Eaton Partners has appointed Bill McLeod as a managing director. He will be based in the firm’s San Francisco office.
McLeod will focus on growing Eaton Partners’ direct private capital raising platform, advising clients on strategy and providing direct opportunities to investors across the globe. In addition, he will expand Eaton’s origination efforts in the acquisition of new fund clients across the full range of alternative investment strategies.
Most recently, McLeod was a senior managing director in Stifel’s equities group.
McLeod initially joined Stifel when the firm acquired Thomas Weisel Partners in July 2010, where he previously led the capital markets and investment teams for over six years.
In April, Eaton Partners announced the formation of a team dedicated to direct capital raising, providing opportunities to institutional clients who are pursuing investments outside of the traditional commingled fund structure. Eaton Partners became a wholly owned subsidiary and affiliate of Stifel in January 2016. In addition to the new San Francisco location, Eaton Partners has offices in Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, San Diego, Shanghai and Rowayton, Conn.