Mr. McGann has 19 years of experience in accounting, operations, and financial reporting. Prior to joining CIFC, Mr. McGann held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Capstone Investment Advisors LLC. Previously, he was the Chief Financial Officer at Guggenheim Investment Management LLC and Guggenheim Corporate Funding LLC, where he was responsible for the accounting and finance functions of Guggenheim Partners’ structured credit division. Prior to his role at Guggenheim Investment Management, Mr. McGann performed various accounting and finance roles within Guggenheim Partners, as well as having worked as an audit senior at Deloitte. Mr. McGann holds a B.S. in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University. Mr. McGann is a licensed CPA in the State of New York, and is a member of AICPA and NYSSCPA.
Ms. Thomas is the Chief Accounting Officer at CIFC and has over 17 years of experience in accounting and financial reporting. Prior to joining CIFC in January 2013, Ms. Thomas spent four years at iStar Financial Inc. where she was responsible for financial reporting and accounting policy. Prior to that, Ms. Thomas was a Manager in the assurance and advisory services practice of Ernst & Young, LLP where she served clients in the real estate and financial services industries. Ms. Thomas holds a B.S. degree from St. John’s University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the AICPA and the NYSSCPA.
Managing Director - Head of Tax
Ms. Kanekar has over 20 years of experience providing complex tax consulting, structuring and compliance services for hedge funds, private equity funds, and the investment strategies and products they employ. Prior to CIFC, she worked at credit focused investment firms, the Blackstone Group, Angelo Gordon, Cross Ocean Partners, and Silver Point. She specializes in credit, including distressed debt & special opportunities, and hedge/private equity asset classes. In addition, she has worked with public accounting firms PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen, in senior positions. While at PricewaterhouseCoopers, she was awarded the Chairman’s Award for being a team lead for the design and development of the curriculum for Learning & Education – Structuring and Strategy: Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds. Ms. Kanekar holds a B.Com degree from University of Pune, India, graduating first class with distinction.