People

Constellation is a partnership of premier institutional investors. With our experienced teams, we leverage our deep network of institutional peers and industry experts to invest and form partnerships that enhance our investment pipeline and, ultimately, our returns.

Capital Constellation Leadership

  • Paul Bishop

    Head of Private Markets, RPMI Railpen
    Board Member, Capital Constellation

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    Paul Bishop is the Head of Private Markets of RPMI Railpen. RPMI Railpen invests the assets of the UK railway industry pension schemes. Mr. Bishop is responsible for RPMI Railpen’s private market portfolios covering fund investment, co-investment and direct investment activity. He joined RPMI in 2011 and was previously responsible for leading the investment management team in researching, selecting and monitoring the Scheme’s investments across multiple asset classes. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Bishop was Chief Investment Officer of a UK life assurance and asset management company responsible for the management of portfolios across public and private markets. Mr. Bishop also has experience as a Senior Investment Consultant. He is a CFA Charterholder and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.

  • Stephen Moseley

    Head of Alternative Investments, APFC
    Board Member, Capital Constellation

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    Steve Moseley is the Head of Alternative Investments of the Alaska Permanent Fund (“APFC”), an endowment established in 1980 to provide for all current and future generations of Alaskans. He leads the APFC’s private equity fund investment, co-investment, and direct investment activity. Before joining the APFC, Mr. Moseley restructured, managed, and sold Marston-Ross Corporation, a Connecticut-based family investment office. Before that he was president of StepStone Group, a global manager of diversified private market assets and, prior to that, co-president of the direct investment division of StepStone’s predecessor company, Pacific Corporate Group (“PCG”). During his time at PCG, Mr. Moseley also served as CIO. Earlier in his career, Mr. Moseley served as a vice president in investment banking at Credit Suisse First Boston (“CSFB”) and as a principal in CSFB’s private equity investment affiliate, Windward Capital Partners. Before CSFB, Mr. Moseley was an investment banker with Merrill Lynch in New York, Tokyo and London. Mr. Moseley received his MBA from Yale University and his BA from Wesleyan University.

  • Russell Valdez

    Chief Investment Officer, Wafra
    Board Member, Capital Constellation

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    Russell Valdez is the Chief Investment Officer of Wafra and serves on Wafra’s Management Advisory Committee and Board of Directors. Mr. Valdez oversees all negotiated alternatives transactions spanning strategic partnerships, real assets, private equity, alternative finance and real estate. He leads investments in investment management firms, finance companies and real assets platforms. Mr. Valdez serves on the boards of Capital Constellation, Oak Hill Advisors, OJO Labs, LOGIX Fiber Networks and Suntex Marinas.

    Previously, Mr. Valdez was a Corporate Associate at Covington & Burling, practicing in private equity and mergers and acquisitions. His experience also includes positions at Chemonics International and Visa Europe.

    Mr. Valdez earned a BA from Stanford University and a JD from Harvard Law School.

  • Daniel Adamson

    Senior Managing Director, Wafra
    President, Capital Constellation

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    Daniel Adamson is a Senior Managing Director and serves on Wafra’s Management Advisory Committee. Mr. Adamson leads Wafra’s efforts in business and product development, building financial and strategic solutions for sovereign investors and pension funds. He is also the President of Capital Constellation, a joint venture between asset owners in Europe, North America and the Middle East, investing in the next generation of alternatives managers.

    Previously, Mr. Adamson held senior positions at Ares Management and Bridgewater Associates. He began his career at McKinsey & Company.

    Mr. Adamson earned a BA, summa cum laude, from Yale University, an MPhil in Politics from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar and a JD from the Yale Law School. He currently serves on the External Advisory Board for Strategic Investment Funds at the World Bank.

  • Sulaiman Alderbas

    Head of Alternative Investments, PIFSS
    Strategic Committee Member, Capital Constellation

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    Sulaiman Alderbas is the Head of Alternative Investments at the Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS), focusing on absolute return strategies across the alternatives space, in addition to strategic and opportunistic investments. Mr. Alderbas joined PIFSS in 2016 and currently serves on the board of directors and LPACs of multiple funds, in addition to Wafra Real Estate (WRE), Al-Rawdatain Water Bottling Co, and Garouh Plastics.

    Prior to joining PIFSS, Mr. Alderbas was a member of the hedge funds team at Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED).

    Mr. Alderbas earned a BS with honors from Purdue University.

  • Henrick Nordlander

    Portfolio Manager, AP3
    Strategic Committee Member, Capital Constellation

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    Henrik Nordlander is the Private Equity Portfolio Manager for the Third Swedish National Pension Fund (AP3).  One of the five diversification buffer funds in the national pension system, the AP3 invests approximately SEK 386 billion to generate maximum possible long-term risk-adjusted returns and protects the Swedish public pension system for current and future pensioners.

    Prior to joining AP3, Mr. Nordlander was Head of Regional Office at Swedfund International, based in Nairobi, Kenya, responsible for origination and management of investments without Swedish interest in Sub-Saharan Africa within sectors such as Infrastructure, Service, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Healthcare, ICT and Hospitality.

    Mr. Nordlander earned a BS in Economics from Lund University and a Master’s in Business and Science from Stockholm School of Economics.

Management Team

  • Fawaz Al-Mubaraki

    Chief Executive Officer, Wafra

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    Fawaz Al-Mubaraki is the Chief Executive Officer of Wafra and serves on Wafra’s Management Advisory Committee and Board of Directors, developing the strategic vision, assessing firm-wide investment activities, and managing key aspects of the firm.

    Previously, Mr. Al-Mubaraki served as a Portfolio Manager, specializing in European markets at Wafra. Mr. Al-Mubaraki joined Wafra in 1991. He began his career as an Analyst in the Managed Portfolio Department of the Public Institution for Social Security of Kuwait.

    Mr. Al-Mubaraki earned a BS in Economics from Kuwait University.

  • Vincent Campagna

    Chief Operating Officer, Wafra

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    Vincent Campagna is the Chief Operating Officer and serves on Wafra’s Management Advisory Committee and Board of Directors, overseeing certain corporate operations, including the compliance, information technology, and governance & project management groups. Mr. Campagna is also a member of the risk and several other key control committees. Mr. Campagna works closely with the senior management team on the general day-to-day operations of the firm and on major corporate initiatives and projects.

    Mr. Campagna earned a BS in Finance and Management from Fordham University and an MBA from Fordham University Graduate School of Business.

  • Fergus Healy

    Chief Administrative Officer, Wafra

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    Fergus Healy is the Chief Administrative Officer and serves on Wafra’s Management Advisory Committee and Board of Directors. Mr. Healy is charged with managing legal and tax affairs, day-to-day operations, fund accounting, risk management and the administration, establishment and structuring of investment funds. He joined Wafra in 2014.

    Mr. Healy has more than 20 years’ experience in alternative funds. Previously, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Meridian Fund Services Group. Prior to that, he was employed in legal, client facing and business management roles in the alternative fund space at JP Morgan, Citi and Bank of Bermuda. Mr. Healy also ran his own consulting business providing structuring, operational due diligence and corporate services to fund managers, investors and other participants in the fund industry.

    Mr. Healy earned a BCL from the University College Dublin and qualified as Solicitor in Ireland.

  • Michael Henry

    Chief Compliance Officer, Wafra

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    Michael Henry is a Managing Director and the Chief Compliance Officer of Wafra as of July 2018.

    Previously, Mr. Henry served as the Chief Compliance Officer for Morgan Stanley’s Private Equity, Private Credit and Real Assets group from 2012 through December 2018, and also held a number of legal positions within Morgan Stanley (including a hedge fund subsidiary) during his 12-year tenure.He began his career as an attorney at Schulte Roth & Zabel, where he advised hedge fund and private equity fund clients on fund formation and regulatory issues over the course of his seven year tenure there.

    Mr. Henry earned a BE in Mechanical Engineering from SUNY Stony Brook and a JD from St. John’s University School of Law.

  • Jeanine MacFadyen

    Chief Financial Officer, Wafra

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    Jeanine MacFadyen is the Chief Financial Officer of Wafra, responsible for Wafra’s finances, accounting policies, reporting, operations and audit management. Ms. MacFadyen is charged with multiple corporate functions, including those of controller, budgeting and supervision of corporate staff. She is involved in the management of company capital, together with the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Management. She works closely with the Chief Executive Officer and Wafra’s shareholder, and regularly interacts with Wafra’s financial counterparties and service providers.

    Previously, Ms. MacFadyen worked as Wafra’s Corporate Controller, involved in overseeing corporate and related accounting. She joined Wafra in 1990 as the Assistant Controller. Prior to that, she was employed by Pannell Kerr and Forster as an Auditor.

    Ms. MacFadyen earned a BS from St. John’s University and received a CPA license.

  • Daniel Adamson

    Senior Managing Director, Wafra

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    Daniel Adamson is a Senior Managing Director and serves on Wafra’s Management Advisory Committee. Mr. Adamson leads Wafra’s efforts in business and product development, building financial and strategic solutions for sovereign investors and pension funds. He is also the President of Capital Constellation, a joint venture between asset owners in Europe, North America and the Middle East, investing in the next generation of alternatives managers.

    Previously, Mr. Adamson held senior positions at Ares Management and Bridgewater Associates. He began his career at McKinsey & Company.

    Mr. Adamson earned a BA, summa cum laude, from Yale University, an MPhil in Politics from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar and a JD from the Yale Law School. He currently serves on the External Advisory Board for Strategic Investment Funds at the World Bank.

  • James T. Gillies

    Senior Managing Director, Wafra

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    James T. Gillies is a Senior Managing Director, where he oversees all liquid alternatives and related strategies, including hedge funds, private equity, venture capital and secondaries portfolios.  Mr. Gillies also focuses on strategic investments in financial services firms and special opportunities.

    Previously, Mr. Gillies was a Director and Principal of Channel Capital Group. He began his career in 1997 as Co-Founder of www.hedgefund.net, one of the world’s leading sources for hedge fund information.

    Mr. Gillies earned a BA, cum laude, from Hamilton College. He is a CFA charterholder, and holds the CAIA designation.

  • Richard Safranek

    Senior Managing Director, Wafra

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    Richard Safranek is a Senior Managing Director and serves on Wafra’s Management Advisory Committee. Mr. Safranek oversees all consulting services and research, and manages a broad range of special purpose investment vehicles.

    Previously, Mr. Safranek also served as a Portfolio Manager at Wafra, covering equity markets in the Asia-Pacific and Emerging Markets regions. He joined Wafra in 1995. Prior to that, Mr. Safranek served as an Investment Analyst at World-Wide Investment Co., a Hong Kong-based family office, where he conducted economic, political and market research on Hong Kong and China. He has over 20 years of investing experience with publicly-traded securities.

    Mr. Safranek earned a BA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Columbia University. He completed a Chinese language program at Beijing Foreign Language Institute.

Investment Professionals

  • Michael Shedosky

    Managing Director, Wafra

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    Michael Shedosky is a Managing Director at Wafra, focusing on strategic investments in financial services firms and the liquid alternatives business.

    Previously, Mr. Shedosky held positions at Pergament Advisors, Merrill Lynch and www.hedgefund.net.

    Mr. Shedosky earned a BA from Hamilton College. He holds the CAIA designation.

  • Adel A. Alderbas

    Managing Director, Wafra

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    Adel A. Alderbas is a Managing Director at Wafra, focusing on private real asset investments across infrastructure and alternative real estate, in addition to strategic investments in financial services firms.

    Mr. Alderbas joined Wafra in 2007 and currently serves on the boards of Vantage Data Centers, Ridgebury Tankers V4, GW Bulkers and National Express Wash.

    Mr. Alderbas earned a BS with honors from Purdue University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

  • Paul Steinberger

    Managing Director, Wafra

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    Paul Steinberger is a Managing Director at Wafra, focusing on the liquid alternatives and venture capital businesses.

    Previously, Mr. Steinberger was a Director of Hedge Fund Research for Ten-Sixty Asset Management, an advisory firm focused on research and risk analytics. He began his career at Ernst & Young in their business advisory practice.

    Mr. Steinberger earned a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a CFA charterholder.

  • Connor Stewart

    Managing Director, Wafra

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    Connor Stewart is a Managing Director at Wafra, focusing on strategic investments in financial services firms and executing private investments.

    Previously, Mr. Stewart was an Associate at Berkshire Capital Securities, an investment bank focused on financial institutions.

    Mr. Stewart earned a BA from Middlebury College and is a CFA charterholder.

  • Edward Tsai

    Managing Director, Wafra

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    Edward Tsai is a Managing Director at Wafra, focusing on real assets and infrastructure opportunities and strategic investments in financial services firms.

    Previously, Mr. Tsai was an Associate with Covington & Burling in New York, where he advised investors on a broad range of transactional matters.

    Mr. Tsai earned an AB from Georgetown University and a JD from New York University School of Law.

  • Gustavo Cardenas

    Director, Wafra

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    Gustavo Cardenas is a Director at Wafra, focusing on investments in closed end funds, strategic investments in financial services firms and other private investments.

    Previously, Mr. Cardenas was a Vice President at Hamilton Lane, focused on co-investments and fund investments. He began his career in investment banking at Banc of America Securities and then at Mesoamerica Partners, a Central American financial group.

    Mr. Cardenas earned a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

  • Pratik Patel

    Director, Wafra

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    Pratik Patel is a Director at Wafra, focusing on real estate-related alternative investments and special situations.

    Previously, Mr. Patel was a Director at FirstKey Lending and a Principal at Spring Hill Realty Partners, where he focused on distressed real estate and credit CMBS. He began his career as an Investment Banker at Wachovia Securities covering Financial Institutions and REITs.

    Mr. Patel earned a BS from Duke University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

  • Lauren Rich

    Director, Wafra

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    Lauren Rich is a Director at Wafra, focusing on special opportunities and strategic capital investments in financial services firms.

    Previously, Ms. Rich was an Associate with Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, where she advised clients on a broad range of financing transactions.

    Ms. Rich earned a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from New York University School of Law.

  • Avantika Saisekar

    Director, Wafra

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    Avantika Saisekar is a Director at Wafra, leading the firm’s Environmental, Social & Governance (“ESG”) investment initiatives with an emphasis on product development and innovation.

    Ms. Saisekar currently serves on the assurance working group of the Principles for Responsible Investment (the “PRI”), a global investor network supported by the United Nations, where she advises on confidence building measures the PRI should mandate on its signatories.  Prior to joining Wafra, she was Head of Institutional ESG Product at Northern Trust Asset Management.

    Ms. Saisekar earned a BA in Economics from Claremont McKenna College.

  • Ryan Brenner

    Vice President, Wafra

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    Ryan Brenner is a Vice President at Wafra, focusing on real estate-related alternative investments and special situations.

    Previously, Mr. Brenner was an Associate at Brickman, a real estate private equity firm. Mr. Brenner began his career as an Analyst at Tishman Speyer.

    Mr. Brenner earned a BA from Yale University.

  • William Corbett

    Vice President, Wafra

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    William Corbett is a Vice President at Wafra, focusing on credit investing across the liquid alternatives and special opportunities businesses.

    Previously, Mr. Corbett was an Associate in JP Morgan’s Credit division.

    Mr. Corbett earned a BS from Virginia Tech and is a CFA charterholder.

  • Brian Farrell

    Vice President, Wafra

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    Brian Farrell is a Vice President at Wafra, focusing on the liquid alternatives business.

    Previously, Mr. Farrell was an Analyst at McKinsey’s Investment Office.

    Mr. Farrell earned a BA from Georgetown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

  • James Pyo

    Vice President, Wafra

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    James Pyo is a Vice President at Wafra, focusing on special opportunities and strategic capital investments in financial services firms. Previously, Mr. Pyo was an Associate General Counsel at Millennium Management, where he was responsible for various fund formation and management company matters. He began his career as an Associate in the investment management group of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Mr. Pyo earned an AB in Physics and Philosophy from Dartmouth College and a JD from Cornell Law School.

  • Melissa Schmidt

    Vice President, Wafra

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    Melissa Schmidt is a Vice President at Wafra, focusing on risk management and investment due diligence for the liquid alternatives business.

    Previously, Ms. Schmidt was an Assistant Vice President in Wafra’s Corporate Division, involved in firm-wide regulatory and compliance matters, fund accounting and performance analysis.

    Ms. Schmidt earned a BS from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She is a CFA charterholder and holds the CAIA designation.

Business Service Professionals

  • Abdullah Al Ghanim

    Managing Director, Wafra Intervest Corporation (WIC NY)

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    Abdullah Al Ghanim is a Managing Director at Wafra Intervest Corporation (WIC NY) and has been with Wafra’s Kuwait office since 2010 as part of their business development and client relations outreach. As the head of the Kuwait office, he spearheads the office’s daily tasks and strategic initiatives.

    Prior to his current role, Mr. Al Ghanim was managing the international investment portfolio for the local investment company in Kuwait.

    Mr. Al Ghanim is a graduate of Wafra’s Rotational Training Program in 2005 and a graduate from Old Dominion University, Norfolk – Virginia with a double major in Finance and Management information Systems including a minor in Marketing.

  • Tom Rotherham-Winqvist

    Managing Director, Wafra Europe Ltd.

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    Tom Rotherham-Winqvist is a Managing Director at Wafra Europe Ltd., focusing on business development efforts throughout Europe.

    Previously, Mr. Rotherham-Winqvist worked at the Institutional Investors Roundtable (IIR) and Fiduciary Investors Roundtable for Collaboration and Partnership (FIRCAP), as well as the British Telecoms Pension Scheme (BTPS) and Hermes, their in-house active asset manager.

    Mr. Rotherham-Winqvist earned a BA in Economics and Environmental Studies from McGill University, and has worked and lectured at INSEAD and Imperial College, London.

  • Naser M. Almutairi

    Director, Wafra Intervest Corporation (WIC NY)

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    Naser Almutairi is a Director with Wafra Intervest Corporation (WIC NY), focusing on business development. Prior to joining Wafra, Mr. Almutairi spent over three years at Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management in London, where he covered Middle Eastern family offices and endowments in the GCC, London and Geneva.

    He also was a strategy consultant working for a number of organizations in the region. He worked as a senior advisor providing strategic support to a number of governments in the Gulf and as a public sector consultant with Monitor Group, Dubai. He started his professional career as a trainee at Wafra’s Investment Analyst Training Program in 2007.

    Mr. Almutairi earned a BS in finance from Butler University and an MBA from the London Business School

  • Mahmoud Rasheed

    Director, Wafra Intervest Corporation (WIC NY)

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    Mahmoud Rasheed is a Director at Wafra Intervest Corporation (WIC NY) and was part of the formation of the Kuwait office in 2007.

    Before that, he was a member for five years of the investment team at the Arab Fund in which he overlooked their global fund portfolios and managed mandates. He had initially started his career at Dhaman where he was part of the operations team that was responsible for encouraging trade within Arab countries via government backed insurance policies. Mahmoud also took part in the Wafra client training program in 2007.

    He graduated from New York University, Stern School of Business in 2002.

  • Adam Robbins

    Director, Wafra

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    Adam Robbins is a Director at Wafra, responsible for building sovereign and pension fund relationships, as well as focusing on the firm’s strategic product development initiatives.

    Previously, Mr. Robbins was Head of Future Investing Initiatives at the World Economic Forum, where he was responsible for leading the Forum’s projects and research initiatives across the institutional investment landscape, with focuses on corporate governance, long-termism and sustainability. Prior to that, he worked with sovereign and pension funds in various roles at the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds, World Bank and Amundi Asset Management.

    Mr. Robbins earned a BA from Colby College and a Master of International Business from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

  • Margaret Heaphy

    Vice President, Wafra

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    Margaret Heaphy is a Vice President at Wafra, responsible for investor relations and business development.

    Prior to joining Wafra, Ms. Heaphy was a Vice President in the Capital Formation Group at Fortress Investment Group, where she served as primary investor contact for private equity and hybrid hedge funds, co-investment vehicles and managed accounts.

    Ms. Heaphy earned a BA in History and Sociology from the University of Richmond.

  • Alexander Kerscher

    Vice President, Wafra Europe Ltd.

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    Dr. Alexander Kerscher is a Vice President at Wafra Europe Ltd., focusing on business and product development as well as building financial and strategic solutions for sovereign investors and pension funds.

    Previously, Dr. Kerscher was an Associate in the indirect real estate investment team at Nordrheinische Ärzteversorgung, a German pension fund.

    Dr. Kerscher earned a Diploma in Geography from the University of Regensburg, an MS in Real Estate Investment and Finance from the University of Hong Kong and a PhD in Real Estate Management from the International Real Estate Business School.