Industry luminaries Ken Glynn, Jon Bartner and Bob Beinish proudly announce the launch of OCA Consulting, a new professional services firm that empowers early-stage private funds and institutional investors with an outsourced executive suite of experienced personnel without the risk and long-term commitment of making multiple senior-level hires. The partners at OCA are all proven industry veterans and have served as both allocators and fund officers, affording them a deep understanding of the investment process and operational challenges facing managers today.
“Most private funds face a dilemma early in their growth cycle: commit time, money and resources in an attempt to generate alpha, or hire senior non-investment personnel to support the business and create an institutional infrastructure. OCA solves this problem and helps firms develop the necessary infrastructure to operate efficiently, compete for investor assets and meet critical regulatory requirements today and in the years ahead,” said Ken Glynn, CPA, CFA, and Finance Partner at OCA Consulting.
OCA’s Solutions include:
- C-Suite Services: OCA provides institutional caliber solutions for small and emerging private funds seeking to outsource CFO, COO and CCO roles to tenured experts. OCA’s C-Suite services are tailored for each client and can fulfill the full spectrum of critical operational, compliance and accounting needs for all types of private funds. The OCA team provides high-touch services to handle all non-investment aspects of a private fund’s business, freeing the portfolio manager to concentrate on the generation of alpha.
- General Consulting: With a strong understanding that new fund formation can be costly and complex OCA can assist new funds with all of aspects of building a high-quality compliance program, help structure entities, and identify, establish and maintain key relationships with service providers.
- Due Diligence: OCA assists pensions, fund of funds, and family offices in performing thorough operational due diligence on proposed investments to assess operational risks. Investor clients can outsource the entire ODD process to OCA or utilize their experts in specific areas where additional expertise is needed.
Ken Glynn, CPA, CFA, is the Finance Partner for OCA Consulting where he supports private funds in efficiently managing accounting processes that touch on all areas necessary to support a fund’s growth. He has overseen relationships with administrators, prime brokers and audit teams ensuring effective interplay between funds and their service providers. Prior to OCA, Ken was the CFO for Saiers Capital, where he instituted processes to manage large-scale transactional flows and supported the fund’s auditors to prepare the annual audited financial statements. Before Saiers Capital, Ken served as the Director of the New York Fund Accounting and Client Service Groups at GlobeOp Financial Services and was the CFO of The Atlantic Advisors, a hedge fund acquired by HSBC Asset Management in 2005. He began his career as a flight officer in the U.S. Navy prior to entering the financial services industry. Ken earned an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and a B.S. in Computer Science from Lehigh University.
Jon Bartner is the Operations Partner for OCA Consulting and assists private funds in streamlining their processes through optimization of infrastructure and technology with an emphasis on cost reduction and personnel efficiency. He has managed all non-investment operations for hedge funds and has managerial experience across operations, accounting, technology, legal and compliance functions. Previously as the COO for Saiers Capital he was instrumental in building out all operational processes and managed a platform that allowed for the seamless execution and clearing of thousands of trades per day while minimizing operational risk. Under Jon’s guidance the firm routinely passed operational due diligence exams conducted by some of the industry’s largest investors. Prior to Saiers Jon was the COO at QRT Management and began his career as an equity derivatives market maker on the floor of the American Stock Exchange. Jon graduated with a B.A. from Swarthmore College.
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Bob Beinish is the Compliance Partner for OCA Consulting where he assists private funds in creating and enforcing compliance policies and procedures designed to meet the demands of regulators. He has extensive experience in dealing with complex compliance obligations imposed by agencies overseeing a wide array of products in numerous countries. Previously, as the Chief Compliance & Risk Officer for Saiers Capital he led the firm through routine examinations conducted by the SEC, NFA and various self-regulatory organizations. He built the firm’s compliance program and was responsible for testing and enforcement of the program. Prior to joining Saiers, Bob was Director of Risk Management for a multi-family office and was responsible for operational due diligence and the selection of private funds for the firm’s clients. He began his career in finance as the managing member and compliance officer for Red Rock Trading, an American Stock Exchange member firm. Bob graduated with a B.A. from the University of Michigan.