We are excited to announce that Mr. Desmoine DeLancey West, Founder and Managing Partner of Phase One Capital in New York, has officially joined Stonehaven, LLC as an Affiliate Partner.
Mr. West founded Phase One Capital in 2013 to become a preeminent full service capital raising firm focused primarily on middle and lower middle market private equity and real estate investment managers. Prior to founding Phase One, Mr. West was a Managing Director at Ridgeway Capital Group, another Affiliate Partner at Stonehaven, LLC. While at Ridgeway, Mr. West led the private equity practice by originating private equity mandates, managing the projects, and marketing those funds.
Prior to joining Ridgeway in 2012, Mr. West was a Product Specialist for Alternative Investments with PineBridge Investments (formerly AIG Investments). From 2010 to 2012, his responsibilities included marketing private equity and private credit solutions to new and existing institutional investors. As an investment professional in the Private Funds Group of PineBridge Investments from 2007 until 2012, Mr. West was responsible for sourcing, performing due diligence, investing with and monitoring private equity fund investments. Prior to joining PineBridge Investments, Mr. West worked with the Mergers & Acquisitions Insurance Group of AIG in 2006. Prior his experience at AIG, Mr. West led the regional acquisitions team of the Brooke Corporation from 2004 until 2005. There his team successfully acquired 14 independent property and casualty insurance agencies.
His finance career began in 2003 with The Bank Street Group, a boutique investment bank in New York. Mr. West received a BA in English from the University of Tennessee, an MA in English from the State University of West Georgia and an MBA with dual concentrations in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago. Mr. West currently holds the Series 7 and 63 registrations with FINRA.
About Stonehaven, LLC
Stonehaven is an industry leading global placement agent focused on hedge funds, private equity, real estate, venture capital, private placements, and long‐only strategies. Stonehaven’s platform serves as a nexus between select investment opportunities and the institutional investment community with a talented capital raising team and robust infrastructure. The Firm’s dynamic structure fosters an ever‐ evolving stable of distinctive managers to match the demand across the diverse investor community. Founded in 2001 by CEO David Frank, the Firm is entirely management owned, giving it complete independence to continue pursuing its entrepreneurial approach while maintaining the highest ethical and regulatory standards.