We Thrive Where Finance and Technology Meet Innovation

It takes a uniquely talented team to deliver a fintech platform that levels the playing field for independent wealth managers and financial advisors. CAIS has cultivated subject matter experts across alternative investments, capital markets, technology, marketing and operations to deliver an unparalleled investment experience. We are proud to introduce our team and encourage you to contact any member that can be of assistance.

Leadership

Our experienced, dedicated leadership team brings diverse skills to a unified goal: helping wealth managers easily access in-demand financial products.

  • Matthew C. Brown

    Founder | CEO

    Matt Brown is responsible for firm strategy, management and business development. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, having worked at firms including Shearson Lehman Brothers, Smith Barney and Brownstone Advisors.

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  • Timothy B. Shannon

    President

    Tim Shannon is responsible for overall firm strategy, management and business development. He has over 20 years experience in alternative investments and wealth management at firms including Bernstein Global Wealth Management, Traxis Partners, Citigroup Private Bank and Morgan Stanley.

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  • Bradley J. Walker

    Managing Director | Head of Alternative Investments

    Brad Walker is the Head of the Alternative Investments group, responsible for client management and product support. He has over 12 years of asset management and financial services experience, having worked at firms including Highbridge Capital Management and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

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  • Frederick B. Kauber

    Managing Director & CTO | Head of Technology and Marketing

    Fred Kauber is responsible for all technology and marketing initiatives at the firm. He brings over 25 years of experience in technology platform innovation from Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Dun & Bradstreet and First Data Corp., as well as entrepreneurial e-commerce and fintech ventures such as Tranzact, Bigfoot Interactive, Solid Group and Entitle Direct. He also serves as an adjunct professor of technology management and innovation at New York University and mentor for Columbia University’s executive master’s degree program for technology management.

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  • Marc K. Premselaar

    Director | Structured Solutions

    Marc Premselaar co-heads the Capital Markets group in charge of structure products origination and distribution. He has over nine years of capital markets and financial services industry experience, having worked at firms including Barclays and UBS. He provides capital markets/structured solutions coverage for the Eastern, Southern, and Midwestern regions.

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  • Vanessa Geronimo

    Director | Finance

    Vanessa Geronimo is responsible for firm accounting and finance operations. She has over 13 years of accounting and finance experience in Alternative Investments at companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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  • Michael Richman

    General Counsel

    Michael Richman is responsible for firm legal, compliance and regulatory affairs. He has over 10 years of experience, with a focus on alternative investments and wealth management, having worked at firms including Fortress Investment Group and UBS.

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