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Richard D. Segal is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Seavest Investment Group where he is the Chairman of Seavest Healthcare Properties, is a Managing Partner of Rethink Education and sits on the Rethink Impact Investment Committee.
Mr. Segal has a long history of investing in real estate and venture capital investments. Prior to founding Seavest in 1982, Mr. Segal was a partner at Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn where he managed the firm’s private investments. He has served on the boards of many public and private companies including Hudson General Inc. (acquired by Lufthansa, SchoolNet (acquired by Pearson), Wireless Generation (acquired by Newscorp), and Hyponex Inc. (sold to Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.).
Today, Mr. Segal serves on the Board of Trustees of New York Presbyterian Hospital where he is a member of the Real Estate and Major Facilities Committees, and also serves on the Steering Committee of the hospital’s Millstein Heart Center. Mr. Segal also serves on the boards of various education technology companies including Advanced Prison Data Systems, Flocabulary, Knowledge to Practice, Noodle Markets, Voxy, Civitas and Speakaboos.
Mr. Segal is deeply committed to creating better communities through his philanthropic engagements, which are primarily focused on health, education, providing opportunities for low income children and the arts.
Mr. Segal is a Trustee of the Whitney Museum of Art in New York City, where he serves as Treasurer. He also sits on the Board of New York Academy of Art, serving as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Wesleyan University.
Douglas Ray is President of Seavest Investment Group and CEO of Seavest Healthcare Properties. Mr. Ray joined Seavest Investment Group in 1995 and has subsequently been involved in all phases of the firm’s development. Mr. Ray is responsible for supervising all real estate and private investments, including negotiating major transactions, overseeing the investment due diligence process, providing analysis and structuring equity and debt investments on behalf of Seavest and their clients.
Mr. Ray is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Prior to joining Seavest, he was employed in Washington, D.C. on the staff of U.S. Senator Arlen Specter and as a research analyst for the Republican National Committee. Mr. Ray received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.
Jonathan Winer is the Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Seavest Healthcare Properties. He joined the Seavest Investment Group in 2008 and has over 28 years of real estate experience. At Seavest, Mr. Winer has multi-faceted responsibilities including directing both the acquisition and asset management groups.
Prior to Seavest, Mr. Winer was a Partner at EY LLP where he directed the Healthcare Real Estate Advisory practice. Previously, Mr. Winer was active with Chemical Bank and Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. where he specialized in providing tax-exempt financing.
Mr. Winer is a frequent speaker at healthcare real estate industry events including seminars sponsored by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). He serves on the BOMA Healthcare Facilities Conference Executive Committee and the Editorial Advisory Board of the publication Healthcare Real Estate Insights. He is also a Vice Chair of the ULI Healthcare and Life Sciences Council. Mr. Winer has an M.B.A. from New York University and a B.B.A. from George Washington University, and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in New York.
Michael Walden is Chief Operating Officer of Seavest Investment Group. He joined Seavest in 2011 and has operating responsibilities across the firm. Mr. Walden has over 15 years of experience establishing, operating and growing businesses in a variety of industries. This includes operating positions in venture-funded growth companies in the technology and telecommunications sectors. Mr. Walden is also a Partner in Rethink Education, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of portfolio companies Everfi and Neverware. He is Chairman of Practice Makes Perfect, a NYC based summer school and mentoring non-profit.
Prior to joining Seavest, Mr. Walden was a Managing Director at Potomac Media Partners, a corporate development advisory services firm. Prior to Potomac, he served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at InPhonic, Inc. where he was responsible for strategic partnerships, financings, business development and M&A activities.
Mr. Walden began his career in Washington, D.C. serving on the legislative staff of U.S. Senator Arlen Specter. Mr. Walden received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Richmond.
Shakawat Chowdhury is the Chief Financial Officer of Seavest Investment Group. Mr. Chowdhury joined Seavest in 2013, and manages the firm’s financial and accounting operations. Mr. Chowdhury has over 18 years of experience in the real estate industry with a focus on accounting and taxation.
Prior to joining Seavest, Mr. Chowdhury was a Senior Tax Director in the tax group for Tishman Speyer where he had responsibility for the U.S. tax reporting function of over 1,500 legal entities globally. Prior to his tenure at Tishman, Mr. Chowdhury spent four years as a Senior Tax Associate at Arthur Andersen & Co.
Mr. Chowdhury received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree Cum Laude in accounting with a minor in mathematics from Bernard M. Baruch College. Mr. Chowdhury is a CPA licensed in the State of New York.
Kate Castle is a Partner and the Chief Marketing Officer for Seavest Investment Group and Rethink where she oversees marketing, communications and investor relations across all of the firm’s real estate and impact funds.
Most recently, Kate was Marketing Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners, a seed and early-stage venture capital firm and Co-founder and Operating Partner at XFactor Ventures, a Flybridge community fund focused on investing in female founders. Prior to that, Kate served in marketing and public relations roles at Battery Ventures, Cisco Systems, Sangate Systems and Porter Novelli. She started her career as an educator in the United States Peace Corps teaching English as a Second language at a high school in Gabon, Africa.
Kate is an active community member, serving as a Pod Leader for the Parity Partners P3 program, a mentor to entrepreneurs participating in the TechStars Boston program, a mentor to high school students participating in the Boston BUILD program and a mentor to female founders in the Boston entrepreneur community. She also spends times volunteering each week with her dog Ripley in the Somerville, MA public school system helping children learn to read and providing emotional support. Kate previously sat on the board of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge.
Kate holds a BA in Anthropology from Wheaton College in Norton, MA where she graduated cum laude and was a Wheaton Fellow.
Carly Cutler joined Seavest Investment Group in February 2019 in the role of Investor Relations Associate. Carly works closely with Kate Castle and Erin Molloy supporting the Investor Relations team for the Firm’s real estate and venture capital platforms. Prior to joining Seavest Investment Group, Carly worked in investor communications at American Securities, in NYC as well as supported the Operating Partners at L Catterton.
Most recently, Carly worked for a non-profit social services agency, Jewish Family Services of Greenwich, where she led the redesign and creative efforts for the agency’s marketing initiative and 2019 website.
Carly holds a M.S. Ed. from Hunter College and a B.A. cum laude from the Honors College at the University of Massachusetts. She received a Fellowship award for her work with students with special needs. On her free time she enjoys spending time with her family.
Kaylee Grant is the Controller at Seavest Investment Group. Mrs. Grant is responsible for the accounting operations and financial reporting for all Seavest Investment Group entities. She has 8 years of experience focusing on fund accounting, financial reporting and transaction accounting.
Mrs. Grant joined Seavest in 2014 from Tishman Speyer where she was a fund controller responsible for financial accounting and fair value reporting for various funds investing in commercial real estate. Prior to her time at Tishman Speyer, Mrs. Grant spent four years as a senior auditor in the real estate service group at CohnReznick LLC.
Mrs. Grant received a dual Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance from Western New England University. Mrs. Grant is a CPA licensed in the State of New York.
William Hanford is the Tax Director of Seavest Investment Group. Mr. Hanford joined Seavest in 2012 and oversees the firm’s tax compliance, reporting and planning operations. Mr. Hanford has over 15 years of experience in the real estate and private equity business with a focus on taxation and accounting.
Prior to joining Seavest, Mr. Hanford was an Associate Tax Director at Tishman Speyer Properties where he was responsible for managing the tax compliance and reporting for the company’s domestic and international real estate investment funds. Prior to his tenure at Tishman Speyer, Mr. Hanford was a Tax Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Previously, Mr. Hanford was also with DCC Securities in New York where he specialized in providing liquidity for publicly registered partnership investments.
Mr. Hanford received an M.B.A in Professional Accounting and Finance from Fordham University and a B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany.
Erin A. Molloy joined Seavest Investment Group in June 2016 in the newly created role of Director of Investor Relations. Erin leads the Investor Relations function for the Firm’s real estate and venture capital platforms.
Prior to joining Seavest Investment Group, Erin worked in marketing and investor relations at an established alternative investment manager where she worked closely with the Chief Marketing Officer to assist with fundraising efforts. Earlier in her career, Erin held similar positions in the alternative investment space working with a range of sophisticated institutional clients.
Erin is also a board member for Grace Outreach, a nonprofit based in South Bronx that serves low-income women seeking to enhance their academic skills and is co-Chair of the Next Gen New York group of 100 Women in Hedge Funds. Erin holds a B.S. from Ithaca College.