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Steven Shenfeld
President

Steve Shenfeld is President of MidOcean Credit Partners and responsible for the strategic development activities of the Firm. Steve is Chairman of the Management Committee, Chairman of the Risk Committee and a member of the Investment Committee. 

Steve has 32 years of experience both investing in credit markets and financing non-investment grade companies.  Prior to joining MidOcean Credit Partners at its inception in 2009, Mr. Shenfeld was a General Partner and Founder of a private equity fund (MD Sass Macquarie Financial Strategies, LP) for MD Sass, a widely recognized investment management organization.  As General Partner, he was responsible for directing all origination, investment and structuring of acquisitions.  Prior to MD Sass, Mr. Shenfeld was a General Partner at Avenue Capital Group LLC, where he invested in distressed debt, credit and special situations utilizing a broad range of investment techniques including capital structure arbitrage, event driven credit, secured lending, and bankruptcy advocacy.  Mr. Shenfeld has also worked at Banc Boston as a Managing Director and Group Head for Debt and Capital Markets and Leveraged Finance, and was a Partner at Bankers Trust where he ran the global capital markets sales and trading organization, which included high-yield, distressed debt and credit derivatives.  Mr. Shenfeld also worked as a high-yield trader at both Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette and at Salomon Brothers where he began his career in 1983.  Mr. Shenfeld has a BA from Tufts University and an MBA from University of Michigan Business School.

Email: sshenfeld@midoceanpartners.com


Michael R. Apfel
Co-Chief Investment Officer, Head of Opportunistic Credit

Michael Apfel is Co-Chief Investment Officer of MidOcean Credit Partners. Michael, together with Bryan Dunn, oversees the Firm's overall investment business, including portfolio management, research and trading. Mr. Apfel serves as the Head of Opportunistic Credit and is the Portfolio Manager for the MidOcean Credit Opportunity Fund and the MidOcean Tactical Credit Fund.  He is also a member of the Firm's Investment Committee, Risk Committee and Management Committee. 

Michael has 27 years of credit-related portfolio management and origination and underwriting experience.  Prior to joining MidOcean Credit Partners at its inception in 2009, Mr. Apfel was a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Deerfield Capital Management LLC, a leading credit investment management firm with over $12 billion under management at the time of his departure. Mr. Apfel was responsible for building and managing the firm’s alternative credit portfolio comprised of senior secured loans, high yield bonds, mezzanine debt and private equity co-investments as well as a direct lending business. Prior to joining Deerfield, Mr. Apfel spent approximately 14 years within investment banking, originating and executing bank loan, high yield bond and equity transactions. Mr. Apfel was a senior member of the Financial Sponsor Group at Banc of America Securities LLC, where he was responsible for managing the bank’s relationships with numerous large and middle market private equity firms with primary focus on origination and execution of leveraged finance and equity transactions. Prior to joining Banc of America, Mr. Apfel spent 5 years at Bankers Trust as a Senior Vice President in the Leveraged Finance Group.  Mr. Apfel began his career as a member of the Leveraged Finance Group at Chemical Bank, N.A., where he worked in New York and London.  Mr. Apfel graduated from Guilford College in 1990 with a B.A. in Economics.

Email: mapfel@midoceanpartners.com


Bryan Dunn
Co-Chief Investment Officer, Head of Absolute Return Credit

Bryan Dunn is Co-Chief Investment Officer of MidOcean Credit Partners. Bryan, together with Michael Apfel, oversees the Firm's overall investment business, including portfolio management, research and trading. Mr. Dunn serves as the Head of Absolute Return Credit and is the Portfolio Manager of the MidOcean Absolute Return Credit Fund. In addition, Bryan is a Portfolio Manager for certain liquid products. He is also a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee, Risk Committee and Management Committee.

Bryan has over 23 years of investment experience and has actively managed several multi-billion dollar corporate credit portfolios. He has broad product experience and has employed various investment strategies, including extensive experience executing long/short credit strategies. Prior to joining MidOcean Credit Partners in 2010, Mr. Dunn was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Primus Asset Management where he launched and managed the Primus Absolute Return Credit Fund. Prior to working at Primus, Mr. Dunn headed the Credit Portfolio Management Division at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi where he was responsible for the Bank’s North American proprietary credit investment portfolio. Prior to that, Mr. Dunn founded Dresdner Bank’s credit asset management team and oversaw its investment portfolio. His additional experience includes portfolio management roles in CIBC’s Loan Portfolio Management Group and JPMorgan’s Cash Management Group. Mr. Dunn received an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and BA in Economics from Ithaca College.

Email: bdunn@midoceanpartners.com


James M. Wiant
Head of Structured Credit

Jim Wiant serves as the Head of Structure Credit and is the Portfolio Manager for the MidOcean CLO strategy. In addition, Jim is a Portfolio Manager for certain customized credit strategies. He is also a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee and Risk Committee.

Jim has over 19 years of experience in corporate debt investing and mergers and acquisitions.  Prior to joining MidOcean Credit Partners at its inception in 2009, Mr. Wiant was a Senior Vice President at Deerfield Capital Management LLC, where he worked with Mr. Apfel building and managing Deerfield’s alternative credit investment portfolio and direct lending business. At Deerfield, Mr. Wiant was responsible for deal origination, diligence and portfolio management of both senior secured and unsecured debt investments.  Mr. Wiant and Mr. Apfel have worked directly together since early 2005.  Prior to joining Deerfield, Mr. Wiant spent three years as a Vice President at Golub Capital Incorporated where he was responsible for originating and underwriting debt investments.  Before business school, Mr. Wiant was an Associate in the Executive Office for Deutsche Bank Americas focusing on mergers and acquisitions and corporate strategy and an Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Salomon Smith Barney. He graduated magna cum laude from the Georgetown School of Business in 1996 with a B.S. in Finance and Accounting and received an MBA with honors with a concentration in Finance and Strategic Management from The Wharton School in 2002.

Email: jwiant@midoceanpartners.com


Ryan Dean
Assistant Portfolio Manager, Research

Ryan Dean is an Assistant Portfolio Manager of the MidOcean Absolute Credit Fund and is responsible for helping to identify and analyze credit opportunities, focusing primarily on the general industrials section.  

Ryan has 9 years of experience in the financial services industry predominantly in fixed income research.  Prior to joining MidOcean Credit Partners in 2013, Mr. Dean was a research analyst in the high yield credit research department at J.P. Morgan.  He covered the Industrials (including Aerospace & Defense and General Manufacturing) and Services sectors in high yield.   Mr. Dean earned a BS in Finance from Lehigh University.

Email: rdean@midoceanpartners.com


Julian Nemirovsky
Assistant Portfolio Manager, Research

Julian Nemirovsky is an Assistant Portfolio Manager of the MidOcean Credit Opportunity Fund and MidOcean Tactical Credit Fund is responsible for identifying and analyzing credit investment opportunities, focusing primarily on media & telecommunications. Mr. Nemirovsky is also member of the MidOcean Tactical Credit Fund Investment Committee.

Prior to joining MidOcean Credit Partners in 2011, Mr. Nemirovsky was an associate at Union Capital, a lower middle market investment firm where he sourced and executed private investments across the capital structure and managed a public equities portfolio.  Previously, he was an analyst with Goldman Sachs' Leveraged Finance Syndicate group.  Mr. Nemirovsky earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BBA, magna cum laude, from Baruch College.

Email: jnemirovsky@midoceanpartners.com


Jack Hersch
Portfolio Manager

Jack Hersh is the Portfolio Manager for a managed account of distressed securities.

Jack has been investing in distressed securities for more than 30 years. Prior to joining MidOcean Credit Partners in 2015, he was Founder and Portfolio Manager of TIG Distressed Opportunities, L.P. /Ltd., and was the Founder and Managing Partner of the predecessor fund, Context Python L.P. Before founding Context Python, Mr. Hersch spent the previous four years at Canyon Capital Advisors. Prior to that, he was Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Cypress Management, a distressed securities hedge fund based in San Francisco. He began his Wall Street career as a banker at Bear Stearns in 1986, and has also held credit and distressed investing related-positions at Balfour Investors Inc, Lehman Brothers, M.J. Whitman, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Scoggin Capital Management. Mr. Hersch has a B.S. in electrical engineering from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Email: jhersch@midoceanpartners.com


Ed Galanek
Principal

Mr. Galanek is a Principal and senior trader, responsible for identifying and executing portfolio investments.  Mr. Galanek has over 15 years of experience in the fixed income markets as a research analyst and trader; first as part of an Institutional Investor ranked high yield technology, media, and telecom research team at Bear, Stearns and Merrill Lynch, and later on the buy side as a PM and trader at Tricadia Capital (credit multi-strategy firm) and Pinebank Asset Management (long/short credit manager). Prior to joining MidOcean Partners, Mr. Galanek was the head trader and co-portfolio manager at Pinebank Asset Management, a long/short credit fund.  From 2010-2013, he was responsible for levered loan/high yield/distressed credit trading, idea generation, risk management, and was an Investment Committee member. Prior to working at Pinebank, Mr. Galanek was the second portfolio manager/trader hired at Tricadia with the mandate of trading the whole capital structure from levered loans down to special situation equities.  Prior to Tricadia, Ed was a senior credit analyst at Libertas Partners, a broker-dealer and hedge fund.   Mr. Galanek holds a BA in Economics from Columbia University.

Email: egalanek@midoceanpartners.com


Andrew Kuan
Principal

Mr Kuan joined MidOcean in 2010 as a Principal and is responsible for identifying, executing and managing portfolio investments. Mr. Kuan has 12 years of experience in fixed income trading and analytics. Prior to joining MidOcean, Mr. Kuan was a Senior Trader at Primus Asset Management, where he helped manage a credit investment portfolio and launch the Primus Absolute Return Credit Fund. At Primus, Mr. Kuan was responsible for trading and market risk strategy in the proprietary and hedge fund portfolios. Mr. Kuan began working with Primus in the Quantitative Research group. In that role, Mr. Kuan selected investments for Primus proprietary portfolios and for 3rd party asset management clients. Mr. Kuan also contributed on the risk management front by analyzing various sources of portfolio market risks including spread, interest rate and currency risk. Mr. Kuan has broad product experience working in the corporate credit markets and with various structured products. Mr. Kuan holds a B.S. in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, M.S. in Financial Engineering and M.A. in Economics from Claremont Graduate University.

Email: akuan@midoceanpartners.com


Ken Norden
Principal

Kenneth Norden joined MidOcean Credit Partners in 2015 and is responsible for identifying and analyzing credit investment opportunities. Mr. Norden has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry, predominantly in the high yield and stressed credit markets. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Norden was a Senior Analyst at AXA Investment Managers where he was responsible for managing high yield healthcare and media investments. Previously, he was an associate in JP Morgan’s high yield research group. Mr. Norden earned a BBA in Finance and Economics, magna cum laude, from the George Washington University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts.

Email: KNorden@midoceanpartners.com


Teddy Tawil
Principal

Teddy Tawil joined MidOcean Credit Partners in 2016 and is responsible for identifying and analyzing credit investment opportunities.  Previously, Mr. Tawil was a Principal at Apollo Global Management, LLC, covering the industrials, metals, and mining sectors for the Opportunistic Credit hedge fund vehicles.  Previously, he was a Senior Analyst at Stone Tower Capital covering the industrials and transportation sectors.  Prior to joining Stone Tower Capital in 2010, Mr. Tawil was an analyst with Lehman Brothers’ Investment Banking Division and managed a corporate debt portfolio for the Lehman Brothers estate.  Mr. Tawil graduated from the University of Miami with a BBA in Finance.

 

Email: ttawil@midoceanpartners.com


Priya Rangarajan
Principal

Priya Rangarajan joined MidOcean Credit Partners in 2017 and is responsible for identifying and analyzing credit investment opportunities. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Rangarajan was a research analyst at Onex Credit Partners, the credit arm of the private equity firm, Onex Corporation where she covered energy, power and chemical sectors. Previously, she was an analyst with JPM Morgan’s Credit Research group covering high grade and high yield utilities. Prior to that, she worked for ConocoPhillips as a Research and Development Engineer. Ms. Rangarajan earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and has a doctorate in chemical engineering.

Steve Barrett
Vice President

Mr. Barrett joined MidOcean Credit Partners in 2013 and is responsible for executing and monitoring portfolio investments for both the hedge funds and CLOs. Additional responsibilities include analyzing various portfolio risk metrics and supporting the senior traders. Mr. Barrett has over seven years of experience in fixed income capital markets holding both middle and front office positions. Prior to joining MidOcean, Mr. Barrett worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Standard Chartered Bank, and Lehman Brothers/Barclay’s Capital. His responsibilities included monitoring the overall risk of the trading desk while maintaining tight controls in regards to trade execution/capture. Mr. Barrett graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2005 with a B.S. in Finance.

Email: sbarrett@midoceanpartners.com

Andrew Draznin
Vice President

Andrew Draznin started at MidOcean Credit Partners in November 2016 and is responsible for identifying and analyzing credit investment opportunities. Previously Mr. Draznin was a Senior Analyst at Sound Point Capital, LLC, covering Technology, Business Services, and Paper & Packaging sectors. Prior to joining Sound Point in 2014, Mr. Draznin spent nearly five years as a high yield bond and leveraged loan research analyst with Deutsche Bank Securities where he was a Vice President and lead analyst covering the Technology and Aerospace and Defense sectors. Mr. Draznin received Honorable Mention by Institutional Investor’s annual All-American High Yield Fixed-Income Research rankings for the Technology sector for 2012, 2013, and 2014. Prior to Deutsche Bank he began his career as a high yield bond and distressed security analyst at Harvest Management. Mr. Draznin is NASD series 7 and 63 certified and graduated from Union College in 2007 with a B.S in Economics.

Email: adraznin@midoceanpartners.com


Michael Johnson
Vice President

Michael Johnson joined MidOcean Credit Partners in 2016. He is responsible for identifying and analyzing credit investment opportunities for the MARC strategies. Prior to joining the firm, Michael was a Vice President and Senior Analyst in the High Yield Credit Research group at RBC Capital Markets where he covered the Media sector. Previously, he was a credit analyst at Prudential Fixed Income. Mr. Johnson graduated cum laude from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Finance and Management. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts.

Email: mjohnson@midoceanpartners.com


Robert J. Krayn
Vice President

Mr. Krayn joined MidOcean Credit Partners in 2014. He is responsible for identifying and analyzing credit investment opportunities for the MARC strategies.  Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Krayn was an Analyst at Guggenheim Partners with a focus on M&A in specialty finance and telecom.  Previously, he was a Credit Analyst at Bank of New York Mellon.  Mr. Krayn graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University, where he received a BS in Finance.

Email: rkrayn@midoceanpartners.com


Michael Levitin
Vice President

Mr. Levitin joined MidOcean Credit Partners in 2015. He is responsible for identifying and analyzing credit investment opportunities for the MARC strategies. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Levitin was an Associate in the investment bank at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, specializing in originating high yield bonds and loans. Previously, he was a Senior Analyst with MetLife’s distressed investments group. Mr. Levitin earned an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a B.S in Finance and International Business from The University of Maryland.

Email: MLevitin@midoceanpartners.com


Robert Sullivan
Vice President

Mr. Sullivan is a Vice President at MidOcean and is responsible for helping to identify and analyze credit investment opportunities. Mr. Sullivan has 9 years of experience in the financial services industry, predominantly in fixed income. Prior to joining MidOcean, Mr. Sullivan was a desk analyst and vice president in corporate credit and special situations at Nomura Securities.  Previously, he worked at Lehman Brothers and Barclays as an associate within investment banking and an analyst within public finance.  Mr. Sullivan earned a BA in Economics and Government from Cornell University and an MBA from the School of Management at Yale University.

Email: rsullivan@midoceanpartners.com


Holland Davey
Associate

Holland Davey joined MidOcean Credit Partners in June 2017 and is responsible for identifying and analyzing credit investment opportunities. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Davey was a desk analyst within the Leveraged Credit Trading group at Jefferies LLC, where she evaluated high yield and leveraged loan opportunities within the Consumer sector. Holland earned a B.B.A. in Finance and International Business, cum laude, from Villanova University.

Email: hdavey@midoceanpartners.com


Christopher Goulakos
Associate

Christopher Goulakos joined MidOcean Credit Partners in 2016 and is responsible for identifying and analyzing credit investment opportunities. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Goulakos was an Associate with Clarke Inc., an investment holding company focused on activist and control investments. Previously, he was an analyst with The Square Mile Group, an opportunistic value fund focused on long/short, event-driven and special situations investments. Mr. Goulakos earned an M.B.A. with honors from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a B.Com in accounting from McGill University.

Email: cgoulakos@midoceanpartners.com


Aasir Khan
Associate

Aasir Khan joined MidOcean Credit Partners in 2015 and is responsible for identifying and analyzing credit investment opportunities. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Khan was a research analyst at TIAA-CREF Asset Management, where he analyzed high yield and leveraged loan investments. Aasir earned a BS in Business Administration from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration in 2014.

Email: AKhan@midoceanpartners.com

Christopher Nelson
Associate

Christopher Nelson joined MidOcean Credit Partners in May 2017 and is responsible for identifying and analyzing credit investment opportunities. Prior to joining MidOcean, Chris was an Investment Associate at Putnam Investments where he analyzed high yield and leveraged loan investment opportunities. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Amherst.

Email: cnelson@midoceanpartners.com


Shawn Patel
Associate

Shawn Patel joined MidOcean Credit Partners in 2017 and is responsible for identifying and executing portfolio investments. Prior to joining MidOcean, Mr. Patel was a trading associate at Citigroup, where he traded credit default swaps, options, and ETFs. Mr. Patel earned a B.A. cum laude in Economics-Mathematics from Columbia University.

Email: spatel@midoceanpartners.com