Ava Watkins founded the Alternative Asset Group, a third-party marketing business focused on raising assets in the alternative space and heads the Alternative Asset Group. Clients include a variety of single-manager hedge funds, fund of hedge funds, private equity and venture, as well as a feeder fund which allows access to some of the biggest names in the business with lower minimum investments. Ms. Watkins began her career at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and later joined Tremont Partners where she marketed alternative asset managers before founding her own business.

Ava is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds FINRA licenses Series 7 and 63.