OUR TEAM

A New Paradigm in Governance

Geoff Ruddick

Geoff Ruddick, CFA, CPA, CA, FICA, Acc. Dir, is a partner of Paradigm Governance Partners, a Cayman Islands based provider of governance and fiduciary services to the investment funds industry, and serves as a director on the boards of alternative investment funds and special purpose vehicles. Mr. Ruddick is a Canadian Chartered Accountant, a member of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts, a member and fellow of the International Compliance Association, a member of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants, a founding member of both the Cayman Islands Directors Association and the Recovery & Insolvency Specialists (Cayman) Association, and holds the Accredited Director designation granted by the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Canada. He is a Professional Director registered pursuant to the Cayman Islands Directors Registration and Licensing Law, 2014.
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Geoff Ruddick

Geoff Ruddick, CFA, CPA, CA, FICA, Acc. Dir., is a partner of Paradigm Governance Partners, a Cayman Islands based provider of governance and fiduciary services to the investment funds industry, and serves as a director on the boards of alternative investment funds and special purpose vehicles. Mr. Ruddick is a Canadian Chartered Accountant, a member of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts, a member and fellow of the International Compliance Association, a member of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants, a founding member of both the Cayman Islands Directors Association and the Recovery & Insolvency Specialists (Cayman) Association, and holds the Accredited Director designation granted by the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Canada. He is a Professional Director registered pursuant to the Cayman Islands Directors Registration and Licensing Law, 2014.
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Nic Corsetti

Nic Corsetti, CFA, CPA, is a partner of Paradigm Governance Partners Limited, a Cayman Islands based provider of governance and fiduciary services to the investment funds industry. He has worked in the financial services sector for more than 20 years, and currently acts as a professional director for clients including investment funds and non-bank holding companies. Previously, Mr. Corsetti was the General Manager of EFG Bank, Cayman Branch and a Director of EFG Wealth Management (Cayman) Ltd. In this joint role, Mr. Corsetti managed a team of 19 employees while also providing banking and investment advisory services to a book of clients that he introduced to EFG.

Glenn Kennedy

Glenn Kennedy, BA, LLB, is a partner and General Counsel of Paradigm Governance Partners Limited, a Cayman Islands based provider of governance and fiduciary services to the investment funds industry. He serves as an advisor to Cayman Islands investment funds and their boards and managers on corporate governance, regulatory and compliance matters. Mr. Kennedy holds Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Manitoba, Canada. His primary experience and focus is in business law and investment funds.

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Glenn Kennedy

Glenn Kennedy, BA, LLB, is a partner of Paradigm Governance Partners Limited, a Cayman Islands based provider of governance and fiduciary services to the investment funds industry. He serves as an advisor and board member to Cayman Islands investment funds and their boards and managers on corporate governance and compliance matters. Mr. Kennedy holds Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Manitoba, Canada. His primary experience and focus is in business law and investment funds.
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Leo Kassam

Leo Kassam, CA, CPA, Acc. Dir., is a Senior Advisor of Paradigm Governance Partners Limited, a Cayman Islands based provider of independent director services, distressed fund and value recovery services, family office services, outsourced financial reporting services, as well as economic substance and AML compliance services. Mr. Kassam has worked in the financial services sector in the Cayman Islands for more than 21 years with extensive experience in corporate governance, hedge fund operations as well as audit.

Greg Essner

Greg Essner is a Senior Consultant at Paradigm Governance Partners, a Cayman Islands based provider of governance and fiduciary services to the investment funds industry. Mr. Essner serves as a director on boards of alternative investment funds including hedge funds, fund of hedge funds, and private equity vehicles as a Professional Director registered pursuant to the Cayman Islands Directors Registration and Licensing Law, 2014.

Prior to joining Paradigm, Mr. Essner was a Partner of Trian Partners, a multi-billion dollar investment management firm, and was its Chief Financial Officer from its 2005 founding through his retirement from Trian in May 2019.

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Greg Essner

Greg Essner is a Senior Consultant at Paradigm Governance Partners, a Cayman Islands based provider of governance and fiduciary services to the investment funds industry. Mr. Essner serves as a director on boards of alternative investment funds including hedge funds, fund of hedge funds, and private equity vehicles as a Professional Director registered pursuant to the Cayman Islands Directors Registration and Licensing Law, 2014.

Prior to joining Paradigm, Mr. Essner was a Partner of Trian Partners, a multi-billion dollar investment management firm, and was its Chief Financial Officer from its 2005 founding through his retirement from Trian in May 2019.

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Laura McGeever

Laura McGeever, FCIS, CAMS, Acc. Dir., is a Fund Services Manager at Paradigm Governance Partners, a Cayman Islands based provider of governance and fiduciary services to the investment funds industry. Ms. McGeever is a Fellow of The Chartered Governance Institute (FCG) (formerly the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators), Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and holds the Accredited Director designation granted by the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Canada. Laura serves as a director on the Boards of alternative investment funds including hedge funds, fund of hedge funds, and private equity vehicles. She is a Professional Director registered pursuant to the Cayman Islands Directors Registration and Licensing Law, 2014.

Jessica Lopez

Jessica Lopez is a Client Accountant/Administrator at Paradigm Governance Partners, a Cayman Islands based provider of governance and fiduciary services to the investment funds industry.
Prior to joining Paradigm, Jessica worked at KPMG Cayman Islands where she worked as an Assistant Accountant with the Insurance and Enterprise audit practice. During this time, she worked on some of the island’s largest enterprise companies as well as taking the lead in various captive audits.
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Jessica Lopez

Jessica Lopez is a Client Accountant/Administrator at Paradigm Governance Partners, a Cayman Islands based provider of governance and fiduciary services to the investment funds industry.
Prior to joining Paradigm, Jessica worked at KPMG Cayman Islands where she worked as an Assistant Accountant with the Insurance and Enterprise audit practice. During this time, she worked on some of the island’s largest enterprise companies as well as taking the lead in various captive audits.