Leslie Carranza

Education

Education
Sep 1983 - May 1985

MBA

Sep 1976 - May 1980

BECE

Graduated Magna cum Laude with a 3.87 grade point average, 7th in a class of 250. 

Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities

Tau Beta Pi

Chi Epsilon

Dean's Award for Academic Excellence

JV Tennis Team

Interest

Cycling

Alpine skiing

Running

Cooking

Wines

Entertaining

Gardening

Interior Design

Art

Politics

Mentoring youth

Skills

Skills

Bloomberg

Work History

Work History
Feb 2009 - Present

Managing Director

Ridgeway Capital

Third Party Marketing representing hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity and select one off deals.  Capital raising for these investment managers.  Currently involved in raising capital for special situation credit opportunities, CTA, Long Short Equity, Agricultural Land and Production in Brazil, Long Short Credit, Senior Secured Lending, Pooled Trust Preferred Brazilian Real Estate. 

Feb 2006 - Dec 2007

Principal

Completed Assignments as Lead Recruiter

:

Fidelity Investments, Pyramis Global Advisors, Core and Core Plus Acquisitions Officer, Smithfield, RI

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Leader US Real Estate, New York, NY, Willem Vandooijerweert

Honeywell, Director, Americas East, Washington, DC, Tim Fitzpatrick

Investcorp, Associate, Asset Management, New York, NY, Terry Glanville

Investcorp, Senior Associate, Asset Management, New York, NY, Gianluca Montalti

Investcorp, Senior Associate, Asset Management, New York, NY, Steven Kim

Meadowlands Xanadu, CFO, Rutherford, NJ, Kevin Neuner

Meadowlands Xanadu, Senior Associate, Finance, Rutherford, NJ, Jason Robisch

Bear Stearns, Managing Director, Global Real Estate, New York, NY, Jaime Fuertes

Bear Stearns, Managing Director, Real Estate Investment Banking, New York, NY, Garett Stoffels

Vornado, Senior Development Director, New York, NY, Doug Williams

Morgan Stanley, Executive Director, Global Strategy, MSREF, New York, NY, David Morrison

JT Partners, Director and COO, New York, NY, Gena Cheng

JT Partners, Associate, Deal Management, New York, NY, S. Kelsie Clark

JT Partners, Director, Distribution, New York, NY, Larry Teitelbaum

The Lightstone Group, Senior Vice President, Director of Acquisitions, New York, NY, Josh Kornberg

Merrill Lynch, Vice President, Real Estate Investment Banking, New York, NY, Justin Balciunis

Merrill Lynch, Vice President, Real Estate Investment Banking, New York, NY, B. Christopher Porter

Ian Schraeger Company, Associate, Acquisitions, New York, NY, Matthew Livian

Barclays Capital, Senior Associate, Credit Risk Management, New York, NY, Adam Smith

Assignments in process:

JP Morgan, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Head of Gaming, Location Flexible

JP Morgan, Managing Director, Real Estate Investment Banking, New York, NY

Vornado, Executive Vice President, Head of Development, New York, NY

Vornado, Development Director, New York, NY

Kemnay Real Estate, Head of Real Estate Investing, Location Flexible

Atlantic Pacific, Head of Real Estate Practice, Location Flexible

Merrill Lynch, Managing Director, Head of US (Global) Principal Investing, Location Flexible

Assignments on hold

:

Starwood Capital, Managing Director, Acquisitions, Greenwich, CT

Atlas Capital, Vice President, Asset Management, New York, NY

Lyme Properties, Head of Design and Construction, Boston, MA

Davidson Kempner, Associate, Real Estate Investing, New York, NY

DB Zwirn, Associate, Real Estate Investing, New York, NY

Morgan Stanley, Managing Director, Head of Development, India, Mumbai, India

Tishman Speyer, Managing Director, Head of Development, India, New York, NY

Solow Development, Director, Design and Construction, New York, NY

New Business Pitches & Support Search Involvement:

Liquidity Realty, Managing Director, Sales and Marketing, New York, NY

TIAA-CREF, Portfolio Manager, Value and Value Added Strategy, New York, NY

Cargo Ventures, Vice President, Design and Construction, Boston, MA

Cargo Ventures, Head of Leasing, Boston, MA or Miami, FL

Merrill Lynch, Director, Real Estate Alternative Investment Fundraising, New York, NY

Merrill Lynch, Director, Asset Management, Principal Investing, New York, NY

Tishman Speyer, Managing Director, Head of Development, China, New York, NY

CBRE Investors, Managing Director, Entity Level Investing, New York, NY

The Lightstone Group, CFO, New York, NY

Bayrock Group, President, Global Development, New York, NY

Bayrock Group, Vice President, Development, New York, NY

Rockefeller Group Development Corp., Executive Vice President, Construction, New York, NY

Rockefeller Group Development Corp., Managing Director, COO, New York, NY

Rockefeller Group Investment Management, President and CEO, New York, NY

Goldman Sachs, Zazza Group, Development Director, Brooklyn, NY

UBS, Managing Director, Head of Third Party Marketing, New York, NY

Nov 2000 - Aug 2005

Vice President

Oppedisano & Company

Select Assignments:

Asset Management Advisors, President

Bernhard Associates, Portfolio Manager

CWH Associates, Director, Sales and Marketing

Family Office Exchange, President and COO

Gillespie, Robinson & Grimm, Portfolio Manager

Goldman Sachs Trust Company, Trust Investment Officer

Lehman Brothers, Lincoln Capital, Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Morgan Stanley, Director of Alternative Investment Research

Mutual of America, Director of Research

Mutual of America, Value Equity, Portfolio Manager

Pitcairn Financial Group, National Sales Manager

Sanford C. Bernstein, Financial Advisor

Scarborough Alliance Corporation, Director, Sales and Marketing

Strong Capital Management, Chief Retirement Officer

Strong Capital Management, Enterprise Growth, New Business Development Officer

Strong Capital Management, International Equities, Portfolio Manager

Glenmede Trust Company, CIO

US Trust Company, Portfolio Manager

US Trust Company, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Alliance Bernstein, Sales and Marketing to Insurance Companies

Alliance Bernstein, Sales and marketing to Public Funds

BSI Investment Advisors, Client Relationship Manager, Latin America

Carret & Company, Portfolio Manager

Harris Private Bank, Director, Advisory Services

Atlantic Trust Pell Rudman, Portfolio Manager

Stein Roe Investment Counsel, Portfolio Manager

Jan 1998 - Feb 2000

Vice President

Bloomberg LP

Bloomberg Service Terminal Sales to Key Accounts in Chicago, Cleveland and New York.  Relationship Management of ABN Amro, the 4th Largest Account as measured by revenues at Bloomberg.

Apr 1993 - Apr 1995

Vice President

JP Morgan

Institutional Taxable Fixed Income Sales.  Client relationship management of institutional investment managers.  Dealt in corporate bonds, high yield bonds, mortgage backed securities, asset backed securities, emerging market bonds, foreign bonds, government bonds, money  markets, derivative products, whole loans, private placements and zero coupon bonds. 

Aug 1985 - Apr 1993

Vice President

Institutional Taxable Fixed Income Sales.  Client relationship management of institutional investment managers.  Dealt in corporate bonds, high yield bonds, mortgage backed securities, asset backed securities, emerging market bonds, foreign bonds, government bonds, money  markets, derivative products, whole loans, private placements and zero coupon bonds.