Team

People

Attracting and retaining top talent in an environment built to foster collaboration, entrepreneurialism, innovation and inclusion. Upholding our relentless client focus within every aspect of the business.

Process

Institutional grade processes monitor and manage all platform functions. These tested controls generate consistent results our clients have come to expect.

Systems

Common data models enable us to take advantage of the latest advancements in technological innovation, enhance client experience and manage the investment lifecycle.

 

Jon Dorfman

Senior Managing Partner, CIO
Jon Dorfman is a Senior Managing Partner and CIO of Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Jon was previously Co-CEO and CIO of CCA. He was a co-founder of Carlton Hill Global Capital ("CHGC"), a specialized asset management firm that was acquired by Citi in 2007. Prior to establishing CHGC in 2005, Jon spent 20 years at Morgan Stanley in the Fixed Income Division. He worked in Tokyo and London for 17 years and served as a Managing Director for 8 years. While at Morgan Stanley, Jon held numerous senior management positions including Co-Head of the Global Investment Grade Credit Group and Head of Global Credit Derivative and Asset Swap Trading Group. Among the innovators and early risk takers in the credit default swap, credit index (Tracers and CDX) and tranched risk credit markets, Jon served as an ISDA committee member responsible for the first standardized credit default swap contract. Jon earned a BSE degree, magna cum laude, from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
 

Jim O’Brien

Senior Managing Partner, CEO
Jim O’Brien is a Senior Managing Partner and CEO of Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Jim was previously Co-CEO of CCA. Jim was a co-founder of Carlton Hill Global Capital (“CHGC”), a specialized asset management firm that was acquired by Citi in 2007. Prior to establishing CHGC in 2005, Jim spent 19 years at Morgan Stanley in the Fixed Income Division. He worked in London for 5 years and served as a Managing Director for 12 years. Over the course of his career at Morgan Stanley, Jim held numerous senior management positions including Co-Head of the Global Corporate Credit Group, Co-Head of the Global Investment Grade Credit Group, Head of Global Cash Corporate Trading, Head of Global Credit Research and Head of European Corporate Bond and ABS trading. He spent his first eight years at Morgan Stanley in the US International Sales and Product Management Group. Jim began his career in the Unit Investment Trust Division of Merrill Lynch. He has been honored with Service and Humanitarian awards from Team Walker, Inner City Education Foundation and Seton Hall University. Jim earned a BS degree in Finance from Seton Hall University.
 

Michael Williams

Partner, Co-President
Michael Williams is a Partner and Co-President of Napier Park Global Capital where he is responsible for platform operations and financing activities. Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (CCA), in February 2013. Michael was previously the Chief Operating Officer for CCA; responsible for Operations, Finance, Human Resources and IT for the platform as well as Chief Financial Officer for Market Strategies. Prior to joining Citi Capital Advisors in 2007, he was the CFO of Carlton Hill Global Capital (CHGC), where he helped launch the firm in 2006. Prior to CHGC, he worked as a Principal in charge of middle office services for credit derivative and structured financial products at Bank of America Securities and as a Vice President with JPMorgan Chase. As a Director at Barclays Capital, he oversaw certain risk management and product control operations with respect to interest rate and credit derivative products. Michael began his career as a global swap trade analyst for Merrill Lynch. Michael earned a BS degree in Finance from Providence College.
 

Tim Greatorex

Partner, Co-President
Tim Greatorex is a Partner and Co-President of Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”), where he is responsible for overseeing business and product development with respect to both portfolio management and client activities.  As such, he leads the effort on product design and structuring as well as being responsible for management of the sales and marketing process.  Prior to joining Napier Park in 2015, Tim worked in Citigroup’s Treasury for 4 years as Chief Investment Officer and Head of Citi Treasury Investments managing a $250 billion liquidity and investment portfolio across rates, mortgages, and credit.  Tim also had responsibility for Citigroup’s US Pension Plan.  Before becoming CIO, Tim spent over 15 years in alternative asset management at Citi, focusing on product and business development and was latterly Co-Head of Global Credit Structures, the group responsible for structured credit product. Prior to joining Citi, Tim spent 4 years at British Gas where he was responsible for capital markets and derivative activity.  Tim began his career at Midland Montagu in the assessment and management of market risk. Tim holds a first class honors degree in Economics from Loughborough University in the UK.
 

Serhan Secmen

Partner, Head of US CLO Investments
Serhan Secmen is a Partner and Portfolio Manager of the CLO Investments Strategy at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Prior to joining Citi Capital Advisors in August 2008, Serhan was a CLO trader at Lehman Brothers. Prior to his post at Lehman Brothers, he spent several years in Texas as a project manager focusing on special project financing. During his tenure at Napier Park, Serhan has assisted in the development of multiple propriety analytics systems and has been influential in the various strategies and methodologies for analyzing CLOs and other structured products. Since 2006, Serhan has also been involved in various industry forums and networks, including the investor roundtables for Moody's, S&P, and Fitch Ratings. He frequently appears as a speaker at multiple industry conferences and panels. Serhan holds an MBA degree from Wharton School of Business, an MS degree from Texas A&M University, and a BS degree from Bogazici University in Turkey.
 

Michael Micko

Partner, Head of European Credit
Michael Micko is a Partner and the Head of European Credit Strategies at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Michael joined CCA in August 2004, bringing approximately 15 years of relevant experience to the team. Prior to joining CCA, Michael headed high yield at Mellon Newton Investment Management. Previously, Michael was an investment banker at Deutsche Bank and Bankers Trust International focusing on Leverage Finance, and he also held the role as Treasurer of a listed corporate high yield issuer. Michael has a MBA from The Richard Ivey School in Canada (1991), has attended London Business School, and holds ME (Industrial Engineering) (1988) and BS (Electrical Engineering) (1987) degrees from the University of Alberta, Canada.
 

Rajesh Agarwal

Partner, Head of US Mortgages & Consumer
Rajesh Agarwal is a Partner and Portfolio Manager of US Mortgages & Consumer Strategies at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Prior to joining Citi Capital Advisors in March 2008, Rajesh was a Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager in HSPI, LP formerly affiliated with Halcyon from 2006-2008. Prior to joining Halcyon from 2004-2006, Rajesh was a Senior Analyst at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (“MLIM”), where he served as lead analyst for asset selection across residential housing sectors (Prime/Alt-A/Sub-Prime) and CDOs for three high-grade CDO deals launched and managed by MLIM. Prior to joining ABS/MBS research, he worked in the Global Markets and Investment Banking group at Merrill Lynch from 1998-2004. From 1996-1998, Rajesh was a Senior Engineer at Simulation Sciences, Inc., where he developed simulation algorithms used by the chemical industry. Rajesh received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and an MS in Chemical Engineering, both from the University of Texas at Austin.
 

Daniel Slotkin

Partner, Head of US CLO Management
Daniel Slotkin is a Partner and Portfolio Manager for Napier Park’s Leveraged Loan platform. Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Daniel Slotkin joined Citi in 1991 and prior to joining Citi Capital Advisors’ Leveraged Loan Investments team in 1998, Daniel worked in the Airlines Asset Distribution Department, Capital Markets Origination, Leveraged Loan Structuring and in the Relationship Management areas of Citi’s corporate bank. During his tenure in Leveraged Loan Investments, Daniel has led bank loan trading, portfolio strategy, loan workouts and worked as a credit analyst. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida.
 

Ram Putcha

Partner, Head of US Single Name & Credit Derivatives
Ram Putcha is a Partner and Head of the US Single Name & Credit Derivatives strategy at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Prior to joining CCA in March 2012, Ram spent close to four years as the Head of Relative Value/Credit Strategies at Citi Principal Strategies (“CPS”). At CPS, Ram ran over $500mm of trading capital in a proprietary trading portfolio that focused on relative value. In addition to credit long/short trades, the portfolio also focused on tranches, options and cross asset trades (such as equity vs. credit). Before his various roles at Citi, Ram was a Partner at Old Lane, a multi-strategy hedge fund that launched in April 2006 with over $4 billion in AUM. While at Old Lane, Ram was in charge of the firm’s credit strategies business. In this role, Ram oversaw two distinct portfolios: one that focused on loans and high yield, and another that focused on relative value trading across asset classes with an emphasis on finding mispriced opportunities in credit and equity products (including cash bonds, CDS, equities vs. credit, options and tranches). Prior to joining Old Lane at its inception, Ram worked at Morgan Stanley for over 20 years in a variety of roles, including as a market maker in corporate credit for over 15 years and as a risk manager for the investment grade corporate bond business. In the final two years of his tenure at Morgan Stanley, Ram was the head of Morgan Stanley’s proprietary credit trading and capital structure arbitrage groups. In the early part of his career in Wall Street, Ram worked at DLJ futures for two years as an interest rate analyst. He graduated in 1980 from Yale University with a MBA. His undergraduate degree was in engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, India.
 

Craig Henick

Partner, Head of Municipals
Craig Henick is a Partner and the Head of US Municipals at Napier Park. Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Prior to joining CCA in 2006, Mr. Henick was a senior portfolio manager for Citigroup’s Municipal Proprietary Trading Desk where he co-managed a program of approximately $20bn in municipal bonds, including the $14bn Citibank TOB commencing in January 2005. Previously, Mr. Henick was a member of the team of Citigroup’s municipal secondary trading desk when it achieved a No.1 ranking in Institutional Investor’s 2004 survey. Prior to joining Citigroup in 2003, Mr. Henick managed municipal positions at JP Morgan and Lehman Brothers. Mr. Henick received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
 

Manu Rana

Partner, Co-Head of Private Investments
Manu Rana joined Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), a predecessor to Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”) in 2007. Manu was among the founding partners of Napier Park when it separated from CCA, in February 2013. Prior to joining CCA, Manu was a Managing Director of Old Lane, where he led negotiated investments in financial services businesses. Manu joined Old Lane from Lazard Alternative Investments, where he was a Managing Director of the firm and a Principal of Lazard Technology Partners. At Lazard, Manu was responsible for equity and debt investments in financial- and related business, as well as information services investments. Manu started at Lazard in 1994, initially in its financial institutions investment banking group and, from 2000 on, he worked at Lazard Alternative Investments. Prior to Lazard, Manu was a member of A.T. Kearney’s financial institutions practice. Manu received a BA from Columbia University.

Current Investments: Bluefin Payments, Kasisto

Realized Investments: Evalueserve, Georgia Commerce, HealthEquity, Reval, Softgate/Tio

Select Past Investments: Beecher Carlson, FNX, Marketing Technology Solutions, Princeton eCom
 

Steven Piaker

Partner, Co-Head of Private Investments

Steve Piaker joined Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), a predecessor to Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”) in 2011. Steve was among the founding partners of Napier Park when it separated from CCA, in February 2013. Prior to joining CCA in 2011, Steve was a Managing Partner at CCP Equity Partners, a fund initially sponsored by Conning & Company and Swiss Re, where he led negotiated investments in financial services businesses. Steve joined CCP Equity Partners’ predecessor fund Conning Capital Partners in 1994 from Conseco Inc., where he was involved in forming Conseco's private equity funds. Prior to Conseco, Steve was a founding member of the financial institutions group within GE Capital Corporation's leveraged buyout division. Steve began his career with Chase Manhattan Corp and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Steve received a BA from the University of Rochester and an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business

Current Investments: Bill.com, TrueMotion

Realized Investments: Jefferson National, Nvoicepay, Softgate/ Tio

Select Past Investments: Magnet, MMV Financial, PayCycle, Princeton eCom, Sterling Autobody, Telebank

 

Donald Leitch

Partner, Senior Relationship Manager
Donald Leitch is a Partner and Senior Client Relationship Manager at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. He is also a Founding Partner and Management Committee member of Napier Park Global Capital. Don has over 30 years of experience within the financial services industry. Prior to joining CCA, the predecessor business to Napier Park, in 2009, Don consulted on business development for Bracebridge Capital, a $4 billion fixed income arbitrage hedge fund based in Boston, MA. Prior to that, Don enjoyed a 23 year career at Morgan Stanley where he held multiple roles within their Fixed Income Division and broader Institutional Securities Group. This included six years in Japan heading their international Japanese Government Bond sales team, eight years co-heading their Emerging Markets Debt business and eight years heading their firm wide hedge fund relationship management team and co-heading their hedge fund investment banking efforts. In the latter capacity, his team delivered private transactions to hedge funds and worked on other permanent capital and M&A transactions. Don earned a BS in Finance from New York University.
 

Michael Lashendock

Partner, Senior Relationship Manager
Michael Lashendock is a Partner and Senior Relationship Manager at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Michael has over 30 years of experience in the structured credit sales and alternative investment capital raising space. Prior to joining CCA, Michael served as Managing Director at Carlton Hill Global Capital, a specialized asset management firm that was acquired by Citi in 2007. Prior to that, Michael spent 21 years at Morgan Stanley in the Fixed Income Division, in Credit Distribution, responsible for large institutional relationships in North America, three years as a Managing Director. Michael serves on the Board of Directors for the Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center. Michael has served on the Athletic Director’s Cabinet at the University of Michigan, where he also served on the Corporate Advisory Board at the Ross School of Business. He also served on the Board of Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers of NYC. He is an active triathlete and has completed two Ironmen. Michael earned his BBA degree in Finance at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
 

Nadja Marcoz

Partner, Senior Relationship Manager
Nadja Marcoz is a Partner and Senior Relationship Manager at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Prior to joining CCA in June 2009, Nadja worked as sales coverage for institutional accounts at Wachovia Securities. Between 2003 and 2007 Nadja worked for Citi Investment Bank - Credit Structured business covering both UHNW as well as institutional accounts. Between 1997 and 2003, Nadja was working as a product manager for offshore vehicles in London and Switzerland. Nadja started her career at Citi in Sydney (Australia) where she was recruited as a management associate. Nadja finalized her management associate program in Switzerland where she implemented a compliance program for the Citi Private Bank in Switzerland and Luxemburg. Nadja has an MBA (cum laude) from Neuchatel University (Switzerland).
 

Jeffery Traum

Partner, General Counsel
Jeffrey Traum is a founding partner and the General Counsel of Napier Park Global Capital, where he is responsible for legal matters, transaction management, designing and implementing product offerings and coordinating strategic initiatives. Previously, Jeff was Managing Director and Head of Product Management and Strategy at Napier Park and, until Napier Park’s 2013 separation from Citigroup, at Citi Capital Advisors, where he was responsible for strategic transactions and for the development and ongoing product management of hedge funds, private equity funds, structured products and other investment offerings. Prior to assuming that role, Jeff served as division chief operating officer and as associate general counsel. Jeff joined Citigroup in 1998 from Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where he structured and negotiated public and private debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and investment management transactions. Jeff received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Tufts University and his J.D. from Georgetown University.
 

Jon Dorfman

Senior Managing Partner, CIO
Jon Dorfman is a Senior Managing Partner and CIO of Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Jon was previously Co-CEO and CIO of CCA. He was a co-founder of Carlton Hill Global Capital ("CHGC"), a specialized asset management firm that was acquired by Citi in 2007. Prior to establishing CHGC in 2005, Jon spent 20 years at Morgan Stanley in the Fixed Income Division. He worked in Tokyo and London for 17 years and served as a Managing Director for 8 years. While at Morgan Stanley, Jon held numerous senior management positions including Co-Head of the Global Investment Grade Credit Group and Head of Global Credit Derivative and Asset Swap Trading Group. Among the innovators and early risk takers in the credit default swap, credit index (Tracers and CDX) and tranched risk credit markets, Jon served as an ISDA committee member responsible for the first standardized credit default swap contract. Jon earned a BSE degree, magna cum laude, from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
 

Jim O’Brien

Senior Managing Partner, CEO
Jim O’Brien is a Senior Managing Partner and CEO of Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Jim was previously Co-CEO of CCA. Jim was a co-founder of Carlton Hill Global Capital (“CHGC”), a specialized asset management firm that was acquired by Citi in 2007. Prior to establishing CHGC in 2005, Jim spent 19 years at Morgan Stanley in the Fixed Income Division. He worked in London for 5 years and served as a Managing Director for 12 years. Over the course of his career at Morgan Stanley, Jim held numerous senior management positions including Co-Head of the Global Corporate Credit Group, Co-Head of the Global Investment Grade Credit Group, Head of Global Cash Corporate Trading, Head of Global Credit Research and Head of European Corporate Bond and ABS trading. He spent his first eight years at Morgan Stanley in the US International Sales and Product Management Group. Jim began his career in the Unit Investment Trust Division of Merrill Lynch. He has been honored with Service and Humanitarian awards from Team Walker, Inner City Education Foundation and Seton Hall University. Jim earned a BS degree in Finance from Seton Hall University.
 

Michael Williams

Partner, Co-President
Michael Williams is a Partner and Co-President of Napier Park Global Capital where he is responsible for platform operations and financing activities. Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (CCA), in February 2013. Michael was previously the Chief Operating Officer for CCA; responsible for Operations, Finance, Human Resources and IT for the platform as well as Chief Financial Officer for Market Strategies. Prior to joining Citi Capital Advisors in 2007, he was the CFO of Carlton Hill Global Capital (CHGC), where he helped launch the firm in 2006. Prior to CHGC, he worked as a Principal in charge of middle office services for credit derivative and structured financial products at Bank of America Securities and as a Vice President with JPMorgan Chase. As a Director at Barclays Capital, he oversaw certain risk management and product control operations with respect to interest rate and credit derivative products. Michael began his career as a global swap trade analyst for Merrill Lynch. Michael earned a BS degree in Finance from Providence College.
 

Tim Greatorex

Partner, Co-President
Tim Greatorex is a Partner and Co-President of Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”), where he is responsible for overseeing business and product development with respect to both portfolio management and client activities.  As such, he leads the effort on product design and structuring as well as being responsible for management of the sales and marketing process.  Prior to joining Napier Park in 2015, Tim worked in Citigroup’s Treasury for 4 years as Chief Investment Officer and Head of Citi Treasury Investments managing a $250 billion liquidity and investment portfolio across rates, mortgages, and credit.  Tim also had responsibility for Citigroup’s US Pension Plan.  Before becoming CIO, Tim spent over 15 years in alternative asset management at Citi, focusing on product and business development and was latterly Co-Head of Global Credit Structures, the group responsible for structured credit product. Prior to joining Citi, Tim spent 4 years at British Gas where he was responsible for capital markets and derivative activity.  Tim began his career at Midland Montagu in the assessment and management of market risk. Tim holds a first class honors degree in Economics from Loughborough University in the UK.
 

Jon Dorfman

Senior Managing Partner, CIO
Jon Dorfman is a Senior Managing Partner and CIO of Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Jon was previously Co-CEO and CIO of CCA. He was a co-founder of Carlton Hill Global Capital ("CHGC"), a specialized asset management firm that was acquired by Citi in 2007. Prior to establishing CHGC in 2005, Jon spent 20 years at Morgan Stanley in the Fixed Income Division. He worked in Tokyo and London for 17 years and served as a Managing Director for 8 years. While at Morgan Stanley, Jon held numerous senior management positions including Co-Head of the Global Investment Grade Credit Group and Head of Global Credit Derivative and Asset Swap Trading Group. Among the innovators and early risk takers in the credit default swap, credit index (Tracers and CDX) and tranched risk credit markets, Jon served as an ISDA committee member responsible for the first standardized credit default swap contract. Jon earned a BSE degree, magna cum laude, from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
 

Serhan Secmen

Partner, Head of US CLO Investments
Serhan Secmen is a Partner and Portfolio Manager of the CLO Investments Strategy at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Prior to joining Citi Capital Advisors in August 2008, Serhan was a CLO trader at Lehman Brothers. Prior to his post at Lehman Brothers, he spent several years in Texas as a project manager focusing on special project financing. During his tenure at Napier Park, Serhan has assisted in the development of multiple propriety analytics systems and has been influential in the various strategies and methodologies for analyzing CLOs and other structured products. Since 2006, Serhan has also been involved in various industry forums and networks, including the investor roundtables for Moody's, S&P, and Fitch Ratings. He frequently appears as a speaker at multiple industry conferences and panels. Serhan holds an MBA degree from Wharton School of Business, an MS degree from Texas A&M University, and a BS degree from Bogazici University in Turkey.
 

Michael Micko

Partner, Head of European Credit
Michael Micko is a Partner and the Head of European Credit Strategies at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Michael joined CCA in August 2004, bringing approximately 15 years of relevant experience to the team. Prior to joining CCA, Michael headed high yield at Mellon Newton Investment Management. Previously, Michael was an investment banker at Deutsche Bank and Bankers Trust International focusing on Leverage Finance, and he also held the role as Treasurer of a listed corporate high yield issuer. Michael has a MBA from The Richard Ivey School in Canada (1991), has attended London Business School, and holds ME (Industrial Engineering) (1988) and BS (Electrical Engineering) (1987) degrees from the University of Alberta, Canada.
 

Rajesh Agarwal

Partner, Head of US Mortgages & Consumer
Rajesh Agarwal is a Partner and Portfolio Manager of US Mortgages & Consumer Strategies at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Prior to joining Citi Capital Advisors in March 2008, Rajesh was a Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager in HSPI, LP formerly affiliated with Halcyon from 2006-2008. Prior to joining Halcyon from 2004-2006, Rajesh was a Senior Analyst at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (“MLIM”), where he served as lead analyst for asset selection across residential housing sectors (Prime/Alt-A/Sub-Prime) and CDOs for three high-grade CDO deals launched and managed by MLIM. Prior to joining ABS/MBS research, he worked in the Global Markets and Investment Banking group at Merrill Lynch from 1998-2004. From 1996-1998, Rajesh was a Senior Engineer at Simulation Sciences, Inc., where he developed simulation algorithms used by the chemical industry. Rajesh received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and an MS in Chemical Engineering, both from the University of Texas at Austin.
 

Daniel Slotkin

Partner, Head of US CLO Management
Daniel Slotkin is a Partner and Portfolio Manager for Napier Park’s Leveraged Loan platform. Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Daniel Slotkin joined Citi in 1991 and prior to joining Citi Capital Advisors’ Leveraged Loan Investments team in 1998, Daniel worked in the Airlines Asset Distribution Department, Capital Markets Origination, Leveraged Loan Structuring and in the Relationship Management areas of Citi’s corporate bank. During his tenure in Leveraged Loan Investments, Daniel has led bank loan trading, portfolio strategy, loan workouts and worked as a credit analyst. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida.
 

Ram Putcha

Partner, Head of US Single Name & Credit Derivatives
Ram Putcha is a Partner and Head of the US Single Name & Credit Derivatives strategy at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Prior to joining CCA in March 2012, Ram spent close to four years as the Head of Relative Value/Credit Strategies at Citi Principal Strategies (“CPS”). At CPS, Ram ran over $500mm of trading capital in a proprietary trading portfolio that focused on relative value. In addition to credit long/short trades, the portfolio also focused on tranches, options and cross asset trades (such as equity vs. credit). Before his various roles at Citi, Ram was a Partner at Old Lane, a multi-strategy hedge fund that launched in April 2006 with over $4 billion in AUM. While at Old Lane, Ram was in charge of the firm’s credit strategies business. In this role, Ram oversaw two distinct portfolios: one that focused on loans and high yield, and another that focused on relative value trading across asset classes with an emphasis on finding mispriced opportunities in credit and equity products (including cash bonds, CDS, equities vs. credit, options and tranches). Prior to joining Old Lane at its inception, Ram worked at Morgan Stanley for over 20 years in a variety of roles, including as a market maker in corporate credit for over 15 years and as a risk manager for the investment grade corporate bond business. In the final two years of his tenure at Morgan Stanley, Ram was the head of Morgan Stanley’s proprietary credit trading and capital structure arbitrage groups. In the early part of his career in Wall Street, Ram worked at DLJ futures for two years as an interest rate analyst. He graduated in 1980 from Yale University with a MBA. His undergraduate degree was in engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, India.
 

Craig Henick

Partner, Head of Municipals
Craig Henick is a Partner and the Head of US Municipals at Napier Park. Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Prior to joining CCA in 2006, Mr. Henick was a senior portfolio manager for Citigroup’s Municipal Proprietary Trading Desk where he co-managed a program of approximately $20bn in municipal bonds, including the $14bn Citibank TOB commencing in January 2005. Previously, Mr. Henick was a member of the team of Citigroup’s municipal secondary trading desk when it achieved a No.1 ranking in Institutional Investor’s 2004 survey. Prior to joining Citigroup in 2003, Mr. Henick managed municipal positions at JP Morgan and Lehman Brothers. Mr. Henick received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
 

Manu Rana

Partner, Co-Head of Private Investments
Manu Rana joined Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), a predecessor to Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”) in 2007. Manu was among the founding partners of Napier Park when it separated from CCA, in February 2013. Prior to joining CCA, Manu was a Managing Director of Old Lane, where he led negotiated investments in financial services businesses. Manu joined Old Lane from Lazard Alternative Investments, where he was a Managing Director of the firm and a Principal of Lazard Technology Partners. At Lazard, Manu was responsible for equity and debt investments in financial- and related business, as well as information services investments. Manu started at Lazard in 1994, initially in its financial institutions investment banking group and, from 2000 on, he worked at Lazard Alternative Investments. Prior to Lazard, Manu was a member of A.T. Kearney’s financial institutions practice. Manu received a BA from Columbia University.

Current Investments: Bluefin Payments, Kasisto

Realized Investments: Evalueserve, Georgia Commerce, HealthEquity, Reval, Softgate/Tio

Select Past Investments: Beecher Carlson, FNX, Marketing Technology Solutions, Princeton eCom
 

Steven Piaker

Partner, Co-Head of Private Investments

Steve Piaker joined Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), a predecessor to Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”) in 2011. Steve was among the founding partners of Napier Park when it separated from CCA, in February 2013. Prior to joining CCA in 2011, Steve was a Managing Partner at CCP Equity Partners, a fund initially sponsored by Conning & Company and Swiss Re, where he led negotiated investments in financial services businesses. Steve joined CCP Equity Partners’ predecessor fund Conning Capital Partners in 1994 from Conseco Inc., where he was involved in forming Conseco's private equity funds. Prior to Conseco, Steve was a founding member of the financial institutions group within GE Capital Corporation's leveraged buyout division. Steve began his career with Chase Manhattan Corp and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Steve received a BA from the University of Rochester and an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business

Current Investments: Bill.com, TrueMotion

Realized Investments: Jefferson National, Nvoicepay, Softgate/ Tio

Select Past Investments: Magnet, MMV Financial, PayCycle, Princeton eCom, Sterling Autobody, Telebank

 

Joseph Lane

Vice Chairman, Chairman of Management Committee
Joe is the Vice Chairman of Napier Park Global Capital, Chairman of the firm’s Management Committee and a Managing Director of the Real Assets strategy.  Joe joined Napier Park in 2015 and has over 40 years of experience in financial services. He has held a number of executive roles in the commercial finance sector, including president and CEO of GATX Capital; CEO of GE Technology Finance; president of IBM Credit Corporation, group executive of IBM Global Financing, and senior vice president of IBM Corporation. Joe currently serves on several corporate and philanthropic boards, and has served on boards in North America, Europe and Asia.

He has been a director, vice chairman and chairman of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), and a trustee and chairman of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation. In 2015 he was elected by the ELFA to the Equipment Finance Hall of Fame.

 Joe received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University, and is an Associate Fellow of Davenport College at Yale.
 

Alexander Maldutis

Managing Director and Head of Special Opportunities
Alexander Maldutis is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of the Special Opportunities strategy at Napier Park Global Capital which he joined in early 2017. This strategy invests in credit assets whose characteristics place them outside the scope of traditional, widely distributed bonds or loans. Prior to this he worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for 7 years; as Global Head of Structured Credit Trading he led the merger of two of the largest derivative books in the industry and then as Co-Head of the Global Non Linear Group he helped combine structured credit and macro trading to form an integrated structured fixed income business. Before BAML Mr. Maldutis managed a wide variety of structured credit, macro, and other position types at HSBC, Bear Stearns, Credit Suisse First Boston, and Morgan Stanley, where he started his career in 1994. He spent 6 years in London and was one of the early originators of the credit derivative and synthetic structured credit products. He holds a BA, MIA, and MBA from Columbia University.
 

Jared Keating

Managing Director
Jared joined Napier Park in 2012 and helps lead the firm’s investments in Real Assets across the transportation and equipment sectors, including responsibility for Napier Park’s aircraft and railcar leasing programs. Jared is based in London. Prior to this, Jared focused on mergers & acquisitions and restructuring assignments at Lazard Frères & Co in New York, principally in the financial services sector. Jared also worked at Eurazeo in Paris and at Camulos Capital in London, where he was responsible for investments in private equity and distressed opportunities. Jared received an AB from Princeton University and a Masters in International Affairs, cum laude, from Institut d’études politiques de Paris.
 

Batur Bicer

Managing Director
Batur Bicer is a Portfolio Manager focusing on investment strategies related to structured credit products in both cash and synthetic markets at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Prior to CCA, Batur served two years as Vice President at Goldman Sachs as a Credit Strategist covering primarily credit derivative products where he was responsible for recommending trade ideas and providing quantitative solutions for both internal and external clients. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Batur worked as a Credit Strategy Research Analyst for five years at Barclays Capital where he published weekly reports on the structured credit market. Batur has also been involved in various industry forums and networks, including the investor roundtables for different ratings agencies. He frequently appears as a speaker at multiple industry conferences and panels. Batur has a PhD degree in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University and a BS from Bogazici University.
 

Robert O’Brien

Managing Director
Robert O’Brien is a Managing Director and is the senior leveraged loan trader at Napier Park. Bob joined Citi Capital Advisors’ (“CCA”) Leveraged Loan Investments team in 2003. Prior to joining CCA, Bob worked as a Research Associate in Bear Stearns’ High Grade Research department in the Financial Institutions group. Bob graduated from Boston University with a BS in Business Administration.
 

Melanie Hanlon

Managing Director
Melanie Hanlon is a Managing Director and Head of Credit Research at Napier Park Global Capital. Melanie Hanlon joined Citi in September 1999 and was part of Citi Capital Advisors’ (“CCA”) Leveraged Loan Investments team since 2001. Before joining CCA, Melanie was a Director with Bank of Montreal's Asset Portfolio Management group. Earlier positions include a relationship manager with Societe Generale and a credit analyst with NationsBank. Melanie holds a BS in Accounting and an MBA with a double major in Finance and Management from New York University.
 

Julia He

Managing Director
Julia He is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for European Credit Strategies at Napier Park Global Capital. Prior to joining the team in July 2004, Julia worked for Alcentra Ltd (formerly Barclays Capital Asset Management), in London, where she was an analyst focusing on high yield, stressed and distressed debt for CDO portfolios. Julia started her career at HSBC in China in 1995 as a corporate banking analyst and subsequently worked in the Treasury Department at Dow Chemical (China). Julia holds a B.A. in Economics and International Finance from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China (1995) and an M.B.A. from City University Business School in London (2000).
 

Chao Zhou

Managing Director
Chao Zhou is Managing Director and co-Portfolio Manager of the ABS and MBS Strategies team at Napier Park Global Capital. Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors, in February 2013. Prior to joining CCA in March 2008, Chao was an Associate in HSPI, LP formerly affiliated with Halcyon from 2006–2008. Prior to joining Halcyon, he was a Quantitative Research Associate at Amaranth Advisors, where he focused on modeling and pricing CDOs and ABS securities with the securitized product group. Chao previously held positions as a Software Engineer and a Technical Manager at Net2Phone Inc. Chao also worked in Tsinghua University’s Mathematics Department in Beijing, where he conducted research on open source mathematical software and ultimately published his results. Chao received a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering from Columbia University in 2006. Chao also holds a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Computational Mathematics, both from Tsinghua University.
 

Mohammed El Khazzar

Managing Director
Mohammed El-Khazzar is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for European Credit Strategies at Napier Park. Mohammed joined from AXA Investment Managers in Paris where he worked in the structured finance division as a credit analyst focusing on the leveraged loans market. His responsibilities at AXA included providing trading ideas in primary and secondary markets as well as portfolio monitoring. Prior to joining AXA IM, Mohammed spent two years as an auditor at Deloitte in Casablanca where he serviced a large number of clients in different industries. Mohammed holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Strategy from Sciences Po Paris (2008).
 

Dan Kittredge

Managing Director
Dan joined Napier Park in 2014 and has 17 years of experience in financial services.  Prior to joining Napier Park, Dan was vice president of investments at Security Benefit Corporation, where he led private investments. Before that, he was a principal at Berkley Capital, a subsidiary of W.R. Berkley, where he led financial services and financial technology private equity and mezzanine debt investments for over ten years. Dan began his investing career at J.H. Whitney, prior to which he was an investment banker, initially at Lazard, focusing on financial institutions, and subsequently at Banc of America Securities, focusing on insurance. Dan received a BA from Bowdoin College where he majored in mathematics and graduated summa cum laude.

Current Investments: 7Shifts, Bluefin Payments, DadeSystems, Lendio, Q4, TouchBistro

Select Past Investments: FSV Payment Systems, HealthEquity, Insurance.com
 

Ned May

Managing Director
Ned joined Napier Park in 2015 and has over 15 years of experience investing in and advising financial services and FinTech businesses. Previously, Ned was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity, Morgan Stanley's middle market private equity fund, where he helped to lead the team's efforts in the financial services sector. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Ned was an Associate at Lightyear Capital and before that, an Analyst in the Investment Banking Group at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. Ned received a BA from Williams College and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Current Investments: 7shifts, DadeSystems, Q4, TouchBistro

Prior Investments: Nvoicepay, Quovo
 

Tim Ruberti

Managing Director
Tim Ruberti is a Managing Director on the Mortgage and Consumer Strategies team of Napier Park Global Capital. He primarily focuses on expanding the team’s private debt exposure by working closely with existing originators, while developing new channels within the residential, commercial and consumer loan markets. Over 10 loan origination partners have been onboarded to date across various loan strategies. He also manages legal and financing relationships for the team, and the extensive documentation process that governs our various strategies. Additionally, Tim works closely with the Napier Park sales and marketing teams on calls and meetings in order to cultivate institutional investor relationships, provide portfolio investment updates and hone strategy and messaging. Tim joined Napier Park in May 2013, after covering the ABS and MBS Strategies team for a decade, first as a Vice President in Mortgage Sales at Goldman Sachs and finally as a Director at UBS. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he co-founded and operated a data services provider, serving small business customers throughout the Northeast corridor. Tim graduated with a BS in Accounting from Villanova University and resides in New York City with his wife and two children.
 

Scott Lorinsky

Managing Director and Associate General Counsel
Scott Lorinsky is a Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors, in February 2013. At Napier Park, Scott is responsible for legal matters across the platform, with specific focus on Napier Park’s European Credit Products and CLOs, including Regatta Loan Management, a capitalized manager vehicle established to address risk retention rules. Prior to joining Citigroup in 2005, Scott was a senior associate at Latham & Watkins, specializing in leveraged loan and asset securitizations. Prior to Latham & Watkins, Scott was a senior associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett focusing on corporate finance. Scott received his A.B., cum laude, from Duke University and his J.D. from Columbia Law School.
 

Dave Garg

Managing Director
Dave is a Managing Director at Napier Park in New York where he serves as an investment professional focused on stressed credit investing across all major sectors. Dave joined Napier in February 2019 from Tricadia Capital where he was a Portfolio Manager focused on liquid, relative value and distressed credit and special situation equities globally. Prior to Tricadia Capital Dave was a senior analyst for ten years at Trilogy Capital in Greenwich CT. Prior to being on the buy side Dave worked at Lehman Brothers on the high yield desk, Ford Motor Company in their Treasury office and at Chrysler Corporation in an engineering role. Dave an MBA degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, masters in engineering from Lehigh University and Bachelors in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology in India.
 

Michael O'Brien

Director
Mike is a Director within the Credit Strategies team.  He is the head trader and oversees the planning and execution of all investment grade, high yield, derivative, and option trades.  Mike joined Carlton Hill Global Capital (the firm that ultimately became Napier Park Global Capital) in 2007.  Prior to joining Napier Park, he was a portfolio manager at Alliance Bernstein where we was responsible for insurance and structured settlement mandates.  Mike has over 15 years of experience covering all aspects of trading – execution, settlement, operations, risk, and reporting. 

Mike holds both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration from Rutgers University.  He remains active in the alumni community and mentors current students through the Rutgers Leadership Academy and the Rutgers Road to Wall Street programs.
 

Andre Shmain

Director
Andre Shmain is an analyst focusing on data analytics and valuations for structured credit products at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Prior to joining Napier Park in June 2018, Andre spent six years as Principal at Oak Hill Advisors (“OHA”) where he was responsible for building systems to analyze CLO investments. Prior to his position at OHA, Andre worked in CDO analytics group at Lehman Brothers/Barclays Capital for five years providing quantitative solutions to CLO structuring and secondary trading desks. Andre received MS in computer science from Moscow Institute of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Automation.
 

Rishabh Misra

Director
Rishabh Misra is a Quantitative Specialist for the ABS and MBS Strategies team at Napier Park Global Capital.  Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors, in February 2013. Rishabh has supported the group since June 2008. Previous roles at CCA include supporting the Citi Fixed Income Alternatives group and Technology. Prior to joining CCA in 2004, he worked in technology consulting at Avesta Computer Services and before that at Citicorp Overseas Software Ltd., a subsidiary of Citicorp. Rishabh holds a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.
 

Sanjeeb Rao

Director
Sanjeeb Rao is a Director and Senior Quantitative Analyst for the ABS and MBS Strategies team at Napier Park Global Capital.  Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors, in February 2013. Sanjeeb joined CCA in March 2008 as a systems/modeling specialist. Prior to joining CCA, Sanjeeb was a Vice President in HSPI, LP formerly affiliated with Halcyon from 2006–2008. Prior to joining Halcyon (since 2004), Sanjeeb was a Vice President in the primary fixed income division at Wachovia. From 2000-2004, Sanjeeb worked as a Senior Software Engineer at SSI Technologies and worked as consultant for Merrill Lynch and Department of Health & Human Services. Sanjeeb received an MBA in Finance and Quantitative Finance from New York University - Stern and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Berhampur University, India.
 

Joseph Riggi

Director
Joe joined is a Director at Napier Park in New York where he serves as an investment professional focused on stressed credit investing across all major sectors. Joe joined Napier as part of the spin out from Citi Capital Advisor’s (“CCA”) in February 2013. During his tenure at Napier, Joe has been an investment analyst with both the CLO and Stressed Credit teams. Prior to CCA, Joe worked at Carlton Hill Global Capital as a Portfolio Analyst. Joe was responsible for structured credit modeling and portfolio analytics for a first loss tranche investment vehicle. Joe received his BS from Seton Hall University where he majored in Finance and is a CFA charterholder.
 

Shachar Minkove

Director
Shachar Minkove has 20 years of experience investing in credit and special situations. Shachar joined Napier Park in 2013 and is currently an investment analyst focused on Energy, Industrials, Metals & Mining, Paper & Packaging, and Power. Prior to joining Napier Park he worked as an analyst at Perry Capital and BNP Paribas. Shachar started his career at JP Morgan where he spent 12 years in various groups including High Yield Research, Proprietary Trading, and the Loan and Distressed Trading Group. Shachar graduated with honors from Yeshiva University.
 

Lawrence O

Director
Lawrence (Larry) O joined Napier Park through its transition from Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), which he joined in 2008. Larry currently serves as an investment analyst in the US Credit Research group. Prior to joining CCA, Larry worked at KBC Alternative Investments, where he was the senior credit analyst for KBC’s multi-strategy platform since 2003. Prior to joining KBC, Larry worked at Bank of America Securities as a Vice President and distressed research analyst covering special situations and ‘busted’ convertible bonds from 1999 through 2003. His career began in 1996 with Chase Securities as a high yield desk analyst after completing Chase’s Investment Banking Analyst Program. Larry holds a BE degree in Civil Engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science.
 

Abraham Saldivar

Director
Abe Saldivar joined Napier Park in 2015 and is a Director in the US Credit Research group focusing on Autos, Building Materials, and Chemicals. Abe started his career at Morgan Stanley, and was there for 7 years in various groups including Leveraged Finance (Global Capital Markets), Investment Banking, and Sales & Trading. Prior to joining Napier Park, Abe worked as a Par Loan & Distressed Research Analyst at Morgan Stanley. Abe earned his double BBA from St. Mary’s University (Texas).
 

Kathleen Doehring

Director
Kathleen Doehring, CFA, is a Director with Napier Park’s US Credit Research team. Kathleen specializes in fundamental credit analysis and capital structure opportunities in the Retail, Consumer Products, Food & Beverage and Business Services industries. Her primary focus is analyzing investment opportunities for the platform’s CLO vehicles. In addition to her current coverage areas, she has prior experience in the Aerospace & Defense, Paper & Packaging and Transportation industries. Kathleen began her career in 2009 with Napier Park’s predecessor, Citi Alternative Investments, after graduating from the University of Richmond with a B.S.B.A in Finance. Kathleen is a CFA charterholder, having earned the designation in 2014.
 

Christopher Sparrow

Director
Chris joined Napier Park in 2019, based in London, and focuses on its Real Assets investments in the transportation and equipment sectors. Previously, Chris was a Vice President at DVB Bank, working in the aviation principal investment team, where he was responsible for origination, underwriting and financing of the funds’ investments in physical aircraft and engine assets, interacting directly with LPs, finance providers and airlines. Prior to joining DVB, Chris was an Equity Research Analyst at Numis Securities, focusing on the aerospace and engineering sectors. Chris received an MPhil from Cambridge University, an MA from Edinburgh University and a Diploma in Physics from The Open University. He also holds an EASA Airline Transport Pilot License with over 2,500 hours on the Airbus 320 family of aircraft.
 

Ryan Brauchler

Vice President
Ryan Brauchler is an investment analyst focusing on strategies related to structured credit products at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Prior to joining Napier Park in June 2014, Ryan was an analyst at Citigroup Global Markets within Citi Investment Research and Analysis (“CIRA”) where he focused on the structured credit strategy. Prior to his role with CIRA, Ryan spent a year with CitiFX Quantitative Investor Solutions developing fundamental and technical systematic currency trading strategies. Ryan graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
 

Ross Sylvester

Vice President
Ross joined Napier Park in 2016, based in New York, and has 8 years of financial services experience. At Napier, Ross focuses on the sourcing, underwriting and financing of the firm’s Real Assets investments in the transportation and equipment sectors. Prior to joining Napier Park, Ross was an investment banker in the Financial Institutions Group at Macquarie Capital, where he focused on the execution of specialty finance mergers & acquisitions and joint venture formations, including Napier Park’s railcar leasing and early-life aircraft investment programs. Ross received a BA in Mathematics and BS in Economics from Duke University.
 

Stephen McCall

Vice President
Stephen McCall CFA, is an investment analyst and has 7 years of Fixed Income and Credit Investing experience. Prior to joining Napier Park, Stephen worked as a Desk Research Analyst at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. Stephen earned both his BA and MSF from the University of Florida.
 

Kevin Lam

Vice President
Kevin Lam, CFA is an investment analyst and has over 10 years of Fixed Income and Credit Investing experience. Prior to joining Napier Park, Kevin worked as a Credit Analyst at Fitch Ratings, an Investment Banking Associate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and as a High Yield Credit Analyst at MetLife Investments. Kevin earned his BBA from Pace University and an MBA from The Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.
 

Xiaoyun Liang

Vice President
Xiaoyun Liang is an Investment Analyst for European Credit Strategies at Napier Park Global Capital. Prior to joining Napier Park, Xiaoyun worked for Chenavari for 5 years, where she was an investment analyst focusing on providing long/short trade ideas for high yield, stressed cash bond, single name CDS as well as covering CDO tranches. Most recently, Xiaoyun worked at Fitch in structured credit CLO, focusing on CLO ratings. Xiaoyun started her career as an analyst in transaction services at PwC and also worked at CITIC Trust, Beijing in 2011. Xiaoyun is a CFA charter holder, she holds a B.A. (First) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Bristol (2009) and two Masters degrees in Control System and Financial Engineering from Imperial College London (2010 and 2012).
 

Federico Della Torre

Vice President
Federico Della Torre is an Investment Analyst for European Credit Strategies at Napier Park Global Capital. Prior to joining Napier Park, Federico worked for Citigroup for 6 years, where he was a senior associate in the Leveraged Finance team and advised corporate and financial sponsor clients on origination, structuring and execution of high yield bond and leveraged loan debt for LBO, M&A, carve-out and refinancing transactions across Europe and emerging markets. Federico started his career in the investment banking graduate programme at Citigroup. He holds a BSc (First) in Economics and Finance (2011) and a Master of Science in Finance (2013) from Bocconi University in Milan.
 

Adnan Bey

Vice President
Adnan Bey is an Investment Analyst for European Credit Strategies at Napier Park Global Capital. Prior to joining Napier Park, Adnan worked for HSBC in London for 5 years, where he was a senior associate in the Leveraged and Acquisition Finance team. He focused on the origination and execution of high yield and leveraged loan transactions for both corporate and financial sponsor clients. Adnan started his career at HSBC as an analyst in the Financial Sponsors Group, where he worked on numerous sponsor-led M&A transactions. He holds a Masters Degree in Finance (2011) from Sorbonne University in Paris.
 

Iva Horcicova

Vice President
Iva Horcicova is an Investment Analyst for European Credit Strategies at Napier Park Global Capital. Prior to joining Napier Park, Iva worked for ING Bank for 6 years, where she was a Vice President in the High Yield Debt Capital Markets team and advised corporates and financial sponsor clients on origination, structuring and execution of high yield bonds for LBO, M&A, carve-out and refinancing transactions across Europe. Iva started her career as an investment banking graduate at UniCredit in Munich in 2012. Iva holds a B.A. (Hons) in Area Studies from Charles University in Prague (2009), a LL.B. (Hons) in Law & Business from Masaryk University in Brno (2010), a Master’s degree in Business & Law from University of Economics in Prague (2012), and an LL.M. degree in Finance from the Institute for Law and Finance at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main (2013).
 

Steve Lula

Vice President
Steve joined Napier Park team in 2016.  Previously, Steve was an Investment Banking Associate in the Financial Institutions Group at Morgan Stanley.  Prior to Morgan Stanley, Steve was an analyst at Ally Financial where he worked on securitization and asset-backed debt transactions.  Steve received a BBA from Western Michigan University and an MBA from Columbia University.

Current Investments: 7shifts, DadeSystems, Q4, TouchBistro, TrueMotion

Prior Investments: Nvoicepay, Quovo
 

Timo Seidl

Associate
Timo Seidl is the CLO Investment analyst for European Credit Strategies at Napier Park Global Capital. Prior to joining Napier Park, Timo worked for Goldman Sachs in London for 3 years, where he was an associate in the CLO Origination and Alternative Capital Raising team. He focused on structuring and distributing European warehouses and CLOs and also worked on Capitalized Manager Vehicle (CMV) and other private fund raises. Timo holds a BSc in Mathematics and Economics from Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (2013) and a MSc in Applied and Computational Mathematics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (2016).
 

Tim Greatorex

Partner, Co-President
Tim Greatorex is a Partner and Co-President of Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”), where he is responsible for overseeing business and product development with respect to both portfolio management and client activities.  As such, he leads the effort on product design and structuring as well as being responsible for management of the sales and marketing process.  Prior to joining Napier Park in 2015, Tim worked in Citigroup’s Treasury for 4 years as Chief Investment Officer and Head of Citi Treasury Investments managing a $250 billion liquidity and investment portfolio across rates, mortgages, and credit.  Tim also had responsibility for Citigroup’s US Pension Plan.  Before becoming CIO, Tim spent over 15 years in alternative asset management at Citi, focusing on product and business development and was latterly Co-Head of Global Credit Structures, the group responsible for structured credit product. Prior to joining Citi, Tim spent 4 years at British Gas where he was responsible for capital markets and derivative activity.  Tim began his career at Midland Montagu in the assessment and management of market risk. Tim holds a first class honors degree in Economics from Loughborough University in the UK.
 

Michael Lashendock

Partner, Senior Relationship Manager
Michael Lashendock is a Partner and Senior Relationship Manager at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Michael has over 30 years of experience in the structured credit sales and alternative investment capital raising space. Prior to joining CCA, Michael served as Managing Director at Carlton Hill Global Capital, a specialized asset management firm that was acquired by Citi in 2007. Prior to that, Michael spent 21 years at Morgan Stanley in the Fixed Income Division, in Credit Distribution, responsible for large institutional relationships in North America, three years as a Managing Director. Michael serves on the Board of Directors for the Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center. Michael has served on the Athletic Director’s Cabinet at the University of Michigan, where he also served on the Corporate Advisory Board at the Ross School of Business. He also served on the Board of Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers of NYC. He is an active triathlete and has completed two Ironmen. Michael earned his BBA degree in Finance at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
 

Nadja Marcoz

Partner, Senior Relationship Manager
Nadja Marcoz is a Partner and Senior Relationship Manager at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Prior to joining CCA in June 2009, Nadja worked as sales coverage for institutional accounts at Wachovia Securities. Between 2003 and 2007 Nadja worked for Citi Investment Bank - Credit Structured business covering both UHNW as well as institutional accounts. Between 1997 and 2003, Nadja was working as a product manager for offshore vehicles in London and Switzerland. Nadja started her career at Citi in Sydney (Australia) where she was recruited as a management associate. Nadja finalized her management associate program in Switzerland where she implemented a compliance program for the Citi Private Bank in Switzerland and Luxemburg. Nadja has an MBA (cum laude) from Neuchatel University (Switzerland).
 

Donald Leitch

Partner, Senior Relationship Manager
Donald Leitch is a Partner and Senior Client Relationship Manager at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. He is also a Founding Partner and Management Committee member of Napier Park Global Capital. Don has over 30 years of experience within the financial services industry. Prior to joining CCA, the predecessor business to Napier Park, in 2009, Don consulted on business development for Bracebridge Capital, a $4 billion fixed income arbitrage hedge fund based in Boston, MA. Prior to that, Don enjoyed a 23 year career at Morgan Stanley where he held multiple roles within their Fixed Income Division and broader Institutional Securities Group. This included six years in Japan heading their international Japanese Government Bond sales team, eight years co-heading their Emerging Markets Debt business and eight years heading their firm wide hedge fund relationship management team and co-heading their hedge fund investment banking efforts. In the latter capacity, his team delivered private transactions to hedge funds and worked on other permanent capital and M&A transactions. Don earned a BS in Finance from New York University.
 

Ewan Labrom

Managing Director
Ewan Labrom is a Managing Director and Senior Relationship Manager at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Prior to joining CCA, Ewan spent over 20 years at Morgan Stanley. From 2003 to 2008, Ewan was Managing Director, Head of UK Structured Credit Sales, focusing on CDOs, ABS, managed funds and real estate loans as well as bank regulatory capital release. In 1998, Ewan established Fixed Income coverage of UK insurance companies and pension funds, developing the Eurosterling franchise, placement of the inaugural long dated, fixed rate Sterling securitisations and hedging insurance companies' annuity liabilities. Ewan spent six years marketing all Fixed Income products, including cash rates, derivatives, emerging market debt and high yield to institutional fund managers. Ewan was Yen product specialist and key to the firm attaining Gilt-Edged Market Making status. Ewan joined Morgan Stanley in Corporate Coverage and began his career at Midland Bank as a credit analyst. Ewan has an MBA with Distinction from London Business School and a BS in Banking and Finance from Loughborough University.
 

Brett Kalesky

Managing Director
Brett Kalesky is a Managing Director and Senior Relationship Manager at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Brett spent 25 years working at Morgan Stanley across a variety of job functions including sales, trading, product management, and capital markets for securitized fixed income products. Brett worked in both the New York and London offices; with the majority of his 25 years spent in London. His most recent role in London included the management of the specialized Securitized Product sales effort responsible for institutional client coverage across Europe. Prior to joining Napier Park, Brett was a Managing Director in the Capital Markets group for Bridge Investment Group responsible for raising capital for Real Estate Equity and Debt focused strategies from all major investor categories. Brett received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University.
 

Amit Sanghani

Managing Director, EU Product & Client Service
Amit Sanghani is a Managing Director for European Credit Strategies at Napier Park Global Capital, responsible for the product management, business development, strategic planning, client relations and marketing. Amit works closely with the portfolio managers in building out existing business channels, while identifying new strategic initiatives within European credit markets. He is also responsible for managing some of the legal, financing and vendor relationships of the team. Prior to joining in 2010, Amit spent 5 years in structured credit products at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London. His focus was primarily in originating and structuring European CLOs and worked on a variety of credit products and regulatory capital solutions. He holds a B.Sc. (First) in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a M.A in Mathematical Finance from Columbia University in New York (2005).
 

Paul Curmi

Director, US Product & Client Service
Paul Curmi is a Director of Product Management at Napier Park. Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors, in February 2013. In addition to his role in Product Management, Paul is the Chairman of the firm’s ESG Committee. Paul graduated from Fordham University with a B.S. in Business Administration. Paul is on the Board of Directors of Advancing CTNNB1 Cures and Treatments, a non-profit which supports the development of treatments and cures for CTNNB1 Syndrome.
 

Alex Geyer

Vice President
Alex Geyer is a Vice President and Relationship Manager at Napier Park Global Capital Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Prior to joining Napier Park in February 2019, Alex spent 5 years at Cheyne Capital Management where he was responsible for raising capital for alternative credit, real estate and absolute return strategies from European investors. Alex received his Bachelor of Arts degree in German and History from University College London in 2011.
 

Morgan O’Laughlin

Vice President
Morgan O’Laughlin is a Vice President at Napier Park Global Capital. Prior to joining Napier Park in 2020, Morgan worked on the Client Development team at KLS Diversified Asset Management where she managed existing client relationships and contributed to business development efforts. Prior to joining KLS, Morgan was an associate at BlackRock in the Institutional Client Business working on east coast middle market institutional relationships. Morgan began her career at United Technologies in the Financial Leadership Program, a rotational program for new college graduates to explore various corporate finance businesses across the different business units. Morgan has a B.S. in Corporate Finance and Accounting, and a Liberal Studies degree in Global Perspectives from Bentley University.
 

Michael Williams

Partner, Co-President
Michael Williams is a Partner and Co-President of Napier Park Global Capital where he is responsible for platform operations and financing activities. Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (CCA), in February 2013. Michael was previously the Chief Operating Officer for CCA; responsible for Operations, Finance, Human Resources and IT for the platform as well as Chief Financial Officer for Market Strategies. Prior to joining Citi Capital Advisors in 2007, he was the CFO of Carlton Hill Global Capital (CHGC), where he helped launch the firm in 2006. Prior to CHGC, he worked as a Principal in charge of middle office services for credit derivative and structured financial products at Bank of America Securities and as a Vice President with JPMorgan Chase. As a Director at Barclays Capital, he oversaw certain risk management and product control operations with respect to interest rate and credit derivative products. Michael began his career as a global swap trade analyst for Merrill Lynch. Michael earned a BS degree in Finance from Providence College.
 

Jeffery Traum

Partner, General Counsel
Jeffrey Traum is a founding partner and the General Counsel of Napier Park Global Capital, where he is responsible for legal matters, transaction management, designing and implementing product offerings and coordinating strategic initiatives. Previously, Jeff was Managing Director and Head of Product Management and Strategy at Napier Park and, until Napier Park’s 2013 separation from Citigroup, at Citi Capital Advisors, where he was responsible for strategic transactions and for the development and ongoing product management of hedge funds, private equity funds, structured products and other investment offerings. Prior to assuming that role, Jeff served as division chief operating officer and as associate general counsel. Jeff joined Citigroup in 1998 from Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where he structured and negotiated public and private debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and investment management transactions. Jeff received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Tufts University and his J.D. from Georgetown University.
 

Sonia Plata

Chief Compliance Officer
Sonia Plata is the Head of Compliance and counsel for the Municipal Investment Strategies and Client Relations teams at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. In addition to serving as counsel for the MIS and Client Relations teams, she previously supported the fund of funds, product development and private equity fund business units of CCA. Prior to joining Citigroup, Sonia was an associate at Proskauer Rose LLP, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and private fund work. Sonia earned her BA in Political Science (1994) and her JD (1999) at Columbia University.
 

Leon Abudaram

Managing Director, Chief Technology Officer
Leon Abudaram is the Chief Technology Officer for Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”), where he is responsible for technology infrastructure, applications and information security.  Prior to his current role, Leon Abudaram had a long career at Citi where he was the CIO of Investor Services division within the Investment Banking division. Leon originally joined Citi as the Chief Technology Officer for Citi Alternative Investments where he had to build front to back platforms for variety of asset classes while balancing out the needs of a highly regulated global bank with the agile, quick to market needs of hedge funds and private equity investments. Before the Citi role, Mr. Abudaram was the Chief Operating Officer for Intellexchange, a web-based financial and technology B2B exchange Services Company. Prior to that role, Mr. Abudaram was the Head of Global Application Development for Standard and Poor's Credit Ratings Group during which Leon led the effort to deliver S&P’s premier e-commerce product, Ratings Direct, to the market.

Mr. Abudaram holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science and B.A. in Economics from Iowa State University and currently is an advisor to start-ups in the Finance and Insurance industries.
 

Ali Mostafavee

Managing Director, Head of Risk
Ali Mostafavee is a Managing Director and Head of Risk for Napier Park Global Capital. Prior to joining Napier Park (“Napier Park”), Ali served as Head of Portfolio Risk at Spartus Capital Management (2011-2013), a startup equity volatility hedge fund. Prior to Spartus, Ali held the same position at Pardus Capital Management (2010-2011), an activist event driven hedge fund manager. From 2008 to 2010, Ali was Director of Prime Brokerage Risk at UBS where he managed the risks of financing credit, distressed, equity long/short and merger arbitrage hedge fund portfolios. From 2006-2008, Ali served as Director of Risk Analysis at Tribeca Global Management, a multi-strategy hedge fund. While at Tribeca, he focused on emerging market credit, credit arbitrage, merger arbitrage, and convertible arbitrage strategies and led the implementation of RiskMetrics across strategies. From 1994 through 2005, Ali served as a market risk manager at Credit Suisse First Boston. While at CSFB, he risk managed many derivative trading strategies including fixed income, money market and foreign exchange. He also risk managed private equity and direct investment portfolios. Ali earned his BA in Economics from Dickinson College in 1993 and earned his MA in Economics from New York University in 2001.
 

Peter Manion

Managing Director, Head of US Operations
Peter Manion is a Managing Director and Head of Operations for Napier Park Global Capital and is responsible for Napier Park’s Middle Office. Peter has over 25 years of credit and structured products experience, with a successful work history at large banks and small financial companies alike. Leading up to the formation of Napier Park, Peter has been member of the team at Citi Capital Advisors (”CCA”) and Carlton Hill Global Capital LLC (“CHGC”), both Napier predecessors, since 2006. Prior to CHGC, Peter was a senior middle office manager at Citigroup Alternative Investment’s Tribeca Global Investments L.P. (“TGI”). Peter also held leadership roles at Bank of America as a Principal in Global Structured Products and at CGA Investment Management as a Portfolio Compliance and Reporting Officer. Peter also spent seven years at Merrill Lynch in various structured products middle office functions, where he was instrumental in helping to build out support for various businesses. Peter holds an M.B.A. from Fordham University and an Undergraduate degree in Finance from Manhattan College.
 

Innes Harding

Managing Director, Head of EU Operations
Innes Harding is a Managing Director and the European Chief Operating Officer at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Innes joined Napier Park in June 2020, bringing approximately 20 years of relevant experience to the team. Prior to joining Napier Park, Innes was Chief Operating Officer for Man Global Private Markets Aalto (formerly Aalto Invest) where he was one of the founding employees and successfully lead them through 7 years of continuous growth. Aalto Invest was eventually acquired by Man Group Plc, in 2017. Previously, Innes was a Business Manager at Cheyne Capital, focusing on esoteric none market correlated products. Prior to that he spent 6 years working within the COO and Research Operations at Dresdner Kleinwort. Innes holds a BSc (Hons) in Genetics and Immunology from the University of Aberdeen.
 

Spyro Stathonikos

Director, Head of Finance
Spyro is the Head of Finance at Napier Park Global Capital. Spyro joined Citi Capital Advisors in 2005 as the controller and finance manager of a fixed income multi-strategy hedge fund platform. Spyro’s responsibilities include product management, accounting and valuation oversight, and financial analysis. Prior to joining Napier Park, Spyro worked in KPMG’s audit practice focusing on public company and alternative investment audits. Spyro received a BComm from the Haskayne School of Business, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta (Canada).
 

Emily Macina

Director, Head of Human Resources
Emily Macina is the Head of Human Resources for Napier Park Global Capital where she is responsible for leading all aspects of the Human Resources function including talent management, compensation, benefits and corporate culture. Ms. Macina was previously the Human Resources Generalist for Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), until Napier Park separated from Citigroup in February, 2013. Prior to joining CCA, Ms. Macina acted as the Senior Program Coordinator for Citigroup’s Global Banking and Capital Markets groups. Ms. Macina earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The College of New Jersey.
 

Erik Wynkoop

Strategist
Erik Wynkoop is Strategist at Napier Park Global Capital. His role focuses on strategic programs and initiatives, as identified by the Executive Team, across the areas of Client, Operations and Product. He is also responsible for the annual strategy planning process, key technology initiatives and firm branding. Prior to his role at Napier Park, Erik was a member of the Regional Leadership Team at Ericsson Inc. During his time at Ericsson, Erik held various roles within the digital, analytics, cloud and mobile infrastructure practices. He created and executed a digital practice growth plan resulting in 300% annual recurring revenue growth of over $1bn within a 3-year period. When not working, Erik spends time with family, exercising, volunteering and mentoring early career professionals.

Mr. Wynkoop holds a B.S. degree in Finance from Miami University and is currently an advisor to the Farmer School of Business.