Chief Financial Officer
Troy Grande is responsible for the Aquarium's finance, accounting and technology departments. He brings financial leadership experience from both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.
"I have fond memories of happy times spent at the ocean, such as diving through waves and fishing from the pier in Santa Cruz. I still find comfort near the ocean, and am pleased to help the Aquarium in its mission to inspire ocean conservation."
Troy's most recent nonprofit experience was as the chief financial officer of the Roessler-Chadwick Foundation, a K–12 school in Palos Verdes, California. There, he was instrumental in negotiating funding and had operational oversight for a new K–12 school in Songdo, South Korea.
Troy also held the chief financial officer position at HRG Management, LLC, a private equity funded company, in the property management sector; at The Palisades Group, a $5 billion Registered Investment Advisor, focusing on residential mortgage loans; and at Fremont Financial Corporation, an asset-based lender.
While working at Seneca Capital Management as a mortgage portfolio manager, he was one of the founders of an externally managed, publicly traded residential mortgage real estate investment trust. Prior to Seneca, Troy held staff and line positions at Fremont General Corporation, where he served as assistant treasurer and director of investments, overseeing a multibillion-dollar portfolio.
Troy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Southern Methodist University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Francisco. He's also a member of the CFA Institute and a CFA charterholder, and a member of the Los Angeles Society of Securities Analysts.