AE Industrial Partners, a private equity firm focused on aerospace, defense and government services, space, power and utility services and industrial markets, has added Charles Short as managing director and head of capital formation.

Short brings over 25 years of experience in capital markets and investments. Most recently, he served as managing director for business development and investor relations for Marathon Asset Management, focusing on the firm’s fundraising and investor relations efforts in North America. Prior to that role, he served as managing director of capital markets for RBC, and previously was managing director at Barclays Corporate & Investment Bank.

“The depth and breadth of Charlie’s expertise in marketing investment products makes him the perfect choice to lead capital formation at AEI ,” says Mike Greene, managing partner of AEI. “With his long history and strong relationships in the financial industry, Charlie will be a huge asset in all aspects of our fundraising, and we’re excited to welcome him to the AEI team.”