The goal of our engagement teams is to free investment managers from the cost and complexity of fund administration. We choose client teams based on industry expertise and the ability to be a resource for your business. We strive for low staff turnover so that we can provide more efficient and effective services to your firm. We believe our client service teams are our greatest asset. Most of our professionals are Certified Public Accountants or CPA candidates. Several staff have advanced degrees or are working toward obtaining one, and our professionals are subject to rigorous continuing education requirements. The investment fund staff is devoted to the industry and are experts in investment fund accounting. The client service teams are managed by two professionals each with over 20 years of investment fund experience. Most of that experience is in the fund administration business but it also includes audit, tax and COO/CFO experience.
James McNichol, CPA
Jim is the founder and Managing Member of Strategic Fund Services, LLC. He has over 20 years experience in financial services, with an emphasis on outsourced accounting and administrative services for investment funds. Jim consults with clients and their attorneys on the design and structure of their entities during the organizational stage. Once in operation he manages administration and consulting services for investment funds and their related entities. Jim manages administration for both domestic and offshore funds ranging from start-up funds to large fund complexes. He services a wide variety of strategies including long/short, fixed income, sector specific and geographic specific funds. Jim also provides outsourced management and accounting services for clients in various commercial industries through his related accounting and tax practice. This firm provides tax planning and compliance services for individuals and small businesses. Jim is a Certified Public Accountant and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of San Diego. He is a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Accountants (DABFA).
Terence Meadowcroft, CPA
Terence has 25 years experience and for the last 20 years has provided administration, audit and tax services to hedge funds, private equity funds and fund of funds. He was recently the COO and CFO of Aroya Capital, LP, a multi-strategy hedge fund. At Aroya, Terence was responsible for all non-investment functions for the firm including accounting and tax functions, investor reporting and service provider relationships. Prior to joining Aroya, Terence was a Senior Vice President with BISYS-RK, where he managed administration and tax services for 150 investment funds with over $30 billion of assets. BISYS-RK is the fund administration business that was purchased from Rothstein Kass in January 2005. Terence was with Rothstein Kass from 1988 until the sale to BISYS. While at RK he held various positions including partner in charge of operations for fund administration services and as partner in charge of the New York office. Clients serviced by Terence while at Rothstein Kass and BISYS-RK include Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, Wellington Management, Sterling Stamos and Corbin Capital. Terence began his career at KPMG in 1983 and worked there for five years. Terence is a Certified Public Accountant and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Pace University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Stephanie Mileto, MBA
Stephanie has extensive experience with investment funds. She works closely with fund managers providing the full range of administration services including portfolio accounting, NAV production, investor reporting and financial statement preparation. She is an expert with our Advent portfolio accounting system. Stephanie also works with the fund audit teams to coordinate the completion of audit and tax reporting for clients. Her clients include hedge funds and private equity funds ranging from startups to mature fund families. Stephanie also provides tax consulting and compliance services for individuals and small businesses. Stephanie earned a Bachelors of Science in accounting from Kean University and a Masters of Business Administration from Monmouth University. She is currently pursuing her Certified Public Accountant designation.