Eaton Partners hires six

The placement agent has grown its teams in Connecticut, Hong Kong, Houston and San Diego.

Eaton Partners has hired six professionals for its distribution and product management teams around the world, according to a statement.

Jackson Chan has joined the distribution team as a senior vice president in Hong Kong. Chan will focus on the firm’s liquid and illiquid alternative assets in Asia. He previously led business development at Hamilton Lane in Asia, where he focused on sales, marketing and client servicing to Asian investors.

Eaton also added three vice presidents to its distribution teams in the US. David Welp, who previously worked at Morgan Creek Capital Management and focused on marketing private asset investments, has joined the Eaton’s Houston office. Mike Zard has started in the San Diego office after working as a vice president at Altegris Investments. Will MacColl joins Eaton’s Connecticut office from Galatioto Sports Partners, where he focused on professional sports franchise mergers and acquisitions.

Eaton grew its project management team in Connecticut by hiring David Weiss as a vice president and Ryan Still as an associate to participate in fund execution. Weiss previously worked at Performance Equity and Still joins from boutique placement agent Champlain Advisors.

Eaton has raised more than $56 billion of capital across 79 funds. The firm recently worked on Ridgewood Energy’s second oil and gas fund, which closed on its $1.1 billion hard-cap in January, Private Equity International reported. Eaton also recently worked with Shoreline Capital, which closed its second China-focused special situations and distressed debt fund on $303 million. Shoreline China Value II was nearly twice the size of its predecessor fund, though it still fell short of its initial $400 million target.

Eaton was founded in 1983 by Charles Eaton, who previously worked in research and institutional sales at Mitchell Hutchins and Morgan Stanley.