Team Member Spotlight

This is, at the end of the day, a people business. That is why our unique GPFS culture is key to having the best employees in the business. Below are just a few of the many talented individuals who bring their best to our collective work.

Beth Benedict

Senior Fund Accountant II

Beth joined GPFS in December 2020. Prior to GPFS, she worked at The Bonadio Group auditing not-for-profit entities and employee benefit plans. Beth earned her Bachelor’sdegree in Accounting from SUNY Oneonta and is a licensed CPA in the state of New York.

Junko Connolly

Senior Operations Accountant II

Junko joined the GPFS office in 2021. Prior to joining GPFS, she was Senior at Ernst & Young and audited wealth asset management companies. She has other client service experience in wealth asset management and commercial banking sectors. She worked in the US, Japan, Singapore, and Germany. Junko is a licensed CPA and earned her MBA Global Banking and Finance in the UK.

Greg John

Senior Operations Accountant II

Greg began his accounting career here at GPFS in 2018. After graduating from Siena with his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, he started as a Staff Accountant and has been growing with GPFS ever since.

Ornella Julien

Senior Fund Accountant I

Ornella was welcomed to the GPFS Team in 2020. Prior to joining GPFS, she was an Audit Associate for a global public accounting firm where she worked mainly with private companies. Ornella earned her Bachelor’s in Accounting from Florida International University and later went on to complete her Master’s in Forensic Accounting from the same University.

Niamh Blake

Associate Director

Niamh holds the LCOI designation from Compliance Institute Ireland, Professional Certificate in Investment Fund Services Risk Management, STEP Diploma in Trust and Estates, Level 9 Professional Certificate in Applied Alternative Investments and is an Accredited Funds Professional of the Institute of Bankers. Prior to GPFS, Niamh held senior risk and compliance positions at IQ-EQ and Northern Trust working with several global regulated businesses in Ireland, UK, Luxembourg, Netherlands and APAC.

Tom Earl

Fund Controller

Tom joined GPFS in 2022 as a Fund Controller. Prior to GPFS, Tom gained significant fund administration experience across various asset classes and in depositary under the AIFMD. Tom is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds a BSc in Business from Loughborough University.

Bryan Sheedy

Fund Controller

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.

Brendan Mann

Fund Accountant I

Brendan joined GPFS UK in 2021 as a Fund Accountant having previously worked at the Aztec group. Brendan graduated from the University of Bristol and has a BSc (Hons) in Neuroscience.

Sarah Rose Mulvihill

Senior Fund Accountant

Sarah Rose joined the GPFS Ireland in 2021. Previously, she was a Senior Associate at PwC in Limerick auditing private and public companies across multiple industries. Sarah Rose earned her Undergraduate and Master’s degree in Accounting from National University of Galway and is a licensed Chartered Accountant (ACA Qualified) in Ireland.

Adam Myers

Associate Director

Adam joined the GPFS office in 2017. Prior to joining GPFS, he was a Senior Associate at KPMG. He has spent most of his career auditing a mix of private and public companies across multiple industries. Adam earned his Master’s degree in Accounting from Siena College and is a licensed CPA in the state of New York.

Miguel Porter

Fund Administrator

Miguel started at GPFS in February of 2021. Before GPFS, Miguel worked as a Financial and Administrative Assistant at United Way of the Greater Capital Region. He has experience logging and tracking donor contributions and allocating them accordingly. Miguel has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Siena College.

Marc Ross

Associate Fund Controller

Marc, an Associate Fund Controller, joined GPFS in May of 2019. Marc began his career in fund accounting at GPFS in 2012 and enjoyed close to 5 years at the firm. Prior to returning to GPFS, he worked as a property accountant for commercial real estate properties, as well as a fund accountant for another fund administrator. Marc earned his Bachelors in Accounting from SUNY New Paltz.

Nick Sassano

Senior Fund Accountant I

Nick joined GPFS in 2019 after earning a Bachelors in Accounting with a minor in Information Systems from Siena College.

Stephanie White

Senior Fund Accountant I

Stephanie joined GPFS in 2019. Prior to joining GPFS, she was both a student and employee at Siena College. After graduating with her Master’s degree in Accounting, she joined the team as a Fund Accountant and has enjoyed growing along with the company.

Madeline Ziac

Associate Operations Controller

Maddy joined GPFS in 2018. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of South Carolina.

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