Schultze Asset Management Taps Crowder For Global Business Development Role

Sep 26 2017 | 6:33pm ET

Distressed investment specialist Schultze Asset Management has named former Rotella Capital Management executive Dean Crowder as global head of strategic business development.

In his new role, Crowder will be responsible for the development and execution of the company’s overall business strategy and high-priority strategic initiatives, according to a statement. He will also act as a thought partner for senior leaders and support the general management and progress of Schultze Asset Management’s business.

Mr. Crowder has 35 years of experience in the industry, raising billions of dollars from many of the world’s largest and most respected institutions, the statement added. Prior to joining Schultze, Crowder was managing director at Rotella Capital Management, where he secured the relationship and seed capital for a new UCITS product launch throughout Europe. He also founded Alpha Alternative Investments, a registered investment advisory firm established as a third-party marketing representative for hedge funds and fund of hedge funds to global institutions, advisory firms and high net worth individuals. 

Beforehand, Crowder was with AlphaInvestment Management, Inc., later acquired by Safra Asset Management, and directed all global marketing activities in raising over $1 billion in assets.

Founded by George Schultze in 1998, Schultze Asset Management is a specialist alternative investments firm managing pooled investment vehicles and managed accounts with a particular emphasis on event-driven and distressed securities investing. 

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