Ed Amorosi has eighteen years of industry experience and is responsible for Probitas Partners’ relationship management activities. Prior to joining Probitas Partners, Ed served as the Head of Marketing & Business Development at Great Point Partners (GPP) as well as Kellner, DiLeo, & Co. (KDC). He has served in capital advisory and placement capacities for various private markets fund managers, both independently as well as through the Asset Management platforms at JPMorgan Securities (the former Bear, Stearns, & Co.) as well as Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Ed received his BA with a Double Major (Government, Art History) and Minor (Spanish) from Georgetown University. Prior to joining the securities industry, Ed was a politico-economic journalist covering the Developing Markets for various international media outlets, including the New York Times, Time Magazine, The Independent, & U.S. News & World Report.
John has twenty-eight years of real estate investment management experience. Under the Direct Real Estate Program at Probitas, Mr. Caley is charged with identifying large-scale real estate assets with unique investment attributes (off-market, broker-controlled pocket listings, direct ownership, capitalization needs, sensitive timing, etc.) that create bespoke and often time-sensitive direct investment opportunities. Prior to joining Probitas Partners, John was a Senior Managing Director at Grubb & Ellis’ Investment Management Platform and has held senior executive positions with Gemini Rosemont, Rexford Industrial, Transwestern and PM Realty Group.
Kelly has more than thirty-nine years of industry experience and is responsible for Probitas Partners’ research. Prior to joining Probitas Partners, Kelly was Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director at Pacific Corporate Group (“PCG”), a leading provider of alternative investment advisory, management and consulting services. Kelly oversaw the partnership investment program, which comprised more than $20 billion in capital dedicated globally to private equity. Before joining PCG, Kelly held various senior positions at First Interstate Bancorp, including management of a $170 million venture capital portfolio, oversight of all financial derivative activity in the corporation and its banks, and analysis and management of capital and liquidity positions of First Interstate subsidiaries.
Kelly is also a Member of the Advisory Board of the Investment Management Due Diligence Association (IMDDA.org) providing advice on closed-end fund due diligence. Previously, he served on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Review of Private Equity, and he is the editor of several books published by PEI Media: “The Definitive Guide to Private Equity Fund Due Diligence” (1st & 2nd editions); “The Definitive Guide to Distressed Debt and Turnaround Investing” (1st & 2nd editions); and “A Guide to Private Equity Fund of Funds Managers” (2nd edition). Kelly earned a BA in Communications from Stanford University and an MBA from The Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.
Brett has more than five years of industry experience and is responsible for Probitas Partners’ relationship management activities. Prior to joining Probitas Partners, Brett served as a financial analyst with Oracle’s mergers and acquisitions team in Redwood Shores. While at Oracle, Brett was responsible for the due diligence and integration of acquisitions. Brett earned a BA in Economics from the University of California at Davis and is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder.
Greg has more than thirty-five years of industry experience and is in charge of Probitas Partners’ relationship management activities. Prior to founding Probitas Partners, Greg was a Director at Credit Suisse First Boston (formerly Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette) in the Private Fund Group where he was responsible for maintaining key investor relationships in western North America as well as sourcing and evaluating prospective general partners. Before joining CSFB, Greg held positions of increasing responsibility marketing institutional financial products and providing investment advice at Banc America Robertson Stephens, La Salle Advisors and Prudential-Bache Capital Funding. Greg earned a BA in Political Science from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
John has over thirty-four years of experience in comparable positions as Chief Financial and Operating Officer, and is responsible for managing Probitas Partners’ day-to-day operations including financial, legal, technology and human resource functions. Prior to joining Probitas Partners, John was Chief Operating Officer and Partner at U.S. Select Holdings, LLC (“USSH”), where he focused on development of new real estate business lines and oversaw all aspects of company operations. Prior to joining USSH, John served as CFO and Partner at MacFarlane Partners, an institutional real estate advisor, and Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc. John has raised investment capital, developed new lines of business, restructured organizations as well as developed and implemented strategic business initiatives. He began his career at KPMG and is a certified public accountant (inactive). John graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco.
Sinead has over thirty years of experience in financial operations and is responsible for running the day-to-day finance operations at Probitas Partners. Prior to joining Probitas Partners, Sinead worked at Applied Materials, where she managed software implementations in the finance organization. Prior to that, Sinead worked at KPMG. Sinead attended Cork Institute of Technology and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
Ray has more than seventeen years of industry experience and is responsible for Probitas Partners’ fund placement project management activities. Prior to joining Probitas Partners, Ray served as an investment banking associate in the Technology Group at Credit Suisse in San Francisco. While at Credit Suisse, Ray was responsible for executing capital raising transactions and merger and acquisition engagements for companies across the technology industry. Ray earned a BS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.