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About Us

Our Team

Michele Newland, JD - Managing Member, and Chief Investment Officer

Michele began her career in health care at the University of California.  She later founded the Newland Law Firm where her practice areas were health law, municipal finance, and healthcare regulatory compliance.  Michele left private practice to join Greenwich Investment Management as Managing Director of Fixed Income Investments and concurrently served as due diligence counsel for fixed income transactions. Michele has originated, analyzed, structured, and closed numerous bond transactions. Her experience also encompasses the representation of bondholders in the restructuring and resolution of distressed debt securities. Michele is a member of the California and Illinois Bar. She is also a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, National Federation of Municipal Analysts, American Health Lawyers Association, and holds a Series 65 license.

BS-California State University, Fullerton, 1985;     JD-University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, 1995


Tracy Abbott CCO

Tracy Abbott, CSCP, is a Senior Principal Consultant at ACA Group. Tracy's career includes over 25 years working as a compliance professional, including as CCO for the New York State Common Retirement Fund, CCO and senior positions at prominent global investment management, private equity, venture capital and private wealth management firms. Ms. Abbott is a graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice/Economic Crime Investigation and an MBA in Economic Crime and Fraud Management. She has experience investigating identity theft, as well as other financial crimes and is a frequent speaker and trainer in the industry on compliance, risk management and forensic testing, including conducting fraud training for securities examiners from the SEC, FINRA, CBOE and NASAA at SEC headquarters in Washington, DC, and is a passionate leader on Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Advisors of the Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute at Utica University and is a former board member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals.


Justine Scranton Director of Operations

Justine has over 20 years of experience in investment management accounting, finance and operations. Most recently she served as Vice President of Finance at PointState Capital LP. Ms. Scranton was also the Chief Financial Officer of WRA Investments LLC from 2006 (launch) through 2011. From 2003 to 2006 she worked at Tiger Management LLC as a Fund Controller. Ms. Scranton began her hedge fund career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (NYC) in the Investment Management Services as an assurance senior. Justine received a B.S. in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University with a minor in Business Logistics and is a Certified Public Accountant.


Philip Matthews, MBA - Business Development Consultant

Phil has over thirty years institutional sales and client service experience. Earlier in his career Phil was at Dillon Read and Salomon Brothers. Following success at both firms, Phil went on to become the ninth partner appointed at BlackRock Financial Management. While at BlackRock, he was Co-Head of the Account Management Group for US Pensions and Endowments which included some of the largest institutions in the United States.

BA-University of Michigan, 1970;     MBA-University of Wisconsin, 1973