Eaton Partners Continues Global Expansion with Five New Appointments


Eaton Partners, one of the largest placement agents in the world and a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF), announced today a significant expansion, hiring five new executives across various teams and global offices.

"With our business continuing to thrive, we are investing in new talented professionals that will expand our global footprint and allow us to serve our clients even better," said Charlie Eaton, Founder at Eaton Partners. "We are constantly seeking new support for our fund placement business as well as newer business focuses such as secondary advisory, direct investment advisory, and GP advisory. As part of Stifel, we continue to invest in growth opportunities."

Craig White has joined as a Managing Director within the Distribution team based out of the Rowayton office. He is primarily responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with institutional investors, and the distribution of the firm's alternative investment strategies. He was previously a Director at placement advisory firm Probitas Partners. Prior to that, Mr. White also served as a Director at Knight Capital Partners, a Vice President at Hillgate Capital, and a Senior Vice President at NYPPEX.

The additional professionals include:

  • Daniel Rosenthal Ayash – Mr. Ayash joined as a Vice President in the London office within the Distribution team. He was previously Vice-President - Head of European Fundraising for Patria Investimentos.
  • Aki Islam – Mr. Islam joined as a Vice President in the London office within the Project Management team. He was previously a Private Equity Senior Associate at Park Hill Group.
  • Nina Yang – Ms. Yang joined as a Director in the Hong Kong office within the Origination/Project Management team. She previously worked as a Vice President, Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley.
  • Ryan Haselden – Mr. Haselden joined as a Senior Associate in the Houston office within the Origination/Project Management team. He previously worked as an investment analyst within the Private Markets group at Salient Partners.

Since the acquisition by Stifel in early 2016, Eaton Partners has grown significantly, with the total addition of 12 new employees and ongoing commitment of firm leadership, including all Managing Directors and Partners. The five executives joined Eaton Partners in May and June 2017. Earlier in July, Eaton Partners announced the appointment of Bill McLeod as Managing Director and the opening of a new office in San Francisco.

About Eaton Partners, LLC

With over 70 professionals across eight offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, Eaton Partners is widely recognized as one of the largest and most experienced global placement agents. Since 1983, the firm has participated in raising over $75 billion of institutional capital across more than 100 highly differentiated alternative investment funds and offerings, including limited partnership interests, general partner interests, co-investments and direct investment opportunities. The firm raises institutional capital for investment managers across a full range of alternative strategies: private equity, private credit, real assets, real estate, and hedge funds/public market strategies.

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