Peter Hughes - Chairman and Founder
Peter founded Apex over a decade ago in September 2003 - his vision was to create a company that provides a full range of fund services enabling managers to grow and run their businesses more effectively and efficiently.
Peter created the global network of offices to form Apex’s local service delivery framework - a strategy at the heart of the Company’s philosophy of working locally alongside its clients. With its 'Global Reach, Local Presence', Apex is able to provide the highest levels of personalized fund administration services by being in the same jurisdictions as its clients. Peter has over 20 years of financial services experience, having qualified as a chartered accountant in 1994. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Bill Salus - Global Chief Executive Officer
Bill was appointed as Apex’s Global Chief Executive Officer in September 2014 and has responsibility for the day-to-day running of Apex globally. Bill will works closely with Peter to execute on all strategic initiatives; including expanding Apex’s global presence and product suite.
Bill has over 30 years of experience in sales, management and consulting in the investment and financial services industry. He was previously Managing Director and Business Executive for BNY Mellon’s asset servicing organization. He also held senior positions at PNC Global Investment Servicing, KeyCorp, Security Pacific Bank and Bank of America. Bill was a member of the ICI International Operations Advisory Committee and the ICI International Committee and was named in Global Custodian magazine’s Securities Services Hall of Fame.
Robert Grindlay - Chief Financial Officer
Robert has over 26 years experience of professional financial services and specialises in banking and financial services and start up companies. His strengths include managing business units, acquisitions, change management and business restructuring.
His global experience includes being a Regional CFO for listed US and British MNC's spanning Asia Pacific, Southern Europe and Latin America,and Middle East Africa and India regions.
At Apex he has the key role of enhancing the operational visibility in the organisation, controlling treasury, and concurrently providing operational and business solutions as the group continues to grow.
Dennis Westley, Managing Director - North America
As Managing Director of Apex North America, Dennis’ responsibilities include growing the North American operations, integrating potential acquisitions and managing offices in NY, NJ, FL and Toronto. Dennis has over 30 years experience in the alternatives industry during which he has serviced all types of Investment Funds including Mutual Funds, Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds, and SMA’s. Dennis’ breath of experience affords him four unique perspectives on supporting asset managers; from Independent Auditor, Distributor and Third party Administrator to Private Investment Company. Formerly Senior Managing Director & Business Head for Alternative Investment Servicing at PNC Global Investment Servicing, Dennis also served as a Director of PFPC Distributors and held senior positions at BNYMellon and William Penn Funds. Dennis is a certified public accountant and a former member of the ICI Accounting and Treasurers Committee.
John Bohan - Managing Director of Europe & Middle East
Mr. John Bohan is the Managing Director the Apex Group of Companies in Europe and the Middle East, a specialist Management and Administration company, which provides management services to the Finance industry, specializing in the administration of collective investment schemes and investment holding companies, founded in 2003. He qualified as a certified accountant in 1999 and became a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants in early 2004. He held the role as COO between 2004 and 2013 for the Apex Group of Companies before taking on his current role, and has worked in management positions with Citigroup, BNY-Alternative Investment Services and Bank of Ireland Asset Management with many years experience in the financial services industry.
Srikumar T.E. - Managing Director of Asia Pacific
Srikumar joined Apex Fund Services in January 2008 and has over a decade of experience of the global financial services industry. In addition for being responsible for Apex's growth in the Asia Pacific region, Srikumar is also Managing Director of the Apex Hong Kong office.
Prior to joining Apex, Srikumar’s worked for Citi Hedge Fund Services in Bermuda where he was Group Manager and KPMG Al Nisf in Kuwait where he specialised in Sovereign Funds and investment strategies focusing on real estate and private equity.
Prior to this he worked with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Mumbai, India and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in India.
Thalius Hecksher - Global Managing Director of Business Development
Thalius has over 18 years’ experience in the Global Financial Markets with an emphasis on the Asset Management, Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Capital Raising, Emerging Managers and Technology Platforms. Throughout his career he has established strong relationships globally with all major Banks, Brokerages, and Legal firms. Thalius joined Apex in 2009 and has been part of the growth from AUM$6B to in excess of USD$25B. He relocated in 2012 to Florida to lead the development growth of the business in North and South America . He has been instrumental in promoting Florida as a state of choice to the world of Finance with the famous headline in the NY Post – “Wall Street Flees NY for Tax Free Florida”. Thalius has appeared on CNBC, FOX Business and been working closely with Gov Scott and the BDB board of Palm Beach. He was recently appointed as Director of the Hedge Funds Association of Florida.
Prior to joining Apex, Thalius was Head of European Sales at Linedata driving growth in Europe and into CEE. Thalius was also Sales director at Thomson Financial (now Thomson Reuters). Thalius had responsibility for spearheading the significant growth in the institutional equities and wealth management for UK and Ireland. Managing USD$35 million turnover and annual growth of USD$7m.
Leah Cox, Managing Director, Apex Capital Introductions (ACIS).
Leah has over 15 years experience in the Alternative Funds industry working on both the buy and sell sides of the business. During this time Leah has developed an extensive network of contacts globally and across all segments of the industry. Having started her career in sales and marketing at Credit Suisse First Boston, Leah moved on to join her first hedge fund in 2001 and has since gained invaluable experience and a comprehensive knowledge of all asset classes through working at various funds with multiple and varying investment strategies.
Leah returned to the sell side in 2004 working with the Prime Brokerage team at Bear Stearns International subsequently moving to Deutsche Bank after that.
Finally, in 2013 Leah became the Managing Director of ACIS and assisted in its launch under the Apex Group umbrella. Lead by Leah’s experience, contacts and industry knowledge and combined with Apex’s eleven years of support for fund managers globally, the service at ACIS is a truly unique personalised offering.