Briarcliffe Credit Partners, a placement agency exclusively dedicated to private credit, appointed private credit industry veteran Collis Klarberg fundraising managing director. In this new role, Klarberg will lead sales coverage of institutional investors based in the Midwest and New England.

“Collis is joining the firm at a critical and exciting time, particularly as institutional demand for private credit continues its growth toward an expected $2.7 trillion in the next couple of years,” Jess Larsen, founder and CEO of Briarcliffe Credit Partners, said. “I am confident that Collis’s deep sector expertise will provide immense value to our firm, helping connect sophisticated private credit investors to the unique, esoteric strategies we represent.”

Klarberg has nearly two decades of experience in financial services, spending nearly half of that time focused on private credit strategies. Before joining Briarcliffe, he was a managing director on the distribution team at First Avenue Partners, where he focused extensively on private credit fundraising in the U.S. Previously, Klarberg was a product specialist on the global private credit platform at The Carlyle Group. Earlier in his career, Klarberg worked at JP Morgan and Bear Stearns as an executive director in the capital introductions group, leading coverage in the Midwest for hedge fund and alternative credit fundraising.

“I’m excited to join Briarcliffe as it has disrupted the placement industry acting as a specialist focused only on private credit,” Klarberg said. “I’m eager to share the firm’s unique approach and differentiated strategies with the institutional investors I’ve been covering for more than 10 years, especially during this season of the firm’s significant growth.”