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Melissa Anderson, CPA
Chief Operating Officer, Meritage Capital, L.P.
Melissa has over fifteen years of experience in Finance and Accounting. Melissa is the Chief Operating Officer of Meritage Capital, L.P. ('Meritage') a firm managing Fund of Hedge Fund Portfolios and she is responsible for Firm Operations, Finance and Compliance. Melissa transitioned to Meritage after managing a family office, St. James's Park Holding, LLC. In the family office, she was responsible for overseeing accounting, tax and investment activities for the family and the family foundation.
Before joining the family office, Melissa held the position of Treasury Controller at Dell, Inc. where she managed the accounting of all Treasury and Corporate Finance Activities. Prior to her position at Dell, Inc. Melissa was an audit senior at Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
Melissa received a Bachelor of Arts in 1992 from Southwestern University. Melissa serves as a Trustee of St. Gabriel's Catholic School and resides in Austin, Texas with her husband and two children.
Christine Breck, CFA
Principal, Source Trading
Christine Breck, CFA has over 23 years experience in the financial industry. In 2000, she joined Source Trading, a broker/dealer that serves institutional investors including hedge funds, mutual funds and endowments Source was founded in 1993 and was one of the first outsource trading firms.
Prior to joining Source, Christine worked for the Bank of New York for 5 years in New York and London. Previously, she held positions in commercial finance at Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken and the Bank of Darien.
Christine received a BA in French from Connecticut College and is a CFA charterholder. She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher. She served for 2 years as the co-chairman of the Trader / Portfolio Manager Peer Advisory Committee for 100 Women in Hedge Funds in New York and started the Texas Chapter of 100 WHF. She lives in Austin TX.
Claire Hetherington, Esq.
Assistant General Counsel, Oak Hill Investment Management Services
Claire Hetherington is an Assistant General Counsel of Oak Hill Investment Management Services and provides legal support exclusively to the firm. Prior to joining Oak Hill, Ms. Hetherington was a Senior Associate in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group of Haynes and Boone, LLP. Ms. Hetherington holds a J.D. degree from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law and an LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Northumbria, United Kingdom.
Stephanie M. Lucke, CPA
Chief Financial Officer, Third Coast Capital Management, L.P.
Stephanie serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Third Coast Capital Management, L.P., a hedge fund in Austin, TX. Prior to joining Third Coast Capital, Stephanie worked as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Stamford, CT. Prior to PwC, Stephanie served as a Technical Assistant at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Stephanie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M University with a B.B.A. in Accounting and a Master of Science in Finance. Stephanie is a CPA.
Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Prime Brokerage
Lori Lindley has 23 years of experience in the financial services industry. In June of 2010, she re-joined JPMorgan as an Executive Director in Prime Brokerage Sales covering the Southeast region.
From 2007-2010, Lori worked for Banc of America Securities in Prime Brokerage (which was acquired by BNP Paribas in October 2008) with responsibility for Capital Introduction in the Southwest and West Coast regions. Prior to joining BNP Paribas, she spent 19 years at JPMorgan Chase. During her tenure at JP Morgan Chase, Lori had numerous responsibilities including being a Senior Vice President in the Funds Group - South Region, covering hedge funds and fund of funds.
Lori graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.B.A. in Finance. She resides in Dallas, Texas, and has been actively involved in the community for a number of years. Lori is a member of the Junior League of Dallas and serves on the Host Committee for the Great Investors' Best Ideas Foundation Investment Symposium. Additionally, Lori serves on the Board of Directors for Texas Wall Street Women.
Tax Director, Deloitte Tax LLP
Charla Parette is a Tax Director in the Dallas office of Deloitte Tax LLP. She currently serves as the Lead Tax Director for her firm's Dallas Investment Management Practice.
With over sixteen years of experience, Ms. Parette has served a wide variety of clients in the alternative investment industry, including hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity funds and venture capital funds. Ms. Parette provides a variety of services, including tax compliance and tax consulting and has managed numerous tax engagements and special projects for clients of all sizes.
Ms. Parette graduated from the William S. Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University in July 1991 with a Master of Science degree in accounting and May 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. She is an active member of the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association.
Ms. Parette is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is licensed to practice in Oklahoma and Texas. She is a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, she is a member of Commercial Real Estate Women. She has served as a board member for the Margaret Hudson Program, a Tulsa United Way agency. She is an active participant in Junior Achievement in North Texas. She has been a leader in her firm's Dallas United Way Campaign and an active participant at the Alexis de Tocqueville level.
Carolyn J. Pope, CFP
Vice President, Neuberger Berman Wealth Management
Carolyn Pope has worked in the financial industry for 27 years. She uses her experience and knowledge to work with wealthy individuals, endowments, and foundations to understand their needs and to build comprehensive wealth management plans designed to help them achieve their goals.
After receiving a BS and an MBA from the University of Houston, Carolyn began her financial industry career in 1983 at Interfirst Bank of Texas. Later, she held positions at firms including Texas Commerce/ Chase Bank, Wells Fargo, and US Trust. She joined Neuberger Berman as a Wealth Advisor in 2005. Carolyn holds the designation of Certified Financial Planner.
Carolyn is an active volunteer in the community and her church. She serves on the Board of Directors for The Greater Houston Chapter of the American Red Cross and DePelchin Children’s Centers. She has also led numerous committees and events to better our community.
Wanda F. Potts
Chief Financial Officer, e360 Power
Wanda Potts is responsible for the operational and compliance functions of e360 Power, LLC, a commodity power and related energy trading firm. She has over 17 years of experience in the hedge fund industry and extensive experience in accounting and business administration as the Chief Financial Officer of Phillips Trading Group, Inc., a commodity futures and foreign exchange trading firm, and as Chief Financial Officer of Austin Capital Management, a fund-of-funds firm that had over $2 billion in assets under management prior to her departure. Wanda obtained her education at St. Edwards University, is a founding member and Vice President of Texas Wall Street Women, holds the Series 65 license and is a member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals.
Lead Sector Manager, Teachers Retirement System of Texas
Corina Scoggins is a Senior Investment Manager on the Internal Public Market team of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Her position as the lead sector manager of Global Consumer Research builds on her prior role as the Portfolio Manager of the consumer staples and discretionary sectors on the US Large Cap Fund. A move to Austin at the end of 1998 led to her transition from the sell-side to sector fund management, first as a Portfolio Manager at the Texas Permanent School Fund.
Before moving to Austin, Corina worked in Kansas City at George K. Baum & Company, training first as an associate analyst. She left George K. Baum in 1998 as a Vice President in Equity Research and moved to Austin to marry a guitar player.
Corina has nearly 20 years of investment experience all in equity research and portfolio management. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in French and Economics, and later studied for a Master's of Arts at the University of Illinois-Springfield with an emphasis on environmental economics. Corina is a CFA charterholder.
President and CEO, Shirkey Consulting, Inc.
Linda Shirkey founded Shirkey Consulting, Inc, in 1994 after serving the investment advisor community as an institutional broker for five years. Prior to that, she was a corporate banker working with Fortune 500 high technology companies, and has held marketing and new product development positions in the legal and financial services industries. Ms. Shirkey holds a BA magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University. She is a frequently requested speaker at national conferences, providing a practical, straight forward perspective on managing compliance in a successful firm.
Shirkey Consulting, Inc. provides its expertise nationwide to new and mature investment advisory firms, hedge funds, pension consultants, and financial planners. The company approaches compliance from a best practices perspective, developing the most effective and efficient means to meet the ever-changing regulatory requirements for firms of all sizes.
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