Global Operations

Ashley Arndt | Vice President, Client Solutions, North America | Austin, Texas, US

Ashley Arndt | Vice President, Client Solutions, North America | Austin, Texas, US

Ashley works on the client solutions team in North America.

Prior to joining Stafford, she worked in business development and client relations with DW Partners, a multi-strategy/special situations credit firm. Previously, Ashley was Director of Investor Relations at Meritage Capital, a boutique investment management firm specializing in differentiated hedge fund solutions and was a Senior Associate, Business Development with Pine River Capital Management, a global alternative asset manager. Ashley began her career in alternatives as an Investor Relations Analyst at King Street Capital Management.

She received a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Management and Spanish Studies from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

Monica Black | Office Manager | London, UK

Monica Black | Office Manager | London, UK

Monica is the Office Manager for Stafford’s London office and is responsible for supplier management, administration, HR and Events assistance, as well as providing ancillary support to the global Stafford team.

Monica’s background is in office administration and events management, having worked in the UK and the United Arab Emirates, for companies including Nord Anglia Education, Sauflon Pharmaceuticals and Accenture.

She holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of York.

Michelle Ewart | Head of Client Solutions, North America | Austin, Texas, US

Michelle Ewart | Head of Client Solutions, North America | Austin, Texas, US

Michelle is responsible for business development efforts in North America.

Prior to Stafford, she served as Managing Director at Meritage Capital, a boutique investment management firm specializing in differentiated hedge fund solutions. Previously, Michelle was Director of Investor Relations and Marketing at Bocage Capital, LLC and was an Executive Director and member of the Capital Introduction team at UBS Securities, LLC. Michelle began her career in alternatives as an Analyst at Mesirow Advanced Strategies, Inc.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance as well as Accounting from Miami University.

Michael Goodfellow | Finance Manager | London, UK

Michael Goodfellow | Finance Manager | London, UK

Michael is Stafford Timberland’s Financial Accountant and is involved in business support, accounting and administration. He recently graduated from the University of Sheffield with a Bachelor’s degree in history and has financial experience in the oil and gas sector. Michael is currently studying towards the Chartered Accountant qualification.

Danyelle Guyatt | Independent Chair, Stafford ESG Committee |

Danyelle Guyatt | Independent Chair, Stafford ESG Committee |

Danyelle is the independent Chair of Stafford’s ESG Committee. She is the Managing Director of Collaborare Advisory, an independent research and advisory company.

Danyelle has extensive experience of working with investors and collaborative investor groups, specialising in ESG integration and climate-related investment issues across investment portfolios. Previously she was Global Head of Research for Mercer's Responsible Investment team in London, where she led a large-scale research project on the implications of climate change for asset allocation. Danyelle graduated with an MSc in Investment Management with distinction at the Cass Business School and completed a PhD in Economic Psychology at the University of Bath, researching the behavioural impediments to long-term responsible investing.

Carolyn Houren | Investment Analyst, Client Solutions, North America | Austin, Texas, US

Carolyn Houren | Investment Analyst, Client Solutions, North America | Austin, Texas, US

Carolyn is an Investment Analyst responsible for secondaries deals sourcing across all service lines.

Prior to joining Stafford, Carolyn was a Deals Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she focused on M&A valuations, deals targeting, and data analytics.

She is a Certified Public Accountant, has a Master of Accountancy, and a Bachelors of Business Administration in International Business and Accounting from The University of Georgia.

Theo de Jager | Chief Operating Officer | London, UK

Theo de Jager | Chief Operating Officer | London, UK

Theo de Jager is Stafford’s Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining Stafford Theo worked for Deloitte where he initially delivered audits for publicly listed and privately-owned companies. More recently, Theo focussed on IT based financial solutions and delivered and implemented business process improvement, data migration, mergers and restructuring projects.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor degree in Financial Accounting from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Ruchi Jha | Analyst, Client Solutions | London, UK

Ruchi Jha | Analyst, Client Solutions | London, UK

Ruchi is a Client Solutions Analyst involved in managing all client interactions from business development, investor relations and distribution and marketing.

Prior to Stafford, she spent two years responsible for investor relations and marketing at an investment management firm and four years as an Investment Analyst involved in investment research, valuations and due diligence at a private equity firm.

Ruchi has a Masters degree in Business Administration, specialising in Finance from the MET Institute of Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from University of Mumbai, India.

Juli Lis | Investment Analyst | Curitiba, Brazil

Juli Lis | Investment Analyst | Curitiba, Brazil

Juli is an investment analyst focused on providing project support across the Stafford Group. She delivers various business process improvements and special projects across the business.

Prior to joining Stafford Juli assisted in the development of research for Brazilian public agricultural research corporation.

Juli is a qualified Chemical Technician and Forest Engineer and is currently enrolled for a Masters in Business Administration specialising in Big Data and Market Intelligence.

Graeme MacLaren | Independent Chairman, Stafford Compliance Committee |

Graeme MacLaren | Independent Chairman, Stafford Compliance Committee |

Graeme is an experienced company director and executive with over thirty years' experience in banking and financial services.

Graeme has occupied numerous senior positions within the Commonwealth Bank of Australia involving audit, property investment, finance, operations and compliance. Graeme is a director of Solutions in Business Pty Ltd, a company that specialises in providing advice to the funds management industry. Graeme also currently acts as an independent director and executive director for a number of companies and as an external member on a number of compliance committees.

Graeme's qualifications include a Bachelor of Business, Postgraduate Diploma in Banking Management and a Masters of Business Administration from Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Graeme is a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants, Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Stacey Mansworth | Marketing Manager, Client Solutions | London, UK

Stacey Mansworth | Marketing Manager, Client Solutions | London, UK

Stacey provides global marketing support to the Stafford Capital Partners team.

Prior to joining Stafford she worked at Pantheon Ventures for more than 10 years, overseeing conferences and events as well as taking on a broad range of projects and initiatives in all aspects of marketing. Stacey has worked at various financial institutions in London for more than 20 years.

Jane Murphy | Finance Manager | London, UK

Jane Murphy | Finance Manager | London, UK

Jane Murphy is Stafford Timberland's Finance Manager, responsible for the operation of the timber funds, including cash management, reporting and administration.

Previously in charge of the finance function at a financial services firm and prior to this she trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in a medium sized accountancy firm, both based in London

Jonathan Netto | Finance Assistant | London, UK

Jonathan Netto | Finance Assistant | London, UK

Jonathan is a Finance Assistant with Stafford and is involved in business support, accounting and administration.

Jonathan recently graduated from Anglia Ruskin University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and has practical experience in the public housing sector. Jonathan is currently studying towards the Chartered Accountant qualification.

Jenny Nitschke | Finance Accountant | Sydney, Australia

Jenny Nitschke | Finance Accountant | Sydney, Australia

Jenny is responsible for the provision of financial and administrative assistance as required by the Operations Manager and the CFO/Compliance Manager of Stafford’s Operations service line.

Jenny is a member of CPA Australia (Certified Practising Accountant).

Jenny has worked as an Accountant for ten years in the finance industry including South Australian Government Financing Authority and AAA Mortgage Solutions in Adelaide. Her primary responsibilities included statutory reporting and financial performance management.

In addition, Jenny has worked as a Management Accountant at BHP Billiton for six years, supporting Global IT in Melbourne and Shared Services Centre Management Team in Adelaide (greenfield role).

Jenny holds a Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) from University of South Australia where she was awarded the ANZ Prize and Australian Institute of Bankers Prize for academic excellence.

Chris Packwood | Finance Manager | Sydney, Australia

Chris Packwood | Finance Manager | Sydney, Australia

Chris is responsible for the operation of Stafford Private Equity’s funds, including cash management, processing of corporate actions and performance monitoring of investments. Prior to joining Stafford, Chris worked at Computershare for six years where he was a project manager in the corporate actions division. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from Kaplan.

Daniel Pye | Finance Manager | London, UK

Daniel Pye | Finance Manager | London, UK

Daniel Pye is Stafford Infrastructure’s Finance Manager, responsible for the operation of the infrastructure funds, including reporting, cash management, investor relations, assisting the investment team, and administration.

Prior to joining Stafford, Daniel worked in assurance and advisory at Deloitte in Australia where he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

He holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce with majors in finance and accounting from the University of Sydney in Australia.

Jazz Rowe | Tax Manager | London, UK

Jazz Rowe | Tax Manager | London, UK

Jazz is Stafford’s Tax Manager, involved with tax due diligence and planning, compliance, reporting and support of investor tax affairs.

Prior to joining Stafford, Jazz worked as a US Business Tax advisor with Deloitte in London.

She is qualified as a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Wright State University in Ohio, USA.

Dominic Tayco | Chief Compliance Officer | Sydney, Australia

Dominic Tayco | Chief Compliance Officer | Sydney, Australia

Dominic is Stafford’s Chief Compliance Officer and is also Head of Fund Operations involved in monitoring of internal manager controls, reporting, regulatory compliance and structuring investments for funds and mandates managed by Stafford.

Dominic is an Australian legal practitioner and had worked as a tax advisor to the corporate and financial services sector at Deloitte. He has also worked at Principal Global Investors (Australia), where he had broad responsibilities for tax and legal compliance and fund operations including US limited partnership structures and REITS.

He is a Member of the Institute of Company Directors (Australia) and the National Society of Compliance Professionals (US).