Paradigm Governance Partners, a governance and financial services firm with a presence in the Cayman Islands and New York, has expanded its Cayman Islands presence with the addition of experienced directors: Greg Essner and Cary Marr.
Greg Essner will be based in New York and will serve as an independent director on the boards of alternative investment vehicles. He is an industry veteran with 34 years of finance experience including investment management, audit, and accounting.
Prior to joining Paradigm, Essner was chief financial officer and a partner of Trian Partners, a multi-billion-dollar investment management firm. Since its launch in 2005, he was responsible for Trian’s finance, accounting, tax and information technology functions. While at Trian, Essner also was involved in regulatory compliance, governance and fund formation. Prior to Trian, Essner was with Triarc Companies, and KPMG.
Essner said: “I am excited to be joining such a high quality and forward-looking firm as Paradigm where I will be able to support and complement the fiduciary team as the firm’s representative in the New York area. My 14 years of experience as the Chief Financial Officer of a large investment management firm, combined with my audit and financial reporting background, complements the already strong and varied skill set of Paradigm's professionals.”
Cary Marr serves as a professional independent director on the boards of hedge funds, private equity funds, traditional long-only funds, and investment management companies. He is well versed in corporate governance and the regulatory framework and challenges facing investment managers with 25 years of experience in the offshore funds sector between the Cayman Islands and Bermuda. He has extensive experience in fund administration, accounting, valuation, financials reporting, investor communications and regulatory risk management.
Marr commented: "To join a high pedigree firm with great talent and complementary skill sets is extremely exciting. Paradigm is comprised of industry leading professionals and to have the team collectively accessible for clients is a differentiating approach. Adding my years of hands-on experience across all facets of fund governance to the value proposition together with the range of services Paradigm can offer is second to none and one that I am extremely proud to join.”
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