FocusPoint Adds to Fundraising and Project Management Teams; Announces Three New Hires
FocusPoint Private Capital Group (“FocusPoint”), an independent capital raising and advisory firm, announced appointments in its Distribution and Project Management Teams with the addition of Akrati Agarwal, Sarah Kowarski and Kevin Pizzolo. “With a growing pipeline and increased market demand, we continue to add talent to FocusPoint, our fundraising platform” said David Conrod, Chief Executive of FocusPoint, a wholly owned subsidiary of LANDC Investment LLC, an alternative investment platform.
Akrati Agarwal joined as an Associate on FocusPoint’s Project Managemet team in April. She is primarily responsible for due diligence, preparation of marketing and transaction management materials, Distribution team coordination and business initiatives. Previously, Ms. Agarwal was an Investment Banking Associate in UBS’s Financial Institutions Group. Prior to that, she was a management consultant at Capgemini in their Capital Markets Group.
Sarah Kowarski joined FocusPoint’s Capital Placement and Distribution team where she will be working with institutional and family office investors in the mid-Atlantic and New York metro area working closely with senior members of the distribution team. Previously, Ms. Kowarski was at Guggenheim Securities where she was an equity sales associate and later, a sales associate on the credit team.
Kevin Pizzolo has joined as an Associate on the Distribution team and is responsible for marketing and capital raising from institutional investors and family offices across the U.S. Kevin will also be covering RIA networks, a new and growing market sector. Prior to joining FocusPoint, Mr. Pizzolo was with AXA Advisors covering high net worth investors and family offices.
About FocusPoint Private Capital Group
FocusPoint Private Capital Group is an independent capital raising firm specializing in private capital markets. The firm focuses on raising capital for private equity, credit, real estate, real assets and opportunistic strategies as well as direct transactions in both developed and emerging markets. FocusPoint advises on all aspects of the fundraising process, including competitive positioning and market assessment, marketing materials and related documentation, partnership terms and conditions as well as investor relations. The firm utilizes a rigorous manager selection and due diligence process. FocusPoint’s global distribution capability extends to endowments, foundations, corporate and public pension funds, ultra-high net worth families, sovereign wealth funds and other limited partners throughout the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Asia. Over the past decade, the senior team of professionals has been dedicated to developing and fostering these relationships. FocusPoint operates as a FINRA regulated broker-dealer in the U.S. and is a member of SIPC.
About LANDC Investment LLC
LANDC Investment LLC is a financial services firm with two complementary platforms. FocusPoint Private Capital Group, an independent capital raising and advisory firm specializing in providing fundraising services to high quality General Partners, was acquired when LANDC was formed in 2014. In 2017 LANDC launched an asset management platform with the launch of Rise Line Business Credit, a specialty finance asset-based lending firm. Along with equity ownership in Rise Line, LANDC has secured equity and carried interest stakes in select funds and direct transactions for providing advisory and capital raising services. LANDC is led by principals with decades of experience in capital placement and investment management.