Stafford Capital Partners (“Stafford”) is pleased to announce the appointments of Steven Zehr as Investment Manager, Stafford Infrastructure in the Zurich office, Jerry Mahon as VP Portfolio Manager, Stafford Timberland in the Austin office and Jazz Rowe as Tax Manager, Stafford Global Operations based in the London office.
The beginning of 2018 has heralded a number of new hires for Stafford, including Steven Zehr as Investment Manager for Stafford Infrastructure, based in Zurich. Steven is involved in investment research, due diligence, negotiation and monitoring for Stafford’s Infrastructure business. Steven has 12 years’ investment experience, previously with XL Catlin, a global specialty insurer and re-insurer, where he built and led the private equity and real asset investment activities, comprising direct investments, co-investments and fund commitments. Prior to that, Steven was a member of the Alternative Investments division at Swiss Re, focused on private equity direct investments. He earned a Master of Arts in Economics and Finance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland and holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation.
In April, Jerry Mahon also joined Stafford Timberland as VP Portfolio Management, based in our Austin office, with oversight over all in place US timberland investments. Prior to joining Stafford, Jerry held various technical, operational and investment management roles with Molpus Woodlands Group in Hattiesburg, MS, where he was responsible for a 1,000,000 acre inventory program across 15 US states, then Timberland Investment Resources in Monroe, LA, where he had direct operational responsibilities for 65,000 acres and then 110,000 acres of timberlands. Most recently he was with TIR in Atlanta, GA, where he had a range of timberland investment responsibilities. He holds a Masters in Forest Resources, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry and Wildlife Biology from the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.
Stafford Global Operations has also seen the arrival of Jazz Rowe, who replaces Vera Kolar as Tax Manager, and is responsible for tax due diligence and planning, compliance, reporting and support of investor tax affairs. Previously, Jazz worked as a Manager within the US Business Tax Group with Deloitte in London. She is qualified as a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Wright State University in Ohio, USA.
Vince Cao, Stafford’s Group Finance Director and Head of HR said: “The additions of Steve, Jerry and Jazz will complement the existing team and continue Stafford’s focus on expanding the group this year with current open positions available in the Careers section of our website.”