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

Ronan Daly

Ronan Daly

Founding Partner

Ronan is a founding Partner of Centaur Fund Services and a Director of Centaur Financial Limited. Ronan is a non-executive director of a number of investment funds. Ronan qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1991 and qualified as a Barrister and Attorney in Bermuda in 1995. Ronan was involved in the IOSCO report on Principles for the Valuation of Hedge Fund Portfolios and the AIMA Guides on Sound Practices for Hedge Fund Valuations and for Offshore Alternative Fund Directors. Email: Ronan.Daly@centaurfs.com. Tel: +353 (1) 899 2400

Karen Malone

Karen Malone

Founding Partner

Karen is the Managing Director and a Founding Partner of Centaur Fund Services. Karen is a qualified accountant and has worked in the Financial Services industry since 1990. Prior to establishing Centaur, from 1997 to 2009 Karen was the Managing Director of Hemisphere Management, Bisys Hedge Fund Services and Citi Hedge Fund Services(Ireland), with responsibility for over 600 employees, across 65 clients and AUA of $85bn across the European region.
Email: Karen.Malone@centaurfs.com. Tel: +353 (1) 899 2400

Eric Bertrand

Eric Bertrand

Founding Partner

Eric is a Founding Partner of Centaur Fund Services. He is a qualified accountant (CA) who has worked in the investment fund industry since 1997. Prior to establishing Centaur, from 1997 to 2009, Eric was the Managing Director of Bisys Hedge Fund Services and Citi Hedge Fund Services Limited in Bermuda and Cayman with responsibility for over 300 employees, 100 clients and AUA of $60bn across the United States and Carribbeans.
Email: Eric.Bertrand@centaurfs.com. Tel: +353 (1) 899 2400

Des Johnson

Des Johnson

Partner/ CEO USA

Des Johnson is based in New York and is CEO of Centaur Fund Services USA. 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. Des has experienced all aspects of the Investment fund Industry since 1998 working 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

Gavan is based in London and is Head of Business Development. Gavan was educated at the University of Limerick and has worked in the financial services industry since 1997. Prior to joining Centaur in November 2010 Gavan held senior roles at Citi Hedge Fund Services and Bisys Hedge Fund Services both in Dublin and in London from 2002. He has also participated in the AIMA communications committee.
Email: Gavan.McGuire@centaurfs.com. Tel: +44 203 318 2737

Antonio Frias

Antonio Frias

CEO of Centaur Luxembourg

Antonio Frias is CEO of Centaur Luxembourg. 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 since 2012.
Email: Antonio.Frias@centaurfs.com. Tel: +352 2060 0880

IRELAND

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.

Orla Travers

Orla Travers

Head of Fund Accounting

Orla is a qualified accountant with over 15 years international experience in the investment funds industry. Prior to joining Centaur in July 2018, Orla was a Senior Vice President with SS&C, based in New Jersey. Orla began her career in the investment funds industry in 2003 in Bermuda, where she held several operational roles at BISYS Hedge Fund Services and Citi Hedge Fund Services, before transferring to the U.S. in 2010.
Email:
Orla.Travers@centaurfs.com. Tel: +353 (1) 899 2400.

Noel McGrath

Noel McGrath

Head of Investor Services

Noel is the Head of Investor Services of Centaur Fund Services. Noel is a Finance Graduate from NUI Maynooth with 15 years client facing experience in the funds industry with leading international financial services companies in North America and Europe. Prior to joining Centaur in 2009, Noel was an Investor Services Group Manager in Citi Hedge Fund Services (formerly Bisys Hedge Fund Services) in Bermuda. Noel has also held various operational roles with Citigroup and Irish Life Investment Managers.
Email: Noel.McGrath@centaurfs.com. Tel: +353 (1) 899 2427.

Tracy Tookey

Tracy Tookey

Head of Risk and Compliance

Tracy is Head of Risk and Compliance for the Centaur group of companies and a Director of Centaur Financial Limited. Tracy is a law graduate (University of Ulster), holds an MA in Public Order (University of Leicester) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (College of Law – England and Wales). Tracy began her career in financial services in 1998 with Royal Skandia (1998-2003) and later joined BISYS Hedge Fund Services and Citi Hedge Fund Services (2005-2009) specializing in AML, regulatory compliance and risk.
Email: Tracy.Tookey@centaurfs.com. Tel: +353 (1) 899 2463.

Eric Njolai

Eric Njolai

Eric is a qualified Industrial Engineer, Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Internal Auditor. Eric started his professional career as an external auditor with Ernst & Young where he later moved to PWC with management responsibility over audits essentially in the oil & gas and telecom sectors before moving to the investment funds industry.  Eric has wide ranging experience in all aspects of audit and financial reporting in the investment funds industry.
Email: Eric.Njolai@centaurfs.comTel: +353 (1) 899 2475.

James Crowe

James Crowe

Head of Private Equity and Real Estate

James has a BA in Accounting and Finance from Dundalk Institute of Technology and has 15 years’ experience in the funds industry. During his 15 years’ experience James has managed a vast array of complex Client PE structures, and has created multiple bespoke waterfall models for each PE structure. During his time at Centaur Fund Services James has lead the implementation of FIS Investran while onboarded key strategic Clients across multiple jurisdictions.
Email: James.crowe@centaurfs.com. Tel: +353 (1) 899 2456.

Alison Buss

Alison Buss

Head of Corporate Secretary

Alison is head of the Corporate Secretarial team at Centaur Fund Services Limited. Alison is a Chartered Secretary (ACIS) and Law graduate (Rhodes University, South Africa) with 10 years corporate secretarial experience in the fund administration field. Prior to joining Centaur in 2010, Alison held roles with Citi Hedge Fund Services (Ireland), Limited (formerly BISYS Hedge Fund Services Limited).
Email: Alison.buss@centaurfs.com. Tel: +353 (1) 899 2431.

Morgan Graham

Morgan Graham

Depositary Services Manager

Morgan is Depositary Services Manager at Centaur Financial Limited. Morgan holds an B.Sc in Mathematical Physics and Applied Mathematics (National University of Ireland Maynooth) along with a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Studies (Dublin Business School). Morgan has a broad range of experience across all operational aspects of financial services and currently runs the depositary services operations at Centaur Financial Limited, delivering AIFMD depo-lite cash monitoring and oversight.
Email: Morgan.Graham@centaurfs.com. Tel: +353 (1) 899 2441.

Fiona de Vega

Fiona de Vega

Legal Counsel

Fiona has extensive commercial law experience in private practice particularly in PE and PERE transactional and advisory work.  She also has experience in onshore and offshore regulatory regimes, data protection laws, AML, legal project management and stakeholder management in rapid growth environments. Fiona partners with our clients, their law firms, in-house counsels and other service providers across the global Centaur group.
Email: Fiona.deVega@centaurfs.com. Tel: +353 (1) 899 2400.

LUXEMBOURG

Antonio Frias

Antonio Frias

CEO of Centaur Luxembourg

Antonio Frias is CEO of Centaur Luxembourg. 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 since 2012.
Email: Antonio.Frias@centaurfs.com. Tel: +352 2060 0880

Marie-Pierre Beaudoin

Marie-Pierre Beaudoin

Product Development

Marie-Pierre is Head of Product Development for the Centaur group of companies. Marie holds a Master’s degree of Science in Finance (Universite de Sherbrooke, Canada) and is currently completing a Higher Diploma in Computer Science (Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland). Prior to joining Centaur in 2012, Marie worked in Bermuda between 2007 and 2012.
Email: marie-pierre@centaurfs.com. Tel: +352 2060 0880.

Gerry Salucci

Gerry Salucci

Managing Director of Centaur Luxembourg

Gerry is the Managing Director of Luxembourg Capital Partners S.A. Gerry has been working in the Financial Services Industry in Luxembourg since 1986 where he has worked for leading international financial services companies such as The Bank of Bermuda, Flemings, Citibank, General Re CKAG, Commerzbank and The Bank of New York. During his career Gerry has had the opportunity to broaden his knowledge in operational aspects of the services provided to investment funds as well as in relationship management/sales.
Email: Gerry.Salucci@centaurfs.com. Tel: +352 2060 0880.

NORTH AMERICA

Des Johnson

Des Johnson

Partner/ CEO USA

Des Johnson is based in New York and is CEO of Centaur Fund Services USA. 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. Des has experienced all aspects of the Investment fund Industry since 1998 working in Ireland, Bermuda and New York.
Email: Des.Johnson@centaurfs.com. Tel: +1 (212) 651-7287

Leslie Dewhurst

Leslie Dewhurst

Head of Investor Services

Leslie Dewhurst is the Head of Investor Services for Centaur Fund Services US. Leslie has 10 years of experience in Investor Services working on both the administrator and client side. Leslie held Investor Services management roles with Citi Hedge Fund Services, NA and SS&C Globe Op covering large Hedge and Private Equity relationships. Leslie has extensive experience in all aspects of Investor Services, account on-boarding and Regulatory Compliance.
Email: Leslie.dewhurst@centaurfs.com. Tel: +1 (201) 335 1279.

Mase Kazemi

Mase Kazemi

Head of Alternatives

Mase Kazemi is based in the New York/New Jersey area and Head of Fund Accounting for Centaur Fund Services USA. Prior to joining Centaur, Mase was Senior Vice President at SS&C managing a business unit which provided full middle office services for the company’s largest institutional client for 100+ CLOs, SMAs and Hedge Funds representing $50bn Assets Under Administration. His product expertise spans across multiple asset classes including Bank Loans, Swaps, ABS/MBS and Bonds.
Email: Mase.kazemi@centaurfs.com. Tel: +1 (201) 335 1275.

Self Hamac

Self Hamac

Head of Operations Canada

Self  has over fifteen years of professional accounting experience, with solid experience in  alternative funds and insurance linked securities funds. Prior to joining Centaur, he worked at Citi Hedge Fund Services Ltd. and Prime Management Limited (both companies subsequently acquired by SS&C GlobeOp) leading teams working on a portfolio of hedge fund and insurance linked securities clients.
Email: Self.Hamac@centaurfs.com. Tel: +1 (519) 397 9424.

Tyler Dennin

Tyler Dennin

PERE Manager

Tyler Dennin is the manager of Private Equity for Centaur Fund Services USA. Prior to joining Centaur, Tyler was a Vice President at State Street and a Manager at Citigroup. At both firms he managed teams across multiple office locations and countries and was responsible for some of each’s largest PE and Hedge clients. Tyler brings 10 years of alternatives experience servicing Private Equity, Real Estate, Hedge, and BDC clients to the Centaur team.
Email: Tyler.dennin@centaurfs.com. Tel: +1 (201) 335 1272.

Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson

Business Development Centaur USA

Richard is based in New York in the role of Business Development.  Richard has a BSc Degree in Finance from Quinnipiac University and has been in the Alternative Investment Industry since 2001. Richard has experience in all aspects of the Alternative Investment Fund Industry through senior operational and portfolio management roles at Cramer Berkowitz, Stratix Asset Management and Quad Capital.
Email: Richard.Johnson@centaurfs.com. Tel: +1 (212) 651-7287

BERMUDA

Marc Weaver

Marc Weaver

Chief Operating Officer Bermuda

Marc is Chief Operating Officer of the Bermuda Office. Marc was educated at the Pennsylvania State University in the United States in Accountancy and has worked in financial services since 2000. Prior to joining Centaur, Marc was Senior Vice President at IKONIC Fund Services in Bermuda with responsibilities for Hedge Funds and Insurance Link Securities (ILS).
Email:
Marc.Weaver@centaurfs.com . Tel: +1 (441) 405 2400

Neil MacGuinness

Neil MacGuinness

Head of Investor Services

Neil has over 17 years’ experience in Fund Administration, having held previous roles with State Street, Citi Hedge Fund Services and Horseshoe Fund Services. His roles have been mostly operational, but he has also had technology focused roles where he was involved in the design and roll out of a paperless workflow system and a web reporting platform, amongst other initiatives. Neil has experience in Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds and ILS Funds.
Email: Neil.macguinness@centaurfs.com. Tel: +1 (441) 405 2410.

Irineo Condat

Irineo Condat

Head of ILS

Irineo Condat (IC) is a Certified Public Accountant and an Associate in Reinsurance with more than fourteen years’ audit and fund administration experience. Mr. Condat has amassed vast industry experience having held senior positions at SS&C Fund Services (Bermuda) Limited (formerly Prime Management Limited) and PricewaterhouseCoopers Bermuda since 2010.
Email: ic.condat@centaurfs.com. Tel: +1 (441) 405 2408.

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