Our team includes veterans of some of the most successful asset management companies in the past decade

Easterly is driven by an exceptional leadership core with an average of 20 years of experience

  • Unique experience in business-building, asset management, private equity, public company management, and insurance

  • Proven success in positioning asset management firms for growth by aligning ownership and incentives between investors and management

  • Demonstrated experience creating strong institutional frameworks and infrastructure for firms that require entrepreneurial flexibility for growth

Easterly Partners Team

  • Darrell Crate

    Managing Principal
  • Avshalom Kalichstein

    Managing Principal
Darrell Crate
Darrell Crate
Managing Principal

Mr. Crate is a Managing Principal of Easterly, which he founded in 2009. Mr. Crate serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Easterly Government Properties, Inc., a NYSE listed company. Prior to founding Easterly, Mr. Crate served as the Chief Financial Officer of Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., a publicly traded asset management holding company which grew through acquisition. Mr. Crate currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, a global organization supporting general aviation; as a Trustee of Bates College; and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Westminster Kennel Club. Mr. Crate earned his B.A. from Bates College and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Avshalom Kalichstein
Avshalom Kalichstein
Managing Principal

Mr. Kalichstein is a Managing Principal at Easterly. Mr. Kalichstein served as the Chief Executive Officer of Easterly Acquisition Corp., a blank check company that merged with Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd. Prior to Easterly, Mr. Kalichstein founded Solel Investment Group LLC, a privately-held company that has jointly led the acquisition of over $1 billion in specialty finance assets. Mr. Kalichstein has held a broad set of leadership positions in financial services, serving as a  Managing Director of J.C. Flowers, as a Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development for SoftNet Systems, Inc., and as an associate with Capital Z Partners. Mr. Kalichstein began his career in the Financial Institutions Group at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Kalichstein received a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics, magna cum laude, from Brown University.

  • Thomas Bassinger

    Managing Director
  • Brian Blaney, CFA

    Vice President
  • Eric Colandrea

    General Counsel
  • Michael Collins

    MANAGING DIRECTOR & HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
  • Lauren Mullen

    Associate
Thomas Bassinger
Thomas Bassinger
Managing Director

Mr. Bassinger is a Managing Director at Easterly, responsible for capital formation and business development for Easterly’s healthcare platform. Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Bassinger was a Managing Director at Leerink Partners leading Leerink’s private placement advisory services. Prior to joining Leerink, Mr. Bassinger co-founded and was Managing Director of Rockport Venture Partners, an international life sciences investment banking firm that specialized in raising capital for medical and life science startup companies. Mr. Bassinger has worked closely with some of the INC. 500 Fastest Growing Companies, assisting entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to reposition and finance their businesses. Mr. Bassinger earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and a M.S. in Manufacturing & Technology from the University of Rhode Island.

Brian Blaney, CFA
Brian Blaney, CFA
Vice President

Mr. Blaney is a Vice President at Easterly, responsible for managing deal execution for new investments and capital markets activity. Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Blaney served as an associate at Lineage Capital, a private equity firm specializing in buyouts of owner-managed and family-controlled businesses. Mr. Blaney has also worked at M.M. Dillon & Co., a boutique investment bank, and as a credit analyst at Bank of America. Mr. Blaney earned a B.S. in Business, magna cum laude, from Boston College and an M.B.A., with honors, from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Eric Colandrea
Eric Colandrea
General Counsel

Mr. Colandrea is the General Counsel of Easterly, responsible for managing all legal and compliance related matters. Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Colandrea was the Deputy General Counsel at Prospect Administration LLC, responsible for investment adviser and corporate matters for Prospect Capital Management L.P. Prior to Prospect Administration, Mr. Colandrea was a Senior Vice President and member of the Convertible Bond and Structured Investments groups at Highbridge Capital Management LLC. Mr. Colandrea received a B.S. in Finance and Chemistry from Boston College and his J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

Michael Collins
Michael Collins
MANAGING DIRECTOR & HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Mr. Collins is a Managing Director and the Head of Business Development at Easterly. Prior to Easterly, Mr. Collins served as the Head of Distribution for Kennedy Wilson, a global real estate investment company. Mr. Collins was responsible for all sales and marketing activity and sat on the KW Investment Committee. Previously, Mr. Collins was a Principal at Blackstone, where he was part of a multi-asset sales team responsible for marketing its real estate, private equity, private debt, and hedge fund strategies. Mr. Collins also worked for Eaton Vance and began his investment career with Lord, Abbett & Co. Mr. Collins earned his B.A. and Master’s in Engineering from the University of Buffalo and his M.B.A. from the University of Rochester.

Lauren Mullen
Lauren Mullen
Associate

Ms. Mullen is an Associate at Easterly, responsible for supporting firm operations and project management of key firm endeavors.

Prior to joining Easterly, Ms. Mullen was the Director of Strategic Planning, at Medeventus, Inc., where she led daily operations and provided guidance on the strategic direction of the company.

Ms. Mullen received a B.A. in English and Italian from Boston College.

  • Benjamin Searle

    Associate
  • Kim Szottfried

    Associate
  • Brian Teixeira, CFA, CAIA

    Vice President
  • Christopher Wallace

    MANAGING DIRECTOR
  • Darrell Crate

    Managing Principal
  • Avshalom Kalichstein

    Managing Principal
Darrell Crate
Darrell Crate
Managing Principal

Mr. Crate is a Managing Principal of Easterly, which he founded in 2009. Mr. Crate serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Easterly Government Properties, Inc., a NYSE listed company. Prior to founding Easterly, Mr. Crate served as the Chief Financial Officer of Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., a publicly traded asset management holding company which grew through acquisition. Mr. Crate currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, a global organization supporting general aviation; as a Trustee of Bates College; and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Westminster Kennel Club. Mr. Crate earned his B.A. from Bates College and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Avshalom Kalichstein
Avshalom Kalichstein
Managing Principal

Mr. Kalichstein is a Managing Principal at Easterly. Mr. Kalichstein served as the Chief Executive Officer of Easterly Acquisition Corp., a blank check company that merged with Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd. Prior to Easterly, Mr. Kalichstein founded Solel Investment Group LLC, a privately-held company that has jointly led the acquisition of over $1 billion in specialty finance assets. Mr. Kalichstein has held a broad set of leadership positions in financial services, serving as a  Managing Director of J.C. Flowers, as a Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development for SoftNet Systems, Inc., and as an associate with Capital Z Partners. Mr. Kalichstein began his career in the Financial Institutions Group at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Kalichstein received a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics, magna cum laude, from Brown University.

  • Thomas Bassinger

    Managing Director
  • Brian Blaney, CFA

    Vice President
  • Eric Colandrea

    General Counsel
Darrell Crate
Darrell Crate
Managing Principal

Mr. Crate is a Managing Principal of Easterly, which he founded in 2009. Mr. Crate serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Easterly Government Properties, Inc., a NYSE listed company. Prior to founding Easterly, Mr. Crate served as the Chief Financial Officer of Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., a publicly traded asset management holding company which grew through acquisition. Mr. Crate currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, a global organization supporting general aviation; as a Trustee of Bates College; and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Westminster Kennel Club. Mr. Crate earned his B.A. from Bates College and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Avshalom Kalichstein
Avshalom Kalichstein
Managing Principal

Mr. Kalichstein is a Managing Principal at Easterly. Mr. Kalichstein served as the Chief Executive Officer of Easterly Acquisition Corp., a blank check company that merged with Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd. Prior to Easterly, Mr. Kalichstein founded Solel Investment Group LLC, a privately-held company that has jointly led the acquisition of over $1 billion in specialty finance assets. Mr. Kalichstein has held a broad set of leadership positions in financial services, serving as a  Managing Director of J.C. Flowers, as a Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development for SoftNet Systems, Inc., and as an associate with Capital Z Partners. Mr. Kalichstein began his career in the Financial Institutions Group at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Kalichstein received a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics, magna cum laude, from Brown University.

Thomas Bassinger
Thomas Bassinger
Managing Director

Mr. Bassinger is a Managing Director at Easterly, responsible for capital formation and business development for Easterly’s healthcare platform. Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Bassinger was a Managing Director at Leerink Partners leading Leerink’s private placement advisory services. Prior to joining Leerink, Mr. Bassinger co-founded and was Managing Director of Rockport Venture Partners, an international life sciences investment banking firm that specialized in raising capital for medical and life science startup companies. Mr. Bassinger has worked closely with some of the INC. 500 Fastest Growing Companies, assisting entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to reposition and finance their businesses. Mr. Bassinger earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and a M.S. in Manufacturing & Technology from the University of Rhode Island.

Brian Blaney, CFA
Brian Blaney, CFA
Vice President

Mr. Blaney is a Vice President at Easterly, responsible for managing deal execution for new investments and capital markets activity. Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Blaney served as an associate at Lineage Capital, a private equity firm specializing in buyouts of owner-managed and family-controlled businesses. Mr. Blaney has also worked at M.M. Dillon & Co., a boutique investment bank, and as a credit analyst at Bank of America. Mr. Blaney earned a B.S. in Business, magna cum laude, from Boston College and an M.B.A., with honors, from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Eric Colandrea
Eric Colandrea
General Counsel

Mr. Colandrea is the General Counsel of Easterly, responsible for managing all legal and compliance related matters. Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Colandrea was the Deputy General Counsel at Prospect Administration LLC, responsible for investment adviser and corporate matters for Prospect Capital Management L.P. Prior to Prospect Administration, Mr. Colandrea was a Senior Vice President and member of the Convertible Bond and Structured Investments groups at Highbridge Capital Management LLC. Mr. Colandrea received a B.S. in Finance and Chemistry from Boston College and his J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

  • Michael Collins

    MANAGING DIRECTOR & HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
  • Lauren Mullen

    Associate
  • Benjamin Searle

    Associate
Thomas Bassinger
Thomas Bassinger
Managing Director

Mr. Bassinger is a Managing Director at Easterly, responsible for capital formation and business development for Easterly’s healthcare platform. Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Bassinger was a Managing Director at Leerink Partners leading Leerink’s private placement advisory services. Prior to joining Leerink, Mr. Bassinger co-founded and was Managing Director of Rockport Venture Partners, an international life sciences investment banking firm that specialized in raising capital for medical and life science startup companies. Mr. Bassinger has worked closely with some of the INC. 500 Fastest Growing Companies, assisting entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to reposition and finance their businesses. Mr. Bassinger earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and a M.S. in Manufacturing & Technology from the University of Rhode Island.

Brian Blaney, CFA
Brian Blaney, CFA
Vice President

Mr. Blaney is a Vice President at Easterly, responsible for managing deal execution for new investments and capital markets activity. Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Blaney served as an associate at Lineage Capital, a private equity firm specializing in buyouts of owner-managed and family-controlled businesses. Mr. Blaney has also worked at M.M. Dillon & Co., a boutique investment bank, and as a credit analyst at Bank of America. Mr. Blaney earned a B.S. in Business, magna cum laude, from Boston College and an M.B.A., with honors, from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Eric Colandrea
Eric Colandrea
General Counsel

Mr. Colandrea is the General Counsel of Easterly, responsible for managing all legal and compliance related matters. Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Colandrea was the Deputy General Counsel at Prospect Administration LLC, responsible for investment adviser and corporate matters for Prospect Capital Management L.P. Prior to Prospect Administration, Mr. Colandrea was a Senior Vice President and member of the Convertible Bond and Structured Investments groups at Highbridge Capital Management LLC. Mr. Colandrea received a B.S. in Finance and Chemistry from Boston College and his J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

Michael Collins
Michael Collins
MANAGING DIRECTOR & HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Mr. Collins is a Managing Director and the Head of Business Development at Easterly. Prior to Easterly, Mr. Collins served as the Head of Distribution for Kennedy Wilson, a global real estate investment company. Mr. Collins was responsible for all sales and marketing activity and sat on the KW Investment Committee. Previously, Mr. Collins was a Principal at Blackstone, where he was part of a multi-asset sales team responsible for marketing its real estate, private equity, private debt, and hedge fund strategies. Mr. Collins also worked for Eaton Vance and began his investment career with Lord, Abbett & Co. Mr. Collins earned his B.A. and Master’s in Engineering from the University of Buffalo and his M.B.A. from the University of Rochester.

Lauren Mullen
Lauren Mullen
Associate

Ms. Mullen is an Associate at Easterly, responsible for supporting firm operations and project management of key firm endeavors.

Prior to joining Easterly, Ms. Mullen was the Director of Strategic Planning, at Medeventus, Inc., where she led daily operations and provided guidance on the strategic direction of the company.

Ms. Mullen received a B.A. in English and Italian from Boston College.

Benjamin Searle
Benjamin Searle
Associate

Mr. Searle is an Associate at Easterly, responsible for information technology integration and implementation for all Easterly team members and office locations. Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Searle was the Solutions Engineer at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where he was responsible for management and oversight of all computer systems support. Mr. Searle received his B.A. in Sociology and Computer Science from Northeastern University.

  • Kim Szottfried

    Associate
  • Brian Teixeira, CFA, CAIA

    Vice President
  • Christopher Wallace

    MANAGING DIRECTOR
Lauren Mullen
Lauren Mullen
Associate

Ms. Mullen is an Associate at Easterly, responsible for supporting firm operations and project management of key firm endeavors.

Prior to joining Easterly, Ms. Mullen was the Director of Strategic Planning, at Medeventus, Inc., where she led daily operations and provided guidance on the strategic direction of the company.

Ms. Mullen received a B.A. in English and Italian from Boston College.

Benjamin Searle
Benjamin Searle
Associate

Mr. Searle is an Associate at Easterly, responsible for information technology integration and implementation for all Easterly team members and office locations. Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Searle was the Solutions Engineer at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where he was responsible for management and oversight of all computer systems support. Mr. Searle received his B.A. in Sociology and Computer Science from Northeastern University.

Kim Szottfried
Kim Szottfried
Associate

Ms. Szottfried is an Associate at Easterly, responsible for the firm’s finance and accounting functions.

Prior to joining Easterly, Ms. Szottfried was Accounting Manager at Techkon USA, an innovation leader in color management solutions.

Ms. Szottfried earned her B.S. in Finance from Boston College. 

Brian Teixeira, CFA, CAIA
Brian Teixeira, CFA, CAIA
Vice President

Mr. Teixeira is a Vice President at Easterly, responsible for sourcing, researching, and underwriting affiliate partnership opportunities. Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Teixeira was an Assistant Vice President on the private markets team at Meketa Investment Group, where he led the firm’s secondary and fund of funds practice. Mr. Teixeira earned his B.A. in Mathematics & Statistics and Economics from Williams College. He is a CFA charterholder and a CAIA charterholder, and is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society Boston, Inc., and the CAIA Boston chapter.

Christopher Wallace
Christopher Wallace
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Mr. Wallace is a Managing Director at Easterly, responsible for the firm’s equity capital markets practice. 

Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Wallace was the Head of Equity Syndicate at CAIS Group. Mr. Wallace previously held leadership positions in equity capital markets at UBS and Sterne Agee CRT. He started his capital markets career at Deutsche Bank.

Mr. Wallace earned his B.S. from the London School of Economics.

  • Darrell Crate

    Managing Principal
  • Darrell Crate
    Darrell

    Mr. Crate is a Managing Principal of Easterly, which he founded in 2009. Mr. Crate serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Easterly Government Properties, Inc., a NYSE listed company. Prior to founding Easterly, Mr. Crate served as the Chief Financial Officer of Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., a publicly traded asset management holding company which grew through acquisition. Mr. Crate currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, a global organization supporting general aviation; as a Trustee of Bates College; and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Westminster Kennel Club. Mr. Crate earned his B.A. from Bates College and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

  • Avshalom Kalichstein

    Managing Principal
  • Avshalom Kalichstein
    Avshalom

    Mr. Kalichstein is a Managing Principal at Easterly. Mr. Kalichstein served as the Chief Executive Officer of Easterly Acquisition Corp., a blank check company that merged with Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd. Prior to Easterly, Mr. Kalichstein founded Solel Investment Group LLC, a privately-held company that has jointly led the acquisition of over $1 billion in specialty finance assets. Mr. Kalichstein has held a broad set of leadership positions in financial services, serving as a  Managing Director of J.C. Flowers, as a Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development for SoftNet Systems, Inc., and as an associate with Capital Z Partners. Mr. Kalichstein began his career in the Financial Institutions Group at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Kalichstein received a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics, magna cum laude, from Brown University.

  • Thomas Bassinger

    Managing Director
  • Thomas Bassinger
    Thomas

    Mr. Bassinger is a Managing Director at Easterly, responsible for capital formation and business development for Easterly’s healthcare platform. Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Bassinger was a Managing Director at Leerink Partners leading Leerink’s private placement advisory services. Prior to joining Leerink, Mr. Bassinger co-founded and was Managing Director of Rockport Venture Partners, an international life sciences investment banking firm that specialized in raising capital for medical and life science startup companies. Mr. Bassinger has worked closely with some of the INC. 500 Fastest Growing Companies, assisting entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to reposition and finance their businesses. Mr. Bassinger earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and a M.S. in Manufacturing & Technology from the University of Rhode Island.

  • Brian Blaney, CFA

    Vice President
  • Brian Blaney, CFA
    Brian

    Mr. Blaney is a Vice President at Easterly, responsible for managing deal execution for new investments and capital markets activity. Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Blaney served as an associate at Lineage Capital, a private equity firm specializing in buyouts of owner-managed and family-controlled businesses. Mr. Blaney has also worked at M.M. Dillon & Co., a boutique investment bank, and as a credit analyst at Bank of America. Mr. Blaney earned a B.S. in Business, magna cum laude, from Boston College and an M.B.A., with honors, from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

  • Eric Colandrea

    General Counsel
  • Eric Colandrea
    Eric

    Mr. Colandrea is the General Counsel of Easterly, responsible for managing all legal and compliance related matters. Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Colandrea was the Deputy General Counsel at Prospect Administration LLC, responsible for investment adviser and corporate matters for Prospect Capital Management L.P. Prior to Prospect Administration, Mr. Colandrea was a Senior Vice President and member of the Convertible Bond and Structured Investments groups at Highbridge Capital Management LLC. Mr. Colandrea received a B.S. in Finance and Chemistry from Boston College and his J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

  • Michael Collins

    MANAGING DIRECTOR & HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
  • Michael Collins
    Michael

    Mr. Collins is a Managing Director and the Head of Business Development at Easterly. Prior to Easterly, Mr. Collins served as the Head of Distribution for Kennedy Wilson, a global real estate investment company. Mr. Collins was responsible for all sales and marketing activity and sat on the KW Investment Committee. Previously, Mr. Collins was a Principal at Blackstone, where he was part of a multi-asset sales team responsible for marketing its real estate, private equity, private debt, and hedge fund strategies. Mr. Collins also worked for Eaton Vance and began his investment career with Lord, Abbett & Co. Mr. Collins earned his B.A. and Master’s in Engineering from the University of Buffalo and his M.B.A. from the University of Rochester.

  • Lauren Mullen

    Associate
  • Lauren Mullen
    Lauren

    Ms. Mullen is an Associate at Easterly, responsible for supporting firm operations and project management of key firm endeavors.

    Prior to joining Easterly, Ms. Mullen was the Director of Strategic Planning, at Medeventus, Inc., where she led daily operations and provided guidance on the strategic direction of the company.

    Ms. Mullen received a B.A. in English and Italian from Boston College.

  • Benjamin Searle

    Associate
  • Benjamin Searle
    Benjamin

    Mr. Searle is an Associate at Easterly, responsible for information technology integration and implementation for all Easterly team members and office locations. Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Searle was the Solutions Engineer at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where he was responsible for management and oversight of all computer systems support. Mr. Searle received his B.A. in Sociology and Computer Science from Northeastern University.

  • Kim Szottfried

    Associate
  • Kim Szottfried
    Kim

    Ms. Szottfried is an Associate at Easterly, responsible for the firm’s finance and accounting functions.

    Prior to joining Easterly, Ms. Szottfried was Accounting Manager at Techkon USA, an innovation leader in color management solutions.

    Ms. Szottfried earned her B.S. in Finance from Boston College. 

  • Brian Teixeira, CFA, CAIA

    Vice President
  • Brian Teixeira, CFA, CAIA
    Brian

    Mr. Teixeira is a Vice President at Easterly, responsible for sourcing, researching, and underwriting affiliate partnership opportunities. Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Teixeira was an Assistant Vice President on the private markets team at Meketa Investment Group, where he led the firm’s secondary and fund of funds practice. Mr. Teixeira earned his B.A. in Mathematics & Statistics and Economics from Williams College. He is a CFA charterholder and a CAIA charterholder, and is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society Boston, Inc., and the CAIA Boston chapter.

  • Christopher Wallace

    MANAGING DIRECTOR
  • Christopher Wallace
    Christopher

    Mr. Wallace is a Managing Director at Easterly, responsible for the firm’s equity capital markets practice. 

    Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Wallace was the Head of Equity Syndicate at CAIS Group. Mr. Wallace previously held leadership positions in equity capital markets at UBS and Sterne Agee CRT. He started his capital markets career at Deutsche Bank.

    Mr. Wallace earned his B.S. from the London School of Economics.

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