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Our cohesive and collaborative team is critical to our success. We are proud of our diverse backgrounds, expertise and perspectives. We draw on these as we seek to build an institutional-quality business with an entrepreneurial culture. Above all, we share a passion for investing, excellence and putting our clients' interests first.

Tomas Arlia Founder and Chief Investment Officer

Tomas is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of DoubleBlue Capital Management. He has 25+ years' experience in investment markets in both developed and emerging markets. Prior to founding DoubleBlue, Tomas was Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager of GE Asset Management's $3 billion global hedge fund investments. He was also responsible for approximately $1 billion portfolio of Private Equity fund investments and led origination for GE's direct private equity investments in Latin America. Tomas joined GE in 2007 as VP of Strategy for GE's Consumer Finance and Retail Banking business. Before GE, Tomas spent four years at McKinsey & Co., focused on corporate strategy for businesses across a variety of sectors. His professional experience also includes M&A advisory at KPMG, strategic and finance positions in a leading software company in Latin America, and entrepreneurial ventures in sports marketing. Tomas began his career in 1992 working on the trading floor for the oldest stock brokerage firm in Buenos Aires and later as a junior equity and bond analyst. Tomas holds an MBA with honors from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BBA from Georgia College where he was named Conference Student-Athlete of the Year his senior year. He was also named to MBA Diversity Magazine's Top 100 Hispanic Executives in the USA.

Catherine Vaughn Deutsch, CFA Partner and Head of Investor Relations

Catherine is responsible for DoubleBlue's global marketing, client service and overall business strategy. Catherine has 20 years of experience in finance, of which the last 15 have been specifically focused on alternative investments. Prior to DoubleBlue, Catherine was Head of Investor Relations for Hudson Executive Capital and before that, Managing Director and Head of Business Development and Investor Relations for Hutchin Hill Capital. Prior to this Catherine was a Managing Director and Global Head of Asset Management at Highbridge Capital Management. Catherine also worked at Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, and prior to this, as a Vice President with Banc of America Securities. She has also worked as a summer Associate with McKinsey & Co. and a Regional Sales Manager for Caterpillar Inc. Catherine earned an MBA from Kellogg School of Management where she was a Rothschild Scholar, and a BS from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. She is a CFA Charterholder.

Michael Sullivan Partner, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer

Mike oversees all aspects of finance, operations and compliance at DoubleBlue. Prior to DoubleBlue, Mike was Director of Fund Operations for K2 Advisors where he oversaw all aspects of K2's investment portfolios. Before that, Mike was Chief Financial Officer of Tokum Capital Management, LP from January 2008 until its acquisition by Perella Weinberg Partners in 2010. Prior to that, Mike formed Orbeos Services LLC to provide outsourced CFO services to start-up hedge funds and technology consulting to a variety of clients. Before that, Mike was a Consulting Manager for SS&C Technologies, Inc. where he managed the implementations of front- and back-office systems across a range of hedge funds and family offices. Mike began his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young LLP in New York. Mike earned a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame with a concentration in Accountancy.

Grace Chen Vice President, Investment Analsyst

Grace is an Investment Analyst at DoubleBlue focusing on sourcing, investment due diligence and execution, and ongoing monitoring of global hedge fund strategies. Prior to joining DoubleBlue, Grace was a hedge fund credit analyst at UBS and Standard Chartered bank in New York. Grace began her finance career at S&P in New York where she worked as a quantitative analyst and later a credit research analyst covering both hedge fund and private equity sectors in 2006. She received her MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Monash University in Australia. Grace is a CFA Charterholder and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.

David Nissen

Dave serves as an advisor to DoubleBlue Capital. Dave was most recently Chairman and CEO of GE’s Global Consumer Finance business, a global consumer finance powerhouse with $220 billion in served assets, operating in 55 countries, generating over $4 billion of net profit. Dave started GE’s Global Consumer Finance business in 1992 and during his tenure the team completed 99 acquisitions. Dave began his career at RCA Corporation from 1975-1981. In October 1981, Dave joined GE Capital as a Strategic Planner for the Consumer Business sector. He was promoted to US Consumer Region VP in 1984 and Business CEO in 1986. Today, that business is known as Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF). In 1990, Mr. Nissen became CEO of Monogram Credit Card Bank before starting the Global Consumer Finance business. Dave earned a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

James Mara

Jim retired from GE Asset Management (GEAM) in 2014, after having led its $2.5B International Private Equity efforts for 20 years. During his tenure he achieved a 27% IRR on direct investments and a 15% return on fund investments, investing in both developed and emerging markets. Jim raised and managed two complimentary, institutional buyout funds where GEAM acted as the General Partner. Jim joined GE as Deputy Treasurer- International where he led GE's London-based treasury operations supporting GE's M&A and FX hedging activities. Prior to his GE career, Jim spent 11 years with RJR Nabisco after beginning his career as an International Tax Counsel. Jim is a graduate of Fairfield University, the University of Connecticut School of Law and is a member of the Connecticut Bar and Connecticut Society of CPA's.

James Richmond

Jim retired in 2009 as SVP Mergers and Acquisitions for GE Money. He currently serves as an advisor for DoubleBlue Capital, a consultant for Gerson Lehrman Group, and is a private investor. Jim was one of the founders of GE’s global consumer finance business (GE Money) in 1993. During his tenure his team effectively executed over 150 acquisitions and partnerships. The transactions ranged from Western and Eastern Europe to Asia, Australia, South America and the USA. During that period, GE Money grew from $60 million of net income to a global consumer finance powerhouse generating over $4 billion of net profit while operating in more than 55 countries. This growth was largely driven by the successful acquisition program. Jim has a BS in business and economics Magna Cum Laude from Lehigh University.

Timothy Marsh

Tim serves as a financial services and operational consultant to DoubleBlue Capital. Prior to working with DoubleBlue, he was Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Account Management at GE Capital (1984-2010) managing the relationship of their largest global accounts including Wal-Mart, PayPal, Dell, Hyundai Capital, ASDA and Tesco. For the last 8 years he has worked in the BPO industry for such companies as Convergys, Stream, Alorica, and most recently Conduent. He has managed the operational call center and business activities for such clients as AT&T, Sprint, Cricket, FIS, Synchrony Financial, Chase, Goldman Sachs and Chase. Prior to GE Capital, Tim spent 3years at Chemical Bank/MHT focused on new product development and banking strategy for the fourth largest bank. Tim holds an MBA and BA from Hofstra University and is a certified Six Sigma Blackbelt.