Client Relations

Mr. Whittaker assists in business development and client relations. Prior to joining Abbott Capital in 2020, Mr. Whittaker was an Alternatives Director at Schroder Adveq, responsible for fundraising and institutional client service. Mr. Whittaker was a member of the sales team at Capital Dynamics and Brookfield Asset Management. He was a Communications Specialist at Vontobel Asset Management and started his career at JPMorgan Asset Management where he had a variety of investment management roles. Mr. Whittaker received his B.S. in Management from SUNY Old Westbury.

Prior Experience:

Schroder Adveq
Capital Dynamics
Brookfield Asset Management
JPMorgan Asset Management
Vontobel Asset Management

Education & Accreditations:

SUNY Old Westbury, B.S. Management

  • Valentine WhittakerView Bio

    Valentine WhittakerVice President, Business Development

    Mr. Whittaker assists in business development and client relations. Prior to joining Abbott Capital in 2020, Mr. Whittaker was an Alternatives Director at Schroder Adveq, responsible for fundraising and institutional client service. Mr. Whittaker was a member of the sales team at Capital Dynamics and Brookfield Asset Management. He was a Communications Specialist at Vontobel Asset Management and started his career at JPMorgan Asset Management where he had a variety of investment management roles. Mr. Whittaker received his B.S. in Management from SUNY Old Westbury.

    Prior Experience:

    Schroder Adveq
    Capital Dynamics
    Brookfield Asset Management
    JPMorgan Asset Management
    Vontobel Asset Management

    Education & Accreditations:

    SUNY Old Westbury, B.S. Management

  • Samantha L. HewittView Bio

    Samantha L. HewittDirector, Client Relations

    Ms. Hewitt is primarily responsible for overseeing Abbott’s client relations efforts. Previously, Ms. Hewitt managed Abbott’s firm level performance analytics and reporting after initially having worked on Abbott’s client relations team for six years. Prior to joining Abbott Capital in 2008, Ms. Hewitt worked at Invesco Private Capital and Bloomberg. Ms. Hewitt received her B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University.

    Prior Experience:

    Invesco Private Capital
    Bloomberg

    Education & Accreditations:

    Rutgers University, B.A. in Economics

  • Dillon BoothView Bio

    Dillon BoothAssociate

    Dillon Booth supports Abbott Capital’s client relations and business development activities. He works closely alongside the firm’s investment, fund accounting, legal & compliance, and operations teams to prepare a variety of communications, including client reports, consultant requests, and other materials.

    Prior Experience:

    EnTrustPermal

    Education & Accreditations:

    Denison University, B.A. in Communications and Political Science

  • Sylwia ZdziechView Bio

    Sylwia ZdziechAnalyst

    Sylwia Zdziech supports Abbott Capital’s client relations and business development activities. She works closely alongside the firm’s investment, fund accounting, legal & compliance, and operations teams to prepare a variety of communications, including client reports, consultant requests, and other materials.

    Prior Experience:

    TD Bank
    Compass, Inc.

    Education and Accreditations:

    Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College of The City University of New York, B.B.A. in Finance, Minor in Communication