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

  • Sean LongView Bio

    Sean LongDirector, Marketing and Client Solutions

    Mr. Long leads Abbott’s marketing and fundraising efforts and assists clients on the development of their private equity programs. Prior to re-joining Abbott in 2022, Mr. Long was Head of Business Development at Camden Partners, a lower-middle market growth equity firm, where he oversaw strategic development of the firm’s institutional client business and product offerings.  At Abbott, Mr. Long was Vice President, Client Relations where he assisted in all marketing, client services, and business development activities.  Prior to joining Abbott in 2017, Mr. Long worked at The Permal Group, Southport Harbor Associates and the Kellogg Capital Group. Sean received his B.A. in English from the University of San Diego.

    Prior Experience:

    Camden Partners
    The Permal Group
    Southport Harbor Associates
    Kellogg Capital Group

    Education & Accreditations:

    University of San Diego, B.A. in English

  • Kenneth BrillView Bio

    Kenneth BrillAssociate

    Kenneth Brill 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:

    Preqin

    Education & Accreditations:

    Syracuse University, B.A. in International Relations

  • 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:

    Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business, B.B.A. in Finance

  • Jane LynchView Bio

    Jane LynchAnalyst

    Jane Lynch 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:

    OMD USA

    Education and Accreditations:

    Michigan State University, B.S. in Human Biology