Stira Alcentra Global Credit Fund’s officers are all affiliated with the Fund’s advisers, Stira Investment Adviser and Alcentra NY, and bring the Fund a wide range of experience in operating and managing financial offerings. Please take a few minutes to get to meet Stira Alcentra Global Credit Fund’s officers.
Mr. Hilbert has been the Chief Executive Officer and a Trustee of the Fund since its inception. Mr. Hilbert is president of Steadfast Companies where he is responsible for the strategic planning, oversight and performance of Steadfast Companies. As president, Mr. Hilbert leads all corporate and real estate related functions including acquisitions, dispositions, project management and property management. Upon joining Steadfast in 2005, Mr. Hilbert has successfully led his team in the acquisition and development of over 45,000 multifamily units. Mr. Hilbert began his career in property management 24 years ago. Prior to leading the organization, Mr. Hilbert served in several investment, underwriting and finance roles as senior vice president with Nations Bank and Bank of America and as chief financial officer of National Housing Development Corporation.
Mr. Hilbert received his Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State University and Master of Business Administration from Queens University of Charlotte. Mr. Hilbert serves on the development committee and as the Annual Fund chair at Pacifica Christian High School.
Mr. Gann has served as President of the Fund since November 2017, and previously served as Executive Vice-President of the Fund from March 2017 to November 2017. Mr. Gann also serves as Chief Products Officer for Stira Capital Markets Group, the managing broker-dealer for the Fund, where he has been an officer since 2011. Prior to joining Steadfast Companies, Mr. Gann was Director of Marketing for KBS Capital Markets Group from February 2010 to November 2011, and an executive at Grubb & Ellis/Triple Net Properties from December 2006 to February 2010. All of these companies have sponsored multiple private placements and public, non-traded investment programs. Before transitioning into sponsorship of syndicated investments, Mr. Gann worked as an attorney primarily in the fields of property taxation and estate planning, which led to his being registered with broker-dealer firms including Citicorp Investment Services and LPL. Mr. Gann was admitted to the California State Bar in June 1997. Mr. Gann received a Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA.
Mr. Miller will serve as the Chief Accounting Officer of the Fund. Mr. Miller has also served as Vice President, Accounting of Steadfast REIT Investments, LLC, since June 2016, where he oversees the accounting, reporting and compliance functions of the Steadfast non-listed REITs as well as the Dealer Manager. Mr. Miller also served as Controller of Steadfast REIT Investments, LLC from July 2011 to June 2016. Prior to joining Steadfast, Mr. Miller served as an Assurance Senior Manager with BDO USA, LLP, an accounting and audit firm, where he serviced primarily middle market public and private clients in a variety of industries from November 2003 to June 2011. Mr. Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (Accounting) from California State University, Fullerton and is a certified public accountant.
Ms. Wettergreen is a director of Vigilant Compliance LLC, a full service compliance firm servicing mutual funds and the investment industry. Ms. Wettergreen has over two decades of experience with registered investment advisers, publicly traded mutual fund, and private institutional clients. Ms. Wettergreen served as Vice President, Treasurer (Chief Financial Officer), and Secretary for the Westport Funds, from their inception in 1997 through their reorganization in 2016 where she was responsible for selecting and supervising the funds’ outsourced back office operations, coordinating and planning board of trustees meetings and, as chief compliance officer for the funds’ investment advisers. Ms. Wettergreen has extensive experience in handling examinations by the SEC staff. Ms. Wettergreen holds volunteer board positions with Rowayton Civic Association, Family Re Entry, YWCA of Darien/Norwalk, American Women’s Club, and American Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Wettergreen received both her Undergraduate Degree in Marketing and her Masters in Finance from Fairfield University. Ms. Wettergreen holds FINRA Securities Licenses including Series 6 (limited Securities Representative) and 63 (Uniform Securities Agent).
Mr. Bahn has served as Secretary of the Fund and General Counsel of Stira Investment Adviser, LLC since December 2016. Mr. Bahn also serves as Assistant General Counsel – Securities & Investments, of Steadfast Companies. Prior to joining Steadfast Companies in June 2016, Mr. Bahn was a Partner with the law firm Alston & Bird, LLP. Prior to joining Alston & Bird, Mr. Bahn was an Associate in the Capital Markets Group with the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP in both New York and London. Mr. Bahn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Honors Political Science from the University of Tennessee, an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a JD from Tulane Law School.