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Desmoine DeLancey West, Managing Partner

Desmoine West is the Managing Partner of Phase One Capital, LLC. Mr. West founded Phase One Capital in 2013 to become a preeminent full service capital raising firm focused primarily on middle and lower middle market private equity and real estate investment opportunities. Prior to founding Phase One Capital, Mr. West was a Managing Director with Ridgeway Capital Group, a capital raising firm in New York City. While at Ridgeway, Mr. West led the private equity practice by originating private equity mandates, marketing those funds and managing the overall projects.

Prior to joining Ridgeway, Mr. West was a Product Specialist for Alternative Investments with PineBridge Investments (formerly AIG Investments). His responsibilities included marketing private equity and private credit solutions to new and existing institutional investors. As an investment professional in the Private Funds Group of PineBridge Investments, Mr. West was responsible for sourcing, performing due diligence, investing with and monitoring private equity fund investments. Prior to joining PineBridge Investments, Mr. West worked with the Mergers & Acquisitions Insurance Group of AIG. Prior to his experience at AIG, Mr. West led the regional acquisitions team of the Brooke Corporation. His finance career began back in 2002 with a fund-less sponsor in Boston and the following year he joined The Bank Street Group, a boutique investment bank in New York.

Mr. West received a BA in English from the University of Tennessee, an MA in English from the State University of West Georgia and an MBA with dual concentrations in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago, Booth Graduate School of Business. Mr. West currently holds the Series 7, 24, 27, 31, 63 and 79 registrations with FINRA.

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