Adam Raleigh is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Markets Group, the world’s leading conference organizer serving the investment management industry. Mr. Raleigh founded the firm in 2009. Since then, Markets Group has run more than 400 conferences in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and has been recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies in the US through ranking in the Inc 500 and Inc 5000. With over 75 team members and offices in New York, London and Singapore, we offer the largest conference investor relations team globally.
Mr. Raleigh, a native of Cleveland, OH, is a graduate of Kent State University, where he earned a B.A. in Finance.
Prior to Markets Group, Mr. Raleigh was a fixed income broker and developed investor education programs for IMN-Euromoney, Institutional Investor Awards and other leading firms focused on the needs of investors worldwide. Additionally, Mr. Raleigh has held series 7 and 63 licenses.
Mr. Raleigh is a board member of Trout Unlimited’s Coldwater Conservation Fund (TU), Friends of the Upper Delaware River (FUDR) and Friends of Mount Sinai.
Adena, a New York native, contributes to the production and program management of the U.S. Private Wealth Series through content formulation, investor relations and event planning. Prior to Markets Group, Adena reported and provided editorial assistance for InvestmentWires, a financial publication based in New York City.
Adena graduated from Pace University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a Journalism concentration.
Amanda Jiang is a Program Manager at Markets Group. Prior to joining the firm, she was in charge of Investor Relations at a public medical device company as the spokesperson to the investment community. Ms. Jiang received a degree in Political Science and International Relations from Syracuse University Maxwell School.
Mr. Ortiz heads the production practice at Markets Group. He’s been Head of Production for Institutional Events in LatAm and leads the Production EMEA team. Mr. Ortiz studied Political Science in Madison, Wisconsin and mastered in International Political Economy at New York University. Prior to joining Markets Group, Mr. Ortiz managed account relations at ACCION USA in New York, worked as an independent researcher in Curitiba, Brazil and handled management and financial services for different enterprises in Wisconsin. Mr. Ortiz was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia and is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese.
Andrew Baranich is based in New York and is responsible for business development of the Private Wealth Forums. He has marketing and development experience with large-scale and niche events. Andrew’s prior work includes expanding North American and global events in real estate, emerging technologies and corporate legal compliance.
Andrew is responsible for Investor Relations and Program Management for the EMEA region. Prior to joining Markets Group, Andrew worked as a consultant in the legal and start-up fields. Andrew earned a JD from the University of Maryland – Francis King Carey School of Law and a BA from Dickinson College. In addition, Andrew is a citizen of the United States and Germany, and is fluent in English and German.
Ann is responsible for production and program management for the U.S. Private Wealth team. Prior to joining Markets Group, Ann worked as an educator in Indiana and New York public schools. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University in 2015 and joined Markets Group in November 2017.
Audrey is responsible for production on the Private Equity division. She has experience in communications, logistics, analytical research and event management. She earned her Bachelors in Politics, Gender Studies and Arabic at the University of Cape Town and her Masters in International Development at the University of Amsterdam where she focused on security infrastructure.
Ben Ettlinger is responsible for Program Managment and Investor Relations for the Private Wealth division. A recent graduate from Binghamton University, where Ben specialized his studies by earning a Bachelors Degree in Economics.
Prior to Markets Group, Ben was able to gain experience by working in the Marketing and PR sector.
Mr. Davey joined Markets Group in November 2015, where he is responsible for business development and client relations on the Institutional Real Estate team. He has prior sales and business development experience working with CBS New York, along with a real estate investment trust (REIT).
Mr. Davey received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Manhattan College, with a concentration in Advertising and a minor in Business.
Mr. Friedberg heads up Markets Group’s Sponsor Relationships and Client Development throughout the world. Prior to Markets Group, he spent ten years in wealth management working with both retail and institutional investors in dealing with a wide array of financial instruments. Mr. Friedberg graduated from Binghamton University with a BS degree in Financial Economics and also attended Fordham Law School.
Mr. Intemann is responsible for production as well as investor relations. Prior to Markets Group he worked for an events and marketing company. He graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 2016 with a BA in Economics.
Ms. Gomez-Lacazette is responsible for production and development for the Energy series within the Energy and Infrastructure Projects Group.
Prior to joining Markets Group, she worked at Garrigues , an international law firm, as a corporate lawyer at their Spain offices.
Mr. Hoarty a recent graduate of Quinnipiac University Class of 2017 obtained a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Management and International Business. Christopher also attended The Institute for American University in Aix-en-Provence, France to study and work for fashion powerhouse Fendi in both the Paris and New York office. Christopher’s past experience at Fendi was a role in Business development and client relations, creating business and brand awareness strategies for Fendi Casa the company’s lifestyle line.
Cory is responsible for business development and client relations across the U.S and Canada Institutional Series. Prior to joining Markets Group Cory held positions in the banking and financial services industry. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Adelphi University where he was a member of the lacrosse team.
Mr. Blasi joins Markets Group as a Relationship Manager focusing on the alternative investments landscape. Prior to Markets Group, Earl spent several years working for Context Summits, where he focused on asset management. Mr. Blasi graduated from King’s College with a B.S. in Marketing and Seton Hall University, where he earned his MBA in Operations and Supply Chain Management.
Mr. Giusfredi is responsible for the business development and client engagement within the Alternative Investment team at Markets Group. Prior to joining Markets Group, he played soccer at Seton Hall University and professionally around the world. After his professional retirement, he worked as a Sales Representative in the Latam territory for a software company in New York City.
Georgia Quinones is responsible for the program development for the US Institutional Investor group. Prior to joining Markets Group, Mrs. Quinones worked as a client service manager for an independent RIA as well as Euromoney Institutional Investor, both in Europe and in the US. Mrs. Quinones received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Oregon and a Post-Graduate Certificate in International Business from St. Mary’s University in London.
Gerlim hails from the Dominican Republic. She holds a B.A. in Marketing from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre & Maestra in Santiago, Dominican Republic; a M.A. in Corporate Communications from EAE Business School in Madrid, Spain and a M.A. in Image, Publicity and Corporate Identity from Universidad Camilo José Cela in Madrid, Spain. Speaks English and Spanish fluently.
Giseli is responsible for Markets Group's operations and logistics. She is accountable for the strategic management of a multi-million dollar budget, dispersed among 14+ countries. Prior to Markets Group, she has held positions with Banco Nossa Caixa (Banco do Brasil), Santander Bank and UNICAMP (University of Campinas).
Giseli earned a BA Degree in Business and Marketing from Escola Superior de Administração e Comunicação in Brazil, a MA Degree in Economics and International Business from City University of New York and has attended executive classes at NYU and Columbia University.
I’m an Office Manager/Executive Assistant by trade. Before joining I did a similar role at an invest firm for the past 3 years where I helped establish new procedures and improved culture . I studied Business Marketing and Psychology.
Harry is responsible for production of events as well as investor relations for the U.S. Private Wealth Team at Markets Group. Prior to joining Markets Group, Mr. Garland worked as an Internal Wholesaler at Investec Asset Management, in which he covered the territories of Florida and the Caribbean Islands. Additionally, Mr. Garland has held series 7 & 63 licenses.
Jacopo Gaspardone holds responsibilities as an investor Relations Associate for the European region. Prior to joining the team, he lived in Los Angeles where he pursued a Bachelor’s Degree from Loyola Marymount University in Communications with a focus in Business Administration. A native Italian, Mr. Gaspardone is also fluent in English and Spanish and speaks basic French.
Jade Benoit supports the sales team by maintaining client relationships across European and Latin American markets.
Prior to joining the team, Jade managed stakeholders for real estate conferences across the US and served as an adjunct professor at College of Staten Island.
Jade holds a B.A. in English Literature from Louisiana State University, as well as an MFA in Creative Writing from UNC-Wilmington.
Originally from Cape Cod, a town called Sandwich to be exact! Graduated from Syracuse University with a BA in Economics. He will forever bleed Orange. He came from a financial services background. In his spare time he enjoys marathon training and trying different NYC restaurants every week.
Jane is a London based project manager of EMEA investor forums. Prior to that, she was a Senior Conference Producer at PEI Media looking after private equity real estate and real estate debt events. Before that Jane was a Project Director at the GRI Club responsible for investor meetings in Russia and UK.
Mr. Peet holds responsibilities on the production side of the US/Canada Institutional team. He received his Bachelors of Science degree at College of Charleston in 2012 and continued to develop a career in Marine Biology. For two years, he worked with NOAA to manage Atlantic fishery stocks of the North East. After interning at Lazard in 2015, Mr. Peet followed his interest of financial strategies to Markets Group in April 2016.
Javier Grullon is responsible for the business development and client engagement within the Institutional Real Estate and Alternative Investment team. Mr. Grullon graduated from Syracuse University with a concentration in International Business and is driven by his passion to make a difference in the Community.
Jessica Kaplan is an Operations Associate at Markets Group. Jessica attended UMass, Amherst where she earned a bachelor degree in Resource Economics from the Isenberg School of Management.
Mr. Zajas is responsible for marketing outreach and new business development across all all sectors (Real Estate, Private Equity, Alternatives, Private Wealth, and Institutional Investor Teams). He is responsible for generating new leads and attracting new business to these sectors through various marketing tactics. He also responsible for in house data development and marketing budgets.
He has previously worked in the financial sector at Bank of America. He holds a degree in International Business from Canisius College in Buffalo.
Joyce Riley is an Operations Associate at Markets Group. She is originally from The Gambia West Africa, and has spent the past decade travelling around the world. Joyce holds a BSC in Agriculture from National Pingtung University Of Science & Technology in Taiwan and a Masters in Events and Luxury Management from Barcelona Spain. Prior to joining Markets group she worked as a project manager for a world bank funded development project in Africa training women and youth on entrepreneurship and business development and later as a Conference Assistant at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Arts Barcelona. In her free time she organizes events that fund her charity organization which focuses on girls education and women empowerment in developing countries.
Kaitlyn is a program manager, working in investor relations on the U.S. institutional forum team at Markets Group. She was previously a journalist writing for the magazine Institutional Allocator. She spent two years covering commercial real estate at Real Estate Finance & Investment magazine. Prior to that she worked as a curation manager at Stringr, a breaking news startup. Kait graduated with a master’s degree in journalism from New York University in 2014 with a concentration in magazine writing. She has contributed to Time Out New York, Mic, Bedford + Bowery, DNAinfo New York and Gotham Magazine.
Prior to Markets Group Kari worked in Media Buying for Television and Radio. Kari earned her BA in Communication and a Master’s degree in Management from Wake Forest University.
Ms. Perez coordinates and manages strategic promotional partnerships to generate leads across all sectors (Real Estate, Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Private Wealth, Energy & Infrastructure, and Institutional Investor Teams). She works closely with managers, sales, and production team members to ensure proper integration into marketing strategies or tactics. She also assists in identifying and conceptualizing creative assets needed to support promotional opportunities and partnerships.
In addition, Ms. Perez assists in the firm’s CRM day-to-day operations such as executing and maintaining the configuration, reporting, training, support, and maintenance.
Ms. Perez is a NY native and graduated in 2012 with a B.A. in Communications with a Radio, TV, Film concentration.
Mr. O’Connor is responsible for Private Wealth production and investor relations for the EMEA Region. Prior to joining Markets Group, Kevin worked for ServiceStar Capital Management, a private equity real estate development company. Additionally, while in undergrad, Kevin developed and testified his own carbon tax bill to Vermont’s House Transportation Committee.
Mr. O’Connor received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont with a double major in Economics and Environmental Studies and receiving independent academic achievement awards from both majors. Kevin has a strong interest in econometrics, climate finance, alternative investments, and artificial intelligence.
Kevin can be contacted for participation in Private Wealth Forums.
Ms. Griffiths is responsible for the management and industry relationships at US Markets. She focuses her time identifying US and international asset managers and service providers that aide US state, public and corporate pension funds increase efficiencies and investment returns.
Leslie Kramer is Managing Editor of Markets Group’s publication Institutional Allocator. She has worked as a financial journalist for over ten years, writing for a variety of publications covering institutional and individual investor topics. She has also produced financial conferences, hosted video segments and produced Webinars.
Logan is from NYC. He has worked with C-Level executives for many events behalf of Operations for Alternatives, Hedge Fund Compliance and the Legal Marketing Association at American Conference Institute. Prior to working here, Logan worked over at GDS and CBS sports. He also enjoys playing sports and traveling throughout the world.
Mandy Lam is responsible for Investor relations at Markets Groups based in Singapore Office. Prior to joining the firm, she has experience in organizing events for the financial services industry across Asia Pacific region.
Ms. Tatis is a Colombian national, responsible for investor relations for the European Private Wealth Group. Prior to joining Markets Group, she held positions as a Hewlett Packard Product Manager for Polux Suministros, a technology company in Colombia, and a Jobber Supplies for Hewlett Packard Colombia.
Mr. Tattersall is based in London works with our Private Wealth team covering sponsorship relationships for the Forums in Europe. Prior to Markets Group he was at Informa covering a diverse portfolio including Hedge Funds, Corporate Finance, Alternatives and Energy and Infrastructure. Mr. Tattersall graduated with a BA in International Relations from the University of Leeds.
Mr. Laurent is responsible for production as well as investor relations across Europe for multi-asset and asset-specific meetings. Prior to Markets Group, he was a Business Development Specialist for consulting firms in Singapore, Bangkok and Jakarta. Mr. Laurent has graduated from Montpellier Business School in France and earned a Master’s degree in International Business.
Past year graduated from Rutgers University and worked at First standard financial, broker-dealer. Graduated with a BS degree in Labor Studies and Management. Was acquainted with series 7 material.
Nawshad Noorkhan is responsible for the business development and client engagement across EMEA within the Private Equity Group. Prior to joining Markets Group, Nawshad was the Head of Commercial at the Financial Times based out of London and was responsible for the Wealth and Asset Management forums business globally.
Prior to this, Mr. Noorkhan has held a variety of senior commercial positions with some of the world’s leading event businesses including Terrapin, Globaldata and Euromoney PLC where he was responsible for forecasting, team management and the profitability of multiple global event portfolios.
Nawshad spends a large part of his time working closely with institutional investors, fund managers and other leading asset managers and has gained valuable experience advising on capital raising efforts in a variety of complex and emerging markets.
Prior to Markets Group, Nicole worked in Investor Relations for a commodities hedge fund in Wilton, Connecticut. Nicole earned her BA in Psychology from University of Connecticut and a Master’s degree in Psychology from Adelphi University.
Nicole Vranizan is a Program Manager at Markets Group. Prior to joining the company, she worked in producing dynamic informational global healthcare events. Ms. Vranizan has also worked in Sponsorship sales for the Madison Square Garden Company. She holds her degree from West Virginia University.
Ms. Gorlatova is part of the Markets Group Hedge Fund Investor team with responsibility for Institutional Investor and Family Office relations in the US Pacific Region, Midwest and New York. Prior to joining Markets Group, Ms. Gorlatova worked as a Research Associate at Euromoney Institutional Investor. Ms. Gorlatova earned a Bachelor in Business Administration, majoring in Finance and Investments.
Ms. Gorlatova can be contacted for investor participation in the Hedge Fund Investor Meetings in San Francisco, Chicago and New York.
Orlanda Poblete has been in Singapore for more than 8 years now. She has sold delegate seats, as well as sponsorship sales for three different leading event companies based in Singapore. She is now working with Markets Group, Singapore as Delegate Sales Associate, handling the areas of Institutional Forums, Private Wealth Events, and Alternative Series in Asia.
Ms. Poblete is born and raised in Manila, Philippines. A Mass Communication graduate, having English and Tagalog as her major language.
Paola Segura heads up Markets Group’s Singapore office and oversees the Asia Pacific business. She has experience in Investor Relations, engaging with Institutional and Private Wealth investors through investment meetings to aid them with strategic manager selection. Prior to moving to Singapore, Paola was responsible for Markets Group’s Institutional client relationships in the EMEA region assisting asset managers in building relationships with pension funds, endowments, foundations, insurance companies and investment consultants.
Ms. Segura is both Colombian and American and was raised in France. She speaks Spanish, English and French, and holds a degree in Industrial Engineering.
Mr. Egan heads up Markets Group’s Delegate Sales efforts throughout the world and is also responsible for sponsorship sales within the Private Equity Group. Prior to working for Markets Group, Mr. Egan played baseball at Southern Connecticut State University in Connecticut. Mr. Egan holds a BS degree in Finance from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT.
Patrick is responsible for production and investor relations on the US & Canada Private Wealth team. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bryant University, with a concentration in Communication and a double minor in Business Administration and Film Studies. Patrick has prior business development and enterprise software sales experience with Connotate in New Brunswick, NJ and Tidestone Solutions in Portland, ME.
Poola Prithvi joins Markets Group as a Relationship Manager focusing predominantly on the institutional, private wealth and alternative investment forums in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to Markets Group, Poola helped launch and organize Eurekahedge’s inaugural asset owner forums in Hong Kong, Singapore, Geneva & Zurich wherein he hosted 90-100 family offices, pension funds and insurers for them to connect, share and discuss their alternative asset exposures and investment frameworks. He successfully facilitated introductions between asset managers and investors that have resulted in capital allocations.
Poola holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with a Minor in Entrepreneurship & Finance from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.
Mrs. Dalla is responsible for the business development and client engagement within the private equity series in the US, Europe & Latin America. With more than 10 years of experience in marketing and luxury events, Roberta has held positions such as Marketing Director and Events Manager at NAN CHILE and Cennarium USA. As an entrepreneur, she has experience in trade marketing, digital marketing services and digital platforms, and is passionate about strategy, business modeling and performances KPIs. She earned a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from the Unimar University in Brazil, has a certificate of Trade Marketing and Luxury Events, and is fluent in Portuguese (native), Spanish and English.
Samantha Pitre leads Market Group’s People Operations team and is responsible for leading the organization’s recruitment activities, directing our cultural initiatives, and managing our strategic growth. She is a Senior Human Resource Professional, with over 10 years of experience in facilitating various aspects of the life cycle of an employee including: talent management and retention, organizational structure, process and policy creation, and succession planning. She is a proven leader, who partners with the business to provide strategic and tactical plans related to People and Culture and who focuses on driving productivity, mitigating risk, maximizing profit, and increasing employee engagement. Samantha is a proud graduate of Agnes Scott College.
Samantha on the board of directors for the Bedford Stuyvesant YMCA and the NYC chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sean is responsible for the production, development and investor relations for the US Private Wealth Program series at Markets Group. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing from Manhattan College. Prior to joining Markets Group, Sean gained valuable experience in business development roles while working with professional and collegiate sports teams across the US.
Mr. Deiner is responsible for program management and investor relations at Markets Group. Prior to joining Markets Group, he was an Enterprise Analyst at Resourcive, an IT consulting firm. Mr. Deiner has also gained valuable experience working in private equity at Bertram Capital and working in wealth management at Stifel Financial Corp. Mr. Deiner played lacrosse at Marywood University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing.
Stephen Patchen is responsible for the business development and client engagement of Markets Group’s Real Estate Investor Forum’s. Prior to working at Markets Group Stephen worked as a Senior Business Development Manager for a conference company in New York City. He has a bachelor’s degree from Western Connecticut State University.
Mr. Raleigh is responsible for financial management and strategic planning for Markets Group. Prior to MG, he held financial and management positions at Progressive Insurance. Mr. Raleigh graduated with honors in Political Science at Kent State University in Ohio.
Tom Hind is responsible for business develpment across the US Private Wealth Forum Group. Prior to joining the Markets Group, Mr. Hind was the Director of Sales for the RIA Institute at Institutional Investor. Prior to Institutional Investor, Mr. Hind spent over a decade in asset management distribution with such firms as AllianceBernstein, JP Morgan and J&W Seligman. Mr. Hind graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing.
Mr. Mallon is responsible for Sponsor Relationships and Client Development within the Private Wealth Forum Group. Prior to Markets Group, he spent two years at a full service wealth advisory firm and gained valuable experience in the financial service industry. Mr. Mallon graduated from Babson College with an entrepreneurial mindset in 2012 and obtained a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in economics.
Mr. Mallon may be contacted for participation in our Private Wealth forums in the United States
Mr. McLean is a senior sales professional based in New York City. Mr. McLean’s focus at Markets Group is on the Alternative Investment community. Over the course of Mr. McLean’s career he has sold media space across print and digital platforms for the alternative investment space. Mr. McLean was also responsible for the creation and sales of several successful Hedge Fund/Investor conferences. Most recently Mr. McLean worked in commercial real estate in NYC. Mr. McLean is a graduate of Iona Collage with a degree in Communications.
Tony Patryn is responsible for the creation of marketing materials used both online and in print for Markets Group.
Prior to joining the team, Mr. Patryn was Creative Director for OTRIAD Digital Marketing in NYC and Junior Art Director for Brierton Design in Chicago, in which he was an essential asset to the company winning multiple awards for integrated marketing campaigns.
Mr. Patryn hold an Associates Degree of Applied Sciences in Graphic Design and Multimedia from Westwood College of Technology, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Columbia College in Chicago.
Will Hamilton-Hill is responsible for Sponsor Relationships and Client Development within the Hedge Fund Forum Group.
Prior to joining the Markets Group, Will has held multiple Sales Management roles within the Conference, Media/Publishing and Market Research industries. With specialty focuses on Pharmaceutical, IT, Healthcare, Financial and Energy sectors.
Will may be contacted for participation in our Alternative Series in the United States.
William Kazlauskas is the Office Manager at Markets Group. Prior to this he managed a youth gymnastics facility in upstate New York. William earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, where he studied Management and Business Administration.
Bill works as a Business Development Associate for the US & Canada Institutional Real Estate division. Prior to Markets Group he worked for private wealth management teams at Merrill Lynch and Stifel Nicolaus. He graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a BS in General Business/Commerce.
Xiang Qin is a Program Manager at Markets Group. Prior to joining the firm, Xiang Qin was a conference manager at a leading events company and has helped to produce and put together conferences in various industries.
Hailing from Singapore, Xiang Qin holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Management and is fluent in English and Mandarin.