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Lead Left Interview – Jessica Reiss and Kerry Kantin

This week we chat with Jessica Reiss, the head of leveraged loan research at Covenant Review. Also joining the conversation is Kerry Kantin, a managing director covering leveraged loans at sister company LevFin Insights. Begun in 2006, Covenant Review is the world’s first boutique research firm focused on bond and loan covenants. LevFin Insights provides

Lead Left Interview – Thomas A. Stewart (Part 2)

This week we continue our conversation with Thomas A. Stewart, executive director for the National Center for the Middle Market. The Center is the leading source for knowledge, leadership and research on midsized companies, based at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Mr. Stewart is an influential thought leader on global

Lead Left Interview – Peter Magas (Part 2)

This week we continue our conversation with Peter Magas, managing director at Beecken Petty O’Keefe and Co. Peter joined BPOC in 2008. He serves or has served on the board of Absolute Dental, Hospital Physician Partners, ISG Holdings, Medical Solutions and Paragon Medical. Founded in 1996, BPOC ranks among the country’s oldest private equity management

Lead Left Interview – Mark Habner (Part 2)

This week we continue our conversation with Mark Habner, Co-Founder and CEO of the BeckWay Group. Beckway provides operating capabilities to private equity firms and their portfolio companies. In his current role Mark leads BeckWay Group’s three divisions, TalentFinders, Trailblazers and Tracking Technologies. Second of two parts – View part one. The Lead Ledt: Could you

Lead Left Interview –  Rod Rivera and David Baker (Part 2)

This week we continue our conversation with Rod Rivera and David Baker, Managing Directors at Capstone Headwaters. Capstone Partners LLC and Headwaters MB, LLC recently announced a strategic transaction combining the two firms. This single platform has 150 professionals, covering 16 dedicated industry groups, spanning 20 offices across the US, UK and Brazil. This combination

Lead Left Interview –  Andrew Welch (Part 2)

This week we continue our conversation with Andrew Welch, managing director, Revelstoke Capital Partners. Revelstoke is a middle market private equity firm headquartered in Denver that focuses on building industry-leading companies in the healthcare and related business services sectors. The firm has about $1.0 billion of assets under management and, since the firm’s inception in

Lead Left Interview – Bram Smith and Lee Shaiman (Part 2)

In February, LSTA EVP Meredith Coffey sat down with the outgoing LSTA Executive Director Bram Smith and the incoming LSTA Executive Director Lee Shaiman to discuss the last 10 years … and what is on deck for the next 10. Second of two parts – View part one. Meredith Coffey: Bram, today the institutional loan market

Lead Left Interview - Daniel Winick & Andrew Young (Part 2)

This week we continue our conversation with Daniel Winick, a partner in the banking and finance group of Clifford Chance US LLP, and Andrew Young, a senior associate in the same group.  Their practice includes representing sponsors, corporates, lenders and participants in multijurisdictional leveraged and other finance transactions. Clifford Chance is a multinational law firm

Lead Left Interview - Tim Hopper (Part 2)

This week we continue our conversation with Tim Hopper, founder of Macro Fund Advisors. Previously Tim was managing director and chief economist for TIAA. Tim has over 20 years of experience writing and speaking about the global economy. Prior to joining TIAA, Mr. Hopper held various leadership positions in global banking and real estate. He

Lead Left Interview - Niels Bodenheim (Part 2)

This week we continue our conversation with  Niels Bodenheim, senior director of debt research for bfinance. bfinance is an investment consultant that specializes in the implementation of investment strategy, including fund manager research and selection, customized portfolio design, monitoring and fee analysis. Previously Niels was executive director at Mubadala GE Capital, the commercial finance joint