Sixpoint Partners Appoints Michael Leonardo as Vice President, West Coast Distribution

Sixpoint Partners Appoints Michael Leonardo as Vice President, West Coast Distribution

Promotes Three Investment Professionals

New York, February 15, 2017 – Sixpoint Partners (“Sixpoint”), a leading global investment bank serving the middle market, today announced the appointment of Michael Leonardo as Vice President, West Coast Distribution, and the promotions of three long-standing members in the New York office, deepening its distribution and origination capabilities. Mr. Leonardo’s appointment and the promotions are effective immediately.

Mr. Leonardo joins from Ironwood Capital Management where he was an Associate Vice President, responsible for developing and maintaining the firm’s distribution and platform relationships. Previously, he worked at BlackRock where he advised institutional clients on customized portfolios and SMAs through the US Wealth Advisory and Global Client Group. He will be based in Sixpoint’s San Francisco office.

“Mike’s appointment and our internal promotions enable Sixpoint to further develop and expand not only our senior team, but our sales and client origination capabilities as well. We expect that his years of experience in the alternative assets industry will serve the firm and our clients well,” said Founder and Partner Eric Zoller. “As we celebrate our tenth year in business, it is our team members’ contributions that continue to enable us to execute our strategic initiatives and deliver innovative solutions to our clients.”

Sean Joffe has been promoted to Director. He has successfully managed LP relationships and provided senior coverage in the New England, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Mr. Joffe has also played an instrumental role in growing the Sixpoint account base across all three strategic markets.

Ryan Carey has been promoted to Director as well. Mr. Carey has been a key contributor to the distribution team by managing relationships in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S. As a Director, he will expand his responsibilities to include origination efforts as he works to identify new business opportunities and grow Sixpoint’s client base in the mid-market buyout space.

Ben Newman has been promoted to Vice President. While at Sixpoint, Mr. Newman has developed a deep expertise in project management and due diligence in both the primary and secondary markets. His promotion is in recognition of his increased client management responsibilities across the platform.

“Ryan, Sean and Ben have all played vital parts in growing Sixpoint and realizing the firm’s business objectives and success,” Larry Smith, Partner, added. “As our team has grown and matured, we look forward to promoting our outperformers and welcoming new talent.”

About Sixpoint Partners

Sixpoint Partners is a leading global investment bank focused on a diversified set of services and solutions for the middle-market private equity industry. The firm’s core areas of focus include (i) primary fund placement, (ii) secondaries advisory and (iii) co-investment placement across a wide range of industries, strategies and geographies. Sixpoint Partners has a reputation for its direct, results-driven style and for delivering innovative solutions to complex problems in order to create long-term value for clients. Sixpoint is headquartered in New York with offices in Chicago, San Francisco and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit

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