Rothschild Capital Partners, a US-based privately held investment management firm, has appointed John M Pohlad as director of strategic development.

Having worked as co-founder and managing director of Marquette Asset Management earlier, Pohlad played a key role in growing Marquette from start-up to US$1.1 billion wealth management firm.

Pohlad will now work towards the business development efforts of Rothschild, which is expanding its presence in Minneapolis, a primary focus of the organisation.

Pohlad said the Rothschild organisation has a long tradition in the Minneapolis business community and most of the executives have held positions in top local investment firms.

"Rothschild has a deeply collaborative investment team, not only in the Minneapolis office, but in New York and Baltimore as well. They are a focused and disciplined investment partnership with a unique approach and impressive 14-year track record," Pohlad added.

Rothschild Capital Partners CEO and chief investment officer David Rothschild said John’s proven expertise in business building and appreciation for their highly focused investment philosophy makes him a valuable addition to their team.