Crestbridge appoints new business development director for the US

Crestbridge plans to boost US business by increasing executive presence within the region.

By Wesley Bray

Private equity and real estate administration solutions provider Crestbridge has appointed a new business development director for the US, as it looks to boost its presence in the region.

Marta Ciemiega will take on the role, bringing over 17 years’ experience in financial services to Crestbridge.

Ciemiega joins Crestbridge from Sanne Group where she most recently held responsibility for the design and execution of its North American business development strategy.

Before this, she served in various senior positions at RBC Investor & Treasury Services, Bloomberg LP, Fitch Solutions and Standard & Poor’s.

Over the years Ciemiega has developed wide ranging knowledge of global private markets in the US, including real estate, venture capital, private equity and private credit.

“We are excited to welcome someone of Marta’s calibre and experience to lead the growth of the business in the United States,” said Paul Perris, chief commercial officer at Crestbridge.  

“Her appointment represents both the confidence and growth ambitions we have in the US and our wider strategic commitment and investment to the market and our existing US clients.”

Based at Crestbridge’s US office in New York, Ciemiega will work closely with the company’s leadership team, prospective clients and client-facing teams, to focus on driving growth in the US.

“I’m delighted to join the Crestbridge team and look forward to cultivating both existing and new relationships and opportunities in the US, leveraging the business’ increasing reputation as a leading provider of global administration services,” said Ciemiega.

Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions affecting US and European travel, as well as in support of its commitment to the US market, Crestbridge’s executive team can now travel to the US for the first time since the company acquired Ovation Fund Services at the end of 2020.

Paul Perris, chief commercial officer, and Scott McClure, director of real estate, will now spend a portion of their time in the US, responsible for overseeing the expansion of Crestbridge’s US presence.

“With the real estate sector roaring back to life and the venture capital market expected to continue its growth to 2025, fund managers and corporates will increasingly require fund administration and auxiliary support,” said Perris.

“With Crestbridge’s global platform and our depth of specialist sector expertise, clients will be able to manage their domestic or international alternative assets strategies with confidence.”