Oakpoint Advisors is an alternative asset placement agent established with the purpose of providing comprehensive sales and marketing services to asset managers.

Capital RaisingHedge Fund Services

About Us

Our objective
to be successful in meeting the capital needs of our clients.

Our objective is to be successful in meeting the capital needs of our clients. We aim to become trusted partners and a true extension of the manager and its brand. Our process requires us to have an in-depth understanding of the investment and non-investment functions of our managers. Our economic model is designed to align our success with that of our managers.



Benefits to our clients include

Scale
a dedicated team of senior marketing professionals

Reach
well developed institutional investor network

Cost
variable cost model, client only pays for success

Process
registered reps documenting all investor interaction

Alignment
objective third party representation



capital raising

The Intellect
TO DEVELOP A CUSTOMIZED APPROACH FOR EACH CLIENT.

Branding and Product Positioning
Production of Marketing Materials
New Business Development
Customized Campaigns and Roadshows

  • team of dedicated capital raising professionals
  • large network of worldwide relationships that span the entire range of professional investors
  • experience across a wide range of strategies
  • well developed process for marketing honed over multiple campaigns
  • success-based fee model
  • regular status reports, calendar management and continuous market research updates

Investor Servicing

The Judgment
needed to provide effective investor relations counsel.

Due Diligence Documents
Portfolio Diagnostics
Organization of Information Flow
Ongoing Client Service and Correspondence

  • update and distribute all investor communication and correspondence
  • conduct regular portfolio update calls with investors
  • create bespoke reports requested by investors
  • create/host quarterly calls/investor letters
  • build and maintain the public and private website and online investor portals
  • update and maintain robust internal and external databases with all investor interactions


Hedge Fund Services

The EXPERTISE
to deliver best in class non-investment services with scale and proven experience.

Accounting and Cash Management
Compliance and Regulatory
Operations and Treasury

More Information

  • provide financial reporting to investors
  • review daily cash and position reconciliations
  • evaluate subscription and redemption activity
  • oversee portfolio valuations and monthly NAVs
  • manage trade operations and settlements
  • reconcile daily positons and P&L
  • review and approve daily cash movements for the funds
  • build and install a compliance program that will meet the requirements of the regulatory regimes that managers must adhere to


Our Team

Gerry Coughlin
Managing Partner

Tampa, FL

Gerry is founder and Managing Partner of Oakpoint Advisors. He is responsible for business development, capital formation and manages Oakpoint’s strategic relationships globally. Gerry is advisor to Oakpoint’s Investment Manager Services which oversees all non-investment functions for select institutional investment managers performing all accounting, operations and regulatory compliance services.  Gerry has previously held the role of Co-President of Vinik Asset Management, a U.S. based equity long/short fund, both in Boston, MA and in Tampa, FL.  He spent 20 years of his career at Morgan Stanley beginning in 1989 with their Equity Controllers group, working in New York, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong.  Gerry established Morgan Stanley's Equity Trading and Sales Trading for Southeast Asia in Singapore, before moving to Hong Kong in 1999 to run regional sales trading, and ultimately assuming responsibility for Asia distribution globally. Gerry returned to Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York in 2004 as a member of the Prime Brokerage Executive Committee, where he assumed responsibility for Capital Introductions and Business Consulting. He holds a BS in Finance from Northeastern University and is FINRA registered series 7, 9, 10, 63, 79 and 24.  Gerry is an Executive Board Member of Metropolitan Ministries, a non-profit working with homeless and at-risk children and families in the greater Tampa Bay region.

Michael O’Neill
Partner

Chicago, IL

Michael is a Partner at Oakpoint Advisors and manages the Capital Team. As the head of Oakpoint’s Capital Team, Michael manages the firm’s institutional capital marketing business and oversees all aspects of capital formation. Prior to joining Oakpoint in 2010, Michael was a Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners in Chicago where he marketed the firm’s products and services to family offices. Prior to Guggenheim Partners, Michael co-founded First Street Capital partners where he provided marketing consulting services and raised assets for alternative investment managers. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President and head of Sales at Calamos Investments where he was responsible for intermediary distribution. Prior to his work in financial services, Michael played professional hockey for 12 years. He received a BA in Economics and Political Science from Yale University and an MBA in finance and Marketing from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Michael is FINRA registered series 7, 63, 65 and 24.

Josh Reiss
Vice President

Tampa, FL

Josh is a Vice President at Oakpoint Advisors and a member of the Capital Team. Josh joined the firm in 2015 and covers US Institutional Investors broadly with a focus in Family Offices and Registered Investment Advisors. In addition to his role with the Capital Team, Josh works with clients under Oakpoint’s Manager Services platform. Josh graduated cum laude from Northeastern University with a BS in Finance. Josh is FINRA registered Series 7 and 63.

Sam Mosey
Associate Vice President

Tampa, FL

Sam is an Associate Vice President and Business Analyst at Oakpoint Advisors and a member of the Capital Team. Prior to joining the Oakpoint, Sam oversaw the research and trading operations at a boutique wealth management firm in Pittsburgh.  He implemented a block-trading infrastructure platform, developed in-house quantitative/qualitative equity selection screens.  Sam graduated in 2018 from Tulane University with a BS in Finance and minor in Economics.  Sam is registered representative with FINRA holding a Series 7 certification.

David Yearwood
Director

Charlotte, NC

David is a Director at Oakpoint and member of the Capital Team since 2020.  David has more than 30 years of institutional sales/distribution experience, including direct sales and client facing roles at Fidelity Investments, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Putnam Investments, Breton Hill Capital and LMCG Investments.  He received an AB in History from Davidson College and his MBA from The University of Georgia Terry School of Business.  David is a registered representative with FINRA and holds Series 7, 6 and 63 certifications.

Shea Spade
Vice President

Tampa, FL

Shea is a Vice President at Oakpoint Advisors and a member of the Capital Team. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Shea worked at Franklin Templeton Investments as a business analyst. She previously worked in the Finance and Accounting department for the Tampa Bay Lightning after graduating from the University of South Florida with a BS in Finance. Shea is registered Series 7.

Lisa Perez-Figueroa
Administration / Analyst

Tampa, FL

Lisa is an Analyst and Executive Administrator at Oakpoint.  Lisa manages all aspects of the day to day support functions for Gerry Coughlin and helps coordinate multifaceted marketing efforts of the Oakpoint Capital Team.  Prior to joining Oakpoint, Lisa worked for ten years at Ziff Brothers Investors in New York, NY as an Executive Assistant supporting their CIO.  Before Ziff Brothers, Lisa was an operations manager and assistant to the founding partner of Prostar Capital, a Private Equity firm with a focus in supply chain special purpose acquisitions.  Lisa relocated from New York City to Tampa in 2018 initially working to support consultants at McKinsey and Company.  Lisa graduated from Hunter College in New York with a BA.

Gerry Coughlin
Managing Partner

Tampa, FL

Gerry is founder and Managing Partner of Oakpoint Advisors. He is responsible for business development, capital formation and manages Oakpoint’s strategic relationships globally. Gerry is advisor to Oakpoint’s Investment Manager Services which oversees all non-investment functions for select institutional investment managers performing all accounting, operations and regulatory compliance services.  Gerry has previously held the role of Co-President of Vinik Asset Management, a U.S. based equity long/short fund, both in Boston, MA and in Tampa, FL.  He spent 20 years of his career at Morgan Stanley beginning in 1989 with their Equity Controllers group, working in New York, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong.  Gerry established Morgan Stanley's Equity Trading and Sales Trading for Southeast Asia in Singapore, before moving to Hong Kong in 1999 to run regional sales trading, and ultimately assuming responsibility for Asia distribution globally. Gerry returned to Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York in 2004 as a member of the Prime Brokerage Executive Committee, where he assumed responsibility for Capital Introductions and Business Consulting. He holds a BS in Finance from Northeastern University and is FINRA registered series 7, 9, 10, 63, 79 and 24.  Gerry is an Executive Board Member of Metropolitan Ministries, a non-profit working with homeless and at-risk children and families in the greater Tampa Bay region.

Chris Capozzalo
Partner | COO

Tampa, FL

Chris Capozzalo is Partner and Chief Operating Officer and joined Oakpoint Advisors in 2009.  Chris contributes significantly to planning the strategic direction of the firm and its infrastructure.  He is responsible for Oakpoint’s broker-dealer operations in Tampa, FL and is the liaison to the firm’s strategic legal relationships globally.  Chris shapes and implements the firm’s compliance program, overseeing key service partners, while serving as the point person with FINRA and the SEC.  Prior to joining Oakpoint, Chris was Vice President at Citigroup’s headquarters in New York, NY, serving as a Structurer for their Prime Brokerage and Equity Derivatives groups. Chris developed unique financing transactions for some of Citi’s largest hedge fund relationships.  Before his time at Citi, he worked at Amaranth Advisors, a $9BN multi-strategy hedge fund based in Greenwich, CT as a member of their Treasury and Portfolio Finance desk.  During his 4 years at Amaranth, Chris was a meaningful contributor in the build out and development of their middle office and operational control groups.  With the Treasury group, Chris negotiated Credit, ISDA, Prime Broker and Master Repo Agreements.  Chris helped the firm manage liquidity on their US broker-dealer.  He reduced financing costs and collateral usage through swaps, securities lending, repurchase agreements and strategic asset allocation at various custodians and prime brokers. He started his career at Morgan Stanley and has a BA in Finance from Pace University. Chris is FINRA registered series 3, 7, 63, 79 and 99.

Mark Paverman
Chief Compliance Officer

Tampa, FL

Mark is Chief Compliance Officer and responsible for developing and implementing Regulatory and Compliance programs to Oakpoint’s Manager Services clients. Mark has over 25 years of experience as a regulatory compliance officer covering both Registered Investment Advisors (RIA’s) and US Broker-Dealers. Most recently, Mark served as Chief Compliance Officer at INTL FC Stone Financial Inc. where he was responsible for the compliance and AML programs for the firm’s proprietary RIAs, affiliated hedge funds and related Broker-Dealers as one of the firm’s primary liaison’s with both the SEC & FINRA as it related to reporting, surveillance, audit and exams. Prior to his time at INTL FC Stone, Mark oversaw all elements of the regulatory and compliance program as Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Regulatory Officer at The Vertical Group. Mark previously held senior compliance positions in New York City at Citigroup, RBC Capital Markets Corp., Societe Generale, ABN AMRO and Merrill Lynch & Co. Mr. Paverman received his M.B.A. from Long Island University and a B.S. in Economics from Brooklyn College and holds his Series 4, Series 7, Series 8 (9/10) Series 14, Series 24, 63 & 99 licenses with FINRA.

Kate Pettersen
Director | Controller

Tampa, FL

Kate is a Director and Controller for Oakpoint's manager services platform. Kate has over 15 years of experience at large financial institutions and alternative asset managers. Kate began her career at State Street Corporation. More recently she was the Controller for Centaur Performance Group, LLC, a convertible arbitrage hedge fund in Greenwich, CT. In Tampa, Kate was Controller at Vinik Asset Management, a multi-billion dollar equity long/short hedge fund and then Controller at Third Lake Capital, LLC, a large, single family office. Kate studied at the College of International Studies in Madrid, Spain and graduated cum laude receiving a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Bentley University.

Beau Audirsch
Accounting Analyst

Tampa, FL

Beau Audirsch is an accounting analyst. Prior to joining Oakpoint Advisors, he worked for Gator Capital Management and MAC Investment Management, where he provided a wide variety of back-office operation services and research assistance, respectively. Beau studied at St. Petersburg College.

Gerry Coughlin
Managing Partner

Tampa, FL

Gerry is founder and Managing Partner of Oakpoint Advisors. He is responsible for business development, capital formation and manages Oakpoint’s strategic relationships globally. Gerry is advisor to Oakpoint’s Investment Manager Services which oversees all non-investment functions for select institutional investment managers performing all accounting, operations and regulatory compliance services.  Gerry has previously held the role of Co-President of Vinik Asset Management, a U.S. based equity long/short fund, both in Boston, MA and in Tampa, FL.  He spent 20 years of his career at Morgan Stanley beginning in 1989 with their Equity Controllers group, working in New York, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong.  Gerry established Morgan Stanley's Equity Trading and Sales Trading for Southeast Asia in Singapore, before moving to Hong Kong in 1999 to run regional sales trading, and ultimately assuming responsibility for Asia distribution globally. Gerry returned to Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York in 2004 as a member of the Prime Brokerage Executive Committee, where he assumed responsibility for Capital Introductions and Business Consulting. He holds a BS in Finance from Northeastern University and is FINRA registered series 7, 9, 10, 63, 79 and 24.  Gerry is an Executive Board Member of Metropolitan Ministries, a non-profit working with homeless and at-risk children and families in the greater Tampa Bay region.

Chris Capozzalo
Partner | COO

Tampa, FL

Chris Capozzalo is Partner and Chief Operating Officer and joined Oakpoint Advisors in 2009.  Chris contributes significantly to planning the strategic direction of the firm and its infrastructure.  He is responsible for Oakpoint’s broker-dealer operations in Tampa, FL and is the liaison to the firm’s strategic legal relationships globally.  Chris shapes and implements the firm’s compliance program, overseeing key service partners, while serving as the point person with FINRA and the SEC.  Prior to joining Oakpoint, Chris was Vice President at Citigroup’s headquarters in New York, NY, serving as a Structurer for their Prime Brokerage and Equity Derivatives groups. Chris developed unique financing transactions for some of Citi’s largest hedge fund relationships.  Before his time at Citi, he worked at Amaranth Advisors, a $9BN multi-strategy hedge fund based in Greenwich, CT as a member of their Treasury and Portfolio Finance desk.  During his 4 years at Amaranth, Chris was a meaningful contributor in the build out and development of their middle office and operational control groups.  With the Treasury group, Chris negotiated Credit, ISDA, Prime Broker and Master Repo Agreements.  Chris helped the firm manage liquidity on their US broker-dealer.  He reduced financing costs and collateral usage through swaps, securities lending, repurchase agreements and strategic asset allocation at various custodians and prime brokers. He started his career at Morgan Stanley and has a BA in Finance from Pace University. Chris is FINRA registered series 3, 7, 63, 79 and 99.

Shea Spade
Vice President

Tampa, FL

Shea is a Vice President at Oakpoint Advisors and a member of the Capital Team. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Shea worked at Franklin Templeton Investments as a business analyst. She previously worked in the Finance and Accounting department for the Tampa Bay Lightning after graduating from the University of South Florida with a BS in Finance. Shea is registered Series 7.

Maya Drutau
FINOP

Boca Raton, FL

Maya serves as the FINOP of Oakpoint’s registered broker dealer Oakpoint Solutions, LLC. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Maya spent over 15 years as an Industry professional in the area of financial and regulatory reporting. Maya served for 5 years at BISYS Regulatory Services as a supervisor in the Financial Reporting division. Maya holds her Series 27 and provides FINOP services to over 20 investment companies and registered broker-dealers.

Lisa Perez-Figueroa
Administration / Analyst

Tampa, FL

Lisa is an Analyst and Executive Administrator at Oakpoint.  Lisa manages all aspects of the day to day support functions for Gerry Coughlin and helps coordinate multifaceted marketing efforts of the Oakpoint Capital Team.  Prior to joining Oakpoint, Lisa worked for ten years at Ziff Brothers Investors in New York, NY as an Executive Assistant supporting their CIO.  Before Ziff Brothers, Lisa was an operations manager and assistant to the founding partner of Prostar Capital, a Private Equity firm with a focus in supply chain special purpose acquisitions.  Lisa relocated from New York City to Tampa in 2018 initially working to support consultants at McKinsey and Company.  Lisa graduated from Hunter College in New York with a BA.

Contact Us

For General Inquiries

100 South Ashley Drive
Suite 1130
Tampa, FL 33602
Please email us at:
info@oakpointadv.com

For Capital Raising and Hedge Fund Services

Please contact us at:  +1 (212) 588-6400

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