Kelly DePonte

Kelly has more than 41 years of industry experience and is a Managing Director at Kelly DePonte Advisory LLC. Kelly was previously responsible for Probitas Partners’ research. Prior to 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 ( providing advice on closed-end fund due diligence. He also serves as a Trustee of the Bennington Museum that is focused on art and history in Bennington, Vermont. 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.

Parsram Dhanraj

Parsram has more than 19 years of industry experience and is responsible for Probitas Partners’ relationship management activities. Parsram previously worked as a Managing Director on the Institutional Capital Raising team for Investcorp where he led capital formation across the firm’s North American investment strategies and products. Prior to Investcorp, Parsram was a partner at Atlantic-Pacific Capital, a boutique global placement agent. Earlier in his career, Parsram worked at Moody’s Investors Services within the Financial Institutions Group and U.S. Structured Finance and Derivatives Group. He earned an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University and a BS in Finance and Economics from Boston College.

Caryn Feinberg

Caryn has more than 25 years of industry experience and is primarily responsible for Probitas Partners’ relationship management activities and fund origination efforts. Caryn previously worked as director of investor relations for Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), a private equity infrastructure fund. Prior to joining Probitas Partners, Caryn was Senior Director at SecondMarket, Inc., where she was responsible for structuring and implementing the firm’s secondary trading market for private banks and expanding the third-party sales channel to attract private equity funds, venture and hedge fund clients. Earlier in her career, Caryn held a variety of management positions at Citigroup, including roles in sales and marketing, operations, investor relations, and equity research. She earned an MBA in Strategic Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Business Management from Cornell University.

Joe Maertens

Joe has more than 11 years of industry experience and is responsible for relationship management activities as well as fund origination efforts. Prior to joining Probitas Partners, Joe was a Principal at Atlantic-Pacific Capital where he was responsible for the origination and due diligence of potential fund mandates. Prior to Atlantic-Pacific Capital, Joe was an Associate in the Credit Suisse Private Fund Group where he assisted with fund origination and due diligence, as well as project management activities, in North America. Joe earned a BS in Finance, BS in Accounting and BA in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. Joe is also a CFA and CAIA charterholder.