StepStone announces promotions

StepStone Group LP said March 7 that it promoted six executives to partner.


New York and San Diego – March 7, 2018 – StepStone Group LP (“StepStone”), a leading global private markets firm, announced it has named six new partners:

• Ian Aaker – La Jolla
• Rebecca Ajavananda – New York
• Kate Budiselik – Perth, Australia
• Tracy Harris – New York
• Jay Morgan – New York
• John Waters – San Francisco

Monte Brem, Chief Executive Officer of StepStone, said, “We are delighted to recognize these extremely talented colleagues, who have been instrumental to StepStone’s growth and success. We are committed to supporting our firm’s collegial culture and the professional development of our employees, and we are proud to welcome our latest Partner group.”

Mr. Aaker joined StepStone in 2008 and is a member of the private equity team, focusing on US-based middle, large, and global buyouts.

Ms. Ajavananda, who joined the firm in 2010, focuses on marketing and investor relations across all asset classes.

Ms. Budiselik, who joined the firm in 2014, is a member of the infrastructure and real assets team.

Ms. Harris joined the firm in 2016 and is a member of the private equity team, focusing on small-market buyouts, growth equity, venture capital, and emerging managers. She also leads the firm’s ESG initiative.

Mr. Morgan, who joined StepStone in 2017 from Courtland Partners, is a member of the real estate team.

Mr. Waters joined StepStone in 2014 and is a member of the real estate team.

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