The LP Lens Part 1, Webinar: Debut Fund Preparation

October 2023 / Thought Leadership

On October 24th,  Sheryl Mejia of Steward was joined by Aggie Rzamek Praczuk of MetLife and Jackie Tilton of Grata to discuss the environment for emerging private equity fund managers and GP stakes. A replay is available on demand. Grata is an innovative deal sourcing platform for the private equity industry.  They periodically host informative webinars with industry leaders. Read More

Johara New York Forum

September 2023 / Thought Leadership

On September 26th, Sheryl Mejia of Steward was joined by Kimberly Smith (Chief Capital Formation Officer – Techstars) and Shrina Kurani (Managing Director – SNØCAP)  with the conversation moderated by Donna Parisi (Global Head of Finance – Shearman & Sterling LLP). They discussed technologies that will impact our lives in the next ten years across AI, life sciences, fractional ownership models for art and the industrial transition. Read More

Private Equity Women Investor Network

March 2023 / Thought Leadership

On March 15, 2023, Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN) in partnership with Steward Asset Management hosted an in-person discussion with Loida Lewis, author of Why Should Guys Have All the Fun? about leadership, family, perseverance, buyouts and exits.Read More

McGuireWoods Fund Flow podcast: Filling Investor Needs with Steward’s Managing Partner

October 2022 / Thought Leadership

Steward Asset Management is pleased to share the latest edition of Fund Flow: Filling Investor Needs with host Jon Finger, Partner of McGuire Woods. He is joined by Sheryl Mejia, Managing Partner at Steward Asset Management, to discuss what spurred the creation of the firm, how Steward is differentiated in the anchoring space and why empathy for the founder’s journey is key.Read More

Steward welcomes Advisory Board member Chris Hayes

October 2022 / Firm Update

We are pleased to announce the addition of new advisory board member, Chris Hayes, an influential force in the Private Equity industry, most recently at the Institutional Limited Partners Association, ILPA, which represents over 570 institutional LPs. Chris led ILPA’s efforts on fund terms – helping to create ILPA’s model limited partnership agreement. Currently, he leads global government relations at the Celo Foundation, a supporter for the builder ecosystem for Celo, a carbon negative blockchain. Read More

Women’s Private Capital Summit NY features Sheryl Mejia on stage to discuss private market allocations

November 2021 / Thought Leadership

Falk Marques Group hosted its annual event in New York. Keynote panel “LP Perspectives: Optimizing Private Market Portfolios” featured Sheryl Mejia – Steward Asset Management along with Kristi Craig – Georgetown University Investment Office, Novisi Atadika Nirschi – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Sophia Tsai – Trinity Church Wall Street and Ya Tung- GCM Grosvenor. In the session, they shared insights into how they optimize their portfolios and what it means for manager selection. LINK

Steward welcomes Advisory Board Member Melanie Santos Grant

September 2021 / Firm Update

Melanie brings a wealth of perspective and insight gained during her 20-year career in transforming and advising businesses.  Melanie is the Founder of 2nd Gen Partners, an independent sponsor that accelerates the growth of agribusinesses, healthcare services and consumer wellness companies. Read More

SEO AICON Conference, Fund Formation – Stepping out with Fund I

April 2021 / Firm Update

SEO hosted the Twelfth Annual Alternative Investments Conference. Sheryl Mejia of Steward was joined by Bharath Srikrishnan, BharCap Partners, Shawn Schestag, Sixpoint Partners and Chris Keller, Moelis Asset Management.

Private Equity Professional, PE Workshop: How to Raise a Debut Fund

February 2021 / Firm Update

On February 25th Sheryl Mejia of Steward was joined by Nik Shah, Co-Founder of Cohere Capital, Sanjiv Shah, Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners, Patrick Dunleavy, Managing Director, Moelis& Co. with the conversation led by Private Equity Career News founder David Toll. Read More

Steward welcomes Advisory Board member Brad Heinrichs

January 2021 / Firm Update

We are pleased to announce the addition of Advisory Board Member, Brad Heinrichs, President and Chief Executive Officer of Foster & Foster, an independent national actuarial consulting firm serving the U.S. pension community. Brad is a key resource for lawmakers regarding proposed bills that impact state and municipal pension plans. Read More

Steward publishes ESG Framework

September 2020 / Thought Leadership

The Steward team invites readers to reference our ESG Framework, which we hope will provide guidance to others in the asset management industry.Having an ESG lens helps us to better understand the long-term risks and opportunities. Read More

PE Buyouts Webinar Replay: Sheryl Mejia featured in ‘LPs Discuss: Fund Due Diligence During the Pandemic & Beyond’

August 2020 / Thought Leadership

On September 30th Sheryl Mejia of Steward was joined by David Enriquez of New York City’s Bureau of Asset Management and Jeff Weston of Arizona’s Public Safety Personnel Retirement System to discuss the various approaches and dynamics in 2020. Registration is complementary of PEI Buyouts. Replay of PE Buyouts conversation

Steward welcomes Advisory Board members Milton Irvin, Alhadi Alwazir and Steve Marks 

August 2020 / Firm Update

We are pleased to announce the addition of three Advisory Board Members:

Milton Irvin brings perspective from a long career in financial services. Notable financial leadership roles include Salomon Brothers where he became the first African-American Managing Director. He has also served as chair of the Advisory Committee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Read More

Steward welcomes Leroy Cody as Head of Business Development

July 2020 / Firm Update

Leroy Cody has assumed the role as Head of Business Development moving over from his role as Advisor/Operating Partner. Leroy leads business development efforts with a focus on meeting the needs of the firm’s institutional limited partners. He brings decades of industry experience in product strategy and delivery across a range of private fund strategies. “Leroy’s many years of experience in product strategy and delivery of private funds will benefit our limited partner relationships”, said Erin Shippee, COO. 

Steward Asset Management welcomes Erin Shippee, Chief Operating Officer

June 2020 / Firm Updates

Steward is pleased to welcome Erin Shippee to the investment team. Prior to joining, Erin was Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets in New York with operating responsibility across the platform’s multi-billion dollar fund of funds business. Read More

Steward Asset Management welcomes David Reiss as Principal, Manager Diligence & Execution

May 2020 / Firm Updates

Steward is excited to welcome David Reiss to the investment team. Prior to joining, David was a Founder and Principal at Brookville Advisory, a specialist in Credit-Distressed investments. Read More

AIF Global trailblazer award

Jan 2020 / Awards

Sheryl Mejia, second from left

Sheryl Mejía, Managing Partner of Steward Asset Management, started off the new year with recognition by AIF Global, an economic think tank. Sheryl received the Trailblazer Award for her work on both private and public fund investment committees. Read More

Keynote presentation at CFA Society New York, Emerging Manager Summit

Nov 2019 / Thought Leadership

Sheryl Mejía, Managing Partner, provided keynote comments to the New York CFA Society audience that illuminated Steward’s approach to building a foundational assessment, ahead of traditional due diligence steps, when evaluating emerging managers.

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Contributions to AIF Global & KPMG’s sponsored whitepaper “Driving Change”

Jun 2019 / Thought Leadership

Prominent women investors including Sheryl Mejía, Managing Partner of Steward Asset Management, shared comments on how women in alternative investment organizations can help ROI soar and also move ahead in their career development. Read More