Theodore J Gillman, CFA
Before founding Crito Capital, Ted worked as an investment analyst, portfolio manager, product and sales manager and distribution professional. His expertise includes new product development, fund analysis and selection, and due diligence review. Prior to Crito, he was affiliated with Ariane Capital Partners, a registered broker/dealer and placement agent. Prior to Ariane, Ted was Director of Business Development with The Rohatyn Group, an investment adviser focused on emerging markets. At Rohatyn, he served in a number of capacities including US institutional distribution and private equity product management. Prior to Rohatyn, he worked in institutional distribution with Davis Advisors. Before his role at Davis, he managed the asset management business at a brokerage firm and held senior positions at Lazard Asset Management in New York and London. Ted began his career in the investment business at Wilkinson, O’Grady & Co., as an investment analyst. He earned an undergraduate degree from Tufts University, cum laude, majoring in History and Philosophy. Ted received an MBA from The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Administration. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and works at the firm’s Westport office.
Ann M. Marshall
Ann is an experienced corporate finance executive with a track record of establishing financial services enterprises in developing markets. Drawing on a career as a transactional attorney, Ann has built substantial expertise in broker/dealer regulatory issues. During the 1990s, Ann served as the COO of a group of Moscow-based financial services businesses held by the Pioneer Group. After returning to New York, Ann was the co-founder of a start-up mortgage securitization business in Poland. Ann then joined NewLine Advisors, LLC, a financial advisory firm specializing in housing finance and structured finance, where she was also a partner in a regional investment vehicle established as a joint venture with The Rohatyn Group to finance consumer and mortgage assets in Emerging European countries. Ann began her career practicing securities law in New York, primarily in public finance. She is a Graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and a member of the New York bar. Her undergraduate studies were in English and Economics at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Ann is based in New York.
Eunice is a compliance professional at Crito Capital and has close to 20 years of professional experience in the finance industry. Eunice began her financial services career at Smith Barney as a registered sales assistant. She then spent 5 years at Lime Rock Partners, a private equity firm specializing in the upstream oil and gas sector. Eunice then transitioned back into the brokerage business and was affiliated with LPL Financial. Prior to joining Crito Capital she was the Compliance Principal at TR Capital Group, LLC, a small retail broker dealer and continues to serve in an advisory role. Eunice holds the FINRA Series 24 and 7 Licenses. She is supervised from the firm’s Westport office.
Chief Financial Officer
Liz is a partner at Accounting and Compliance International (ACI). She is a Certified Public Accountant and Financial Operations Principal. Ms. Attanasio began her career at Rothstein Kass in the financial services division, providing accounting, audit, and tax services to a wide range of financial services companies. She went on to become a supervisor at Anchin Block & Anchin, servicing the firm’s financial services clients, which included broker-dealers, hedge funds, and fund of funds. Ms. Attanasio was also a vice president in the Business Unit - Controllers at JPMorgan (FKA Bear Stearns) in the Structured Equity Products division, and was the controller and in charge of financial reporting for numerous subsidiaries. Ms. Attanasio then took on the role of manager at the SDDCO Group where she served the firm’s clients as an outsourced “Chief Financial Officer” of multiple broker dealers. She has over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry. Ms. Attanasio is currently a member of the AICPA, NJSSCPA, NYSSCPA, AWSCPA and ACAMS and is based in New York.
Chief Compliance Officer, Crito Capital LLP
Jonathan has a Master’s Degree in Accounting Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and began his career as a Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Young practicing as a CPA in Chicago and the Cayman Islands. He is a past member of the AICPA and CISPA. Jonathan also has an Honours Degree in English Literature from the University of York and was educated at Winchester College. He was the compliance manager for Henderson Investors and Compliance Officer for EFG Private Bank before joining Old Mutual Asset Managers in 1994 where he spent 7 years as Head of Compliance, responsible for both the institutional and retail aspects of the business. More recently he has been an expert witness and a compliance consultant to a number of multijurisdictional firms in the asset and fund management space. Jonathan is widely recognized in the securities industry as founder and editor of the Compliance Exchange website, an educational resource for academics and practitioners in compliance, risk and governance. He is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. Jonathan is based in London.
Ted focuses on US institutional investor coverage, in addition to private fund and direct investment origination. Previously, Ted was a Vice President at TransPacific Group, an independent placement agent boutique where he was responsible for manager origination, due diligence, analysis of global alternative investment markets and general business development. Prior to TransPacific Group, Ted was a Principal at Paris based Triago, one of the oldest private equity specialty advisors, where he covered US institutional investors. Before transitioning to the capital raising side of private equity, Ted was an Investment Associate at SK Capital Partners. Earlier, Ted worked for Real Estate investment firm Tungsten Partners and in the Structured Principal Investing Group at Barclays Capital where he focused on junior capital/mezzanine and minority equity investments. Ted began his career in the Financial Sponsors Group at Lehman Brothers. Ted received a BA with Honors in Economics from Haverford College and attended the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He works from the Firm’s New York office.
William joined Crito Capital in 2018. Prior to joining Crito, he was for 13 years a member of the Private Equity placement team at Ariane Capital Partners. During his time at Ariane his responsibilities centered on expanding his relationships with Single and Multi-Family Offices along with other Wealth Managers and Advisors. He has participated in 50+ mandates, including VC, Growth and PE funds, advising fundraising teams on strategy, positioning and advanced communication and presentation skills. Prior to his association with Ariane he spent 4 years at the University of Pennsylvania's Development Office where he concentrated on building long-term relationships with HNW/UHNW alumni in order to raise seven-figure commitments to its endowment. Before starting at Penn he was 11 years with VideoLearning Systems, a leading broker of management training systems, selling group and enterprise-wide applications, with responsibility for developing long-term, key-account relationships with the Senior Executives of Fortune 500 clients. Previously, as an entrepreneur, he was head of Business Development for 3 years as a Co-founder and Principal of V-Graph, a software firm that created and developed training programs for corporate and government entitities. William received his undergraduate degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Bruce has a distinguished career in private equity including directing the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System $6 billion private equity investment portfolio for eleven years before retiring from PA SERS. He joined Crito Capital in 2018, along with his Ariane Capital Partners' colleagues, Don Kraftson and William Daniels. At Ariane, Bruce served as a Senior Advisor providing strategic counsel to Ariane and its clients. In earlier days he practiced tax, commercial real estate, and business law with the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania firm of McNees, Wallace & Nurick. He served as an Army intelligence analyst with the 628th Military Intelligence Battalion. He earned a B.S. from Albright College, an M.S. from Pennsylvania State University, and a J.D. from University of Pittsburgh.
David has over 25 years of private placement experience in both the US and Europe. Most recently, he worked with the Connecticut based placement group NovaFund Advisors. Prior to that, he headed in-house fund raising and investor relations for the Los Angeles based media and entertainment firm Screen Capital. He performed a similar role with Gladstone, a firm based in the District of Columbia focused on mezzanine investing. From 2003 to 2009, he headed North American fund raising for the European private equity group Sal Oppenheim Private Equity Partners (now owned by Deutsche Bank). From 1996 to 2003, he co-managed the private equity placement business for the German bank HypoVereinsbank from the New York branch. David started his private equity career in 1990 with the Austrian bank Creditanstalt, working in both Vienna and New York. He earned an MBA and MIA from Columbia University and a BA in physics/astrophysics with a minor in Russian studies from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. David works from the firm’s office in Westport.
Director of Marketing
Florence is responsible for the coordination of client activities across Europe. Prior to joining Crito Capital, Florence spent over 17 years in the investment, private equity, M&A and risk management functional disciplines leading multi-disciplinary teams at firms such as Willis, Aon and Marsh & McLennan. After graduating from business school, she joined Gras Savoye (Willis Group) the leading risk management & insurance brokerage firm in France, to advise corporate clients. In 2000, she joined Aon to focus on transaction services and due diligence. In 2005 she moved to Marsh & McLennan where she focused on diligence for private equity transactions, also based in Paris. Florence holds an undergraduate degree in organizational psychology from Yale University. She holds an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Administration. She also holds a Masters degree in Sustainable Studies from the International Institute of Management in Paris. Florence speaks six languages, French, English, Italian, Spanish, German and Portuguese, listed in order of fluency. Florence is affiliated with Crito Capital LLP and the firm’s London office.
Sarah has worked in investment management for over 23 years. Prior to Crito Capital, Sarah ran Beckside Capital, a consulting company. Prior to Beckside, Sarah worked with Apogee Global Advisors, a precious metals fund, where she was responsible for fund raising. Prior to Apogee, she was Vice President of Marketing and Investor Relations for Lincoln Vale, LLC, a global alternative investment management firm focusing on niche hedge funds and private equity funds. Prior to this role, Sarah was a partner in Blue Dragon Capital - a copper arbitrage trading fund. Before her work with Blue Dragon, she was a Vice President at Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation both in New York and London, where she developed investment portfolios for high net worth clients. Sarah is an Advisory Board Member of a biotech company, MyoSyntax. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from De Montfort University in the United Kingdom. Sarah is affiliated with the firm’s Westport office.
Donald W. Kraftson
Don has over 20 years of private equity experience both as a placement professional and as an investor. Prior to joining Crito Capital in 2018, Don led the development of Ariane Capital Partner's private equity fundraising practice to top 10 and 12 rankings by Preqin and Pitchbook, respectively, during his 14 years at Ariane. Previously, he was a general partner with Dolphin Equity Partners, a private equity firm based in New York, which he helped form in 1998. During his tenure at Dolphin, Don helped raise two private equity funds totaling $340 million. He has been a leader and member of teams responsible for investing $200 million in 12 portfolio companies. As a board member, he led the raise of $435 million in outside capital for six portfolio companies. He began his private equity career at CIBC Capital Partners, the merchant banking arm of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and worked at PNC Bank in the Communications Lending and Loan Workout Departments. He earned his M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and his B.B.A. from the College of William and Mary.
Tara is an investment banker and advisor, providing financial and strategic advisory services to healthcare and life sciences corporations. Tara completed a PhD in developmental and cellular biology at Southern Illinois University where she studied cellular de-differentiation and commitment plasticity as related to cancer, and taught histology to medical students. Subsequently, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at University of Missouri-Columbia, studying early embryonic gene expression and immunity. After 11 years of academic research and mentoring at Cornell Medical College, and completion of an MBA in Finance (ODE and BGS), from Fordham Graduate School of Business Administration in 1999, she transitioned to the private sector. She has worked in the areas of corporate strategy, private and public financing, M&A, and joint venture in a number of domestic and cross-border transactions. During the past 2 years, Dr. Sharif has accelerated her involvement in the start-up community, aiming to use her dual scientific and financial experiences to foster the growth of younger companies and their passage through the earlier stages of development. Aside from her main role, Dr. Sharif serves on external advisory boards of LIBH and acts as the interim CEO of Tarachon, LLC. Tara is affiliated with the firm’s New York office.
Before joining Crito Capital in 2018, Vin worked as a fundraising and marketing professional, representing a variety of hedge fund, private equity, and long only strategies. He has raised billions of dollars in assets for both blue-chip funds and emerging asset managers. Vin has broad experience vetting, seeding, and growing new firms and funds. Successful fund raises and launches have included: global macro, systematic macro, statistical arbitrage, credit, commodities, emerging markets, hedge fund incubation, long/short equity, infrastructure, and private equity. Vin has held senior Marketing and Investor Relations roles at Brevan Howard, JPMorgan Incubator Strategies, Welton Investments, and The Rohatyn Group. He began his Wall Street career in Institutional Equity Sales at Kidder Peabody in New York. Vin earned a BA from the University of Vermont, in Political Science and English. He received his MBA from Columbia Business School, where he was a Robert Toigo Fellow. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is supervised from the firm’s Westport office.
Matt focuses his efforts on sophisticated tax and investment planning strategies for professional investors—chiefly Family Offices and Corporations. Prior to joining the Crito team, he was a partner at XXI Securities, an arbitrage boutique in NYC. Additionally, he was the managing director of Laidlaw Adams & Peck’s Washington DC office. He received a Bachelors degree from the University of Cincinnati (history, economics) and a Masters degree from Columbia University (School of International and Public Affairs). Matt works from the Firm’s New York office.
Arturo is a financial professional with over 28 years of experience, Arturo’s career has focused on advising and consulting with companies and high net worth individuals on international financial transactions. He is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a Masters in Accounting as well as a number of other professional designations, and is a registered representative with the firm. Mr. Weiner began his public accounting career in 1988 with Ernst & Young in its San Antonio and Houston, Texas offices. Later on in his career he founded Wiener Strickler, LLP, a firm which grew into an international footprint with clients in 30 countries. In 2003, Wiener Strickler LLP executed the only independent use of name, technology and client sharing agreement with Deloitte. Mr. Weiner has extensive experience evaluating and structuring domestic and international financial transaction. He is fluent in Spanish and is affiliated with the Firm’s office in Westport.