GPB Capital Holdings LLC, a New York-based alternative asset management firm, has hired Brian Weisenberger as managing director to lead the firm’s new in-house communications team.
Weisenberger was most recently executive director of product and due diligence at Ascendant Capital. He joined Ascendant Capital in 2015 from Williams Financial Group where, as senior vice president of alternative investments, he led all due diligence, product strategy, and sales initiatives for the firm’s alternative investment platform.
Prior to this role, he served as vice president of alternative investments, investment research and due diligence at NFP Securities Inc., where he was responsible for managing all aspects of the alternative investment platform.
“Our ongoing growth, and that of our various operating partners across the country, depends on the effective external and internal communication of key data, insights, and messages,” said David Gentile, founder and CEO of GPB Capital. “Brian’s many years of experience managing alternative investment platforms, products, and strategies position him well to help us best utilize our in-house communications and marketing services to achieve our goals.”
Weisenberger graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in economics and holds a chartered financial analyst designation.
Earlier this month, GPB hired Michael Cohn to serve as managing director and chief compliance officer. Cohn was most recently a securities compliance examiner and industry expert in the asset management unit of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division.
GPB Capital is a New York-based alternative asset management firm that seeks to acquire income-producing private companies. GPB Capital seeks to provide its operating companies with the strategic planning, managerial insight, and capital needed to enable strong businesses to achieve the next level of growth and profitability. GPB Capital has raised more than $1.5 billion in capital.