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Irradiant Partners, LP — About

We are an alternative investment manager focused on liquid credit, opportunistic credit, and renewable private equity and credit. Irradiant manages over $6 billion in committed capital. We are 100% owned by our founders and employees with over 30 professionals across our offices.

Disciplined

investment approach and patience to capitalize on opportunities

Experienced

investment team with extensive domain expertise

Focused

on client interests and delivering strong returns

Independent

platform, wholly-owned by our founders and employees

Inclusive

and supportive team environment where every voice counts

Trust

and integrity underlie all that we do

$6B↑

Committed
capital under management

30+

Total employees,
22 investment professionals

300+

Years of
combined experience

Our Team

Prakhar Agarwal

Vice President

Prakhar Agarwal is a member of the investment team for Irradiant’s opportunistic credit and private renewable strategies. Mr. Agarwal was previously an investment professional covering opportunistic credit and private renewable strategies at Kayne Anderson. Prior to that, he was an associate at Deutsche Bank within credit structuring, focusing on analyzing, structuring and executing private credit and structured finance. Mr. Agarwal graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and is a member of the CFA Society of Los Angeles.

Linda Ba

Co-head of Research

Linda Ba is Co-Head of Research for Irradiant’s credit activities, focused on broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds.
Ms. Ba previously served as a co-head of research at Kayne Anderson, prior to which she was an analyst at Post Advisory Group, responsible for reviewing high yield credits. Previously, Linda spent over fifteen years in international finance, twelve spent as an analyst and portfolio manager in global equities for Nicholas-Applegate, Giovine Capital, Artisan Partners and Putnam Investments, including serving as portfolio manager of the multi-billion dollar Nicholas-Applegate International Growth Fund, and two years structuring Asset and Project Finance transactions for BT Securities.
Ms. Ba graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and a BA in History from the College of Arts and Sciences. She earned her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Anne-Sofie Biltoft

Senior Associate

AnneSofie Biltoft is a senior associate for Irradiant’s liquid credit activities, focused on broadly syndicated CLOs.
Miss Biltoft previously served as a senior associate at Kayne Anderson. Prior to that, she was a financial analyst in the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Ms. Biltoft has Master in Applied Economics from UCLA where she graduated among the top of her class and has a Master in Economics and Finance from University of Copenhagen where she wrote her Master’s thesis on Collateralized Loan Obligations.

Stacy Boyle

Vice President

Stacy Boyle is a vice president for the Irradiant’s liquid credit activities, focused on broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds.
Ms. Boyle was previously a vice president at Kayne Anderson. Prior to that, she was a credit analyst at DoubleLine’s Global Developed Credit Group, primarily focused on leveraged loans and high yield across multiple strategies. Boyle received her B.A. in Economics and Mathematics as well as History from UCSB and has completed all three levels of the CFA program.

John Eanes

Co-CEO

John Eanes is the co-CEO and head of liquid credit at Irradiant and a member of Irradiant’s Management Committee.
Prior to the formation of Irradiant Partners, John served as head of the liquid credit group at Kayne Anderson, focused on broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds. Prior to joining Kayne, Mr. Eanes served a brief stint as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of State where he focused on finance and budget issues. Before that, Mr. Eanes spent ten years at Ares Management in the firm’s Tradable Credit Group, where he most recently was a Partner and Portfolio Manager, co-heading the firm’s U.S. long-only liquid credit business comprising roughly $18 billion of assets, and where he sat on the firm’s investment committee for long-only syndicated credit investments in leveraged loans and high yield bonds. Mr. Eanes managed Ares’ $11 billion U.S. collateralized loan obligation (CLO) business from 2012-2016 and before that was a senior credit analyst covering a variety of industry sectors in the leveraged loan and high yield universe. While at Ares Management, Mr. Eanes sat on the board of directors of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA) from 2015-2016. Prior to his time at Ares, Mr. Eanes was an analyst in the securitization banking group at Lehman Brothers, where he focused on structuring asset-backed securities for issuers with esoteric portfolios. Mr. Eanes received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jason Edwards

Head Trader

Jason Edwards is the head trader of liquid credit at Irradiant, focused on broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds.
Previously, Mr. Edwards served as the head trader at Kayne Anderson. Prior to that, Mr. Edwards spent nine years at Ares Management, where he was most recently a principal and trader for the tradable credit group focused on credit, equity and derivative portfolios comprising roughly $20 billion of assets. Before his time as a trader at Ares, he was head of the portfolio risk and analytics group providing detailed analysis on portfolio positioning, market trends and risk metrics. Prior to Ares, Mr. Edwards worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the real estate business advisory group, providing valuation and assurance services for institutional clients. Mr. Edwards received his B.S. in finance with a minor in real estate from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Jessica Ekeberg

Vice President

Jessica Ekeberg is a member of the investment team for Irradiant’s opportunistic credit and private renewable strategies. Ms. Ekeberg was previously a Vice President at Kayne Anderson. Prior to that, she worked in the global investor relations group at Tennenbaum Capital Partners, where she led investor relations for its public BDC and was responsible for client servicing for its private funds. Ms. Ekeberg began her career in business banking at First Republic Bank. Ms. Ekeberg graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Psychology and Communications Studies and a minor in Business Institutions.

Anthony Garcia

Senior Vice President

Anthony Garcia is a senior vice president at Irradiant, where he is focused on broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds.
Mr. Garcia previously served as a senior vice president at Kayne Anderson. Prior to that, he spent six years as a senior credit analyst for The TCW Group, where he was responsible for selecting, analyzing and monitoring investments within TCW’s high yield and leveraged loan strategies across a broad range of sectors including gaming, lodging, leisure, retail, restaurants and REITs. Before joining TCW in 2013, Mr. Garcia was an analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for the New York-based high yield credit research platform.
Mr. Garcia received his B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and is currently an M.B.A. Candidate in the Fully Employed Program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Joe Geyer

Associate

Joe Geyer is an associate for the firm’s liquid credit activities, focused on broadly syndicated CLOs. Mr. Geyer was previously an associate at Kayne Anderson, prior to which he spent 3 years as a trader working on the CLO desk at RBC Capital Markets in New York. Mr. Geyer graduated with honors from the University of Chicago, earning a B.A. in political science and completing an undergraduate partnership program with the Booth School of Business.

Elizabeth Greenwood

General Counsel / Chief Compliance Officer

Prior to joining Irradiant in August 2021, she was a managing director in the legal department at BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK). Ms. Greenwood joined BlackRock in 2018 when it acquired Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC (“TCP”).  Ms. Greenwood joined TCP in 2007 and served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of TCP from 2008 through the date of acquisition. At the time of the acquisition, TCP had approximately $9 billion in committed capital under management focused on middle-market direct lending and special situations credit. Ms. Greenwood is a member of the Santa Monica Citizens Bond Oversight Committee and serves on the Board of Governors of the Small Business Investor Alliance.  Ms. Greenwood received a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a Bachelor of Business Administration with highest honors from The University of Texas at Austin. At UT, she was a member of the women’s Division I national championship volleyball team.

Jarvis Hollingsworth

Vice Chairman

Jarvis V. Hollingsworth is Vice Chairman of Irradiant. Previously, he served as the Secretary/General Counsel of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. and is a former Partner of the law firm Bracewell LLP where he served on the firm’s management committee. Jarvis has served as a director of several public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations, currently serving as a Director of Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE:LPI), a diversified energy company, and as Lead Director of Core Scientific, Inc., the largest Blockchain infrastructure, hosting provider and digital asset miner in North America. He also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, a $195 billion pension trust fund for retirees, teachers and employees of education-related institutions. Jarvis is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Financial Sector Advisory Council and the finance committee of the Memorial Hermann Hospital System. He is a former Director of Emergent Technologies LP, a fintech company that provides payment services in emerging markets using a gold-backed digital currency, and is also a former Director of Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc. (Frost Bank) (NYSE: CFR), based in San Antonio, Texas.  Jarvis formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of Houston System, and is also a former director of the State Bar of Texas. He received a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he was a four-year letterman on the Army football team, and served for several years on active and reserve duty in the United States Army upon graduation and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center. Jarvis resides in Houston, Texas with his wife Andrea, and they have three adult children.

Jon Levinson

Co-CEO

Jon Levinson is the co-CEO and head of opportunistic investments and renewable private equity and credit at Irradiant. Additionally, he is a member of Irradiant’s Management Committee. Prior to the formation of Irradiant, Mr. Levinson was a managing partner of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, where he was head of opportunistic investments and co-head of renewable investing activities. Prior to joining Kayne Anderson, Mr. Levinson was a partner at TPG-Axon Capital Management, a global multi-strategy investment firm. At TPG-Axon Capital, Mr. Levinson led investments in both liquid securities and private companies, and across different asset classes, industries and geographies. Prior to TPG-Axon Capital, Mr. Levinson was an associate at TPG Capital where he focused on private equity investments in several sectors, including transportation, media and technology. Mr. Levinson graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 1997 with a double major in Economics and the program in Ethics, Politics, and Economics.

Mike Levitt

Chairman

Mike Levitt is the chairman of Irradiant. Mike is also the chairman and chief executive officer of Core Scientific, Inc., a technology company he co-founded.
Prior to founding Irradiant, he was the chief executive officer of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. from 2016 to 2021. Before joining Kayne, Mike served as a vice chairman with Apollo Global Management, LLC.  At Apollo, he was a partner in the private equity and credit businesses.  In 2001, Mike founded Stone Tower Capital LLC. He served as chairman, CEO and CIO and grew Stone Tower to $17 billion in credit-focused alternative investments. Stone Tower was acquired by Apollo in 2012. Before founding Stone Tower, he worked as a partner at the private equity firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Incorporated, where he invested in media and consumer businesses.
Earlier in his career, Mike served as the co-head of the investment banking division of Smith Barney Inc. He began his investment banking career at Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc., where he oversaw corporate finance and advisory businesses related to private equity firms and non-investment grade companies.
Mike has a B.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Michigan, and serves on the University’s Investment Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Visiting Committee of the Ross School of Business and the Trustee of the Law School’s Cook Trust. Over the years, Mike has worked with numerous philanthropic organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundations of America and New York, and the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund.

Sherri Li

Director – Asset Management

Tristan Macnguyen

Associate

Tristan Macnguyen is an associate at Irradiant Partners, focused on broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds. Mr. Macnguyen was previously an associate at Kayne Anderson. Prior to that, he spent 3 years at Franklin Templeton as a research associate in the firm’s corporate credit group, where he covered a variety of sectors, most notably Gaming, Leisure, and Lodging. Mr. Macnguyen graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Economics.

Marc McAfee

Senior Vice President

Marc McAfee is a senior vice president for Irradiant’s liquid credit activities, focused on broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds. Mr. McAfee previously served as a senior vice president at Kayne Anderson, prior to which he was a senior credit analyst and co-portfolio manager at Canaras Capital Management, covering industrials, media, and business services as part of the leveraged credit research and investment team. Previously, he focused on distressed credit workouts and restructurings on the Special Situations Group at MBIA. Mr. McAfee started his career as an analyst on the Leveraged Finance and Financial Sponsors teams at Banc of America Securities. McAfee earned a B.S. in Business from Washington and Lee University and a M.B.A from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.

Megan Neligan

Vice President

Megan Neligan is a member of Irradiant’s opportunistic investing platform focusing on renewable energy investment opportunities. Previously, she was with Kayne Anderson. Prior to that, Ms. Neligan was an associate at Cypress Creek Renewables, where she raised and structured debt and tax equity for utility-scale solar assets across the United States. Ms. Neligan graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in energy.

Mark Niles

Senior Vice President

Mark Niles is a senior vice president for Irradiant’s liquid credit activities, focused on broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds. Mr. Niles previously served as a senior vice president at Kayne Anderson, before which he was a senior analyst at Western Alliance Bancorporation, covering healthcare, media, and business services as part of their syndicated loan strategy. Prior thereto, he managed venture debt investments in media and technology companies for Silicon Valley Bank and was a senior analyst and founding member of the credit platform for Silver Lake and an associate at American Securities Capital Partners evaluating distressed opportunities and special situations. Mr. Niles began his career as a high yield and structured product analyst for Well Fargo’s principal investments team. Niles earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002 and a M.Sc. in International Economics from the University of London in 2005.

Erik Quintana

Erik Quintana is a Managing Director and Assistant Portfolio Manager for Irradiant, focused on broadly syndicated and middle market CLOs. Previously, Mr. Quintana served as a Managing Director and Assistant Portfolio Manager at Kayne Anderson. Prior to that, Mr. Quintana spent six years at Ares Management in the Tradable Credit Group, where he most recently was a principal and manager of the CLO analytics and reporting group. Mr. Quintana focused on supporting CLO structuring, portfolio management, and portfolio analysis for Ares’ $13 billion U.S. CLO business. Prior to his time at Ares, Mr. Quintana spent nine years at ING Capital Advisors/West Gate Horizons Advisors as an analyst for U.S. and European CLOs. Mr. Quintana received his B.A. in Business Finance from Whittier College and an M.B.A from the University of La Verne.

Marc Rogalski

Senior Associate

Marc Rogalski is a senior associate for Irradiant’s liquid credit activities, focused on broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds. Mr. Rogalski was previously a senior associate for the liquid credit group, before which he served as an associate in Kayne Anderson’s corporate finance group, responsible for the development of the firmwide operating forecast. He also played an integral role in the refinancing process of the firm’s corporate credit facility. Prior to joining the firm in 2016, Mr. Rogalski was an investment banking analyst at Stifel Financial, and prior thereto was a credit research analyst at Prudential Global Investment Management. Mr. Rogalski received his B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College.

Heather Ross

Head of Administration and Executive Assistant

Heather Ross serves as head of administration and executive assistant to the firm’s chairman, Mike Levitt. Prior to joining Irradiant, Heather was executive assistant to Mike Levitt at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, LP, joining in 2016.  Heather has worked with Mike at Apollo Global Management, LLC based in New York and at Stone Tower Capital, LLC.  Before joining Stone Tower in 2007, Heather worked as an executive assistant at private equity firms Crestview Partners and Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, Incorporated. Heather is a member of SHRM and earned a B.S. in Business Administration in 2002 from Molloy College in New York.

Nick Shashy

Vice President

Nick Shashy is a member of the investment team for Irradiant’s opportunistic credit and private renewable strategies. Mr. Shashy was previously an investment professional covering opportunistic credit and private renewable strategies at Kayne Anderson. Prior to that, Mr. Shashy was an associate at AllianceBernstein, focusing on analyzing, structuring, and executing private credit transactions. Prior to AllianceBernstein, Mr. Shashy worked within Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Leveraged Finance group.  Mr. Shashy graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School with a B.S. in Commerce and Mathematics.

Julie Shulse

Controller

Bjørn Sperber

Chief Financial Officer

Bjørn Sperber is the chief financial officer of Irradiant responsible for accounting and reporting, partnership tax reporting and financial analysis for the firm, its managed accounts and associated operating entities.  Prior to joining Irradiant Partners, Mr. Sperber was First Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer overseeing private fund accounting and reporting for CIM Group, LP.  Mr. Sperber received an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Denise Wasserman

Vice President — Head of Loan Operations

Prior to joining Irradiant Partners, LLC., Mrs. Wasserman was an Associate Vice President at Ares Management LLC., a leading global alternative investment manager. At Ares, Mrs. Wasserman was part of the Investment Control team where she oversaw portfolio compliance, monitored trade execution, and oversaw settlements across various asset classes. Prior to Ares, Mrs. Wasserman was an Operations Officer at Aristotle Credit Partners, LLC., where she oversaw corporate bond and bank loan operations, while also supporting the trading desk. Mrs. Wasserman holds a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from the University of Redlands, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from California State University, Fullerton.

Patrick White

Co-Head of Research

Patrick White is Co-Head of Research for Irradiant’s liquid credit activities, focused on broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds. Mr. White previously served as a co-head of research at Kayne Anderson, prior to which he spent 11 years as a credit analyst for LCM Asset Management LLC, the leveraged loan strategy of Tetragon Financial Group, where he was responsible for selecting, analyzing, and monitoring LCM’s investments in a variety of industries, notably chemicals, packaging, and industrials. Prior to joining LCM in 2007, then a business of Credit Agricole CIB, Mr. White was an analyst at Silverline Capital Partners, LLC, a middle market private equity firm, and was an equity trader for Pilot Advisors, LP, a New York-based long/short equity fund. Mr. White received his B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter-holder and is a member of the CFA Society of New York.

Angela Williams

Executive Assistant

Ms. Williams is the senior-level executive assistant to Jon Levinson and John Eanes, both Co-CEO of Irradiant. Angela has more than 20 years of experience supporting C-Suite executives in the finance and private equity sectors. Prior to Irradiant, Angela was a senior executive assistant in the Liquid Credit group at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, and previously held similar roles at Ares Management and Credit Suisse. Angela has more than 20 years of experience supporting C-Suite executives in the finance and private equity sectors.

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Alta Yen

Managing Director

Alta Yen is a managing director for Irradiant focusing on renewable energy investment opportunities. She is also a member of the investment committee for the Irradiant Renewable Opportunities Partners fund. Previously, Ms. Yen was a managing director at Kayne Anderson. Prior to that, she was the managing director of strategic planning for the General Electric Company (“GE”), including the development of a “future of energy” strategy for the power and renewable businesses.  Prior to that position, Ms. Yen held numerous roles at GE Energy Financial Services, the energy investing division of GE, where she was involved with creating the investment strategy as well as transactional business development, deal analysis/structuring, due diligence and portfolio management. She has twenty years of experience in the power and renewable sectors in both debt and equity investments.  Ms. Yen earned a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University in 1992 and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business in 1999.

Jenna Young

Managing Director

Jenna Young is a managing director for Irradiant’s opportunistic credit and private renewable infrastructure strategies. Previously, Ms. Young spent over a decade at Kayne Anderson sourcing, executing and underwriting investments. Prior to that, Ms. Young was an analyst in RBS Greenwich Capital’s Leveraged Capital Markets group where she was involved in the origination, execution and syndication of leveraged transactions. Ms. Young graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Finance and International Business.

Seth Zeleznik

Managing Director

Seth Zeleznik is a managing director for Irradiant’s opportunistic credit and private renewable infrastructure strategies. Previously, Mr. Zeleznik was a managing director at Kayne Anderson. Prior to that, he was a managing director at Blackstone Alternative Asset Management on the special situations investment team within Blackstone. While at Blackstone, Mr. Zeleznik was responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing both private and public investments across asset classes and geographies. Prior to Blackstone, Mr. Zeleznik worked at Bear Stearns in the CDO/CLO group and on the fixed income emerging markets desk. Mr. Zeleznik graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in economics with concentrations in finance and operations & information management from the Wharton School and a B.A.S. in systems engineering from the School of Engineering.

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liquid
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opportunistic credit

renewable private equity & credit

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