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M2O hires three

M2O Private Fund Advisors has hired Mike Leonardo as a vice president and Radhika Chopra as a senior associate.

M2O Private Fund Advisors has hired Mike Leonardo as a vice president and Radhika Chopra as a senior associate. Also, M2O has named Michael Baruch as an associate.

PRESS RELEASE

M2O Private Fund Advisors (“M2O”) is pleased to announce three new hires – Mike Leonardo, Radhika Chopra and Michael Baruch.

Mike Leonardo joined M2O in March 2022 as a Vice President and is responsible for distribution, advisory and select origination of primary mandates. Prior to joining M2O, Mike spent five years at Sixpoint Partners, a middle-market private equity advisory firm, where he focused on LP coverage across the West Coast. Previously, he was an Associate Vice President at Ironwood Capital Management, a San Francisco-based Fund of Hedge Funds. Mike began his career at BlackRock where he was responsible for business development and advisory for institutions within the firm’s Global Client Group.

Radhika Chopra joined M2O in early April 2022 as a Senior Associate and is responsible for project management of primary fund placement and advisory mandates. Prior to joining M2O, Radhika was an investor at Camber Creek and worked in Corporate Development / Strategic Finance at Convene. Before Convene and completing her MBA, Radhika was a member of The Jordan Company’s investor relations team. She began her career in leveraged finance investment banking at Nomura.

Michael Baruch joined M2O in early April 2022 as an Associate and is responsible for the execution of LP-led secondary advisory mandates. Prior to joining M2O, Michael was a Senior Reporter at Secondaries Investor and Private Equity International where he covered the primary and secondary private equity markets. He was previously an analyst at TransPacific Group, a boutique private placement firm. Michael began his career in the rates division at Barclays Capital.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mike, Radhika and Michael to our team as we continue tonhance our capabilities across our primary and secondary business,” said Luke Belcastro, Partner at M2O. “These new additions will allow us to continue to increase our capacity to meet the growing demand for our services while maintaining our differentiated level of client attention and optimal results.