our dedicated team

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Katalin Gallyas

Managing Director

Katalin is an experienced fund placement agent for AIF funds. 15+ years of fundraising experience and a strong background in closing deals. Rich network in Private Equity (VC’s, growth, debt venture funds and LP’s, HNWI’s, FoF’s, Family offices). Proud of making c*funds happen, managing the fund sales processes and the daily tasks of managing this energetic team.

Motto: Large tickets. Fast progress. A fascination for funds of funds.

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Guy Whitfield

Senior Associate and Head of Investor Relations

After graduating with an MSc from the University of Exeter, Guy started his career as a financial analyst in London. Prior to c*funds Guy was advising and conducting data and financial analysis for a consultancy firm in Amsterdam.

 He provides strategic and tactical guidance to VC and PE clients and manages a variety of funds during the fundraising campaigns.  He is also responsible for maintaining and forming new relationships with a diverse range of investors on a global scale.

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Annelle Finol

Associate & Investor Relations

Having an encompassing experience in the world of international finance, Annelle brings rich wealth management knowledge to c*funds. Prior to moving to Amsterdam, she was based in New York as an Investment Consultant for UHNI at Merrill Lynch. During her time there she developed sound skills in investor relations, portfolio management and relationship management. As well as extensive knowledge of markets, investment platforms, solutions, and relevant contacts. She is tactful and pragmatic about your new LP relations.

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Lieke Giltay

Associate & Investor Relations

Lieke is a young, bright talent with excellent and international academic records. She graduated at the University of Amsterdam, with a cum laude MSc Business Administration and a MSc in Political Economy. She previously worked in the finance team at an economic consultancy firm and at a sustainable tech company. Her knowledge of private equity and venture capital help her in supporting the GP campaign management. With strong analytical work she improves our daily LP reachout with a bright and fresh approach.

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Joep Uijttewaal

Associate & Investor Relations

Joep holds a Finance MSc from VU Amsterdam and he brings a wealth of M&A experience onboard.

Previously he was an Associate in the M&A team at PwC Amsterdam and a Corporate Finance Analyst at ShineWing Australia. Joep also has a strong PE / VC background as he worked for two Dutch GP’s, where he was involved with deal structuring and evaluation. Joep manages GP mandates in a highly transactional way and builds constantly new Benelux LP relations for c*funds. The global mindset with a strong PE affinity.

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Liz Gapes

Associate & Investor Relations

Liz has extensive experience as a Senior Associate at PwC in New Zealand and the Netherlands. From her time as an elite athlete representing New Zealand in the high jump, she brings top performance and endurance to Private Equity fundraising. She has fulfilled several Corporate Finance and Financial Due Diligence expert roles performing financial statement and industry market analysis for M&A and debt refinancing transactions. Liz brings a great mix of strong communication skills and a high-performance attitude to fundraising.

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Marta Szegner

Graphic Designer

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Marta is a highly skilled graphic designer who is superbly creative and assessable to the designs from a business point of view.
At c*funds, her role is to make fund marketing materials (pitch decks and teasers) look professional, fresh and engaging. She also plays a vital role in c*funds brand development and website redesign. Marta studied Bachelor of Foreign Trade /Economics in Budapest & Amsterdam. Her market experiences come from 6 years of advertising agency work at J. Walter Thompson.

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Ashlee Reynolds

Executive Assistant

Ashlee fulfills an important linking pin role, interacting with our clients, investors and makes sure that our fundraising operation can go on smoothly.

She brings a rich experience onboard from the gaming industry and the startup world. Ashlee worked as an Executive Assistant and Community Manager for a startup company in South Africa and at an interactive design experience in Amsterdam. Her creative mindset and great organizational skills are great assets at c*funds and in the whole Private Equity industry.

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Maria Ines Barcena

Investment Analyst

Maria is originally from Mexico and is currently graduating from the Master in Management at Rotterdam School of Management where she is gaining expertise in Corporate Finance, Business Analytics and Strategy. Prior to this, she completed her Bachelor degree at Erasmus University Rotterdam focusing on International Communication and Business. Due to her strong research skills combined with her international experiences and interpersonal skills, she is a great asset in our fundraising campaigns.

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Daniel Ehiarinmwian

Investment Analyst

Daniel is from Finland, but currently, an International Business student majoring in Finance (BSc) at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics. He has worked as a trainee at KPMG Germany in Frankfurt am Main, where he was part of the European Central Bank Office team. Hence, Daniel has proven skills in Quantitative research and Financial Management. Furthermore, he has excellent interpersonal skills as he has worked as a salesperson in one of the most successful companies in Finland. He has a great “do-er”, M&A attitude, that translates well in Private Equity.