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Partners - Applied Fund Solutions


  • Managing Partner, CPA

    Daniel Nikci, CPA is Founder and Managing Partner at Applied Fund Solutions (‘AFS’).  He is a seasoned professional with nearly 20 years of public and industry accounting experience specializing in hedge fund and private credit funds. Before launching AFS, Mr. Nikci served as Chief Financial Officer/ Chief Compliance Officer at Yorkville Capital Management.  Prior, he served as Controller for Cedar Hill Capital Partners and Digital Century Capital and held other positions with financial and auditing firms.  He has supported funds ranging from a $100mm start-up to a multi-billion dollar hedge fund to a publicly traded investment manager.  Daniel has a broad exposure to a variety of traditional and niche strategies including asset-backed lending, credit, distressed, diversified, digital assets/ cryptocurrencies, event driven,  long/short equity, sector-focus, global macro, and opportunistic strategies.

    Mr. Nikci is recognized for his thought leadership and speaks regularly at industry events and conferences on various topics including developing institutional operating models, cryptocurrencies/ blockchain technology, and managing operational risks.  He has deep industry knowledge of best practices and industry standards related to hedge fund and credit fund operations and accounting.  Mr. Nikci earned his BBA in Accounting from Baruch College of the City University of NY and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of NY.

  • Partner, CFA

    Mr. Michael Galvin is a Partner at Applied Fund Solutions (‘AFS’). Mr. Galvin has nearly 25 years of experience in the hedge fund industry. Currently, his primary responsibility is serving as Outsourced Chief Financial Officer for AFS’ diverse group of clients. Mr. Galvin works with our clients in establishing a holistic program that address clients’ needs in the areas of risk management, operations, accounting, and compliance. Mr. Galvin’s experience ranges from multi-billion dollar funds to start-ups, with diverse strategies ranging from global macro, event driven, credit, long/short equity, distressed, and digital assets.

    Prior to joining AFS, Michael spent over 11 years as Chief Financial Officer of Goshen Investments, a firm he helped launch with seeding from Tiger Management. While at Goshen, Mr. Galvin’s firm won the Absolute Return Hedge Fund of the Year award. Prior to Goshen, Mr. Galvin served as assistant controller at Millennium Partners, L.P., one of the largest multi-strategy hedge funds in the world. He began his career at Sanford C. Bernstein as a Senior Accountant. Mr. Galvin received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Scranton and has been awarded the CFA designation.