Virginia Klein joined Axcelus Financial (formerly Lombard International) in October 2015 and is an Executive Vice President and Head of the Investments function, which includes asset manager origination, onboarding, relationship management and due diligence. Ms. Klein has over twenty years of experience delivering investments, with a focus on alternative investments, to institutional and high-net-worth investors. Most recently, she spent ten years in the Alternative Investments Group at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in New York, where she was a Director of Origination & Product Management for hedge funds as well as Head of Innovation for the Alternative Investments Group. Ms. Klein held a similar role in the private equity and real assets group prior to joining the hedge fund group. She received her BA in Political Science from Clemson University and her MBA from the McDonough School at Georgetown University.