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our dedicated team

We challenge the status quo, embrace creativity, and take calculated risks to achieve outstanding results.

With a fresh and innovative approach, our enduring team embodies the values of diversity, entrepreneurship, and courage.

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.

Vice President

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.
Associate & Investor Relations

Kornelia Kovacs

Kornelia is from Hungary and currently graduating from the University of Amsterdam –

Digital Business track on Business Administration MSc. Kornelia has completed a traineeship at Blackrock / Credit department last year and at Venture IQ was Technology Analyst. She already has convincing investment banking skills and has an important mover & shaker role in the female PE networks in Europe (Dutchess Capital Female Investment Program and McKinsey`s Next Generation Woman Leaders). Perfect c*funds match.

Operations Manager

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.

Vice President

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.
Associate & Investor Relations

Casper Sauerbier Couvée

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

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.
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.

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.

Associate & Investor Relations

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

Felix Schneider

Felix, an alumnus of the University of Groningen, recently completed his Master of Science degree in International Business & Management, specializing in Business Strategy, Global Economics, Internationalization, Business Research, and Consulting. Prior to this achievement, Felix lent his expertise to Rabobank, as a business consultant.

Joining the c*funds team merely three months ago, Felix has swiftly established himself as an invaluable asset. He is the primary catalyst behind our mandate research and fundraising campaigns, relentlessly driving these crucial operations.

With his roots in Germany, Felix not only brings the linguistic advantage of a native German speaker but also excels in performing meticulous and transactionally focused research. This skill, paired with his client consulting prowess, bolsters the value he offers to our team and clients alike.

Passionate about investments, Felix's interests are harmoniously aligned with those of the team, ensuring a seamless integration and shared vision.