Stephen FaughnanManaging Director of Finance & Operations
Stephen Faughnan has over 20 years of finance, operations, accounting, tax and regulatory compliance experience across the financial services industry including Private Credit, Private Equity, Secondary Funds, Hedge Funds, ’40 Act Funds, Fund of Funds, and various other regulated fund structures. Mr. Faughnan is the Managing Director of Finance & Operations at Star Mountain and is involved with all aspects of the firm’s operations, finance, and compliance functions, as well as strategic firmwide operations initiatives, as they relate to both the firm and its investment vehicles.
Prior to joining Star Mountain, Mr. Faughnan was the Managing Director of Operations at Siguler Guff & Company, a $15+ billion AUM multi-strategy Private Equity, Private Credit and Secondary Investments Firm. In his capacity as the Managing Director of Operations, he was responsible for all daily operational functions for the firm and its related investment vehicles, including fund financing, operational due diligence, currency hedge trading, AIFMD implementation and reporting, information technology/cybersecurity, treasury, and human resources.
Previously, Mr. Faughnan spent over 12 years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), where he was a Vice President within the Controllers Division. He held many different roles within GSAM, across finance, operations and regulatory compliance while working in the New York, Bangalore, Seoul and Tokyo offices. In these varied roles, he focused on management company reporting, fund accounting, portfolio valuations, fund operations and regulatory compliance.
Mr. Faughnan started his career as a tax consultant at Deloitte & Touche where he spent two years advising clients on their global tax planning and compliance needs.
Mr. Faughnan earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in Public Accounting, from Pace University. He also earned his Master of Business Administration, with concentrations in Finance, International Finance and Global Management from The New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.