Tim Selby is a partner at Alston & Bird and is the head of its Investment Management practice. He has exclusively focused his practice for the past 20 years on advising clients with respect to structuring alternative investment funds; namely, hedge funds, commodity pools, and private equity funds. He represents a broad range of clients, from well-established institutions to experienced fund managers that have decided to venture out on their own. In addition, Tim represents institutional investors (including family offices) by performing legal diligence with respect to their contemplated alternative investment decisions. Tim is often called upon by clients to provide regulatory and compliance-related advice. He is the president of the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable and served as the most recent Chair of the Futures and Derivatives Regulation Committee for the New York City Bar Association. Prior to attending law school Tim practiced as a CPA in the State of New York. He is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, where he is recognized for his expertise in the hedge fund and managed futures sectors. Tim received his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and earned an M.B.A and B.B.A. from Iona College.
Adam Weinstein is a Managing Director of New Mountain Capital, LLC, a New York based private equity, public equity and credit manager with over $15.0 billion in assets under management; he joined that organization in 2005. At New Mountain, he serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of the overall platform. Specifically, he spends his time helping to run the firm on a day to day basis, helping to oversee firm management and operations with the CEO, and helps to drive strategy and firm process. He is involved with portfolio company oversight, investor relations and is also responsible for the day to day oversight of the finance, fund operations, investor reporting, administrative and tax functions. He also serves as an Executive Vice President and is on the Board of Directors of New Mountain Finance Corporation, a publicly traded business development company (Ticker: NMFC) which houses New Mountain’s current debt platform. He previously worked at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, in that firm’s merger and acquisition and private equity investor services areas, with clients that included large and small blue chip private equity and venture capital firms. He is a New York State Certified Public Accountant and received his B.S., summa cum laude, from Binghamton University. He also sits on the board of the Great Oaks Foundation a lead not for profit charter school organization, sits on the boards of various other not for profit organizations and heads the grant board for a private foundation he founded. He also writes articles and thought pieces in a number of publications and speaks on various panels regarding issues affecting the alternative investment industry.
Carol Van Atten is currently the Vice President for Programs at the Charles Hayden Foundation in New York, which focuses on the development of children and youth in the New York and Boston metropolitan areas. Carol oversees the grantee progress within an annual portfolio of $17 million and is responsible for establishing grant strategies. Carol also serves as Chair of the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Global Impact Funding Trust and is a Member of the Corporation of the New York Botanical Garden. She has served on the Allocations Committee for the New York Women’s Foundation. Carol received her AB in Economics from Vassar College and JD from Brooklyn Law School.
Kunjan Mehta is a partner at Grant Thornton LLP, a global audit, tax and advisory organization, where he primarily focuses on assurance and auditing services for hedge funds, private equity funds and broker dealers. Kunjan has written thought leadership pieces for the firm and is actively involved in technical trainings within his firm. Kunjan is also a member of the New York State Society of CPA’s Private Equity Committee and serves as the Co-Vice President of Membership with ASCEND. Kunjan is a licensed CPA in the US as well as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He graduated from Gujarat University in India with a Bachelors in Finance and Accounting.
Sarah Tomolonius is the Vice President – Marketing & Investor Relations at Arlon Group. Prior to joining Arlon, she was an Investor Relations Associate with Citi Private Equity/StepStone Group LLC from 2008-2010; a Research Analyst with Edelman from 2005-2007; and a Program Assistant for the Water and Coastal Program of the Natural Resources Defense Council from 2002-2005. Sarah serves as the co-chair of the Membership Committee and leads the CSR/Sustainability initiative at the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable, as President of the Board of HeARTs Speak, on the Young Executive Board of iMentor and on the Executive Council of the Alumni Council at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. Sarah received her BA in English from Vassar College and her MPA from SIPA at Columbia University, where she received a fellowship for International Finance and Policy.
Britt Erica Tunick is a Senior Consultant specializing in media relations, corporate positioning, content creation and event planning. She is an award-winning journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing about the financial services industry. Britt is a former senior writer for AR Magazine (Absolute Return & Alpha), where she wrote cover stories and in-depth profiles on many of the hedge fund industry’s biggest and most influential firms, as well as comprehensive features on a range of topics in the alternative investment industry. Prior to AR, she was an editor at Alpha Magazine, an in-house editor for KPMG’s M&A practice, and a senior editor at Investment Dealers’ Digest Magazine. She also spent two years in London, where she reported on European and U.K. startups for EO News and wrote stories for Euromoney Magazine, the Sunday Business and the Financial Times. Britt also has significant event planning experience from programming multiple panels and lining up high profile speakers for hedge fund symposiums, to organizing and running monthly networking events and an annual black tie gala, managing the database and website for a membership organization and coordinating and running a major fundraiser attended by more than 1,300 people for a non-profit organization. Britt holds a bachelor’s degree in English/Journalism from Pepperdine University and a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the American University School of Communication in Washington D.C. She was the 2006/2007 president of the New York Financial Writers’ Association and a member of the organization’s board of governors from 2002 to 2012. She is also a member of 100 Women in HedgeFunds, the Society of American Business Editors & Writers and serves as co-chair of the Ridgewood Working Women’s Group. Britt is the July 2010 recipient of the American Society of Business Publication Editors’ Northeast Region Silver Azbee award and received 1st and 3rd place editorial awards from Euromoney/Institutional Investor in 2009. In 2008 she was awarded the New York Financial Writers’ Association’s Emil Meier Award.