Thomas L. Knechtel

Managing Director

T Main: (203) 857-0811 / Direct: (203) 276-6207

Mr. Knechtel is a member of Pinnacle’s distribution, origination and deal-management teams.

Prior to joining Pinnacle Trust Partners, LLC, Mr. Knechtel was a Managing Director at Verition Fund Management, LP, a $1BN alternative investment firm where he was responsible for the marketing and investor relations effort.

Mr. Knechtel has worked exclusively as an alternative fundraising professional for 16 years, both at alternative investment firms and at private fund placement agents, most recently Eaton Partners, LLC. He has been directly involved in helping raise more than 20 fund offerings, representing over $11BN of institutional capital raised. He has personally raised in excess of $2.5BN from institutional clients on a global basis.

Mr. Knechtel received a B. A. from Middlebury College and was a member of both the varsity football and lacrosse teams.