Our Team

VPC’s partners average 15+ years of relevant experience across a broad range of financial, operating, advisory and legal disciplines

This investment experience and operational expertise has enabled our team to consistently act as a value-added partner to our investors and portfolio companies.

Partners

Richard Levy

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Richard Levy is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of VPC. He oversees the firm’s investment and operational activities. Mr. Levy is also the chairman of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team and Investment Committee.

Mr. Levy serves as chairman of the board of directors of VPC portfolio company, Giordano’s. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of VPC portfolio companies, Caribbean Financial Group and United Automobile Insurance Company.

Previously, Mr. Levy served as head of the Small Cap Structured Products Group and co-head of the Solutions Group at Magnetar Capital. He also co-founded and served as managing partner at Crestview Capital Partners.

Mr. Levy received a B.A. in political science from The Ohio State University, an MBA from the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Stuart School of Business and a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is a member of the Illinois bar (inactive). Mr. Levy is also chairman of the board of nonprofit, Gardeneers, an active board member of the College Bound Opportunities and Camp Kesem and he sits on the Board of Trustees for the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Brendan Carroll

Senior Partner & Co-Founder

Brendan Carroll is a Senior Partner at VPC, which he co-founded in 2007. He is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing credit and equity investment opportunities, including assisting portfolio companies with strategic initiatives. Mr. Carroll also manages the co-investment process, fundraising and investor relations. Mr. Carroll is a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team and Investment Committee.

Mr. Carroll serves as member of the board of directors of VPC portfolio company, johnnie-O.

Previously, as a member of the Solutions Group at Magnetar Capital, Mr. Carroll specialized in direct financings to lower middle market companies. He has held various investment banking positions at William Blair and Robertson Stephens, specializing in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Carroll has also worked in various capacities for former U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman (I- CT).

Mr. Carroll received a B.A. with honors in government from Georgetown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He speaks frequently on debt and private equity investing issues and has served as a guest lecturer and panelist at the University of Chicago’s Booth Global School of Business, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Business School. Mr. Carroll is also a member of the Board of Regents at Georgetown University, the Finance Council of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the Board of Trustees at National Louis University and Loyola Press. He is also a director on the board of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and is also a member of the board’s Finance Committee.

Jeffrey Schneider

Partner, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer

Jeffrey Schneider joined VPC in 2010 and is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of the firm. He oversees business and fund operations, including accounting, tax, finance, treasury and assists in structuring investments. Mr. Schneider is a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team and Investment Committee.

Previously, Mr. Schneider served as the controller and vice president of corporate finance for Citadel’s fund administrator, Omnium, now Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services, LLC, where he oversaw the development and build out the corporate accounting, financial reporting, budgeting and planning processes. Previously, he was an auditor in the Investment Banking Group at J.P. Morgan and led a middle office supporting a large proprietary commercial mortgage backed securities portfolio. Mr. Schneider also has held various finance and accounting roles at Divine, a start-up software company, and was an auditor at Arthur Andersen.

Mr. Schneider received a B.S. in accountancy from the University of Illinois. He is a registered Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois.

Scott Zemnick

Partner, General Counsel

Scott Zemnick joined VPC in 2008 and is the General Counsel. He oversees the firm’s legal operations and the structuring, negotiation, execution and protection of the firm’s investment portfolio. Mr. Zemnick is a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team and he is an ex-officio member of the firm’s Investment Committee.

Previously, Mr. Zemnick was a partner in the Restructuring Group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He focused on representing large domestic and international debtors, lenders, and strategic and financial investors in complex Chapter 11 bankruptcies, out-of-court restructurings, distressed investments, and other corporate and financing matters.

Mr. Zemnick received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Michigan and a J.D. with high honors from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was selected to the Order of the Coif. He is an active member of the Illinois bar.

Jason Brown

Partner

Jason Brown joined VPC in 2014 as a Partner and manages the firm’s Los Angeles office. He is primarily responsible for sourcing, analyzing, executing and managing investments in lower middle market companies. Mr. Brown also actively works on value creation initiatives and strategic alternatives for the firm. Mr. Brown is a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team and Investment Committee.

Mr. Brown currently serves on the board of directors of VPC portfolio companies, Labs.Dental Holdings LLC and Qualified Billing and Collections – RCM, LLC.

Mr. Brown has more than 20 years of experience in financial services. Most recently, Mr. Brown was a managing director for GE Capital, Corporate Restructuring Finance for more than ten years where he and his team provided growth, working capital and turnaround finance to mid-size and large companies. His team also specialized in senior secured loans to distressed companies supporting Chapter 11 filings, plan-of-reorganizations and out-of-court restructurings. Prior to GE Capital, he worked at Comerica Bank as a manager in their northern Los Angeles office and for Manufacturers Hanover in Sydney, Australia. He has also served as the global chairman and president of the Los Angeles chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).

Mr. Brown received a B.S. in business administration from the University of Southern California.

Kevin Burke

Partner

Kevin Burke joined VPC in 2018 and is a Partner. He is primarily responsible for sourcing, analyzing, executing and managing credit opportunities in both existing and new asset classes. Mr. Burke is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.

Most recently, Mr. Burke was a managing director at the University of Notre Dame, where he spearheaded the launch of the Institute for Global Investing to create a world class investing, research and education facility. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Mr. Burke was president, founding partner and member of the Management Committee at Conatus Capital, a Greenwich, CT based multi-billion dollar alternative investment firm. During his nine-year tenure at Conatus Capital, and as a senior member of the investment team, Mr. Burke assisted with asset allocation and portfolio construction, and also guided the firm’s business strategy, capital raising, staff development, risk management and trading functions. Beforehand, Mr. Burke held various positions at Merrill Lynch, Kemper Financial Services and The Chicago Corporation.

Mr. Burke holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.A. in economics from the University of Notre Dame. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, having taught classes in private equity, venture capital and portfolio management. Mr. Burke also sits on the Investment Committee at the Millbrook School, in Millbrook, NY as well as the Investment Committee and Board of Directors of the Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Connell Hasten

Partner

Connell Hasten joined VPC in 2018 and is a Partner. He co-founded and manages the firm’s insurance services platform and is primarily responsible for sourcing, underwriting, executing and managing investment opportunities for insurers. Mr. Hasten is a member of the firm’s Insurance Services Investment Committee.

Previously, Mr. Hasten was a managing director at EquiTrust Life Insurance Company, an insurance company with approximately $20.0 billion in assets, where he oversaw a large portion of private and public debt and equity investments. Prior to EquiTrust Life Insurance Company, Mr. Hasten was a director at Guggenheim Partners and served as a portfolio manager, primarily responsible for investment portfolios on behalf of insurance companies. Beforehand, Mr. Hasten was a vice president at Bank of America in the special situations and real estate lending groups.

Mr. Hasten earned his B.S. from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Gordon Watson

Partner

Gordon Watson joined VPC in 2014 and is a Partner in New York. He is primarily responsible for sourcing, analyzing, executing and managing investments primarily within the financial services industry. Mr. Watson also actively works on making investments in public debt securities in middle market companies where VPC can seek to actively influence market companies. Mr. Watson is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and currently serves on the board of directors of VPC portfolio company, Borro Ltd.

Previously, Mr. Watson was a portfolio manager focused on distressed debt at GLG Partners, a London-based 31 billion multi-strategy hedge fund that concentrates on a diverse range of alternative investments. He joined GLG when it purchased Ore Hill Partners, a credit focused hedge fund where Mr. Watson was a partner.

Mr. Watson received a B.A. in political science from Colgate University and an MBA from Columbia University.

Thomas Welch

Partner

Tom Welch joined VPC in 2009 and is a Partner. He is primarily responsible for sourcing, analyzing, executing and managing investments primarily within the financial services industry. Mr. Welch also actively works on value creation initiatives and strategic alternatives for portfolio companies. Mr. Welch is a member of firm’s Investment Committee and currently serves on the board of directors of VPC portfolio company, Borro Ltd.

Previously, Mr. Welch served as a credit underwriter in the Cash-Flow Lending Group for CapitalSource, concentrating his investment efforts in the industrials, consumer products and business services industries. He also worked in the Global Multi-Industries Investment Banking Group at Merrill Lynch, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance and growth capital transactions.

Mr. Welch received a B.S. in finance with honors from the University of Illinois.

Investment Team

Anthony Barwacz

Principal

Anthony Barwacz joined VPC in 2017 and is a Principal. He is responsible for sourcing, analyzing, executing and managing investments within the legal finance industry. Mr. Barwacz currently serves on the board of directors of VPC portfolio companies, Counsel Financial and Delta Capital Partners.

Previously, Mr. Barwacz was a vice president and head of credit opportunities in the Structured Credit Trading Group at Deutsche Bank. Prior to that, Mr. Barwacz was a vice president in the Special Situations and Credit Opportunities Funds at Fortress Investment Group.

Mr. Barwacz received a B.S. from Miami University in Oxford, OH, an MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and he is a CFA charterholder.

Joshua Platek

Principal

Joshua Platek joined VPC in 2018 and is a Principal. He co-founded the firm’s insurance services platform and is primarily responsible for sourcing, underwriting, executing and managing investment opportunities for insurers. Mr. Platek is a member of the firm’s Insurance Services Investment Committee.

Previously, Mr. Platek was a vice president at EquiTrust Life Insurance Company where he co-managed a private debt and structured credit investment portfolio. Prior to EquiTrust, Mr. Platek worked at Maranon Capital, a Chicago-based provider of senior financing, mezzanine debt and equity for middle market transactions. He also worked at Paul Capital, a New York-based private equity fund.

Mr. Platek received a BBA in finance and economics from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and he is a CFA charterholder.

Vartan Pogharian

Principal

Vartan Pogharian joined VPC in 2017 and is a Principal in the New York office. He is responsible for sourcing, executing and managing investments within the financial services industry.

Previously, Mr. Pogharian was a vice president in Strategy & Corporate Development at Springleaf/OneMain Financial (NYSE:OMF), a market-leading, non-prime consumer lender. His prior experience includes working in the Private Equity Group of HBK Capital Management, a multi-strategy investment firm, where he focused on leveraged buyouts. He was also an investment professional at G3 Capital, an alternative asset manager focused on public equities. Mr. Pogharian started his career at J.P. Morgan in the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Group.

Mr. Pogharian received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He is a CFA charterholder.

Don Richman

Principal

Don Richman joined VPC in 2019 and is a Principal. He focuses on value creation initiatives and strategic alternatives for VPC’s portfolio companies along with firmwide business development and new product development.

Mr. Richman has spent the last 10 years of his career building and scaling consumer-focused, technology-enabled brands and identifying and executing on new revenue opportunities within those businesses. He has full company lifecycle operating experience across a variety of industries from early stage, venture-backed start-ups to large, international public companies.

Most recently, Mr. Richman was senior vice president of business development and corporate strategy at OneMain Financial (NYSE:OMF) where he managed a $2.3 billion per year origination channel and lead the company’s digital strategy. Prior to OMF, Mr. Richman spent four years as chief marketing officer at Avant, Inc., a leading near-prime consumer lender. In less than two years, Mr. Richman built and managed the team that helped scale the business from $50.0 million per year in origination volume to over $3.0 billion per year. He also helped incubate the company’s Lending-as-a-Service technology offering (Amount) that powers consumer lending at TD Bank, HSBC, Banco Popular and Regions Bank. Prior to Avant, Inc., Mr. Richman was director of new business development at Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN), where he built a variety of new businesses and revenue streams pre-IPO through the company’s public offering. Before Groupon, Mr. Richman was director of business development at Bonobos (acquired by Walmart).

Mr. Richman began his career in investment banking, spending four years providing sell-side M&A advice to middle market consumer and industrial companies at Robert W. Baird and Mesirow Financial.

Mr. Richman received a B.S. in finance and accounting from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Luke Darkow

Vice President

Luke Darkow joined VPC in 2018 and is a Vice President. He is responsible for sourcing, analyzing, executing and managing investments within the legal finance industry. Mr. Darkow currently serves on the board of directors of VPC portfolio companies, Counsel Financial and Delta Capital Partners.

Previously, Mr. Darkow was an associate at TPG Capital in San Francisco where he evaluated leveraged buyout and structured equity and debt special situation investment opportunities. Prior to TPG Capital, Mr. Darkow was an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley in New York within the firm’s Media and Communications Group.

Mr. Darkow graduated summa cum laude from Marquette University, where he received a B.S. in finance with a concentration in applied investment management.

Kinan Hayani

Vice President

Kinan Hayani joined VPC in 2015 and is a Vice President. He is responsible for sourcing, analyzing, executing and managing investments across multiple industries, including financial services and special situations oriented investments in middle market companies.

Previously, Mr. Hayani was an investment banking analyst at Greenhill & Co. in Chicago, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Hayani graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois where he received a BBA in finance.

John Holman

Vice President

John Holman joined VPC in 2016 and is a Vice President in Los Angeles. He is responsible for sourcing, analyzing, executing and managing investments across multiple industries, including financial services and special situations oriented investments in middle market companies. Mr. Holman currently serves on the board of VPC portfolio company, Cardinal Metal Finishing.

Previously, Mr. Holman was an associate in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Restructuring Group in Los Angeles. At Houlihan, he focused on distressed recapitalization and M&A transactions in and out of court. Prior to Houlihan, Mr. Holman practiced law at Latham & Watkins in New York where he advised parties of all types in restructurings and Chapter 11 reorganizations.

Mr. Holman earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California where he graduated Order of the Coif. He graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.S. in economics with a concentration in finance.

Jake Jeffrey

Vice President

Jake Jeffrey joined VPC in 2017 and is a Vice President. He is responsible for sourcing, analyzing, executing and managing investments within the financial services industry.

Previously, Mr. Jeffrey was a vice president at WhiteHorse Capital, the credit arm of H.I.G. Capital. His prior experience includes positions as an investment professional at Varde Partners, a senior financial analyst at Groupon and an investment banking analyst at Macquarie Capital.

Mr. Jeffrey graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame where he received a BBA in finance.

Zack Malkin

Vice President

Zachary Malkin joined VPC in 2015 and is a Vice President in San Francisco. He is responsible for sourcing and executing investments in early-to-growth stage companies within the financial services industry. Mr. Malkin also actively works on value creation initiatives and strategic alternatives for portfolio companies.  Mr. Malkin currently serves on the board of directors of VPC portfolio company, Renovo Financial.

Previously, Mr. Malkin was an analyst in Ernst & Young’s Transaction Advisory Services Group where he provided a full range of operational and financial focused support across the transaction life cycle, advising both buyers and sellers within healthcare, industrial manufacturing and consumer products industries.

Mr. Malkin graduated from The University of Texas at Austin where he received a BBA in finance.

Alex Childs

Associate

Alex Childs joined VPC in 2017 and is an Associate. He is responsible for due diligence and financial analysis related to new investment opportunities and assists with portfolio monitoring and managing current investments.

Previously, Mr. Childs was an investment banking analyst in the Restructuring Group at Lazard Frères & Co. in Chicago, focusing on corporate restructurings and other distressed debt transactions.

Mr. Childs received a B.S. in finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

Collin Erickson

Associate

Collin Erickson joined VPC in 2019 and is an Associate. He is responsible for due diligence and financial analysis related to new investment opportunities and assists with portfolio monitoring and managing current investments.

Previously, Mr. Erickson was an investment banking analyst at Oppenheimer & Co. in New York, focusing on M&A and special situations.

Mr. Erickson received a B.S. in business administration from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.

Sergio Ruffolo

Associate

Sergio Ruffolo joined VPC in 2018 and is an Associate. He is responsible for due diligence and financial analysis related to new investment opportunities and assists with portfolio monitoring and managing current investments. Mr. Ruffolo currently serves on the board of directors of VPC portfolio company, Qualified Billing and Collections – RCM, LLC.

Previously, Mr. Ruffolo was an investment banking analyst in the Restructuring Group at Lazard Frères & Co. in New York. At Lazard, he focused on in and out of court corporate restructurings and other distressed debt transactions.

Mr. Ruffolo received a B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago.

Drew Schwartz

Associate

Drew Schwartz joined VPC in 2019 and is an Associate. He is responsible for due diligence and financial analysis related to new investment opportunities and assists with portfolio monitoring and managing current investments.

Previously, Mr. Schwartz was an investment banking associate at Goldman Sachs in New York, where he focused on middle market leveraged finance. Prior to being an associate, Mr. Schwartz worked in Goldman Sachs’ asset management division focusing on alternative and opportunistic investments for institutional clients.

Mr. Schwartz graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.A. in economics with a minor in history.

Yousaf Tahir

Associate

Yousaf Tahir joined VPC in 2017 and is an Associate. He is responsible for due diligence and financial analysis related to new investment opportunities and assists with portfolio monitoring and managing current investments.

Previously, Mr. Tahir was an investment banking analyst at Evercore Partners in New York.

Mr. Tahir graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.S. in economics with concentrations in accounting and finance.

Ian Weber

Associate

Ian Weber joined VPC in 2019 and is an Associate. He is responsible for due diligence and financial analysis related to new investment opportunities and assists with portfolio monitoring and managing current investments.

Previously, Mr. Weber was an investment banking analyst in the Restructuring Group at Lazard Frères & Co. in Chicago, focusing on corporate restructurings and distressed debt transactions.

Mr. Weber received a B.B.A. in finance from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

Investor Relations & Marketing

Matthew Coad

Principal

Matthew Coad joined VPC in 2008 and is the Principal of Investor Relations. He is primarily responsible for investor relations as well as marketing and communications for the firm. Mr. Coad is also actively involved in sourcing and fundraising for VPC funds and assists with portfolio management and industry research.

Previously, Mr. Coad was a credit products underwriter in the Middle Market Commercial Banking Group at Bank of America where he specialized in structuring and executing senior debt transactions. Prior to joining Bank of America, he completed the Commercial Banking Development Program at LaSalle Bank.

Mr. Coad received a B.S. in finance from West Virginia University.

Stefanie Loren

Associate

Stefanie Loren joined VPC in 2017 and is a Marketing Associate. She is primarily responsible for marketing and communications for the firm.

Previously, Ms. Loren was the marketing and operations associate at Greenbriar Asset Management LP where she was responsible for marketing as well as trading and fund operations. Prior to joining Greenbriar, Stefanie held various roles in the investment banking division of William Blair and subsequently at Robert W. Baird.

Ms. Loren graduated with honors from the University of Illinois where she received a B.S. in psychology with a minor in communications.

Jordan Barry

Analyst

Jordan Barry joined VPC in 2019 and is a Marketing Analyst. She assists in marketing and communications for the firm as well as investor relations.

Ms. Barry graduated from Stanford University where she received a B.A. in communication with a minor in psychology.

Risk Management Team

Todd Kushman

Principal

Todd Kushman joined VPC in 2018 and is a Principal in New York. His responsibilities include new product development and identifying financing opportunities to support the firm’s investment products.

Previously, Mr. Kushman served as co-founder, partner and chief operating officer at Torrey Pointe Capital LP where he was responsible for overseeing all non-investment related functions. Prior to Torrey Pointe Capital LP, Mr. Kushman was a managing director at Cerberus Capital Management where he centralized the firm’s interest rate hedging program across all investment strategies and executed strategic financings. Mr. Kushman joined Cerberus from Ally Financial where he was the bank’s chief operating officer for its Capital Markets & Investments division. Prior to Ally, Mr. Kushman built the Structured Product Derivatives trading desk at Bear Stearns, and its successor JPMorgan Chase.

Mr. Kushman received a B.S.B.A. in accounting from The Ohio State University and an MBA in finance & media management from Fordham University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Joel Hart

Vice President

Joel Hart joined VPC in 2014 and is the Credit Risk Manager. He is responsible for risk management across VPC’s portfolio companies from initial due diligence through the entire course of the relationship.

Previously, Mr. Hart was a manager in the Risk and Compliance practice at global consulting firm, Protiviti, where he specialized in credit risk and lender due diligence for asset securitizations and other structured finance transactions.

Mr. Hart received a B.S. in finance and Master of Accountancy from the University of Illinois. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and certified Financial Risk Manager.

Mark Smith

Vice President

Mark Smith joined VPC in 2018 and is a Vice President of Data Analytics in New York. His is responsible for creating and maintaining performance and risk management analytic systems to support due diligence, monitoring, reporting and structuring across VPC funds and their investments.

Previously, Mr. Smith served as a consultant at Birch Grove Capital Advisors LLC where he conducted data analysis and reporting, valuation, strategy and financial analysis on behalf of financial services investors and clients. Prior to Birch Grove, Mr. Smith was an investment banker in the FIG group at BMO Capital Markets where he specialized in modeling, valuation, strategic advice and capital raising. Prior to BMO, Mr. Smith was a software professional at Misys (currently part of Finastra) where he designed, built and managed large-scale implementations of enterprise financial reporting and accounting software systems for financial services and corporate treasury clients.

Mr. Smith received a B.A. in economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA with honors from Columbia University.

Evgeniia Dankin

Senior Associate

Evgeniia Dankin joined VPC in 2019 as a Credit & Risk Operations Senior Associate. She is responsible for monitoring and overseeing VPC’s portfolio companies from initial due diligence through the entire course of the relationship.

Previously, Mrs. Dankin was a senior structured credit analyst at Fitch Ratings, where she focused on middle market and broadly syndicated collateralized loan obligations and other structured credit products.

Mrs. Dankin graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois at Chicago where she received a B.S. in economics.

 

Operations Team

Olibia Stamatoglou

Chief Financial Officer

Olibia Stamatoglou joined VPC in 2019 and is the Chief Financial Officer. She oversees business and fund operations, including finance, compliance and accounting.

Previously, Mrs. Stamatoglou served as vice president of finance at Valor Equity Partners where she managed all firm and fund finance activities. Prior to Valor, she served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer of First National Assets, a specialty finance private equity group specializing in tax lien purchases and real estate owned ventures. She joined First National Assets from Aurora Investment Management where she progressed through several accounting roles. Mrs. Stamatoglou was recognized as one of Crain’s Notable Women in Finance for 2019.

Mrs. Stamatoglou received a B.S. in accounting and finance from DePaul University. She is a registered Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois (inactive).

Andrew Murray

Senior Vice President

Andrew Murray joined VPC in 2014 and is a Senior Vice President of Operations. He leads the treasury, valuation, investment allocation, performance analytics and internal reporting processes for the VPC funds and their investments.

Previously, Mr. Murray was an associate at Scout Capital Management, LLC covering the operations, risk management and trade support functions of the firm. He also worked as a senior operations analyst at Highland Capital Management, L.P.

Mr. Murray received a B.S. in business management from Providence College.

Carly Altieri

Fund Controller

Carly Altieri joined VPC in 2018 and is a Fund Controller. She oversees the fund accounting team in the execution of accounting, finance, tax, audit, reporting and treasury related activities for the VPC funds.

Previously, Mrs. Altieri was a vice president in Financial Control for Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services, where she was responsible for the fund accounting team supporting hedge fund clients. Prior to Northern Trust, she was an officer at JPMorgan Chase, where she worked in Private Equity and Real Estate Services. Mrs. Altieri started her career in audit at KPMG LLP, specializing in the financial services industry.

Mrs. Altieri received a B.S. in accountancy and finance from Marquette University. She is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Tom Gazdziak

Fund Controller

Tom Gazdziak joined VPC in 2015 and is a Fund Controller. He oversees the fund accounting team in the execution of accounting, finance, tax, audit, reporting and treasury related activities for the VPC funds.

Previously, Mr. Gazdziak was an assurance senior associate within the financial services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, specializing in the banking and capital markets industry.

Mr. Gazdziak received a B.S. in accountancy and finance and an MBA in accountancy and financial analysis from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Laura Woolf

Corporate Controller

Laura Woolf joined VPC in 2013 and is the Corporate Controller. She manages the corporate accounting, tax and finance matters for the firm, including the management company and general partner entities. Ms. Woolf produces the firm’s monthly and annual financial statements, and oversees treasury activities, compliance and legal entity management.

Previously, Ms. Woolf was a senior associate within the audit practice at Deloitte & Touche LLP where she specialized in audits of entities in the manufacturing industry.

Ms. Woolf is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received her B.S. and Masters of Accountancy. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Brittany Bales

Fund Accountant

Brittany Bales joined VPC in 2017 and is a Fund Accountant. She assists with accounting, finance, reporting and treasury related activities for various VPC funds, including working with the third-party fund administrator to prepare the fund financial and investor statements, compiling internal and external reporting and assisting with audits of the funds.

Previously, Ms. Bales was an audit associate within the Financial Services practice at Deloitte & Touche LLP, specializing in the investment management industry.

Ms. Bales graduated from The University of Texas at Austin where she received a BBA in accountancy and a Masters in Professional Accounting.

Jack VadeBoncouer

Fund Accountant

Jack VadeBoncouer joined VPC in 2017 and is a Fund Accountant. He assists with accounting, finance, reporting and treasury related activities for various VPC funds, including working with the third-party fund administrator to prepare the fund financial and investor statements, compiling internal and external reporting and assisting with audits of the funds.

Previously, Mr. VadeBoncouer was an audit senior associate within the Asset Management practice at KPMG LLP, specializing in the investment management industry.

Mr. VadeBoncouer received a B.S. and Masters of Accountancy from the University of Illinois.

Andrew Gallo

Analyst

Andrew Gallo joined VPC in 2018 and is an Operations Analyst. He assists with the cash forecasting, valuation, investment allocation, performance analytics and internal reporting processes for the VPC funds and their investments.

Previously, Mr. Gallo was an advisory senior associate within the Corporate Finance group at Grant Thornton LLP, specializing in the investment management industry and complex financial instruments.

Mr. Gallo received a B.S. in accountancy and finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and he is a CFA charterholder.

Kelly Hitchman

HR Generalist & Administrative Services Manager

Kelly Hitchman joined VPC in 2015 and is the Human Resources Generalist and Administrative Services Manager. She is responsible for facilitating, administering and maintaining all human resource processes, as well as overseeing all office related operations.

Mrs. Hitchman received a BBA in marketing from the University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business.

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