Paceline Equity Partners (Paceline), has appointed seasoned industry executive Sterling Donnelly as the firm’s head of investor relations.
In this new role, Donnelly will lead the Dallas-based private equity manager’s fundraising and client service initiatives.
Donnelly is uniquely positioned to provide value to Paceline’s investors given her background, which combines investing in complex financial assets and her deep knowledge of the current investor universe. She was most recently a managing director in Business Development at Axonic Capital LLC, where she was responsible for capital formation across various asset classes and liquidity structures, and managing relationships with institutional clients.
Prior to Axonic Capital, Donnelly held multiple roles with the asset management affiliate of Lone Star Funds, most recently as director of Residential Whole Loans & Securities Trading. While at Lone Star Funds, she worked very closely with Sam Loughlin and Leigh Sansone, Paceline’s chief executive officer and chief investment officer, respectively, in both underwriting and asset management capacities with a specific focus on transactions involving structured credit securities in the aftermath of the Great Financial Crisis.
Donnelly began her career as an analyst in the Financial Analytics and Structured Transactions Group at JP Morgan. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University.