Mr. West joined Ridgeway in 2012 and focuses on the firm's private equity business. Prior to Ridgeway, Mr. West was a Product Specialist for Alternative Investments with PineBridge Investments (formerly AIG Investments). From 2010 to 2012, his responsibilities included marketing private equity and private credit solutions to new and existing institutional investors. Prior to this role, Mr. West worked as an investment professional in the Private Funds Group of PineBridge Investments from 2007 until 2012 where he was responsible for sourcing, performing due diligence, analyzing and monitoring private equity fund investments. Prior to joining PineBridge Investments, Mr. West worked with the Mergers & Acquisitions Insurance Group of AIG in 2006. Prior to joining AIG, Mr. West led the regional acquisitions team of the Brooke Corporation from 2004 until 2005. There his team successfully acquired 14 independent property and casualty insurance agencies. He began his finance career in 2003 with a boutique investment bank in New York. Mr. West received a BA in English from the University of Tennessee in 1992, an MA in English from the State University of West Georgia in 1998 and an MBA with dual concentrations in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago in 2002. Mr. West currently holds the Series 7 and 63 registrations with FINRA.
Mr. Desmoine WestManaging Director