Christine Hurtsellers, CFA
Chief Executive Officer, Voya Investment Management
Christine Hurtsellers is the chief executive officer of Voya Investment Management, the asset management subsidiary of Voya Financial. Christine is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Voya’s asset management business including institutional, retail funds, retirement and proprietary portfolio segments. Based in New York, Voya Investment Management has additional domestic investment operations in Atlanta, Georgia, Scottsdale, Arizona, and Windsor, Connecticut and global operations in London, Hong Kong and Sydney, Australia. Prior to becoming CEO, Christine was chief investment officer of fixed income at Voya Investment Management, responsible for leading a team of more than 100 fixed income investment professionals. Before being appointed CIO, she had been head of our structured finance team. Prior to joining the firm, Christine served in a variety of roles at the Federal Home Mortgage Corporation, including leading the $650 billion agency guaranteed retained portfolio team and managing such products as mortgage derivatives, adjustable rate mortgages and collateralized mortgage obligations. Earlier in her career, Christine was a portfolio manager responsible for mortgages and structured products at Alliance Capital Management and Banc One, and a client consultant at Pentalpha Capital group. She is a board member of Pomona Capital and a member of the U.S. Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee. Christine is also on the board of councilors for the Carter Center and the Southeast Regional Board of UNICEF USA. Christine received a BA in finance with high honors from Indiana University Kelley School of Business and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Jeffrey A Bakalar
Group Head and Chief Investment Officer, Leveraged Credit Group
Jeff Bakalar is senior managing director, group head and chief investment officer in the leveraged credit group at Voya Investment Management. He serves as chair of the board of directors of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association. Jeff earned a BS in finance from University of Illinois at Chicago and an MBA from DePaul University.
Vincent Costa, CFA
Chief Investment Officer, NY Equities
Vincent Costa is chief investment officer, NY equities at Voya Investment Management. Vincent is also the head of the global quantitative equity team and serves as a portfolio manager for the active quantitative and fundamental large cap value strategies. Previously at Voya, he was head of portfolio management for quantitative equity. Prior to joining Voya, he managed quantitative equity investments at both Merrill Lynch Investment Management and Bankers Trust Company. Vinnie earned an MBA in finance from New York University's Stern School of Business, a BS in quantitative business analysis from Pennsylvania State University, and is a CFA® Charterholder.
Chief Executive Officer, Private Equity Funds - Pomona Capital
Michael Granoff is the CEO of Pomona Capital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Voya, focused on the purchase of primary and secondary interests in top performing venture and buyout funds. Prior to founding Pomona, he worked in the private equity business, serving as the president of partnerships organized to purchase secondary interests in venture capital/buyout funds. Michael also served as a director of private companies engaged in electronics, media, healthcare, manufacturing, interactive software, and financial services, while serving as president of Golodetz Ventures and vice president of TEI Industries. Previously, he was on the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee on foreign operations. Michael served on the presidential transition team for the Department of the Treasury in 1992, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Former President Clinton appointed him to the Board of the Albanian-American Enterprise Fund, where he served as chairman, and he is also the Chairman of the Board of the American Bank of Albania. Michael earned a JD from Georgetown University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Justin M Kass, CFA
Senior Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer, Co-Head of Income & Growth
Justin Kass is chief investment officer, co-head of income and growth at Voya Investment Management. He joined the firm as part of Voya's acquisition of Allianz Global Investors U.S., where he was a portfolio manager, managing director, CIO and co-head of the U.S. income and growth strategies team with portfolio management, research and trading responsibilities for the income and strategies team. Prior to that at Allianz, Justin held portfolio manager responsibilities for the U.S. convertible strategy and was a lead portfolio manager for the income and growth strategy since its inception and was also responsible for managing multiple closed-end and open-end mutual funds. Justin earned a BS from the University of California, Davis and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is a CFA® Charterholder.
Chris Lyons, CFA
Head of Private Fixed Income and Alternatives
Chris Lyons is a managing director and head of private fixed income and alternatives at Voya Investment Management, responsible for partnering with our clients and internal stakeholders to develop new innovative products and solutions, while ensuring the scalability of the platform for current and future teams. Prior at Voya, Chris was the managing director and group head of Voya’s private credit investment grade and infrastructure businesses where, along with his direct responsibilities in private credit, Chris was also active in overall management of Voya’s fixed income franchise. He has over 30 years of lending and investment experience with the large majority of that time spent with Voya working in and then leading the development of its private lending effort. Prior to joining Voya, he worked as a commercial and investment banker for SunTrust Banks, Inc. Chris earned a BS from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a CFA® Charterholder.
Jeffrey D Parker, CFA
Senior Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer – SF Equity
Jeffrey Parker is a chief investment officer, equity at Voya Investment Manager. He joined the firm as part of Voya's acquisition of Allianz Global Investors U.S., where he was a senior portfolio manager, managing director and CIO Equity U.S. Jeffrey also oversaw all U.S. equity strategies and served as co-manager of the disciplined equity and small and mid-cap strategies. Prior to that at Allianz, he was head of the growth team and had portfolio management responsibilities for large and mid-cap growth products. Prior to that, he was an assistant portfolio manager at Eagle Asset Management and a senior consultant at Andersen Consulting. Jeffrey earned a BBA from University of Miami and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. He is a CFA® Charterholder.
Chief Operating Officer, Voya Investment Management
Michael Peters is senior managing director and chief operating officer at Voya Investment Management, responsible for operations, data & analytics, product solutions, client service, and technology. He joined the firm following Voya’s acquisition of certain teams and associated assets from Allianz Global Investors U.S. business. Prior to joining Voya IM, he was based in Europe as head of investment business management and member of the Investment Executive Committee at AllianzGI. During his tenure at AllianzGI, Michael served in various roles including COO Europe and global head of operations, where he was the responsible lead for the Alternatives Build Out of Allianz Global Investors and, he was globally responsible for Allianz Insurance Asset Management coordinating Allianz Global Investors’ activities around insurance asset management. Michael’s career at Allianz started as a senior risk manager before taking over the role as head of products, initially for retail Germany, and later the whole of Europe including the institutional product offering also overseeing fund research and fund sourcing. He began his career at Dresdner Bank AG and held a series of roles before Dresdner was acquired by Allianz. Michael earned a degree in economics from the Frankfurt School of Finance.
Chief Risk Officer, Voya Investment Management
Amir Sahibzada is chief risk officer at Voya Investment Management, responsible for an integrated, company-wide platform that covers investment and operational risk management. Amir is a member of the management committee and reports to the chief executive officer of Voya Investment Management, maintaining a functional reporting line to the chief risk officer of Voya Financial, Inc. Previously at Voya, Amir was head of investment risk, overseeing all market, credit and counterparty risk management activities across investment portfolios. Prior to joining Voya, he was managing director and global head of risk management with D.B. Zwirn & Co. (now Fortress Investment Group), a multi-strategy hedge fund. Prior to that, Amir was head of traded risk management for ABN AMRO Bank North America and its subsidiaries. He earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business and a BA in physics and mathematics from Wabash College in Indiana.
Managing Director, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer
Andy Simonoff is managing director, chief strategy and transformation officer at Voya Investment Management, partnering with the CIOs and senior leadership team to optimize our business from a strategic, financial and operational standpoint. Previously at Voya, Andy was head of business management. Prior to that at Voya, Andy was head of product management where he led all new product development, existing product management and product sales support for clients across our affiliate, institutional and intermediary channels. Prior to joining Voya, he was a senior consultant at Marakon Associates, a boutique global strategy consulting firm. Andy earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS in finance from the McIntire School at the University of Virginia.
Matt Toms, CFA
Global Chief Investment Officer
Matt Toms is the global chief investment officer at Voya Investment Management, leading a team of investment professionals with broad oversight of Voya’s public fixed income, private fixed income and alternatives, equities, and multi-asset strategies and solutions. As CIO of fixed income, he is also responsible for portfolio management and oversight of the fixed income platform and leading the Investment Committee represented by the CIOs from across platforms. Matt also serves as the chair of the Fixed Income Asset Allocation Committee, a group that formulates the fixed income platform’s strategic investment themes that, in turn, informs strategy and risk budgeting across public fixed income portfolios. Prior at Voya, Matt was head of public fixed income, overseeing the investment teams responsible for investment grade corporate, high yield corporate, structured products, mortgage-backed securities, emerging market debt and money market strategies for Voya’s general account and third-party business. Prior to joining Voya, Matt worked at Calamos Investments, where he built their fixed income business. He also has prior portfolio management experience at Northern Trust and Lincoln National. Matt earned a BBA from the University of Michigan and is a CFA® Charterholder.
Jake J Tuzza, CIMA
Senior Managing Director, Head of Distribution
Jake Tuzza is a senior managing director and head of distribution at Voya Investment Management. In this role, he is responsible for distribution of Voya’s investment solutions to institutions, including consultants, insurance companies, pensions, endowments and foundations, as well as to intermediaries, including our Private Wealth and Advisory Channels, DCIO, Professional Buyers, and Sub-advisory clients. In addition, Jake is responsible for overseeing our global distribution direct and channel management businesses. Jake also serves as president of Voya Investments Distributor, LLC and is responsible for the oversight of the firm’s registered representatives. Jake is a member of the firm’s enterprise leadership team, management committee, and financial enterprise leadership team. Previously at Voya, Jake served as head of intermediary distribution, responsible for the distribution of Voya’s investment solutions, including mutual funds, SMAs, closed-end funds, and sub-advisory services. Prior to that at Voya, Jake served as head of business development and was also responsible for the firm’s structured fund business. Prior to joining Voya, he was an equity analyst for a hedge fund and worked at the institutional fixed income trading desk at Merrill Lynch. Jake earned an MBA from LaSalle University and a BS from Philadelphia University. Jake holds a Certified Investment Management Analyst® certification as well as FINRA Series 7, 24, 51 and 66 licenses. He is a member of both the Investment and Wealth Institute and the board of governors for the Money Management Institute.
Chief Financial Officer, Voya Investment Management
Markus Wolff is managing director, chief financial officer and member of the executive leadership team at Voya Investment Management. In his role he oversees Voya Investment Management’s entire Finance function as well as the mutual fund administration team. He joined the firm following Voya’s acquisition of certain teams and associated assets from Allianz Global Investors U.S. business. Prior to joining Voya IM, he was heading the US business management and distribution strategy function at Allianz Global Investors. As a member of the US senior leadership team and the distribution leadership team he was responsible for overseeing all business development and change activities in Americas from a corporate and organizational perspective. In former roles at Allianz Global Investors, Markus was heading the global financial planning & analytics function, where he was responsible for the budgeting and planning process of the entire firm and leading the efforts on developing a state-of-the art executive management analytics framework. He was involved in all major corporate projects including mergers and acquisition initiatives and broader business and corporate transformation activities. Markus earned an MA in banking and finance and a BA in business administration, both from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management based in Frankfurt, Germany.
Paul Zemsky, CFA
Chief Investment Officer, Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions
Paul Zemsky is the chief investment officer and founder of the Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions Team (MASS) at Voya Investment Management. He is responsible for the firm’s suite of value-added, customized and off-the-shelf products and solutions that are supported by the team’s asset allocation, manager research, quantitative research, portfolio implementation and multi-manager capabilities. Paul also oversees two independent platforms that joined the firm as part of Voya’s acquisition of Allianz Global Investors U.S., the Income and Growth platform based in San Diego and the Equity platform based in San Francisco. Prior to joining Voya, he co-founded CaliberOne Private Funds Management, a macro hedge fund. Paul began his career at JPMorgan Investment Management, where he held a number of key positions, including head of investments for over $300 Billion of fixed income assets. Paul is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and a board member of Pomona Capital. He holds a dual degree in finance and electrical engineering from the Management and Technology Program at the University of Pennsylvania and is a CFA® Charterholder.