Responsibility

Alex Mack, Director

Alex Mack is a Director for Irradiant’s liquid credit strategies, where he is focused on broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds.  Mr. Mack previously spent six years at Sound Point Capital Management, most recently as a senior credit analyst responsible for selecting, analyzing and monitoring leveraged credit investments across the building products, industrials and transportation & logistics sectors.  Prior to joining Sound Point, Mr. Mack spent five years in the leveraged finance investment banking group at Jefferies LLC, where he was responsible for underwriting and syndicating leveraged loans and high yield bonds across a variety of industries, including healthcare, industrials, technology, and consumer products.  Mr. Mack began his career as an investment banking analyst at Cowen Inc and Piper Jaffray & Co.  Mr. Mack earned his B.S. in finance and accounting from the University of Kansas.

Kris Woods, Vice President

Kris Woods is a Vice President for Irradiant’s liquid credit activities, focused on broadly syndicated loans, high yield bonds and CLOs. Previously, Mr. Woods served as a portfolio analyst at Beach Point Capital Management for 9 years dedicated to evaluating and rebalancing investment portfolios and quantifying risk. During his tenure he was integrally involved in the launch of the Sandstone Peak CLO business as well as trading and managing the firm’s cash portfolio. Prior to joining Beach Point in 2013, Mr. Woods worked at Deutsche Bank AG. Mr. Woods earned a B.A in finance from the University or San Diego.

Sina Almasian, Vice President

Sina Almasian is a Vice President for Irradiant’s liquid credit activities, focused on broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds with six years of experience in leveraged finance/fixed income markets. Mr. Almasian was previously a senior analyst at Nuveen Asset Management/Symphony Asset Management for approximately three years where he focused on investing in high yield and leveraged loans primarily within media and telecommunications. Prior to his experience at Nuveen, Mr. Almasian had been an analyst at Wells Fargo Principal investments for three years where he focused on investing across investment grade, high yield, and leveraged loans. Mr. Almasian earned a B.A. in economics from Stanford University.

Jennifer Hayes, Senior Paralegal

Jennifer Hayes is the Senior Paralegal at Irradiant with an extensive background as an in-house corporate paralegal. Her past experience includes the areas of corporate governance, regulatory compliance, contract life cycle and data management for both private and large publicly traded companies where she held positions of Director of Licensing/Compliance, Corporate Secretary and Corporate Paralegal. Ms. Hayes earned a B.A. in business administration from Saint Leo University.

Melinda Toh, Vice President, Legal & Compliance

Melinda Toh is Vice President – Legal & Compliance for Irradiant. She has more than 15 years of investment and regulatory compliance experience. Prior to joining Irradiant, she worked as a consultant for ACA Global. Previously, she was a vice president of compliance for BlackRock, Inc.

(NYSE:BLK) / Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC (“TCP”), where she administered the compliance program and oversaw the management of expert networks and political intelligence platforms.

Before TCP, she was a compliance analyst for Nuveen Investments. Prior to that, she was a senior compliance officer with Post Advisory Group. Earlier in her career, Ms. Toh held various compliance focused roles at Pacific Investment Management Company, Metropolitan West Asset Management and The Capital Group Companies. Ms. Toh earned his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Chandler Hillin, Senior Associate

Chandler Hillin is a Senior Associate and a member of the investment team focused on private investments. Previously, he was an associate at Owl Rock Capital, where he focused on credit-oriented investment opportunities across a broad range of industries, securities and structures. Prior to that, he was an analyst with the energy private equity team and an analyst with the private credit team at Stellus Capital Management. Mr. Hillin earned a B.B.A. in energy finance from Texas Tech University and a M.S. in energy economics from Rice University.

Brent Kirshner, Director
Brent Kirshner is a Director and a member of the investment team focused on private investments. Previously, Mr. Kirshner was a principal at Gamut Capital Management, where he focused on private equity, distressed debt and structured investments. Prior to that, he was an associate at Ares Management, where he focused on private equity. Prior to Ares, he was an analyst with The Blackstone Group. Mr. Kirshner received his B.B.A. from the University of Michigan.
Jennifer Hayes, Senior Paralegal

Jennifer Hayes is the Senior Paralegal at Irradiant with an extensive background as an in-house corporate paralegal. Her past experience includes the areas of corporate governance, regulatory compliance, contract life cycle and data management for both private and large publicly traded companies where she held positions of Director of Licensing/Compliance, Corporate Secretary and Corporate Paralegal. Ms. Hayes earned a B.A. in business administration from Saint Leo University.

Jon Levinson, Co-CEO

Jon Levinson is a Co-CEO and head of private investments. He also serves as a member of the Firm’s Management Committee, Investment Committees and Valuation Committees for the Solutions Strategy and the Renewables Strategy. Prior to the launch 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 with a double major in economics and the program in ethics, politics, and economics. While at Yale, Mr. Levinson was a member of the men’s golf team.

John Eanes, Co-CEO

John Eanes is a Co-CEO and head of liquid investments at Irradiant which includes Irradiant’s Liquid Credit Strategy. Additionally, he is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee, Investment Committees and Liquid Credit Strategy Valuation Committee. Prior to the launch of Irradiant Partners, Mr. Eanes served as head of the liquid credit group at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, focused on broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds. Before that, he 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 graduated summa cum laude earning a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mike Levitt, Chairman

Mike Levitt the Chairman of Irradiant. He also serves as a member of the Firm’s Management Committee and Investment Committees. Prior to the launch of Irradiant, he was the chief executive officer of KACALP from 2016 to 2021. Before joining KACALP, Mr. Levitt 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, Mr. Levitt founded Stone Tower Capital LLC where 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, he 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. Mr. Levitt is a member of the University of Michigan’s Endowment Investment Advisory Committee and Ross School of Business Advisory Board, and the Trustee of the Michigan Law School’s Cook Trust. Over the years, Mr. Levitt 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. Mr. Levitt earned a B.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Michigan.

Seth Zeleznik, Managing Director

Seth Zeleznik is a Managing Director and a member of the investment team, focused on private investments. He also serves as a member of the Firm’s Management Committee, Investment Committees for the Solutions Strategy and the Renewables Strategy and DE&I Council. Previously, Mr. Zeleznik was a managing director at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. 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 earning 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.

Jenna Young, Managing Director

Jenna Young is a Managing Director and a member of the investment team, focused on private investments. She also serves as a member of the Firm’s Management Committee, Investment Committees for the Solutions Strategy and the Renewables Strategy and DE&I Council. Previously, Ms. Young spent over a decade at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors 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 earning a B.S. in finance and international business.

Alta Yen, Managing Director

Alta Yen is a Managing Director and a member of the investment team, focused on private investments. She also serves as a member of the Firm’s Management Committee, Investment Committees for the Solutions Strategy and the Renewables Strategy and ESG Committee. Previously, Ms. Yen was a managing director at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. 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 and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Edmund Wong, Director – Project Finance

Edmund Wong is a Director – Project Finance and a member of the investment team, focused on private investments. Previously, he was a director at CIT, where he focused on power and project finance. Prior to that, he was an associate at AES Corporation. He started his career at GE Capital as an energy financial services analyst and subsequently a senior analyst with the greenhouse gas services team. Mr. Wong earned a B.A. in finance and economics from the University of Connecticut School of Business.

Angela Williams, Executive Assistant

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

Patrick White, Managing Director

Patrick White is a Managing Director for Irradiant’s liquid credit activities, focused on broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds. He also serves as a member of the Firm’s Management Committee and Investment Committee for Liquid Credit Strategy. Mr. White previously served as a co-head of research at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, 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 earned 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.

Denise Wasserman, Vice President – Head of Loan Operations

Denise Wasserman is Vice President – Head of Loan Operations for Irradiant. Prior to joining Irradiant, Ms. Wasserman was an associate vice president at Ares Management LLC. At Ares, Ms. 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, Ms. 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. Ms. 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.

Melinda Toh, Vice President – Legal & Compliance

Melinda Toh is Vice President – Legal & Compliance for Irradiant. She has more than 15 years of investment and regulatory compliance experience. Prior to joining Irradiant, she worked as a consultant for ACA Global. Previously, she was a vice president of compliance for BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) / Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC (“TCP”), where she administered the compliance program and oversaw the management of expert networks and political intelligence platforms. Before TCP, she was a compliance analyst for Nuveen Investments. Prior to that, she was a senior compliance officer with Post Advisory Group. Earlier in her career, Ms. Toh held various compliance focused roles at Pacific Investment Management Company, Metropolitan West Asset Management and The Capital Group Companies. Ms. Toh earned her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Bjorn Sperber, Chief Financial Officer

Bjørn Sperber is the Chief Financial Officer of Irradiant. He also serves as a member of the Firm’s Management Committee and Valuation Committees. He is 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 in August 2021, Mr. Sperber was First Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer overseeing private fund accounting and reporting for CIM Group, LP. Mr. Sperber earned 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.

Julie Shulse, Vice President, Controller

Julie Shulse is a Vice President and a Controller for Irradiant and its associated operating entities. Previously, Ms. Shulse was an assistant controller at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. Prior to that, she was an assistant fund controller at Griffin Capital Company. Prior to Griffin, she was a senior fund accountant at Canyon Capital Advisors. Ms. Shulse started her career as a senior financial services auditor at Rothstein Kass. Ms. Shulse earned a B.A. in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Nick Shashy, Vice President

Nick Shashy is a Vice President and a member of the investment team, focused on private investments. Mr. Shashy was previously an investment professional covering opportunistic credit and private renewable strategies at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. 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 earned a B.S. in commerce and mathematics from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School.

Heather Ross, Head of Human Resources & Administration and Executive Assistant

Heather Ross is the Head of Human Resources & Administration and Executive Assistant to the Firm’s Chairman, Mike Levitt. She also serves as a member of the Firm’s Management Committee and DE&I Council. Prior to joining Irradiant, she was executive assistant to Mike Levitt at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, joining in 2016. Prior to joining Kayne Anderson, Ms. Ross worked with Mr. Levitt at Apollo Global Management, LLC and at Stone Tower Capital, LLC. Before joining Stone Tower in 2007, Mr. Ross worked as an executive assistant at private equity firms Crestview Partners and Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, Incorporated. Ms. Ross is a member of SHRM and earned a B.S. in business administration in 2002 from Molloy College in New York.

Marc Rogalski, Vice President

Marc Rogalski is a Vice President for Irradiant’s liquid credit activities, focused on broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds. Mr. Rogalski was previously a senior associate for Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors’s 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 earned a B.A. in economics from Swarthmore College.

Erik Quintana, Senior Managing Director & Portfolio Manager

Erik Quintana is a Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for Irradiant, focused on broadly syndicated and middle market CLOs, and is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee and Investment Committee for the Liquid Credit Strategy. Previously, Mr. Quintana served as a Managing Director and Assistant Portfolio Manager at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. 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 earned a B.A. in business finance from Whittier College and an M.B.A from the University of La Verne.

Mark Niles, Managing Director

Mark Niles is a Managing Director for Irradiant’s liquid credit activities, focused on broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds. He also serves as a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee for the Liquid Credit Strategy and DE&I Council. Mr. Niles previously served as a senior vice president at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, 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. Mr. 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.

Megan Neligan, Vice President

Megan Neligan is a Vice President and a member of the investment team, focused on private investments. She also serves as a member of the Firm’s ESG Committee. Previously, she was with Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. 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, earning a B.A. in environmental studies with a concentration in energy.

Kristy Mercurio, Vice President, Investor Relations & Marketing

Kristy Mercurio is a Vice President for Irradiant’s investor relations and marketing department. Prior to joining Irradiant, Ms. Mercurio was a marketing associate at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, where she was responsible for designing and managing investor materials and communications, coordinating investor events, and managing the aesthetic of all public representations of the firm. Prior to Kayne Anderson, Ms. Mercurio was an executive assistant and marketing assistant at Wells Fargo Asset Management subsidiary, Analytic Investors. Ms. Mercurio earned a B.S. from University of California Davis in 2010.

Cindy McKenney, Vice President, Controller

Cindy McKenney is a Vice President and a Controller for Irradiant and its associated operating entities. She also serves as a member of the Firm’s DE&I Council. Prior to joining Irradiant Partners, LLC., Ms. McKenney was an Accounting Manager at MIG Capital, a long/short equity fund based in Newport Beach, CA where she was responsible for fund accounting, analytics, and reporting. Prior to MIG Capital, Ms. McKenney worked for Canyon Partners, a multi-strategy hedge fund, where she was primarily responsible for the accounting and reporting functions for their ICE funds. Ms. McKenney’s professional experiences also include working as a Fund Accountant at Ares Management in Los Angeles and as an Accountant at Pioneer Investments in Boston. Ms. McKenney earned a B.A. in business studies with an emphasis on international management from Southern New Hampshire University.

Marc McAfee, Director

Marc McAfee is a Director 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 Capital Advisors, 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 an M.B.A from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.

Tristan Macnguyen, Senior Associate

Tristan Macnguyen is a Senior Associate at Irradiant, focused on broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds. Mr. Macnguyen was previously an associate at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. 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 earned a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Sherri Li, Director – Asset Management

Sherri Li is a Director of Asset Management and a member of the investment team focused on private investments. Previously, she was a senior manager at Brookfield Renewable, where she focused on asset management and solar optimization. Prior to that, she was a senior manager at TerraForm Power. Prior to TerraForm, she held various positions at NextEra Energy Resources. Ms. Li earned a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego and a M.S. from Boston University.

Brent Kirshner, Director

Brent Kirshner is a Director and member of the investment team focused on private investments. Previously, Mr. Kirshner was a principal at Gamut Capital Management, where he focused on private equity, distressed debt and structured investments. Prior to that, he was an associate at Ares Management, where he focused on private equity. Prior to Ares, he was an analyst with The Blackstone Group. Mr. Kirshner earned a B.B.A. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Jarvis Hollingsworth, Vice Chairman

Jarvis V. Hollingsworth is Vice Chairman. He also serves as a member of the Firm’s Management Committee, Chair of the Firm’s ESG Committee and Chair of the Firm’s DE&I Council. Previously, he served as the Secretary/General Counsel of KACALP and is a former Partner of the law firm Bracewell LLP where he served on the firm’s management committee. Mr. Hollingsworth is an experienced director of both public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Chairman of the Milken Institute’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Asset Management Executive Council, a member of the Financial Sector Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and a member of the Investment Committee for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point AOG Endowment . He is also a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Financial Sector Advisory Council. 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. He 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. Mr. Hollingsworth earned 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.

Chandler Hillin, Senior Associate

Chandler Hillin is a Senior Associate and a member of the investment team focused on private investments. Previously, he was an associate at Owl Rock Capital, where he focused on credit-oriented investment opportunities across a broad range of industries, securities and structures. Prior to that, he was an analyst with the energy private equity team and an analyst with the private credit team at Stellus Capital Management. Mr. Hillin received a B.B.A. in Energy Finance from Texas Tech University and a M.S. in Energy Economics from Rice University.

Elizabeth Greenwood, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Elizabeth Greenwood is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Irradiant. She also serves as a member of the Firm’s Management Committee, Valuation Committees, ESG Committee and DE&I Council. 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 Chair of the Santa Monica Citizens Bond Oversight Committee. Ms. Greenwood earned a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a Bachelor of Business Administration with highest honors from The University of Texas at Austin. While at UT, she was a member of the national championship women’s volleyball team and co-captain of the team her senior year.

Joe Geyer, Senior Associate

Joe Geyer is a Senior Associate for the Irradiant’s liquid credit activities, focused on broadly syndicated CLOs. He also serves as a member of the Firm’s DE&I Council. Mr. Geyer was previously an associate at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, 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.

Anthony Garcia, Director

Anthony Garcia is a Director at Irradiant, focused on broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds. He also serves as a member of the Firm’s ESG Committee. Mr. Garcia previously served as a senior vice president at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. 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 earned a B.S. in business administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Jason Edwards, Managing Director, Head Trader

Jason Edwards is a Managing Director and Head Trader of liquid credit at Irradiant, focused on broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds. He also serves as a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. Previously, Mr. Edwards served as the head trader at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. 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 earned a B.S. in finance with a minor in real estate from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Stacy Boyle, Vice President

Stacy Boyle is a Vice President for Irradiant’s liquid credit activities, focused on broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds. Ms. Boyle was previously a vice president at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. 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. Ms. Boyle earned a B.A. in economics and mathematics as well as history from University of California, Santa Barbara and has completed all three levels of the CFA program.

Anne-Sofie Biltoft, Vice President

Anne–Sofie Biltoft is a Vice President for Irradiant’s liquid credit activities, focused on broadly syndicated CLOs. She also serves as a member of the Firm’s ESG Committee. Ms. Biltoft previously served as a senior associate at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. Prior to that, she was a financial analyst in the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ms. Biltoft earned a Master’s in applied economics from UCLA where she graduated among the top of her class and has a Master’s in economics and finance from University of Copenhagen where she wrote her master’s thesis on Collateralized Loan Obligations.

Linda Ba, Managing Director

Linda Ba is a Managing Director for Irradiant’s liquid credit activities, focused on broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds. She also serves as a member of the Firm’s Management Committee, Investment Committee for the Liquid Credit Strategy and ESG Committee. Ms. Ba previously served as a co-head of research at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, prior to which she was an analyst at Post Advisory Group, responsible for reviewing high yield credits. Previously, Ms. Ba 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. Ms. Ba earned an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Prakhar Agarwal, Vice President

Prakhar Agarwal is a Vice President and a member of the investment team, focused on private investments. Mr. Agarwal was previously an investment professional covering opportunistic credit and private renewable strategies at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. 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 earning a B.S.E. in operations research and financial engineering. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and is a member of the CFA Society of Los Angeles.