Pyxis Capital L.P. (“Pyxis”), a leading provider of registered alternative investments, has continued its rapid business expansion, announcing today that it has hired new Regional Sales Directors in Texas, Illinois, California and the Northeast.
Casey Gage (Texas), Sandie Rodda (Illinois), Terry Riordan (California) and John Caron (Northeast) join a growing team of now 20 sales professionals led by Keith Watts, Managing Director and Head of National Sales. Pyxis expects to continue its expansion to a total of 30 sales professionals over the next year.
Based in Houston, Ms. Gage draws on more than 10 years of experience in financial services, including Managing Director at Destra Capital Management and Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She began her career with Pioneer Funds where she covered Southern Texas and Louisiana. She graduated from Babson College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Ms. Rodda, based in Chicago, has previously held a variety of positions within Morgan Stanley including tenure as a Financial Advisor and as a member of Smith Barney Consulting Group. With 14 years experience, she has also worked with the Vanguard Group and Nuveen Investments. Rodda earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois.
Based in Orange County, CA, Mr. Riordan’s broad-based career includes positions with several boutique alternative shops. He began his finance career working for American Funds Distributors covering Southern California. Riordan graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
Mr. Caron comes to Pyxis from Turner Investment Partners LLC, where he was Director of Distribution. Caron’s decade of experience includes Sales Vice President at John Hancock Funds and Business Banking Representative at Sovereign Bank. He graduated from Stonehill College.
“We’re very excited to continue to add talented and experienced sales expertise to our team. Their experience is crucial in expanding our presence with the sophisticated advisors and firms that are driving the growth in liquid alternatives,” said Watts.
In addition, Pyxis has also relocated and expanded its internal sales team to its home office in Dallas, adding 7 new members to the internal support team. The internal support team is led by Justin O’Brien formerly of Fidelity. His team comes to Pyxis from leading financial services firms, including Behringer Harvard, Merrill Lynch, Met Life and ING.
About Pyxis Capital
Pyxis Capital, L.P., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a SEC-registered investment adviser with approximately $2.4 billion of assets under management across 17 funds. It is one of the most respected and experienced alternative investment managers serving the registered product market. The Pyxis Capital funds complex, an affiliate of Highland Capital Management, includes a diverse set of investment strategies—from broad-based equity and fixed income investments to alternative strategies including long/short and trend following as well as alternative credit strategies. For more information, visit www.pyxiscap.com.