Mr. McGuinness is the CCO of StepStone Group and leads the compliance team.
Prior to joining StepStone, Mr. McGuinness was a vice president in Goldman Sachs Asset Management Compliance, where he was the compliance officer for the private equity investment platform and long/short multi-strategy hedge funds. Before that he was a corporate associate at Linklaters LLP in NY, where he represented and counseled investment management sponsors in connection with a broad spectrum of private fund-related activities. Previously, Mr. McGuinness was an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, where he represented and advised private equity firms, investment banks, hedge funds, family offices, broker dealers, high net-worth individuals and public and private companies in connection with their fundraising and investment programs.
Mr. McGuinness received his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School and his BA from Fordham University, in New York.