WHFN: Operational Due Diligence
Barrett C. Brown, Chief Financial Officer, Viking Global Investors
Barrett C. Brown is the Chief Financial Officer of Viking Global Investors LP, having responsibility for fund accounting, corporate accounting, taxation and facilities. Prior to joining Viking, Mr. Brown spent fifteen years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ("PwC") where he was a partner in the alternative investment funds practice. While at PwC, he led the firm's Technical Accounting Group for Alternative Investments, in addition to being responsible for service delivery for some of their larger hedge fund and private equity clients. Mr. Brown holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in addition to being a licensed certified public accountant. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Providence College.
Justin Mauskopf, Vice President, Goldman Sachs
Justin Mauskopf is a Vice President in the Alternative Investments & Manager Selection (AIMS) Group, based in New York, where he focuses on operational and business due diligence for hedge fund strategies. Mr. Mauskopf joined Goldman Sachs as a Vice President in 2007. He was previously with the Market Risk Management Group of Citigroup. He also held positions at ICapital Markets, Bear Stearns, and KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. Mauskopf received a B.S. in Economics and Accounting from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Gary D. Brewster, Director, Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin
Mr. Brewster is a Director in Houlihan Lokey’s New York office, where he is a member of the Financial Advisory Services business and the Healthcare Group. He has provided financial advisory services for mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and alliances, strategic investments, and financings. He has also provided valuation opinions for investor groups, private disputes and for regulatory agencies. He has served a number of industry sectors, including pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, healthcare services, information technology, and natural resources.
Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Brewster worked for Standard & Poor’s, PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM.
Mr. Brewster has spoken at numerous industry and technical conferences. He has been a long-time supporter of the educational programs of Inner City Scholarship Fund and Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Brewster received a B.S. in industrial engineering from Stanford University and earned his M.B.A. from the Wharton School. He is registered with FINRA as a General Securities Representative (Series 7 and 63).
James Kelly, Chairman, HedgeServ
James Kelly founded HedgeServ, a group of companies offering fund administration services to hedge funds. Prior to founding HedgeServ in 2007, he was the President of Third Point LLC. Mr. Kelly founded and was Chief Executive Officer of International Fund Services (“IFS”), a global leader in hedge fund administration, from 1994 to 2005. Prior to founding IFS, he was President of Moore Capital Management. Prior to forming Moore in 1989, he was at Shearson Lehman and prior to that Drexel Burnham Lambert. He began his career at KPMG Peat Marwick. He is a CPA and holds a BS in Business Administration from Southern Oregon University.