Our Team


Management Team

Russell A. Fleming, CPA

Founder & President

Russell A. Fleming is the founder and president of Fleming Fund Services. Russell is a CPA and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants. Russell started his career with PriceWaterhouse in 1986, where he provided audit and consulting services to predominately investment advisors and public and private investment companies.

In 1992, Russell joined Arthur Bell & Associates (now part of Cohen & Company), an accounting firm with an international client base concentrated in the alternative investment management industry. In 1994, he became a partner of the firm largely responsible for its audit, accounting and consulting practice with an emphasis on investment advisors, brokers and dealers in securities and alternative investment funds. In 1999 Russell formed Fleming Fund Services.

He and his wife Lisa, along with their three children (Daniel, Abby and Sean) love sports (soccer is #1) and traveling.

Russell.Fleming@flemingfundservices.com

Niki Fleming Burger, CPA

Niki has serviced the alternative investment industry since joining FFS in 2000.  Her areas of expertise include financial reporting, as well as administration and consulting services to hedge fund and private equity fund clients.  Niki received her Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in accounting, from Salisbury University in Maryland.  Prior to joining FFS, Niki began her career in public accounting at Arthur Andersen, where she provided audit and assurance services.  She is a licensed CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  When not crunching numbers, Niki enjoys running, indoor cycling and yoga.

Niki.Burger@flemingfundservices.com

Scott Dagostin, CPA

Scott joined FFS in 2002. He received his Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in accounting, from Virginia Tech. Scott began his accounting career in the Finance Department at Waverly Press and eventually went to work for the Baltimore Orioles as a Senior Accountant. Scott is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Scott.Dagostin@flemingfundservices.com

John Lentz

Director of the Richmond Office

John joined FFS in 2016 and heads up our Richmond, Virginia office.  He received his Bachelor of Business Administration, with a concentration in accounting, from the College of William and Mary in 2004.  John began his career with James River Financial Corp., and helped in establishing Admiral Administration (US) LLC, a third party fund administrator.  Following the acquisition of Admiral Administration by Maitland Administration in 2012, John became responsible for the day to day operations of Maitland's Richmond, VA office, focusing on new client integration and comprehensive business support. John is an avid hunter and enjoys spending time outdoors. He and his wife Shannon, along with their 3 children (Paige, Kara, and Isaac), reside in Goochland, Virginia.

John.Lentz@flemingfundservices.com

Mike Daniele, CPA

Mike has been with FFS since 2010 and has been in the accounting field since 1999.  He specializes in hedge fund accounting relating to equity funds and financial statement preparation.  Prior to joining FFS, Mike worked as a Senior Manager at Clifton Larson Allen (Clifton Gunderson, LLP).  He received his Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in accounting and finance, from the University of Maryland in 1999.  Mike and his family are avid baseball fans and their goal is to visit every major league baseball stadium. 

Mike.Daniele@flemingfundservices.com

Michelle Shrader, CPA

Shelly joined the Bel Air, Maryland team in 2005.  Shelly has over 15 years of experience in the investment and banking industries. Prior to joining Fleming, Shelly worked at Arthur Bell & Associates (now part of Cohen & Company) as a Senior Tax Accountant providing tax services to hedge fund, securities and managed futures clients. Shelly has a Bachelor of Science Degree, with a major in accounting from Loyola College in Maryland.

Shelly.Shrader@flemingfundservices.com


Professional Team

Ryan Black, CPA

Ryan joined FFS in April 2017 after working for over nine years in the alternative investment industry for BNP Paribas Fund Administration (formerly Credit Suisse Fund Administration and Fortis Prime Fund Solutions).  Ryan began his career in 2003 working in the assurance and business advisory practice at Grant Thornton LLP.  Ryan is a CPA and he received a Bachelor of Commerce degree, graduating with distinction from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Ryan.Black@flemingfundservices.com

Heather Breed, CPA

Heather joined the Richmond, Virginia team in May 2017.  She began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and for ten years she was employed by Chesapeake Capital Corporation, a commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor, located in Richmond, Virginia as Director of Financial Operations.  She received her Bachelors of Business Administration, with a concentration in accounting, from the College of William and Mary.

Heather.Breed@flemingfundservices.com

Kayla Buckler

Kayla joined the Richmond, Virginia team in 2018. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Richmond in 2014. She began her career with Maitland Administration as a fund accountant, and then worked for Markel as an investment accountant.  Kayla lives in Bumpass, Virginia with her husband Jeff, and their dog Maverick. In her spare time Kayla enjoys being on Lake Anna and running.

Kayla.Buckler@flemingfundservices.com

Mike Chester, CPA

Mike joined the Richmond, Virginia team in 2016 after working for several years with Maitland Administration (formerly Admiral Fund Administration).  Mike started his professional accounting career in 2006 working with KPMG LLP.  Mike is a CPA and he received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, with a concentration in Accounting and Finance, from the University of Virginia. Mike and his wife Betsy, and their two children, enjoy spending their time outdoors.  Mike coaches his children's soccer and baseball teams. 

Mike.Chester@flemingfundservices.com

Lillie Colombo

Lillie joined the Richmond, Virginia team in March 2018.  She began her career with Capital One and prior to joining FFS, worked at Maitland Administration as a Senior Fund Administrator in the alternative investment industry. At FFS she primarily handles investor relations, processing subscriptions and redemptions and collecting and reviewing anti-money laundering documentation.  Lillie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond.  In her free time, she enjoys running, cycling, hiking, and visiting new places.

Lillie.Colombo@flemingfundservices.com

Ross A. Ellberg, CPA

Ross joined the Bel Air, Maryland team in 2011 with over 24 years of public accounting experience. Prior to joining FFS, Ross worked at Arthur Bell & Associates (now part of Cohen & Company) and Deloitte & Touche. Ross has extensive experience in financial reporting and has been actively involved in accounting standard setting through the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and with the regulatory standard setting process with the SEC, CFTC and the NFA.  Ross holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in accounting from Messiah College. 

Ross.Ellberg@flemingfundservices.com

Jeanie Garman

Jeanie joined the Bel Air, Maryland team in 2010.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Cornell University and a Master's in Business Administration from Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management. Prior to joining FFS, Jeanie was a Financial Analyst and Compliance Officer for Commerce Bancshares.  

Jeanie.Garman@flemingfundservices.com

Terri A. Lyon

Terri joined the Bel Air, Maryland team in January 2017, bringing over 20 years of senior management experience in finance.  Prior to FFS she was employed by Spectrum Professional Services, LLC and Integrated Health Services, LLC.  Terri holds a Bachelor of Science and an MBA in Finance, both from Drexel University. 

Terri.Lyon@flemingfundservices.commailto:Terri.Lyon@flemingfundservices.com

Anna McGuire, CPA

Anna joined the Richmond, Virginia team in 2016.  Anna is a CPA and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University's School of World Studies.  Prior to joining FFS Anna worked in the legal field for a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee and then as a Senior Fund Accountant for Maitland Administration. Anna loves DIY home improvement projects and going on adventures with her husband and daughter.

Anna.Mcguire@flemingfundservices.com

Neil Marriot, CPA

Neil joined FFS in January 2016 providing administration and consulting services to our hedge fund and managed futures clients.  Neil has over 10 years of prior experience in the alternative investment industry working for Maitland Administration (formerly Admiral Fund Administration) and Fortis Prime Fund Solutions. Neil is a CPA and graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Neil.Marriott@flemingfundservices.com

Mary Patterson, CPA

Mary joined the Bel Air, Maryland team in 2018 following over 23 years of public accounting experience.  Prior to joining our firm, Mary worked for Cohen & Company, formerly Arthur Bell & Associates, providing assurance services to clients in the alternative investment industry.  Mary holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Towson University.  She is a licensed CPA and member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.  In her free time, she enjoys volunteering and spending time with friends and family.

Mary.Patterson@flemingfundservices.com

Jennifer Stefano, CPA

Jennifer joined the Bel Air, Maryland team in July 2016 after having approximately 22 years of public accounting experience in the alternative investment industry.  Prior to joining FFS, Jennifer worked at Arthur Bell & Associates (now part of Cohen & Company) from 1994 to 2016, where she was a Director in the audit department responsible for the audits of a wide range of alternative investment funds.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a major in Accounting from Virginia Tech but never met Scott Dagostin while at Tech!  Jennifer maintains an active CPA license in the state of Maryland and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Jennifer.Stefano@flemingfundservices.com


Administrative and IT Team

Curt Gisriel

Curt joined FFS in 2007.  He provides IT support and security training to the FFS team and maintains the firm’s network.  In his spare time, Curt can be found on the soccer or baseball fields.

Curt@flemingfundservices.com

Lisa Fleming

Lisa has been a part of FFS since 2002. She received her Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in finance, from Salisbury University in Maryland. She later completed the accounting classes required to sit for the CPA and became a CPA in 1992. Prior to joining FFS, Lisa worked for T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., Ernst and Young and Signet Bank. Lisa and Russell have 3 children (Daniel, Abby and Sean). Lisa loves volunteering, traveling and playing tennis. Lisa has been on mission trips to Kenya and the Dominican Republic.

Sherry Mastromanolis

Sherry joined the Bel Air, Maryland team in 2004.  She works at FFS as administrative support.  Prior to joining FFS, Sherry worked as a high school biology and chemistry teacher at Parkville High School.  Sherry has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Salisbury University and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Towson University.

Sherry.Mastromanolis@flemingfundservices.com

Sarah Thompson

Sarah joined the Bel Air, Maryland team in 2015, working as the Office Manager.  She received a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Towson University.  Sarah has over 15 years of experience in the fields of accounting and financial reporting in both the corporate and small business environments.  At FFS, Sarah performs a wide variety of duties including A/P, A/R, payroll, daily banking, and H/R support.  In her free time she enjoys long distance running, spectating at her children’s sports events, and traveling with family.

Sarah.Thompson@flemingfundservices.com