Meet the Team
Legal and Compliance
Christopher Mendez has over 14 years of legal and compliance experience serving as an investment management lawyer and General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer. Christopher has managed the legal and compliance functions across several asset classes and fund structures and has launched several fund complexes across key jurisdictions, including the U.S., U.K., Cayman Islands, Luxembourg, and Ireland. Christopher began his career at Vanguard in 2006 after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and advises several emerging asset management and venture capital firms. Christopher holds a J.D. from Rutgers Law School and BBA from Temple University.
Chief Executive Officer
Spring has more than a decade of experience as an investment bank executive and finance entrepreneur. Spring started her career in structured finance and derivatives before joining Deutsche Bank as a Managing Director responsible for investment in structured credit. Spring also managed a fintech and specialty finance lending portfolio for Park Cities Asset Management. She then became founding partner of capital advisory and restructuring firm Briargate Capital, and Chief Operating Officer of fintech firm Digital Contact. Spring is a Yale Enterprise Institute Mentor and a Director at BOMA, a non-profit establishing sustainable businesses for women in Kenya, Africa. Spring holds an undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a J.D. from New York University.
Partnerships and Operations
Deborah has an extensive background as an executive in investment banking markets products managing global operations data services, marketing, top tier relationship management and customer journey expertise at HSBC, RBS (Natwest) and JP Morgan. Her experience also includes building operational infrastructure and product development for fintech startups. Deborah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from New York University and an MBA from Fordham University.