BerchWood Partners Staffs Up

Terry Wetterman and John DiOrio have joined private equity placement agent BerchWood Partners as a vice president and analyst, respectively. Wetterman previously worked in the private equity funds group of Merrill Lynch, while DiOrio was with Monument Group.


BerchWood Partners, a leading global private equity placement agent, is pleased to announce the hiring of two new members to its team. Terry L. Wetterman, Jr. is joining the firm as a vice president with over nine years of global private equity placement experience. John A. DiOrio is joining as an analyst with three years of experience in fund marketing and client relationship management. Both will be based at the firm’s New York office.

“We welcome the addition of Terry and John to our team and the energy and diverse set of skills they will bring to the firm,” said Dave Berchenbriter, managing partner of BerchWood Partners. “Their expertise and experience will help us further enhance our platform and maximize the success of each of our client mandates.”

“I am delighted to join the talented group of professionals at BerchWood Partners,” said Terry Wetterman, “and look forward to expanding upon the value-added client services for which the firm is known.”

Prior to BerchWood, Terry worked in the Private Equity Funds Group at Merrill Lynch & Co. for more than eight years in total, where he focused on origination, due diligence and marketing for over 30 alternative investment managers, across various investment strategies including U.S. and European buyouts, structured equity, distressed debt, mezzanine, venture capital, real estate, royalties and hedge funds. He also spent one year at the placement agency Atlantic-Pacific Capital, Inc. Terry received his BA in economics and French (with honors) from Middlebury College in Vermont.

John joins BerchWood from Monument Group, a Boston-based private equity placement agent, where he worked as a client services associate. There, he managed the administrative fundraising process for multiple alternative investment managers, from initial due diligence through the final fund close, with responsibility for coordinating investor dialogue and creating promotional materials. John received his BFA in writing, literature and publishing, graduating magna cum laude from Emerson College in Massachusetts .

About BerchWood Partners

Founded in 2000, BerchWood Partners is a global private equity placement agent with offices in New York, London, and San Francisco . BerchWood has raised capital from investors around the world for North American, European, Asian, Middle Eastern and African fund managers focused primarily on buyout, venture and secondary strategies. The firm’s success is predicated on fund selectivity, full-team involvement and long-term relationships with the most active private equity investors from around the world. The firm has an outstanding reputation with investors for originating high-quality assignments, which, in turn, provides its clients with better access to institutional capital. BerchWood Partners is a FINRA registered broker/dealer and FSA approved.

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