TeamBio
  • Charles R. Daugherty
    Managing Partner

    Mr. Daugherty founded Stanwich Advisors in 2003 and is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the firm. He also heads the firm's origination efforts and maintains key institutional investor relationships in the Eastern United States, Asia and Australia. 

    Prior to founding Stanwich Advisors, Mr. Daugherty spent 26 years at Deutsche Bank/BT Alex. Brown, where he founded the Private Fund Group in 1996 and served as Managing Director and Global Group Head.  Under his leadership, the Private Fund Group grew to 27 professionals and raised in excess of $13 billion for more than 30 private equity funds across a wide range of investment strategies. Prior to founding the Private Fund Group, Mr. Daugherty was a Managing Director in Bankers Trust's High Yield Group, a Vice President in the Investment Banking Group, and a Vice President in the Corporate Banking Group in Tokyo, Japan. 

    Mr. Daugherty is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and currently serves as a Trustee for Northeast Investors Trust.

  • Timothy P. Cohan
    Partner

    Mr. Cohan joined Stanwich Advisors in 2004 and is responsible for distribution and relationship management. He also is actively involved in the firm's origination, due diligence and underwriting activities.

    Prior to joining Stanwich Advisors, Mr. Cohan spent 20 years with Morgan Stanley in its Fixed Income Division, where he held several senior sales and management positions and was responsible for distributing a wide variety of domestic and international fixed income products. During his tenure at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Cohan had sales and relationship management responsibilities for many of Morgan Stanley's largest North American buy-side accounts. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Cohan was an Account Executive with Young and Rubicam, a large New York-based public relations and advertising firm. 

    Mr. Cohan is a graduate of St. Lawrence University.

  • James H. Howe
    Managing Director

    Mr. Howe joined Stanwich Advisors in 2018 and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of origination, distribution and project management. He also maintains key institutional investor relationships in Canada and Europe.

    Prior to joining Stanwich Advisors, Mr. Howe was a partner at Novafund Advisors, managing and implementing all aspects of the firm's activities in private equity sourcing, distribution and due diligence. Prior to this, he was a Managing Director at Strategic Value Partners where he headed private equity business development and investor relations. Mr. Howe was one of the founders of Private Equity Funds Group at UBS Investment Bank and led the distribution team for North America. Before this he was a senior manager in the European and Emerging Markets Equity Sales group at UBS. He served six years as an officer in the U.S. Navy, both at sea and later ashore at the United States Naval Academy.

    Mr. Howe is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and received his master's degree from Georgetown University (MALS).

  • Dan Farooqi
    Vice President

    Mr. Farooqi joined Stanwich Advisors in 2016 and is focused on origination, distribution and project management.

    Prior to joining Stanwich, Mr. Farooqi was a Director of Business Development at Performance Equity, a $12 billion separate account manager out of Greenwich, CT. At Performance Equity, Mr. Farooqi underwrote private equity fund and co-investments as well as forged new LP and GP relationships for the firm. Prior to Performance Equity, Mr. Farooqi worked as a member of Lazard's Private Funds Group where he focused on raising institutional capital for third party private equity funds. Mr. Farooqi started his career within Bank of America's Alternative Investments team where he managed and raised retail feeder funds.

    Mr. Farooqi received a B.S. in Finance and International Business from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

  • Christopher H. Jay, CAIA
    Vice President
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    Mr. Jay joined Stanwich Advisors in 2018 and is focused on origination, distribution and project management.

    Prior to joining Stanwich, Mr. Jay was a Principal at NovaFund Advisors, an independent placement agent providing capital raising and advisory services to private fund managers. At NovaFund, he was involved in all aspects of the business including origination and diligence of potential fund manager clients, project management, and LP distribution coverage of the southern United States. He originally joined NovaFund in 2012 as an Analyst.

    Mr. Jay graduated from Gettysburg College with a B.A. in Economics and Business. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.

  • Nina D. McKee
    Vice President

    Ms. McKee joined Stanwich Advisors in 2016 and is focused on origination, due diligence and distribution. She also supports the firm's project management efforts.

    Prior to joining Stanwich Advisors, Ms. McKee was a Brand Director with Pure Growth Partners, a consumer packaged goods platform, and worked across all aspects of the business from ideation, product innovation, supply chain, retail distribution and marketing execution. Prior to Pure Ventures, she was an Associate at Quilvest Private Equity, a global investment firm specializing in direct and primary fund investments, and began her career as an Analyst at Lehman Brothers/ Neuberger Berman in the private equity fund placement group.

    Ms. McKee graduated from Middlebury College where she majored in Political Science.

  • Nathaniel C. Bedford
    Associate

    Mr. Bedford joined Stanwich Advisors in 2016 and is responsible for market research, roadshow coordination and providing support to the firm's origination and due diligence activities.

    Mr. Bedford graduated from Boston University where he majored in Finance.

  • Parker M. Lewis
    Associate

    Mr. Lewis joined Stanwich Advisors in 2016 and is responsible for market research, roadshow coordination and providing support to the firm's origination and due diligence activities.

    Mr. Lewis graduated cum laude from Hamilton College where he majored in economics and Chinese.

  • Jamie Havran
    Analyst

    Mr. Havran joined Stanwich Advisors in 2018 and is responsible for market research, roadshow coordination and providing support to the firm's origination and due diligence activities.

    Mr. Havran graduated from Williams College where he majored in economics.

  • Heather L. Havill
    Director of Marketing

    Ms. Havill joined the firm in 2015 and is responsible for roadshow coordination, investor research and database maintenance. Prior to Stanwich Advisors, Ms. Havill was a marketing coordinator for two years at Yodle, a leading digital advertising company. In this capacity, she was responsible for providing support to the company's senior sales professionals and managing logistics for all company tradeshows and events.
     
    Ms. Havill graduated magna cum laude from Providence College where she majored in humanities and minored in business studies.

  • Michele Hayes
    Office Manager

    Ms. Hayes joined Stanwich Advisors in 2018 and is responsible for the day-to-day back office operations of the firm. Prior to joining Stanwich, she enjoyed a successful career in education, most recently at Eagle Hill School in Greenwich, CT.

    Ms. Hayes graduated cum laude from Castleton State College, with a double major in Elementary Education and Fine Arts.

  • Daniela Kelly
    Administrative Assistant

    Ms. Kelly joined Stanwich Advisors in 2018 and is responsible for handling front office reception and providing administrative support to the firm.

    Ms. Kelly graduated from the University of Connecticut where she majored in Design and Resource Management.

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