Assure is managed by Jeremy Neilson and Michael Thornton. Prior to launching Assure in 2011, Messrs. Neilson and Thornton worked together at the State of Utah's sole private equity program, the Utah Fund of Funds. Mr. Neilson was the first and only Managing Director of the Utah Fund of Funds ("Utah FoF") for approximately seven years overseeing nearly every aspect of the Utah FoF's $122 million portfolio. Mr. Thornton was the first Analyst Intern of the Utah FoF and worked closely with Mr. Neilson for nearly a year before leaving the Utah FoF to work in the alternative investments division of Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC in New York City, and later for LP Capital Advisors, a pension fund consultant which advises clients with more than $100 billion of aggregate alternative asset commitments. While Messrs. Neilson and Thornton all have deep private equity experience, they also bring complementary expertise to the Fund.