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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 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 Associate General 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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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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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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Julie O’Brien

Julie O’Brien joined the accounting and finance team at Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2019. She is a senior manager with a focus on the management company and third-party administrative services. Before joining Columbia Pacific, Julie worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers with a focus 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 in Austin, TX and an MS in Tax from St. John’s University in New York, NY.

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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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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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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 an Accounting Manager. Sarah graduated in May of 2000 with a double major in Accounting and Finance.