Stonehaven's CCO & Partner, Steven Jafarzadeh, Appointed to FINRA's Small Firm Advisory Committee

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2024-01-14

Steven Jafarzadeh, CAIA, CRCP

We’re excited to announce that Steven Jafarzadeh, Chief Compliance Officer & Partner at Stonehaven, has been appointed by the FINRA Board of Governors to serve on FINRA’s Small Firm Advisory Committee (SFAC)!

The SFAC is comprised of 10 senior executives (5 elected and 5 appointed) from the full universe of small member firms across the country.  The SFAC was established to ensure that issues of interest and concern for small member firms are effectively conveyed to and considered by FINRA.  The SFAC meets on a quarterly basis to discuss current regulations, policy changes, and various industry matters that impact the broker-dealer community.

Mr. Jafarzadeh’s three-year term commenced as of January 1, 2024.  Mr. Jafarzadeh has been a principal at Stonehaven for over 16 years.  Given his extensive experience regarding broker-dealer regulations for small firms, alongside his passion for this sector of the industry and past experience as an elected member of FINRA’s New York Regional Committee representing small member firms, Mr. Jafarzadeh looks forward to being a constructive advocate for the small member firm universe which accounts for over 80% of FINRA’s overall membership profiles.  Mr. Jafarzadeh will leverage this opportunity as a member of FINRA’s Small Firm Advisory Committee to ardently strive to ensure that the voices of small member firms are heard, and the unique needs of small member firms are addressed. 

For over 20 years, Stonehaven has evolved into a private capital markets FinTech operating system (technology + infrastructure + data) and collaboration network (origination + distribution) for investment bankers and placement agents (Affiliate Partners) to support companies and investors.  With a dedicated internal team of 28 professionals, Stonehaven supports a platform of 115+ investment bankers and placement agents engaged with 250+ clients.  Mr. Jafarzadeh’s role on the SFAC, and his position as an advocate for small member firms within FINRA, will be a valuable asset and instrumental in Stonehaven’s continued success in navigating dynamic securities regulation within the capital markets sector.

View FINRA article here.

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Stonehaven is a private capital markets FinTech operating system (technology + infrastructure + data) and collaboration network (origination + distribution) for investment bankers and placement agents (Affiliate Partners) to support companies and investors. Our next generation operating system supports the entire lifecycle of deals: sourcing, contracting, due diligence, identifying target investors/buyers, managing execution (robust CRM architecture), collaborating with other dealmakers, reporting and closing transactions. Our Affiliate Partners are active across all sectors of private capital markets: raising capital, executing M&A transactions and conducting secondaries.

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