Name

Position

Douglas G. Levy

Chief Financial Officer

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Douglas G. Levy

Chief Financial Officer


Education: Binghamton University (BS); CPA

Prior Experience: CW Group; Warburg Dillon Read; Deloitte and Touche


Douglas Levy joined Sentinel as Chief Financial Officer in 2005. Previously, Mr. Levy spent six years as CFO of CW Group, a venture capital firm, where he was responsible for financial reporting, fund administration, and financial operations.

Previously, Mr. Levy was Manager of Partnership Accounting at Warburg Dillon Read where he was responsible for the accounting, tax, and administrative matters of corporate buyout and venture capital partnerships. Prior to that, he was employed by Deloitte and Touche, where he audited several financial services clients. Mr. Levy is a CPA and holds a BS in Accounting, summa cum laude, from Binghamton University.

Sandy Tam

Chief Accounting Officer

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Sandy Tam

Chief Accounting Officer


Education: New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business (BS); CPA (NY)

Prior Experience: Ospraie Management; Drake Management; PricewaterhouseCoopers


Sandy Tam, Chief Accounting Officer, joined Sentinel in 2009 as Controller. Before joining Sentinel, Ms. Tam spent two years at Ospraie Management, an investment management firm. Most recently, she was Fund Controller of Ospraie's hybrid private equity/hedge fund. From 2003 to 2007, she was an Associate at Drake Management, an investment advisor specializing in global fixed income strategies. Previously, Ms. Tam spent two years at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is a CPA and holds a BS degree in accounting and finance from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Marissa S. Sutker

Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations

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Marissa S. Sutker

Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations


Education: Northwestern University (BS); Columbia University (MBA)

Prior Experience: Avenue Capital Group; Bank of America


Marissa Sutker joined Sentinel as Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations in 2022. Ms. Sutker joined Sentinel from Avenue Capital Group, where she spent more than seven years, most recently as a managing director in the investor relations group. At Avenue Capital Group, Ms. Sutker was responsible for investor relations and fundraising. Previously, Ms. Sutker spent three years at Bank of America’s Prime Brokerage and Capital Strategy group, most recently as an associate. Ms. Sutker holds a BS in communications from Northwestern University and an MBA from Columbia University

Vincent E. Taurassi

Managing Director, General Counsel

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Vincent E. Taurassi

Managing Director, General Counsel


Education: New York University School of Law (JD); Union College (BS); New York and New Jersey Bar

Prior Experience: BlackRock; Kirkland & Ellis


Vincent Taurassi is a Managing Director and General Counsel of Sentinel Capital Partners. He joined Sentinel in 2015 from BlackRock, where he had been a vice president within Legal and Compliance since 2011. His responsibilities at BlackRock included legal coverage and oversight of transactions and investments for multiple products across the BlackRock investment platform, including private equity funds, hedge funds, mutual funds, CLOs, and separate accounts.

Previously, Mr. Taurassi spent four years as a corporate associate at Kirkland & Ellis. He holds a JD, magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law and a BS in mathematics, summa cum laude, from Union College. He is also a member of the New York Bar and the New Jersey Bar.


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Lauren H. Rakower

Director, Legal, Compliance, ESG, & DEI

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Lauren H. Rakower

Director, Legal, Compliance, ESG, & DEI


Education: Brooklyn Law School (JD); University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (BA)

Prior Experience: Kirkland & Ellis


Lauren Rakower joined Sentinel in 2019 and serves as Director, Legal, Compliance, Sustainability & Responsibility. Ms. Rakower joined Sentinel from Kirkland & Ellis, where she spent seven years, most recently as a partner in the corporate group. At Kirkland, Ms. Rakower represented private equity funds, private companies, and public companies in complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and dispositions, and governance and other general corporate matters. Ms. Rakower holds a JD, magna cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School and a BA with honors in international studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is also a member of the New York Bar.

Arielle Padover

Vice President, Legal & Compliance

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Arielle Padover

Vice President, Legal & Compliance


Education: Cornell Law School (JD); Tulane University (BS)

Prior Experience: Willkie Farr & Gallagher


Arielle Padover joined Sentinel in 2024 as Vice President, Legal & Compliance. Previously, she spent five years at Willkie Farr & Gallagher as an associate in the Corporate and Financial Services group, representing public and private companies in general corporate and securities law matters, including debt and equity offerings and corporate governance compliance. Ms. Padover holds a JD from Cornell Law School and a BS in management, cum laude, from Tulane University. She is also a member of the New York Bar.

Monique A. Mahl

Tax Director

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Monique A. Mahl

Tax Director


Education: Rutgers University (BS, MS); CPA

Prior Experience: Perella Weinberg Partners; York Capital Management; PricewaterhouseCoopers


Monique Mahl joined Sentinel as Tax Director in 2019 from Perella Weinberg Partners, where she had been a director of tax since 2010 overseeing the tax compliance and planning for the firm and its funds. Previously, she spent two years at York Capital Management as a tax manager. Before that, she was with PricewaterhouseCoopers from 2004 until 2008, most recently as a tax manager in its alternative investments group. Ms. Mahl holds a BS in accounting and a Master of Accountancy in taxation, both with highest honors, from Rutgers University. She is also a CPA.

Kristina R. Sherer

Director of Communications

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Kristina R. Sherer

Director of Communications


Education: New York University's Stern School of Business (BS)

Prior Experience: Royal Bank of Canada; Laifer Capital Management


Kris Sherer, Director of Communications, rejoined Sentinel in 2023. She was first employed by Sentinel in 2000 and has worked continuously for Sentinel as its consulting editor since. Kris is a published writer and nonfiction editor whose past clients have included the Electric Power Research Institute, several for-profit organizations, and a celebrity chef. Previously, she was a senior manager in Royal Bank of Canada's broker-dealer group and a portfolio assistant with Laifer Capital Management. She holds a BS in finance and international business from New York University's Stern School of Business

Jennifer L. Goldman

Vice President, Finance

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Jennifer L. Goldman

Vice President, Finance


Education: Touro College (BS)

Prior Experience: Allianz Global Investors; Stillwater Capital Partners


Jennifer Goldman, Vice President, Finance, joined Sentinel in 2011 as a Senior Accountant. Before joining Sentinel, Ms. Goldman was a staff accountant at Allianz Global Investors. Previously, she was a fund accountant at Stillwater Capital Partners. Ms. Goldman holds a B.S. in Accounting, summa cum laude, from Touro College.

Felix Dai

Assistant Controller

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Felix Dai

Assistant Controller


Education: Northeastern University (MS, MBA); Colgate University (BA)

Prior Experience: Atalaya Capital Management; Ernst & Young


Felix Dai, Assistant Controller, joined Sentinel as Fund Accounting Manager in 2018. Prior to joining Sentinel, Mr. Dai spent three years at investment management firm Atalaya Capital Management as a fund accountant. He previously spent two years at Ernst & Young, where most recently he was an audit senior focusing on private equity funds. Mr. Dai is a CPA, holds a BA degree in economics from Colgate University, and an MS in Accounting and MBA from Northeastern University.

James Lypen

Assistant Controller

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James Lypen

Assistant Controller


Education: St. John's University (MS Accounting); University of Notre Dame (BA)

Prior Experience: Fortress Investment Group; Deloitte & Touche LLP


James Lypen joined Sentinel as Assistant Controller in 2022. Prior to joining Sentinel, Mr. Lypen spent five years at Fortress Investment Group as a Corporate Accounting Manager. He previously spent five years at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he was most recently an Audit Manager in the Financial Services Private Equity group. Mr. Lypen is a CPA and a CMA, and holds an MS in Accounting from St. John’s University and a BA in History from the University of Notre Dame.

Evan T. Yulo

Fund Accounting Manager

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Evan T. Yulo

Fund Accounting Manager


Education: Loyola University Maryland (BBA); CPA

Prior Experience: Cerberus Capital Management; KPMG


Evan Yulo, Fund Accounting Manager, joined Sentinel as Senior Fund Accountant in 2019 from Cerberus Capital Management, where he spent two years as a fund accountant. He previously spent three years at KPMG, where most recently he was a senior audit associate in KPMG's asset management practice. Mr. Yulo is a CPA and has a BBA in accounting with a minor in information systems from Loyola University Maryland.

Justin Augustine

Tax Manager

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Justin Augustine

Tax Manager


Education: Binghamton University (BS)

Prior Experience: Insight Partners; RSM


Justin Augustine joined Sentinel as Tax Manager in 2024. Previously, he was a tax manager at Insight Partners, and before that, a tax supervisor at RSM in its investment fund practice. Mr. Augustine is a CPA and holds a BS in accounting from Binghamton University.

Dale Gao

Fund Accounting Manager

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Dale Gao

Fund Accounting Manager


Education: Binghamton University (MS; BS)

Prior Experience: Insight Partners; PricewaterhouseCoopers


Dale Gao joined Sentinel as Fund Accounting Manager in 2023. Prior to joining Sentinel, he spent three years at Insight Partners, most recently as an accounting manager. He previously spent three years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was most recently a senior audit associate in its asset and wealth management practice. Mr. Gao is a CPA and holds a BS and MS in Accounting from Binghamton University.

Alexandra Ladley

Senior Associate, Investor Relations

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Alexandra Ladley

Senior Associate, Investor Relations


Education: Southern Methodist University (BBA)

Prior Experience: Avenue Capital Group; Global Endowment Management


Alexandra Ladley joined Sentinel as a senior associate in 2024. Previously, Allie spent three years at Avenue Capital Group, most recently as a senior associate with a focus on investor relations and fundraising; before that, she was an analyst at Global Endowment Management. Ms. Ladley holds a BBA in finance from Southern Methodist University.


At a Glance

  • Integrated finance and compliance team
  • Equipped to manage financial requirements of multiple private equity funds