Robyn Churchill is a Senior Managing Director on the Business Development and Investor Relations team. Based in Minneapolis, she joined the firm in 2006.
Prior to joining Värde, Robyn was an associate at Ernst & Young with a primary focus on the audits of asset management firms.
Robyn received a B.A. in Accounting from the University of St. Thomas. She is a CPA (inactive).
Shannon Gallagher is Global Co-Head of Business Development and Investor Relations. She previously led business development in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Based in London, Shannon joined the firm in 2018.
Prior to joining Värde, Shannon was Head of EMEA Client Development at Magnetar Capital. Previously, Shannon was a Principal at Park Hill Group in London providing alternative asset advisory and fundraising services to global alternative asset managers. She began her investment career at FORT Investment Management.
Shannon received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and is a CFA Charterholder.
Mona Girotra is Global Co-Head of Business Development and Investor Relations. She previously led the team’s Product Specialist and Consultant Relations functions. Based in New York, she joined the firm in 2018.
Prior to joining Värde, Mona was a Managing Director in Business Development and Investor Relations at Highbridge Capital Management. Previously, Mona was an Executive Director with JPMorgan Asset Management’s institutional sales and advisory business and, prior to that, she served as a Vice President with Neuberger Berman, holding product management and product specialist roles within the alternative investments business. She started her career at JPMorgan Investment Management where, as a member of the Strategic Investment Advisory Group, she advised institutional investors on optimal portfolio design and implementation given their liability-related objectives.
Mona received a B.A. from Barnard College and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Andrew Malone is Värde’s General Counsel. He is responsible for leading the firm’s global legal and tax teams. Based in Minneapolis, he joined the firm in 2014 and previously served as Chief Counsel – Tax and Global Funds.
Prior to joining Värde, Andrew was managing counsel at the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, where he designed and oversaw the legal diligence program for the hedge fund portfolio that was launched in 2010. Prior to that, Andrew was a member of the legal team at Black River Asset Management and he started his career as an associate in the tax group at the law firm Godfrey & Kahn.
Michael Reimler is the Global Head of Finance and is responsible for leading and managing the accounting and financial reporting for Vӓrde’s investment funds, general partner entities and management companies. In addition, Michael is responsible for leading and managing the firm’s Treasury function. Based in Minneapolis, he joined the firm in 2010.
Prior to joining Vӓrde, Michael was Director of Financial Reporting for RBC Capital Markets Corporation. In this role, Michael managed the financial and regulatory reporting, accounting policy, corporate tax and commission accounting functions. Michael was also a Senior Audit Manager with PwC in Minneapolis.
Michael received a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa and is a CPA (inactive).
Andrea Schilling is a Senior Managing Director. Based in Minneapolis, she joined the firm in 2007 and led the development of the firm’s HR function as Global Head of Human Resources for more than a decade before transitioning into a role focused on internal communications.
Prior to joining Värde, Andrea spent 10 years as chief human resource officer for a large public accounting firm. In that role, she was a frequent speaker on the topics of flexibility/work-life balance and advancing women in the workforce. Andrea began her career in public accounting and is a licensed CPA (inactive).
Andrea holds a B.A. degree in finance and marketing from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. She has served on the board of directors as an HR resource for several non-profit organizations and is currently a member of the Board of Governors for the Bethel University Foundation.