Paul J. Echausse, Chief Executive Officer & President
Paul is responsible for the overall management and direction of fund investing, including transaction sourcing, deal execution and the monitoring of portfolio companies. Paul is a member of the Investment Committee, serves as the Chairman of the board of directors of Grindmaster Cecilware Corporation and is a member of the board of directors of Emerald Waste Services, EB Brands, FST Technical Services, DRC and Battery Solutions. Paul brings more than 20 years of leveraged finance experience to the origination and management of the Partnership’s investment portfolios.
Prior to joining Alcentra, Paul was President of Kisco Capital Corporation, the growth capital Small Business Investment Company affiliate of the Kohlberg family office. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer of IBJS Capital Corporation, the junior capital investment affiliate of IBJ Schroder Bank. Prior to IBJS, Paul was the Assistant Division Head of Southeast Banking for the Bank of New York. Paul has served as President of the Northeast Regional Association of Small Business Investment Companies and on the national board of the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies.
Paul received a B.S. from Fordham University (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), an M.B.A. from New York University and a J.D. from Fordham Law School and is a member of the New York State Bar.
Ellida McMillan, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer
Ellida joined Alcentra in 2013 and is the Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining Alcentra, Ellida consulted with Tatum Partners, the largest executive services firm in the US offering CFO services. Previously, she was a corporate controller at KBC Financial Holdings, a subsidiary of KBC Financial Products UK Ltd, which engaged in the sales, structuring and risk management of equity linked and equity derivatives instruments. Prior to KBC, Ellida was an associate director of Fixed Income Derivatives at Bear Stearns. Ellida began her career at Arthur Andersen in the financial service sector.
Ellida holds a B.S. from Fairfield University and is a licensed CPA.
David P. Scopelliti, Chief Investment Officer of U.S. Direct Lending
David joined Alcentra in 2014 and is responsible for transaction sourcing, deal execution and the monitoring of portfolio companies.
Most recently, David was a Principal at GarMark where he focused on investing subordinated debt and equity in middle market companies. Prior to joining GarMark in 2007, David was a Managing Director with Pacific Corporate Group, an alternative asset investment firm, responsible for discretionary and non-discretionary private investment programs for corporate and governmental entities. Prior to that, David served as Head of Private Equity for the State of Connecticut, where he restructured and rebuilt its $4.0 billion private equity program. David’s prior experience also includes having been a Managing Director with CIBC World Markets in its leveraged finance group investing capital alongside financial sponsors.
David received his B.B.A. in Finance/Accounting from Pace University, Lubin School of Business.
Steven Levinson, U.S. Chief Compliance Officer
Steve joined Alcentra in October 2011 and serves as U.S. Chief Compliance Officer. He is responsible for the oversight of the compliance function and to ensure that the business complies with all relevant rules and principles, identifying key regulatory risks and ensuring effective controls are in place.
Prior to joining Alcentra, Steve spent 4 years at Stone Tower Capital where he served as Director of Compliance. Prior to joining Stone Tower, Steve was the Chief Audit Executive at IDT Corporation. He began his career at Price Waterhouse and spent 14 years in the Internal Audit departments of major financial institutions.
Steve holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from Queens College of the City University of New York and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Financial Management from Pace University.
Branko Krmpotic, Executive Vice President
Branko is responsible for new deal due diligence, legal documentation and portfolio management.
Prior to Alcentra, Branko was a senior analyst at Raven Asset Management, a credit hedge fund focused on a wide variety of credit investments. Prior to Raven, he structured private investments and loans at GSO Capital Partners (now owned by Blackstone) and before that at Technology Investment Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:TICC). Branko was a founding member, along with Paul Echausse and Scott Gold at the Bank of New York in the formation of the Mezzanine Group at its inception.
Branko received his M.B.A. from Baruch College – CUNY where he received the Vincent De Lorenzo award for scholastic excellence. He received undergraduate degrees from New York University and University of Belgrade, Serbia.
Karin M. Kovacic, Senior Vice President
Karin (McKittrick) Kovacic leads new business development and deal origination initiatives.
Prior to Alcentra, Karin developed and implemented CBIZ MHM LLC’s growth, marketing and business development strategies in the New York Metropolitan area. Prior to CBIZ, Karin spent four years as Vice President at Fifth Street Capital, where she was responsible for North East deal origination, as well as coordinating their business development and marketing efforts. She also spent four years with UBS Financial as a Registered Associate where she was actively involved in institutional sales of equity related products and relationship management. Karin began her career at Smith Barney as a Registered Sales Associate.
Karin graduated magna cum laude from SUNY Purchase with a B.A. in Liberal Arts. She is on the board of the New York Chapter of the Alliance of Merger & Acquisitions Advisors (AM&AA) and is the President of the Connecticut Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).
Prumiys Dulger, Deputy US Chief Compliance Officer
Prumiys joined Alcentra in July 2014 and serves as Deputy Chief Compliance Officer for the New York office working with Steve Levinson, the U.S. Chief Compliance Officer.
Prior to joining Alcentra, Prumiys spent two years as the Chief Compliance Officer for Daiwa Asset Management America, a Latin American security focused registered investment advisor. Previously, Prumiys spent 8 years working at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. where she was a Vice President in the Compliance Department and was primarily responsible for the financial services focused long/short equity hedge funds, equity managed accounts and private equity fund for the asset management subsidiary. Prior to joining Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., Prumiys was an Assistant Vice President in the Asset Management Compliance Department at Citigroup covering the North American Fixed Income Group at Citigroup Asset Management . The fixed income group encompassed over $250 billion AUM of emerging market, investment grade and high yield fixed income portfolios. Prior to Citigroup, Prumiys spent two years at Nomura Holdings America, Inc. where she was responsible for two fixed income registered investment advisors with focuses in distressed debt, emerging market and mortgage backed securities. Prumiys has over 17 years of experience in the compliance departments of major financial institutions.
Prumiys holds a B.A. in Economics from Barnard College, Columbia University and a J.D. from New York Law School.
Dante DeRogatis, Associate
Dante is responsible for transaction execution, due diligence, and the monitoring of portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Alcentra, Dante was a senior analyst in the Corporate and Project Workouts Group at Prudential Capital Group and interned at Imperial Capital and UBS previously. While at Prudential Capital, Dante worked on various distressed investments and restructurings.
Dante graduated from University of Maryland, College Park, with a BA in Economics.
Alfred Minahan, Associate
Al is responsible for transaction execution, due diligence, and the monitoring of portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Alcentra, Al was an analyst in the Leveraged Finance group at Jefferies in New York, and before that worked at Ernst & Young in Boston. While at Jefferies, Al worked on a variety of leveraged finance transactions including acquisitions, mergers, recapitalizations, and restructurings across multiple industries.
Al graduated from Boston College, Carroll School of Management with a B.S. in Finance and Accounting.
Caitlin Parrella, Financial Analyst
Caitlin joined Alcentra in February 2017. Prior to joining Alcentra, Caitlin was a senior consultant in the Securitization group at Deloitte. While at Deloitte she worked on a variety of commercial mortgage backed security transactions including conduits, single assets, agency, and seasoned loans. Caitlin graduated from the University of Florida, Heavener School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major in Finance.
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