Mr. Sittema is the Executive Chairman of Conversus, a StepStone company. Conversus focuses on delivering private market solutions to high net worth investors.
Prior to Conversus, Mr. Sittema served as CEO of CNL Financial Group, a $10 billion asset manager providing access for individual investors to the private markets. Previously, Mr. Sittema enjoyed a 27-year career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch serving in a variety of leadership roles, including the U.S. Head of Real Estate Investment Trusts and Lodging Investment Banking Division.
Mr. Sittema received a BA from Dordt College and an MBA from Indiana University. He is a Director of the Florida Council of 100 and a past board chair of the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives.