Bradley Belt is vice chairman of Orchard Global Capital Group. He previously served in the administration of President George W. Bush as executive director and CEO of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, where he was responsible for leading the federal pension insurance program and overseeing a $60 billion investment portfolio. He also was appointed by President Bush to serve on the Social Security Advisory Board. Bradley has held other executive and senior staff positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors, including as senior managing director of the Milken Institute, chairman of Palisades Capital Management LLC, and counsel to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Senate Banking Committee. He serves or has served on the boards of directors of Shenkman Capital Management, RMIT, Inc., and Zurich American Life Insurance Company (NY). He recently was a member of the SOA Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Pension Plans. Bradley received a BS in Business Administration (Hons) from the University of Nebraska, a JD from Georgetown University, and he completed the senior executive fellows program at Harvard University.
David Golub is president of Golub Capital, a nationally recognized credit asset manager with an award-winning middle market lending business. Golub Capital manages over $20 billion for institutional investors and family offices. Prior to joining Golub Capital in 2003 he was a managing director of Centre Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm, and of Corporate Partners, a Lazard-sponsored $1.5 billion private equity fund formed to acquire significant minority stakes in established companies.
David was the first chairman of the board and is a long-standing director of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. He has served previously on the boards of the Hudson Guild and the World Policy Institute. He is also on the board of directors of Burton Snowboards and has served on the boards of numerous public and private companies including Tyco Toys (NYSE) and Dollar Financial (NASDAQ).
He earned his AB degree magna cum laude in Government from Harvard College. He received an MPhil in International Relations from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was named an Arjay Miller Scholar.
Frank Barbarino is an investment officer for alternative credit in the Bureau of Asset Management (BAM), NYC Office of the Comptroller.. In this role, his responsibilities include working with managers to implement investment strategies within the alternative credit portfolio, oversight of portfolio performance and risk, conducting research on investment themes, and performing due diligence on prospective managers.
Prior to his current role he was a vice president at Goldman Sachs within the prime services group, where he spearheaded the development of hedge fund related analysis and content. Prior to this, he was a principal and investment strategist at The Carlyle Group where he supported a team that made private loans to mid-market companies and communicated investment strategy and themes to institutional investors globally.
Frank received an M.B.A with a concentration in Finance from the University of Rochester, Simon School and earned a B.A. from Union College with majors in Economics and Music. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designee and holds Series 7, 63, and 65 licenses.
Jerry van Koolbergen is a managing director responsible for US and European structured credit ratings at DBRS and is based in New York. Before joining DBRS in 2008, he carried out CDO structuring and origination roles at Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan.
Kenneth J. Kencel serves as president and CEO of Churchill Asset Management. Throughout his over 30 year career, Kenneth has accrued a broad range of experience in leading middle market financing businesses. Previously, Kenneth was a director and president of Carlyle GMS Finance; founded and was president and CEO of Churchill Financial; and served as head of leveraged finance for Royal Bank of Canada, as well as head of Indosuez Capital - a leading middle market merchant banking and asset management business. He also helped to found high yield finance businesses at both Chase Securities (now JP Morgan) and SBC Warburg (now UBS). Kenneth serves on the Board of Advisors and is an adjunct professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He earned his B.S. in business administration, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University and his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law. He lives and works in New York.
Kipp de Veer is a partner in and co-head of the Ares Credit Group, and a member of the management committee of Ares Management. He additionally serves as a director and chief executive officer of Ares Capital Corporation. Kipp is a member of all Ares Credit Group direct lending investment committees, other select Ares Credit Group investment committees, and one of the two Ivy Hill asset management investment committees. Prior to joining Ares Management in May 2004, he was a partner at RBC Capital Partners, a division of Royal Bank of Canada, which led the firm's middle market financing and principal investment business. Kipp joined RBC in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was vice president in the Merchant Banking Group. He has also worked at J.P. Morgan and Co., both in the special investment group of J.P. Morgan Investment Management, Inc and the investment banking division of J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. Kipp received a B.A. from Yale University, and an M.B.A from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.
Manuel A. Henriquez is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Hercules Capital. Henriquez is a 30-year veteran of the venture capital and financing community. Under his leadership, the firm has completed investments of more than $6.5 billion to over 370 companies. Prior to founding the Company, Henriquez was a Managing Director at VantagePoint Venture Partners from August 2000 through July 2003 where he focused on technology investments. He is also the former President and Chief Investment Officer of Comdisco Ventures, a division of Comdisco, Inc., a leading technology and financial services company, from November 1999 to March 2000. Prior to that, from March 1997 to November 1999, Henriquez was a Managing Director of Comdisco Ventures and a senior member of the investment team that originated over $2.0 billion of equipment lease, debt and equity transactions.
Henriquez received a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University and is a member of the University’s Board of Directors. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Lucile Packard Foundation as well as the Children’s Health Council and is a long time advocate for children's health and education. He also previously served on the Board of Directors for Charles Armstrong School, an independent elementary and middle school that serves students with language-based learning differences.
René Canezin joined Harvard Management Company (HMC) in April 2011 and currently serves as managing director, head of public markets and natural resources. Prior to this role, he held the title of managing director, fixed income, credit, and commodities, responsible for overseeing and managing investment activities within fixed income credit markets for HMC's Public Markets platform. Prior to joining HMC. Canezin was head of US credit and global high yield trading for Barclays Capital based in New York City. Previously, he worked for Lehman Brothers as head of US high yield trading, responsible for leveraged loans, high yield credit trading of bonds and derivatives, and portfolio/index trading. During his eighteen years at Lehman Brothers, Mr. Canezin held various responsibilities including regional treasurer for Asia based in Tokyo, CDO origination, and head of structured products within Structured Credit Trading.
Canezin received a BS in finance from Boston College. He serves on the board of the American Red Cross – Massachusetts Region and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame – Massachusetts.
Timothy J. Conway founded NewStar Financial in June 2004, and serves as its chief executive officer. He was elected as the chairman of the company's board of directors in 2006, and he also serves on the management and investment committees. Timothy has a B.A. from Fairfield University, and and MBA from the University of Connecticut.
Tod Trabocco is a managing director at Cambridge Associates based in Boston. He oversees the firm's private credit efforts, performing due diligence on investment opportunities in structured equity, credit, and distressed markets, as well as monitoring investment firms and their portfolio companies. Tod co-chairs Cambridge Associates' credit investment research committee and co-leads the firm's credit investment group's manager research and selection and provides specialised credit services to clients.
Before joining Cambridge Associates, Tod was a managing director with Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors' middle market mezzanine strategy in New York. Previously, he was a managing director at LBC Credit Partners, Inc., where he started and led LBC's research and underwriting practices, and was a member of the firm's investment committee. He also was vice president and senior analyst at Moody's Investors Service where he developed a new quantitative scoring method for state-level issuers.
Ziv Ehrenfeld joined PSP Investments USA in August 2015 as senior director to develop private debt as the organisation's newest asset class. His primary focus in early days inluded business development, tax planning and building the team, in addition to committing to more than US$1.5 billion of investments. In his current role, Ziv heads the investment execution team and oversees operations. Prior to joining PSP Investments USA, Ziv was director, leveraged finance, at Barclays, where he arranged leveraged loan and high-yield bond financings for sponsor and corporate clients. He had previously been a member of the equity capital markets team at Lehman Brothers and then Barclays, focusing on the power and utilities sector. Ziv started his career practicing law at the law firm of Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co. He holds an LL.B. Bachelor of Laws and a BA in economics from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from Wharton.