Team

Investment 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.

Bjorg Klem, Managing Director

Prior to joining Warana Capital in 2020, Ms Klem spent 16 years at LumX Asset Management, a global fund of hedge fund provider, and since 2008, was exclusively focused on unwinding portfolios of illiquid and distressed hedge funds and side pockets and monitoring of such holdings across the firm. She received a Bachelor of Science in Economics with Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is a CAIA Charterholder.

Ethan Everett, CFA, Investment Analyst

Before joining Warana Capital in 2022, Mr. Everett worked at Hudson Structured Capital Management, an asset manager focused on alternative investments in the insurance and transportation spaces. Prior to that, he received a JD/MBA from Cornell Law School and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. Mr. Everett began his career at PFM Asset management, where he focused mainly on investment-grade fixed income and alternative investments. He is a CFA Charterholder and received his undergraduate degree in finance from Bucknell University.

Marketing & Investor Relations Team

Jennifer Howrigan, Head of Investor Relations and Business Development

Ms. Howrigan joined Warana Capital in 2020 as Head of Investor Relations and Business Development. Previously, Ms Howrigan was a Director at Oakpoint Advisors where she was responsible for distribution as a member of the Capital Team. Prior to Oakpoint, she spent 7 years in various roles at Raptor Group as a Director of Raptor’s proprietary family office platform and as a Senior Associate of Investor Relations and Marketing. She received a BS in Administration with a concentration in Business Management from Providence College.

Finance & Operations Team

Sun Chin, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

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.

Ruchama Bin-Nun, Vice President

Ms. Bin-Nun is a CPA and joined Warana in 2021 from Anchin, Block & Anchin with extensive experience as an Audit Manager for investment funds. Prior to that, Ms. Bin-Nun was with PwC in the firm’s Alternative Investment Funds Group. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Queens College, City University of New York and is a licensed Certified Public Account with the State of New York.

Andrew Chen, Vice President

Prior to joining Warana Capital in 2021, Mr. Chen was a Tax Senior at Ernst & Young.  Mr. Chen began his career at Conifer Financial Services in the tax department and received a Master of Taxation and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from The State University of New York at Binghamton.

Brandon Lee, Vice President

Before joining Warana Capital in 2022, Mr. Lee worked at Crescent Capital, an alternative credit fund/BDC on the multi-strategy side. Prior to that, he worked for a distressed debt private equity firm and a FX quantitative hedge fund. Mr. Lee received his degree in Business Economics from the University of California, Irvine and earned an Accounting Certificate through the University of California, Los Angeles.

Kevin Wang, Analyst

Before joining Warana Capital in 2021, Mr. Wang began his career at Gen II Fund Services, LLC as a Fund Accountant. Prior to that, Mr. Wang received a Bachelor of Science in Public Accounting from Fordham University.