McKinley Management Grows Executive Staff
McKinley Management added three new positions to its executive team. “These three positions add to the breadth and depth of services McKinley Management provides our four business units,” says CEO and Chief Investment Officer Rob Gillam. McKinley Management is the umbrella company of McKinley Capital Management, McKinley Alaska Private Investment, McKinley Alaska Growth Capital, and McKinley Research Group.
Jill McLeod comes aboard as General Counsel, where her responsibilities include assisting all McKinley business units with meeting their strategic objectives. She has more than twenty-five years of international legal experience with expertise in finance, risk and compliance, and general corporate law, and she has worked extensively in acquisitions involving oil and gas, mining, telecommunications, aerospace, hotels and resorts, and complicated commercial transactions. McLeod was previously a partner at the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney, where she managed the firm’s Anchorage office and was a member of the firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice group. “Jill’s experience in acquisitions, finance, and compliance will be an immediate asset to our business, especially McKinley Alaska Private Investment,” says Gillam. Prior to joining Dorsey, McLeod served as in-house counsel for ConocoPhillips in Anchorage, providing expert legal advice to the company’s Alaska North Slope asset group.
Ian Walser is McKinley Management’s new Chief Financial Officer. He was previously vice president, controller, and compliance for Alaska Growth Capital, which changed hands in September from Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) to become one of McKinley’s business units. Walser had been ASRC’s state tax manager. As a CPA, Walser also has experience in corporate and tax accounting, and he also spent time in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers. “Ian’s tax and audit experience and his deep understanding of commercial lending will help us integrate McKinley Alaska Growth Capital into our team,” Gillam says.
The new Chief of Staff, Shareen Crosby, works closely with McKinley’s executive team to develop Alaska business opportunities and provide project management, research, and writing support. “Shareen’s role is designed to help optimize our executive team and support our business development process,” Gillam says. Crosby has been published as a restaurant critic and worked for the last seven years as chief of staff to state Senator Natasha von Imhof.