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Principal and Managing Director
Marquette Chester is a Principal and Managing Director for the Investor Relations and Product Development group at WL Ross & Co. LLC. As Managing Director, Mr. Chester is responsible for coordinating global investor relations and in conjunction with the global sales team, distribution for the entire private equity platform, to include Direct Private Capital and Fund of Funds. In his role, he leads the Investor Relations and Product Management areas and is part of the strategic planning and direction of the firm. Mr. Chester is a senior liaison to many of the firm’s largest private equity investors.
Mr. Chester joined Invesco in 2000. Prior to his current role he served as Managing Director in Institutional Sales & Service for eleven years. As a Managing Director, he was responsible for relationship and new business generation for institutional investors in public funds. Mr. Chester has more than 25 years of experience in the investment management industry.
Mr. Chester graduated from Duke University in 1983 with a B.A. in Economics. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP) Foundation.
Rohina Bhandari is a Senior Director of Marketing and Investor Relations at WL Ross & Co. LLC. In her current role, Ms. Bhandari plays a pivotal role in the syndication of WL Ross funds and co-investments with investors globally with a special focus on the family office and private wealth channel.
Prior to joining WL Ross & Co. in October 2013, Ms. Bhandari was a Managing Director at PineBridge Investments and its predecessor firm, AIG Investments, from 2004 until her departure in June 2012. Ms. Bhandari focused on the placement of global private equity across co-investments, secondaries, growth capital, mezzanine and buyouts. Ms. Bhandari has worked in the industry for 17 years.
Ms. Bhandari received her M.S. in Finance from George Washington University and Masters in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management. She was also the recipient of the George Washington School of Business Alumni Excellence Award in 2013 and sits on the Young Fellowship Board for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards – a youth achievement program developed and lead by the British Monarchy in 144 countries.
Eric R. London
Eric R. London is Senior Director and Client Portfolio Manager for WL Ross & Co. LLC. In this role, he is involved in new product development and fostering strategic client solutions. He also serves as a client portfolio manager, product specialist and Invesco sales team liaison. Mr. London leads endowment, foundation and corporate pension plan coverage for the investor relations team.
Mr. London joined WL Ross & Co. in 2014. From 2007 to 2014, he was Principal for Credit Suisse’s Customized Fund Investment Group, where he co-led the special situations team and managed institutional client portfolios and accounts. From 2005 to 2007, he was Senior Investment Analyst for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where he was involved in building and investing the private equity portfolio. Eric London has been in the industry since 1998.
Mr. London earned his B.A. from Yeshiva University and his M.B.A. from Boston University, where he was a recipient of the Dean’s Achievement Scholarship. He holds the Series 7 and 63 designations.
Joanna S. Weiss is Vice President of Investor Relations and Marketing at WL Ross & Co. LLC. In this role, her responsibilities include all aspects of client service and new business development.
Ms. Weiss joined WL Ross in 2004. From 2004 to 2007, she was a Junior Analyst for at WL Ross & Co., where she focused on the retail sector and assisted with the Firm’s trading and operations. Prior to joining WL Ross & Co., Ms. Weiss worked as Client Relations Manager for MyRichUncle, a start-up student loan company. Ms. Weiss has been in the industry since 2004.
Ms. Weiss earned her B.B.A. in Finance and Management from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University. She holds the Series 7 and 63 designations.
Rowland D. Hunt
Assistant Vice President
Rowland D. Hunt is Assistant Vice President of Investor Relations for WL Ross & Co. LLC. In this role, he manages client servicing for all fund investors.
Mr. Hunt joined WL Ross & Co. in 2010. From 2006 to 2008, he was an Associate in Investor Relations & Marketing at The Carlyle Group in New York, where he oversaw marketing and investor relations for a $900 million specialty investment fund.
Mr. Hunt earned his B.A. in International Studies from American University in Washington, DC.
Assistant Vice President
Michael J. Fitzpatrick
Michael J. Fitzpatrick is an Associate for the WL Ross & Co. investment management team and the investor relations and marketing team. In this role, he is responsible for performing comprehensive market research and analysis, as well as planning and executing direct marketing and new business activities.
Mr. Fitzpatrick joined WL Ross in 2014. From 2013 to 2014, he was an Associate on the investment solutions team for Invesco Fixed Income, where he assisted in the client portfolio management of all fixed income investment products. Mr. Fitzpatrick has been in the industry since 2013.
Mr. Fitzpatrick earned his B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Finance from Syracuse University.
Michelle A. Seager
Michelle A. Seager is an Associate for the WL Ross & Co. investor relations and marketing team. In this role, she is responsible for performing comprehensive market research and analysis, as well as planning and executing direct marketing and new business activities.
Ms. Seager joined WL Ross in 2015. Prior to joining WL Ross, Ms. Seager was a Senior Associate in the management consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Ms. Seager earned her B.A. in Organizational Studies and Political Science from University of Michigan.
WL Ross & Co. LLC
1166 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
WL Ross & Co. LLC is an investment adviser and is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Invesco Ltd.