
08:30 - 09:30

Breakfast

08:30 - 09:30

Women’s networking roundtable

Marian Fowler

Facilitator:
Marian Fowler, Partner, Corporate, Kirkland & Ellis

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Marian Fowler

Partner, Corporate, Kirkland & Ellis

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09:30 - 09:35

Opening remarks

Keynote
09:35 - 10:15

Opening keynote - LP perspective

Michael Henry, Graham Bippart
  • Investment firm’s due diligence of investment managers
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships between LP & GPs
  • LP expectations on DEI & ESG policies
  • Expectations re RFIs

Interviewee:
Michael Henry, Senior Managing Director & Chief Compliance Officer, Wafra

Interviewer:
Graham Bippart, Editor, Private Equity International

 

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Michael Henry

Senior Managing Director & Chief Compliance Officer, Wafra

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Graham Bippart

Editor, Private Funds CFO, Private Equity International

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Plenary Session
10:15 - 10:55

Clear-cut disclosures: compliance in ESG

Samantha Rowan, Laura Ferrell, Maria Haggerty, Dan Mistler
  • Call for decision-useful metrics that can be used to compare methodologies that enable investors to truly understand what a company’s intentions are.
  • Net-zero pledges and implementations of strategy over the next decade
  • Use of this information as it pertains to political spending and executive compensation

Moderator:
Samantha Rowan, Editor, Real Estate Capital, PEI Media

Panelists:
Laura Ferrell, Partner, Latham & Watkins
Maria Haggerty, VP – Legal & CCO, Ridgewood Infrastructure, LLC
Dan Mistler, Partner, Head of ESG Advisory, ACA Group

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Samantha Rowan

Editor, Real Estate Capital USA

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Laura Ferrell

Partner, Latham & Watkins

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Maria Haggerty

VP - Legal & CCO, Ridgewood Infrastructure, LLC

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Dan Mistler

Partner, Head of ESG Advisory, ACA Group

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Networking break
10:55 - 11:25

Morning networking break

Plenary Sessions
11:25 - 12:05

Regulatory and compliance considerations during fundraising

Eric Perelman, Alicia Novak, Patty Nykodym, Sanjay Sanghoee
  • What information are limited partners increasingly asking regarding fund compliance program during fundraising
  • Compliance considerations regarding
  • Claims made during private equity fund raising
  • Your investment strategy and fee structures

Moderator:
Eric Perelman, Partner, Investment Funds, Kirkland & Ellis

Panelists:
Alicia Novak,
Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, HarbourVest Partners
Patty Nykodym, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, FFL Partners
Sanjay Sanghoee, COO, CFO and CCO, Delos Capital

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Eric Perelman

Partner, Investment Funds, Kirkland & Ellis

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Alicia Novak

Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, HarbourVest Partners

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Patty Nykodym

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, FFL Partners

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Sanjay Sanghoee

CCO, CFO, and CCO, Delos Capital

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12:05 - 12:45

Technology supervision

Adam Reback, Jacqueline Giammarco, Shauna Harrison, Jennifer Lin
  • Understanding compliance role regarding responsibility of a firm’s technology use
  • Potential concerns regarding work from home and personnel tech
  • Use of third-party site and platforms and how to ensure you are staying compliant with use

Moderator:
Adam Reback, Partner, Optima Partners Compliance Advisory

Panelists:
Jacqueline Giammarco, Managing Director & Chief Compliance Officer, Stone Point Capital
Shauna Harrison, Executive Director, Legal & Compliance, GCM Grosvenor
Jennifer Lin, Chief Compliance Officer, Fundamental Advisors

 

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Adam Reback

Partner, Optima Partners Compliance Advisory

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Jacqueline Giammarco

Managing Director & Chief Compliance Officer, Stone Point Capital

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Shauna Harrison

Executive Director, Legal and Compliance, GCM Grosvenor

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Jennifer Lin

Chief Compliance Officer, Fundamental Advisors

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Networking lunch
12:45 - 13:45

Networking lunch

2022 Speakers

For speaking opportunities, contact Nikki Gale at nikki.g@pei.group.

Jennifer Banzaca

Senior Reporter, Private Funds CFO

Jen Banzaca is the senior reporter of Private Funds CFO based in New York. She joined the publication in December 2021, covering back-office and operational issues for private funds. Prior to joining PFCFO, Jennifer covered legal, regulatory and comp… Read full bio

Graham Bippart

Editor, Private Funds CFO, Private Equity International

Graham Bippart is editor of Private Funds CFO, an online and monthly print intelligence source focusing on best practices for private funds finance and accounting professionals. Graham has covered a broad range of financial markets in the US and Euro… Read full bio

Jennifer Boyce

General Counsel and CCO, Riverside Company

Jennifer Boyce is the General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer. She joined Riverside in 2012 and oversees Riverside’s legal and regulatory matters. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Boyce was a partner at Jones Day in the Private Equity group. Ms.… Read full bio

Ashleigh Brogan

Director of Compliance, Greycroft

Ashleigh Brogan is the Director of Compliance at Greycroft LP, a seed-to-growth venture capital firm, dual headquartered in New York and Los Angeles. She is responsible for the oversight of the firm’s regulatory compliance program. Prior to joining G… Read full bio

Jason Brown

Partner, Ropes & Gray

Jason Brown is a partner in the asset management group and co-head of the firm’s private funds regulatory practice. Jason has extensive experience representing investment advisers to private equity funds, real estate funds, credit funds, venture capi… Read full bio
Joshua Cherry-Seto, Blue Wolf Capital

Joshua Cherry-Seto

Partner and Chief Financial Officer, StartUp Health

Joshua Cherry-Seto joined StartUp Health in 2022, responsible for all financial and operating functions. Before StartUp Health, Josh served as Managing Director, CFO & CCO at Blue Wolf Capital Partners for nine years, supporting the firm's growth… Read full bio

Doug Chiciak

Chief Compliance Officer, Lightyear Capital

Doug Chiciak is the Chief Compliance Officer at Lightyear Capital where he oversees the Firm’s compliance program. Prior to joining Lightyear in 2018, Mr. Chiciak was the Deputy Chief Compliance Officer at New Mountain Capital. Previously, Mr. Chicia… Read full bio

Jacob Comer

General Counsel and CCO, NovaQuest Capital

Jacob Comer is a Partner and the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of NovaQuest Capital Management, a private investment firm focused on investments in the biopharmaceutical and life sciences sectors. He has 19 years of legal and regulator… Read full bio
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Jennifer Conwell

Senior Member, Private Funds Unit, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Jennifer Conwell has been with the SEC for the past 21 years. Since 2019, Jennifer is an Exam Manager in the Private Funds Unit within the SEC’s Division of Examinations. Prior to becoming an Exam Manager, Jennifer was an Examiner in the Private Fund… Read full bio
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Jennifer Duggins

Assistant Director, Co-Head Private Funds Unit, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Jennifer A. Duggins, IACCP® is Assistant Director and Co-Head of the Private Funds Unit within the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. Prior to joining the SEC, Jennifer was a Director in Regulatory Risk Consulting within the Adv… Read full bio

Laura Ferrell

Partner, Latham & Watkins

Laura N. Ferrell is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Investment Funds Practice and Financial Institutions Industry Group. Ms. Ferrell advises a broad cross-section of the asset management industry on a variety of complex lega… Read full bio

Marian Fowler

Partner, Corporate, Kirkland & Ellis

Marian Fowler is a partner in the Investment Funds Regulatory Solutions Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Washington, DC. She focuses her practice on advising investment advisers to private equity funds as well as business development companies. M… Read full bio

James Gaven

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, SK Capital Partners

Mr. Gaven joined SK Capital as General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer in 2022. Prior to joining SK Capital, Mr. Gaven spent over 11 years as Senior Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. In addition to… Read full bio

Jacqueline Giammarco

Managing Director & Chief Compliance Officer, Stone Point Capital

Jacqueline M. Giammarco is a Managing Director and Stone Point Capital’s Chief Compliance Officer, member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and Chair of the ESG Committee. She joined Stone Point in 2012 from MF Global where from 2007 t… Read full bio

Maria Haggerty

VP - Legal & CCO, Ridgewood Infrastructure, LLC

Maria Haggerty is the Chief Compliance Officer and a Vice President of Ridgewood Infrastructure, where she focuses on operations, compliance, due diligence, investment structuring and execution, and asset management. Maria joined the Ridgewood Compan… Read full bio

Shauna Harrison

Executive Director, Legal and Compliance, GCM Grosvenor

GCM Grosvenor (Nasdaq: GCMG) is a global alternative asset management solutions provider with approximately $65 billion in assets under management across private equity, infrastructure, real estate, credit, and absolute return investment strategies.… Read full bio

Gregory Hegerich

Head of Compliance, North America Private Investments & Real Estate, Bain Capital

Mr. Hegerich joined Bain Capital in 2007. He is the head of compliance for North American Private Investments and Real Estate responsible for providing business unit compliance support to Bain Capital’s registered investment advisors. Prior to joinin… Read full bio

Michael Henry

Senior Managing Director & Chief Compliance Officer, Wafra

Michael Henry is the Chief Compliance Officer of Wafra. Previously, Mr. Henry served as the Chief Compliance Officer for Morgan Stanley’s Private Equity, Private Credit and Real Assets group since 2012, and also held a number of legal positions withi… Read full bio

John Holzwarth

Senior Principal Consultant, Private Markets Group, ACA Group

John Holzwarth is a Senior Principal Consultant within ACA’s Regulatory Compliance practice and member of the private markets practice group. As a private markets specialist, John leads investment adviser mock examinations, compliance program reviews… Read full bio

Michael Lehman

Partner, ACA Group

Michael Lehman is a Partner of ACA Group and co-founder of The Market Abuse Solution (formerly Decryptex, Inc). He leads initiatives for ACA Technology Surveillance partnering with the firm’s clients and consultants to develop products that match reg… Read full bio

Lori Lesser

Partner, Head of the Intellectual Property Practice and Co-Chair of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, Simpson Thacher

Lori Lesser is a Partner and Head of Simpson Thacher’s Intellectual Property Practice and Co-Chair of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice. She advises on all aspects of intellectual property, technology, privacy and cybersecurity law, including in… Read full bio

Yael Levy

Chief Compliance Officer, Apollo Global Management

Yael Levy is Managing Director & Chief Compliance Officer at Apollo. Prior to joining, Yael spent 20 years at Goldman Sachs in a variety of compliance roles, most recently serving as Managing Director & Deputy Co-Head of Compliance for the Me… Read full bio

Jennifer Lin

Chief Compliance Officer, Fundamental Advisors

Jennifer Lin is the Chief Compliance Officer, Chair of the DEI Committee of Fundamental, and a member of the Senior Management Team. Prior to joining Fundamental in 2021, Ms. Lin was Director of Compliance and ESG Officer at Rhône Group, where she wa… Read full bio

Paul Marnoto

General Counsel, Parthenon Capital Partners

Paul Marnoto is the General Counsel for Parthenon Capital. Prior to joining Parthenon, he was a partner in the Investment Management Group of K&L Gates LLP, where he represented sponsors of middle market buyout, venture capital and hedge funds on… Read full bio

Isaiah Massey

Managing Director – Chief Financial Officer, CAZ Investments LP

As a member of the CAZ Investments team at Fund Services Group, Isaiah Massey serves as Managing Director - Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for directing the firm’s efforts in all financial matters as well as leading the firm’s interface w… Read full bio

Scott Mathias

Co-Chief Compliance Officer of Real Estate, Blackstone

Scott Mathias is a Managing Director and Co-Chief Compliance Officer of Blackstone Real Estate. Mr. Mathias serves as a Co-Chair of the Blackstone Legal & Compliance Development & Collaboration Committee. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2016,… Read full bio

Rich Melville

Editorial Director, US, PEI Media

Rich is an editorial leader with more than 25 years of experience in financial journalism. In his role at PEI Media, he leads the editorial teams for a group that includes Private Equity International, Buyouts, PE Hub, Venture Capital Journal, Privat… Read full bio

Dan Mistler

Partner, Head of ESG Advisory, ACA Group

Dan joined ACA as a senior practitioner to head ACA's ESG advisory practice. He has spent his career leading the development of ESG programs for private markets investors, hedge funds, diversified financial services firms, and large corporates. He ha… Read full bio

Philip Moustakis

Counsel, Seward & Kissel LLP

Philip Moustakis is counsel in the Government Enforcement & Internal Investigations and Blockchain & Cryptocurrency practice groups. Philip advises companies and individuals on SEC enforcement matters, other regulatory enforcement investigati… Read full bio

Alicia Novak

Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, HarbourVest Partners

Alicia Novak is Deputy Chief Compliance Officer at HarbourVest Partners, LLC, a global private equity investment manager, where she focuses on all aspects of the Firm’s regulatory and compliance functions.  Alicia has over 16 years of experience in s… Read full bio

Patty Nykodym

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, FFL Partners

Patty Nykodym joined FFL as Chief Financial Officer in 2008 and was also appointed Chief Compliance Officer in 2011. Patty manages all aspects of FFL’s accounting, tax, financial management, and oversees reporting legal and regulatory compliance func… Read full bio

Ross Oliver

Partner & General Counsel, Crestview

Ross Oliver joined Crestview in 2011. Ross is a partner of the firm and the general counsel. He leads all legal and compliance functions. Ross has over 20 years of experience in private equity, mergers and acquisitions and tax as both an attorney and… Read full bio

Eric Perelman

Partner, Investment Funds, Kirkland & Ellis

Eric Perelman is a corporate partner in the New York, NY office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he is a member of the Investment Funds Practice Group. At Kirkland, Mr. Perelman counsels private fund sponsors in the global asset management industry… Read full bio

Kevin Power

Head of Compliance – Americas, Pantheon

Kevin is the Head of Compliance (Americas) for Pantheon, including serving as Chief Compliance Officer for Pantheon Ventures (US) LP, Pantheon Ventures, Inc., and Pantheon Securities, LLC. He is also a member of Pantheon’s Operational Risk Committee.… Read full bio

Adam Reback

Partner, Optima Partners Compliance Advisory

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Samantha Rowan

Editor, Real Estate Capital USA

Samantha Rowan is the editor of Real Estate Capital USA, a PEI Media publication which sits alongside Real Estate Capital Europe and PERE. Prior to joining PEI, Sam was the editor of publications that included Real Estate Finance & Investment, Se… Read full bio

Sanjay Sanghoee

CCO, CFO, and CCO, Delos Capital

Sanjay Sanghoee is COO, CFO and CCO of Delos Capital, a lower middle market private equity fund launched in 2013 and based in New York City. Mr. Sanghoee has more than 15 years of experience in investment banking and private equity. He is responsible… Read full bio

Jason Scoffield

Chief Financial Officer and Fund Counsel, Audax Management Company

Jason Scoffield is Chief Compliance Officer and Fund Counsel for Audax Group. Prior to joining Audax in 2015, Jason worked at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Bingham McCutchen LLP as Counsel and at Proskauer Rose LLP., as an Associate, where he a… Read full bio

Steven Spencer

Partner and Chief Legal Officer, Siris Capital

Mr. Spencer is a Partner and the Chief Legal Officer of Siris. He joined Siris from Point72 Asset Management, L.P., where he was a Managing Director in the legal department, primarily representing the firm in connection with its private investments.… Read full bio

Joel Wattenbarger

Partner, Ropes & Gray

Joel Wattenbarger is a partner in the asset management group and co-head of the firm’s private funds regulatory practice. Joel represents investment management clients, focusing primarily on hedge funds, funds of funds, private equity funds and fund… Read full bio

Heather Zuzenak

Chief Compliance Officer, Advent International

Heather Zuzenak joined Advent International in 2013 and is the firm's Chief Compliance Officer. Heather previously worked at Audax Group as Chief Compliance Officer and fund counsel. Prior to Audax Group, she was Senior Counsel at Goodwin Procter LLP… Read full bio

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