Darlene DeRemer, Advisor

Darlene DeRemer has led or participated in a score of advisory transactions. Her current clients include sale and purchase mandates for institutional and mutual fund managers in the US, as well as restructuring assignments for alternative investment firms that seek to tap the public markets in the US and abroad.

Darlene co-founded Grail Partners LLC, an advisory merchant bank serving the investment management industry. She heads up the Boston office and is the senior banker focusing on the asset management industry worldwide.

In her past capacities, Ms. DeRemer was a leading advisor to the financial services industry, specializing in strategic marketing, planning, product design and the implementation of innovative service strategies. She was Vice President and Director in the Asset Management Division of State Street Bank & Trust Company (now State Street Global Advisors) where she managed the $4 billion Pension Real Estate Department and developed Marketing Communications and Client Service programs. Before joining State Street, she was a Vice President at T. Rowe Price & Associates. Darlene’s career started in strategic planning, at Tiger International and its subsidiary, Flying Tiger Airlines.

Darlene was the proud recipient of the 2010 Syracuse University Whitman School of Management Dean’s Citation award, given to an alumnus for distinguished service. Darlene has served on the Congressional task force which was instrumental in the passage of the Pension Portable Act of 1998 and she provided testimony to the U.S. General Accounting Office’s 2000 Mutual Fund Fee and Expense Study. She also served on the Independent Director’s Council taskforce for oversight of fund service providers’ and fair value pricing whitepaper.

She serves on the Board of Directors for: AARP Services, Inc. Board chairman, Clarion Institutional Realty Trust Board, Syracuse University Board of Trustees, Syracuse University Investment and Endowment Committee, Syracuse Executive Committee, Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Advisory Council, and United Capital Financial Partners.

Darlene earned a BS in Finance and Marketing, Summa Cum Laude, and MBA degree with distinction from Syracuse University, where she graduated Beta Gamma Sigma.