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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 & Group CEO

Glen Shields

Founder & Group CEO

Glen founded GPFS in 2011 as a fully independent fund administration firm. He currently serves as the Group 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.”
Global Head, Client Operations

Jay Godbole

Global Head, Client Operations

Jay joined GPFS in 2012 and currently serves as Global Head, Client Operations, responsible for driving a high quality and consistent experience for clients across the globe. 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.”
Chief Commercial Officer, GPFS International

Ravi Nevile

Chief Commercial Officer, GPFS International

In 2021, Ravi and GPFS Co-founded the GPFS International business and is the Chief Commercial Officer of GPFS International responsible for driving international growth across our client base, service offering and global footprint. 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 King's 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.”
Chief Financial Officer

Ron Mnieckowski

Chief Financial Officer

Ron joined GPFS in 2024 as Chief Financial Officer and brings a 20-year track record of value creation across Real Estate, ESG, and Private Equity/Fund Management industries. Ron holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and a CPA from the state of Georgia.


“It is a personal professional milestone to join the GPFS leadership team, a group of truly great people, and uphold our shared commitment to delivering the highest standards to all stakeholders - clients, employees, and the communities where we operate in the US and around the world.”
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.”
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, Client Operations

Scott Brazee

Senior 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

Eric Schaible

Senior 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, Fund Administration

Chris Calogero

Senior 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

Senior 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 and Head of Ireland

Vincent Allen

Director & Head of Ireland

Vincent joined GPFS in 2021 and is the Head of Ireland. Prior to GPFS, Vincent held several 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, 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.”
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 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.”
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.”
Head of Fund Accounting, Ireland

Bryan Sheedy

Head of Fund Accounting, Ireland

Bryan joined GPFS in 2021 and is the Head of Fund Accounting, Ireland. Bryan has over 20 years of industry experience in funds. Previously, Bryan worked at Northern Trust for 13 years holding several senior roles within the Private Equity team. Prior to this Bryan worked for a well-established accountancy practice in Limerick. Bryan is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Head of Transfer Agency, Ireland

Tom Maguire

Head of Transfer Agency, Ireland

Tom joined GPFS in 2022 and is the Head of Transfer Agency, Ireland. Tom has over 11 years fund administration experience. Previously, Tom worked at Alter Domus, Northern Trust and BNY Mellon in several key fund administration roles. Tom holds a Masters in Information Management and Accounting Systems from University College Cork and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Director

Dean Tower

Director

Dean joined GPFS in 2023 as a UK Director bringing with him over 15 years’ experience in the alternatives space. He previously led the UK Real Asset and Private Equities teams at Aztec Group for over six years and held several directorship roles across client GP and SPV structures. He is responsible for leading our UK operations, involving the leadership of our operational teams, and overseeing core outsourcing activities, including onboarding, administration, financial reporting, and company secretarial services. Dean is a Chartered Accountant and has a BCom (Hons) in Accounting from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


“I'm really excited to be part of such a progressive business, which is committed to putting people and technology at the heart of its operations.”
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.”
Director, Fund Administration

Peter D’Arcy

Director, Fund Administration

Peter joined GPFS in 2018 after working in public accounting for KPMG as an Audit Manager. During his 6 years as an auditor, Peter primarily focused on servicing asset management companies. Peter holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Iona University and is a licensed CPA in the state of New York.


“Trust is built with consistency. At GPFS our focus is on quality, and delivering quality consistently to our clients. I am proud to be a part of this organization that puts quality first, rooted in our core values, and continually looking to raise the bar in client service.”
Head of Risk & Compliance

Eoin Balfe

Head of Risk & Compliance

Eoin joined GPFS in 2023 and is Head of Compliance and Risk, and Head of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing. Eoin has over 20 years global experience in the asset servicing and funds industries having held roles across Europe and the Middle East with BNP Paribas, BNY Mellon, the National Bank of Abu Dhabi and most recently, Northern Trust. Eoin has a Bachelor’s Degree in European Studies and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Software Localisation. Eoin is a member of the Compliance Institute.


“For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.”
Fund Director

Arminex Carbon

Fund Director

Arminex Carbon joined GPFS as Fund Director in April of 2024. He joins GPFS as a private equity financial accounting professional with 20+ years of experience in the industry. Before joining GPFS, he worked at Credit Suisse and GCM Grosvenor where he formed part of a leadership team responsible for client reporting, financial reporting, management of third-party fund administration engagements, process development, staff mentoring, and more. Arminex graduated from the University of New Haven with a B.S. Degree in Finance.


“Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position.” I've always held this quote as universally applicable; it applies whether you are a leader of persons or business enterprises. It is the result of leadership, not by words and/or authority, but by example. Such leadership is evidence at GPFS. I am so honored to be a part of this GPFS leadership team.
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