Kingswood U.S., part of a network of independent wealth management firms that oversees more than $13 billion in client assets globally, has appointed Kevin Ernst as a managing director within the firm’s investment banking group. Kingswood Investments, a division of Kingswood Capital Partners LLC, recently announced the hiring of Edward Tsuker as CEO and Ariel Imas as president to facilitate the strategic expansion of this group.
Ernst brings more than 34 years of experience in senior positions at industry-leading organizations, including Merrill Lynch, UBS, American Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. Most recently he served as the CIO for a Canadian Family Office in Toronto, actively investing in technology, mining, life sciences and cannabis companies. He also has significant experience providing advanced planning and guidance to companies preparing to go public.