We are proud to announce key personnel additions as part of our
continued expansion strategy.
Mark Sullivan, CFA has joined the Stonehaven team as a Managing Director
and Partner. Mr. Sullivan will work closely with Stonehaven’s CEO to
spearhead origination and ongoing management of mandates while also
playing a senior management role.
Igor Gourari, CPA has also joined the Stonehaven team as our Controller.
Igor will spearhead all financial and accounting functions within the
firm while also playing a senior operations role.
We feel very fortunate to attract such talented individuals to our
management and operations team. We are excited to utilize their
experience in introducing new products and further enhancing our
management, financial and operational backbone to support our growing
The expansion of Stonehaven’s management and operations team to 6
professionals is part of a broader effort to grow the platform from 20
professionals today to 30+ over the coming 6-12 months. Stonehaven’s
platform has placed over $1B in the last 24 months, and the firm is
investing heavily in infrastructure to expand placement activity
globally with a larger team and growth in the product portfolio.
About Mark Sullivan, CFA
Mark Sullivan is a Managing Director and Partner at Stonehaven where he
spearheads origination and ongoing management of mandates while also
playing a senior role. Prior to Stonehaven, Mr. Sullivan was the
Director of US Sales Management at Man Investments Inc. where he
coordinated product operations and development and managed related
workflow across stakeholders including investment management, marketing,
third party investors, service providers, legal, compliance, operations,
reporting and management. Mr. Sullivan came to Man Investments Inc.
following the acquisition of Ore Hill Partners LLC in May 2011, where
Mr. Sullivan was a Partner and served as the firm’s CFO and COO for over
8 years. Mr. Sullivan built and managed all non-investment functions for
the multi-product alternative asset management firm and was integral in
helping grow the firm from $70 million & 7 employees to $3 billion AUM &
45 employees. Prior to Ore Hill Partners LLC, Mr. Sullivan worked for
Credit Suisse First Boston / Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette within their
Private Client Services division from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Sullivan also
worked with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in their Private Wealth
Management division from 1998 to 2000.
Mr. Sullivan earned an M.B.A. from the Leonard Stern School of Business
at NYU with a concentration in Finance and a B.A. in Economics from
Boston College. Mr. Sullivan is CFA charter holder and member of the CFA
Institute and the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA).
Currently, Mr. Sullivan holds the Series 3, 7, 24, and 63 registrations
Mr. Sullivan lives in Larchmont, NY with his wife, son and two daughters.
About Igor Gourari, CPA
Igor Gourari is the Controller of Stonehaven, LLC. Mr. Gourari has 10
years of experience conducting audits and providing consulting services
in the financial sector. Prior to joining Stonehaven, Mr. Gourari worked
as a CFO of an energy fund and a Controller of a multi-national media
firm. Previously, Mr. Gourari served as an Audit Manager within the
Alternative Investments practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was
responsible for leading hedge fund, hedge fund of funds, and private
equity fund audits. Prior to that, Mr. Gourari worked at RSM McGladrey
and other public accounting firms where he managed audit and tax teams
for hedge fund, private equity and broker dealer clients. Mr. Gourari
has consulted clients and colleagues on various CPE classes regarding
valuation, partnership structures, financial controls, IRS rulings and
cases, and SEC compliance matters.
Mr. Gourari earned an M.B.A. in Finance and Taxation from Pace
University and a B.S. in Accounting from Fordham University. Currently,
Mr. Gourari is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in New
York State. Mr. Gourari lives in Manhattan with his wife, son and
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.
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