Richey May Expands Alternative Investment/Hedge Fund Division

Richey May & Co (FY13 net revenue of $10.2 million) of Englewood, Colo., has expanded its alternative investment division by adding three senior-level hires. Daniel O’Connor, Stephen Vlasak and Jonathan Sharon have been hired to lead the group.

“The addition of these individuals reflects our ongoing commitment to provide an outstanding level of service as our alternative investment client base grows and as we focus on the middle market,” says Ken Richey, MP.

Daniel O'Connor

Daniel O’Connor

O’Connor is an audit partner and Richey May’s alternative investment service line leader with specializations in domestic and offshore hedge funds, real estate, private equity, REIT’s, broker dealers, ’40 Act funds, commodity pools and asset/mortgage backed securities partnerships. He is experienced in dealing with a variety of investment strategies and products, such as long and short securities, debt and structured credit instruments, swaps, commodities and futures, and private investments.

Stephen Vlasak

Stephen Vlasak

Vlasak is an audit senior manager and director of business development for Richey May. As an audit senior manager, Stephen advises his clients on initial organizational structure, audit processes, the management of operational matters and regulatory needs. As the director of business development, he is responsible for expanding the existing client base and developing new client relationships specifically with hedge, private equity and venture capital funds.

Jonathan Sharon

Jonathan Sharon

Sharon joined Richey May as a tax director specializing in the taxation of alternative investment vehicles such as hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity funds and venture capital funds. He is also experienced in consulting with clients and attorneys on fund tax issues including fund formation and structuring, taxation of financial products and tax law changes.

Richey May has provided audit and tax services to the alternative investment industry for over 25 years.