Stonehaven functions as a robust platform for a diverse community of independently branded Affiliate Partner groups.
Affiliate Partners join the Firm to leverage our comprehensive due diligence, structuring, market positioning, compliance, sales strategy, pipeline management, accounting, legal resources, and integrated technology systems. The Firm’s infrastructure provides Affiliate Partners with the economies of scale and best practices of an industry leading institution. This foundation and support allow Affiliate Partners to focus on their core competency: sourcing and structuring high quality investment ideas to introduce to their ever-evolving network of investor relationships.
Affiliate Partners focus on investment opportunities they originate and often opt into representing additional mandates originated by Stonehaven’s internal team and other Affiliate Partners. Stonehaven maintains a significant number of active mandates simultaneously across the platform which are complementary to each other in strategy, geography and vehicle structure, giving Affiliate Partners an extensive portfolio of potential products that create revenue synergies.
This broader opportunity set enables Affiliate Partners to deliver a more diverse set of products to their relationships and increases the potential of success on our platform compared with operating independently. Affiliate Partners also leverage other partners of the platform to expand distribution on mandates they source, often accessing different geographies or types of investors.
Affiliate Partner groups are carefully selected by Stonehaven based on their industry reputation, sourcing capability, proven ability to raise capital, compliance orientation, financial stability, and the differentiation of their business model. Stonehaven cultivates a dynamic community among our Affiliate Partners who often collaborate on various mandates and/or share information on the marketplace to optimize their activities.
Managing Partner: Leslie Carranza
Strategy Focus: Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Real Estate
Geographic Coverage: United States, Canada; Europe
Leslie Carranza | Managing Partner
Leslie Carranza is the Managing Partner of Adara Capital. Prior to founding Adara Capital, Ms. Carranza was a Managing Director of Ridgeway Capital Group, LLC. While at Ridgeway Capital, Ms. Carranza raised in excess of $275 million for alternative investment managers in the private equity and hedge fund arena both in developed and emerging markets. Prior to joining Ridgeway Capital in New York, Ms. Carranza served as an Executive Search Consultant conducting senior level assignments for a variety of private and public real estate owners, developers, private equity funds, family offices and investment managers. Prior to recruiting she served as an Account Executive with Bloomberg LP. Ms. Carranza spent the first eleven years of her finance career as an Institutional Taxable Fixed Income Salesperson for Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan and Cowan & Company.
Ms. Carranza earned an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.E. in Civil Engineering, graduating magna cum laude, from Villanova University. Ms. Carranza currently holds the Series 7, 63 and 79 registrations with FINRA.
Partners: Brian R. Gill, Samuel S. Glass, Corey J. Chisnell
Strategy Focus: Real Estate, Private Equity
Geographic Coverage: North America
Brian R. Gill | Partner
Prior to the formation of Artis Advisors, Mr. Gill was a co-founding Managing Director of Kalorama Realty Capital, a predecessor company to Artis Advisors. Before forming Kalorama, Mr. Gill was an Associate Director at Cushman & Wakefield, where his transaction volume exceeded $500 million. Prior to Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Gill acquired and financed over $150 million in multifamily properties at Bonaventure Realty Group, where he rose from Analyst to Vice President.
He serves as Adjunct Professor of Finance and Real Estate at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and has also taught MBAs at George Washington University. Mr. Gill holds Masters degrees in business and economics from Northwestern University and the London School of Economics and a BA from the University of South Florida. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA). Mr. Gill currently holds the Series 7, 24, 63 and 79 registrations with FINRA.
Samuel S. Glass |Partner
Samuel Glass is a co-founding Partner of Artis Advisors. Mr. Glass works primarily in sourcing and executing compelling real estate investment opportunities.
Prior to the formation of Artis Advisors LLC, Mr. Glass was a co-founding Managing Director of Kalorama Realty Capital, a predecessor company to Artis Advisors LLC. Previously, Mr. Glass worked for Federal Capital Partners (FCP), a real estate private equity firm which has acquired more than $2 billion of real estate assets and debt in the mid-Atlantic. At FCP, Mr. Glass’ responsibilities included financial projections, asset management, investor relations, acquisitions and capital events (dispositions and refinancings).
Before joining FCP, Mr. Glass was an Investment Analyst with The World Bank’s Pension Investments Department, where he focused on limited partnership investments and co-investments with sponsors of private equity and real estate investment funds. Mr. Glass’ prior experience also includes two stints at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in investment banking and real estate principal investing, respectively.
Mr. Glass received his MBA from Columbia Business School and BA from Yale University. He is an active member of PREA and the DC Real Estate Group. Mr. Glass currently holds the Series 7 and 63 registrations with FINRA.
Corey J. Chisnell | Partner
Corey Chisnell is a Partner of Artis Advisors. Mr. Chisnell works primarily in sourcing and executing compelling real estate investment opportunities.
With over 20 years in the real estate and investment banking industries, Mr. Chisnell has completed transactions totaling over $30 billion in aggregate, spanning M&A, recapitalizations, equity private placements and offerings of public equity, preferred stock, public debt and bank debt.
Prior to joining Artis Advisors, Mr. Chisnell was engaged as a consultant with PRP, LLC and Ridge Property Trust, raising institutional private equity. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Chisnell was a Director in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group of BMO Capital Markets, where he led transaction coverage of public REITs and private real estate companies. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Chisnell was a Principal in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, where he was responsible for transaction execution of public offerings of equity and debt, M&A, and private placements. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Chisnell was responsible for business origination and transaction execution as a Senior Vice President for Moag & Company, a boutique investment banking firm focused on the sports and media industries.
Mr. Chisnell received a BBA from the University of Wisconsin, majoring in Real Estate & Finance, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Mr. Chisnell currently holds the Series 7 and 63 registrations with FINRA.
President: Anand Shahi
Strategy Focus: Real Estate, Private Equity
Geographic Coverage: United States, Europe, India & Israel
Anand Shahi, CFA | President
Anand Shahi is the President of BAR Capital, LLC. Mr. Shahi specializes in advisory and capital raising services for alternative investment opportunities. In particular, his firm focuses on private investments in Real Estate, Healthcare, and Technology.
Prior to BAR Capital, Mr. Shahi served as a Vice President – Quantitative Risk Analyst for Morgan Stanley where he designed and implemented stress tests to identify securities market risk for the firm’s Wealth Management division. He was also in charge of identifying and approving risk mitigating actions across all of the division’s securities market exposures. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Shahi served as a Senior Quantitative Analyst at S&P Capital IQ where he synthesized large and complex datasets to develop analytics products helping clients improve risk-adjusted returns.
Mr. Shahi also served as a Senior Financial Analyst for Atlas Capital Partners where he led a team of research analysts for a $500M small cap focused hedge fund. Prior to Atlas, Mr. Shahi was part of a Wealth Management team at Merrill Lynch where he co-managed discretionary portfolios for ultra-high-net-worth clients.
Mr. Shahi earned his B.A. in Computer Science and Economics from the University of Rochester. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA). Mr. Shahi is currently pursuing his Series 7 & 63 registrations with FINRA.
Founder & Managing Partner: Francisco J. Sánchez
Strategy Focus: Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Direct Deals, Real Estate
Geographic Coverage: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia
Francisco J. Sánchez | Managing Partner
Francisco J. Sánchez served as Under Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce, a post he was nominated to by President Barack Obama in 2009. As Under Secretary, Mr. Sánchez lead the International Trade Administration. As one of the architects of the President’s National Export Initiative (NEI), with the ambitious goal of doubling U.S. exports by the end of 2014, Mr. Sánchez directed programs and policies that promote and protect the competitiveness of American businesses. Under his leadership, working with partners in government, U.S. exports reached all-time highs in both 2011 and 2012.
During the Clinton Administration, he served as the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Mr. Sánchez previously served in the White House as a Special Assistant to President Clinton and Chief of Staff to the Special Envoy to the Americas.
Mr. Sánchez also spent more than 15 years working with several leading consulting companies on projects involving negotiation strategy and training, most recently as a partner with CMPartners. Among his private-sector achievements, Mr. Sánchez served as a consultant to the President of Ecuador in negotiations that led to the resolution of a long-running border dispute with Peru.
Mr. Sánchez was named one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics by Hispanic Business Magazine and also one of the top Hispanics nationwide by Poder Magazine. Mr. Sánchez is on the board of directors for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. Currently, Mr. Sánchez sits on the board of directors of Archer Daniels Midland as well as Teewinot Life Sciences.
He has been awarded the National Point of Light Award and the Governor’s Point of Light Award for Outstanding Community Service. In 2010, he was named to the National Hall of Fame for the Boys and Girls Club of America. Sánchez obtained his B.A. and J.D. from Florida State University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Mr. Sánchez is currently pursuing his Series 7 & 63 registrations with FINRA.
Founder & Managing Partner: Victor Zimmermann, Jr.
Strategy Focus: Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Direct Deals
Geographic Coverage: Europe, Canada, U. S. and South America
Victor L. Zimmermann, Jr. | Managing Partner & Founder
Vic Zimmermann is the Managing Partner and Founder of Blue Water Strategy Partners, LLC. Mr. Zimmermann specializes his efforts on capital raising for alternative investment managers with a focus on deal-specific opportunities given his broad spectrum of global relationships and background as a financial services attorney with over 30 years’ experience advising domestic and international clients in all aspects of investment management, transactional, litigation and regulatory matters.
Prior to launching Blue Water Strategy Partners, Mr. Zimmermann was a Partner, Member of the International Corporate Department and Co-Chair of the International Funds Group at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP (‘Curtis”), an international law firm headquartered in New York. While at Curtis, Mr. Zimmermann developed broad experience in the investment management area, representing broker-dealers, banks and investment advisers, as well as managers, sponsors, investors and consultants involved with domestic and offshore hedge funds and other private investment partnerships. Mr. Zimmermann has also been active in civil litigation on behalf of both managers of funds as well as institutional investors and regulatory proceedings before the SEC and other federal and state regulatory bodies. Mr. Zimmermann began his legal career as an associate in the litigation department of Curtis in 1977. Prior to rejoining Curtis in 1999, Mr. Zimmermann was with the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. and in private practice in Connecticut.
In addition to his capital raising activities, Mr. Zimmermann is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Bronx Charter School for Better Learning.
Mr. Zimmermann earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross and his Juris Doctorate from the Fordham University School of Law. He currently holds the Series 7 and 63 registrations with FINRA.. Mr. Zimmermann lives in Old Greenwich, CT with his family.
Managing Partners: Daniel Rummery, Tim Chamberlain
Strategy Focus: Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Real Estate
Geographic Coverage: United States; South America with a focus in Brazil; Canada; Europe; Middle East; Asia
Daniel Rummery | Partner & Co-Founder
Daniel Rummery is a Partner and Co-Founder of Brunel Advisors. Prior to co-founding Brunel Advisors, Daniel set up LatAm Capital Partners in Sao Paulo when he moved to Brazil in 2013.
Daniel also co-founded Ridgeway Capital LLC in 2007. Ridgeway Capital, headquartered in New York, is a leading global placement agent. Daniel started his capital raising activities at TARA Capital, a European hedge fund marketing firm, where he focused on global asset raising with a focus on bringing international investors to Brazil. He was successful in raising over USD $1bn for Brazilian Managers, both funds and transactions. Mr. Rummery began his career at JP Morgan.
Mr. Rummery earned a B.A. from Bournemouth University in the U.K. Mr. Rummery lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Mr. Rummery currently holds the Series 7, 63 and 79 registrations with FINRA.
Tim Chamberlain | Partner & Co-Founder
Mr. Chamberlain is a Partner and Co-Founder of Brunel Advisors. Mr. Chamberlain has been based in Sao Paulo, Brazil since 2010 and since arriving in Brazil has been an investor and partner in an Agribusiness-focused finance firm, and later worked on the restructuring of a large Brazilian asset manager.
In late 2013, Mr. Chamberlain established his own firm, Cabrera & Company which was focused on capital raising within the alternative investment industry in Latin America. Mr. Chamberlain began his career with Euromoney Institutional Investor in Hong Kong in 2000, and later joined the hedge fund database company, Eurekahedge at its launch in Singapore in 2002. Mr. Chamberlain served in multiple roles at Eurekahedge and was instrumental in launching its capital raising business, Eureka Capital Partners, and opening their New York office in 2004.
Mr. Chamberlain received a B.Sc. from Oxford Brookes University in the UK. Currently, Mr. Chamberlain holds the Series 7 & 63 registrations with FINRA.
Oliver Tilleard | Senior Associate
Oliver Tilleard is a Senior Associate with Brunel Advisors. Mr. Tilleard focuses his efforts on supporting the capital raising services provided by Brunel Advisors.
Prior to joining Brunel Advisors, Mr. Tilleard raised capital as a Senior Broker for a UK based, FCA regulated FX brokerage, City Credit Capital. Mr. Tilleard spent time in London and Sao Paulo in his role for City Credit Capital. Prior to City Credit Capital, Mr. Tilleard worked as an Associate Broker at Lumina International in Sao Paulo where he was the first ranked Associate Broker for each of the two years during which he worked at the firm. Prior to Lumina International, Mr. Tilleard served in several business development roles in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Tilleard holds the Series 7 & 63 registrations with FINRA. Mr. Tilleard currently lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Managing Partner & Founder: L. Eston Woodard III, CAIA
Strategy Focus: Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Real Estate, Direct Deals
Geographic Coverage: North America
L. Eston Woodard III, CAIA | Founder & Managing Partner
Eston Woodard is the Managing Partner and Founder of CognitiveG Capital Partners LLC. Mr. Woodard focuses his efforts on capital raising for alternative investment managers with niche and non-correlated strategies.
Prior to launching CognitiveG Capital Partners, Mr. Woodard was a Managing Director at Riverside Management Group/BCW Securities, a boutique merchant bank where he was responsible for deal sourcing, alternative investment manager research, and institutional capital formation. As a Managing Director, Mr. Woodard spearheaded engagements for venture capital, emerging hedge fund, technology, and real estate private equity managers. During his tenure at RMG, Mr. Woodard either advised or participated in approximately $250M of successful financings across many verticals including: maritime, natural resources, real estate and infrastructure.
Mr. Woodard also has an extensive background in high-technology. As a Lead Sales Executive at IBM he positioned their flagship hybrid-cloud computing platform on Wall Street. He leveraged competitive intelligence and strategic product positioning to optimize enterprise IT economics and enhance system resiliency. Mr. Woodard helped launch a completely new, transformational IT life-cycle paradigm and articulated the nuances of organizational change-management. He delivered DCF financial models for infrastructure capital investment driving millions in revenue.
As an IBM Partner, he engaged market data latency, clock synchronization and feed handling complexities of buy-side technology for global capital markets. He closed an enterprise private cloud deal with a U.K. based investment bank that improved market resiliency, scalability, and efficiency. Prior IBM, Mr. Woodard was one of Oracle Corporation’s leading national business development executives for Retail SaaS applications.
Mr. Woodard earned an AB from The College of William & Mary, an MA in Religion with a concentration in Social Ethics from Yale University, and an MBA in Banking with Merit from The University of London in 2011. He currently holds the Series 7, 62, 63, and 65 registrations with FINRA, and has earned the designation of Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). Mr. Woodard is a former NCAA Division 1A springboard diver, Classic America’s Cup yacht racing sailor, and international adventurer. Mr. Woodard lives in Westport, CT and enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Loren and their dog, Pal.
Principal and Founder: Robert Cook
Strategy Focus: Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Private Credit, Real Estate, Direct Deals
Geographic Coverage: Europe, North America, Australia
Robert Cook | CEO
Robert Cook is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cook Capital Group LLC. Mr. Cook spearheads Cook Capital Group’s capital raising efforts with a focus on international institutional investors.
Prior to Cook Capital Group, Mr. Cook spent 17 years at AllianceBernstein, serving as the Managing Director of Institutional Equity Sales where he oversaw the international distribution of top ranked global research products. While at AllianceBernstein, Mr. Cook played a key business development role in building the firm’s global sales practice. Prior to AllianceBernstein, Mr. Cook served as Vice President of International Institutional Sales at UBS where he focused on sales of primary and secondary products to accounts throughout EMEA and Australia. Mr. Cook began his career in institutional sales at CJ Lawrence Inc. where he developed account relationships throughout Europe and worked in the firm’s office in Sydney, Australia.
Mr. Cook graduated from the University of Richmond with a B.S. in Marketing/Finance and earned his Master’s Degree in Finance from the London Business School. Mr. Cook currently holds the Series 7 and 24 registrations with FINRA.
Founder and Managing Partner: Jeffrey Seo
Strategy Focus: Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Real Estate and Direct Transactions
Geographic Coverage: North America and Asia
Jeffrey Seo | Founder and Partner
Jeff Seo is the Founder and Managing Partner of ExceLink Advisors. Mr. Seo specializes in capital raising services for alternative investment opportunities selecting mandates opportunistically from the full spectrum of structures and strategies within the private offering realm.
Prior to ExceLink Advisors, Mr. Seo was a Senior Vice President on the Asian Equity Sales desk for Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc in New York. Prior to Macquarie, Mr. Seo was a Director and Head of Equity Sales Trading for Standard Chartered Bank in New York. Prior to Standard Chartered Bank, Mr. Seo was a Managing Director for Piper Jaffray in New York where he was responsible for the build-out of the Asian Equity sales and trading business in the United States.
Prior to his role as Managing Director for Piper Jaffray, Mr. Seo served as Head of the U.S. Offices for Kim Eng Securities, USA where Mr. Seo managed a highly successful team of Equity sales and trading professionals. Prior to Kim Eng Securities, Mr. Seo served as a Senior Corporate Tax Consultant for Ernst & Young.
Mr. Seo earned his B.S. in Accounting and Investment Banking from the New York University. Mr. Seo holds the Series 7, 24, 55, & 63 registrations with FINRA.
Managing Partner & Founder: Yaniv Zilberman
Strategy Focus: Real Estate, Hedge Funds and Private Equity
Geographic Coverage: North America and Israel
Yaniv Zilberman, CAIA | Founder
Yaniv Zilberman is the Managing Partner and Founder of Gesher Capital, LLC. Mr. Zilberman specializes his efforts on capital raising for alternative investment managers with a focus on Israeli strategies.
Prior to launching Gesher Capital, Mr. Zilberman was a Vice President for Meyler Capital, a marketing firm focused on leveraging modern marketing strategies and technologies. Prior to Meyler Capital, Mr. Zilberman was a senior trader at HTG Capital Partners, a proprietary trading firm located in Chicago. And prior to HTG Capital Partners, Mr. Zilberman served as a senior group trader for Transmarket Group, a privately held global markets proprietary trading firm. Mr. Zilberman began his career in finance as a proprietary trader at TradeLink. Mr. Zilberman also served as a Staff Sergeant and a Drill Sergeant within the Infantry Division of the Israel Defense Forces.
Mr. Zilberman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the School of Economics at the College of Management Academic Studies in Israel. Mr. Zilberman also earned a Master of Science degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently holds the Series 82 and 63 registrations and is pursuing the Series 7 registration with FINRA. Mr. Zilberman is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), and a member of the CAIA Association. Mr. Zilberman lives in Chicago with wife and children.
Raphael Durst | Managing Director
Raphael Durst is a Managing Director of Gesher Capital, LLC. Mr. Durst specializes his efforts on capital raising services and Israeli institutional consulting for alternative investment managers.
Prior to joining Gesher Capital, Mr. Durst worked on multiple consulting projects with some of the best known Israeli investment banks. Most notably, Mr. Durst was instrumental in structuring and negotiating a deal between an Israeli investment bank, Altshuler-Shaham, and BlackRock which resulted in Altshuler-Shaham being nominated to be the sole distributor of BlackRock products in Israel.
Prior to his role an Israeli financial consultant, Mr. Durst worked for the Israeli Ministry of Finance for over a decade. While working for the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Durst was stationed in New York City where he was responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with investment banks, rating agencies and local finance officials. Mr. Durst also played a key role in establishing and executing on global bond issuance programs for the State of Israel.
Mr. Durst earned his B.S. in Economics and Accounting from the Hebrew University, and he earned his M.S. in Economics from the Leonard Stern School of Business at New York University. He currently holds the Series 7 and Series 63 registrations with FINRA. Mr. Durst lives in northern California with his wife and children.
Founding Partner: Robert McSween
Strategy Focus: Real Estate, Private Equity
Geographic Coverage: North America
Robert McSween | Founding Partner
Robert McSween is a founding Partner of McSween Advisors LLC. Mr. McSween works primarily in sourcing and executing compelling real estate investment opportunities.
Prior to the formation of McSween Advisors, Mr. McSween was a founding partner of Artis Advisors, LLC. Prior to Artis Advisors, LLC, Mr. McSween was Managing Partner of MMI Advisors, LLC, a predecessor company to Artis Advisors. From 2007 through 2008, Mr. McSween was a Managing Director at Strategic Value Partners, LLC, a hedge fund based in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he oversaw real estate investment in Asia, with a primary focus in Japan and India.
From 1993-2006, Mr. McSween was Senior Managing Director at ING Group in New York. At ING he formed and served as Managing Partner for ING Realty Partners, L.P. and ING Realty Partners II, L.P., which made aggregate property investments of more than $2.5 billion from 1997-2005. Mr. McSween also directed acquisitions and asset management for ING’s proprietary account of more than $1.4 billion in sub-performing and non-performing loans acquired from the Resolution Trust Corporation and other financial institutions.
Prior to ING, Mr. McSween was a Managing Director at Citicorp, where he directed an investment banking team that executed more than $6 billion in loan syndications. He also formed Citicorp’s Commercial Securitization Group, which facilitated the distribution of performing and restructured sub-performing loans in rated, privately placed structures.
Mr. McSween received his secondary school education at Groton School and earned his BA and MBA from Tulane University. He is a member of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) and served as its Chairman in 2003. Mr. McSween currently holds the Series 7, 24 and 63 registrations with FINRA.
Managing Partner: Lisa Steinberg
Strategy Focus: Hedge Funds, Private Equity
Geographic Coverage: United States, Canada; Europe
Lisa Steinberg | Founder & Managing Partner
Lisa Steinberg is the Managing Partner and Founder of Newlight Capital Group, LLC. Ms. Steinberg specializes in capital raising for alternative investment managers with a focus on ESG and impact strategies.
Prior to launching Newlight Capital Group, Ms. Steinberg was a Vice President in the Client Advisory Group of JANA Partners LLC for 6 years. While at JANA, Ms. Steinberg covered the full spectrum of institutional investors. Prior to JANA, Ms. Steinberg was an Associate within Platform Distribution at Goldman Sachs. While at Goldman Sachs, Ms. Steinberg marketed the GSAM hedge fund, private equity and long-only products. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Ms. Steinberg served as an Associate within the International Equity Derivative Sales division at Merrill Lynch where she marketed Merrill’s equity derivative capabilities. Ms. Steinberg began her career as an Analyst and International Equity Trader at Bear Stearns.
Ms. Steinberg earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University where she was a member of the Cornell Women’s Varsity Tennis Team. Ms. Steinberg earned her Master of Business Administration from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University where she was Co-President of the Stern Hedge Fund Association. She currently holds the Series 7 and 63 registrations with FINRA. Ms. Steinberg lives in New York with her husband and children.
Principal and Founder: Adam Kessner
Strategy Focus: Private Equity, Real Estate
Geographic Coverage: United States, Canada
Adam Kessner | Principal and Founder
Adam Kessner is the Principal and Founder of Paddington Stone Capital. Mr. Kessner leads Paddington Stone Capital’s investment marketing efforts on behalf of proven managers specializing in real estate. Prior to launching Paddington Stone, Mr. Kessner served as the Chief Executive Officer of multiple real estate brokerage firms he founded including Vertical City Realty in New York City, Paddington Stone Realty in Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, CT, which focused on residential leasing and sales, as well as Paddington Stone Commercial Strategies in Westchester County, which focused on commercial real estate.
The Kessner family is a significant player in New York City real estate, operating under the K5 Equities umbrella. Early exposure to the complexities of New York City real estate provided Mr. Kessner with unique and valuable insights.
Mr. Kessner graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a B.S. in Finance. Mr. Kessner earned his Master’s Degree in Business from San Diego State University with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Mr. Kessner currently holds the Series 7 and 63 registrations with FINRA. Mr. Kessner serves on the Board of Directors for Steve’s Camp at Horizon Farms, a non-profit organization founded by the Kessner family in 2009 dedicated to providing a unique experience to underserved New York City teens.
Chairman: Earl Yen
Strategy Focus: Hedge Funds, Private Equity
Geographic Coverage: United States, China
Earl Yen | Chairman
Earl Yen is chairman of Red Cedar Capital Ltd., with a presence in Boston and Shanghai. Mr. Yen has nearly 30 years of experience in the investment industry, including over 20 years living and working in Asia. At Red Cedar, he works primarily with Asia-based alternative investment managers in formulating and executing their US fundraising strategies and investor outreach.
Prior to starting Red Cedar, Mr. Yen was the founding chairman and chief investment officer of CSV Capital Partners, a Greater China-focused alternative investment firm pursuing both private and public equity strategies, based in Shanghai. CSV’s long/short equity fund was recognized by HFMWeek in 2013 and 2014, respectively, as “Best Greater China Fund” and “Best Greater China Long/Short Equity Fund”.
Mr. Yen previously spent nine years as an investment banker with Bear Stearns and Citigroup, helping Asia-based companies in their global capital raising transactions and advising multinational companies on Asia-Pacific cross-border M&A transactions. He worked on a number of landmark China transactions including the IPOs of China Mobile, China Telecom, China Life Insurance, Yanzhou Coal Mining, and Guangshen Railway. Mr. Yen started his career with Bear Stearns and HarbourVest in Boston.
Mr. Yen earned an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and management science from MIT. Mr. Yen currently holds the Series 7 and 63 registrations with FINRA.
Managing Partner: Jason Sander
Strategy Focus: Real Estate, Private Equity
Geographic Coverage: United States, Europe
Jason Sander | Founding Principal
Prior to launching SandCap, LLC, Mr. Sander was a Managing Director of New Business Development for MHP Real Estate Capital, LLC where he was responsible for raising capital for MHP investment opportunities. Prior to MHP, Mr. Sander worked on capital and deal sourcing assignments for several of the largest New York City based real estate private equity companies and real estate families. Mr. Sander was previously VP, Capital Raising for Thor Equities, where he sourced the single largest equity capital commitment in Thor’s history, and worked on sourcing all of Thor’s direct deal equity capital in the U.S., Europe and Mexico.
Prior to Thor Equities, Mr. Sander was a Principal at Mercury Capital Advisors, the former Merrill Lynch Private Funds Group. Mr. Sander also worked for John A. Catsimatidis (Forbes 400), Chairman of the Red Apple Group and United Refining, where he was in charge of deal sourcing for URX.
Mr. Sander began his real estate career as VP, Emigrant Bank, the largest privately owned bank in the U.S., owned by The Milstein Family (Forbes 400). Mr. Sander was the top producing real estate underwriter during his 4 years at Emigrant Bank. Prior to Emigrant Bank, Mr. Sander worked for Merrill Lynch within their International Emerging Markets Group and within the Bear Stearns Global High Yield Group.
Mr. Sander earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Additionally, Mr. Sander completed his advanced real estate studies at Columbia Business School, where he remains active in the alumni community. Mr. Sander also holds a B.A. in Political Science from Tufts University where he received the John S. Gibson International Relations Award. Currently, Mr. Sander holds the Series 7 & 63 registrations with FINRA.
CEO & Founder: Bill Weston
Strategy Focus: Private Equity, Hedge Funds
Geographic Coverage: United States, Canada
Bill Weston | CEO & Founder
Bill Weston is the CEO & Founder of Sláine Capital Advisors LLC. Mr. Weston focuses his efforts on capital raising activities for alternative investment managers with niche and non-correlated strategies.
Prior to forming Sláine Capital Advisors LLC, Mr. Weston was a Vice President with Key Private Bank where he was responsible for new business development while providing advisory services to high net worth families and institutional clients. Prior to Key Private Bank, Mr. Weston was a Vice President with J.P. Morgan Private Bank where he led a team focused on business development and providing comprehensive investment management advisory services to family offices, foundations and endowments, and institutional clients. While at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, Mr. Weston raised capital for select top-tier private equity, venture capital, and multi-strategy hedge funds. Prior to J.P. Morgan Private Bank, Mr. Weston served as an equity trader for KeyBanc Capital Markets where he managed all aspects of equity trading coverage for his institutional clients.
Mr. Weston graduated from Hiram College with a B.A.in Political Science. Mr. Weston earned his Master’s Degree with a concentration in International Business from the University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland. Mr. Weston earned the Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS) designation, and he currently holds the Series 7 and 66 registrations with FINRA. Mr. Weston is also an Ironman Athlete and avid cyclist and triathlete. Mr. Weston lives with his wife and son in Cleveland, Ohio.
Managing Partner: Jonathan Lawrence
Strategy Focus: Hedge Funds, Private Debt, Direct Deals
Geographic Coverage: North America, Europe, Asia
Jonathan Lawrence | Founder & Managing Partner
Jonathan Lawrence is the Managing Partner and Founder of Tanariva Capital, LLC. Mr. Lawrence specializes his efforts on capital raising for alternative investment managers with a current focus on private credit and other niche strategies.
Prior to launching Tanariva Capital, Mr. Lawrence was a Managing Director for BCW Securities, LLC, a boutique investment banking firm and broker dealer headquartered in Westport, CT, where he engaged in capital raising activities with private offerings. Prior to BCW, Mr. Lawrence served as Portfolio Manager and Co-CIO for Scorevalue (formerly known as Steenman) in New York, NY and Geneva, Switzerland where he managed accounts for approximately thirty family office and ultra high net worth investor clients. Prior to Scorevalue, Mr. Lawrence served as Portfolio Manager and Strategy Head for AUDA in New York, NY where he managed family investment portfolios of the Harald Quandt family, founder and owner of AUDA, and also served on the Investment Management Committee. Prior to AUDA, Mr. Lawrence served as Vice President of Manager Research for Financial Risk Management (FRM) in New York, NY, where he was promoted to head of US-based global equity long-short funds. Prior to FRM, Mr. Lawrence served in senior analyst roles at PBS&J in Sarasota, FL as well as RBC Capital Markets in New York, NY. Mr. Lawrence began his financial career as an associate at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. and Bear Stearns in New York, NY.
In addition to his capital raising activities, Mr. Lawrence is the also the Founder & Managing Principal of Crystal Mountain Group, Inc., a sole proprietorship RIA in New York. Mr. Lawrence also serves as a Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions at American Industrial Acquisition Corporation.
Mr. Lawrence earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in International Studies from The Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Lawrence also earned his Master of Arts degree with Honors in International Economics and Energy, Environment, Science & Technology (EEST) from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Mr. Lawrence co-founded The Johns Hopkins University Discovery Council. He currently holds the Series 7, 63 and 65 registrations with FINRA.. Mr. Lawrence lives in New York.
Managing Partner: Charles Schwartz III
Strategy Focus: Direct Transactions
Geographic Coverage: United States; Europe; Asia
Charles Schwartz III | Founder & Managing Partner
Mr. Schwartz is the founder and Managing Partner of Titanium Capital Group. Mr. Schwartz has developed and executed a variety of unique solutions and structured transactions throughout his 30-year career in derivatives, structured products, and alternative investments.
He started his career in 1985 at Bankers Trust, where he originated foreign currency structured products for the Market Transactions Group. From 1987-1993, he managed the marketing efforts of one of the financial affiliates of AIG. From 1993-1995, he managed the derivatives marketing business at Goldman Sachs for all capital markets clients. From 1996-1998, Mr. Schwartz worked at Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) to manage the Global Strategic Financial Products Group, a cross-product group dedicated to solving client solutions. He re-joined AIG in 1999 to build and manage the structured products business at its hedge fund affiliate, AIG Trading Group, for 4 years until he started Titanium Capital in 2003.
Mr. Schwartz received his BA summa cum laude from Tufts University in 1981, an MA in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University in 1984, and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1985. Mr. Schwartz currently holds the Series 3, 7, 63 and 79 registrations with FINRA.
Managing Partner: Rana Prasad, CAIA
Strategy Focus: Real Estate, Hedge Funds, Private Equity
Geographic Coverage: United States; Europe
Rana Prasad, CAIA | Founder & President
Rana Prasad is Founder and President of Torrey Capital. Mr. Prasad leads Torrey Capital Group’s capital raising efforts on behalf of distinctive managers specializing in real estate and private equity funds. Prior to launching Torrey Capital, Mr. Prasad was an executive at Equastone, a private equity real estate firm, where he focused on building the firm’s relationships with RIAs, family offices, high net worth individuals, and the institutional investment community. Mr. Prasad previously spent years on Wall Street trading equities and also marketing sophisticated, hedged investments and arbitrage strategies to institutional investors. Mr. Prasad has raised approximately $800 million in assets during his career.
Prior to working in the financial services industry, Mr. Prasad played a key executive/sales role in an internet start-up company and also worked for Ernst & Young as a management consultant.
Mr. Prasad earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Finance and Management. Mr. Prasad is a CAIA charterholder, and is a member of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association. Mr. Prasad serves as a frequent public speaker on the topic of real estate and alternative investments. Currently, Mr. Prasad holds the Series 7, 24, 55, 63, and 79 registrations with FINRA.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Affiliate Partner?
An Affiliate Partner is an independently branded capital raising business, strategically partnered with Stonehaven through an independent contractor agreement to receive a wide range of services and support. Affiliate Partners may originate and sell their own products and may also opt in to cross sell into the Firm’s originated product offerings as well as the overall platform’s diverse portfolio of product offerings.
What are the advantages of raising capital on a third party basis over working in-house at an asset management organization?
Functioning on a third party basis enables capital raisers to run an independent business, establish a distinct voice in the marketplace, represent a diversified portfolio of opportunities, identify new opportunities to shift with the marketplace, and establish clearly defined economics for placed capital. These factors facilitate strong relationships with both managers and investors.
Why join a broker dealer as opposed to starting a new broker dealer?
Running a broker dealer compliantly, efficiently and profitably requires significant resources and extensive experience. In addition, the ever-evolving regulatory environment increases the level of complexity that needs to be intelligently managed for even the most seasoned professionals. Beyond all of the strategic benefits of the platform, Stonehaven’s compliance infrastructure enables Affiliate Partners to save time and money on legal resources, avoid hiring additional or ineffective compliance personnel, bypass the need to complete annual audits, leverage the Firm’s strong experience interfacing with regulators, and utilize the Firm’s integrated systems and procedures which are tested and continually evaluated for improvement.
What are the potential advantages of joining Stonehaven’s Affiliate Platform over a non-strategic broker dealer relationship?
Stonehaven’s architecture has been specifically designed for the alternative capital raising industry and is then custom-tailored to each Affiliate Partner group. Affiliate Partners can sell (i) directly sourced mandates as well as (ii) generate additional revenues by cross-selling opportunities across the platform, which represents a significant source of Stonehaven’s activity since inception. Affiliate Partners leverage the industry expertise of Stonehaven’s team to help guide their business models knowing that the Firm is aligned with their success.
How are Affiliate Partners branded in the marketplace?
Affiliate Partners each run their own independently branded businesses which allows them to build differentiated identities in the marketplace, each with a different approach toward product mix and target investor audience. Maintaining different brands allow Affiliate Partners to interface with overlapping investors while keeping distinct direct relationships.
What are some of the regulatory requirements to operating as an Affiliate Partner?
Affiliate Partners must be registered representatives of Stonehaven’s broker dealer with requisite licenses based on the type of activity and level of supervision. All contracts are run through the broker dealer and are subject to approval after legal and due diligence review. Sales activity and transaction closings must be conducted according to defined protocols, tracked and overseen by Stonehaven. All revenues are processed through the broker dealer and paid directly to registered representatives. Continuing education requirements must be met. All outside business activity must be approved and monitored by Stonehaven (note that Stonehaven does not consider any financial activity to be outside business activity). Please note that regulatory requirements can be complex based on the scenario. The aforementioned items are not a complete universe. For more comprehensive information, please contact us directly.
What is the approval process for opportunities sourced by an Affiliate Partner?
Stonehaven conducts comprehensive upfront and ongoing due diligence on all managers on the platform. The Firm consistently strives to be efficient without compromising thoroughness or process. Managers must meet high institutional standards and have a strong reputation in the marketplace.
What role does Stonehaven play in helping structure and negotiate referral agreements with managers sourced by Affiliate Partners?
Stonehaven plays an integral role in assisting Affiliate Partners with structuring and negotiating referral agreements with managers, leveraging extensive experience navigating the negotiation process over scores of agreements. Stonehaven has worked intensively with external counsel to ensure that foundational language in our library of template agreements is comprehensive and fair. Affiliate Partners retain ownership of decision making on final business and economic terms, and Stonehaven ensures that all compliance and other terms are addressed accordingly. This results in a significant reduction in legal expenses for our Affiliate Partners and demonstrates an institutional approach to each prospective external manager.
What payout does an Affiliate Partner receive for producing revenue?
Stonehaven embraces a fair and equitable approach to economics with our Affiliate Partners which are effectively categorized into one of three distinct silos. Payout percentages directly correlate with the amount of value added by the participants in each scenario:
- An Affiliate Partner selling a mandate that they have sourced commands the highest payout percentage.
- An Affiliate Partner selling a mandate sourced by Stonehaven provides a compelling payout by industry standards.
- Two Affiliate Partners cross-market a product where Stonehaven has a fixed percentage and the Affiliate Partners have the flexibility to negotiate their respective economics.
Stonehaven requires a minimum baseline level of revenue for supporting the activity of each Affiliate Partner.
What are the costs associated with operating as an Affiliate Partner?
Affiliate Partners reimburse Stonehaven for costs of regulatory registrations and outside service providers specific to their activity. Typically this is a relatively de minimis amount for items such as state registrations and IT support. Stonehaven has a robust legal template library and helps Affiliate Partners make adjustments to contracts, but occasionally complex legal situations necessitate use of outside legal counsel. Stonehaven provides a baseline level of accounting support as part of being on the platform, and Affiliate Partners can opt into premium accounting services for more robust support and analysis.
How much working capital does an Affiliate Partner need to start a new capital raising venture?
While prospective Affiliate Partners with recurring revenue streams are an ideal fit, Stonehaven knows from experience that some of the best Affiliate Partners start off as new ventures. Prospective Affiliate Partners launching their business should have ample working capital available to build a pipeline, close placements, generate revenue, and allow managers time to make payments after closing their books. For newly launching businesses, Stonehaven believes it is prudent to conservatively assume that it takes approximately a year to start producing material revenues and possibly longer to achieve profitability depending on a variety of factors. The day-to-day cost of running a capital raising business can be variable depending on the approach, but living costs must always be factored in as well. While ramping up can be difficult, the long-term economics of the business can be quite rewarding.
How long does it take to transition an Affiliate Partner onto Stonehaven's platform?
While each on-boarding transition is unique, Stonehaven aims to run a highly systematic process taking between two and six weeks contingent on the head count, number of mandates to onboard, existing registrations in place with FINRA, IT specifications, locales, and other factors related to each prospective Affiliate Partner. Stonehaven takes pride in approaching each transition with comprehensively mapped out timelines, correlating checklists, and delegated task ownership prioritized across the spectrum of items to be addressed from start to finish. Effective management of expectations is critical for all parties, and Stonehaven’s comprehensive on-boarding execution ability facilitates transitions to minimize the impact on revenue generating activities.