Triago hired Andrew Rosato, former senior director at placement agency MVision, as a partner. The firm also hired Simeon Ketchum, who worked at Astor Place Holdings, as a principal.
Two private equity industry veterans, Andrew Rosato and Simeon “Sim” Ketchum, join Triago as respectively the firm’s newest Partner and its newest Principal. Rosato and Ketchum – based in Triago’s New York office – represent significant additions to the firm’s already substantial team dedicated to sourcing investment in North America for private equity fundraising and secondary opportunities. Triago plans further senior appointments in both its London and Paris offices shortly.
“As private equity has quickly grown and diversified across regions, strategies and structures in recent years, choosing the best investments has become more complicated; as Covid-19 upends assumptions and creates new uncertainties, sourcing, navigating and due diligencing opportunities has become an even greater challenge,” says Triago chairman and founder Antoine Drean. “By carefully expanding through top-tier hires like Andrew and Sim, we are upping our game at a time when clients expect more, but when the resources of many service providers are stretched more thinly than in the past.”
Prior to joining Triago, Rosato was a Senior Director at private equity placement agent MVision. As a key member of MVision’s US team, Rosato was responsible for fund distribution in the Midwest and Southwest regions. He covered pension funds, endowments, foundations, family offices, insurance companies and funds-of-funds and marketed investment vehicles from the US, Europe and Asia, focused on buyout, growth, venture capital, special situations, and infrastructure. He previously held senior positions at placement agent Eaton Partners, and in high yield and distressed credit sales at RBS Securities. He began his career at Lehman Brothers.
Rosato graduated with an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration and earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Colgate University.
Ketchum joins Triago from Astor Place Holdings, the private investments arm of Select Equity Group. There, as Head of Capital Formation and Investor Relations, he was responsible for private equity fundraising, investor relations, and client development. He also sourced commitments for direct co-investments alongside the firm. Previously he held a similar role at Glenfarne Group, a private equity developer, principal investor, and long-term manager of energy & infrastructure assets. His in-house roles at private equity general partners followed nine years of post-MBA investment banking at Credit Suisse Securities, UBS Investment Bank, and BB&T Capital Markets.
Ketchum graduated with an MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen School of Management and earned a Bachelor of the Arts in English from Trinity College (CT).
About Triago – With offices in New York, London, Paris and Dubai, Triago provides fundraising services, secondary transaction advisory, and strategic solutions for general partners and limited partners seeking to optimize success in the global private equity market. Founded in 1992 as one of the first private equity fund placement agents, Triago has completed over 160 fundraisings on five continents and advised on the transfer of more than 3,000 private equity fund stakes on the secondary market on behalf of 200 clients across the world. Triago has also undertaken over 50 strategic advisory mandates for general partners and limited partners looking to launch, boost or restructure PE fund operations. http://www.triago.com/