Manhattan West appoints Evren Ozdemir as COO
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Manhattan Westa global strategic investment firm, today announced that it has appointed Evren Ozdemir to serve as Chief Operating Officer. In the newly created role, Ozdemir will lead the building of the company’s infrastructure and strategic initiatives to continue to evolve its vertically integrated platform of services and investments.
Prior to joining Manhattan West, Ozdemir was most recently at Surveyor Capital, a unit of Citadel, where he served as Deputy COO. With decades of leadership experience in investment management, Ozdemir is well positioned to lead alongside the CEO and Principal Founder Lorenzo Esparca to help Manhattan West become a leading alternative asset manager.
Manhattan West’s in-house portfolio managers build and direct the firm’s bespoke alternative investment strategies across private equity, venture capital, real estate, digital assets and private debt funds. By providing unique access to diversified alternative investment strategies, the firm’s clientele of athletes, artists, high net worth individuals and families can benefit from attractive risk-adjusted returns, in addition to a service Concierge type personalized client.
“Lorenzo and I share a vision for the future of asset management. The market seeks to access differentiated returns in the form of alternative investments and Manhattan West is achieving this by building a team of top talent and a modern and exclusive investment platform,” said Ozdemir. “Joining the entrepreneurial and tight-knit culture of Manhattan West has me energized and ready to roll up my sleeves and start building alongside our top-notch team.”
Ozdemir was at Goldman Sachs before joining Point72 Asset Management where he rose through the ranks throughout his nine-year tenure with the firm. His diverse background in hedge funds, investment banking and fintech positions him well to take on the role of COO at Manhattan West.
“From the moment I met Evren, it was clear to me that he would play a critical role in guiding the strategic direction of Manhattan West as we strive to deliver innovative investment solutions to meet the distinct needs of our customers,” said Spaced. “His distinguished background and proven effectiveness as a leader make Evren the ideal candidate for our leadership team.”
Throughout its nearly six years in business since Esparza parted ways with JP Morgan to launch the business, Manhattan West has grown its workforce by nearly 50% each year. As the firm’s private banking, corporate management, tax and alternative investment verticals have grown, Manhattan West has seen robust asset and revenue growth under the leadership of Esparza and the company is expected to continue its rapid rise following Ozdemir’s arrival. For more information on Manhattan West’s diverse team and investment approach, please visit manhattanwest.com.
About West Manhattan
Manhattan West is a Los Angeles-based global strategic investment firm that provides financial services, including corporate management, tax, insurance and planning, as well as proprietary alternative investments across multiple asset classes, including private equity, venture capital, real estate, private debt and traditional equity and fixed income portfolios. To learn more about us, please visit manhattanwest.com.