March 2021

LONDON / NEW YORK - Derek Larson has joined FIRSTavenue, a leading global private funds placement agent and investment advisory firm, as Director within our North American Distribution team and will be focusing on accounts across the Western US.

Derek has over 8 years of experience in private market fundraising and advisory. Prior to joining FIRSTavenue, Derek worked as a Vice President at Champlain Advisors on their North American Distribution team, raising capital and advising clients across various strategies, including private equity, real estate and credit funds. Previously to this, Derek worked for Harken Capital where his primary responsibilities included secondary advisory, project management and fundraising. Derek’s career in private markets began at Goldman Sachs in the Alternative Investments and Manager Selection (AIMS) group where he assisted institutional investors on a wide range of investment and financial related issues, primarily focusing on private equity fund of funds. Derek started his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Derek earned a Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics from Brigham Young University – Idaho.

Derek Dietrich, Partner and Head of Distributions, Americas said "We’re thrilled to welcome Derek to the team. His relationships and expertise within the institutional investor universe will be incredibly valuable to First Avenue."

About FIRSTavenue
FIRSTavenue is a leading independent global advisory and capital placement business focused on private funds and private companies. FIRSTavenue covers the significant investors in the developed world and the developing world. FIRSTavenue is differentiated by the breadth and depth of its reach through four global offices and benefits from a team of former pension consultants on staff.