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Our people’s focus—providing seasoned, prudent advice and exceptional implementation.

Partners

Amy G. Bermingham

Partner

Kurt F. Dudas

Partner

Joel S. Ehrenkranz

Founding Partner

Sanford B. Ehrenkranz

Founding Partner

John B. Ehrenkranz

Partner & Chief Investment Officer

Hannah W. Mensch

Partner

Patrick J.C. Shaw

Partner

Andrew Sommers

Managing Partner

Amy G. Bermingham

Partner

Amy joined the firm in 1993 and has been a partner since 1995. She is the senior partner focused on the firm’s estate and tax planning services.

Prior to joining the firm, Amy was an associate in the Trusts and Estates Department at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Amy received a J.D. (cum laude) from Fordham Law School, an LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law and a B.A. (cum laude) from The College of the Holy Cross. Amy was a member of the White Plains Hospital’s Board of Trustees, where she served on the Investment Committee and Development Committee from 1999 until 2013, when she moved from Westchester to Manhattan. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, a member of the Planned Giving Advisory Board of The New York Public Library, a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center and a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Kurt F. Dudas

Partner

Kurt joined the firm in 2012 and has been a Partner since December 2014.

Previously, Kurt was a Director at UBS Investment Bank and an associate in the tax department of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Before obtaining his law degree, he worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. He received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and graduated with Honors from The University of Chicago, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He serves on the National Council of the American Enterprise Institute, and on the Board of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, where he is a member of the Investment Committee.

Joel S. Ehrenkranz

Founding Partner

Joel co-founded the firm and currently serves as a senior partner of both Ehrenkranz Partners L.P. and Ehrenkranz & Ehrenkranz LLP.

Joel received LL.B. and LL.M. degrees from the New York University School of Law. He graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics and an MBA. Joel is a Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Mount Sinai Medical Center and of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, he is a Trustee of New York University, a trustee of the Museum of Modern Art, a life Trustee of New York University School of Law, and an honorary Trustee of the Whitney Museum of American Art. He was previously the President of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Archives of American Art, and the Jewish Communal Fund of New York. Joel is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Sanford B. Ehrenkranz

Founding Partner

Sandy co-founded the firm and currently serves as senior partner of both Ehrenkranz Partners L.P. and Ehrenkranz & Ehrenkranz LLP.

Sandy received a LL.B. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School and an LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law. He received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. Sandy is a member of the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, a trustee of the Park Avenue Armory and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Hospital for Special Surgery. Sandy was the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Departmental Associates of the New York Weill Cornell Medical Center. He was previously the President of the Jewish Communal Fund of New York, a trustee of the Juilliard School and a member of the Board of Directors of UJA/Federation of Jewish Philanthropies.

John B. Ehrenkranz

Partner & Chief Investment Officer

John Ehrenkranz is the Chief Investment Officer of Ehrenkranz Partners, and joined the firm in 2004.

Previously, John was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, the independent private equity investment group of Morgan Stanley. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in 1996, John was in Morgan Stanley’s Mergers & Acquisitions Department. He received his Bachelor Degree from Brown University and his Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania. John serves as a Trustee of Brown University, Treasurer of the Board of New York Cares, a member of the Board of the New York Genome Center, and a member of the Board of Advisors at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Hannah W. Mensch

Partner

Hannah, who specializes in estate planning, joined Ehrenkranz & Ehrenkranz LLP in 2013 and has been a Partner since December 2014.

Previously, Hannah was with McLaughlin & Stern LLP and Dewey Ballantine LLP. She received a J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School, an Advanced Certificate in Estate Planning from the New York University School of Law and an A.B. (highest distinction) from the University of Michigan, where she was elected Phi Beta Kappa. Hannah is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). She is currently a Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation- Estate and Gift Tax Committee, is a frequent lecturer on estate and gift tax topics, and has also authored numerous articles on estate planning issues. Hannah is a member of the New York City, New York State and New Jersey State Bar Associations and is a board member of the UJA Federation Trusts and Estates Group, a Vice Chair of the Harvard Law School Annual Fund Council and a member of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Finance Committee.

Patrick J.C. Shaw

Partner

Patrick joined the firm in 2004 and currently chairs the firm’s investment committee.

Previously, he was an associate with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (New York, NY) in the tax department. He received a J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law and a B.A. from Colgate University, graduating with high honors. Patrick serves as a volunteer advisor to the Endowment Management and Finance Committee of Colgate University. He is also President of the Board of Trustees of the Fairfield Country Day School and a trustee of Mashomack Preserve in Shelter Island, New York.

Andrew Sommers

Managing Partner

Andy joined the firm in 1997 and has been a partner since 2001 and Managing Partner since 2012.

Prior to joining the firm, Andy was an associate with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (New York, NY). He received a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and graduated with Honors with a B.B.A. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Andy is a Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Child Care Association where he serves on the Executive Committee and chairs the Budget and Planning Committee and co-chairs the Investment Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for The New 42nd Street where he serves on the Executive Committee as Treasurer. Andy also is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Communal Fund and a member of the Executive Council of Montefiore Hospital, and serves on the investment committees of both organizations.

Pat Backus

Executive Assistant

Pat Backus joined the firm in 1997.

Pat has been Executive Assistant to Joel Ehrenkranz for over twenty years.

Adam Barth

Hedge Fund Controller

Adam Barth joined Ehrenkranz Partners in 2006 and supports the firm’s finance, treasury, and tax functions.

Prior to joining the firm, Adam was a supervisor at Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP. He graduated from the State University New York at Albany  is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jenna Becker

Client Services Associate

Jenna Becker joined Ehrenkranz Partners in 2018 and is a member of our Client Services Group.

She had previously worked at several investment management firms, including Epoch Investment Partners and Oppenheimer & Co. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan.

Natalia Brankovic

Operations Associate

Natalia Brankovic joined the firm in 2017 and is an Associate in the Operations Group.

Natalia had previously worked at Bloomberg, Voya Financial, and Lord Abbot. She is a graduate of Syracuse University.

Brian Breslin

Operations Associate

Brian Breslin joined Ehrenkranz Partners in 2017 and is an Associate in the Operations Group.

Brian had previously worked at Deutsche Bank and is a graduate of Sacred Heart University.

Tinika Brown

General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer

Tinika joined Ehrenkranz Partners L.P. in 2008. She is responsible for developing and overseeing the firm’s compliance program and advising on legal and regulatory matters affecting the firm’s advisory business.

Prior to joining the firm, Tinika was a Corporate Associate in the Funds Department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP. She received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and graduated with Honors from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. She is a member of the New York State Bar.

Gloria Chavez

Executive Assistant

Gloria Chavez has been a part of the firm for over twenty years.

Gloria has been Executive Assistant to Amy Bermingham since joining the firm.

Steven W Davidson

Chief Operating Officer

Steve is the Chief Operating Officer of Ehrenkranz Partners L.P., which he joined in 2011. He is responsible for all non-investment activities, including operations, finance, tax, technology, legal, and client services.

Previously, he was the Chief Financial Officer of the Quadrangle Group. Before joining Quadrangle, he spent five years in the private equity fund administration industry and five years with JP Morgan Private Bank’s Private Investments Group. Steve started his career with Coopers & Lybrand, where he was an audit manager in the capital markets group. He received a Bachelor of Science from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Patrick Douglas

Junior Analyst

Patrick joined Ehrenkranz Partners in 2017.

He is a graduate of Syracuse University and had previously worked at JP Morgan.

Abraham Eapen

Senior Vice President

Abraham joined Ehrenkranz Partners L.P. in 2009 as part of the firm’s Research Group.

Prior to joining the firm, Abraham worked at several hedge funds and fund of funds. He received his Bachelor of Sciences in Finance and International Business from Northeastern University.

Michael Fierro

Chief Financial Officer

Michael joined Ehrenkranz Partners L.P. in 2006 and has held positions in both the Research and Finance groups. In 2010, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to joining the firm, Michael was a Manager at Goldstein Golub Kessler LLP in the Financial Services group. He was responsible for supervising the audits and tax related matters for a variety of financial services clients with a focus on hedge funds. He graduated with honors from the University at Albany with a B.S. in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State.

Pete J. Gatti

Senior Vice President

Pete joined Ehrenkranz Partners L.P. in 2016 as part of the firm’s Investment Research Group.

Prior to joining the firm, Pete was most recently a Vice President in the hedge fund manager research group at the J.P. Morgan Private Bank. Mr. Gatti received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University.

Kelly Hammer

Operations Associate

Kelly Hammer joined the firm in 2017 and is an Associate in the Operations Group.

Kelly had previously worked at PBF Energy. She is a graduate of Fordham University.

Mack Herlyn

Analyst

Mack joined Ehrenkranz Partners’ analyst team in 2017.

He had previously spent four years as an analyst with Bloomberg LP. He graduated from American University and is a CFA Chartholder.

Annie Hsia

Legal Assistant

Annie Hsia joined our firm as a legal assistant in 2019.

Previously she had operational roles at Pearl Cohen and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and more than a decade of experience at law firms, including Morrison & Foerster. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University and her Juris Doctorate from Cornell Law School.

Kabir Kapoor

Managing Director of Research

Kabir joined Ehrenkranz Partners L.P. in 2006. He is responsible for the oversight of the investment research process, including identifying and monitoring the firm’s investments.

Previously, Kabir was an analyst at Pine Grove Asset Management where he focused on investing in various hedge fund strategies. Mr. Kapoor received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Manufacturing Managing & Consulting from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.

William Kenney

Operations Associate

William Kenney joined the firm in 2018 and is an Associate in the Operations Group.

He had previously worked at HedgeServe as an Operations Supervisor and, prior to that, at Thomson Reuters. He graduated from Rutgers University.

Britt Kenney

Client Services Associate

Britt Kenney joined Ehrenkranz Partners in 2015 and is a member of our Client Services Group.

She had previously worked at an investment market research group and corporate relations firm, as well as having interned with our firm. She graduated from Trinity College with a Bachelor’s Degree.

Mike Loughney

Senior Fund Controller

Michael Loughney joined Ehrenkranz Partners in 2007. He is a senior fund controller with a focus on the firm’s commingled pools.

Prior to Ehrenkranz Partners, Michael worked at BISYS Hedge Fund Services in the Cayman Islands for six years; previous to that he was a Senior Auditor in the New York office of Rothstein Kass. He is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from the University of Scranton.

Peggy Maloney

Paralegal

Peggy Maloney joined Ehrenkranz & Ehrenkranz LLP in 2018 as a Paralegal.

She has over twenty years of experience in trust and estate matters in both New York and North Carolina. Prior to joining our firm, she had been with Morrison Cohen.

Maryann Markic

Executive Assistant

Maryann Markic joined the firm in 2005.

Maryann has worked in the firm’s Operations and Finance Group’s and currently serves as Executive Assistant to Sandy Ehrenkranz.

Andrew Mezo

Senior Operations Associate

Andrew Mezo joined Ehrenkranz Partners in 2006.

Andrew is a Senior Associate in our Operations Group and has previously worked as part of the firm’s Finance team.

Jeffrey Moriarty

Senior Analyst

Jeffrey joined Ehrenkranz Partners in 2017.

He had previously spent five years as an analyst with a registered investment advisor focused on alternative investment manager due diligence. He graduated from Columbia University and is a CFA Charterholder.

Christine Muchoe

Research Assistant

Christine joined Ehrenkranz Partners as a Research Assistant in 2017.

She had previously spent two years at Rockefeller & Co., Inc. as an analyst. Christine graduated from Clemson University.

Marian Natividad

Controller

Marian Natividad joined Ehrenkranz Partners in 2011.

She joined as the Firm Controller and focuses on the finance function with respect to the firm’s internal entities. She had previously worked at KPMG, Deutsche Bank, and SwissRe. She was a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and graduated from Rutgers University.

Elizabeth Parker

Client Services Associate

Elizabeth Parker joined Ehrenkranz Partners in 2011 and is a member of our Client Services Group.

Prior to joining the firm, Elizabeth was with Bessemer Trust and Tremont Capital Management. She obtained both her Bachelor’s degree and a Master in Business Administration from Iona College.

Marty J. Piccinich

Director of Information Technology, CISO

Marty joined Ehrenkranz Partners L.P. in 2011 and is the Director of Information Technology and Chief Information Security Officer.

Prior to Ehrenkranz Partners, Marty was Vice President and Global Head of Infrastructure at D.B. Zwirn & Company, where he managed a team of global engineers responsible for the network, storage architecture, virtualization strategy, server infrastructure, data centers, and enterprise messaging. Prior to D.B. Zwirn, he led a team at Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas, responsible for building a world class infrastructure for a multi-billion dollar property. Previously, he was an Assistant Vice President at Marsh and McLennan Companies, in charge of the global Microsoft engineering team, and he worked as Technical Services Manager for Global Telesystems, Inc., based in London, England.  He graduated from New York University summa cum laude with a B.S. in Management Information Systems and received his Masters of Business Administration from the New York University Stern School of Business.

Katherine Pickel

Director of Operations

Katherine Pickel is the Director of Operations.

She joined our firm in 2012 after graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Richmond. She had previously clerked at a Virginia based legal firm.

Nick Policastro

Client Services Administrator

Nick Policastro joined Ehrenkranz Partners in 2018 and is a member of our Client Services Group.

He had previously been with HedgeServe and AFA, both hedge fund administration firms. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Eastern University and an MBA from Mercy College.

Joel Roemer

Client Services Specialist

Joel Roemer joined Ehrenkranz Partners in 2017 as a member of our Client Services Group.

He had previously interned with the firm and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Colgate University.

Michael Sancilio

Director of Client Services

Michael Sancilio joined Ehrenkranz Partners L.P. in 2017 as Director of Client Services.

Prior to joining the firm, Michael was with Neuberger Berman and Lehman Brothers in several client and investor servicing capacities, with a focus on alternative investment structures. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from New York University and a Masters of Business Administration from Baruch College.

Valentina Stanovic

Office Administrator

Valentina Stanovic joined the firm in 2007.

Tina manages the firm’s front desk and coordinates office administrative matters.

Maria Torres

Executive Assistant

Maria Torres joined the firm in 2005.

She has been the Executive Assistant to John Ehrenkranz since joining Ehrenkranz Partners.

Sarette Verdeschi

Executive Assistant

Sarette Verdeschi joined Ehrenkranz Partners in 2017.

Sarette is the Executive Assistant to Andy Sommers, Patrick Shaw, and Kurt Dudas. She had previously worked at MBIA and has a bachelor degree from Purchase College and a masters degree from Manhattanville College.

Joshua Whitehurst

Director of Systems Development

Joshua Whitehurst joined the firm in 2008.

Josh is the Director of Systems Development for Ehrenkranz Partners, responsibly for the on-going development and support of the firm’s technology platform. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor degree in computer science.

Professionals

Pat Backus

Executive Assistant

Adam Barth

Hedge Fund Controller

Jenna Becker

Client Services Associate

Natalia Brankovic

Operations Associate

Brian Breslin

Operations Associate

Tinika Brown

General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer

Gloria Chavez

Executive Assistant

Steven W Davidson

Chief Operating Officer

Patrick Douglas

Junior Analyst

Abraham Eapen

Senior Vice President

Michael Fierro

Chief Financial Officer

Pete J. Gatti

Senior Vice President

Kelly Hammer

Operations Associate

Mack Herlyn

Analyst

Annie Hsia

Legal Assistant

Kabir Kapoor

Managing Director of Research

William Kenney

Operations Associate

Britt Kenney

Client Services Associate

Mike Loughney

Senior Fund Controller

Peggy Maloney

Paralegal

Maryann Markic

Executive Assistant

Andrew Mezo

Senior Operations Associate

Jeffrey Moriarty

Senior Analyst

Christine Muchoe

Research Assistant

Marian Natividad

Controller

Elizabeth Parker

Client Services Associate

Marty J. Piccinich

Director of Information Technology, CISO

Katherine Pickel

Director of Operations

Nick Policastro

Client Services Administrator

Joel Roemer

Client Services Specialist

Michael Sancilio

Director of Client Services

Valentina Stanovic

Office Administrator

Maria Torres

Executive Assistant

Sarette Verdeschi

Executive Assistant

Joshua Whitehurst

Director of Systems Development

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