Quinn Morgan is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Centre Lane Partners. Mr. Morgan has over 20 years of experience. Prior to co-founding the firm, Mr. Morgan was the head of Corporate Private Equity at D. B. Zwirn & Co. Prior to D. B. Zwirn, he was a Principal with Moore Capital Management and its illiquid asset management joint-venture, Steelpoint Capital Partners, as well as a Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee of Moore Capital’s Asian distressed debt joint-venture, Moore Strategic Value Partners. Mr. Morgan started his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he worked in the Merchant Banking, Corporate Finance, Leveraged Finance, and Mergers and Acquisitions groups in Frankfurt, London and New York. Mr. Morgan holds a BS (Econ) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Kenneth Lau is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Centre Lane Partners. Mr. Lau has over 15 years of experience. Prior to co-founding the firm, Mr. Lau worked with Mr. Morgan in the Corporate Private Equity group of D. B. Zwirn. Prior to D. B. Zwirn, Mr. Lau with Mr. Morgan worked at Moore Capital Management and its illiquid asset management joint-venture, Steelpoint Capital. He started his career with Merrill Lynch in the Mergers and Acquisitions group. Mr. Lau received a Master of Engineering and two Bachelor of Science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Luke Gosselin is a Managing Director of Centre Lane Partners, and the Portfolio Manager for private credit. Mr. Gosselin has over 20 years of experience. Prior to joining Centre Lane, Mr. Gosselin co-founded and served as CIO of Fort Hill Investment Partners, an $800 million investment fund focused on stressed and distressed debt investing. Prior to Fort Hill, Mr. Gosselin served as Vice President at Goldman Sachs, initially as a founding member of the Leveraged Finance Restructuring Group within the investment banking division, and later as the global head of Primary Principal Investing in the fixed income, currencies & commodities division in New York and London. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he was a Vice President with CIT Business Credit/Corporate Finance providing both restructuring and acquisition financing. Mr. Gosselin holds a BS in Finance and Economics from Syracuse University, and an MBA with Honors from Fordham University in Accounting and Finance.
Mayank Singh is a Managing Director of Centre Lane Partners. Mr. Singh has over 15 years of experience. Prior to joining Centre Lane, Mr. Singh was a Vice President with Monomoy Capital Partners. Earlier in his career, he worked at Brera Capital Partners and at Sun Capital Partners. He started his career in the Investment Banking division of Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co. Mr. Singh received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from the New York University Stern School of Business.
William James is a Principal of Centre Lane Partners. Mr. James has over 13 years of experience in private equity and corporate finance. Prior to joining Centre Lane, Mr. James was a Vice President at Sun Capital. Prior to Sun Capital, he worked in investment banking at Deutsche Bank Securities in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Healthcare teams. Mr. James received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Vice President, Business Development
Pierre Champion is a Vice President of Centre Lane Partners focused on sourcing and deal origination. Mr. Champion has over 10 years of experience in private equity, business development and corporate finance. Prior to joining Centre Lane, Mr. Champion was a business development associate at CoBe Capital. Prior to CoBe Capital, Mr. Champion worked as a merchant banking Associate at Three Ocean Partners and prior to that as an Analyst at Oppenheimer in its investment banking division. He started his career in the mergers & acquisitions group of Credit Agricole. Mr. Champion holds a MSc in Finance from EM Lyon Business School, a MSc in Marketing, Management and Strategy from IDRAC Lyon Business School, as well as a J.D. equivalent from Claude Bernard Law University.
Kenneth Wong is a Vice President of Centre Lane Partners. Mr. Wong has over 10 years of experience. Prior to joining Centre Lane, Mr. Wong was an Associate with Monomoy Capital. Earlier in his career, Mr. Wong worked as an investment professional at Kohlberg Capital Corporation. He started his career in the Corporate Finance Group at Bear Stearns. Mr. Wong received a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College.
Eric Drozdov is a Senior Associate of Centre Lane Partners. Mr. Drozdov has 7 years of experience. Prior to joining Centre Lane, he worked at Rothschild focusing on mergers, acquisitions and restructurings. Mr. Drozdov graduated from Babson College with a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Finance.
Greg Najarian is a Senior Associate of Centre Lane Partners. Mr. Najarian has 6 years of experience. Prior to joining Centre Lane, he worked in the Restructuring and Special Situations Group at Macquarie Capital in New York. Mr. Najarian started his career as an investment analyst at Rex Capital Advisors, a family office based. Mr. Najarian received a B.S. with a concentration in Finance from Bryant University and is a CFA charterholder.
Olivia Zhao is a Senior Associate of Centre Lane Partners. Ms. Zhao has 7 years of experience. Prior to joining Centre Lane, Ms. Zhao worked in the Global Industrials Group at Deutsche Bank Securities. Ms. Zhao received a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
Kevin Regan is an Associate of Centre Lane Partners. Mr. Regan has 3 years of experience. Prior to joining Centre Lane, Mr. Regan worked in the Leveraged Finance Group at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Regan received a Bachelor of Arts in Financial Economics from the University of Rochester.
Robert Gross in an Associate of Centre Lane Partners. Mr. Gross has 3 years of experience. Prior to joining Centre Lane, Mr. Gross worked at Imperial Capital focusing on restructuring and high yield financings. He started his career in the Financial Restructuring Group at FTI Consulting. Mr. Gross received a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
Portfolio Operations Team
Rory Kirkpatrick is a Managing Director of Centre Lane Partners. Mr. Kirkpatrick has over 20 years of operations experience, having served in operational and finance leadership capacities in a number of companies. Prior to joining Centre Lane, Mr. Kirkpatrick served as a divisional CFO at Chromalloy, a division of private equity backed Sequa Corporation. Prior to Chromalloy, he was the CFO of The International Culinary Center. Prior to this, Mr. Kirkpatrick served at GE and Alcoa in operations, finance, business planning and strategic development roles. Mr. Kirkpatrick received a BS in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.
Mark Bevan is a Principal of Centre Lane Partners. Mr. Bevan has over 20 years of professional experience in procurement and supply chain in the automotive and industrial manufacturing industries. Prior to joining Centre Lane, he served as a Vice President of Supply Chain at Allied Specialty Vehicles, a private equity owned manufacturer of specialty vehicles. Prior to Allied Specialty Vehicles, Mr. Bevan worked as a Vice President of Supply Chain at Rexnord, a leading global company specializing in engineered products for industrial applications, which he joined from Brunswick Corporation, a Fortune 500 manufacturer of recreational vehicles and equipment, where he worked as the Director of Sourcing, Engines & Mechanical Parts division. He started his career in the Supply Chain Department of ABB Corporation, a global producer of power & automation technologies and worked as a Purchasing & Supply Chain Manager at Adam Aircraft Industries prior to joining Brunswick. Mr. Bevan holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Management & Organizational Development from Mount Olive College and is accredited by the Institute for Supply Management as a Certified Purchasing Manager.
Nathan McBrayer is a Vice President of Centre Lane Partners. Mr. McBrayer has over 25 years of experience in financial management roles for private equity-backed businesses, including over 15 years as a CFO. Prior to joining Centre Lane, Mr. McBrayer was the CFO of Duncan Solutions, a parking and tolling revenue management business. Prior to that, he was the CFO for Prospect Education, a for-profit college operating 12 campuses in five U.S. states. Earlier in his career, he served as the CFO for Percheron Holdings, an energy land services company, as well as the CFO for Innovative Mattress Solutions, a mattress retailer. He started his professional career in public accounting. Mr. McBrayer holds a B.S. in Business from West Virginia Wesleyan College and an M.B.A. from Charter College. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Larry Posner is a Vice President of Centre Lane Partners. Mr. Posner has over 30 years of experience in senior executive management roles, including extensive experience as an interim and restructuring senior executive. Prior to joining Centre Lane, Mr. Posner was a Vice President focused on private equity services at SSA & Company, a global management consulting firm focused on operational improvements. Prior to that he was a Managing Director focused on performance improvement and growth recovery with under-performing private equity owned companies at Alvarez & Marsal, a leading global restructuring professional services firm. Earlier in his career he served as the CEO of a third-party Nortel information services provider, as the CFO of a specialty mortgage company and the Senior VP of Sales and Chief Marketing Officer of a health insurance company. He started his career in consulting. Mr. Posner holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Finance, Accounting, Administration & Compliance Team
SUZETTE DEL GIUDICE
Chief Financial Officer
Suzette Del Giudice is a Managing Director of Centre Lane Partners. She also serves as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Ms. Del Giudice has over 18 years of experience. Prior to joining Centre Lane, Ms. Del Giudice was the CFO of Stabilis Capital Management, a private investment firm that specializes in real estate oriented distressed debt and unique special situations. Prior to Stabilis Capital, Ms. Del Giudice held positions at Avenue Capital Group in their US and Trade Claim strategies group, at Deutsche Bank as the Latin America Regional Controller and subsequently, as a Controller in Deutsche Bank’s Special Situations Group. Ms. Del Giudice began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she provided audit and consulting services to companies in the Financial Services industry. Ms. Del Giudice holds a BS in Accounting from Rutgers University and a MS in Taxation from Rutgers Business School. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Alexsa Laurimore is the Controller of Centre Lane Partners. Ms. Laurimore has over 16 years of experience. Prior to joining Centre Lane, Ms. Laurimore held various financial reporting related positions at Avenue Capital, including most recently as Controller in their US distressed debt strategies group. Prior to Avenue Capital, Ms. Laurimore was a Senior Accountant at AIG Capital Partners. Ms. Laurimore began her career at Anchin, Block & Anchin where she provided auditing and consulting services to companies in a variety of industries. Ms. Laurimore received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Fordham University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Ruslan Klassen is a Senior Accountant of Centre Lane Partners. Mr. Klassen has 8 years of experience. Prior to joining Centre Lane, Mr. Klassen was a senior accountant at Gen II Fund Services, a private equity fund administrator. Prior to Gen II, Mr. Klassen worked as a fund accountant at HQ Capital Private Equity, a leading global alternative investment manager. He started his career as a financial analyst at Russtel. Mr. Klassen earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting at SUNY Binghamton.
Kori McDowell is a Senior Accountant of Centre Lane Partners. Mr. McDowell has 8 years of experience. Prior to joining Centre Lane, Mr. McDowell was a Senior Consultant focused on lender advisory services at CoMetric Partners. Prior to CoMetric Partners, Mr. McDowell worked as a Senior Accountant at KKR&Co. Mr. McDowell began his career at Deloitte where he provided tax advisory and compliance services for private equity funds and high net worth individuals. Mr. McDowell earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting at St. John’s University.
Anastasiya Shevchenko is an Associate of Centre Lane Partners. Ms. Shevchenko has 9 years of experience. Prior to Joining Centre Lane, Ms. Shevchenko was working at data-driven, systematic investment manager, Winton Capital. She started her career in Trade Settlement specializing in automated loan closing. Ms. Shevchenko received a Bachelor of Arts in International Business and Economics from Rollins College.
Laura McMillian is the Executive Assistant and Office Manager of Centre Lane Partners. Ms. McMillian has 10 years of experience as an Executive Assistant. She started her career at the global macro hedge fund Woodbine Capital Advisors. Ms. McMillian earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from New York University.