Board of Directors

Darren Stainrod

Chairman and Independent Director

Mr. Stainrod serves as the Chairman of our board of directors. Darren Stainrod is a Principal of Marbury Fund Services (Cayman) Limited (“Marbury”), a fiduciary services company focused on the alternative investment industry and licensed by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. Darren is registered as a director with the Authority pursuant to the Directors Licensing and Registration Law, 2014.

Prior to joining Marbury Darren was a Principal at HighWater Limited for almost 3 years where he provided professional director services to hedge funds, fund of funds and private equity vehicles.

Before becoming a professional director Darren spent 17 years at UBS in the Cayman Islands where he was a Managing Director and the Global Head of UBS Alternative Fund Services. At UBS he had responsibility for the overall management and development of the global hedge fund administration business with more than 300 staff in seven countries servicing alternative investment funds with over $200bn in assets under administration.

Darren has more than 28 years of experience in the investment fund industry, including 24 years in the Cayman Islands. Before joining UBS, Darren worked for three years with Coopers & Lybrand in Cayman and four years with Deloitte in the UK.

Darren holds a BA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Reading in the UK. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants. He is a past Chairman of the Cayman Islands Fund Administrators Association and is the current Treasurer of AIMA Cayman Chapter.

Committees

Committee Role
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chair
Audit Committee Member
Valuation Committee Member

Munish Sood, CFA

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Sood serves as our Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sood is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Princeton Advisory Group, Inc. since November 2002. Munish is responsible for sourcing, analyzing, structuring, and closing new investment opportunities as well as managing portfolio investments. Mr. Sood is a founder and Chairman of First Choice Bank, since 2007. Mr. Sood is also founder of Cross Point Capital, LLC, a registered broker-dealer in the U.S., which specializes in trading securities and raising capital for institutional clients. Prior to forming Princeton Advisory Group, Inc., Mr. Sood co-founded BoTree Investments, LLC, in 2001 where he was the Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Sood was responsible for managing and investing in structured products and overseeing all investment activity in Botree Asset Management, LLC. Prior to Botree, Mr. Sood was the Senior Portfolio Manager at Global Value Investors, Inc. from January 1999 to April 2001. Prior to Global Value Investors, Inc., Mr. Sood was a Senior Analyst/Trader at Penn Capital Management, Inc. From 1996 to 1998 he was an associate at Bankers Trust focusing on fixed income arbitrage. He holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the Investment Analyst Society of New York and the CFA Institute. Mr. Sood received a B.S. in Finance & Accounting from Rider University.

Mark DiSalvo

Director

Mr. DiSalvo is the President and CEO of Sema4, Inc., a leading global professional services provider of private equity funds-under-management. He has been a senior executive and entrepreneur at international companies such as Euromoney Institutional Investor and Fairfield Whitney, and was founder of Hall, Berwick and DiSalvo where he provided funding and management advisory services to zero and first stage entities prior to founding Sema4.  He has extensive experience in private equity, entrepreneurial management, and emerging market strategy, particularly as to underserved markets and economic development. A frequent speaker at worldwide industry conferences, he is a charter member of the Inner City Economic Forum. Mr. DiSalvo was educated at the University of Massachusetts with degrees in Political Studies and Economics and has earned the professional designations CPC and CTA.  He is a long-time lecturer at the Johnson School of Business at Cornell University and the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University in their full-time MBA programs where he contributes case studies in private equity, emerging market economics and cross-border M&A.

Martin Laidlaw

Independent Director

Mr. Laidlaw is a Director of Premier Fiduciary Services (Cayman) Ltd. and a former Managing Director of JP Fund Administration (Cayman) Ltd. ("JPFA") and has over 25 years of experience in the offshore financial industry. Martin has an extensive range of experience with all forms of investment fund products and has held numerous directorship positions for a wide variety of offshore fund vehicles.

Before joining JPFA, Martin was employed with CIBC Bank and Trust Company (Cayman) Limited from 1989 through 2009. He was appointed Director and Head of Fund Services and was responsible for leading the fund services team and developing new business and client relationships. Prior to his years at CIBC, he was employed with KPMG, Cayman Islands where he led various financial services audits.

He was a founding member, Director and Treasurer of the Cayman Islands Fund Administrators Association. Martin graduated from Edinburgh University in Scotland with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. He was admitted as a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in February, 1984 and continues to maintain his qualification. He is a Cayman Islands Monetary Authority Registered Director and is a member of The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA).

Committees

Committee Role
Audit Committee Chair
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member
Valuation Committee Member

Greg Bennett

Independent Director

Mr. Bennett is a co-founder of Danesmead Partners, a company licensed by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, specializing in the provision of independent director and fiduciary services to offshore and onshore companies and limited partnerships.

Mr. Bennett began his professional career with Coopers & Lybrand (ultimately PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Canada in 1996 and was promoted to Manager in 1998, a position he held until 2000 when he joined UBS Fund Services in Cayman as an Associate Director.  In 2004, Mr. Bennett joined Butterfield Fund Services (Cayman) Limited.  He became a Director of that firm in 2005 and Managing Director in 2008.  He subsequently established the Cayman office of HedgeServ in 2010 and held the position of Managing Director.  From late 2011 through 2014, prior to co-founding Danesmead Partners, Mr. Bennett was a Director of The Harbour Trust Co. Ltd. where he provided fiduciary services to their clients, including serving as an independent director.

Mr. Bennett graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta in Canada in 1995.  He is a Chartered Accountant (Canada), a Certified Public Accountant (US), and a CFA Charterholder.  Mr. Bennett is also a Director of Hedge Funds Care Cayman, past Deputy Chairman of the Cayman Islands Fund Administrators Association, past Treasurer of AIMA Cayman and a past President of the CFA Society of the Cayman Islands.

Committees

Committee Role
Valuation Committee Chair
Audit Committee Member
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member