Southwestern Asset Management, a Texas-based farm and farm-related real estate fund manager, has hired Ron Rodriguez as executive vice president of capital markets to oversee the company’s national capital raising efforts.
Rodriguez, who has more than 30 years of experience in alternative investments and financial planning, has raised capital via the distribution of various investment vehicles, including Regulation D private placements, 1031 exchange offerings, interval funds, exchange traded funds, and separately managed accounts, along with being a financial advisor during the first half of his career.
“Ron immediately clicked with our existing team…,” said Cole Gilliam Parks, president and managing member of Southwestern Asset Management. “As we expand our offering into the managing broker-dealer space, I’m excited to have him riding for our brand and out sharing our vision, mission, and values in the marketplace.”
Prior to joining Southwestern Asset Managment, Rodriguez served as vice president for Phoenix American Hospitality, where he oversaw the company’s sales efforts throughout the western states, as well as Texas and Louisiana.
Before that, he served in sales positions at Triton Pacific Securities, where he built out the registered investment advisor channel for western markets, and at PTX Securities, where he increased territory sales of Regulation D industrial real estate private placement and section 1031 properties by 600 percent in a year, the company said.
Rodriguez’s career also includes territory and wholesaler team management at Stadion Money Management, Resource Real Estate, and Griffin Capital Securities. During the first half of his career, he was a financial advisor with USAA Investment Management and JPMorgan Chase.
Rodriguez attended the University of Texas at San Antonio, majoring in economics, and is currently a certified financial planner and level 1 Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association candidate. He holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 63, and 65 securities licenses.
Southwestern Asset Management manages multiple limited partnerships, real estate investments, and owns a registered investment advisor.