Our Team

PSEC is managed by Prospect Capital Management L.P. ("PCM"). PCM has been registered as an investment advisor with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission since 2004. PCM has a 25-year history of investing in middle-market companies and managing private, high-yielding debt and equity investments using both private partnership and publicly-traded closed-end structures. PCM's team has invested in more than 300 middle-market companies and its senior executives have worked together for more than a decade, through multiple economic and investing cycles. PCM's team is listed below.

Our Team

Senior Management

John Francis Barry III
John Francis Barry III
Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
John Francis Barry III

John Francis Barry III is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Prospect Capital Management and Prospect Capital Corporation. He is Chairman of Prospect Capital Management’s Investment Committee and has been an officer of Prospect Capital Management (and predecessors) since 1990.

In addition to overseeing Prospect Capital Corporation and Prospect Capital Management, John has served on the boards of directors of more than a dozen private and public portfolio companies, including as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bondnet Trading Systems, Inc. He has also served on the Board of Advisors of USEC, Inc., a publicly-traded energy company.

From 1988 to 1989, John managed the Corporate Finance Department of L.F. Rothschild & Company. From 1983 to 1988, he was an investment banker at Merrill Lynch & Co. From 1979 to 1983, John was an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell. From 1978 to 1979, he served as Law Clerk to Circuit Judge J. Edward Lumbard, formerly Chief Judge, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City. John served from 1999 until 2011 as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mathematics Foundation of America, a non-profit foundation that enhances opportunities in mathematics education for students from diverse backgrounds.

John received his Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Princeton University, where he was a University Scholar, and his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an officer of the Harvard Law Review.

Michael Grier Eliasek
Michael Grier Eliasek
President & Chief Operating Officer
Michael Grier Eliasek

Michael Grier Eliasek is President and Chief Operating Officer of Prospect Capital Corporation and a Managing Director of Prospect Capital Management and Prospect Administration. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Prospect Capital Corporation.

At Prospect Capital, Grier is responsible for leading Prospect Capital’s team of professionals in the origination and assessment of investments. Prior to his position at Prospect Capital Corporation, he served as a Managing Director with Prospect Street Ventures, an investment management firm which, together with its predecessors, has invested in excess of $1.5 billion in senior loan, mezzanine, bridge loan, private equity, and venture capital structures through publicly traded closed-end funds and private limited partnerships.

Prior to joining Prospect, Grier served as a consultant with Bain & Company, a global strategy consulting firm, where he managed engagements for companies in several different industries. At Bain, he analyzed new lines of businesses, developed market strategies, revamped sales organizations, and improved operational performance.

Grier received his BS with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia, where he was a Jefferson Scholar and a Rodman Scholar. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Daria Becker
Daria Becker
Head of Administration
Daria Becker

Daria Becker is the Chief Administrative Officer of Prospect Capital Management and has worked in investment management and finance since 1978. She oversees Prospect’s operations, human resources, and finances.

Prior to joining Prospect, Daria managed a family office which specialized in hedge fund and alternative investments. From 1986 to 1992, she also managed a real estate partnership. From 1978 to 1984, Daria was an officer at Citibank North America, focusing on lending and new business development as well as marketing. Daria is the spouse of John Barry.

Daria received her BA summa cum laude from Wellesley College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and a Durant Scholar.

Kristin Lea Van Dask
Kristin Lea Van Dask
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of PSEC
Kristin Lea Van Dask

Kristin Van Dask is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer of Prospect’s funds under management and has worked in investment management and accounting since 2001. She has extensive experience in finance, accounting, and financial reporting, including with business development company, closed-end fund, securitization, corporate, private partnership, and other structures.

Prior to joining Prospect, Kristin served as an Accounting Manager in the Structured Finance Division of GSC Group LLC from 2007 to 2008, where she was responsible for the accounting and financial reporting of private equity and hedge funds invested in a diverse series of leveraged structured credit instruments. From 2002 to 2007, Kristin held various positions within the assurance practice of Ernst & Young LLP, working on a variety of privately held and publicly traded clients, private equity funds, management companies, and investment advisory partnerships. She was responsible for the supervision of financial statement audits for funds with portfolios ranging up to $10 billion and a publicly traded company with manufacturing revenues of over $8 billion. In 2001, Kristin began her public accounting career at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Kristin received her BS magna cum laude from Towson University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.

Team

Glenn Anderson
Glenn Anderson
Head of Tax
Glenn Anderson

Glenn Anderson is Head of Tax for Prospect and has worked exclusively in tax advisory and consulting since 2006.

Prior to joining Prospect, Glenn focused on advising both corporate and private equity clients on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructurings. He was a senior manager in the International Tax practice of Deloitte Tax LLP. Prior to Deloitte, Glenn was with the Transaction Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP.

Glenn received his BA from Providence College and both his MBA and MS from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.

James Barry
James Barry
Associate
James Barry

James Barry is an Associate with a focus on marketing, institutional business development and investor relationships, as well as new fund development. Prior to joining Prospect, he worked in sales on the commodities trading desk at Macquarie’s US headquarters in NYC.

James received his BA from Brown University.

Matthew Barry
Matthew Barry
Vice President
Matthew Barry

Matthew Barry is a Vice President at Prospect where he is responsible for originating, executing, and managing investments in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Prospect, he worked in the Restructuring & Special Situations Group at PJT Partners and The Blackstone Group. Matthew also worked as an associate at Metalmark Capital and as an analyst within the Financial Sponsors Group at Merrill Lynch.

Matthew received his BA from Yale University and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with Honors.

David L. Belzer
David L. Belzer
Managing Director
David L. Belzer

David Belzer is a Managing Director and has been in the finance industry since 1998. He oversees Prospect’s Direct Lending activities, which focus on private debt investments in non-sponsor owned middle-market businesses. David is also responsible for originating, executing, and managing debt and equity investments in the energy sector, including oil and gas exploration and production, oil and gas services, and pipelines. He is also responsible for managing many of Prospect’s relationships with financial intermediaries. Prior to joining Prospect, David was a member of the Structured Finance Group at GE Capital from 1998 to 1999, where he focused on originating and executing investments in the oil and gas sector. From 1996 to 1998, he worked at Wheelabrator Technologies, a developer of waste-to-energy plants. While at Wheelabrator, David focused on power plant acquisitions and development of the company's inside-the-fence cogeneration strategy in the northeast.

David received his BA from the University of Indiana and an MBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University.

Trisha Blackman
Trisha Blackman
Vice President of Administration, Head of Human Resources and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer
Trisha Blackman

Trisha Blackman is Head of Human Resources and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer. She is also a Vice President of Administration and has worked in finance, administration and investments since 1985. Trisha rejoined Prospect in 2017 after working for Prospect from 1998 - 2002 as office manager with fund administration responsibilities. She most recently returned from Hawaii where she worked as business manager for a hedge fund, and also held a position as office manager with human resources and compliance responsibilities for a national construction and engineering firm. Trisha was portfolio and executive assistant to the founder/president of BEA Associates and participated in the start-up as a member of Zesiger Capital Group.

Trisha received her BA from SUNY Oswego.

Nick Bodurian
Nick Bodurian
Senior Associate
Nick Bodurian

Nick Bodurian is a Senior Associate at Prospect where he is responsible for originating, executing, and managing investments in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Prospect, he worked as an investment professional in the Private Debt Group at Partners Group, providing middle market leveraged loans to private equity sponsors across multiple industries. Nick also worked as an analyst in multiple business segments of GE Capital, including Antares Capital as a member of the Senior Secured Loan Program.

Nick received his BA from College of the Holy Cross and a Business Certificate from Columbia University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Melissa Edington Brown
Melissa Edington Brown
Associate
Melissa Edington Brown

Melissa Brown is an Associate and has worked in the accounting and finance industry since 2012. Prior to joining Prospect, she worked as an administrative assistant at BBR Partners, focusing primarily on administrative support, business development and event coordinating.

Melissa received her BS from Coastal Carolina University.

John G. Burges
John G. Burges
Managing Director
John G. Burges

John Burges is a Managing Director and has worked in the finance industry since 1989. He oversees the firm’s syndicated investments and is responsible for originating, executing and managing debt investments across a variety of industries, including consumer products, business services and resources. John is also responsible for managing many of Prospect’s relationships with private equity sponsors.

Prior to joining Prospect in 2013, he worked in investment banking and securities in London and New York with Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, and Knight Capital, where he was a managing director. In his roles John was responsible for advising and financing public companies across industries. He has public company board and executive experience as president, CEO, and director of a Canadian listed resource company, and as chairman and an officer in a private equity backed energy company. Throughout his career, John brings substantial corporate finance, investment, and management experience.

John received his BA from Bristol University in England and his MBA from Columbia Business School.

Charlie Burwell
Charlie Burwell
Originations Analyst
Charlie Burwell

Charlie Burwell is part of a team responsible for originating and reviewing middle-market debt and equity investment opportunities. Prior to joining Prospect, he worked at Circle Hospital in their finance team and prior thereto, as an analyst for Frostrow Capital London.

Charlie received his BA with honors from Queen Mary University London and is currently studying for a Postgraduate Certificate from the Mountbatten Institute.

Richard T. Carratu
Richard T. Carratu
Managing Director
Richard T. Carratu

Richard Carratu is a Managing Director and has worked in the finance industry since 1985. He joined Prospect in 2010. Richard is responsible for originating, executing, and managing investments across a variety of industries, including financial services, distribution, manufacturing, food, and healthcare. He is also responsible for managing many of Prospect’s relationships with private equity sponsors. Richard has invested over $2B while at Prospect and successfully exited several transactions. He serves as a director on the boards of Echelon, First Tower and Credit Central.

Prior to joining Prospect, Richard worked in GE Capital’s Structured Finance Group from 1998 to 2010, most recently as a managing director where he led a team focused on originating and executing high yielding asset-based and cash flow debt financings. Prior to joining GE, he worked at the Polish-American Enterprise Equity Fund, where he managed a portfolio of investments. Prior thereto, Richard served as a vice president and chief financial officer of Joseph Littlejohn & Levy Investors, a New York City-based private equity firm, where he helped evaluate, execute, and manage various middle-market investments. He began his career at Coopers and Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), where he held several positions, including senior manager in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group.

Richard received his BS from Long Island University School of Professional Accountancy and his MBA from Columbia Business School, graduating with honors. Richard is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Vivian Chen
Vivian Chen
Vice President
Vivian Chen

Vivian Chen is a Vice President of Tax in the Prospect Tax Group. Prior to joining Prospect, she was a manager in the Real Estate Tax practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Prior to PwC, Vivian was with Cohn Reznick LLP for seven years, first in the Corporate Tax practice and then the Real Estate Tax practice.

Vivian received both her BA and MBA from George Mason University. Additionally, she is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of Virginia and California.

Jessica Cheng
Jessica Cheng
Senior Associate
Jessica Cheng

Jessica Cheng is a Senior Associate on Prospect’s Investment Team and has worked in investment management and the accounting industry since 2005. She is responsible for originating, executing and managing investments across Prospect’s real estate platform. Prior to her current role, Jessica was a senior associate on prospect’s Finance & Accounting Team where she was responsible for managing liquidity, funding activities, credit facilities and collateral bases. Prior to joining Prospect, Jessica worked in the assurance group at KPMG LLP, where she worked on the financial statement audits of asset management firms and registered investment companies.

Jessica received her BS and BA from Binghamton University and her MBA from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford in the U.K.

Jim Cleary
Jim Cleary
Assistant Controller
Jim Cleary

Jim Cleary is the Assistant Controller for Prospect Capital Management and has worked in the investment management field since 1988. Prior to joining Prospect, he was one of the founding members of Zesiger Capital Group, an asset management company, where he was a managing director with responsibilities for trading, operations and settlement. In addition, he was also the Controller of the company. Jim also worked at BEA Associates where he was a trader for the Global Derivative Group.

Jim received his BS and MBA from St. John’s University.

Michael Conroy
Michael Conroy
Senior Associate
Michael Conroy

Michael Conroy is a Senior Associate responsible for originating middle-market debt and equity investment opportunities. Prior to joining Prospect, he worked as part of the real estate brokerage team at Cassidy Turley, where he handled a portfolio of industrial real estate. Michael began his career working for the state of New Jersey as a government relations associate.

Michael received his BA from King’s College.

Katelyn Cooper
Katelyn Cooper
Associate
Katelyn Cooper

Katelyn Cooper is an Associate with a focus on originating, executing and managing investments in CLOs. Prior to joining Prospect, she worked as a senior associate in the Financial Markets practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. At PWC, Katelyn was responsible for GAAP Level III asset valuation to support audits of asset management clients. She was also responsible for performing due diligence on primary issuance of CLO transactions for the purpose of providing assurance.

Katelyn received her BS from Lehigh University.

Peter Cowgill
Peter Cowgill
Associate
Peter Cowgill

Peter Cowgill is an Associate and has worked in the private equity industry since 2012. He is responsible for managing the firm’s retail bond program and public filings, monitoring control investments, supervising insurance matters, and originating middle-market investment opportunities. Prior to joining Prospect, Peter was a paralegal at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

Peter received his BS from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Clay Curran
Clay Curran
Associate
Clay Curran

Clay Curran is an Associate with a focus on performance and fund fee analytics, institutional business development and portfolio management. Prior to joining Prospect, he worked in the private wealth management group at Morgan Stanley in San Diego.

Clay received his BS honors from Ithaca College.

Sean Dailey
Sean Dailey
Vice President
Sean Dailey

Sean Dailey is a Vice President of Legal and has been in the legal industry since 2004. He has represented a spectrum of investment advisers in connection with the structuring and distribution of U.S. and non-U.S. private investment products. Sean has formed and advised hedge, private equity and hybrid funds that pursue a number of different investment objectives and strategies. He has represented investors, including endowments and family offices, in their investments in private funds. In addition to private funds, Sean has advised clients on a number of other complex business transactions including acquisitions, divestitures, the operation and purchase of investment adviser businesses and general corporate matters. He has advised funds and their managers and sponsors on an array of legal issues relating to their formation and operation, including compliance with the U.S. Investment Advisers Act, the U.S. Investment Company Act and the rules and regulations of FINRA. Prior to joining Prospect, Sean worked at international law firms, primarily Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Sean received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley. He also received an MA from Dartmouth College and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania.

Nathalie Dalrymple
Nathalie Dalrymple
Controller
Nathalie Dalrymple Nathalie Dalrymple is the Controller for Prospect and has been in the finance and tax industries since 1991. Prior to joining Prospect, she worked for Asset Alliance Corporation, a purchaser and seeder of hedge funds. At Asset Alliance, Nathalie was the corporate and fund controller, responsible for finance and tax, both domestically and international, including a registered FSA entity, an investment advisor and broker/dealer. Prior to Asset Alliance she was in public accounting where she worked for 10 years and was responsible for managing her own client base.

Nathalie received her BS from SUNY Albany, her MBA from Columbia University and is also a Chartered Public Accountant in the State of New York.

Mike DeGrazia
Mike DeGrazia
Associate
Mike DeGrazia

Mike DeGrazia is an Associate responsible for originating middle-market debt and equity investment opportunities. Prior to joining Prospect, he worked as a business development associate at Century Park Capital Partners, where he was responsible for the deal sourcing efforts of the firm. Mike began his career at Deutsche Bank as a sales associate.

Mike received his BS from Pennsylvania State University.

Bart J. deBie
Bart J. deBie
Managing Director
Bart J. deBie

Bart J. deBie is a Managing Director. He has been with Prospect since 2004 and has been in the finance industry since 1997. He oversees Prospect’s “one-stop” combined control equity and debt financing business. Bart presently serves as a director on the Boards of Prospect-controlled companies CCPI, Freedom Marine, MityLite, R-V Industries, and Valley Electric. He was formerly on the Boards of Airmall, Ajax Rolled Ring, C&J Cladding, Gas Solutions, and NRG Manufacturing, all of which were controlled by Prospect. Bart is active in Prospect’s corporate lending business. He is actively involved with businesses in need of capital in a range of industries, including energy and industrials. Prior to joining Prospect, Bart spent seven years as an investment banker. From 2003 into 2004, he was with Cenatar Advisory Group. From 1997 through 2002, Bart was with J.P. Morgan Securities, primarily in the Mergers and Acquisitions group where he advised clients across a range of industries.

Bart received his BA from the University of Wisconsin and his JD from the George Washington University Law School. He was admitted to the New York Bar (inactive status).

Al Faella
Al Faella
Chief Technology Officer
Al Faella

Al Faella is the Chief Technology Officer for Prospect, a Microsoft certified professional and has worked in information technology since 2009.

Prior to joining Prospect, Al worked for Warren Systems Group, where he gained experience on the technical infrastructure of financial service firms, as well as compliance and Sarbanes Oxley policies. He also has operational experience in the financial services sector.

Al received his BA with honors distinction from Fordham University.

Sean Feng
Sean Feng
Associate
Sean Feng Sean Feng is an Associate at Prospect where he is responsible for originating, executing, and managing investments across a variety of industries. Prior to joining Prospect, he worked as a senior investment analyst at Prudential Capital Group from 2014 to 2017 where he focused on international direct lending, distressed investing, and restructuring/special situations.

Sean received his BSBA and BS from Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Theodore V. Fowler
Theodore V. Fowler
Managing Director – Portfolio Management
Theodore V. Fowler

Theodore V. Fowler is a Managing Director on Prospect’s Investment Team and has worked in investment management and finance since 1986. He is responsible for overseeing Prospect’s real estate investment strategy and portfolio.

Prior to joining Prospect, Theodore spent the first half of his career working with Wall Street bulge bracket firms. He ran the real estate group at Credit Suisse First Boston before being named co-head of the investment and merchant banking department at Credit Suisse First Boston, from where he then joined Prudential-Bache as co-head of its investment and merchant banking departments. Thereafter he spent over 20 years focused on advising and raising capital for small and mid-cap companies, initially at his own firm and then at Laidlaw & Company, where he was the head of the firm's investment banking group. Theodore has been on numerous boards of directors and consummated private equity investment transactions across a broad range of industries, including real estate, healthcare, insurance, hospitality, technology and consumer branded products.

Theodore received his BA from Amherst College and his MBA from Columbia University.

Elizabeth Friedman
Elizabeth Friedman
Associate
Elizabeth Friedman

Elizabeth Friedman is an Associate with Prospect and has been in the financial industry since 2016. Prior to joining Prospect, she was an early promoted assurance senior associate in the insurance group of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where she specialized in the Broker Dealer industry.

Elizabeth received her BBA and MPA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, graduating with high distinction and honors. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.

Eva Frissora
Eva Frissora
Vice President
Eva Frissora

Eva Frissora is a Vice President at Prospect Capital where she is responsible for originating, executing, and managing investments in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Prospect, she was an investment banker at BMO Capital Markets in the Business Services and Media group and at Bank of America in the Technology, Media and Telecom group.

Eva received an AB, cum laude, from Harvard College and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated as a Palmer Scholar.

Sonam Gadiya
Sonam Gadiya
Associate
Sonam Gadiya Sonam Gadiya is an Associate in the tax department. Prior to joining Prospect, she worked in Cognizant Technology Solutions as a consultant for the accounting system SAP. In 2012, before joining Cognizant Technology Solutions, Sonam worked in the tax department at Essar Group focusing on indirect taxation.

Sonam received her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Pune and a MS at Pace University. She is a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.

Rick Gann
Rick Gann
Head of Distribution
Rick Gann

Rick Gann is Head of Distribution. Prior to joining Prospect, he served as EVP and then president of the Stira Alcentra Global Credit Fund for two years. Rick also served as chief products officer for Stira Capital Markets Group, the managing broker-dealer for the Global Credit Fund and three Steadfast REIT offerings, where he was an officer of the firm since 2011. Prior to joining Stira/Steadfast, Rick was director of Marketing for KBS Capital Markets Group from February 2010 to November 2011, and an executive at Grubb & Ellis/Triple Net Properties from December 2006 to February 2010. All of these companies have sponsored multiple private placements and public, non-traded investment programs.

Before transitioning into sponsorship of syndicated investments, Rick worked as an attorney primarily in the fields of property taxation and estate planning, which led to his being registered with broker-dealer firms including Citicorp Investment Services and LPL.

Rick was admitted to the California State Bar in June 1997. He received his JD from California Western School of Law and his BA from UCLA.

Jesse Garcia
Jesse Garcia
Senior Associate
Jesse Garcia Jesse Garcia is a Senior Associate and has been in the finance industry since 2007. He is responsible for originating, executing, and managing investments in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Prospect, he was an investment professional at Harkness Capital Partners, where he originated and executed private equity investments in lower middle market services-oriented companies in the US, and CVC International, where he worked on middle market private equity investments in emerging markets. Jesse also worked at Juna Capital Management as an investment analyst and at IAC/InterActiveCorp as a director in corporate development and strategy. He began his career as an investment banking analyst at UBS Investment Bank.

Jesse received his AB, cum laude, from Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Ajay Gill
Ajay Gill
Senior Associate
Ajay Gill

Ajay Gill is a Senior Associate with Prospect and has over has over 9 years of finance industry experience. He is responsible for originating and executing middle-market investment opportunities across various strategies including sponsor finance, direct lending, syndicated debt, and private equity. Additionally, he is responsible for assisting with investor relations. Prior to joining Prospect, he worked in the private equity fund of funds group at Credit Suisse in New York. Ajay began his career as an analyst responsible for investment research and business development at Copal Partners in New York.

Ajay received his BA from Skidmore College.

Taylor Gosselin
Taylor Gosselin
Associate
Taylor Gosselin

Taylor Gosselin is an Associate and has been in the finance industry since 2014. He is responsible for originating middle-market debt and equity investment opportunities. Prior to joining Prospect, Taylor worked in the commercial lending department at Union Savings Bank, with a focus on middle-market lending.

Taylor received his BA honors, from Western Connecticut State University.

Lindsey Harrison
Lindsey Harrison
Controller
Lindsey Harrison

Lindsey Harrison is the Controller and has been in the financial services industry since 2009. Prior to joining Prospect, she was a manager in the Assurance Wealth and Asset Management group of Ernst & Young LLP, providing audit services to a variety of alternative investments clients including hedge funds and private equity funds.

Lindsey received her BS from Lehigh University. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.

Brent Hayes
Brent Hayes
Managing Director
Brent Hayes

Brent Hayes is a Managing Director and Head of Client Advisory at Prospect. In this capacity, he oversees business development and client relationship management.

Prior to joining Prospect, Brent was a managing director and head of client advisory at Tremblant Capital Group, a global alternative asset management firm focused on public equities. Previously, he was a managing partner at Basso Capital, a $3.0 billion multi-strategy credit and convertible securities hedge fund. Prior to Basso Capital, Brent was head of investor relations at Pequot Capital Management, an $18.0 billion public equity, private equity and venture capital firm. He was a marketing manager at John W. Henry & Company, world’s largest commodities trading advisor, where he branded the organization within the institutional community. Brent began his career in Private Banking at Bankers Trust. Outside of work, he is currently a member of the USA Soccer Federation Development Council and previously served on other charitable boards and volunteer committees.

Brent received his BA from Fairfield University.

Ramona Hernandez
Ramona Hernandez
Administrative Assistant
Ramona Hernandez Ramona Hernandez Hernandez is an Administrative Assistant for Prospect. Prior to joining Prospect, she was an account executive for Ora Group, working with small business clients.

Ramona received her AOS, with First Honors, from the Wood Tobé-Coburn School.

Peter Hopkins
Peter Hopkins
Principal
Peter Hopkins

Peter Hopkins is a Principal on Prospect’s Investment Team and has worked in real estate since 2003. He is responsible for originating, executing, and managing investments across Prospect’s real estate platform.

Prior to joining Prospect, Peter worked at Waypoint Residential, where he focused on the origination and execution of multifamily real estate transactions. Prior to joining Waypoint, he was with Broadway Partners, where he was responsible for executing and managing office property transactions throughout the United States. Peter began his career as a real estate investment banking analyst at Sonnenblick-Goldman.

Peter received his BBA from The George Washington University.

Michelle Idrees
Michelle Idrees
Manager
Michelle Idrees Michelle Idrees is a Manager in Prospect’s accounting group and has been in public accounting since 2013. Prior to joining Prospect, she worked in the Financial Services Assurance practice at Grant Thornton LLP, focusing on financial statement audits of privately held clients.

Michelle received her BS, cum laude, from Stony Brook University and MS from Baruch College. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.

Cassandra Izzo
Cassandra Izzo
Associate
Cassandra Izzo Cassandra Izzo is an Associate in Prospect’s accounting group and has worked in the public accounting industry since 2017. Prior to joining Prospect, she worked in the Wealth and Asset Management division of the Financial Services Assurance practice at Ernst & Young, focusing on financial statement audits of hedge and mutual fund clients.

Cassandra received her BS and MS from Pennsylvania State University. Her Certified Public Accountant license is currently pending in the state of New York.

Camilla Jani
Camilla Jani
Human Resources Assistant
Camilla Jani

Camilla Jani is a Human Resources Assistant. Prior to joining Prospect, she worked as an HR business partner for Breathing Space HR in Leeds, UK.

Camilla received her BA from Nottingham Trent University, UK. She is also a certified member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), and Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Sarabmeet Kallar
Sarabmeet Kallar
Senior Associate
Sarabmeet Kallar

Sarabmeet Kallar is a Senior Associate at Prospect where he is responsible for originating, executing, and managing investments in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Prospect, he was a senior consultant at Accenture Strategy where he delivered EBITDA margin improvement and corporate strategy projects. In 2017, he interned at Sallyport Investments, where he worked on a buy-and-build platform for Oilfield Services. Sarabmeet began his career at Schlumberger, where he led projects in 12 countries as a field service manager.

Sarabmeet received his BS and MS from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and his MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Katy Kasser
Katy Kasser
Senior Associate
Katy Kasser

Katy Kasser is a Senior Associate at Prospect where she is responsible for originating, executing, and managing investments in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Prospect, she was an associate at Corporate Partners, LLC, where she was responsible for identifying, executing, and managing middle market private equity investments, as well as advising select private company clients. Katy began her career as an investment banking analyst in Wells Fargo Securities' mergers and acquisitions group.

Katy received her BA, cum laude, from the University of Florida and her MBA from Harvard Business School.

Kenneth Kessler
Kenneth Kessler
Manager
Kenneth Kessler Kenneth Kessler began his career in 2012 and is a Manager in Prospect’s tax group. Prior to joining Prospect, he was a senior associate in the Real Estate Tax practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Kenneth received both his MS and BS from Binghamton University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.

John W. Kneisley
John W. Kneisley
Managing Director
John W. Kneisley

John W. Kneisley is a Managing Director on Prospect’s Investment Team and has been in investment management and finance since 1991. He is responsible for investment approval, strategic and growth initiatives, and other management functions.

Prior to joining Prospect, from 2006 to 2011, John was a senior member of the private investment group at Silver Point Capital, a credit-oriented hedge fund with over $9 billion of assets under management. At Silver Point Capital, he was responsible for portfolio management, origination, and execution of private debt investments and certain control investments. John also managed Silver Point's five CLOs. From 1991 through 2006, he worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co., most recently as a managing director in the Leveraged Finance group where he was responsible for originating, structuring and executing leveraged loans, high yield bonds, bridge loans and acquisition financings for corporate and sponsor clients.

John received his BA summa cum laude from DePauw University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Aderly Kor
Aderly Kor
Vice President
Aderly Kor Aderly Kor is a Vice President and has been in the finance industry since 2005. He is responsible for originating, executing, and managing investments in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Prospect, from 2013 to 2014, Aderly was a manager in the Consulting & Analytics team at Kepler Group, advising clients across multiple industries, including retail, e-commerce and online travel. From 2005 to 2010, he was a senior associate in the Structured Finance group at Ernst & Young, focusing on the due diligence, underwriting, and structuring of CDOs and CMBS products.

Aderly received his BS, summa cum laude from Binghamton University and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Alexandra Krasinets
Alexandra Krasinets
Assistant Controller
Alexandra Krasinets

Alexandra Krasinets is the Assistant Controller and has been in the finance industry since 2007. Prior to joining Prospect, she spent three years with the Assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, providing audit services to a variety of alternative investments clients including hedge funds, private equity funds, and business development companies. Alexandra also spent two years working part time in the Tax Department of Keyspan Energy (now National Grid). She worked on various compliance projects, tax filings and tax accounting.

Alexandra received her combined BBA/MBA from Pace University. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.

Melissa Lang
Melissa Lang
Administrative Assistant
Melissa Lang

Melissa Lang is an Administrative Assistant. Prior to joining Prospect, she worked as a scheduling coordinator at Universal Technical Institute. Melissa also worked as an executive assistant at the John J Cali School of Music, and as an executive assistant at the Windhaven Summer Festival in Vermont.

Melissa received her MAT, cum laude, from Montclair State University and her BA from Montclair State University.

Gabe Lewis
Gabe Lewis
Vice President
Gabe Lewis Gabe Lewis is a Vice President with over 14 years of finance experience. Gabe is responsible for originating, executing and managing investments across a variety of industries. Prior to joining Prospect, he was a director at Zolfo Cooper where he provided restructuring and operational improvement services for companies in the transportation, manufacturing, gaming, retail, and real estate industries. Gabe was previously an associate at Jefferies Group where he worked in Maritime investment banking and participated in convertible bond and high yield offerings. He began his career as an analyst in the Financial Restructuring Group at Houlihan Lokey.

Gabe received his BA from New York University.

Jonathan J. Li
Jonathan J. Li
Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of PCM
Jonathan J. Li

Jonathan J. Li is the Chief Compliance Officer and a Deputy General Counsel of Prospect and has worked in the legal industry since 2006. During that time, he has handled and overseen numerous matters involving commercial and other disputes, including in New York, Delaware, California, Michigan, Colorado, Texas and Georgia. Jonathan has particular expertise in arbitrations, having managed multiple arbitrations at every stage from initial filing through judicial confirmation of the final award. He also has extensive experience assisting Prospect’s portfolio companies in connection with legal matters.

Prior to joining Prospect, he actively managed cases at a major U.S. law firm in its Washington, DC and New York, NY offices.

Jonathan received his AB magna cum laude with highest honors from Harvard College and his JD cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. After graduating from law school, he completed two clerkships: first with Judge Thomas M. Hardiman, then with Judge D. Michael Fisher, both of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Priscilla Li
Priscilla Li
Senior Associate
Priscilla Li Priscilla Li is a Senior Associate at Prospect where she is responsible for originating, executing, and managing investments in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Prospect, from 2011 to 2015, she worked at Morgan Stanley's Securitized Products Group covering CLO and CMBS pricing analysis. Priscilla also interned at Goldman Sachs' Investment Banking Group in the summer of 2016.

Priscilla received her BA from Columbia University and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Richard Liang
Richard Liang
Vice President
Richard Liang Richard Liang is a Vice President and has been in the finance industry since 2008. He is responsible for originating, executing, and managing investments in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Prospect, from 2010 to 2013, Richard was an associate at Société Générale, where he worked in the Leveraged Finance group in New York. From 2009 to 2010, he was an analyst at Crédit Agricole in the Industrials group in New York. Richard began his career as a financial analyst at Merrill Lynch, where he worked in the finance division.

Richard received his BS from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Cedric Mak
Cedric Mak
Associate
Cedric Mak Cedric Mak is an Associate at Prospect where he is responsible for originating, executing, and managing investments in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Prospect, Cedric worked at UBS Investment Bank in the Consumer & Retail, and Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising transactions in both the debt and equity markets.

Cedric received his BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Michael Manzella
Michael Manzella
Senior Tax Manager
Michael Manzella Michael Manzella began his career in 2011 and is a Senior Tax Manager in the Prospect Tax Group. Prior to joining Prospect, he was a manager in the Lead Tax practice of RSM US, LLP.

Michael received his BS from Fordham University and his MS from St. John’s University. Additionally, he is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.

Diana Marin
Diana Marin
Associate
Diana Marin

Diana Marin is an Associate in Prospect’s accounting group. She has worked in the finance industry since 2014, and in accounting since 2008. Prior to joining Prospect, Diana worked as an accounts payable analyst at Ellington Management Group.

Diana received her BS from Sacred Heart University.

Rosa Mark-Brown
Rosa Mark-Brown
Human Resources Manager
Rosa Mark-Brown

Rosa Mark-Brown is a Human Resources Manager and has worked in the finance industry since 2015. Prior to joining Prospect, she worked in administration for News and Current Affairs at Television New Zealand.

Rosa received her First-Class Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree from the University of Auckland and holds a post–graduate certificate in International Business from the Mountbatten Institute.

Justin R. Martini
Justin R. Martini
Vice President
Justin R. Martini

Justin R. Martini is a Vice President and has been in the finance industry since 2005. He is responsible for originating, executing and managing investments in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Prospect, from 2011 to 2012, Justin was finance director of a non-profit startup targeting at-risk youth. From 2007 to 2011, he worked as an associate at Summit Partners, where he sourced and executed private equity transactions on the technology team. Previously, Justin was an analyst in the leveraged finance and technology groups at Deutsche Bank Securities, where he executed leveraged buyout, recapitalization, IPO, and M&A transactions across a range of industries.

Justin received his AB, cum laude, from Dartmouth College and his MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Colin McGinnis
Colin McGinnis
Principal
Colin McGinnis

Colin McGinnis is a Principal and has been in the finance industry since 2005. He is responsible for originating, executing and managing investments in a variety of industries, including the firm's investments in CLOs. Prior to joining Prospect, from 2011 to 2012, Colin worked as an associate at Credit Suisse, where he originated and executed leveraged finance, IPO and M&A transactions. From 2005 to 2009, he worked as a credit analyst and associate at Barclays Capital, where he underwrote, invested in and restructured CDO and CLO, leveraged finance and commercial real estate transactions for corporations and financial sponsors. Colin also managed a portfolio of performing and non-performing loans financed through total return swaps with hedge fund counterparts.

Colin received his BS, magna cum laude and his MBA with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds the CFA designation.

Nishil Mehta
Nishil Mehta
Managing Director
Nishil Mehta

Nishil Mehta is a Managing Director and has been in the finance industry since 2003. He is responsible for capital-raising and business development, the firm's CLO investments, and managing investors, lenders, investment banks, and rating agencies. Additionally, Nishil is responsible for originating, executing, and monitoring investments. Prior to joining Prospect, from 2009 to 2010, he worked at CIT Asset Management, where he served as one of four credit analysts managing a portfolio of middle-market and broadly syndicated leveraged loans. From 2003 to 2008, Nishil worked at Wachovia Securities, where he raised and managed structured debt for U.S. and European hedge funds, specialty finance companies, and asset managers. He also originated and purchased leveraged loans for the purpose of building and managing CLO portfolios.

Nishil received his BBA with honors from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

Robert Melman
Robert Melman
Vice President
Robert Melman

Robert Melman is a Vice President and has been in the finance industry since 1997. He is responsible for originating, executing, and managing investments in a variety of industries, including business services, healthcare, and consumer products. Prior to joining Prospect, from 2008 to 2011, Robert worked as a deal professional at Patriarch Partners, an asset management firm focused on distressed companies. From 2003 to 2008, he worked as a deal professional at ComVest Group, a private equity firm focused on distressed middle-market companies. Robert began his career at Ernst and Young LLP where he helped sponsors and corporate buyers evaluate Mergers and Acquisitions prospects.

Robert received his BBA from the University of Michigan and his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is also a non-practicing Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.

David Moszer
David Moszer
Managing Director
David Moszer

David Moszer is a Managing Director and has been in the finance industry since 1993. He oversees the firm's private equity sponsor coverage activities and in this capacity is responsible for originating, executing, and managing debt investments across a range of industries, including business services, chemicals, distribution, and food.

Prior to joining Prospect, from 2007 to 2009, David served as director of GSO Capital Partners where he executed middle-market junior capital transactions. From 2004 to 2007, he was a Principal at FriedbergMilstein, a firm that he helped establish as a leading investor in middle-market second lien and mezzanine debt transactions. From 1999 to 2004, David was a principal of GarMark Partners, where he was involved in mezzanine investing activities. From 1995 to 1999, he was a member of the merchant banking group at Banque Paribas where he originated senior debt transactions for middle-market leveraged buyouts. David began his career at Bear Stearns in the investment banking group where he focused on Merger and Acquisition advisory activities.

David received his BA from the University of Virginia and his MBA from Columbia University.

Robert Nabholz
Robert Nabholz
Managing Director
Robert Nabholz

Robert Nabholz is a Managing Director and has been in the finance industry since 1987. He is responsible for originating, executing, and managing 'one-stop' financings and direct lending investments across a variety of industries.

Prior to joining Prospect, Robert was a managing director in the financial restructuring group of Chanin Capital Partners / Duff & Phelps, a senior managing director in the Telecom, Media and Technology Group at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., and a managing director and head of the Communications Services practice at Thomas Weisel Partners.

Robert received his BS magna cum laude from Lehigh University and his MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.

Vineet Nanda
Vineet Nanda
Associate
Vineet Nanda

Vineet Nanda is an Associate with a focus on valuation, financial due diligence and portfolio company accounting. Prior to joining Prospect, he worked as a valuation analyst at EXL, focusing on constructing financial models enabling valuation of private companies, derivatives, and value allocation at share-holder level.

Vineet received his BA from University of Delhi. He is a Financial Risk Manager and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Hamza Naveed
Hamza Naveed
Vice President
Hamza Naveed

Hamza Naveed is a Vice President and has been in the finance industry since 2009. He is responsible for originating, executing and managing private equity and debt investments in a variety of industries. Previously, Hamza worked in the investment banking division at J.P. Morgan, where he was a member of the Technology, Media & Telecom group focused on leverage finance transactions.

Hamza is a graduate of Baruch College.

Kate Ogneva-Dobryanskaya
Kate Ogneva-Dobryanskaya
Senior Associate
Kate Ogneva-Dobryanskaya

Kate Ogneya-Dobryanskaya is a Senior Accounting Associate. Prior to joining Prospect, she worked in the Assurance practice at RSM (formerly McGladrey), focusing on financial statement audits of public and non-public financial services clients including business development companies, private equity, venture and hedge funds.

Kate received her MBA from Baruch College. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.

Reid Parmelee
Reid Parmelee
Controller of Valuation and Due Diligence
Reid Parmelee

Reid Parmelee is the Controller of Valuation and Due Diligence. Prior to joining Prospect, he spent eight years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked on diligence, valuation and initial public offering engagements across a broad range of industries. Reid started his career in the audit practice.

Reid received his BA from the University of Chicago and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.

Scott Ramsey
Scott Ramsey
Managing Director
Scott Ramsey

Scott Ramsey is a Managing Director on Prospect’s Investment Team and has worked in real estate and finance since 1994. He is responsible for originating, executing, and managing investments across Prospect’s real estate platform, as well as leading certain strategic initiatives.

Prior to joining Prospect, Scott was a private real estate investor and a Managing Director at Credit Suisse Securities in the real estate investment banking group. Prior to joining Credit Suisse in 2002, he spent seven years at Cohen & Steers Capital Management, a leading REIT investment management firm. Scott spent one year in their financial advisory group, Cohen & Steers Capital Advisors, and six years at Cohen & Steers Capital Management, as a REIT research analyst and member of the firm’s investment committee. He started his real estate career as a project architect at Development Design Group, an architectural design and development consulting firm, in August 1988. Scott has completed over $16 billion in M&A transactions and over $9 billion of public and private debt and equity financings.

Scott received his B Arch. from Cornell University and his MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. He is a licensed architect (license not current).

Christina Ray
Christina Ray
Senior Administrator
Christina Ray

Christina Ray is a Senior Administrator for Prospect. Prior to joining Prospect, she was an admissions secretary for 12 years at the Wood Tobé-Coburn School.

Christina received her BBA from Monroe College and earned an AOS with First Honors, from Wood Tobé-Coburn. She is also a member of Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society.

Kelly Riley
Kelly Riley
Manager
Kelly Riley

Kelly Riley is the Manager of SEC Financial Reporting for Prospect. Prior to joining Prospect, she was a manager in the Financial Services Assurance practice of Ernst & Young LLP, providing audit services to a variety of public and non-public entities, including business development companies and hedge funds. Before transitioning to financial services clients in 2015, Kelly spent three years performing financial statement audits of a publicly traded entity with operations in the Technology and Aerospace and Defense industries.

Kelly received her BBA from the University of Miami and received her MS from the University of Florida. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida.

Joseph Roth
Joseph Roth
Vice President
Joseph Roth

Joseph Roth is a Vice President and has been in the finance industry since 2008. He is responsible for originating, executing and managing investments across a variety of industries. Prior to joining Prospect, Joseph was an associate at Solaia Capital Advisors, where he worked on investments in the financial services industry. He worked as an investment banking associate at Citadel Securities, where he advised on M&A transactions and securities issuances for corporate clients. Joseph began his career as an analyst at Rothschild, where he worked on M&A and restructuring advisory for domestic and international clients.

Joseph received his BBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Bill Ryan
Bill Ryan
Assistant Controller
Bill Ryan

Bill Ryan is the Assistant Controller of Prospect and has worked in the accounting and finance industry since 2005. Prior to joining Prospect, he was an assistant controller at Centerbridge Partners L.P., a private investment management firm, where he was responsible for accounting and financial reporting in its private equity funds group. Prior to joining Centerbridge, Bill spent five years within the Credit Funds Group of Fortress Investment Group, LLC, a highly diversified global investment manager, where he operated as a vice president responsible for the accounting and financial reporting of multiple private equity and hybrid credit funds. He began his career in the Assurance practice of Ernst & Young LLP, in which he most recently operated as a manager. During his six-year tenure, Bill provided assurance and advisory services to a variety of asset management clients primarily within the private equity industry.

Bill received his BS cum laude from Fairfield University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.

Matthew Sandler
Matthew Sandler
Senior Associate
Matthew Sandler

Matthew Sandler is a Senior Associate and has been in the finance industry since 2011. He is responsible for originating, executing and managing investments in CLOs. Prior to joining Prospect, from 2011 through 2013, Matthew worked as an associate in the Financial Instruments, Structured Products and Real Estate practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP focusing primarily on GAAP Level III asset valuation to support audits of asset management clients. He was also responsible for performing due diligence on primary issuance of RMBS transactions for the purpose of providing assurance to Ginnie Mae as well as investment banking clients.

Matthew received his BS from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a CFA charter holder and a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.

Edward Shuman
Edward Shuman
Principal
Edward Shuman

Edward Shuman is a Principal, focusing on select portfolio companies as well as originating, evaluating, and managing new investments. Previously he was at Yale University where he performed atomic physics research.

Edward received his BA and his PhD from the University of Virginia.

David Silberstein
David Silberstein
Associate
David Silberstein David Silberstein is an Associate at Prospect where he is responsible for originating, executing, and managing investments across a variety of industries. Prior to joining Prospect, from 2015 to 2017, he was a senior analyst at Medley Capital, where he focused on direct lending to middle market companies in support of leveraged buyout, recapitalization, and acquisition financing transactions. David began his career at Citigroup as a credit and portfolio analyst.

David received his BA from Johns Hopkins University.

Angel Solis
Angel Solis
Principal
Angel Solis

Angel Solis is a Principal and has been in the finance industry since 2006. He is responsible for originating, executing, and managing investments in a range of industries. From 2011 to 2013, Angel worked as an investment banking associate in the Technology, Media & Telecom group at J.P. Morgan, where he originated and executed leveraged finance, IPO and M&A transactions. He began his career as a research analyst in the Credit Portfolio Group at J.P. Morgan.

Angel received two BS degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Chief Credit Officer
Steven Stone

Steven Stone is the Chief Credit Officer of Prospect and has worked in investment management and finance since 1983. He sits on all of Prospect’s investment committees.

Prior to joining Prospect, Steven served in executive and senior vice president positions in credit administration and originations at Greystone Companies, Sovereign Bank, Wells Fargo Century, and Congress Financial Corporation. He began his career at Ernst and Young.

Steven received his BBA from George Washington University and his MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of New York and New Jersey.

Elizabeth Swanson
Elizabeth Swanson
Associate
Elizabeth Swanson Elizabeth Swanson is an Associate with a focus on business operations. Prior to joining Prospect, she worked as a business development manager at KAYAK. Before KAYAK she worked as a product manager for fixed income financial tools at Ipreo.

Elizabeth received her BA from Brown University.

Roman Troitsky
Roman Troitsky
Deputy General Counsel
Roman Troitsky

Roman Troitsky is Deputy General Counsel and has been in the legal industry since 1999. Prior to joining Prospect, he was a senior counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where his practice focused on representations of private equity firms, hedge funds, multinational corporations, leading financial institutions, equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in domestic and cross-border financing transactions, including syndicated and multi-currency credit facilities, letter of credit facilities, secured and unsecured revolving and term loans, bridge loans, first-lien, second-lien and mezzanine loans, cash flow and asset-based financings, restructurings, DIP financings and other debt transactions. In addition, Roman advised clients on transactional and compliance issues involving ISDA-governed derivatives documentation (including credit, equity, interest rate, commodity and FX transactions), as well as prime brokerage, securities lending, clearing, and futures and options documentation.

Roman received his BA with honors from Earlham College and his JD from the New York University School of Law, where he was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of International Law and Politics.

Ryan Tumelty
Ryan Tumelty
Manager
Ryan Tumelty Ryan Tumelty is a Manager in the accounting group at Prospect. Prior to joining Prospect, he was in the financial services practice of Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP, focusing on financial statement audits of privately held clients.

Ryan received his BS from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York, and he is also a CFA Charter holder.

Yuchen (Elle) Wang
Yuchen (Elle) Wang
Senior Associate
Yuchen (Elle) Wang

Elle Wang is a Senior Associate in the Prospect’s tax group and has been in the tax and accounting industries since 2012.

Elle received her MS from Fordham University and her MS from CUNY Baruch College. Additionally, Elle is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.

Justin Wang
Justin Wang
Senior Associate
Justin Wang Justin Wang is a Senior Associate on Prospect’s Investment Team and has worked in investment management and finance since 2007. He is responsible for originating, executing and managing investments for Prospect’s real estate platform.

Prior to joining Prospect, Justin worked at a startup investment firm Disruption Credit, which invested in online loans. He began his career in structured finance at Credit Agricole.

Justin received his BA from Rutgers University

Justin H. Wertman
Justin H. Wertman
Deputy General Counsel
Justin H. Wertman

Justin H. Wertman is a Deputy General Counsel and has been advising on financing transactions since 1997. Prior to joining Prospect, he was a partner in the Finance & Restructuring Group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he practiced law for 14 years. At Morgan Lewis, Justin represented administrative agents, lenders, private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers in connection with leveraged buy-outs, management buy-outs, revolving credit facilities, term loans, letter of credit transactions, asset-based loans, cash flow loans, first-lien and second-lien financings, mezzanine loans, subordinated loans, private placements, refinancing, workouts and restructurings. He has advised numerous private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in relation to both domestic and multi-jurisdictional leveraged acquisitions, add-on acquisitions, spin-offs, restructurings and exits. Justin is also an accomplished entertainment finance lawyer, having advised leading financial institutions in numerous financing transactions with producers, distributors and sales agents of motion picture, television, music and new media product.

Justin received his BA cum laude from Queens College. He also received his JD cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, where he served as a Staff Member and then an Editor on the Fordham Law Review.

Jason Wilson
Jason Wilson
Managing Director
Jason Wilson

Jason Wilson is a Managing Director and has been in the finance industry since 1999. He is responsible for originating, executing, and managing investments across a variety of industries, including business services, consumer products, and media. Jason is also responsible for managing many of Prospect's relationships with private equity sponsors. He is a director on the board of ReFuel and InterDent Inc. Prior to joining Prospect, Jason worked in investment banking for nine years at Lehman Brothers, Inc. and UBS Investment Bank. At UBS, he served as executive director and Head of Out-of-Home Entertainment, covering clients in the theme park, movie theatre, live entertainment and outdoor advertising sectors. Prior to investment banking, Jason served as a senior project engineer at Exxon Corporation where he was responsible for reservoir development, production, and joint ventures involving oil and natural gas properties in West Texas and North Dakota.

Jason received his BS magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Bonnie Yan
Bonnie Yan
Associate
Bonnie Yan

Bonnie Yan is an Associate at Prospect where she is responsible for originating, executing, and managing investments in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Prospect, she worked as an investment banking associate at Jefferies, where she was responsible for arranging, underwriting, and syndicating loan and high yield debt products within the Leveraged Finance group.

Bonnie received her BSBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Board of Directors

John Francis Barry III
Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer

John Francis Barry III is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Prospect Capital Management and Prospect Capital Corporation. He is Chairman of Prospect Capital Management’s Investment Committee and has been an officer of Prospect Capital Management (and predecessors) since 1990.

In addition to overseeing Prospect Capital Corporation and Prospect Capital Management, John has served on the boards of directors of more than a dozen private and public portfolio companies, including as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bondnet Trading Systems, Inc. He has also served on the Board of Advisors of USEC, Inc., a publicly-traded energy company.

From 1988 to 1989, John managed the Corporate Finance Department of L.F. Rothschild & Company. From 1983 to 1988, he was an investment banker at Merrill Lynch & Co. From 1979 to 1983, John was an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell. From 1978 to 1979, he served as Law Clerk to Circuit Judge J. Edward Lumbard, formerly Chief Judge, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City. John served from 1999 until 2011 as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mathematics Foundation of America, a non-profit foundation that enhances opportunities in mathematics education for students from diverse backgrounds.

John received his Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Princeton University, where he was a University Scholar, and his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an officer of the Harvard Law Review.

Andrew C. Cooper
Lead Director

Andy Cooper is a serial entrepreneur and has experience in venture management, venture investing and investment banking since 1984. He has built, run and sold three companies worth more than $800 million and has raised over $300 million in equity and debt financing for his companies.

Andy is co-founder, director and former co-CEO of Unison Site Management, a leading cellular site owner with 2,000 plus cell sites which generate more than $40 million in annual cash flow. In 2006, Unison sold some of its cell site assets to Goldman Sachs. He also co-founded Brand Asset Digital, a company which markets, distributes and analyzes digital media on file trading systems and the Web. Additionally, Andy was co-founder, CFO and VP of business development for Avesta Technologies, an enterprise, information and technology management software company bought by Visual Networks in 2000.

Andy was with Morgan Stanley for fourteen years, which included seven years with Morgan Stanley Venture Partners, where he focused on late-stage venture investments, consolidations and buy-outs. Andy served as a director of CSG Systems (CSGS), Protection One Alarm (ALRM), LionBridge Technologies (LIOX) and Weblink Wireless (WLNKA). He also worked in Morgan Stanley’s Debt Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions divisions in New York and Tokyo. Andy is on the boards of Brand Asset Digital, Unison Site Management, Aquatic Energy and the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club of New York.

Andy received his BA from Duke University.

Michael Grier Eliasek
President & Chief Operating Officer

Michael Grier Eliasek is President and Chief Operating Officer of Prospect Capital Corporation and a Managing Director of Prospect Capital Management and Prospect Administration. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Prospect Capital Corporation.

At Prospect Capital, Grier is responsible for leading Prospect Capital’s team of professionals in the origination and assessment of investments. Prior to his position at Prospect Capital Corporation, he served as a Managing Director with Prospect Street Ventures, an investment management firm which, together with its predecessors, has invested in excess of $1.5 billion in senior loan, mezzanine, bridge loan, private equity, and venture capital structures through publicly traded closed-end funds and private limited partnerships.

Prior to joining Prospect, Grier served as a consultant with Bain & Company, a global strategy consulting firm, where he managed engagements for companies in several different industries. At Bain, he analyzed new lines of businesses, developed market strategies, revamped sales organizations, and improved operational performance.

Grier received his BS with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia, where he was a Jefferson Scholar and a Rodman Scholar. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

William J. Gremp

William J. Gremp's career as an investment banker, with over 30 years of corporate finance experience in originating and executing transactions and advisory assignments for energy and utility related clients, has spanned years of significant change in the energy industry.

Since 1999, he has been responsible for traditional banking services, credit and lending, private equity and corporate cash management with Merrill Lynch & Co. From 1996 to 1999, William served at Wachovia as senior vice president, managing director and co-founder of the utilities and energy investment banking group, responsible for origination, structuring, negotiation and successful completion of transactions utilizing investment banking, capital markets and traditional commercial banking products.

Prior to joining Prospect, from 1989 to 1996, he was the managing director of global power and project finance at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he was responsible for the origination, delivery and successful implementation of all corporate finance and investment banking products and services to the utility and energy industries. William advised clients on corporate strategy, project financing, mergers and acquisitions and equity and lease finance.

From 1970 to 1989, he was with Merrill Lynch & Co., starting out as an associate in the mergers and acquisitions department, then in 1986 becoming the senior vice president, managing director and head of the regulated industries group. From 1965 to 1970, William served in roles at the United States Army, the Mobil Oil Corporation and a New York management consulting firm.

William received his BS from the University of Minnesota and his MBA from New York University.

Eugene S. Stark

Eugene S. Stark is a financial executive with over 20 years of experience in directing the financial and administrative functions of investment management organizations. He has broad experience in financial management, SEC reporting and compliance; strategic and financial planning; expense, capital and risk management; fund administration; due diligence; acquisition analysis; and integration activities.

Prior to joining Prospect, Eugene has served as the Principal Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President of Administration at General American Investors Company, Inc. where he is responsible for operations, compliance, and financial functions. From January to April of 2005, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Prospect Energy Corporation, prior to which he worked at Prudential Financial, Inc between 1987 and 2004. His many positions within Prudential include ten years as Vice President and Fund Treasurer of Prudential Mutual Funds, where he was responsible for financial, SEC and Board of Directors reporting for 70 investment companies with $45 billion of assets under management. Eugene’s other roles at Prudential include four years as Senior Vice President of Finance of Prudential Investments, an investment product operating unit with $90 billion of assets under management and two years as Vice President of Finance of Prudential Amenities. In addition to his appointment to the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Prospect, Eugene is also a member of Mount Saint Mary Academy’s Finance Committee.

Eugene is a Certified Public Accountant. He received his BS, cum laude, from Rider University, and his MBA from Rutgers Business School.