FIRSTavenue promotes Hines to president of U.S. branch

FIRSTavenue has promoted Stephen Hines to president of FAP USA. Hines is based in New York and will oversee the daily operations of the U.S. office, as well as lead client origination efforts. Prior to joining FIRSTavenue, Hines worked at Madison Williams, where he was a managing director responsible for business development. He was also a partner at C.P. Eaton.

Press Release

FIRSTavenue, a leading global private placement agent and investment advisory firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephen Hines to President FAP USA, L.P. Mr. Hines is based in the New York office and will oversee the day to day operations of the US offices, as well as lead the firm’s client origination efforts. He will also be a member of the firm’s operating and management committees.

Mr. Hines has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and private equity investing. Prior to joining FIRSTavenue, he was with Madison Williams, where he has a Managing Director responsible for business development. He was also a Partner at C.P. Eaton where he was responsible for the firm’s origination efforts. Mr. Hines spent the first 12 years of his career at Goldman Sachs, and was subsequently with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Lane Berry. He received his BA in Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard University.

“FIRSTavenue has had an outstanding two year run in the fundraising market. I’m proud to be part of the outstanding team we have recruited and are continuing to build globally. We have an exciting pipeline of new funds that I look forward to working on, while continuing to build relationships with our existing clients and help to source new ones,” commented Mr. Hines.

“Stephen Hines brings a wealth of experience and client relationships in the alternative asset space to the FIRSTavenue team. He will continue to help with our global sourcing of new clients and will give senior guidance to our team,” commented Paul Buckley, Managing Partner and Founder.

About FIRSTavenue

Founded in 2006, FIRSTavenue is a leading independent global placement agent and advisory firm dedicated to raising capital for a distinguished group of alternative asset managers across private credit, private equity, real assets and real estate in developed and emerging markets. With an experienced team of over 50 professionals located in London, New York, San Francisco, Cleveland and Sydney, FIRSTavenue provides global distribution and accessibility to an extensive network of institutional investors. For more information on FIRSTavenue, please visit

First Avenue Partners LLP is registered in England and Wales under the no. OC319893. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority