Team

Tim Ivers, Founder and CEO

Mr. Ivers has been active in the illiquid secondary fund market since 2010 when he co-founded Dakota Capital to directly target the space. He has led the due diligence, negotiation and execution of over 400 individual transactions. He is a CFA Charterholder, a CPA (Australia) member and received a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland.

Grant Gillespie, Partner

Before joining Warana Capital in 2017, Mr. Gillespie worked at a New York City based asset manager that focused on the US residential real estate markets.  Prior to that, he received an MBA from Columbia Business School.  Mr. Gillespie began his career at Merrill Lynch in Institutional Sales, is a CFA Charterholder, and has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Duke University.

Tim Gardner, Head of UK Office

Mr. Gardner joined Warana in 2017 to lead UK operations and has day to day responsibility and oversight for the London Stock Exchange listed Alternative Liquidity Fund (“ALF”).  Previously, he was a Managing Director and Head of European operations at Morgan Creek Capital Management, where he also oversaw the management of ALF.  Mr. Gardner has been involved in the fund of funds business since 2003 and received a Bachelor of Arts from Oxford Brookes University.

Sun Chin, CFO

Before joining Warana Capital as Controller in 2017, Ms. Chin was Director of Finance & Operations at Conifer Financial Services.  Ms. Chin began her career at State Street Bank & Trust Company and received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science, with an emphasis in Bio-Chemistry, from the University of California, Davis.

Vicky Liao, Finance & Operations Associate

Ms. Liao joined Warana in 2018 as an Analyst, assisting with both investment research and operations.  She received a Master of Arts in Economics from Duke University and a Bachelor of Economics and Finance from the University of Hong Kong. 

Victor Dong, Finance & Operations Associate

Mr. Dong joined Warana in 2018 as an Associate, assisting with both finance and operations.  He received a Master of Finance from Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Economics in Financial Engineering from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (Chengdu). 

Josh Whelan, Investor Relations & Due Diligence Associate

Mr. Whelan joined Warana in 2018 as an Associate, assisting with investment research and investor relations. He began his career with Morgan Creek Capital Management and received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Notre Dame.