Our success depends on the passion and expertise of our team

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 joined CPA in 2012 and has over 20 years of experience in legal, finance, and operational roles with organizations ranging from start-ups to public companies. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Alan was the CFO, CCO and General Counsel for Brighton Jones (a Registered Investment Advisor), and a member of Lake Union Capital Partners (a buy-out firm focused on turn-around acquisitions).  Alan held previous leadership roles with a large financial institution, a mid-cap technology and manufacturing company, and a software company.  Alan received a Bachelor 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 Director. 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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Carol Lu

Carol Lu joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2021 as Staff Accountant. Carol previously worked at Branch, Richards & Co., P.S., a public accounting firm in Washington. She graduated from Simon Fraser University in Canada with a BBA in Accounting and Finance.

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CJ Calaguio

CJ joined Columbia Pacific as Chief Compliance Officer and Counsel in 2018. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, 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.  She also reviewed, negotiated and provided legal advice to clients relating to a broad range of commercial transactions.

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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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Emily Etherton

Emily Etherton joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in January 2018 as a tax specialist. Currently, Emily serves as a Senior Tax Accountant. 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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Emma Ronne

Emma Ronne joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2021 as a Senior Fund Accountant. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Emma worked as a Senior Tax Associate at PwC in San Francisco and Seattle. She primarily focused on tax compliance for hedge funds and audits of mutual funds. Emma graduated from University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Managerial Economics and a minor in Statistics. Emma is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Jack Ferry

Jack joined CPA in 2014 and has over 30 years of financial related experience.  Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Jack was the CFO for Ignition Partners, a Seattle area venture capital firm with affiliates in China.  His former experience includes the position of Vice President of Tax at Infospace Inc., responsible for worldwide tax and treasury, and Senior Tax Manager at Deloitte.  Jack is the Treasurer and Board member of the Seattle Tennis Club and has been a community representative for the Seattle Neighborhood Greenways.   Jack received an MS in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a business degree with a concentration in accounting from the University of Washington.

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Jae Kim

Jae joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2019 as a staff accountant for the Finance Team. Jae graduated from Marquette University with a B.A. in Accounting and earned his M.S. in Audit and Advisory Services from DePaul University with distinction.

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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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Julie O’Brien

Julie O’Brien joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in August 2019 as an accounting manager for the management companies. Before joining Columbia Pacific, Julie worked as a Senior Tax Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers Seattle and Dallas offices. She primarily focused on tax compliance for hedge funds and venture capital funds. Julie is a Certified Public Accountant with a BBA in Accounting from St. Edward’s University and an MS in Tax from St. John’s University.

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Keely Nikolao

Keely Nikolao joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in June 2018 as an accounting senior manager.  Keely’s experience includes 12 years in PwC’s Seattle assurance practice.  She primarily focused on financial statement audits of mutual funds, private real estate funds and hedge funds.  She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Central Washington University with a Masters of Professional Accountancy.  Keely is a certified public accountant.

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Kevin Wong

Kevin Wong joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in February 2019 as a Senior Fund Accountant. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Kevin worked as a Corporate Accountant for SL Green Realty Corp. in New York City and as a Senior Auditor in Deloitte LLP’s assurance practice in Seattle. Kevin is a CPA and graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Accounting and a Master of Professional Accounting in Audit & Assurance.

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Kjerstin Scanlan

Kjerstin Scanlan joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in September 2019 as the Office Manager. Prior to joining CPA, Kjerstin worked as a Financial Representative for Northwestern Mutual and interned for Columbia Pacific Management. Born and raised in Seattle, Kjerstin graduated from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business with a degree in Marketing and a certificate from the Professional Sales Program

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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. Currently, Madeline serves as an Accounting Manager. 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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Max Fell

Max Fell joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in December 2020 as a Senior Fund Accountant.  Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Max worked as an Assurance Senior in Moss Adam’s Seattle practice, primarily serving clients in the asset management, technology, and life sciences industries.  Max graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, concentrating in accounting and international development, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Peter Lee

Peter Lee joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2018 as a Fund Accountant. Currently, Peter serves as an Accounting Manager. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Peter worked as a Senior Accountant in Deloitte’s Seattle tax practice. He primarily focused on federal tax compliance for private equity funds, S-corporations, C-corporations, and individuals. Peter earned his Bachelor of Business Administration, focusing in Accounting, from Gonzaga University and his Master of Professional Accounting, focusing in Taxation, from the University of Washington. Peter has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2017.

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Rebecca DiGiacomo

Rebecca DiGiacomo joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in June 2020 as a Senior Fund Accountant. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Rebecca worked as an Assurance Associate in PwC’s Boston practice, and more recently was an accountant on Liberty Mutual Insurance’s International & External Reporting team in Boston. Rebecca graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration degree, concentration in Accounting, and from Wake Forest University with a Masters in Accountancy degree. Rebecca is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Rebecca Werner

Rebecca Werner joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2021 as a senior fund accountant. Prior to joining, Rebecca worked as a Senior Tax Associate at PwC in Seattle and San Francisco, primarily focused on venture capital and private equity tax compliance. Rebecca graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in accounting and a Master of Science in taxation. Rebecca is also a Certified Public Accountant.

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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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Shannon Tomsheck

Shannon Tomsheck joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2021 as an Investor Relations Associate. Prior to joining CPA, Shannon began her career in investor relations within various investment firms specializing in private equity as well as real estate. She has also gained an extensive legal background as a paralegal and in legal operations within several law firms in the Seattle area. Shannon grew up just north of Seattle and graduated from Western Washington University in June 2012 with a degree in Political Science and Sociology of Law.

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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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Wendy Weimer

Wendy is an executive assistant supporting the co-founder/managing partner of Columbia Pacific Advisors.  Wendy also partners with CPA’s investor relations and marketing departments to plan company, investor and client events. Previously, Wendy supported several HNW and UHNW families in a variety of capacities as an executive personal assistant, special event and household manager at their estates and on super yachts in the Pacific Northwest, Mexico, East Coast, Caribbean and Mediterranean. Wendy has also held corporate, wealth management client and nonprofit event management positions. Wendy was raised on Whidbey Island and earned a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from Washington State University.