Drew Varnes

Former Staff Auditor at Deloitte & Touche LLP

Drew Varnes

Drew Varnes

Former Staff Auditor at Deloitte & Touche LLP

Biography

Drew Varnes, CPA, CFA, CAIA, FRM
Director, Operational Due Diligence and Fund Administration
425 646-7600
drewv@buildbeyond.com

At Cornerstone, Drew leads our Operational Due Diligence and Fund Administration. Drew works closely with Cornerstone's investment team to prepare all aspects of business and operational due diligence on the external managers with whom we invest. As Director of Fund Administration, Drew also delivers accurate and detailed accounting of all CAI Private Investment Vehicles. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Drew worked for Blackrock (formerly Quellos) as a member of their fund accounting/investment operations group. Following Blackrock's acquisition of Quellos in October 2007, Drew joined Blackrock as Vice President of Investment Operations and subsequently served as a senior member of Blackrock's operational due diligence team. Prior to Blackrock, Drew worked for Deloitte & Touche as a Staff Auditor in Dallas, Texas.

Education
• University of Texas, Master of Professional Accounting
• University of Washington, BA in Business Administration (Accounting)
• Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
• Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA)
• Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)
• Financial Risk Manager (FRM)

Professional and Community Activities
• CFA Society of Seattle and the CFA Institute
• Hedge Fund Business Operations Association
• Global Association of Risk Professionals
• Family Works, Board of Directors and Treasurer, 2010
• ASPCA volunteer and donor

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Drew Varnes
Former Staff Auditor at Deloitte & Touche LLP
Education

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students.

Founded in 1861 by a private gift of 10 acres in what is now the heart of downtown Seattle, the UW is one of the oldest public universities on the West Coast. We’re deeply committed to upholding the responsibility that comes with that legacy. And being public has always meant being accessible. Anyone can enjoy and be enriched by all the UW has to offer, including world-class libraries, art, music, drama, sports and the highest quality medical care in Washington state. Being public also means being engaged with our communities, and through knowledge and discovery we are elevating the quality of lives of others.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Mission of the CFA Institute is to lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.

Member
Current

GARP'S MISSION IS TO ADVANCE THE RISK PROFESSION THROUGH EDUCATION, TRAINING AND THE PROMOTION OF BEST PRACTICES GLOBALLY.

Member
Current

Created in 1974, CFA Society Seattle is dedicated to professional excellence, integrity, education, volunteer service and strength of community. CFA Society Seattle has over 900 members representing all major institutional investment firms in the Puget Sound region. CFA Society Seattle is a local society for CFA Institute®, Charlottesville, Virginia. CFA Society Seattle also hosts activities such as annual Forecast Dinner, research challenge, golf social, and seminars throughout the year to add value for members, community, and local university students.

Career History
Director, Operational Due Diligence & Fund Administration
Prior

Cornerstone Advisors focuses on determining an appropriate ratio of equity securities, fixed income, alternative assets and cash appropriate to the client’s specific investment goals and risk tolerance. The firm seeks to build portfolios that combine multiple asset classes that complement one another. This approach delivers more consistent patterns of return as the world economy cycles through periods of contraction and expansion. Cornerstone Advisors is intentionally sequential in the way they deploy capital to minimize short-term portfolio volatility.

Vice President, Investment Operations
Prior

BlackRock is trusted to manage more money than any other investment firm. Their business is investing on behalf of their clients — from large institutions to parents and grandparents, teachers, nurses, doctors and people from all walks of life who entrust their savings to them. They are passionate about their work and intensely focused on performing at the highest levels. To get there, they strive to out-think and out-work competitors and find the best balance of risk and return across all investment styles on behalf of their clients.

Staff Auditor
Prior

Deloitte & Touche LLP engages in the provision of audit, advisory, financial advisory, tax, and consulting services. The company was founded on March 7, 1995 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2010 - ?

NUTRITION: Food Distribution in Wallingford and Greenwood, Food Delivery, Student weekend food program in collaboration with local schools. FAMILY SUPPORT: Family Advocacy, Resource information, free clothing/toys/books/diapers/schools supplies, parenting and other skills training, community building and a teen parent program.

Awards & Honors
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst
Financial Risk Manager (FRM)
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