General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Ms. Heller joined Rialto in 2011 as the Company's General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Ms. Heller is Rialto’s Chief Legal Officer with oversight responsibility for all regulatory and compliance matters, including Rialto’s registration as an Investment Adviser with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Prior to Rialto, Ms. Heller served as senior counsel in the New York office of APG Asset Management, the investment arm of a $250 billion European pension fund active in real estate, private equity and fixed income. From 2006 to 2010, Ms. Heller held roles of increasing responsibility at APG, serving as a lead attorney structuring and negotiating private equity and hedge fund investments. Ms. Heller’s responsibilities included conducting due diligence, drafting and negotiating a broad range of agreements for complex financial transactions as well as the restructuring of investments in financially distressed funds. During her tenure at APG, Ms. Heller worked closely with the heads of the business units regarding strategic and tactical planning.
Previously, Ms. Heller served as an associate in the Boston and New York offices of Ropes and Gray from 2001 to 2006, negotiating various corporate agreements and legal transactions including mergers, acquisitions, securities offerings and loan transactions.
Ms. Heller received a B.A. and graduated cum laude from Yale University, and earned a J.D. from Columbia Law School.