August 2023

LONDON; August 17, 2023 – FIRSTavenue, a leading global private funds placement agent and investment advisory firm specialising in real assets, private credit, private equity and associated capital solutions, is thrilled to announce a series of promotions that reflect our commitment to fostering talent, driving innovation, and delivering excellence in our field.


John Linger, Partner and Head of US Marketing

John Linger has been promoted to the position of Partner and Head of US Marketing. His dedication, creativity and deep industry insights make him the ideal choice to guide our North American marketing efforts into the future.


Dan Quin and Dominic Schultens to Managing Directors with Specialised Roles

Dan Quin and Dominic Schultens have both been promoted to the role of Managing Director, acknowledging their exceptional contributions and outstanding leadership. Moreover, Dan and Dominic are set to take on new responsibilities as they respectively step into the roles of Head of Infrastructure Project Management and Head of Capital Solutions Project Management.


Rachael Pickering to Director, Business Strategy and Execution

Rachael Pickering's exceptional contributions to Business Strategy and Execution, means she has been elevated to the role of Director. In her new capacity, Rachael dedicates herself to enhancing our business strategy, functional processes and our global communication and branding strategy.


Hannah Connolly and Josh Pauk to Vice President Roles

Hannah Connolly and Josh Pauk's unwavering dedication and commitment have earned them well-deserved promotions to Vice President roles. These positions come with the exciting challenge of leading new placement mandates, reflecting their exceptional capabilities and confidence in navigating complex markets and client needs.


FIRSTavenue’s Managing Partner and CEO, Paul Buckley, expressed his enthusiasm for the promotions, stating, “We are pleased to announce these well-deserved promotions, recognising the outstanding talent and dedication of our team members. Each individual has demonstrated a strong performance in their respective business areas, showcasing their unwavering commitment to our company's success.


About FIRSTavenue

FIRSTavenue is a leading independent global placement agent and advisory firm specialising in private credit, real assets, private equity and associated capital solutions. Since the firm’s inception in 2006, it has raised more than $30 billion of capital commitments on behalf of its clients. The firm maintains a global presence via its headquarters in London and offices in New York, Hong Kong and Hamburg, and today consist of over 50 professionals.