Mr. Saracino is the Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer – Retail Companies of Colony NorthStar, Inc. (Colony NorthStar), a position he has held since January 2017. Mr. Saracino has served as the Trust’s and the Master Fund’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since inception. Mr. Saracino has also served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of NorthStar Real Estate Capital Income Fund-T since December 2015.
Mr. Saracino has served as Chief Financial Officer of NorthStar/Townsend Fund since inception and has served as a Director of the REIT subsidiary since February 2017. Mr. Saracino has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of NorthStar Corporate Income Fund and NorthStar Corporate Income Master Fund since July 2015 and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of NorthStar Corporate Income Fund-T since November 2015. In addition, Mr. Saracino has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of each of NorthStar Income, NorthStar Income II, NorthStar Healthcare and NorthStar/RXR since August 2015.
Mr. Saracino previously served as Chief Financial Officer – Non-Traded Companies of NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc., the predecessor to Colony NorthStar, from August 2015 to January 2017. Prior to joining NorthStar, from July 2012 to December 2014, Mr. Saracino was with Prospect Capital Corporation (Prospect) where he concentrated on portfolio management, strategic and growth initiatives and other management functions. In addition, during his tenure at Prospect, Mr. Saracino served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of each of Priority Income Fund, Inc. and Pathway Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc., and their respective investment advisers, and served as a Managing Director of Prospect Administration, LLC. Previously, Mr. Saracino was a Managing Director at Macquarie Group, and Head of Finance from August 2008 to June 2012 for its Americas non-traded businesses which included private equity, asset management, lease financing, private wealth, and investment banking. From 2004 to 2008, he served first as Controller and then as Chief Accounting Officer of eSpeed, Inc. (now BGC Partners, Inc.), a publicly-traded subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald.
Prior to that, Mr. Saracino worked as an investment banker at Deutsche Bank advising clients in the telecom industry. Mr. Saracino started his career in public accounting at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) where he earned a CPA and subsequently worked in internal auditing for The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University.