HQ Capital taps Thiessen as business development VP

HQ Capital has named Amy Thiessen as director of business development in North America. Previously, she was a principal at Park Madison Partners.


New York, NY, September 20, 2018. HQ Capital has hired Amy Thiessen as Director of Business Development to lead capital raising and business development in North America. She will be based in New York.

Amy will raise capital and develop new strategic partnerships across HQ Capital’s platform with institutional investors in North America including pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, endowments and foundations. She will also manage existing strategic partnerships with groups in the U.S. and Canada.

Amy joins HQ Capital with 13 years of experience in capital markets in Europe and the U.S. Previously, she was a Principal at Park Madison Partners, raising capital for global real estate private equity strategies. From 2013 to 2015, Amy was a Managing Director at FocusPoint Private Capital Group, raising capital across global private equity strategies from North American institutional investors.

Further experience includes relevant roles at DTZ and AEW Europe. Amy began her career in investment banking at Deutsche Bank in London.

Amy’s appointment is aligned with HQ Capital’s commitment to continuing to expand the firm’s institutional partnerships in North America. It comes during a time of ongoing growth for the company.

Stephen Wesson, Head of Global Private Equity at HQ Capital, said: “We are delighted that Amy has joined HQ Capital. Her experience and track record of building long-term relationships with institutional investors will make us even more effective in pursuing our strategic growth objectives as a firm.”

About HQ Capital
HQ Capital is a leading independent manager of alternative assets, investing on behalf of institutions and families in global private equity and U.S. real estate since 1989. The firm’s 139 employees manage $11.5 billion in total assets from 10 offices in North America, Europe and Asia as of March 31, 2018. With its innovative and entrepreneurial culture, strong investment acumen, and commitment to social responsibility, HQ Capital is a trusted partner to its clients worldwide. Further information can be found at www.hqcapital.com.