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, Gotshal & 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 Busineau is a Senior Director at Quadrangle. He is an attorney with over 20 years in the financial industry with experience in a wide variety of trading and investment products, as well as the various laws and regulations that impact those products. His experience prior to Quadrangle included positions at Citigroup, Credit Suisse, HSBC, and RBS and work as an associate in the structured finance / derivatives departments at the law firms of Schulte Roth and Zabel, and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Prior to attending law school, Bill spent a combined 6 years in Haiti first as a Peace Corps Volunteer and then as a Regional Director with the OAS/UN International Civilian Mission.
Bill received his AB from Colby College and his JD from Fordham University School of Law.
Daniel Katz, COO
Daniel Katz joined Quadrangle in 2018 as COO and focuses on core business activities, including business development, product expansion, industry relationships, and client management. Dan understands the importance of listening to prospects and clients to learn and understand the challenges they face. This allows for Quadrangle’s services and technology to continuously adapt to fulfill and exceed client needs. Prior to Quadrangle, Dan was a Manager at a major financial consulting firm focusing on regulatory, credit, and risk initiatives within the banking and capital markets space.
Dan received a BBA from George Washington University with a concentration in Finance.
Hans Gibson, Senior Director
Hans Gibson is a Senior Director at Quadrangle. He has spent over 30 years of his career in the documentation of trade and financing agreements (mainly in the derivatives and Prime Brokerage industries) with investment funds, large and small corporations, and high-net-worth individuals.
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 Haunss is a Vice President at Quadrangle. Chip has 19 years of legal experience, including the last 13 focused on the negotiation and review of trade and financing agreements (with a specialization in derivatives and prime brokerage space) for hedge funds, banks, and corporations. Prior to Quadrangle, Chip worked for Morgan Stanley, both as a negotiator in its equity derivatives documentation team and its exotic confirmations team. Before Morgan Stanley, Chip worked at Thomson Reuters, where he was a senior manager. Chip also spent 6 years as a vice president at Bank of America Corporation.
Chip received his BA from SUNY Geneseo and his JD and MA in Journalism from Syracuse University.
Christine Cohen, Director of Client Relationships
Christine Cohen joined Quadrangle in March of 2022 as Director of Client Relationships. Prior to joining Quadrangle, Christine spent 9 years at Sculptor Capital Management, where she focused on global legal operations specializing in KYC and counterparty onboarding. Prior to Sculptor, she worked for 8 years at Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference.
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 Merrill is a Senior Associate at Quadrangle, where he has worked since 2018. He is primarily involved in negotiating derivatives documentation as well as vendor agreements. Prior to Quadrangle, Matthew worked at New Oak, a consulting firm that specializes in mortgage-backed securities litigation.
Matthew received a BS in Psychology from Michigan State University and his JD from New York Law School.
Alexandra Schimmel, Senior Associate
Alexandra Schimmel is a Senior Associate at Quadrangle. Prior to Quadrangle, Alexandra worked in advertising where she specialized in branding strategy and data analytics. She has also held roles in business management. Additionally, Alexandra worked in mergers and acquisitions for a cannabis franchising company in Denver, Unity RD. She was an integral member of the mergers and acquisitions team in risk management, legal compliance, and licensing. She conducted extensive research and analysis on existing and emerging markets.
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.
Steve Bonanno, Associate
Steven Bonanno joined Quadrangle as an Associate in the Fall of 2021. Prior to Quadrangle, Steven worked at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services from 2016-2018 handling abuse and neglect cases. He later held a clerkship position with the Honorable Jefferey S. Sunshine at the Kings Country Supreme Court wherein he assisted in settling matrimonial cases and disputes.
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.
Victoria DiStefano, Associate
Victoria DiStefano recently joined Quadrangle as an Associate. Prior to Quadrangle, Victoria was a legal intern in the financial services department at the law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft where she primarily worked on the publication of the firm’s newsletters covering significant events in U.S. federal financial regulation, as well as regulatory enforcement actions. Additionally, Victoria was an active member of New York Law School’s Center for Business and Financial Law. Prior to law school, Victoria also worked in multiple law firms in legal support positions in both family and personal injury law.
Victoria received her BA in Legal Studies from Quinnipiac University and subsequently a JD from New York Law School.
Joe Angelo Zanghi, Associate
Joe Angelo Zanghi recently joined Quadrangle as an Associate. Prior to Quadrangle, Joe worked at a large plaintiff personal injury firm in Brooklyn handling almost all court documentation for client matters, from Summons and Complaints to Summary Judgment Motions. Most recently, Joe worked at a large financial institution in Third Party Risk Management, where he specialized in organizing, gathering, analyzing, tracking, negotiating, and building out databases for vendor agreements.
Also a native New Yorker, Joe received his BA in Political Science from Baruch College and later his JD from New York Law School. He joined the New York City State Bar in March of 2021.
Emily Sforza, Associate
Emily Sforza joined Quadrangle as an Associate in 2023 after interning during law school. In law school, Emily was an affiliate of the Center for Business and Financial Law and a clinic student in New York Law School’s Securities Arbitration Clinic. Prior to joining Quadrangle, Emily interned with the New York State Senate and with a personal injury firm specializing in medical malpractice.
Emily graduated magna cum laude from University at Albany with a degree in Economics and a minor in Public Policy & Administration. She received her JD from New York Law School.
Riley Coyne, Vice President
Riley Coyne is a Vice President who joined Quadrangle in 2019. He focuses primarily on project management and data analysis. Additionally, Riley spearheads many new technology projects, acting as a liaison with the development team. Prior to his time at Quadrangle, Riley worked at Castle Hill Capital Partners in capital introduction for endowments, pension funds, and foundations.
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 new technology.
Patrick Neuner, Senior Analyst
Patrick Neuner is a Senior Analyst who joined Quadrangle in 2020. At Quadrangle, Patrick primarily focuses on project management and sales. Before Quadrangle, Patrick interned for Teneo Strategy, Predata, and Grameen Bank. Outside of work, Patrick is passionate about politics, international development and finding cheap flights.
He 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.
Grace Janosik, Analyst
Grace Janosik joined Quadrangle in Summer 2021 as an Analyst after interning during her last semester before graduation. She primarily focuses on internal project management, marketing, and technology development.
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.
Christopher Goldfarb, Analyst
Christopher Goldfarb recently joined Quadrangle as an Analyst in the fall of 2022. He primarily focuses on project management, sales, and business development. Prior to his time at Quadrangle, he worked at AlphaSights in their Client Services department.
He attended Seton Hall University and graduated magna cum laude from Seton Hall University with a degree in business information technology management and finance. He is currently studying at Seton Hall to obtain his MBA in business analytics. In his personal time, he likes to work on short films or skits and go on hikes.
Paige Duncan, Analyst
Paige Duncan recently joined Quadrangle in the summer of 2023. At Quadrangle, she focuses on project management and sales endeavors. Before joining the team, she worked for four years in the technology industry as an account manager.
Originally from Long Island, New York, Paige achieved her undergraduate degree in business management from the University of Tampa. She then advanced her educational journey at LIM College, successfully earning a Master of Professional Studies in Marketing.