NAPLES, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Halstatt, a family-owned investment firm headquartered in Naples, Fla., today announced the hiring of Darren Martian as chief financial officer. Martian will be responsible for Halstatt’s financial management activities including external reporting, internal analysis and tax matters. He will assist the real estate private equity team with the execution and management of limited partner fund structures and be responsible for the oversight of the Funds’ third-party administrator and other professional service providers. In addition, he will be directly responsible for the budgeting, financial reporting and valuation of all Halstatt entities and companies.
“We are pleased to welcome Darren to the Halstatt team. He will bolster our financial reporting activities and will lead all real estate fund financial management. Halstatt has been responsible for the deployment of more than $1B in Southeast based real estate assets over the last 10 years and we are thrilled to have someone of Darren’s caliber and expertise help us continue to grow,” said Katie Sproul, chief executive officer, Halstatt. “As a nimble team, it is a huge benefit to have someone with such an array of experience from working as CFO of a large alternative asset manager, to family offices, to leading a team at Goldman Sachs. Welcome Darren, we are so happy to have you.”
Martian has more than 30 years of accounting, tax and financial reporting experience. Prior to joining Halstatt, Martian worked as chief financial officer of a multi-strategy alternative asset manager, where he helped design and implement the financial, operational, compliance and administrative infrastructure of the firm through launch and growth to assets of over $200 million. Previously, he served as chief financial officer of Duquesne Capital Management, a multi-billion global macro hedge fund which he helped convert into a family office in 2010. Before joining Duquesne Capital Management, Martian worked at Goldman Sachs, where he managed their fund administration business in the Cayman Islands, helping to grow the business into a multi-office platform serving many large multi-billion-dollar hedge funds across various locations. Martian began his career working at independent accounting firms, Ernst & Young and BDO Dunwoody, in the audit field.
Halstatt is a family-owned investment firm headquartered in Naples, Fla. Katie Sproul, Halstatt’s CEO, is the great granddaughter of Barron Gift Collier, the founder of Collier County, Fla. The Sproul family has been instrumental in the development of Florida for more than half a century. Halstatt and its network of affiliated firms manage capital across a broad range of asset classes as well as that of a number of family office and institutional investors. www.halstatt.com