Hamilton Lane Announces Senior Promotions and New Appointments Amid Continued Impressive Firm Growth

April 06, 2022 | 4 Min Read

Conshohocken, Penn. – Leading private markets investment management firm Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) today announced several senior promotions, spanning the areas of Investments, Client Solutions, Legal and Operations. In addition, the firm has recently made a handful of strategic hires across its Investment and Client Solutions teams. 

Hamilton Lane recognized the promotion of the following nine individuals to Managing Director – a group which notably included five women. Today, women comprise 36% of the firm’s senior leadership.  

  • Adam Shane, Head of Fund Formation Counsel 
  • Chenkay Li, Direct Equity Investments 
  • Emily Nomeir, Direct Credit Investments 
  • Kristin Jumper, Head of Transaction Legal 
  • Matt Barbato, Head of Operational Due Diligence 
  • Michael Woollatt, Head of Canada 
  • Ryan Cooney, Secondary Investments 
  • Sarah Mehra, Head of Primary Transactions Counsel 
  • Stephanie Davis, Private Wealth Solutions

The firm also promoted the following individuals to Principal: 

  • Antony Anastasiadis, Secondary Investments 
  • Brian Reilly, Taft-Hartley Services 
  • Bryan Jenkins, Private Market Analytics 
  • Dan Connaughton, Head of Asia Compliance 
  • Denise Dunbar, Director of Accounting 
  • Dominic Mammarella, Direct Equity Investments 
  • Donald Duncan, Head of Broker Dealer and AML Compliance 
  • Drew Carl, Director of External Reporting 
  • Gina Ro, Head of Evergreen Operations 
  • Jennifer Maier, Head of Client Services 
  • Joseph Fritz, Director of Tax 
  • Jungchul Shin, Client Solutions – Korea  
  • Kate McGann, Marketing & Communications 
  • Nina Kraus, Fund Investments 
  • Salvador Almeida, Client Solutions – Latin America 
  • Santiago Rivera, Director of Valuation 
  • Vivienne Watganai, Fund Investments 
  • William Lo, Secondary Investments

Mario Giannini, CEO, commented: “As a firm, we continue to have a meaningful track record of success – fundraising accomplishments, new client growth, expansion into new geographies and investment strategies, and an award-winning culture. What we know for sure is that these collective accomplishments are the result of the hard work and dedication of our people. I am incredibly proud of our team and offer our new class of Managing Directors and Principals a heartfelt congratulations.”

In addition to the promotions, the firm recently welcomed Christian D’Amico as Principal, Client Solutions based in the firm’s Frankfurt office, Elizabeth Bell as Principal on the Real Assets Investment team, and Steve Binder as Head of Taft Hartley Services.

D’Amico will focus on business development and client relations across Germany. He joins the firm from BNY Mellon Investment Management, where he was director of institutional and wholesale sales, and brings nearly 20 years of experience.

Bell, based in the firm’s Conshohocken, PA headquarters, joins Hamilton Lane from the real estate private equity team at Jaguar Growth Partners, where in 2019 she was named to WSJ Pro Private Equity’s “Women to Watch in Private Equity” list.  She will focus on real estate funds, co-investments, direct investments, and secondaries.

Binder joins the firm as Managing Director and Head of Taft-Hartley Services, also based in Conshohocken. Prior to Hamilton Lane he was with Chartwell Investment Partners, and brings over 20 years of experience in the Taft-Hartley market.

These promotions and appointments take place as Hamilton Lane continues to strategically grow and diversify its global platform and asset footprint. Today, Hamilton Lane offers a suite of diversified products and solutions, serving more than 800 clients across institutional and private wealth channels around the world.

About Hamilton Lane

Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) is a leading private markets investment management firm providing innovative solutions to institutional and private wealth investors around the world. Dedicated exclusively to private markets investing for 30 years, the firm currently employs more than 520 professionals operating in offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Hamilton Lane has $851 billion in assets under management and supervision, composed of over $98 billion in discretionary assets and nearly $753 billion in advisory assets, as of December 31, 2021. Hamilton Lane specializes in building flexible investment programs that provide clients access to the full spectrum of private markets strategies, sectors and geographies. For more information, please visit www.hamiltonlane.com or follow Hamilton Lane on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hamilton-lane/.

Forward-Looking Statements

 Some of the statements in this release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "will," "expect," "believe," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "plan" and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements discuss management's current expectations and projections relating to our financial position, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance and business. All forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause actual results to be materially different, including risks relating to: our ability to manage growth, fund performance, changes in our regulatory environment and tax status; market conditions generally; our ability to access suitable investment opportunities for our clients; our ability to maintain our fee structure; our ability to attract and retain key employees; our ability to manage our obligations under our debt agreements; defaults by clients and third-party investors on their obligations to fund commitments; our ability to comply with investment guidelines set by our clients; our ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses with ours; our ability to manage risks associated with pursuing new lines of business or entering into strategic partnerships; our ability to manage the effects of events outside of our control; and our ability to receive distributions from Hamilton Lane Advisors, L.L.C. to fund our payment of dividends, taxes and other expenses.

The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive.  For more information regarding these risks and uncertainties as well as additional risks that we face, you should refer to the "Risk Factors" detailed in Part I, Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, as amended, and in our subsequent reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements included in this release are made only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information or future events, except as otherwise required by law. 

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