Founded in 2005, S&Z Fund Services, LLC provides administrative and back-office services exclusively to the hedge fund and private investment industry. The company is a division of New York accounting and consulting firm Sasserath & Zoraian, LLP and maintains an office on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan in addition to its headquarters in Melville, Long Island.
Offering a comprehensive menu of hedge fund accounting and administrative services, S&Z’s executive team has a combined 75 years of experience in public accounting, hedge fund administration and consulting. The firm proudly cultivates a business philosophy based on a commitment to professionalism, accuracy and trustworthiness. Its staff includes CPAs, staff accountants, and the finest staff of support professionals in the industry.
Gregory Zoraian, Director of Fund Services, CPA
Masters in Taxation --Seton Hall University, Orange, New Jersey (1988)
B.S. in Accounting -- Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York (1980)
Greg is a partner in Sasserath & Zoraian, LLP where he is responsible for clients ranging from small closely held business to a large private supermarket chain, as well as the entire hedge fund practice.
He has been responsible for the growth in S&Z Fund Services, LLC from its initial startup phase until today where it is now a separate business unit of the business.
Greg started his career with Ernst & Young before taking a job in private industry. Dissatisfied with the pace of private industry, in 1993 Greg started his own practice. In 1997 Greg partnered with Alan Sasserath to form Sasserath & Zoraian, LLP. Greg has 35 years of experience in both public accounting and financial management services, with a broad background in accounting, tax, and financial planning. His industry experience includes working with law firms, large supermarket chains, construction companies, as well as various established service industries. Greg utilizes a hands-on approach with his practice, which over the years, has resulted in numerous referrals from his loyal clients. In recent years Greg has spearheaded the firm's Hedge Fund Administration niche. This practice has grown to become a significant and successful practice area for the firm of S&Z.
John Zoraian, Assistant Director of Fund Services, CPA
John is a seasoned hedge fund professional with thirty-five years of experience in the hedge fund business. John as been involved in two hedge funds, with the first growing to $650 million in assets before the retirement of the General Partner, and the second growing to several billion in assets. In 2005, John decided to start the hedge fund administration business for Sasserath & Zoraian, LLP. In that first year, 4 funds were established and the practice began. Shortly thereafter, John decided to work directly with one of the funds and left the firm. In 2009, John has decided to return to the hedge fund administration business and is excited to assist in the next stage of growth for S&Z Fund Services, LLC. John started his professional career with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co., the predecessor of KPMG LLP. John graduated with a BBA in accounting from Hofstra University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of both the American and New York Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.
Alan Sasserath, Director of Tax Services, CPA
Masters in Taxation -- Long Island University, Brookville, NY (1992)
B.S. in Accounting -- SUNY Albany, Albany, NY (1986)
Alan started his career in the audit department of Ernst & Young prior to working in the tax departments of two large regional firms. In 1996, Alan started his own practice and subsequently joined with Gregory Zoraian in January 1997 to form Sasserath & Zoraian, LLP. He has 30 plus years of public accounting firm experience with a broad background in accounting, tax, audit and financial planning. Alan's technical experience includes working with high net worth individuals and closely held businesses, dealing with matters related to both domestic and international tax. His industry experience includes technology companies, real estate management companies, construction, printing as well as numerous service industries.
Jessica Sellitto, Manager of Fund Administration, CPA
B.S. in Business Administration -- Bucknell University
Jessica Sellitto, CPA joined S&Z in 2015. She brings over 12 years of experience within the financial services industry, specifically in Fund Accounting and Fund Administration. She was previously a Senior Account Executive for Fund Administration, Inc., as well as the Assistant Vice President of Treasury Operations at Ivy Asset Management Corp., a large fund of funds.
She began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the Assurance and Business Advisory Service practice. Ms. Sellitto is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She graduated from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting.
Keith Pischel, Manager of Fund Administration
MBA Accounting -- Hofstra University
Keith joined S&Z in 2011. He brings with him a strong Fund Administration, and Fund Accounting background from his experience with SS&C, a large Fund Administrator. His experience is well rounded, having worked on multi strategy funds with numerous financial instruments including most derivative products.
Keith graduated from Emory University and attended the MBA Accounting program at Hofstra University.
Keith’s responsibilities include all daily/monthly fund accounting processes and will liaise between fund managers and S&Z. Additionally, Keith will help design processes and procedures for fund implementations, and fund management.