Location: North America

Scot Hadley

Scot has over 27 years of experience in accounting and financial services and has had a specific focus on the real estate industry and its services for over 22 years.

Scot specializes in financial reporting of publicly and privately held real estate and private equity funds, reporting under the investment company guide. Prior to joining Gen II, Scot was a Managing Director at Crestbridge. Before this he worked for a US-based real estate business advising on private equity real estate funds and public real estate investment trusts, investing in the US and Latin America.

Leveraging his significant experience in private equity and real estate,  Scot launched his own fund administration business based in New Jersey in 2015, focusing on managing accounting, finance, treasury and tax responsibilities for its clients. Scot built an extensive client base including fund advisors with investments in the US and Latin America with their clients ranging from large institutional investors to HNWIs. Through a mutual strategic objective for growth and expansion into existing and new markets, Scot merged his company under the Crestbridge brand in December 2020.

Jacqueline Kamitsis

Jacqueline has over 25 years of risk, control, and audit experience, having overseen and streamlined processes for several highly regulated organizations. Jacqueline leads Gen II’s Global Risk and Control Team, focusing on operational risk, quality control, process improvement, and implementation of regulatory requirements.

Before joining Gen II in 2022, Jacqueline served as an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan Chase (JPMC) where she led a global team focusing on Risk and Control Management in Asset and Wealth Management as well as Business Transformation across Investment Banking. Prior to JPMC, she was a Senior Vice President at Citi where she held a few roles including leading a team to reengineer cash securities processing as well as leading a team to provide independent risk and control oversight for Trades Processing. She has also served as an internal auditor and an actuarial analyst.

Jacqueline holds an M.B.A. in finance and strategy from the NYU Stern School of Business as well as a B.S. and a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University. Jacqueline is also a Certified Internal Auditor.

Shai Haddad

As the Chief Operating Officer of Gen II Digital Solutions, Shai oversees the division’s operations while also spearheading efforts to drive revenue growth and optimize reporting systems. He is a seasoned revenue operations executive with an extensive career spanning over twenty years across diverse industries, including fintech, ad tech, and media.

Renowned for his expertise in go-to-market strategy and operational scale, Shai has solidified his reputation as a revenue architect and mentor for SaaS sales leaders, known for his adeptness at building and coaching revenue teams. Before joining Gen II, Shai held leadership positions at various tech startups, where he played instrumental roles in achieving significant revenue, profit, and scale in rapid-change environments. Additionally, he played a key role in leading fundraising rounds. His journey in sales commenced three decades ago, developing the French-Canadian market for entities such as AMEX and Berkshire Hathaway.

Shai holds a Marketing degree from Concordia University and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School.

Katerina Loridas

Katerina has over 14 years of experience in the funds industry, with a focus on private equity for the past 7 years.  She is an expert in fund of funds and has extensive knowledge of investment management, US GAAP, and investment companies with Regulation S-X requirements.

Before joining Gen II, Katerina worked as an asset management audit director at PWC. She led an audit team in reviewing the accounting records and financial statements of mutual funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds, and private equity funds.

Katerina is CPA licensed in Massachusetts and a member of MSCPA and the AICPA. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, both from Boston University

Ben Mazza

Ben has over 27 years of experience in the technology industry, working across multiple departments including sales, operations, marketing, strategy, pricing, product management, and long-term planning. In his previous role, Ben spent more than eight years at InvestorFlow LLC as Chief Operating Officer and then VP of Sales – helping the firm transition from a traditional software company with perpetual licenses and selling upgrades to a SaaS model.

Prior to InvestorFlow, Ben was COO at Investment Café, where he was the first full-time employee tasked with launching the platform into the alternative asset market, and then later scaling the business from a start-up to a global enterprise with offices around the world and a solution that supports thousands of funds. Ben spent over 12 years at Investment Café and successfully managed the firm during its sale and integration with eFront in 2012. Ben’s 23 years in alternative assets encompass areas including investor portals, portfolio management, CRM, fundraising, LP communications, and investor relations

Zhen Li

Zhen has over 18 years of experience in the private equity industry. She has extensive knowledge of Infrastructure, Real Estate, Buyouts, Venture Capital, and Credit funds, as well as complex fund structures and waterfall calculations.

Before joining Gen II, Zhen was an Assistant Controller at Black Diamond Capital Management, where she worked on Credit and Direct buyout funds and managed the day-to-day operations and reporting deliverables. Before Black Diamond, Zhen worked at Starwood Capital on Hospitality and Real Estate funds.

Zhen received a Bachelor of Science in Financial Analysis from the University of Albany and a Master of Business Administration from the Boston University Questrom School of Business. Zhen is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York.

Matt Cammer

With over 20 years of cash management experience, Matt serves as the Head of Treasury Management. In this role, Matt is responsible for leading efforts to consolidate decentralized treasury functions, across the firm, utilizing a technologically advanced treasury management system to manage Gen II’s global money movement across the US and Europe.

Prior to Gen II, Matt led the Digital Banking Team at CoBank with responsibility for product development, cash management sales, and finance. He has served in various cash management roles with commercial banks, with responsibilities ranging from sales and product management to team development. Matt earned his MBA from the University of Dayton and an undergraduate degree from Siena College in New York.

Dima Kasaji

Dima has more than thirteen years of experience in private equity accounting. She has extensive knowledge of buyout funds, real estate funds, fund of funds, feeder funds, co-investment vehicles, direct investments, complex structures, general partner and carried interest accounting, and waterfall modeling. Dima has worked on both the client and fund administration side throughout her career, which gives her a competitive edge in understanding client needs and challenges and ensuring quality service.

Before joining Gen II, Dima was a Senior Fund Accountant at Saw Mill Capital, a middle-market private equity firm. Before Saw Mill, Dima was a Plan Controller Team Lead at EWM Global, focusing on carried interest and co-investment plans.

Dima has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Western Connecticut State University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Bridgeport. She is a licensed CPA in the state of New York and is also a member of the Accounting Department Advisory Council at Western Connecticut State University.

Phil Bruno

Phil has been with Gen II since 2018 and brings leadership to the firm’s management company services. He initially served as the firm’s managing director and chief financial officer. Phil brings over twenty years of finance and accounting experience in the financial services industry.

Prior to joining Gen II, Phil held senior finance positions at Credit Suisse and at JPMorgan, including head of controlling, planning, and analysis within the Asset and Wealth Management division and head of finance for Americas Investment Banking and Mergers and Acquisitions. Earlier in his career Phil worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Business Assurance practice based in New Jersey. Phil received his bachelor’s degree from Rider College and was a certified public accountant in the State of New Jersey.

Michelle Wighard

Joining Gen II in 2023, Michelle brings to the firm twenty years of accountancy and relationship management experience in the private equity and hedge verticals.

Prior to joining Gen II, Michelle was a managing director with State Street, where she led several different teams and oversaw funds through varying stages of their lifecycle – from startup to onboarding and through liquidation. Michelle is well-versed in triaging complex issues and developing effective solutions with internal and external teams, bringing expedient resolutions to the satisfaction of her clients. As part of Gen II’s Enterprise Relationship Team, Michelle will bring these skills to bear on Gen II’s processes and work across the firm to elevate the experience of clients.

Michelle’s early appointments with Bessemer Trust Company, Deloitte & Touche, and LazardFrerés shaped her initial experience in private equity. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Public Accounting from Pace University, with over 120 hours of continuing, professional education in technical accounting and finance.

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