PPB Capital Partners
PPB Capital Partners is headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, just 20 minutes from downtown Philadelphia. PPB was launched in 2008 with the vision of partnering with wealth management firms and alternative asset managers to offer their investors a better way to access institutional alternative investments. As fiduciaries, we have invested close to one billion dollars of qualified assets into over 50 institutional fund structures that we custom design and manage for the largest and most respected firms in the industry.
MEET THE TEAM
Brendan architected PPB’s turnkey alternative investment platform and innovated the industry’s simplified access to institutional-quality alternative investment strategies for financial advisors and high-net-worth investors.
Prior to PPB, Brendan co-founded Pacer Financial LLC, a venture that focused on the distribution of alternative investment products to financial intermediaries. Previously, Brendan played an integral part in the launching of the Hartford Leaders distribution enterprise, in conjunction with Hartford Financial Services Group, American Funds, Massachusetts Financial Services, and Franklin Templeton. Brendan started his career with PLANCO, as a Regional Marketing Director, making his mark as a continuous sales leader in the independent broker/dealer and wire house channels.
Brendan graduated with his bachelor’s degree from Temple University and a Masters in Public Administration from the Fels Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. Brendan holds Series 6, 7, 63, and 65 licenses.
Adam comes to PPB with nearly 25 years of corporate finance, investment banking, commercial banking, and operations of numerous private partnerships.
Prior to PPB, Adam was a partner and managing director of a boutique investment banking firm specializing in structuring and financing complex tax-oriented renewable energy transactions. Also while at Gemstone, Adam advised and led the development of specialized finance funds around the country targeting renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Previously, Adam was Founder and CFO of a successful bank computer processing business until its sale in 2001. Additionally, early in his career, Adam was a Senior Financial Analyst for CoreStates Bank, NA and its investment bank completing nearly $1 billion in transactions.
Adam graduated with his MBA from The George Washington University with a concentration in Finance and Investments. He also received dual undergraduate degrees in Finance and Real Estate Development from The American University.
Kate brings 21 years of experience to the PPB Executive Management Team, including financial product marketing/positioning/brand development, fund administration/operations, and relationship management.
Prior to PPB, Kate was a Marketing Programs Implementation Manager for SEI, where she was responsible for planning, coordinating and executing marketing and communications strategies for various investment programs to SEI’s RIA clients. Kate was awarded the “SEI Investments 2002 Marketing Achievement” award. Kate built her foundation in investments at PLANCO/Hartford Financial Services Group. She led the key account relationships team in the Mid-Atlantic and a team of marketers responsible for developing and executing the marketing programs for the nation’s #1 selling variable annuity.
Kate graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from Muhlenberg College.
Chris comes to PPB with over 35 years of experience as an attorney specializing in securities, corporate and regulatory matters. Over the years, Chris has participated in the structuring, drafting and compliance issues for over 25 registered public offerings and over 300 private placements of securities for issuers or underwriters, as well as continuing compliance for public companies, broker/dealers, investment advisors and banks.
In 2010, after a career with law firms and in an in-house legal department, Chris opened his own office for the practice of law in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, focusing on corporate, securities and compliance matters. Chris worked with PPB as outside counsel before taking on the role of PPB’s CCO in 2015.
In 1978, Chris received his BA, Magna Cum Laude from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York, where he successfully completed the Integral Honors Program, with majors in History and French and Minors in Political Science and Philosophy. In 1981, Chris received his Juris Doctor degree from the Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York. He has been engaged in the practice of law since 1981.
Frank brings over twenty years of asset management, portfolio construction and financial advisory experience to PPB. As Chief Investment Strategist, he assists RIAs in constructing client portfolios that best utilize alternative investment managers.
Prior to PPB, Frank was a senior member of the portfolio management team at Hatteras Funds where he managed several of the firm’s alternative investment fund of funds and co-investment strategies. Earlier in his career, he helped source managers and build alternative investment portfolios at various multi-family offices including Abbot Downing (formerly Calibre Investment Consulting) and GenSpring Family Offices.
Frank holds both the CFA and CAIA charters and he earned his MBA from the Fuqua School at Duke University and his Bachelor of Science degree from Villanova University.
Bryan is an Investment Associate at PPB Capital Partners. Prior to joining PPB, he was a Wealth Management Associate at JP Morgan Securities in Philadelphia.
Bryan started his career as an Investment Bank Operations Analyst at JP Morgan, in New York City and Newark, Delaware. Bryan attended the Lebow College of Business at Drexel University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a dual concentration in Finance and Marketing. Bryan passed level 1 of the CFA program and currently holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses.
Bryan is originally from Colts Neck, New Jersey and currently resides in the city of Philadelphia. Bryan enjoys playing and watching sports, as well as spending time with his family and friends.
Alyssa is an Operations Associate at PPB Capital Partners. Alyssa has 18 years of experience in accounting and financial analysis working with small businesses. Alyssa’s responsibilities include managing the daily operations of funds on PPB’s platform, back-office support and client relations.
Alyssa attended Neumann College, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She is also a registered Notary in the state of Pennsylvania.
Alyssa resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband and two children. Outside of work, Alyssa’s time is spent assisting at a non-profit organization benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and creating memories with her family and friends.
Marce is an Operations Associate at PPB Capital Partners. Prior to joining PPB, Marce worked at SEI as an Accounting Supervisor in the Private Equity Department. He began his career at SEI as an Accounting Analyst where he developed a vast accounting knowledge while working on over 100 different alternative investment products. Marce graduated from Peirce College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and graduated with his MBA from Rosemont College.
Marce was born and raised in Philadelphia and currently resides in the Montgomery County area. Marce enjoys all things cars and sports, specifically football and basketball. He spends most of his time with his family and friends, especially his children Christian and Morgan.