First Avenue opens in Dallas

Jess Larsen, head of the placement agent’s Americas operation, will lead the office.

First Avenue, an international placement agent, has opened an office in Dallas.

It will be staffed by two senior team members, Brian Price and Fabiana Andrade, principals who have relocated from the New York office according to their LinkedIn profiles.

Price has been with the firm for almost three years. He was previously director of business development at Highland Capital Management, an international alternative credit manager.

Andrade was a senior vice-president at Credit Suisse’s private funds group, prior to joining First Avenue in 2014. She is also a senior advisor at the Latin America Venture Capital Association and serves on the board of the LAVCA Foundation.

They will be responsible for broad GP and LP coverage in the US out the north-east and in Latin America.

The office will be led by Jess Larsen who is partner and head of the Americas operation, and is based in New York