Tara Batlaglia

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Tara Battaglia
Accountant Tara Battaglia is an Accountant at Metropolitan. She has over 15 years of accounting and cash management experience. Prior to joining Metropolitan, Tara held various accounting roles across several sectors, including Gas & Oil. Tara holds a B.S. in Accounting from South Hills School of Business & Technology.

Suma Krishnabhat, CPA

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Suma Krishnabhat, CPA

Assistant Controller

Suma Krishnabhat is Assistant Controller of Metropolitan. Suma has more than 15 years of experience working in Investment Management, Hedge Fund & Private Equity industries. Prior to joining Metropolitan in 2021, she was a Controller at Nexseer Capital working on finance and accounting transformation initiatives. She has held senior level positions at Accenture Financial Services and State Street Corporation. Suma has a Master’s in Business Administration with specialization in Finance and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California.

Sean Browne

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Sean Browne

Operations Associate

Sean Browne is an Operations Associate of Metropolitan. His responsibilities include investment operations, reporting and loan agency. Prior to joining Metropolitan in 2022, Sean worked at Prudential Financial, Inc. as an Investment Operations Specialist on the Fixed Income Public Operations team. There he worked on processing trades and payments on debt products, as well as custody reconciliation. Sean graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from The College of New Jersey School of Business.

Oliver Escardo

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Oliver Escardo

Vice President, Investor Relations

Oliver Escardo is the Vice President of Investor Relations at Metropolitan. His responsibilities include investor relations and the firm’s fundraising and marketing efforts. Prior to joining Metropolitan in 2016, Oliver worked at JH Capital Group, a diversified specialty finance company that provides solutions for consumers and small businesses, where he was the Creative Manager focused on the company’s marketing and branding as well as managing technology-related projects. Oliver graduated cum laude from Columbia University with a B.A. in Political Science.

Kris Suthivong

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Kris Suthivong

Senior Fund Accountant

Kris Suthivong is a Senior Fund Accountant at Metropolitan. He has over 15 years of accounting and financial reporting experience in the private equity industry, both at the Fund and Fund administrative services level. Prior to joining Metropolitan, Kris was an Assistant Controller for Pine Brook Road Partners, LLC and Addition LLC, as well as a Manager in fund administrative services at Gen2 Fund Services, LLC and SS&C GlobeOp. Kris has performed accounting, reporting and fund administrative services for various funds with over $10 billion AUM. Kris holds a B.S. in Accounting from St John’s University.

Jason Bircann

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Jason Bircann

Vice President, Reporting

Jason Bircann is Vice President of Reporting at Metropolitan. Prior to joining Metropolitan in 2021, Jason was a Senior Performance Reporting Manager at H.I.G. Capital LLC, where he managed investor and management reporting for the Credit platform. Prior to H.I.G., Jason worked for Sculptor Capital Management, Inc. and J.P. Morgan Hedge Fund Services where he focused on CLO compliance, credit operations and business process outsourcing. Jason graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University and is a CFA® charter holder.

Emily Trozzo, CPA

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Emily Trozzo, CPA

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Emily Trozzo is a Financial Planning & Analysis Manager at Metropolitan. Prior to joining Metropolitan in 2019, Emily was a Senior Manager in Transaction Advisory Services at Ernst & Young, LLP (“EY”), where she led financial and accounting buy-side and sell-side due diligence projects across various industries. Emily started her career in the Assurance practice at EY, focusing on audits of publicly-traded companies in the Aerospace and Defense and Technology industries. Emily graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina and received an M.S.A. in Accounting from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Douglas Gold, CPA

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Douglas Gold, CPA

Chief Accounting Officer & Senior Vice President, Finance

Douglas Gold is the Chief Accounting Officer & SVP, Finance of Metropolitan. Doug has more than 20 years of experience working in the alternative investment industry in all aspects of investment management, having built and institutionalizing the finance, operations, tax, and reporting functions at established firms. Most recently, he was a Controller at H.I.G. Capital working on the firm’s credit platform. Doug held senior level finance positions at several large alternative investment firms including King Street Capital, R3 Capital, and Greywolf Capital and began his career at the accounting firm Rothstein Kass prior to joining the finance division at Goldman Sachs. He graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from Binghamton University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.

Christa-Belle McRae

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Christabelle McRae

Senior Accountant

Christabelle Mcrae is a Senior Accountant at Metropolitan. She has financial reporting experience both at the Fund and Fund administrative Service levels. Her financial career began at Ellington Management Group, an investment firm managing credit instruments, where she held various accounting roles with the Management Company as well as the Fund Reporting department. Prior to joining Metropolitan in 2021, Christabelle worked as Senior Fund Accountant for Private Equity at Alter Domus. Christabelle holds a B.S. in Accounting from City University of New York.

Thomas Lukens

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Thomas Lukens

Senior Associate

Thomas Lukens is a Senior Associate at Metropolitan. His responsibilities include deal execution and portfolio analytics. Prior to joining Metropolitan in 2020, Thomas was an Associate at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, where he focused on capital structure advisory and event-driven financing solutions for large US and Japanese corporates. Thomas graduated summa cum laude from Southern Methodist University with a B.B.A. in Finance and a B.A. in Economics.