Shannon Gallagher

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

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.

Michael Reimler

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

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. Andrea is currently acting as Strategic Advisor to MPowered Capital.

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.

Carrie Seele

Carrie Seele is a Senior Managing Director. Working directly with the CIOs and broader investing teams, she leads the global team that is responsible for supporting investments and strategic investment initiatives, including driving structuring and execution. Based in Minneapolis, she joined the firm in 2011 and has worked in Värde’s London and Singapore offices.

Prior to joining Värde, Carrie was a Shareholder at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. practicing in the areas of finance, and mergers and acquisition.

Carrie graduated with a B.B.A. and a law degree from the University of Iowa.

Marie Suesse

Marie Suesse is the Global Head of Human Capital. In addition to overseeing the global Human Capital team, she leads Communications, DEI and Philanthropy for the firm. Based in Minneapolis, she joined the firm in 2019.

Prior to joining Värde, Marie was at Artisan Partners, overseeing talent management, talent acquisition, global benefits and training. Prior to Artisan, she worked as Vice President of Human Resources focusing on talent acquisition at JPMorgan within the Asset Management division.

Marie received a B.A. from the College of Wooster and Master’s in Journalism from the University of Mississippi.