our dedicated team

Managing Director

Katalin Gallyas

Katalin is an experienced fund placement agent for AIF funds. 15+ years of fundraising experience and a strong background in closing deals. Rich network in Private Equity (VC’s, growth, debt venture funds and LP’s, HNWI’s, FoF’s, Family offices). Proud of making c*funds happen, managing the fund sales processes and the daily tasks of managing this energetic team.

Motto: Large tickets. Fast progress. A fascination for funds of funds.

Senior Associate & Investor Relations

Guy Whitfield

After graduating with an MSc from the University of Exeter, Guy started his career as a financial analyst in London. Prior to c*funds Guy was advising and conducting data and financial analysis for a consultancy firm in Amsterdam.

He provides strategic and tactical guidance to VC and PE clients and manages a variety of funds during the fundraising campaigns. He is also responsible for maintaining and forming new relationships with a diverse range of investors on a global scale.

Senior Associate & Investor Relations

Annelle Finol

Having an encompassing experience in the world of international finance, Annelle brings rich wealth management knowledge to c*funds. Prior to moving to Amsterdam, she was based in New York as an Investment Consultant for UHNI at Merrill Lynch. During her time there she developed sound skills in investor relations, portfolio management and relationship management. As well as extensive knowledge of markets, investment platforms, solutions, and relevant contacts. She is tactful and pragmatic about your new LP relations.
She provides strategic and tactical guidance to VC and PE clients and manages a variety of funds during the fundraising campaigns. She is also responsible for maintaining and forming new relationships with a diverse range of investors on a global scale.
Senior Associate & Investor Relations

Lieke Giltay

Lieke is a young, bright talent with excellent and international academic records. She graduated from the University of Amsterdam, with a cum laude MSc Business Administration and a MSc in Political Economy. She previously worked in the finance team at an economic consultancy firm and at a sustainable tech company. Her knowledge of private equity and venture capital help her in supporting the GP campaign management. With strong analytical work she improves our daily LP reachout with a bright and fresh approach.
Senior Associate & Investor Relations

Joep Uijttewaal

Joep holds a Finance MSc from VU Amsterdam and he brings a wealth of M&A experience onboard.

Previously he was an Associate in the M&A team at PwC Amsterdam and a Corporate Finance Analyst at ShineWing Australia. Joep also has a strong PE / VC background as he worked for two Dutch GP’s, where he was involved with deal structuring and evaluation. Joep manages GP mandates in a highly transactional way and builds constantly new Benelux LP relations for c*funds. The global mindset with a strong PE affinity.

Senior Associate & Investor Relations

Liz Gapes

Liz has extensive experience as a Senior Associate at PwC in New Zealand and the Netherlands. From her time as an elite athlete representing New Zealand in the high jump, she brings top performance and endurance to Private Equity fundraising. She has fulfilled several Corporate Finance and Financial Due Diligence expert roles performing financial statement and industry market analysis for M&A and debt refinancing transactions. Liz brings a great mix of strong communication skills and a high-performance attitude to fundraising.
Senior Associate & Investor Relations

Neala Dunfey

Neala joins c*funds after extensive experience on the Private Equity team at Alvarez & Marsal where she worked with leading PE funds on performance improvement engagements in Europe, North America, and South America. She started her career in project management and communications for an appointee of US President Barack Obama. Neala is a US national and joins c*funds after relocating to Amsterdam from Madrid. She speaks English and Spanish and brings a sharp investing mindset and passion for private equity to the team.
Analyst & Investor Relations

Michael Hu

Michael brings a truly diverse and international background to c*funds. Born in the US, raised in the Dominican Republic, studied in Taiwan and now graduated in Rotterdam at the Erasmus University (Finance and Investment) Michael is fluent in English, Mandarin and Spanish and is devoted to impact investing. His strong analytical skills and strong positive attitude is a great contribution to c*funds and to the private equity sector.
Graphic Designer

Marta Szegner

Marta is a highly skilled graphic designer who is superbly creative and assessable to the designs from a business point of view.
At c*funds, her role is to make fund marketing materials (pitch decks and teasers) look professional, fresh and engaging. She also plays a vital role in c*funds brand development and website redesign. Marta studied Bachelor of Foreign Trade /Economics in Budapest & Amsterdam. Her market experiences come from 6 years of advertising agency work at J. Walter Thompson.
Executive Assistant

Ashlee Reynolds

Ashlee fulfills an important linking pin role, interacting with our clients, investors and makes sure that our fundraising operation can go on smoothly.

She brings a rich experience onboard from the gaming industry and the startup world. Ashlee worked as an Executive Assistant and Community Manager for a startup company in South Africa and at an interactive design experience in Amsterdam. Her creative mindset and great organizational skills are great assets at c*funds and in the whole Private Equity industry.

Investment Analyst

Giannis Filandros

Giannis has graduated from Athens University of Economics and Business (Accounting and Finance) and he is currently graduating from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Strategic Management). Giannis is a thoughtful analyst, already with BNP Paribas traineeship experience. Moreover, he has recently gained valuable VC experience from YES!Delft incubator by participating in various start-up projects. He is proactive and shows incredible learning capabilities.
Investment Analyst

Casper Sauerbier Couvée

Casper is currently studying at the University of Amsterdam (Bachelor Economics and Business Economics). A versatile, new VC talent bringing unique skills on board from software development and design (Swift, HTML, JavaScript) to startup fundraising advisory and scouting ventures for VC funds. At a very early age he has already founded his own company as well. Casper supports our fundraising campaigns from scratch with a real hands-on mentality and a high level of diligence.
Investment Analyst

Benjamin Childs

Benjamin has just completed his undergraduate at Erasmus University (International Business Administration) in Rotterdam and joined c*funds in May 2022. He is French but also a native English speaker. He has a very strong interest in the crypto market and blockchain technology with a desire to pursue a career in private equity.

Benjamin is a dynamic and very accurate investment analyst and a strong team player with proven leadership skills.

Investment Analyst

Martina Beretta

Martina is originally from Milan and graduated at Maastrich University (BSc in International Business/ Major in Finance) and currently completing her Master studies in Finance and Investments in Rotterdam at the Erasmus University. Martina has fulfilled a long-range of voluntary and community work related to business and teaching. She is very curious and totally immersed in the PE world to learn it properly. She is also a passionate horse rider.
Investment Analyst

Hande Durmaz

Hande is from Turkey. She came to the Netherlands with excellent grades to study Econometrics and Operations Research at the Erasmus University Rotterdam where she was awarded the Academic High Honors Award. She has valuable experience in organization and communication since she organized international conferences in Turkey and worked as the International Operations Manager in a Turkish company. Hande is a very alert and talented analyst in our team who is enthusiastic to work in Private Equity. In her free time, she likes to engage in sports.

Code of conduct and core values of the c*funds team

We believe in gender and ethnical diversity in private equity and we pursue this in our daily work with our c*funds team. We represent a highly diverse, versatile team (10 investment professionals/ 7 countries/ 4 continents/ 7 female -3 male). We are consciously recruiting a diverse team that can add value to the homogeneous community in Private Equity.

We bring an unique boutique feature, with a high level of execution for your LP relations.

We have a clean and fully independent market position (no equity partnerships with LP’s).

We work contextually. This means we respect LP’s allocation preferences and timing considerations. We only proceed with a fund introduction if it respects this contextual sensitivity.

We produce tangible fundraising results – fund marketing campaigns, LP calls, face-to-face LP meetings, pre-set meetings in high-caliber GP-LP matchmaking events.

We work transparently with our fund managers and are highly responsive deal-makers.