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Our success depends on our team. We pursue exceptional results by empowering our people to take ownership of the outcomes they achieve. We foster commitment, creativity, and teamwork.

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Alan Spragins

Alan Spragins joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific Advisors, Alan was the CFO, CCO and General Counsel for Brighton Jones (a Registered Investment Advisor). Formerly, Alan was a member of Lake Union Capital Partners (a buy-out firm focused on turn-around acquisitions), and has served in leadership roles for a large financial institution, a mid-cap technology and manufacturing company, and a software company. Alan received his Bachelors of Accountancy and JD from the University of Mississippi and a LL.M. in taxation from New York University.

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Antje Volk

Antje Volk joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in October 2015 as a Controller. Antje’s experience includes 13 years at as an auditor of investment management companies at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and more recently she was a Controller at a Seattle-based private investment management company. Antje graduated from Gonzaga University with a Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Brett Horn

Brett Horn joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2015 as Tax Manager. Brett previously worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Jane Street Capital (New York), and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in accounting and a Master of Professional Accounting in taxation. Brett has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2009.

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Chris Helmerson

Chris Helmerson joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2017 as a staff accountant with specialization in real estate development. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Chris spent 3 years with Howard S. Wright as a project accountant where he managed the financials for a variety of projects ranging from government buildings to tenant improvements. Chris graduated from Central Washington University in 2012 with a B.S. in Accounting.

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CJ Calaguio

CJ joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2018 as Chief Compliance Officer.  Prior to joining Columbia Pacific Advisors, CJ headed the Private Funds and Regulatory Compliance group of a law firm located in New York, NY, where she provided regulatory and compliance advice to the firm’s private fund and registered investment advisor clients.  CJ obtained her Juris Doctor from Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines) and is admitted to practice law in New York and the Philippines.

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Courtney Gibson

Courtney Gibson joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2012 to manage investor relations. Prior to that Courtney worked at Columbia Pacific Management for 2 years as their Office Manager. Courtney grew up in Kirkland and graduated from Western Washington University in 2008 with a degree in Finance.

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Daniel Harley

Daniel joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in November 2016 as a Fund Accountant. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Daniel worked as an Experienced Audit Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a public accounting firm, in San Francisco, CA. He was primarily focused on financial service clients, specifically investment banks and asset managers. Daniel is a Certified Public Accountant with a BA in Accounting and Information Systems from the University of Washington.

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Emily Etherton

Emily Etherton joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in January 2018 as a tax specialist. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Emily worked as a Tax Consultant II at Deloitte Tax LLP’s practice in Seattle.  She primarily focused on tax compliance for real estate funds and private equity funds. Emily graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in accounting and a Master of Professional Accounting in taxation.

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Jack Ferry

Jack Ferry is the Chief Financial Officer for Columbia Pacific Advisors and joined the firm in December 2014. He brings over 20 years of experience, including most recently, CFO for Ignition Partners, a Seattle area venture capital firm where he spent eight years. Jack was Vice President of Tax at Infospace, Inc. from 2000-2006 where he was responsible for worldwide tax reporting and treasury duties, and prior to that he was a Senior Tax Manager with Deloitte & Touche, Seattle WA. Jack has a M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a business degree with a concentration in accounting from the University of Washington. He currently serves on the finance committee of the Seattle Tennis Club and has been involved as a community representative for the Seattle Neighborhood Greenways.

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Jack O’Flaherty

Jack O’Flaherty joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in June 2017 as a Senior Fund Accountant. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Jack worked as a Senior Associate in PwC LLP’s assurance practice in Seattle. He primarily focused on financial statement audits of private real estate funds, hedge funds, and private equity funds. Jack is a CPA and graduated from Marquette University with a BA in Accounting and Finance.

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Jessica Gray

Jessica Gray joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in July 2016 as an Investor Relations Associate. Prior to joining CPA full-time, Jessica worked as an intern in CPA’s finance department. Jessica grew up in Northern California and graduated from the University of Washington in June 2016 with a degree in Finance and a minor in Spanish.

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Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in January 2018. As Office Manager, Jordan oversees day to day operations, maintains all office systems and provides administrative support to over 50 individuals. Prior to joining CPA, Jordan worked at Endodontic Solutions as an insurance coordinator and lead assistant. Jordan played Division I soccer at Gonzaga University where she graduated with a B.S. in Human Physiology.

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Madeline Virzi

Madeline Virzi joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in June 2016 as a Senior Fund Accountant for the opportunistic and hedge strategies. Before joining Columbia Pacific, Madeline worked as a Senior Finance Associate at Bain Capital Credit, a Boston-based manager of high yield debt securities. Prior to her work in Boston, she was an Audit Associate with Weaver, a regional public accounting firm in Texas. Madeline is a  Certified Public Accountant with a BBA in Accounting and an MS in Finance from Texas A&M University.

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Sarah Rosler

Sarah Rosler joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2012 where she works directly with our real estate investment strategies team on development accounting and lender coordination. Sarah started her career at Grant Thornton where she worked in the assurance department auditing small tech and biotech companies. Then she worked at Emeritus Corporation where she was a senior corporate accountant focused on capital leases, quarterly and annual filings and construction accounting. Most recently she worked for Columbia Pacific Management as a fund accountant. Sarah graduated in May of 2000 with a double major in Accounting and Finance.

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Tracy Dolan

Tracy Dolan joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in January 2018 as Director of Investor Relations.  From 2006 to 2016 Tracy was vice president of private equity investor relations at Fortress Investment Group and, prior to that, she was at Cendant Corporation.  Tracy received a BA in English Literature from Skidmore College.

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Veerpal Hothi

Veerpal Hothi joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in September 2016 as an Accounting Manager. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, she was an Assurance Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Ontario, Canada, a public accounting firm. She was primarily focused on leading assurance and compliance engagements for financial service entities including banks, mutual funds, pensions, broker-dealers, pooled investment vehicles, and other specialty finance businesses. Veerpal graduated from the University of Toronto in Mississauga, Canada earning a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting Specialist / Economics. Veerpal is a Certified Public Accountant in Canada and a member of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

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Yasi Firoozi

Yasamine Firoozi joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2016 as Office Manager.  Currently, Ms. Firoozi provides administrative support to the company’s executive officers as well as operations support across CPA’s multiple teams. Prior to joining CPA, Yasamine worked in global health communications and advocacy at Global Health Strategies. Yasamine graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in International Relations and Global Development.