Kevin NaughtonPartner & CEO View Full Bio
Kevin NaughtonPartner & CEO
Kevin is an accomplished senior executive with more than 30 years of experience in the investment management business, and has a distinctive set of industry skills with extensive investment and new business development on a global basis with several world-class financial institutions.
Prior to founding SandsPoint, Kevin served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Mount Kellett Capital Management, a $3 billion first time fund with 85 employees located in New York, London, Hong Kong and Mumbai. Kevin globally managed investor relations, management reporting, information technology, accounting, operations, human resources, tax structuring and compliance, financial reporting, risk management, cash management, legal, and compliance. Before that he was a Managing Director and the Chief Financial Officer for Fortress Investment Group’s Private Equity Division managing a 45 member team responsible for management of investor reporting, accounting, operations, tax structuring and compliance, financial reporting, and cash management for $16 billion of equity across a dozen funds.
Kevin joined Fortress after retiring from Goldman Sachs & Co as a Managing Director after 17 years, where he held various positions including Chief of Staff to a 1,500 person Global Finance Division and his role serving as Co-Head of the Finance and Administration team for the Real Estate Private Equity business. During his career at Goldman, he was responsible for building out several operating platforms globally including Dallas, Paris, Milan, Rome, London, Tokyo, Bangkok, Amsterdam, and Seoul to support $70 billion of real estate and mortgage assets owned by the Whitehall funds.
Kevin started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a CPA and earned his BA in Accounting from Spring Hill College.
Jeff BaileyPartner & COO View Full Bio
Jeff BaileyPartner & COO
Jeff has 25 years of real estate, private equity and financial services experience. Prior to SandsPoint, Jeff advised and provided services to new or early stage real estate private equity businesses. In this capacity, he provided guidance on financial and management reporting, private offering process and materials, outsourced accounting engagement, training, risk management, and valuation.
Prior to his consulting work, Jeff was at Clarion Partners as the Chief Financial Officer of ING Real Estate Global Opportunity Fund. He joined this fund business at its inception, and led all legal, tax and operational structuring, finance, risk management, and many components of investor relations and the private offering process. Jeff came to Clarion Partners from Lehman Brothers, where he was a Principal and Senior Vice President of Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners (LBREP), an opportunistic global real estate platform with both equity and mezzanine investment funds. He was responsible for several aspects of global financial and risk management, legal and foreign tax structuring, valuation, and performance reporting. Jeff joined Lehman’s real estate private equity platform as it prepared to launch its first fund, and was instrumental in leading the development of operations, internal and external reporting, policies/procedures and fund and investor analysis.
Before Lehman Brothers, he was a controller at Goldman Sachs for the Whitehall Real Estate Funds. Jeff began his career in public accounting, working in both audit and tax, and was an audit manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a CPA and holds a BS in Accounting from Lehigh University.
Megan MacAniffManaging Director & CAO View Full Bio
Megan MacAniffManaging Director & CAO
Megan is a Managing Director of SandsPoint with over 20 years of experience in private equity, real estate and the financial services industry. Megan provides oversight for the Dallas operations and manages the client relationships. Working for both private equity firms and private equity service organizations over the course of her career has given her a unique perspective and level of understanding of clients’ needs and challenges, along with the viable solutions to fulfill those needs.
Prior to Megan joining SandsPoint in 2012, her work experience included JPMorgan Alternative Investment Services, JPMorgan Partners, Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
She holds a Bachelor in Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame.
Lucas BelinkieManaging Director View Full Bio
Lucas BelinkieManaging Director
Lucas is a Co-head of the SandsPoint Dallas office. He manages the fund accounting and administration and portfolio analysis teams. Lucas has over 15 years of experience in the alternative investment and real estate industry with a focus on financial reporting, administration and complex investment structures. He has significant expertise in working with clients to set up fund platforms and structures in accordance with best practices to operationally manage the funds’ deliverables and reporting requirements.
Prior to Lucas joining SandsPoint in 2013, his work experience included eFront, JPMorgan Alternative Investment Services, JPMorgan Partners, and Ernst & Young.
He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration in Accounting from Pace University.
Pam GoldminzManaging Director View Full Bio
Pam GoldminzManaging Director
Pam is a Co-head of the SandsPoint Dallas office. She manages the property accounting administration, investment accounting, treasury operations, and consulting teams. Pam has over 15 years of experience in the alternative investment and real estate industry. She has significant expertise in waterfall development, client implementations and solutions, data conversion, process and control implementation, and Investran private equity software.
Prior to Pam joining SandsPoint in 2013, her work experience included JPMorgan Alternative Investment Services, JPMorgan Partners, KPMG, and Ernst & Young.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Penn State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Clark ChaneyVice President View Full Bio
Clark ChaneyVice President
Clark is a Vice President of SandsPoint and leads the portfolio analysis team. He currently provides full service middle office function working closely with deal professionals to support their valuation process, track record and performance reporting for real estate investments. He utilizes his background in asset management to perform detailed investment and scenario analysis and build real estate deal models for his clients.
Prior to Clark joining SandsPoint in 2015, his work experience included Fortress Investment Group, Highgate Hotels, and Austin City Realty.
He holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Real Estate Finance from University of Texas at Austin.
Anh KawataVice President View Full Bio
Anh KawataVice President
Anh is a Vice President of SandsPoint and leads the fund accounting and administration team. She currently services simple and complex real estate fund structures. She utilizes her background in accounting, fund and investor reporting, complex calculations, project management, and her knowledge of Investran for a customized solution to service her clients.
Prior to Anh joining SandsPoint in 2015, her work experience included eFront, JPMorgan Alternative Investment Services, Goldman Sachs, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
She holds a Bachelor in Business Administration and Master in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas, Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Divya PatelVice President View Full Bio
Divya PatelVice President
Divya is a Vice President of SandsPoint and leads the consulting team. She has extensive experience in designing solutions and managing implementations for clients in the alternative investments industry. Divya has expertise across many functional areas including waterfall development, fund and investment accounting administration, performance reporting, transaction processing, and project management.
Prior to Divya joining SandsPoint in 2014, her work experience included eFront, JPMorgan Alternative Investment Services, EMC Mortgage – Bear Stearns, and Titan Engineering.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas, Austin.
Chelsie PylandVice President View Full Bio
Chelsie PylandVice President
Chelsie is a Vice President of SandsPoint and leads the investment accounting team. She currently manages the monthly and quarterly investment accounting process for hundreds of simple and complex real estate investment structures working closely with her clients and their joint venture partners. She utilizes her background in accounting, portfolio management and her knowledge of Investran and Oracle JDEdwards for a customized solution to service her clients.
Prior to Chelsie joining SandsPoint in 2016, her work experience included Caliber Home Loans, Goldman Sachs, and Real Manage.
She holds a Master Science in Accounting from University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from University of Texas at Arlington and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Chris SundeneVice President View Full Bio
Chris SundeneVice President
Chris is a Vice President of SandsPoint leading the treasury and expense processing teams. He has over 20 years of industry experience which includes fund and management company accounting, transaction processing, management reporting solutions, and implementation of processes and controls.
Prior to Chris joining SandsPoint in 2015, his work experience included Bass Companies (BEPCO, L.P.), Goldman Sachs, and ING Clarion Partners.
He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration in Accounting from Oklahoma State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mori ThipsipasomVice President View Full Bio
Mori ThipsipasomVice President
Mori is a Vice President of SandsPoint leading the property and investment accounting teams. She has over 15 years of financial services experience, including fund, property, investment, investor, and management accounting. She utilizes her background in these areas along with her expertise in process and controls to service clients.
Prior to Mori joining SandsPoint in 2014, her work experience included Bass Companies (BEPCO, L.P.), JPMorgan Alternative Investment Services, Capital Analytics, TPG Capital, and Hudson Advisors LP.
She holds a Bachelor in Business Administration in Accounting from West Texas A&M University.
Cynthia NaughtonH.R. Manager View Full Bio
Cynthia NaughtonH.R. Manager
Cynthia is the Human Resources and Office Manager of SandsPoint. She joined SandsPoint in 2012 and is responsible for human resources, philanthropy, and several aspects of corporate operations.
Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and History from Spring Hill College and a Master of Public Administration from Long Island University. She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is a SHRM Certified Professional.