Our Teams


Executive Team
Butler Capital is led by Founder, R. Alan Butler, Jr., and Chief Operating Officer, Antoine C. Kemper, Jr. Collectively, they have extensive buy-side and sell-side Wall Street backgrounds, deep experience in alternative asset placement and a broad understanding of how to manage business risk and the operational infrastructure of large hedge funds.  The team’s depth of knowledge has helped raise approximately $7 billion to-date successfully from a global investor base for over twenty-five different hedge funds and niche private equity funds across multiple strategies.
Capital Placement Team
Senior dedicated sales team with an average of more than 20 years of industry and trade/marketing experience.
Research Team
An in-house research team, committed to sourcing and vetting what Butler deems uniquely talented Investment Managers, comprised of an average of more than 20 years of industry and due diligence/research capability.
Operations Team
Operations team focused on industry compliance, finance, technology, and sales support, with an average of more than 26 years of business experience.

Executive Team - Leadership


R. Alan Butler, Jr.Founder & Managing Member

Founded Butler Capital in 2001 and built it into a successful global capital placement business focused on raising capital for alternative investment Managers. Currently leads the firm's capital raising and sourcing efforts by leveraging Butler’s extensive investor network database and long-standing industry relationships.

  • Previous Experience
  • Institutional US Equity Sales at Lehman Brothers leading a team of eight professionals focused on coverage of large hedge funds
  • Senior Institutional Sales at Thomas Weisel Partners directing a team of eight professionals focusing on East Coast Private Banking Clients
  • Senior Salesman focusing on equities, equity derivatives and high yield at Dillon Reed & Co.
  • Salesman covering institutional investors, hedge fund and high net worth individuals and families at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management

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Antoine C. Kemper, Jr.Chief Operating Officer

Head of operations team, oversees the administrative, finance, reporting communications functions, and integrated technology systems.

  • Previous Experience
  • Executive Vice President at E*TRADE Financial managing the Equity Capital Markets Division, Market-Making/Specialist Division, and Day Trading Division
  • Chief Operating Officer at Dempsey, a market-making and specialist firm on the Chicago Stock Exchange
  • 1st Vice President of Prudential Securities in the Capital Markets Group

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Capital Placement Team

Butler Capital’s capital placement team provides global distribution capabilities through its senior relationships across the institutional investor universe.  The goal is to understand both the needs of the Manager as well as the specific investment objectives of each investor.


Kevin Burke

Alternative Asset Sales for Butler Capital and Managing Director of Globalis Partners, Alternative Asset Placement Firm

  • Previous Experience and Education
  • Managing Director and Head of Alternative Investment Distribution, Sound Securities
  • Chief Executive Officer, Ambac Financial Group, Investment Advisor and Broker Dealer subsidiaries
  • Director of public pension and corporate institutional sales, Paine Webber’s asset management subsidiary, Mitchell Hutchins
  • Global Securities Lending Executive, Chase Manhattan Bank
  • Chairman of the Corporate Affiliates Board, the National Association of State Treasurers
  • Contributing Author, Dr. Frank Fabozzi’s “Securities Lending and Repo” published in 1997
  • BA from Fordham University (Honors), MA Vanderbilt University (National Fellowship) and MBA in Finance New York University, Stern School of Business

John F. Donovan

Alternative Asset Sales for Butler Capital and Managing Member of Madison Peak Advisors, Alternative Asset Placement Firm

  • Previous Experience and Education
  • Head of Business Development and Investor Relations, Casablanca Capital, an Event/Activist Hedge Fund
  • Senior Hedge Fund Placement Agent, Oakpoint Advisors
  • Head of Business Development and Investor Relations at Eastern Advisors, an Asian Equity Long/Short Hedge Fund, and Tiger Management seed
  • 15 years experience in Global Institutional Equity Sales and Trading in New York, London and Hong Kong
  • BS in Business Administration with a major in Finance from Georgetown University

Mark Hamilton

Asset Sales specializing in the coverage of Taft Hartley and Public Funds for Butler Capital and Managing Director of Globalis Partners, Alternative Asset Placement Firm

  • Previous Experience and Education
  • Managing Director, Rainier Investment Management
  • Principle, Lazard Asset Management, developed team that covered Taft Hartley and Public Funds throughout the United States
  • Principle/Consultant, AG Becker, covering Taft Hartley and Public plans
  • Mutual Benefit Life, Agent and Manager
  • 40 years experience in Sales, Marketing and Client Service for Traditional and Alternative Investment products across Institutional and Consulting distribution channels
  • Chartered Life Underwriter, American College
  • BA in Economics from Ithaca College

Jeffrey G. Hansen

Alternative Asset Sales for Butler Capital

  • Previous Experience and Education
  • Principal at Guardian Investment Management in Portfolio Management and Equity Research
  • Senior Vice President at Keefe, Bruyette and Woods in Institutional Equity Sales
  • 15 years prior experience in equity research and institutional sales
  • BA in Business Economics and Sociology from University California, Los Angeles

Micah E. Jacobs

Alternative Asset Sales for Butler Capital

  • Previous Experience and Education
  • Marketing Manager at Brighton House, a firm that provides market intelligence and data on global institutional investors to alternative asset Managers
  • 12 years prior experience in sales and marketing
  • BA from the University of Vermont and an MBA from the F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College

Mike Mikytuck

Asset Sales for Butler Capital and Managing Director of Globalis Partners, Alternative Asset Placement Firm

  • Previous Experience and Education
  • Partner, Benchmark Plus Management LLC
  • Managing Director, Bear Stearns Asset Management
  • Managing Director, Plusfunds Group Inc.
  • Managing Director, National Sales Manager, VanEck
  • 30 years experience in Investment Management and Capital Placement for Traditional and Alternative Investment Firms across retail and institutional distribution channels
  • MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University, Stern School of Business

John W. Morley

Alternative Asset Sales and Director of Research for Butler Capital

  • Previous Experience and Education
  • Co-Founder of Stony Point Advisors, a fund of hedge funds focused on long/short equity Managers
  • Founder of Perini-Morley, a New York floor-based commodities/futures brokerage and proprietary trading firm
  • Over 30 years of financial, due diligence and research experience
  • BA from the University of Virginia and an MBA in Finance with a concentration in Investment Management from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University

Jeffrey C. Smith

Alternative Asset Sales for Butler Capital

  • Previous Experience and Education
  • Partner at S3 Partners, LLC, providing counterparty risk and cost mitigation solutions for hedge funds, responsible for business development, relationship management, and capital placement services
  • Head of Latin American Equity Sales and Trading at Credit Suisse
  • Institutional Equity Sales at Banco Garantia, Brazil
  • Institutional and High Net Worth Sales in the Shafiroff Group at Lehman Brothers
  • Investment Officer and Equity Research Analyst at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
  • 25 years prior experience in sales and marketing
  • BS in Business Administration with a major in Finance from Georgetown University

Peter Spartin

Alternative Asset Sales for Butler Capital and Managing Director of Globalis Partners, Alternative Asset Placement Firm

  • Previous Experience and Education
  • Product Specialist, Alternatives, ABN AMRO Asset Management
  • Managing Director, John A. Levin & Company, Investment Manager
  • Managing Director, Weiss, Peck & Greer
  • Portfolio Manager and Client Service, Fiduciary Trust Company
  • Vice President, ASB Capital Management
  • 25 years experience in Investment Management and Capital Placement
  • BA in Business and Economics from McDaniel College and MS in Business from The John Hopkins University

S. Cranford Stoudemire

Alternative Asset Sales for Butler Capital

  • Previous Experience and Education
  • Managing Director at Guggenheim Group in the Alternative Asset Management Group
  • Managing Director at Donaldson, Lufkin, Jenrette in fixed income sales
  • 33 years prior experience in sales and marketing
  • BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from Columbia Business School

David G. Wright, CFA

Alternative Asset Sales for Butler Capital and Managing Member of Scott Peak Capital, Alternative Asset Placement Firm

  • Previous Experience and Education
  • Partner and Head of Business Development and Investor Relations, C12 Capital Management
  • Managing Director, Credit and Structured Credit, Barclays Capital
  • Director, Securitized Product and Structured Credit Institutional Sales, Deutsche Bank
  • BA in International Studies/Economics from Colby College

Research Team


John W. Morley

Director of Research for Butler Capital and Alternative Asset Sales

  • Previous Experience and Education
  • Co-Founder of Stony Point Advisors, a fund of hedge funds focused on long/short equity Managers
  • Founder of Perini-Morley, a New York floor-based commodities/futures brokerage and proprietary trading firm
  • Over 30 years of financial, due diligence and research experience
  • BA from the University of Virginia and an MBA in Finance with a concentration in Investment Management from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University

Pamela Heffner-Lecher

Research Director at Butler Capital

  • Previous Experience and Education
  • Member of an Investment Partnership in Private Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley
  • Over 30 years financial services experience
  • BA in Economics from Connecticut College

Operations Team


Anne E. Grady

Controller at Butler Capital

  • Previous Experience and Education
  • Controller at Matrix Capital Markets Group, a subsidiary of AXA Financial Services, a leading middle market M&A advisory firm
  • Controller at PBM Products, a privately held multi-million dollar marketing and distribution company
  • Member of the audit group at Ernst & Young
  • Over 21 years of operational and financial experience
  • BBA and MSA from James Madison University specializing in Accounting and Information Systems and is a Certified Public Accountant

Kristin A. Feeney

Director of Operations at Butler Capital

  • Previous Experience and Education
  • Executive Assistant to the Commander of the 305th Communications Squadron at McGuire Air Force Base, United States Air Force
  • Over fifteen years of operational and IT experience

Outsourced Operations and Compliance Support


Jeff Harpel

FINOP for Butler Capital Partners

Director at Oyster Consulting

Serves as the FinOp for a number of brokerage firm clients of Oyster Consulting

  • Previous Experience and Education
  • Senior Vice President, Director of Regulatory Accounting and Financial Compliance, Wachovia Securities
  • Chief Financial Officer of First Clearing LLC
  • Managing Director, Controller, Wheat First Securities
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • BS in Business Administration (Accounting) from Pennsylvania State University

Andrew S. Klick

Chief Compliance Officer for Butler Capital Partners

Compliance Director at SDDCO Regulatory Services LLC

  • Previous Experience and Education
  • Chief Compliance Officer at IBD Capital Corp, a subsidiary of Israel Discount Bank of New York
  • Senior Course Designer at CCH Wall Street Financial Training, a subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer
  • Research Specialist / Instructor at Securities Training Corporation
  • Over 26 years of financial industry experience
  • BS in Finance from University of Maryland College Park