Harken Capital Advisers has hired Scott Holley as a vice president, responsible for opportunity sourcing, due diligence and marketing, the firm said. Most recently, Holley was a consultant with OC&C Strategy Consultants, where he worked with corporate and private equity clients on merger due diligence, integration, and strategic planning projects. Harken Capital provides fund placement and advisory services to private equity and venture capital firms.
Harken Capital Advisers announces the hiring of Scott Holley as a Vice President, primarily responsible for opportunity sourcing, due diligence and marketing. Like Harken Capital co-founders Don Nelson and Fred Malloy, Scott has deep private equity experience. His most recent position was as a consultant with OC&C Strategy Consultants, a global management consulting firm, where he worked with corporate and private equity clients on merger due diligence, integration, and strategic planning projects. Prior to OC&C, Scott was an investment professional with FLAG Capital, a long-time leading private equity fund-of-funds that manages over $4 billion in client commitments.
“Scott has been a valuable asset to Harken Capital since joining our Advisory Board in 2008, and we are happy he is now assisting us and our clients on a full time basis,” said Don Nelson, co-founder of Harken Capital. “We raise capital for proven investors, focused on attractive markets where they have distinct competitive advantages, and Scott will continue to help us diligence and market these unique opportunities.”
“Manager selection and due diligence is more critical now than ever. Scott’s experience is very unique: he has both led the selection of top private equity and venture capital managers, and also led due diligence engagements for leading private equity funds,” said Fred Malloy, co-founder of Harken Capital. “We diligence our managers on a company-by-company basis prior to bringing them to market, and Scott will be an asset to our clients and their limited partner investors.”
Prior to joining Harken Capital, Scott worked as a consultant with OC&C Strategy Consultants, a global management consulting firm. Previously, he was an Associate with FLAG Capital, where he covered US and European private equity and venture capital investments. At FLAG, Scott helped the firm launch its inaugural non-US fund that made commitments to managers throughout Europe and Asia. Scott began his career as a consultant with the Monitor Group. He holds a BA in finance from the University of Utah and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated with Distinction.
About Harken Capital
Harken Capital Advisers LLC (“Harken Capital”) provides fund placement and advisory services to private equity and venture capital firms. Harken Capital was co-founded by Don Nelson and Fred Malloy and is an institutional division of Compass Securities Corporation, Member FINRA SIPC. The Harken Capital founders have over 25 years experience building private equity firms from the inside, and have each had a key role building a top-performing investment firm. They have raised $1.5 billion in commitments from leading investors around the globe.