Adam Raleigh is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Markets Group, the world’s leading conference organizer serving the investment management industry. Mr. Raleigh founded the firm in 2009. Since then, Markets Group has grown into a firm managing more than 90 annual conferences through the joint effort of 75 team members based in the US and Europe.
Mr. Raleigh, a native of Cleveland, OH, is a graduate of Kent State University, where he earned a B.A. in Finance.
Prior to Markets Group, Mr. Raleigh was a fixed income broker and developed investor education programs for IMN-Euromoney, Institutional Investor Awards and other leading firms focused on the needs of investors worldwide. Additionally, Mr. Raleigh has held series 7 and 63 licenses.
Mr. Raleigh is a member of Trout Unlimited (TU), Friends of the Upper Delaware River (FUDR), Theodore Gordon Flyfishers (TGF), Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) and the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF).
Ms. Viana is a Brazilian native from Ṣão Paulo. She is responsible for investor relations for the Real Estate Group. Prior to joining Markets Group, Ms. Viana worked at SPiN New York as a Public Relations Associate. Ms. Viana has a Master's Degree in Public Relations from Iona College.
Amanda Jiang is a Program Manager at Markets Group. Prior to joining the firm, she was in charge of Investor Relations at a public medical device company as the spokesperson to the investment community. Ms. Jiang received a degree in Political Science and International Relations from Syracuse University Maxwell School.
Amber is responsible for program management and development of the US Private Wealth conference series. She previously worked for Advisen producing conferences for the commercial insurance community. Prior to that, she served as an event coordinator and news reporter for Private Asset Management magazine at Pageant Media.
Mr. Ortiz heads the production team for our European, Middle Eastern and African events. Mr. Ortiz studied Political Science in Madison, Wisconsin and mastered in International Political Economy at New York University. Prior to joining Markets Group, Mr. Ortiz managed account relations at ACCION USA in New York, worked as an independent researcher in Curitiba, Brazil and handled management and financial services for different enterprises in Wisconsin. Mr. Ortiz was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia and is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese.
Mr. Davey joined Markets Group in November 2015. He is responsible for business development on the Institutional Real Estate team. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Manhattan College, with a concentration in Advertising and a minor in Business. Mr. Davey has prior experience with CBS New York, and business development work with Four Springs Capital Markets, a Real Estate Investment Trust firm located in his home region of the Jersey Shore.
Mr. Friedberg is heads up Markets Group’s Sponsor Relationships and Client Development throughout EMEA. Prior to Markets Group, he spent ten years in wealth management working with both retail and institutional investors in dealing with a wide array of financial instruments. Mr. Friedberg graduated from Binghamton University with a BS degree in Financial Economics and is also currently enrolled in the evening division at Fordham Law School.
Mr. Windisch is responsible for the production side of the US/Canada Institutional team. Before starting with Markets Group Mr. Windisch worked as a Sales and Marketing Intern for the National Football Foundation. Mr. Windisch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Selling and Sales Management from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
Ms. Gomez-Lacazette is responsible for production and development for the Energy series within the Energy and Infrastructure Projects Group.
Prior to joining Markets Group, she worked at Garrigues , an international law firm, as a corporate lawyer at their Spain offices.
Ms. Di Roberto is originally from Ṣo Paulo, Brazil and is responsible for assisting the production and development for the Private Wealth Latin America Series. Prior to working for Markets Group, Ms. Di Roberto worked for Latin Trade, assisting in sales and digital marketing, as well as managing all social media accounts. Ms. Di Roberto has a Bachelors Degree from Bard College in Political Science, and speaks both Portuguese and Spanish.
Chelsea Jia joins the Investor Relations team of Markets Group. Prior to joining Markets Group, she worked as an international trader in Asia and relocated back to New York at the end of 2015. Miss Jia received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Dartmouth College.
A longtime public relations professional specializing in Wall Street and finance, Mr. Glynn joined Markets Group in April 2016 as a Program Manager for its US Private Wealth Series, heading investor relations for the Private Wealth Great Plains Forum, Mountain States Forum, Mid-Atlantic Forum and DC Metro Forum. Previously, he served as Communications Manager for the New York Society of Security Analysts, or NYSSA, the officially recognized CFA member association for the New York metropolitan area. His agency experience included a role as Senior Account Manager for The Pollack PR Marketing Group, where he served as op-ed writer for the Gary Sinise Foundation. He earned his BA in Business Communication from Montclair State University.
Currently, he is organizing ALTSLA, the premier alternative asset investor forum for the West Coast.
Mr. Nelson is responsible for production on the US & Canada Private Equity and Institutional Real Estate division. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola University Maryland, majoring in Finance. Mr. Nelson has gained valuable experience working with financial institutions such as Morgan Stanley and M&R Capital Management, Inc. He has also held roles on the Finance teams at Domino Foods Inc., and Vention Medical.
Mr. Para is responsible for Infrastructure summits management and sponsor relationships in Peru, Colombia, Panama, Mexico, Brazil & Chile. Prior to Markets Group, he was an operations specialist for the Enterprise Partners Group (EPG) with Microsoft in Madrid, Spain. Mr. Para has graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in Business Administration and earned a B.S. degree in International Business and Finance from New York University (NYU). Additionally, Mr. Para is fluent in Spanish.
Mr. Para may be contacted for participation in all Infrastructure Summits.
Mr. Prindiville is responsible for production and investor relations on the US & Canada Private Wealth team. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama in Business Management with a specialization in Global Business and joined Markets Group in June 2016. He has experience in global projects focused on market expansion and well as international business seminars that involved visiting and consulting with top companies across Europe.
Edward can be contacted for participation in Private Wealth Forums.
Born in Italy but with roots everywhere, Elisa is a multilingual professional with extensive experience in events production and marketing. She completed her studies in Italy and Portugal – where she is currently based – in the field of Social Communication, International Studies and Visual Anthropology. Prior to joining Markets Group she has worked as Conference Producer and Program Manager, organizing successful events around Europe and Africa in several sectors such as Oil and Gas, Healthcare, Construction and Private Equity.
Elizabeth is responsible for the production and development of the Private Equity and Real Estate Group. She has assisted with private equity events in the US pacific region. Elizabeth was previously a reporter covering private equity and financial technology for capital markets at British trade publications, as well as a reporter at China Daily in New York. Her articles have also appeared in the Washington Post and Chinese news agency Xinhua. Elizabeth received her BA in Journalism from The New School.
Elizabeth may be contacted for speaking opportunities at the upcoming Private Equity US Forum.
Francisco Pascual a South Florida native. He is a business development associate with the LATAM real estate team. Francisco worked for Euromoney Institutional Investor/Euromoney Training and was head of their business development for the Americas region. He is fluent in Spanish. He is an avid sports fan. He graduated from the University of Miami with a BBA in Finance.
Frank is responsible for the program development for the US as well as the Hedge Fund and Credit group. Prior to joining Markets Group, Frank worked for an international events company as well as a Professional Lacrosse Player. Frank received his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management at Dowling College.
Georgia Quinones is responsible for the program development for the US Institutional Investor group. Prior to joining Markets Group, Mrs. Quinones worked as a client service manager for an independent RIA as well as Euromoney Institutional Investor, both in Europe and in the US. Mrs. Quinones received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Oregon and a Post-Graduate Certificate in International Business from St. Mary’s University in London.
Gerlim hails from the Dominican Republic. She holds a B.A. in Marketing from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre & Maestra in Santiago, Dominican Republic; a M.A. in Corporate Communications from EAE Business School in Madrid, Spain and a M.A. in Image, Publicity and Corporate Identity from Universidad Camilo José Cela in Madrid, Spain. Speaks English and Spanish fluently.
Ms. Akaboci is responsible for Markets Group's operations and logistics. She is accountable for the strategic management of a multi-million dollar budget, dispersed among seven countries. Additionally, she focuses her time on investor relations and B2B marketing. Prior to Markets Group, she has held positions with Banco Nossa Caixa (Banco do Brasil), Santander Bank and UNICAMP (University of Campinas).
Ms. Akaboci earned a BA Degree in Business and Marketing from Escola Superior de Administração e Comunicação in Campinas, Brazil and a MA Degree in Economics and International Business from City University of New York.
Harrison works as a Business Development Associate for the Institutional Forums in EMEA. Prior to Markets Group he worked for an events and marketing company for three years. He graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 2013 with a BA in International Relations and Affairs.
Jane is a London based project manager of EMEA investor forums. Prior to that, she was a Senior Conference Producer at PEI Media looking after private equity real estate and real estate debt events. Before that Jane was a Project Director at the GRI Club responsible for investor meetings in Russia and UK.
Mr. Peet holds responsibilities on the production side of the US/Canada Institutional team. He received his Bachelors of Science degree at College of Charleston in 2012 and continued to develop a career in Marine Biology. For two years, he worked with NOAA to manage Atlantic fishery stocks of the North East. After interning at Lazard in 2015, Mr. Peet followed his interest of financial strategies to Markets Group in April 2016.
Mr. Grullon is currently a Relationship Manager with the Energy and Infrastructure team. Prior to Latin Markets, Mr. Grullon was a Vice President for JP Morgan Chase and a Relationship Specialist for the International company Citigroup. Mr. Grullon graduated from Syracuse University with a concentration in International Business and is driven by his passion to make a difference in the Latino Community.
Mr. Grullon may be contacted for participation in the Private Wealth US series.
Mr. Zajas is responsible for marketing outreach and new business development across all all sectors (Real Estate, Private Equity, Alternatives, Private Wealth, and Institutional Investor Teams). He is responsible for generating new leads and attracting new business to these sectors through various marketing tactics. He also responsible for in house data development and marketing budgets.
He has previously worked in the financial sector at Bank of America. He holds a degree in International Business from Canisius College in Buffalo.
Karin is a London-based project manager of EMEA investor forums. With a background in financial journalism, she has been covering private equity, M&A and wealth management. Karin holds a BSc in Economics and Politics from Queen Mary, University of London and an MA in International Journalism from City University London.
Ms. Perez coordinates and manages strategic promotional partnerships to generate leads across all sectors (Real Estate, Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Private Wealth, Energy & Infrastructure, and Institutional Investor Teams). She works closely with managers, sales, and production team members to ensure proper integration into marketing strategies or tactics. She also assists in identifying and conceptualizing creative assets needed to support promotional opportunities and partnerships.
In addition, Ms. Perez assists in the firm’s CRM day-to-day operations such as executing and maintaining the configuration, reporting, training, support, and maintenance.
Ms. Perez is a NY native and graduated in 2012 with a B.A. in Communications with a Radio, TV, Film concentration.
Kathy joins the Institutional Investor Forum Group at Markets Group from The Q-Group (Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance) where she was Director of Development and Seminars, a position she has held since 2008. Prior to her Q-Group responsibilities, Kathy was a Partner with Wilshire Associates where she successfully marketed a suite of equity and fixed income risk management and performance attribution products to investment managers, plan sponsors and pension consultants in the United States and Canada. Kathy has also held senior sales and client relationship roles at R-Squared Risk Management, Institutional Investor, Investment Management Institute and Morgan Stanley.
Kathy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing and Economics from the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond, VA. She is an active member of QWAFAFEW, the Society of Quantitative Analysts (SQA), 100 Women in Finance, 100 Women in ETF’s and the CT Hedge Fund Association.
Mr. Bauco is responsible for sponsor relations across the US Private Wealth Series. He started with the firm in January 2012, launching and managing the Energy, Mining and Infrastructure divisions. Prior to Markets Group, he was Head of the Event Division at Business News Americas based in Santiago, Chile, Project Director, Latin America for Terrapinn based in New York, and Business Development Manager for Euromoney based in New York. Mr. Bauco graduated with a BA degree in English Literature from Fordham University.
Mr. Browne is Head of the Latam Private Wealth Group and manages the series of Markets Group Latin American private wealth focused forums.
Prior to Markets Group, Mr. Browne was an emerging markets sales trader across multiple asset classes at Planner Securities, a Brazilian broker dealer in NYC.
Ms. Griffiths is responsible for the management and industry relationships at US Markets. She focuses her time identifying US and international asset managers and service providers that aide US state, public and corporate pension funds increase efficiencies and investment returns.
Lauren is responsible for Sponsor Relationships and Client Development within the Private Wealth Forum Group. Prior to Markets Group, she was a Business Development Executive for Waters Technology, a trading technology publication. She has spent the last 5 years in the events industry selling sponsorship, advertising, and event technology. Lauren is originally from Charlotte, NC and graduated from The University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Her major was Marketing and her minor was Pharmacy.
Lauren may be contacted for participation in our Private Wealth forums in the United States.
Ms. Meyer is the head of the US & Canada Institutional Real Estate group of Markets Group. Prior to joining Markets Group, she worked on coordinating the event logistics for pharmaceutical meetings and conferences. Ms. Meyer received a degree in Hotel Administration from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
Ms. Tatis is a Colombian national, responsible for investor relations for the European Private Wealth Group. Prior to joining Markets Group, she held positions as a Hewlett Packard Product Manager for Polux Suministros, a technology company in Colombia, and a Jobber Supplies for Hewlett Packard Colombia.
Mr. Tattersall is based in London works with our Private Wealth team covering sponsorship relationships for the Forums in Europe. Prior to Markets Group he was at Informa covering a diverse portfolio including Hedge Funds, Corporate Finance, Alternatives and Energy and Infrastructure. Mr. Tattersall graduated with a BA in International Relations from the University of Leeds.
Ms. Quilio is responsible for the production and development of programs and investor relations for the US Private Wealth series at Markets Group. Markets Group Private Wealth US Team provides regionally focused asset allocation and asset protection meetings focused on single and multi-family offices, registered investment advisors, banks, trusts and wealth managers. Prior to joining Markets Group, Michelle supported a Customer Management team where she gained experience planning and coordinating US based summits and conferences.
Ms. Quilio may be contacted for participation in all US Private Wealth forums.
Nawshad Noorkhan is responsible for the business development and client engagement across EMEA within the Private Equity Group. Prior to joining Markets Group, Nawshad was the Head of Commercial at the Financial Times based out of London and was responsible for the Wealth and Asset Management forums business globally.
Prior to this, Mr. Noorkhan has held a variety of senior commercial positions with some of the world’s leading event businesses including Terrapin, Globaldata and Euromoney PLC where he was responsible for forecasting, team management and the profitability of multiple global event portfolios.
Nawshad spends a large part of his time working closely with institutional investors, fund managers and other leading asset managers and has gained valuable experience advising on capital raising efforts in a variety of complex and emerging markets.
Ms. Gorlatova is part of the Markets Group Hedge Fund Investor team with responsibility for Institutional Investor and Family Office relations in the US Pacific Region, Midwest and New York. Prior to joining Markets Group, Ms. Gorlatova worked as a Research Associate at Euromoney Institutional Investor. Ms. Gorlatova earned a Bachelor in Business Administration, majoring in Finance and Investments.
Ms. Gorlatova can be contacted for investor participation in the Hedge Fund Investor Meetings in San Francisco, Chicago and New York.
Mrs. Lima-Mayland is responsible for leading the Private Equity and Real Estate Latam Group at Markets Group. She has over 10 years of experience in the financial services and public relations industries. She held positions as Director of Marketing, Relationship Manager, Branch Head, Project Director and Public Relations at Guayaba Capital, Citi, Santander, State Government of Sao Paulo and Symnetics. Ms. Lima-Mayland received a BA in Public Relations from the Faculdade Cásper Libero in São Paulo.
Ms. Segura is both an American and Colombian citizen, holds a B.S in Industrial Engineering and has Marketing and Event Planning experience. She comes from an international background, having lived in Paris, London, Colombia, Washington D.C and now New York City. Therefore, she speaks French, English and Spanish.
At Markets Group, Ms. Segura is responsible for the investor relations and program management of the investment meeting series in the EMEA region.
Mr. Egan is responsible for sponsorship sales within the Private Equity Group. Prior to working for Markets Group, Mr. Egan played baseball at Southern Connecticut State University in Connecticut. Mr.Egan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT.
Paul Hamann oversees the Private Wealth team. Paul has developed a deep knowledge of the events and business-to-business meeting industry servicing a broad spectrum of sectors including infrastructure, energy & mining, aviation, finance and technology. He has also founded and sold two successful start-ups.
Rebecca is responsible for production and program management for the U.S. Private Wealth team. Prior to joining Markets Group she has worked closely with chief compliance and legal officers for a number of Fortune 500 companies and top outside counsel firms across the country. She also has coordinated events on behalf of Operations for Alternatives, the DAS and Small Cells Congress, and the Legal Marketing Association.
Ryan is responsible for the production, development and investor relations for the US Private Wealth Program series at Markets Group. The US Wealth Management team at Markets Group provides regionally focused asset allocation and asset protection meetings focusing on single and multi-family offices, registered investment advisors, banks, trusts and wealth managers. Prior to joining Markets Group, Ryan worked at an International events company where he focused on creating Networking events and Educational programs for C-Level executives in the Retail Space. Ryan earned his Bachelor Degree in Education at Cortland State University in Upstate NY. In his spare time Ryan enjoys learning and practicing Photography.
Sam Ridley is responsible for sponsorship sales across the EMEA Institutional Investor Forums Group. Prior to joining the Markets Group, Sam was the Commercial Manager at Pensions Age, a leading monthly magazine and website for Pension Funds, Consultants and Advisors. Prior to this he held Business Development roles at ITM and Premier.
At Markets Group, Ms. Wong is responsible for assisting the production and development of the Institutional Real Estate sector. She comes from an extremely international background, having lived in London, Cape Town, Oman and Tunisia and currently speaks Arabic, French and Italian.
Mr. Raleigh is responsible for financial management and strategic planning for Markets Group. Prior to MG, he held financial and management positions at Progressive Insurance. Mr. Raleigh graduated with honors in Political Science at Kent State University in Ohio.
Tom Hind is responsible for business develpment across the US Private Wealth Forum Group. Prior to joining the Markets Group, Mr. Hind was the Director of Sales for the RIA Institute at Institutional Investor. Prior to Institutional Investor, Mr. Hind spent over a decade in asset management distribution with such firms as AllianceBernstein, JP Morgan and J&W Seligman. Mr. Hind graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing.
Mr. Mallon is responsible for Sponsor Relationships and Client Development within the Private Wealth Forum Group. Prior to Markets Group, he spent two years at a full service wealth advisory firm and gained valuable experience in the financial service industry. Mr. Mallon graduated from Babson College with an entrepreneurial mindset in 2012 and obtained a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in economics.
Mr. Mallon may be contacted for participation in our Private Wealth forums in the United States
Tony Patryn is responsible for the creation of marketing materials used both online and in print for Markets Group.
Prior to joining the team, Mr. Patryn was Creative Director for OTRIAD Digital Marketing in NYC and Junior Art Director for Brierton Design in Chicago, in which he was an essential asset to the company winning multiple awards for integrated marketing campaigns.
Mr. Patryn hold an Associates Degree of Applied Sciences in Graphic Design and Multimedia from Westwood College of Technology, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Columbia College in Chicago.
Ms. Rodriguez is responsible for the development of programs and investor relations for the Private Equity and Real Estate Groups. She holds a BA degree in International Businesses from Universidad del Norte, Colombia and studied at the American Language Program from Columbia University in the city of New York.
Prior to joining LM, she worked for the Chamber of Commerce in Barranquilla, coordinating public relations events, marketing and logistics of the biggest business forum organized in the Atlantic Region. Additionally, Ms. Rodriguez is fluent in Spanish. Ms. Rodriguez can be contacted by phone or email for speaking opportunities in the Private Equity Series.
Will Hamilton-Hill is responsible for Sponsor Relationships and Client Development within the Hedge Fund Forum Group.
Prior to joining the Markets Group, Will has held multiple Sales Management roles within the Conference, Media/Publishing and Market Research industries. With specialty focuses on Pharmaceutical, IT, Healthcare, Financial and Energy sectors.
Will may be contacted for participation in our Alternative Series in the United States.
Mr. Coba is responsible for client relationships and capital raising efforts in the institutional investment sector for US and international investment banks, hedge funds and other asset managers. He focuses his time helping managers build relationships with US state, public and corporate pension funds, endowments, foundations, insurance companies and investment consultants.to aid them in increasing efficiencies and investment returns. Prior to joining Markets Group, Mr. Coba held a variety of positions with some of the world’s leading sales, marketing, and event management firms working with high net worth clients and C – level executives for business conferences, private charter aviation and overall business development. Mr. Coba attended New Jersey Institute of Technology and majored in International Business and Marketing.
Bill works as a Business Development Associate for the US & Canada Institutional Real Estate division. Prior to Markets Group he worked for private wealth management teams at Merrill Lynch and Stifel Nicolaus. He graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a BS in General Business/Commerce.
Won is responsible for the production side on the US Private Wealth Group. Prior to working for Markets Group, he worked at Incisive Media in enterprise subscription sales for their leading global derivatives & capital markets information publishing business. (Brands included Risk.net, Central Banking and Waters Technology) Prior to Incisive Media, Won was a Senior Fixed Income Specialist at TD Ameritrade and has over 11 years of experience in wealth management. He attained a Post Graduate Certificate (PGCert) in Business Administration from the University of Liverpool, and received credit analysis training from New York University.
Zach Reff is a versatile communications professional who has developed award-winning conferences in emerging markets across Asia that generated combined yearly revenues of $1.6+ million. Before joining Markets Group, he lived in China for eight years and worked as a journalist and event producer. His published freelance work has appeared in global publications including The South China Morning Post, The Denver Post, Peak Magazine, JVibe Magazine, winebuzz.hk and Inside Asia Gaming Magazine.