About McCarvill Capital Partners

McCarvill Capital Partners is an independent private placement firm dedicated to raising capital for a wide range of alternative investment funds and direct private placement transactions. Our team is comprised of senior professionals who have advised and secured capital for best-in-class alternative investment managers and companies around the globe. MCP engages in a limited number of mandates enabling us to provide each client with an unparalleled level of focus, commitment, and attention throughout the fundraising process. MCP represents fund managers from established firms to new managers across a broad range of alternative investment strategies:

Real Assets: Energy, Infrastructure, Natural Resources

Private Equity: Buyouts, Growth, Venture Capital

Private Credit: Distressed, Mezzanine, Direct Lending

Real Estate: Value-Add, Opportunistic, Credit

Our Proven Approach

General partners must be well-positioned in today’s crowded and highly competitive fundraising marketplace. Our seasoned team works closely with our clients to differentiate each offering and execute a tailored marketing plan. MCP takes a rigorous approach to each phase of the sales process:

Representative Mandates

The McCarvill Capital Partners team has collectively raised over 80 funds for fund managers across the alternative asset class. Our team has the know-how to succeed with “heavy lift” first-time funds as well as the flexibility to take on top-offs, direct deal placements, and advisory assignments. Engaging in a limited number of mandates enables us to provide each client with an unparalleled level of focus, commitment, and attention throughout the fundraising process. MCP currently represents a diverse group of private equity, private debt, and real asset funds targeting a combined $5 billion.


Our Team

McCarvill Capital Partners has a team of highly experienced professionals with complementary skill sets and successful track records for raising capital for alternative investment funds across a variety of market conditions. The team has helped raise capital for over 80 funds, for many of today’s most established managers many of which were first-time funds pursuing new market opportunities and strategies.

James J. McCarvill, Jr. - Managing Partner
Jim is the Founder and Managing Partner of McCarvill Capital Partners and focuses on distribution on the East Coast and select additional geographies. Prior to forming MCP, Jim was Co-Managing Partner and Head of the Americas and Real Assets for First Avenue Partners. For seven years prior to that, Jim was a Partner at C.P. Eaton Partners responsible for fundraising primarily for real asset funds. He also worked in the fundraising groups of Lehman Brothers, Banc of America and Farrell Marsh where he raised capital over a wide range of offerings. Jim earned an MBA in Finance from Fordham University and a B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College.

James J. McCarvill, Jr.

Managing Partner

Brian J. Newman - Partner

Brian is responsible for distribution in the Northeastern U.S. and is head of the project management team.  Prior to joining MCP, Brian was a Partner at Pinnacle Trust Partners and previously a Vice President at C.P. Eaton Partners handling similar placement responsibilities for private equity, private credit and real assets assignments.  Earlier in his career, Brian worked in investment banking and private equity for Credit Suisse First Boston, ArcLight Capital, CRT Capital and Goldsmith Agio Helms.  He earned a B.A. from Colby College and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Brian J. Newman


Kevin G. O'Brien - Managing Director
Kevin is responsible for distribution in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. Prior to joining MCP, he was a Senior Associate with Natixis Asset Management, where he worked with pension plans, endowments, foundations and family offices.  Prior to this, Kevin was with Weeden Prime Services, where he was the head of the Capital Introduction Group focusing on the emerging manager universe and was with INTL Hanley/FCStone, LLC where he was the Global Marketing Head of OTC Structured Products. He has also held senior marketing roles at Bank of America / Banc of America Securities where he headed the Capital Introduction and PEFCo teams and Lehman Brothers.  Kevin earned a B.B.A. from Baylor University.

Kevin G. O’Brien

Managing Director

Allison L. Zaccherio - Director

Allison is responsible for campaign management, project administration, and interfacing with clients. Prior to joining MCP, she worked as a Project Manager and Analyst for several asset managers including Citi Capital Advisors, Barclays Global Investors, and Wells Fargo Advisors. She began her career as a Business Systems Analyst at Prudential Securities. She earned a B.P.S. in Management with a minor in Mathematics from New York Institute of Technology.

Allison L. Zaccherio


Michelle B. Brooks - Vice President

Michelle is responsible for management of the day to day management of the office, origination, campaign management and interfacing with clients. Prior to joining MCP, she was with First Avenue Partners where she was a Vice President responsible for project management, campaign management and the firm’s marketing efforts. Previously, Michelle was Director of Marketing at Atlantic-Pacific Capital and was responsible for campaign management and the firm’s marketing efforts.

Michelle B. Brooks

Vice President

Debbie M. McCarthy - Associate

Debbie is responsible for the coordination of logistical and administrative aspects of all fundraising campaigns. In addition, she assists in the day to day operations of the office.  Prior to joining MCP, she was with Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn LLC where she was a Client Service Representative where she assisted in the launch of the Windridge Funds from ING to CRM.

Debbie M. McCarthy


Michael W. Ellsworth - Associate
Michael is responsible for various aspects of the fundraising process, including distribution, project management and due diligence efforts. Prior to MCP, Michael interned at Alkeon Capital Management, a long/short equity hedge fund. Michael earned a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Environmental Studies from UCLA.

Michael W. Ellsworth


Robert T. Hotarek - Senior Advisor

Bob serves as a Senior Advisor and is focused on establishing new relationships with private banks, asset managers and family offices. He has many years of significant experience through his positions at Citigroup Capital Markets and Lazard Freres. Bob is the Co-Founder and President of the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund, a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides vital financial support to meet the needs of the 75th Ranger Regiment. He received a B.S. in Accounting from Marquette University and an MBA from New York University.

Robert T. Hotarek

Senior Advisor

Joseph p. Scanlon, Jr. - Partner
Joe is responsible for distribution across the U.S. with high-level relationships he has developed over his 40-year career in asset management. Prior to joining MCP, Joe was the Director of Investor Relations of Omega Advisors (Lee Cooperman) for five years.  Prior to this, he served as Vice Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors of Ark Asset Management for 22 years. Throughout his career, he has built institutional and marketing distribution organizations for firms such as Citibank Investment Management Division, Lehman Asset Management, Credit Research and Trading, Harbor Drive Asset Management and C.P. Eaton Partners.  Joe received a B.S. in Finance and an MBA in Economics from St. John’s University.

Joseph P. Scanlon, Jr.

Senior Advisor

Contact Us

For more information or questions, please call or email:

777 Third Avenue
25th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(646) 380-4470

Securities offered through MCP Securities, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC
MCP Securities LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of McCarvill Capital Partners LLC.
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