Capstone Partners Adds DeFee to Team

Placement agent Capstone Partners has named Brian DeFee to the post of principal in its U.S. distribution team. He will manage investor and fund manager relationships in the Northeastern and Eastern U.S. DeFee served previously as Vice President of Marketing with Panda Power Funds.


Capstone Partners, a leading independent global placement agent, is pleased to announce that Brian DeFee has joined the U.S. distribution team as a Principal. Brian will manage investor and fund manager relationships in the Northeastern and Eastern U.S.

“We are pleased to add Brian to the Capstone team. His success in raising capital will serve our clients well by expanding the breadth and depth of our North American distribution.” said Tripp Brower, Partner at Capstone Partners.

Prior to joining Capstone, Brian was the Vice President of Marketing with Panda Power Funds where he managed a global mandate to raise equity capital for developments and acquisitions in the energy and power sector. Previously Brian was a Managing Director with Commerce Street Capital, which successfully raised several funds during his tenure. He provided marketing expertise and managed the global fundraising activities of the sales staff. Prior to Commerce Street Capital, Brian held investment and marketing positions with the private equity funds of funds teams at Capital Dynamics and Paul Capital Investments. Brian began his career as an analyst at J.P. Morgan in the Equity Capital Markets Group working with the technology investment banking team.

Brian graduated with a BA in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

About Capstone Partners

Founded in 2001, Capstone Partners ( is a leading independent placement agent focused on raising capital for private equity and real estate firms. Its experienced team of 25 professionals, working from offices in North America, Europe and Asia, is well placed to assist investment firms in the international development of their investor base and complete successful fund raisings in a timely and efficient basis across different cycles.