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Trading & Operations Team

 

Timothy ChristiansenTim Christiansen

Equity Trader
30 Years of Investment Experience

Mr. Christiansen is an Equity Trader with Sawgrass. His experience includes working on Wall Street as an equity option and futures sales trader and has traded equities on the floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange. Prior to joining Sawgrass, he worked extensively with the City of Gainesville General Employees’ Pension Plan and the Consolidated Police Officers’ and Firefighters’ Retirement Plan regarding manager searches, due diligence and strategic planning.

His educational accomplishments include graduating Magna Cum Laude from Duke University, a M.B.A. from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, where he was in the top 5% of his class, an Investment Foundations Program Certificate from the CFA Institute, and a Series 65 License.




April DecemberApril December

Manager of Investment Operations
26 Years of Investment Experience

Ms. December is the Manager of Investment Operations for Sawgrass, responsible for the daily management of the Operations department, trade and custodian reconciliations, and acts as a liaison between broker/dealers on settlement issues. She is also responsible for the production of fee invoices, monthly/quarterly client reporting and the development of operational processes and procedures. Prior to Sawgrass, she spent nine years with Barnett Trust Company, serving as Supervisor of Security Settlements and two years with Wachovia Bank, N.A., as a Trust Advisor and Portfolio Manager.

Her educational accomplishments include an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Florida State College at Jacksonville, as well as extensive education through the American Bankers Association, The College of Financial Planning, Cannon Financial Institute, Accredited Asset Management Specialist Certification, Florida Trust School, and levels 1 & 2 of the CTFA.




Cathryn RiceCathryn Rice

Investment Operations
11 Years of Investment Experience

Ms. Rice is an Investment Operations specialist for Sawgrass, responsible for trade and custodian reconciliations, and acting as a liaison between broker/dealers on any settlement issues. Prior to joining Sawgrass, she spent six years with such firms as Khaner Capital Management and State Street Bank.

Her educational accomplishments include graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in International Studies from Stonehill College.





Patti LittlePatti Little, CPA (AZ)

Investment Operations
7 Years of Investment Experience

Ms. Little is an Investment Operations specialist for Sawgrass, responsible for trade and custodian reconciliations, and acting as a liaison between broker/dealers on any settlement issues.  Prior to Sawgrass, she spent over nine years in the business and accounting field.

Her educational accomplishments include a B.S. in Business and Accounting from Flagler College, and a M.B.A. from the University of North Florida. Ms. Little is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Arizona.





Nick PetrielloNick Petriello

Investment Operations
9 Years of Investment Experience

Mr. Petriello is an Investment Operations specialist for Sawgrass, responsible for trade and custodian reconciliations, and acting as a liaison between broker/dealers on any settlement issues. Prior to Sawgrass, he spent six years as a Senior Operations Analyst at such firms as Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse.

His educational accomplishments include a B.S. in Business Management from Stony Brook University, an M.B.A. from the University of North Florida, and an Investment Foundations Program Certificate from the CFA Institute.





Samantha DresnerSamantha Dresner

Executive Office Administrator
16 Years of Experience

Ms. Dresner is the Executive Office Administrator at Sawgrass, serving as a liaison for human resources, employee benefits and compliance, in addition to being responsible for office support services. Prior to Sawgrass, she spent the last 15 years at various companies in such roles as Office Manager, HR Coordinator, and Executive Assistant.

Her educational accomplishments include coursework toward an A.S. degree from Santa Fe Community College.



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