Operations Team

 

Patrick J. Durkin
Managing Director, Head of External Relations, Member of Investment Committee
Mr. Durkin is a Managing Director, Head of External Relations, having joined in January 2015, and is based in New York. As Head of External Relations, Mr. Durkin’s responsibilities include investor and corporate relations, government and regulatory strategies, and communications. Previously, Mr. Durkin was a Managing Director at Barclays responsible for Regulatory and Government Affairs starting in 2009. Prior to Barclays, Mr. Durkin was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse in the Alternative Asset Management Group responsible for funds development and capital raising. In 2001, Credit Suisse acquired Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette (“DLJ”), where Mr. Durkin was a Managing Director and Head of its International Capital Markets Banking business beginning at DLJ in 1994.

In government, Mr. Durkin served in the U.S. Treasury Department during the Reagan and Bush Administrations and in the U.S. Congress as a Legislative and Communications Director. Mr. Durkin also served on the Executive Staff and Chief of Staff of President Reagan’s Commission on Market Reform (“Brady Commission”), on the SEC Competitive Markets Task Force, and on the board of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (“OPIC”). He served in Policy and Communications roles in the Presidential races for Presidents Bush (41 and 43), Senator McCain and Governor Romney. Mr. Durkin is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

A native of Greenwich, Connecticut, Mr. Durkin received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College and an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.                                  

Timothy J. Kacani
Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, Member of Investment Committee
Mr. Kacani is a Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, having joined in June 2014, and is based in New York. Mr. Kacani oversees the Firm’s finance, legal and operations functions and acts as the Chief Compliance Officer. Previously, Mr. Kacani was the CFO of Lightyear Capital, having joined in April 2001. Prior to joining Lightyear, Mr. Kacani worked at J.P. Morgan Partners as a Vice President of Investment Partnerships, Tax and Distributions from 1997 to 2001. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Mr. Kacani worked at Brother International Corporation as a Manager for financial reporting from 1996 to 1997. Mr. Kacani began his career at KPMG, where he worked from 1987 to 1996. While at KPMG, he spent six years in a variety of audit positions and an additional three years in the executive office overseeing the financial reporting for the consolidated U.S. division of KPMG.

Mr. Kacani is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Praxia Bank and Panmure Gordon. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees at the University of Scranton.

A native of Metuchen, New Jersey, Mr. Kacani is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Scranton.

Michele J. Cito
Vice President of Finance and Operations
Ms. Cito is Vice President of Finance and Operations, having joined in June 2014, and is based in New York. Previously, Ms. Cito worked as an Auditor at Deloitte & Touche LLP in financial services, having joined Deloitte in September 2013. Prior to Deloitte, Ms. Cito worked as an Intern at J.C. Flowers from 2010 to 2013. At J.C. Flowers, Ms. Cito reported directly to the CFO, the Director of Finance and to the Financial Controllers.

A native of West Orange, New Jersey, Ms. Cito is a Certified Public Accountant and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Accounting, summa cum laude, and an MBA from Pace University.


Yan Bai
Senior Accountant
Ms. Bai is a Senior Accountant, having joined in February 2019, and is based in New York. Previously, Ms. Bai worked as a Senior Auditor at Deloitte & Touche LLP in financial services, having joined Deloitte in September 2015.

A native of Jiangsu, China, Ms. Bai is a Certified Public Accountant and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Baruch College.

Jamie N. Randall
Investor Relations Associate
Ms. Randall is an Investor Relations Associate, having joined in January 2014, and is based in New York. Previously, Ms. Randall worked in investment merchant banking at Morgan Brothers Holdings, LLC. Ms. Randall began her career as a U.S. Business Consultant at Mitrakas and Company, PC where she advised foreign companies incorporating in the United States on structuring, hiring and marketing.

A native of Rochester Hills, Michigan, Ms. Randall earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, cum laude, from Oakland University and a JD from the University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Law.