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Tessa Smith

Head of Enterprise Clients, SEI’s Investment Managers business
areas of expertise
Business operations and accounting
Global delivery and client implementation
Alternative investments

Tessa is Head of the Enterprise Clients segment for SEI’s Investment Managers business, responsible for the accounting, operations, and overall service model.  

Tessa joined SEI in 2010, Tessa previously served as a managing director within SEI’s Alternative business, overseeing day-to-day operations and client service for SEI’s alternative fund clients. Specializing in large, alternative manager accounting and administration, she led the full-service accounting and administration for hedge, private equity, and real estate funds.  

Tessa began her career in the Audit and Business Advisory Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP’s Investment Manager Services unit, focusing on the audits of mutual and hedge Funds. She also served as Director and Head of Fund Administration at Drake Management, LLC (Drake) and was instrumental in building every process within the Fund Administration Group. A startup at the time, Drake was a fixed income investment management firm that managed over $14 billion in traditional and alternative money at its peak.  

Tessa holds a B.S. in business administration from Georgetown University and is a Certified Public Accountant.