Private Equity

Andrew Betz | Investment Manager, Stafford Private Markets | Los Angeles, US

Andrew Betz | Investment Manager, Stafford Private Markets | Los Angeles, US

Andrew works on venture capital and growth equity opportunities.

Prior to Stafford, Andrew worked with Macquarie Investment Management Private Markets and GKM Newport as an investment manager. In these roles, Andrew was responsible for due diligence of primary and co-investment opportunities.

He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors degree from the University of California-San Diego.

Dan Bowden | Partner, Stafford Private Markets | Sydney, Australia

Dan Bowden | Partner, Stafford Private Markets | Sydney, Australia

Dan makes primary commitments to private equity funds in Australia and New Zealand (over $500m since joining in 2007). He sits on Investment Advisory Boards of a range of private equity funds. He also makes co-investments alongside the private equity funds, and acquires secondary private equity fund interests. Prior to joining Stafford, Dan spent three years in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs, where he advised companies on mergers, acquisitions and capital raisings.

Erica Bushner | Advisor, Stafford Private Markets |

Erica Bushner | Advisor, Stafford Private Markets |

Erica provides advice on all areas involving venture capital investment management.

Previously she served as a Senior Advisor for Macquarie Investment Management Private Markets. Prior to Macquarie, Erica founded GKM Newport, an investment firm specializing in venture capital and private equity. She also was co-founder of the Wilshire Private Markets Group. Erica began her career by establishing the venture capital and Private Equity Program for the PA State Employes’ Retirement System.

She earned a Masters of Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University and holds both CFA and CPA designations.

Kurt Faulhaber | Partner, Stafford Private Markets | Austin, Texas, US

Kurt Faulhaber | Partner, Stafford Private Markets | Austin, Texas, US

Kurt is responsible for relationship management, sourcing and due diligence for sustainable investments.

Prior to Stafford, Kurt worked for Macquarie Investment Management Private Markets as Senior Vice President. He also spent several years identifying clean tech ventures and technologies, incubating start-ups for launch and growth, and consulting with sustainable start-ups.

He earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas-Austin and a Bachelors degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Rick Fratus | Managing Partner, Stafford Private Markets | Austin, Texas, US

Rick Fratus | Managing Partner, Stafford Private Markets | Austin, Texas, US

Rick is involved in relationship management, due diligence and negotiation.

He was previously Managing Director for Macquarie Investment Management Private Markets which advised on over $7 billion of assets, including private funds, secondary investments and co-investments. Prior to co-founding MIMPM global private equity and real asset operations, Rick was Vice President at Pacific Corporate Group.

He earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas-Austin and a Bachelors degree from the United States Naval Academy.

Ron Heinz | Investment Manager, Stafford Private Markets | Austin, Texas, US

Ron Heinz | Investment Manager, Stafford Private Markets | Austin, Texas, US

Ron is responsible for sourcing and due diligence of private markets investments.

He was previously a Principal at Sweetwater Capital Partners, a boutique private equity secondaries firm. Prior to Sweetwater, Ron held investment roles at StepStone Global and Signal Peak Ventures.

Ron holds an MBA from Mannheim University in Germany and a BA in economics from Villanova University.

Geoff Norman | Chairman and Co-founder | Sydney, Australia

Geoff Norman | Chairman and Co-founder | Sydney, Australia

Geoff is Chairman and co-founder of Stafford Capital Partners. Prior to this, he founded Pantheon Ventures’ Asia Pacific operations before it was acquired by Pantheon. Geoff is involved in relationship management, strategy formulation, and investment evaluation. He holds Bachelor degrees in law and finance, and earned a Masters degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan Fellow).

Shan Singh | Investment Analyst, Stafford Private Markets | Austin, TX, US

Shan Singh | Investment Analyst, Stafford Private Markets | Austin, TX, US

Shan is an Investment Analyst responsible for research, analysis, and due diligence on Sustainable and Private Equity investments.

Prior to Stafford, Shan spent two years at Morgan Stanley as a Capital Markets Analyst working on LBO, M&A, and Growth related financings. He also interned at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Management division, gaining exposure to both Equites and Fixed Income investing.

He completed degrees in the Business Honors Program and Finance at The University of Texas at Austin within the McCombs School of Business.

Jean-Pierre Sweerts | Advisor, Stafford Private Markets | Holland

Jean-Pierre Sweerts | Advisor, Stafford Private Markets | Holland

Jean-Pierre is financial arranger and investment advisor of infrastructure projects, companies and funds in clean energy and clean technology. He is the financial advisor and arranger of the largest (430 MW) onshore and near shore wind farm in Europe. He has experience as managing director of an infrastructure investments fund (DIF) and as advisor of a private equity fund of funds (Robeco).

He has an IEP from INSEAD and a PhD in Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

Stephen White | Co-founder and Managing Partner, Stafford Private Markets | Sydney, Australia

Stephen White | Co-founder and Managing Partner, Stafford Private Markets | Sydney, Australia

Stephen is involved in relationship management, strategy formulation and investment sourcing and evaluation for Private Equity in Australia and New Zealand. He co-founded Stafford Capital Partners in 2000.

Prior to Stafford Capital Partners, Stephen spent over 10 years at Macquarie Bank’s Asset Management Division, where he established and invested its $220 million private equity program. Stephen joined Macquarie Bank when it acquired Risk Averse Money Managers, of which he was an owner and director.

Angus Whiteley | Chief Executive Officer | London, UK

Angus Whiteley | Chief Executive Officer | London, UK

Angus is involved in relationship management, strategy formulation and investment evaluation across Stafford Capital Partners.

He previously spent 14 years working on direct investments in private equity and venture capital. Angus started his career with Thompson Clive Partners, a life sciences and technology venture capital firm with investments in Europe and the US. He then co-founded Solon Ventures, a UK venture capital firm.