Deborah Sykes has over 15 years of experience in the alternative investment industry, working for several fund administrators overseeing the preparation of fund accounting, investor allocations and fee calculations, audit drafts, and reviews for hedge funds and private equity funds. In each, Deborah was instrumental in streamlining and standardizing the processing, designing and implementing automated tools. Additionally, Deborah took an active role in developing and leading formal staff training programs. Deborah is a founding member of Hedge Pro Solutions, a software solution for the fund administration industry. Prior to joining the alternative investment industry, Deborah was a consultant developing database solutions at Beaird Group and was a Controller for Peterson Consulting (since acquired by Navigant). Deborah is registered CPA (Illinois) and has a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.