Kayle Watson Joins as Stonehaven’s Director Of Business Development

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2022-06-25

We are proud to announce that Kayle Watson has joined the Stonehaven team as our Director Of Business Development

Mr. Kayle Watson is a Director of Business Development responsible for helping lead the growth plan of Stonehaven, covering the Eastern Region for the firm. In this role, Mr. Watson partners with management to help establish firm-wide growth goals and solutions, lead the recruitment of qualified Affiliate Partners, manage prospective Affiliate Partner relationships, and interface with the executive team in a leadership role. 

Prior to Stonehaven, Mr. Watson was the Head of Distribution for the Institutional and Retail sectors for 21Shares, a crypto currency start-up where he headed up the firms US distribution strategy, coordinated product development and key involvement in delivering all facets of the European based firm to the US. He built and managed the US distribution team and US product team.  

Mr. Watson spent 9 years with BlackRock’s iShares ETF group where he was responsible for driving institutional adoption of ETFs. He was responsible for developing and building relationships with Asset Managers and Hedge Funds and was generating in excess of $ 3 billion in sales annually. He was tasked with revamping their Hedge Fund strategy in 2021. He started his career on Wall Street joining Bear Stearns where he spent 9 years as an Institutional Sales Representative covering Asset Managers, Hedge Funds and other institutional accounts. After Bear Stearns, he joined Telsey Advisors as Head of Sales where he built their distribution team and strategy to covering the United States. He spent 4 years with iSuppli, a technology firm specializing in semiconductor and tear down research building their Wall Street division. The firm was acquired by IHS Markit.   

Mr. Watson earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. After graduating, he spent 3 years on a Naval Destroyer managing 90 sailors and running the Engineering Department. He was then selected to attend the prestigious and rigorous Basic Underwater Demolition School (BUDs) SEAL Training where he was Class Leader. After completion, he went on to serve two Platoon Commander tours with SEAL Team Eight and Two.  

He holds a Series 7 and 63 registrations and is a CFA Level II Candidate.

Mr. Watson lives in Millwood, NY with his two children. 

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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.

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