CommonGood Capital is proud to announce the addition of Stephen Hester to our team. Stephen serves as the VP of Investments. He leads CommonGood’s Due Diligence and Investment committee for our Impact Investment Platform.
Stephen’s capital markets career began in the hedge fund industry as a professional securities trader and evolved toward complex and alternative investment analysis for large financial institutions. His latest roles were Director of Due Diligence at two $200 billion+ independent broker/dealer networks, Ladenburg Thalmann and Advisor Group, involving all aspects of investment and operational due diligence. He has presented institutional quality investment and risk analysis on opportunities in commercial and residential real estate, tax-driven special situations, private equity, private debt, and energy in over 100 investment committees in the past decade. He’s visited the offices of and performed full cycle due diligence on many established asset managers, including The Blackstone Group, L.P., Bain Capital, Warburg Pincus, Brookfield Asset Management, KKR & Co., Apollo Global Management, The Carlyle Group, L.P., and Neuberger Berman, among others. Stephen has authored publications on SEC and FINRA regulation, publicly traded equities, investment strategy and advanced engineering applications.
He obtained his BA in Economics and MS in Energy & Earth Resources from the University of Texas at Austin. Stephen maintains Series 7 & 63 securities licenses, is a CFA charterholder, long-time participant in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, and member of the Institute for Portfolio Alternative’s Rising Leaders Council. He is passionate about spreading opportunity and technology globally as well as optimizing our relationship with energy for both electricity and transportation.
Stephen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and will help us accomplish our goal to provide access and advisory services to private investments that enhance both the financial goals and values of investors while creating meaningful impact in communities around the world.