Ramius expands marketing and client services group
Ramius, a global alternative investment firm, has made two senior appointments in its marketing and client services group.
David M. Thill, former managing director at K2 Advisors, has joined the firm as a managing director, and Daniel G. Lehmann, former director at K2 Advisors, has joined the firm as a firector.
Thill will be head of worldwide third party distribution and intermediary relationships and Lehmann will report to Thill.
In addition, Steven M. Tholen, a director at Ramius who joined the firm in March 2008 from John A. Levin, will report to Thill.
Jeffrey M. Solomon (pictured), a founder and managing member of Ramius, says: 'We are extremely pleased to welcome David and Dan to Ramius and we look forward to their contributions to our marketing and client services group. David brings extensive experience in developing global distribution networks and has an impressive track-record in creating institutional and high net worth client relationships in a broad range of geographies. Dan, among other things, brings a successful history of capital development with financial intermediaries.'
Prior to K2 Advisors, Thill spent three years at Meridian Capital Partners where he was a managing director and global head of distribution. Before joining Meridian Capital, he spent 14 years at Eaton Vance, serving most recently as vice president, regional sales director, New England. He started his career in 1985 with Merrill Lynch.
Lehmann also worked at Meridian Capital prior to K2 Advisors as director of client solutions. He was also the vice president of hedge fund research for Deutsche Bank Securities where he led sourcing, evaluation, and marketing of hedge gund of gunds for the firm's private wealth management group. Before joining Deutsche Bank Securities, he was vice president of alternative investment advisers at Robert Stephens Asset Management.
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