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StepStone announces new class of partners, managing directors

The private markets investment firm named 17 new managing directors and partners.

Global private markets investment firm StepStone Group has announced a number of promotions with the firm, including five new partners and 12 new managing directors.

The promotions spanned across firm roles, including finance/accounting, data science and private equity.

One newly minted partner is Shannon Bolton, who joined StepStone in 2018 and is based in New York. She is a member of the business development team, focusing her efforts in the US as well as overseeing client relationships in the Andean region.

Also named partners in La Jolla were Tyler Johnson, who joined StepStone in 2010 and is co-head of the firm’s data science and engineering team; Samuel Scherf, who’s been with the firm since 2015 and is also co-head of the data science and engineering team; and Wes Ogburn, who joined the firm in 2017 and leads its portfolio analytics and reporting team.

Zurich-based Stephan Tscheulin was also elevated to partner. He joined StepStone in 2017, is a member of the business development team and is responsible for private debt client solutions and services.

The managing director promotions in La Jolla include Panhavat Chhun on the finance and accounting team, Anthony D’Agostini in fund accounting, Nico Kirsten on the finance and accounting team and Vita Schulz on the data science and engineering team.

In Dublin, Szymon Badura on the finance and accounting team was named a managing director.

Managing director promotions in London include Leyla Holterud on the private equity team, Pooja Patel on the real estate team, Panos Tegos on the private equity team, Laia Massague on the real estate team, and Mark Tsang on the private debt team.

In Zurich, Fabian Körzendörfer on the private debt team was promoted to managing directors. John Wuestling on the investor relations team in Baltimore was also named managing director.

Partner and CEO Scott Hart said: “I am pleased to announce this year’s class of partners and managing directors, and to recognize these individuals for their hard work and valuable contributions. Their talent, experience and leadership will ensure StepStone’s continued growth across all verticals. I look forward to seeing them succeed in their new positions.”

StepStone is in an expansion mode, as assets under management have grown from $80.5 billion in 2020 to $127 billion as of December 31.