Preqin announces leadership change with appointment of new Co-Heads

7th May, 2024, LONDON, – Preqin is pleased to announce that Alex Tarantino, Colmore’s Commercial Director, and Mícheál Forrestal, Colmore’s Chief Operating Officer, have been appointed as co-heads for Colmore.

Ben Cook, Colmore’s former CEO, stepped down at the end of April.  

Alex has been an integral member of Colmore’s client and growth strategy since the firm’s inception in 2017, leading the sales teams and driving revenue for the business. He is a subject-matter expert on private asset portfolio monitoring, technology, and fee services. Prior to joining Colmore, Alex was a Business Development Director at SS&C, where he grew both the European and North American private equity administration businesses.  

Mícheál is responsible for all client delivery across the Global Operations and Accounting teams. He brings a breadth of experience in leading operations teams. Mícheál has spent his career in financial services, previously holding leadership roles in operations at a range of large investment banks and asset managers, most recently Deutsche Bank and Legal & General IM.  

Both hold global remits, with Alex being based in Madrid and Mícheál being based out of the Birmingham office.  

Christoph Knaack, CEO of Preqin says:

“It is a pleasure to see Alex and Mícheál assume co-leadership roles of Colmore. They bring a wealth of operational and subject-matter expertise to support our global clients with portfolio monitoring, fund administration and fee analysis. We look forward to continuing to innovate in order to best serve our customer.”

About Colmore
Colmore, a Preqin company, is a market-leading, technology-driven private markets investor services business focused on the Limited Partner and Allocator market. The business operates from offices located in London and Birmingham in the UK, New York and Dallas in the US as well as Singapore, Bangalore and Manila in APAC. Colmore employs more than 290 professionals, with the business monitoring over 8,500 private market funds and 65,000+ holdings.

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