meet our subject matter experts
Since our inception in 2013, Quadrangle has amassed a robust team of both legal and financial subject matter experts. We have developed an extensive network of relationships across the financial industry, providing a broad perspective of the counterparty and vendor landscapes.
Michael Katz, Founder
Michael Katz is the Founder and Managing Partner of Quadrangle. Michael has spent his career building world-class investment management firms.
From 1995 to 2005, Michael was the Managing Director and Co-General Counsel at Paloma Partners. Michael was responsible for legal, regulatory and compliance as well as various business and transaction matters between the investment partnerships, funds and management company. He helped develop the fund’s operational banking arrangements and built best practice models for each of the fund’s trading strategies. Michael also was instrumental in building the infrastructure for Paloma’s seeding platform. Prior to Paloma, Michael was a corporate attorney at Weil, Gotschal & Manges.
Michael received a BS in economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the University of Pittsburgh. Michael is an active member of the University of Pennsylvania’s alumni association.
Bill Busineau, Senior Director
Bill received his AB from Colby College and his JD from Fordham University School of Law.
Daniel Katz, COO
Dan received a BBA from George Washington University with a concentration in Finance.
Hans Gibson, Senior Director
Prior to Quadrangle, Hans was a director at UBS AG where he was responsible for the documentation of ISDA Agreements, along with being part of the team that instituted a new documentation tracking and reporting system. Hans also learned and negotiated Prime Brokerage and Repurchase Agreements, along with the Master Equity Confirmation. Prior to UBS, Hans spent 8 years as an Associate at JPMorgan where he focused on derivatives documentation with European companies and high-net-worth individuals.
Hans received a BA from Connecticut College and a Certificate of Accounting from Fairfield University.
Chip Haunss, Vice President
Chip received his BA from SUNY Geneseo and his JD and MA in Journalism from Syracuse University.
Alexandra Pivovarova, Director of Business Development
Alexandra received her BS in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and International Business, as well as a BA in Psychology from the University at Buffalo.
Christine Cohen, Director of Client Relationships
Christine holds a BA from Wagner College and a Masters in Public Administration from C.W. Post Long Island University.
Matthew Merrill, Senior Associate
Matthew received a BS in Psychology from Michigan State University and his JD from New York Law School.
Nancy Yang, Associate
Nancy received a BS in Legal Studies and Business Administration from St. John’s University and a JD from New York Law School. Nancy is an active member of the Asian American Bar Association of New York and Network of Bar Leaders.
Alexandra Schimmel, Associate
A native New Yorker, Alexandra received her BA In communication from the University of Colorado, where she was also a competitive skier, and subsequently a JD from New York Law School.
James Mishan, Associate
James received a BBA double major in both International Business and Business Management from CUNY Brooklyn College and his JD from New York Law School.
Steven Bonanno, Associate
Steven received a BS in Legal Studies from St. John’s University and his JD from New York Law School. He joined the New York City State Bar in September 2017.
Riley Coyne, Senior Analyst
Originally from Cleveland, Riley graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University with a degree in finance, fintech, and economics. Outside of work, Riley loves playing music and nerding out over new technology.
Patrick Neuner, Analyst
Patrick is from Atlanta, by way of Washington, where he attended George Washington University. There he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in economics and international affairs. Outside of work, Patrick is passionate about politics, international development and finding cheap flights.
Grace Janosik, Analyst
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Grace attended Fordham University and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in information systems, mathematics, and business law and ethics. While in school, Grace was heavily involved in the Office of Residential Life and worked as an RA for two years.