Stonehaven is proud to announce the formation of a new alternative investment distribution team.
The newly formed team of four sales professionals and one associate widens Stonehaven’s existing distribution capabilities and follows the firm’s previously announced expansion of its management and operations team in July 2013. The additions include Gerald Brant, CAIA, Matthew Mlinarich, Joseph Azzaro, CFA, and Timothy Boardman who will all manage institutional relationships and Brittany Parisi who will be integrally involved in assisting with the operation aspects of the distribution effort.
David Frank, CFA, CEO and Managing Partner said, “Stonehaven is very fortunate to have attracted such talented members to our team. We are very excited to be growing the platform to enable us to take on a new round of capital raising mandates with robust sales coverage. The new team will leverage the best practices and strong infrastructure we have developed over the last dozen years.”
The addition of the new team brings Stonehaven’s distribution platform, including Affiliate Partners, to a total of 18 salespeople and 7 management & operations professionals. The Firm expects to continue to expand its footprint in 2014 by establishing additional sales capabilities for specialized channels & geographies and adding additional Affiliate Partner teams.
Historically David Frank and the Affiliate Partners have raised capital for mandates originated by the Firm. Going forward the Firm will deploy the new team to provide strong core investor coverage while also continuing to work actively with the Affiliate Partners where coverage can be expanded. Affiliate Partners also raise capital for mandates they source directly and manage through Stonehaven’s platform.
About Gerald Brant, CAIA
Mr. Brant is a Director on the alternative investments distribution team of Stonehaven, LLC. Mr. Brant manages institutional relationships and has more than 16 years of experience in alternative investments capital raising and research.
About Matthew MlinarichMr. Mlinarich is a Director on the alternative investments distribution team of Stonehaven, LLC. Mr. Mlinarich manages institutional relationships and has more than 14 years of experience in the alternative investment space in sales, research and asset allocation. Prior to joining Stonehaven, Mr. Mlinarich was Head of Alternative Investments and a member of the Investment Committee for FCE Group, a wealth management business with approximately $1.2B in AUM. Prior to FCE Group, Mr. Mlinarich held Senior Analyst positions at multiple family and multi-family offices where he was responsible for analyzing alternative investments, assisting with portfolio construction and sourcing hedge fund and private equity investment opportunities. Mr. Mlinarich’s experience overseeing alternative investments in the family office space includes time with Khronos LLC, Heritage Fund Management and Muirfield Capital Management. Prior to his family office experience, Mr. Mlinarich was a Junior Portfolio Manager at Union Bancaire Privée Asset Management where he co-managed the firm’s Global Equities product and maintained direct responsibility for the directional component of the firm’s Multi-Strategy portfolios. Mr. Mlinarich began his career in alternative investments as an Associate at Ivy Asset Management where he performed both quantitative and qualitative analysis for hedge fund and FoHF portfolios.
About Joseph Azzaro, CFAMr. Azzaro is a Vice President on the alternative investments distribution team of Stonehaven, LLC. Mr. Azzaro manages institutional relationships and has significant experience in credit and security analysis. Prior to joining Stonehaven, Mr. Azzaro was an Assistant Vice President in the Credit Risk Management department of Deutsche Bank where he was the primary credit officer on a $700 million portfolio, evaluating the underlying credit risk of new transactions and monitoring credits for corporate events and overall credit risk. Previously, Mr. Azzaro was an Associate in the Leveraged Loan Portfolio group at Deutsche Bank and served as a junior portfolio manager. In this role, he was responsible for coordinating origination efforts, amendments, and refinancings among leveraged finance, capital markets, credit risk management, and the asset-based lending group. Mr. Azzaro earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Scranton. Mr. Azzaro is a CFA charter holder and member of the CFA Institute and the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA).
About Timothy BoardmanMr. Boardman is a Vice President on the alternative investments distribution team of Stonehaven, LLC. Mr. Boardman manages institutional relationships and has significant experience in institutional sales relationship management. Prior to joining Stonehaven, Mr. Boardman worked on business development and marketing at MatlinPatterson, an alternative investment firm with approximately $6B in AUM. Prior to MatlinPatterson, Mr. Boardman served as an analyst for institutional client services at Goldman Sachs, where he serviced asset management, corporate, and hedge fund clients on foreign exchange trading activities. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Boardman was a Senior Associate at Guggenheim Securities, LLC, where he was responsible for institutional equity sales and trading. Mr. Boardman started his career as a junior sales trader on the institutional equity sales and trading desk at WJB Capital Group. Mr. Boardman earned an A.B. in Politics from Princeton University, where he was Captain and MVP of the Princeton Football team when Princeton won the Ivy League Championship. Mr. Boardman holds the Series 7, 55, and 63 registrations with FINRA.
About Brittany Parisi
About Stonehaven, LLC www.stonehaven-llc.com
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.
Contact: Stonehaven, LLC David Frank, CFA, 212-218-7626 CEO and Managing Partner