Robertson Stephens, an investment advisory firm for high net worth individuals, family offices, institutions and corporations, has appointed Ron Resnick as chief operating officer of subsidiary Robertson Stephens Asset Management (RSAM).
Resnick, who also joins the firm’s executive committee, will be responsible for the oversight of administration, operations and legal activities for RSAM.
Resnick is a 25-year veteran in managing alternative assets platforms. He co-founded CounselWorks, a consulting company providing business strategy and regulatory advice to hedge funds, private equity firms, investment advisors and broker-dealers, which was sold to Duff & Phelps.
Prior to starting CounselWorks he was a managing partner and the chief administrative officer and general counsel of Highbridge Capital Management, where he launched over 20 hedge funds and was instrumental in building Highbridge into a USD16 billion private global alternative before negotiating its sale to JP Morgan Asset Management for USD1.4 billion.
Previously, Resnick co-founded Harmonic Fund Services, an offshore hedge fund administration company, and he was a partner at Corbin Capital Partners, a fund of hedge funds business.
“Ron has an impressive history – not just at managing a multi-billion dollar alternative asset firm, but also as a successful entrepreneur,” says Joe Piazza, chairman and CEO of Robertson Stephens. “He will be instrumental in helping us launch the Robertson Stephens Venture Opportunities Fund, as well as other funds in the planning stages. His wealth of business and legal experience in alternatives investment management will be a tremendously valuable asset to our clients. I could not be more pleased about his appointment.”
“Over nearly three decades, Ron has built an impressive track record of strategic, operational and commercial accomplishments,” says Ren Riley, president of Robertson Stephens Asset Management. “He has proven to be an effective, trusted leader and brings a strong reputation for developing people and inspiring teams.”
Resnick says: “I am honoured to continue Robertson Stephens' legacy of supporting Silicon Valley’s innovators; I look forward to partnering with Joe, Ren and our talented senior leadership team to execute our vision for helping accelerate today’s brightest companies, their leaders and key employees.”