FS Investments, a leading alternative asset manager and sponsor of alternative investment programs, has hired Ryan Robertson as national sales manager to oversee all external and internal sales professionals across the firm’s distribution channels. Robertson will report to executive vice president and head of distribution Steve DeAngelis.
“Ryan’s strong experience leading sales teams and robust relationships with both wirehouses and regional broker-dealers make him an ideal fit for our expanding distribution platform,” said DeAngelis. “He will guide our sales team’s efforts as we continue to rapidly broaden our product suite and concentrate more and more on the consultative, advisory side of the evolving distribution landscape.”
Prior to joining FS Investments, Robertson was at Goldman Sachs Asset Management for eight years, most recently as a vice president and divisional sales manager for their wirehouse and regional broker-dealer distribution channel.
Prior to joining Goldman, Robertson served as a regional marketing director at Hartford Mutual Funds. Before beginning his career in financial services, he was a professional basketball player both in the NBA where he played for the Sacramento Kings, as well as in Europe.
Robertson currently sits on the advisory board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and previously was the chairman of St. Charles Community College and a board member of Chesterfield Day School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Kansas.
In other FS Investments news, last week Brian Gerson joined the firm as head of private credit.
FS Investments is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA with offices in New York, NY, Orlando, FL and Washington, DC. The firm had more than $20 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2017.