Eaton Partners adds six to team

Placement agent and adviser Eaton Partners, a subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp, has expanded its New York, Chicago, Hong Kong and Shanghai offices with new hires. Joining New York are Hudson Collins as vice president of distribution; David Krueger as vice president of secondary advisory; and Thomas Holmstrom as associate of project management. Ryan Kane is joining the Chicago office as vice president of distribution and Xiaoyan Shu is coming on board at the Shanghai location as director of distribution while Raghav Kaushik is joining the Hong Kong office as senior analyst of project management.


ROWAYTON, Conn., Oct. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eaton Partners, one of the world’s leading private capital advisory and fund placement firms and a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF), today announced several key hires, across geographies, to better serve clients in the private capital markets. Professionals are being added in the firm’s New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, and Shanghai locations.

“With offices across the United States, Europe, and Asia, we are everywhere our clients need us to be,” said Peter Martenson, Partner at Eaton Partners. “At a time when fund raising is becoming more specialized, both by sector and geography, we are committed to adding associates that bring specific expertise, experience, and relationships to the team.”

New York
Hudson Collins joins Eaton Partners as Vice President of Distribution, based in New York. Mr. Collins comes to Eaton Partners from MVision Private Equity Advisers, where he handled project management, sales coverage, and origination efforts for private equity fundraises. He also helped build the firm’s West Coast presence, as one of two professionals in the San Francisco office.

David Krueger joins Eaton Partners as Vice President of Secondary Advisory in the New York office. Mr. Krueger comes to Eaton Partners from GCA Advisors, where he was a Vice President in the firm’s Financial Services and Technology Group.

Previously, Mr. Krueger was a Vice President in Investment Banking at Credit Suisse, focused on banks, specialty finance, and financial technology companies.

Thomas Holmstrom joins Eaton Partners as Associate of Project Management in the New York office. Mr. Holmstrom comes to Eaton Partners from Albourne Partners, where he worked as an Investment Due Diligence Analyst. He began his professional career as a Client Account Manager with Albourne in San Francisco.

Ryan Kane joins Eaton Partners as Vice President of Distribution, based in Chicago. Mr. Kane comes to Eaton Partners from Grant Park Funds, where he was a Vice President on the Business Development team for seven years. Previously, Mr. Kane spent six years as a Commodities/Equities Analyst at

Asia Pacific
Xiaoyan Shu joins Eaton Partners as Director of Distribution in the Shanghai office. Ms. Shu has more than 15 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Eaton Partners, she led Business Development and Cross Border Investment Structuring for the Citigroup Markets & Securities Services team in China, with a focus on supporting China-based clients investing overseas and providing Prime Brokerage services to Asian hedge funds. She also worked in Capital Introduction in Hong Kong and as a Cross-Asset Sales Strategist in Tokyo.

Raghav Kaushik joins Eaton Partners as Senior Analyst of Project Management in the Hong Kong office. Mr. Kaushik was most recently at Evercore Partners, serving as a Senior Analyst in the firm’s Private Funds Group. Previously, he held a variety of positions at Chenavari Investment Managers, Standard Chartered Bank, and First Gulf Bank.

Over the past 12 months, Eaton Partners has successfully closed 15 funds, totaling $15.5 billion.

About Eaton Partners
Eaton Partners, a Stifel Company, is one of the world’s leading fund advisory and capital placement agents, having raised more than $95 billion across more than 120 highly differentiated alternative investment funds and offerings. Founded in 1983, Eaton advises and raises institutional capital for investment managers across alternative strategies – private equity, private credit, real assets, real estate, and hedge funds/public market – in both the primary and secondary markets. Eaton Partners maintains offices and operates throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Eaton Partners is a division of Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Member SIPC and NYSE. Eaton Partners subsidiary Eaton Partners (U.K.) LLP is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Eaton Partners subsidiary Eaton Partners Advisors (HK) Limited is approved as a Type 1-licensed company under the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong. Eaton Partners and the Eaton Partners logo are trademarks of Eaton Partners, LLC, a limited liability company. ® Eaton Partners, 2018. For more information, please visit

Stifel Company Information
Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) is a financial services holding company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, that conducts its banking, securities, and financial services business through several wholly owned subsidiaries. Stifel’s broker-dealer clients are served in the United States through Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, including its Eaton Partners business division; Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.; Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC; Century Securities Associates, Inc., and in the United Kingdom and Europe through Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited. The Company’s broker-dealer affiliates provide securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services to individual investors, professional money managers, businesses, and municipalities. Stifel Bank and Stifel Bank & Trust offer a full range of consumer and commercial lending solutions. Stifel Trust Company, N.A. and Stifel Trust Company Delaware, N.A. offer trust and related services. To learn more about Stifel, please visit the Company’s website at