Joseph Sacchetti, Senior Controller – Almanac , Vice President
Mr. Sacchetti is responsible for managing the Almanac accounting team. In that regard, he is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the financial and investor reporting function, including oversight of: the preparation and issuance of quarterly financial statements and investor reports; the calculation of performance returns; investor communication; and the management of subscription credit facilities. Mr. Sacchetti also provides support to the tax compliance process, and he serves as an active liaison with investment teams related to the valuation process.
Prior to joining Almanac in 2012, he was employed by The Hampshire Companies, where he served as a Fund Controller related to real estate investment funds. Mr. Sacchetti was previously employed by Lazard, as an Accounting Manager, where he was responsible for a series of real estate private equity funds.
Mr. Sacchetti graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. He is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the state of New York.
Scott Gross, Senior Accounting Manager, Vice President
Mr. Gross is responsible for the Treasury Management processes of Almanac, including issuance of daily cash reports. He is also responsible for financial statement footnote disclosure, monitoring portfolio company reporting, and for providing guidance to portfolio companies regarding their reporting responsibilities to Almanac. Mr. Gross works closely the Senior Accountant team, and he supports the Controller related to the review and quality control aspects of the investor reporting process.
Prior to joining Almanac in 2019, he was employed by Citco Fund Services, where he served as a Senior Vice President and provided accounting and financial reporting services to real estate and private equity funds. Mr. Gross was previously employed by Ranieri Real Estate Partners L.P. as Controller, and prior to that, was employed by Lazard, where he served in various roles, most recently, as the Controller of a series of real estate private equity funds.
Mr. Gross graduated from the University at Albany with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1989, and received a Master of Business Administration – Taxation from Hofstra University in 1993. He is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the state of New York.
Danielle Matfess, Tax Manager – Almanac, Assistant Vice President
Ms. Matfess is responsible for managing the tax compliance functions of the Almanac entities, including overseeing the REIT compliance program, and performing tax research. Ms. Matfess works closely with finance team leadership to provide support to the investment teams related to tax structure, she is responsible for managing the external tax service providers, and she oversees the tax reporting process from the fund’s portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Almanac in 2019, she was employed by Ernst & Young LLP, where she served as a Tax Senior with a concentrated focus on the real estate sector, including private and public REITs and real estate investment funds.
Ms. Matfess graduated from Syracuse University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance, summa cum laude, and a Master of Science in Accounting.
Vincent Parente, Fund Controller – Almanac, Assistant Vice President
Mr. Parente, as part of Almanac’s accounting team, is responsible for preparing the account analysis supporting the quarterly financial reports issued to investors, the preparation of capital statements, and the calculation of performance returns. Mr. Parente is also responsible for accounting for the activity of the public securities investment funds, including monitoring trade compliance, capturing trading activity, and ensuring daily reconciliation between prime brokers and the fund administrator.
Mr. Parente joined Almanac upon graduation from Rider University in 2015, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance, magna cum laude.