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IPA Board of Directors

The IPA Board of Directors consists of senior executive leadership from across the alternative investments industry. Each individual is elected to a three-year term, with the latest electees beginning their terms on  January 1, 2024.


Anya Coverman

President & CEO,
Institute for Portfolio Alternatives

Chirag Bhavsar

IPA Chair,
CNL Financial Group

Bill Duffy

IPA Chair-Elect,
Vice President, Alternative Investments,
Fidelity Investments

Matt Fries

IPA Chair Emeritus,
Head of Due Diligence,
Cetera Financial Group

Chase Bolding

Managing Director,
Invesco Real Estate

Brendan Cuddihy

Chief Operating Officer,

Daniel Cullen

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Michael Ezzell

President and CEO,
Inland Securities Corporation

Nancy Fahmy

Head of Investment
Solutions Group,
Bank of America

Christina Fast Adamson

Partner and Co-Head of Distribution,
Ares Management Corporation

Angie Fisher

First Vice President, Fund Operations – Partner Solutions Group,
CIM Group

Jay Frank

President & COO,
Cantor Fitzgerald Asset Management

Thayer Gallison

Senior Vice President of Capital Markets,
Head of Product Strategy, Cottonwood Residential

Jason Goode

Alston & Bird LLP

James Hannigan

Managing Director, Client and Product Solutions,
Apollo Global Management

Brian Hurley

Managing Partner &
General Counsel, Public Securities,

Michael Keough

Managing Director, Investment Product Development,

Dennis Martin

Global Head of Private Wealth & Client Solutions Real Estate and Private Equity,
PGIM Real 

John P. McCarthy

Chief Executive Officer of
Starwood Real Estate

Patrick McGowan

Managing Director, Head of Alternative Investments and Manager Research,
Sanctuary Wealth

Paul Mumma

Vice President, Alternative Investments,
Ameriprise Financial

Scott Napier

Executive Director,
JP Morgan Global Alternatives

Alison Nest

Managing Director,
Morgan Stanley

Jerry Pascucci

Managing Director,

Sheila Rapple

Managing Director,
Global Head of Investor Services, Blackstone

Brian Ruben

Global Real Estate Audit & Assurance Leader,
Deloitte & Touche LLP


Peter Schaffer

Vice President,
Investment Sales,
Advantage Wealth Management

Justin Schwartz

Executive Director,

Michael Sealy

Chief Strategy Officer,
Sealy & Company

Chris Shaw

Vice President,
SS&C Technologies


Steve Snyder

Senior Vice President,
Product Management,
LPL Financial

Brad Sussman

Vice President, Product Development and Research
Alternative Investments, Global Wealth Solutions at Raymond James


Dallas Whitaker

Chief Executive Officer,
Carter Exchange

Patrick Willis

Managing Director, Head of Private Wealth Strategic Partnerships, Blue Owl