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.