Operations, Technology & Control

Amy PetersonAmy Peterson

Executive Vice President, Operations, Technology and Control

Amy leads oversight and strategic responsibility for the core internal components of the U.S. division’s operations, technology and enterprise risk processes.

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Amy previously worked at JP Morgan, where she was a managing director and spent 18 years in key leadership roles in the Asset Management Division, the Private Bank, Chase Wealth Management and the Investment Bank.  With JP Morgan since 1998, Amy’s leadership roles spanned business integration, process re-engineering and product and service development in an organization that has grown from under 30,000 employees to over 230,000 employees through organic and strategic initiatives. Amy began her career with Bankers Trust in 1995 and she has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry.

Amy received her MBA in Finance from NYU and her BS degree in Business and minor in Labor and Industrial Relations from Pennsylvania State University. 

Gary NussenbaumGary Nussenbaum

Senior Vice President, Operations

Gary heads the Operations team and is responsible for managing all aspects of the platform: account on-boarding, trade support, data management, and fund administration and reporting.

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Gary joined Fiera Capital in 2017 with over 28 years of industry experience. Previously, he was a Senior Project Manager with JPMorgan Asset Management, where he led a global team responsible for designing and implementing changes to the operating model in support of new products, regulatory change and continuous process improvement.  Select projects include the launch of the firm’s ETF Platform and the global rollout of the company’s cash management application, operations workstation, and workflow tools.

Prior to JP Morgan Asset Management, Gary spent five years leading the Asset Manager Solutions team with JP Morgan’s Investor Services Group and ten years as Departmental Vice President with Prudential Financial. At Prudential he worked primarily in the fixed income asset class and was responsible for leading the Operations team in securities processing, settlements, investment accounting, securities lending, performance measurement, and client reporting.

Gary received his MBA in Finance from NYU and his BS degree in Economics from Rutgers University.

Yaacov Weinstock, CFAYaacov Weinstock, CFA

Chief Technology Officer

Yaacov has over 16 years of technology and operational experience including significant experience in the financial services industry.

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Prior to joining Fiera, Yaacov was a Senior Systems Analyst with Aberdeen Asset Management where he focused on long term strategy for their alternatives platform and operating model. Prior to Aberdeen Asset Management, Yaacov was the Chief Technology Officer at Arden Asset Management where he designed and implemented their data warehouse, data governance and business intelligence platform in addition to their information security program. Yaacov was also responsible for re-designing their business processes to ensure cross functional collaboration across the business. Yaacov received his BS degree in Computer Science from Brooklyn College and is CFA charterholder.

Maria T. CarlsonMaria T. Carlson

Senior Vice President, Strategic Integration

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Maria was a co-founder and Principal of Samson Capital Advisors LLC, where she also served as Director of Operations and Administration.  Samson was a privately-owned investment management firm that was founded in 2004 by senior investment professionals from OFFITBANK, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan.  Prior to its acquisition by Fiera Capital, Samson managed over $7 billion in assets in customized fixed income for affluent families and their foundations, endowments and corporations.  She was responsible for client and portfolio administration, trade support, and office management. Maria also served as Co-Chief Compliance Officer, ensuring firm-wide compliance. At Fiera Capital, she continues her management role in operations.

Before Samson, she was a Vice President at Wachovia Bank, N.A. serving as the Director of Administration for the OFFIT Investment Group (formerly OFFITBANK), which she joined in 2000. Maria was responsible for portfolio administration and client servicing for the OFFIT Wealth Relationships.

Prior to that Maria was a Vice President at Lazard Asset Management where she directed portfolio administration for a $74 billion global investment advisor with a client base consisting of both high net worth individuals and varied institutional accounts including private and public pension funds and mutual funds. During her eight years with Lazard, Maria was instrumental in the development of procedures for the firm’s global expansion. Maria is on the Advisory Board of the NYU Lutheran Medical Center.

Elsete BadushovElsete Badushov

Vice President, Strategic Integration

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Previously, Elsete was the Vice President of Operations at Wilkinson O'Grady.  Wilkinson O’Grady, a global equity and bond manager founded in 1972, was acquired by Fiera Capital Corporation in October 2013 and changed its name to Fiera Capital Inc. in October 2015. Prior to joining the firm, she worked for Lord Abbett & Co. in Institutional Accounting and for Fiserv Securities in Mutual Fund Accounting.

She received her BSBA from Pennsylvania State University and MBA from Felician University.

Terrence McCarthyTerrence McCarthy

Vice President, Fund Administration

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Previously, Terrence was the Manager of Analytics and Operations at Larch Lane.  He began at Larch Lane as a Fund Accountant in July 2006, was promoted to Assistant Controller in January 2008, and then became Manager of Operations in August 2011. Prior to his tenure at Larch Lane, Terrence worked as an Institutional Asset Administrator for AllianceBernstein from June 2005 – July 2006. Terrence earned his B.S in Finance and Marketing from SUNY Albany and his Masters in Accounting from Pace University. 

Account Services

Manuel Delarosa, Manager
Rose D'Avino, Senior Analyst
Carla Leroux, Senior Analyst

Confirmation and Trade Support

Nick Zora, Manager
Carey Fong, Senior Analyst
Michael Giacomino, Analyst

Controls and Process

Amanda Sukhoo, Senior Analyst

Data, Reporting & Performance Management

Sherry Fox, Manager
Bill Rella, Senior Analyst
Kim Staffan, Analyst

Fund Administration

Kara McElduff, Senior Analyst
Joseph Mastroeni, Analyst

Portfolio Administration

Charles Eng, Manager
Jennifer Kramer, Office Manager, Analyst
Eunice Saunders, Senior Analyst
Christina Harris, Senior Analyst

System Maintenance and Evolution

Shirod Sookram, Manager
Jennifer Moix, Senior Analyst
Billy Cacsire, Senior Analyst

Technology and Infrastructure

Aerlia Maclaird, Manager, Infrastructure and Technical Services
Miguel Mendez, Infrastructure Engineer