THE TEAM

The Centaur management team is the most experienced in the industry. It is made up of experienced fund administration professionals who have a reputation for taking responsibility for the services they deliver. Centaur continues to attract and retain staff, and those staff enjoy working in a client focused team, taking responsibility for all aspects of the fund they service. Having low staff turnover sets us apart from other administrators as client relationships remain strong.

PARTNERS & EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

Ronan Daly

Ronan Daly

Founding Partner
Ronan Daly is a founding Partner of Centaur Fund Services. Ronan has a been involved in the financial services industry since 1994, where he has developed expertise in corporate governance, business ethics, and sustainability. He speaks frequently at leading business forums and is a non-executive director of several investment funds. Ronan is a qualified solicitor, barrister and attorney. Email: Ronan.Daly@centaurfs.com. Tel: +353 (1) 899 2400.
Karen Malone

Karen Malone

Founding Partner

Karen Malone is a Founding Partner of Centaur Fund Services. Karen has worked in the Financial Services industry since 1990. Karen has experience in successfully entering new markets and opening greenfield service centers, along with increasing organic growth and developing operational infrastructures.

In addition to being one of the most experienced market professionals in the administration industry, she has been a leading advocate for diversity and flexibility in the workplace. In 2019 Karen was awarded the Outstanding Contribution in Fund Administration Award at the Hedge Fund Journal Awards in recognition for her significant contribution to the Fund Administration industry over her career to date. Karen is a qualified accountant (FCCA).
Email: Karen.Malone@centaurfs.com. Tel: +353 (1) 899 2400.

Eric Bertrand

Eric Bertrand

Founding Partner

Eric Bertrand is a Founding Partner of Centaur Fund Services. Eric has been involved in Financial services since 1997. Eric is experienced in successfully opening new offices and driving organic growth along with, developing operational excellence and integrating new service centers within the group. Eric is a qualified accountant (CA).
Email: Eric.Bertrand@centaurfs.com. Tel: +353 (1) 899 2400.

Des Johnson

Des Johnson

Partner/ CEO USA

As CEO of Centaur Fund Services U.S., Des Johnson leads the North American management team and is responsible for the day to day management of Centaur’s North American clients. Based in New York, Des is focused on continuously developing client experience and strengthening Centaur’s partnerships.

Des has a BA (Hons) in Business from Dublin Business School. His experience of the Investment fund Industry goes back over 25 years. Prior to joining Centaur, Des was Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Investor Services at SS&C with responsibility for over 600 people in 12 countries. He has worked in Ireland, Bermuda and New York.
Email: Des.Johnson@centaurfs.com. Tel: +1 (212) 651-7287.

Gavan McGuire

Gavan McGuire

Partner / Head of Business Development

As head of Business Development, Gavan McGuire is responsible for implementing client strategies that create long-term partnerships. Based in London, Gavan oversees the sales operations for EMEA. He understands the importance of listening to clients and learning the specific challenges they face. This ensures that Centaur’s systems and processes are continuously adapting to fulfil and exceed client needs.

Gavan was educated at the University of Limerick and has worked in the financial services industry since 1997. Prior to joining Centaur Gavan held senior roles at Citi Hedge Fund Services and Bisys Hedge Fund Services, both in Dublin and in London. He has also participated in the AIMA communications committee.
Email: Gavan.McGuire@centaurfs.com. Tel: +44 203 318 2737

Louise Lawlor

Louise Lawlor

Chief Financial Officer

Louise is Head of Finance for the Centaur group of companies. Louise moves to Centaur from Key Capital, a boutique Dublin-based investment bank, where she advised primarily financial services businesses on mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings and other strategic initiatives. Louise trained as an accountant in PwC’s asset management practice where she worked with a diverse range of private equity, hedge fund and mutual fund clients across the Dublin and New York offices. Louise also spent two years in PwC’s corporate finance team. Louise is a Chartered Accountant and CFA Charterholder.
Email: Louise.Lawlor@centaurfs.com. Tel: +353 (1) 899 2424.

Antonio Frias

Antonio Frias

PARTNER / CEO of Centaur Luxembourg

As CEO of Centaur Luxembourg, Antonio Frias is responsible for the Centaur Luxembourg team, managing a portfolio of both Hedge Fund and Private Equity clients. He is also responsible for the development of the Luxembourg market.

Antonio is a qualified accountant who has worked with leading international financial services companies in North America and Europe since 2001. Prior to his appointment as CEO of Centaur Luxembourg, he was Head of Fund Accounting and Investor Services of Centaur Fund Services.
Email: Antonio.Frias@centaurfs.com. Tel: +352 2060 0880.

BERMUDA

Marc Weaver

Marc Weaver

Chief Operating Officer Bermuda
Neil MacGuinness

Neil MacGuinness

Head of Investor Services
Irineo Condat

Irineo Condat

Head of ILS

IRELAND

Orla Travers

Orla Travers

Head of Fund Accounting
Noel McGrath

Noel McGrath

Head of Investor Services
Tracy Tookey

Tracy Tookey

Head of Risk and Compliance
Eric Njolai

Eric Njolai

Financial Reporting Manager
James Crowe

James Crowe

Head of Private Equity and Real Estate
Alison Buss

Alison Buss

Head of Corporate Secretary
Morgan Graham

Morgan Graham

Depositary Services Manager
Fiona de Vega

Fiona de Vega

Legal Counsel

LUXEMBOURG

Antonio Frias

Antonio Frias

PARTNER / CEO of Centaur Luxembourg
Marie-Pierre Beaudoin

Marie-Pierre Beaudoin

Product Development
Gerry Salucci

Gerry Salucci

Managing Director of Centaur Luxembourg
Françoise Clesse 

Françoise Clesse 

Manager Investor Services

NORTH AMERICA

Des Johnson

Des Johnson

Partner/ CEO USA
Leslie Dewhurst

Leslie Dewhurst

Head of Investor Services
Mase Kazemi

Mase Kazemi

Head of Alternatives
Self Hamac

Self Hamac

Head of Operations Canada
Tyler Dennin

Tyler Dennin

PERE Manager
Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson

Business Development Centaur USA
Kyle Solheim

Kyle Solheim

PERE MANAGER
Grant Della Torre

Grant Della Torre

PERE MANAGER
Dave Hylton

Dave Hylton

Manager of Fund Accounting
Samantha Soohoo

Samantha Soohoo

Fund Accounting Manager
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