Our Team

Peter Goulding, CFA

Partner

Peter is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and setting strategic direction at North Signal Capital. In addition, Peter sources and evaluates investment opportunities and leads market research, marketing strategies and investor relations. Prior to co-founding the Firm, he spent more than 20 years in value creation roles as an institutional debt and equity investor, mergers and acquisitions professional and corporate credit underwriter. Most recently, Peter was a leader of Corporate Development and Strategic Planning within a $40BN asset regional bank..

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CJ Carey, CFA, CPA

Partner

CJ is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and strategic direction at North Signal Capital.  In addition, CJ sources and evaluates investment opportunities and leads due diligence, asset management, finance and operations.  Prior to co-founding the Firm, CJ spent ~15 years representing interests of institutional investors, most recently as the Head of Operational Due Diligence for a $10BN Alternative Investment Firm where he focused on risk management, transaction structuring and operational integrity across a broad range of hedge fund and private equity investments.  

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Chris Carey

Senior Advisor

Chris is a Senior Advisor and equity investor in North Signal Capital.  Chris is currently the CFO of City National Bank, a $46BN asset regional bank subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada. He is on the board of RBC USA Holdco Corporation, the $142BN asset holding corporation for RBC’s U.S. operations and is on the board of Matthews International Capital Management, LLC, the Advisor to Matthews Asia Funds, which has $36BN in AUM.  He has served more than 20 years as a Chief Financial Officer within three different regional banks (CoreStates, Provident Financial Group, then City National).

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CJ Carey, CFA, CPA

Partner

Christopher (CJ) Carey Jr. is a financial professional with significant investment, operations, and accounting expertise. Previously, Mr. Carey was Senior Vice President and Head of Operational Due Diligence at The Rock Creek Group LP, a $10 billion alternative investment management and advisory firm. While at Rock Creek, Mr. Carey was instrumental in the formation and ongoing development of the firm’s due diligence strategy and investment underwriting process. CJ led due diligence efforts on more than 500 private equity and hedge fund managers, while overseeing more than 100 active investments representing the interests of a 100% institutional investor base. Prior to joining Rock Creek in 2008, Mr. Carey was an Audit Manager at KPMG LLP with a focus on public and private real estate ownership groups, management companies, and private equity funds.

Mr. Carey graduated from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2003, earning B.S. degrees in both Accounting and Finance.

Peter Goulding, CFA

Partner

Peter Goulding brings more than 20 years of experience in financial services as a corporate development / strategic planning executive, Financials focused institutional equity investor, institutional credit / distressed debt investor and investment banker. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategic Planning practice at People’s United Bank. At People’s he led acquisitions of banks and specialty finance firms with more than $7BN of assets. In addition, he supported an active share repurchase program, which totaled approximately 25 percent of current market capitalization, valued at more than $1BN. Peter also helped to lead strategic shifts towards: organic growth; commercial deposit gathering; fee income businesses; enterprise wide sales force effectiveness tools and governance. Prior to joining People’s in 2009, Mr. Goulding held positions at leading investment and financial institutions, including WL Ross, Copper Arch Capital, TQA Investors, Merrill Lynch, and Chase Securities (now JPMorgan Chase).

Mr. Goulding earned an MBA from University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Management in 2004 and a BA in Economics from Tufts University in 1996.

Chris Carey

Senior Advisor

Christopher J. Carey is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of City National Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Royal Bank of Canada. Mr. Carey is also on the boards of RBC USA Holdco Corporation, the $142 billion asset holding corporation for Royal Bank of Canada's U.S. operations and Matthews International Capital Management, LLC, the advisor to Matthews Asia Funds, which had $36.0 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2017.

Mr. Carey has 30 years of experience as a finance executive in the banking industry. He joined City National in July 2004 from Cincinnati-based Provident Financial Group, Inc., where he had been executive vice president and CFO since 1998. Before that, he was the CFO of CoreStates Bank in Philadelphia. He also worked as an accounting manager at AEL Industries, Inc., a publicly held manufacturing company in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, and at the Philadelphia offices of Price Waterhouse.

In addition, Mr. Carey is on the board of directors of BrightLine, a leading provider of interactive television marketing services and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. He also is active and on the Corporate Board of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles and serves on the organization's board of directors, as well as on the L.A. Business Leaders Task Force on Homelessness.

Mr. Carey earned a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University in 1976.