Petra Funds Group Announces New Key Hire as Steven Antonson Joins as Chief of Staff

Company News
May 9, 2024

May 9, 2024 – NEW YORK – Petra Funds Group (“Petra”), a leading fund administration provider to global private equity and debt funds, is pleased to announce the hiring of Steven Antonson as its Chief of Staff. Steven brings 15 years of experience in finance and operations with a focus on control-oriented investments in cash-generating assets and businesses.  

As Chief of Staff at Petra Funds Group, Steven will work closely with the company’s partners, directors, and controllers to develop and implement strategies for business development and internal structuring for scalability and growth.  

“With his expertise in overseeing and developing strategies and processes for financial, operational, and administrative functions in the financial services industry, Steven will make a great impact on Petra’s growth and innovation,” said Stephen Coats, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Petra Funds Group. “Steven will be instrumental to our continued success in providing the highest level of operational capability and top-notch service to private fund managers.”

Peter Haskopoulos, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Petra Funds Group said, "Navigating the intricacies of the evolving fund administration industry must be met with the right expertise. When we began our search for this position, we sought an individual who has excelled in the field of play and has spent years working inside of funds. Steven’s proven track record of developing business development strategies within the private equity and venture capital industry set him apart.”

Before joining Petra, Steven was a founding member, CFO and COO at Zero Infinity Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm. Previously, Steven served as a Vice President in the private equity business at Fortress Investment Group. He also worked at General Electric, participating in its Financial Management Program (FMP) and Corporate Audit Staff (CAS).  

"Petra is delivering to clients a range of high-quality services in a complex and evolving environment, resulting in the transformation of the fund administration industry,” Steven commented. “I am thrilled to join a team that understands the importance of being a trusted advisor to private funds and to lead its effort in enhancing business and strategy development for sustained operational excellence.”

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