Leadership

The GPFS management team is a diverse array of financial industry professionals with backgrounds as unique as the problems we solve. As leaders and mentors to our team members, we share a unified voice in ensuring that Diversity, Accountability, Learning and Balance guide our decisions. These are our core values.

Founder & CEO

Glen Shields

Founder & CEO

Glen founded GPFS in 2011 as a fully independent fund administration firm. He currently serves as the CEO. Glen has been working as a fund administrator since 2001 and prior to that, worked with investment and non-investment firms in his years as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Glen received his Master’s in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany and became a CPA in the State of New York (currently not registered) while working at PWC.


“Being an entrepreneur with purpose, means to me, leading the organization in a way that understands (or at least tries to) our impact on our team, our clients, and our communities. Creating opportunities for employees to grow and seeing our clients develop trust in them at every level of the organization, drives me to be a better CEO.”
Managing Director

Jay Godbole

Managing Director

Jay joined GPFS in 2012 and currently serves as Managing Director with a focus on operational efficiency leveraging best in class technology. Prior to GPFS, Jay began his career in public accounting as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Jay is a CPA in the State of New York and has his Masters in Accounting from Siena College.


“The path to success is ever-evolving, like waves on the ocean. At GPFS, we believe in creating the waves to success, not just riding them. We strive to consistently push limits, creating unique opportunities for our employees while offering our clients an unrivaled experience of excellence. Our white-glove approach to Fund Administration is truly disruptive in the industry.”
CEO, UK & Europe

Ravi Nevile

CEO, UK & Europe

Ravi joined GPFS in 2021 and currently serves as the UK & European CEO. Ravi has over 20 years global experience in the alternative funds industry having held senior management roles across Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific including at Aztec Group, TMF, ADIA, Mercer Investments and Investcorp. Ravi is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from Kings College, University of London.


“GPFS is one of the few independent firms that not only has an amazing track record but a unique culture. I’m excited to lead the global expansion with a top tier team as we grow our footprint. By focusing on quality, team stability and client service—we not only deliver on our promises, but strive to become a long-term trusted partner.”
Senior Director, Fund Administration

Edward McCarthy

Senior Director, Fund Administration

Edward joined GPFS in 2012 and has been working as a fund administrator since 2003. Edward brought his depth of knowledge with over 14 years of experience in the financial services industry and a passion for client services. Edward became partner in 2012 and has had key roles in business strategy, management and process development. He is a licensed CPA in the State of New York and has his Master’s in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany.


“When you stop learning, you stop growing” is a quote by Kenneth H. Blanchard that has always stuck with me. At GPFS there are no limits to the opportunities for learning and growing. One reason is because we strive for continuous improvement and involve everyone. Also, because we keep an open mind, we listen and encourage innovation. It’s wonderful to be part of an organization that delivers on such opportunities for growth and success.”
Director, Fund Administration

Eric Schaible

Director, Fund Administration

Eric has been with GPFS since 2012, advancing from the role of a Senior Accountant to a Director. He began his career in fund administration in 2010 after earning his B.S. Degree in Finance from Siena College. He is responsible for a broad range of clients including buyout, growth equity, venture capital and fund of funds.


“The team environment is truly embraced here at GPFS. Collaboration between our team and clients allows us to be proactive in navigating through a constantly changing PE environment.”
Director, Client Operations

Scott Brazee

Director, Client Operations

Scott started with GPFS in 2011 as a part time consultant and then joined full time in 2013 as the Director of management company services. Scott has been working in fund administration since 2006 and prior to that, worked in the health insurance industry for 10 years. Scott received his MBA from the State University of New York at Albany and Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from the College of Saint Rose.


“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”
Director, Fund Administration

Chris Calogero

Director, Fund Administration

Chris joined GPFS in 2013 and focuses on providing the firm’s clients with unique and specialized administration and analysis of their GP entities. Prior to his time at GPFS, Chris worked as a financial analyst at The Ayco Company, where he gained exposure to a wide variety of financial activities, and also worked in the finance department for a US Defense Contractor. Chris has a B.S. in Management from Providence College and an MBA from Union Graduate College.


“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”
Director, Fund Administration

Ralph Underwood

Director, Fund Administration

Ralph joined GPFS in 2013, following prior experience with another private equity fund administrator and as an auditor with KPMG. Ralph is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in New York and holds a Master’s degree in Professional Accountancy from the State University of New York at Albany.


“I am proud to work for a company that emphasizes the value of its people and culture, and operates on the foundation which consists of its core values. To be a leader in a company made up of brilliant and talented individuals is truly an honor that I take seriously, and I firmly believe the success of our team members is what defines the success of leadership and the company as a whole.”
Director, Fund Administration

Ken Sweeney

Director, Fund Administration

Ken joined GPFS in 2016, transitioning from another fund administrator. His combined years of fund administration experience includes buyout, growth equity, and venture capital funds. Ken holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany.


“Providing outstanding client service are not just words written in a mission statement at GPFS, it is a passion that drives us every day.”
Director, Capital Activity

Bruce Lima

Director, Capital Activity

Bruce joined GPFS in 2017, as an Associate Fund Controller. Bruce began his career in public accounting as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers working with investment firms. Following that, Bruce spent many years working at private equity firms such as Westbrook Partners and most recently Quadrum Global where he managed as the Financial Controller. Bruce earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University.


“Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.”
Director, Fund Administration

Andrew Parker

Director, Fund Administration

Andrew joined GPFS in 2018 with over 14 years of experience in the fund servicing industry. Prior to joining GPFS, he was a Vice President at State Street Corporation. Andrew spent the majority of his time there in full-service accounting, custody and fund administration roles for Mutual Fund servicing. Andrew earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Finance from Stonehill College.


“The bad news is, time flies. The good news is, you’re the pilot.”
Director, People and Culture

Carolyn Baker

Director, People and Culture

Carolyn joined GPFS as Director of People & Culture in May of 2020, and has been working in Human Resources for over 20 years. Prior to GPFS, Carolyn supported several Emergency and Specialty Veterinary hospitals on the East coast for Ethos Veterinary Health. Carolyn received her Bachelor of Professional Studies with a concentration in Human Resources from Empire State College, and is PHR and SHRM-CP certified.


“Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader –they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role –it’s always about the goal.”
Director, Real Estate

Josh Weiner

Director, Real Estate

Josh joined GPFS in 2020 as Director and heads the Real Assets Fund Services team. Josh began his career in public accounting as an auditor with Ernst & Young in their Entrepreneurial Services group in NY, and following that spent the majority of the past 20+ years working at private equity investment managers covering real estate, buyout and venture capital. Most recently, Josh was a Senior Vice President at Citco Fund Services in their Real Assets group where he oversaw multiple international client engagements. Josh is a CPA in the State of New York and earned his Masters and Bachelors in Accounting from the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida in Gainesville.


“It is exciting not only to witness but to directly influence GPFS’s growth as it continues to add team members, clients,and service offerings. By leveraging off of its Best in Class infrastructure, stable workforce and industry expertise, GPFS is well positioned to continue its history of client service success.”
Head of Fund Operations

Joe Greenwell

Director, Fund Administration

Joe joined GPFS in 2021 as the UK Head of Fund Operations. Prior to GPFS, Joe held senior operational, client relationship and business development roles at Aztec Group and IQ-EQ (formerly Augentius). Joe is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.


“The industry is moving fast and working with a team who see the possibilities and not limitations is wonderful. GPFS is a true alternative. We’re not trying to do everything, but everything we do we try to do it well.”
Head of Fund Accounting

Vincent Allen

Director, Fund Administration

Vincent joined GPFS in 2021 as Head of Fund Accounting Ireland. Prior to GPFS, Vincent held a number of senior roles with Northern Trust including Head of Private Equity Ireland and Head of Private Equity Onboarding for EMEA. Vincent has a Bachelor of Business Studies Degree from the University of Limerick and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.


“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”
Director of Fund Administration

Brad Aperance

Director, Fund Administration

Brad joined GPFS in 2022 and has over 14 years of fund administration experience, focusing on buyout, co-investment, and GP entity structures. Brad is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the State University of New York at Geneseo.


“You don’t build a business. You build people, and people build the business.”
Director of Fund Administration

Alex Kensgaard

Director, Fund Administration

Alex Joined GPFS in 2022 with over 11 years of experience in fund administration. He started his career in fund administration at Lacrosse Global Fund Services which was later acquired by Wells Fargo and SS&C Technologies. He oversaw teams in both the private equity and hedge fund space with a focus on fixed income, credit, and distressed debt portfolios. Alex graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a double major in accounting and finance.


“Before someone becomes a leader, their success is all about their personal growth. When someone becomes a leader, their success is all about the growth of the team. It is a privilege to be part of the GPFS team and to be surrounded by such passionate colleagues.”
Senior Director of Client & Project Success

Kelly Rhodes

Senior Director, Operational Transformation

Kelly joined GPFS in 2022 as Senior Director, Client & Project Success. Prior to GPFS, Kelly worked in the consumer goods industry for 23 years with focus on project management, system implementation and process development. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services.


“Remember to be kind to yourself as well as others, be self-aware but ignore self-doubt, and always surround yourself around people who are smarter than you so that you never stop learning.”
Director, Fund Administration (Ret/PT)

Beth Weicman

Director, Fund Administration (Ret/PT)

Beth has been with GPFS since 2014, previously having spent most of her career as an auditor with the international auditing firm KPMG LLP, the Controller of a nationally based bank and leasing company, and the Director of Finance of a financial services company which specialized in real estate equity investing on behalf of multi-national investors. Beth holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Albany, and is a licensed CPA in New York.


“The success of my peers, our staff and our clients makes my every day exciting, motivating, and fulfilling.”

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