Kristy Trieste


Founding Partner, Chief Financial Officer

Kristy Trieste is Partner and Chief Financial Officer. She is responsible for the financial management of the company and is a steward of the firm’s investor capital. Using 20 years of financial expertise, Kristy helps drive strategic business decisions and operational excellence.


Kristy was most recently a Managing Director of Finance and Operations at Corsair Capital, managing the fund accounting, reporting and operations functions for the Corsair funds and the firm. This included operational deal execution, management reporting and external reporting to limited partners.

Prior to joining Corsair, Kristy was an Associate in the Finance and Administration group within the Principal Investment Area at Goldman Sachs. At Goldman Sachs, Kristy primarily focused on the accounting, reporting and operations of the Goldman Sachs Capital Partners funds.

Before joining Goldman Sachs, Kristy was an Assistant Vice President within the finance division of Corporate Investments at Deutsche Bank AG. Kristy accounted for proprietary direct investments and private equity fund interests. Kristy also worked at Ernst & Young LLP, leaving the firm as a Manager.

Kristy is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.B.A in Accounting and Finance from James Madison University.

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