Gladstone Securities LLC, an affiliated broker-dealer of The Gladstone Companies, has hired Zach Adams as its vice president of operations.
Gladstone Securities serves as the dealer manager for alternative investment offerings for certain affiliated Gladstone funds, including Gladstone Land Corporation (Nasdaq: LAND) and Gladstone Commercial Corporation (Nasdaq: GOOD).
In his new role, Adams will be responsible for operational infrastructure, technology platform, new fund on-boarding, client services, transfer agent and custodial firm matters, and will support the distribution efforts of the company’s affiliated funds’ current and future product offerings.
Adams has been in the financial services industry for more than nine years. Prior to joining Gladstone, he served as managing director for Timbrel Capital, where he was responsible for the implementation and maintenance of alternative investment distribution.
“We’ve worked with Zach for several years during his time at other firms, so we’re excited to have him formally join our new team at Gladstone Securities,” said John Kent, head of capital markets at The Gladstone Companies. “With the experience he has in the industry generally, as well as with our offerings and our affiliated companies specifically, Zach will be a key contributor to making our offerings run efficiently and effectively as the amount of capital we raise continues to grow.”
According to his LinkedIn page, Adams previously served as managing director and head of operations at Evolv Capital Partners, and director of business development in the institutional solutions division at NuView Trust. He graduated from Barry University with a bachelor’s degree in professional administration.
Adams is the company’s third recent hire, joining national sales manager John Sabey and national accounts manager Sean Boyd, as the company continues to build out its distribution team.
The company previously engaged third-party vendors and their wholesaling and national accounts teams to distribute preferred stock offerings for Gladstone Land and Gladstone Commercial, both publicly traded real estate investment trusts.
Gladstone Securities specializes in fundraising and advisory services for affiliated funds of The Gladstone Companies. Gladstone Securities LLC is the investment banking affiliate of Gladstone Management Corporation, an investment adviser headquartered in the Washington, DC area, with offices in New York, Texas, Washington, Illinois and California.
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