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Welcome to the website of Irradiant Investment Partners, LP and its affiliates (together, “Irradiant,” “our,” “us,” “we” or “company“). These Terms of Use constitute a legally binding agreement between Irradiant and you, the user of https://irradiantpartners.com (the “Site”). By accessing the Site, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use govern your use of the Site. Please read these Terms of Use carefully. If you do not agree with any of the terms and conditions contained herein, please do not access the Site.

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Michael Hernandez, Accounting Manager

Michael Hernandez serves as an Accounting Manager at Irradiant, where his role entails corporate accounting, accounts payable, treasury, and assisting in fund related accounting. Previously, he was a Senior Fund Administrator at Western Asset Management Company for just under 3 years. He originally started his career at KPMG, LLP as an Auditor in financial services and primarily focused on asset management clients with some non-for profit and real estate exposure. Michael has completed 3 internships at KPMG, LLP – Corporate Management Intern, Summer Audit Intern, and Winter Audit Intern. Michael has also been involved with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), where he provides free tax services to the community. Lastly, Michael obtained his B.S. in Accountancy from California State University, Northridge and is CPA qualified.

Iris Stegman, Senior Associate, Operations

Iris Stegman is a Senior Associate within Irradiant’s Loan Operations team. Ms. Stegman was previously an Associate at Apollo Global Management where she developed process improvements and streamlined reconciliation for the trade support team. Prior to that, Ms. Stegman was Middle Office Analyst at the Bank of New York Mellon where she implemented technology upgrades and performance reporting. At BNY Mellon, she additionally served on the department’s Investment Operations Technology Committee, tasked with developing automated workflow solutions. Ms. Stegman holds a B. S. in policy and decision science from Carnegie Mellon University.

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 received 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 graduated from Stanford University with a B.A in Economics.

Heather Ross, Head of HR & Executive Assistant

Heather Ross serves as Head of Human Resources & Administration and Executive Assistant to the Firm’s Chairman, Mike Levitt. Prior to joining Irradiant, Heather was executive assistant to Mike Levitt at KACALP, joining in 2016.  Prior to joining KACALP, 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. Heather is a member of SHRM and earned a B.S. in Business Administration in 2002 from Molloy College in New York.

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 received 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.
Hilary Adams, Director of Investor Relations & Marketing

Hilary Adams is Director of Investor Relations & Marketing. Prior to joining Irradiant, she was Sr. Vice President at Jefferies Credit Partners where she was responsible for client services and Investor Relations for the Western US and Canada. She served in a similar capacity at Solace Capital Partners, a distressed debt and special situations fund based in Los Angeles.  Ms. Adams started her career at the Royal Bank of Canada in Toronto, Ontario and has a BA in Political Science from Concordia University in Montréal, QC.

Jon Levinson, Co-CEO and Co-Founder

Jon Levinson is the Co-CEO and head of private investments. Additionally, he is a member of Irradiant’s Management Committee, Investment Committees and Valuation Committees for the Solutions Strategy and Renewables Strategy. Prior to the launch of Irradiant, Mr. Levinson was a managing partner of KACALP, where he was head of opportunistic investments and co-head of renewable investing activities. Prior to joining KACALP, 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.

John Eanes, Co-CEO and Co-Founder

John Eanes is the Co-CEO and head of liquid investments at Irradiant, which includes the collateralized loan obligation (CLO) platform. Additionally, he is a member of Irradiant’s Management Committee, Investment Committees and Liquid Credit Strategy Valuation Committee. Prior to the launch of Irradiant Partners, John served as head of the liquid credit group at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, focused on broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds. 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. 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 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mike Levitt, Chairman and Co-Founder

Mike Levitt is the Chairman of Irradiant.  He also serves as a member of the Firm’s Investment Committees.  Prior to the launch of Irradiant, he was the chief executive officer of KACALP from 2016 to 2021. Before joining KACALP, 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 currently serves as the co-chairman and chief executive officer of Core Scientific, Inc., a blockchain technology company he co-founded. 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. Mike has a B.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Michigan and serves on the University’s Investment Advisory Board.

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 Investment Committee for these two strategies and as a member of the Firm’s DE&I Council.  Previously, Mr. Zeleznik was a managing director at KACALP. 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.

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 Investment Committee for these two strategies and as a member of the Firm’s DE&I Council.  Previously, Ms. Young spent over a decade at KACALP 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.

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 Investment Committee for these two strategies and as a member of our ESG Committee. Previously, Ms. Yen was a managing director at KACALP. 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 his bachelor’s degree 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. 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 at KACALP, 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, and is a member of the Investment Committee for the Liquid Credit Strategy. Mr. White previously served as a co-head of research at KACALP, 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.

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 his 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 our 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 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.

Julie Shulse, Vice President, Controller

Julie Shulse serves as a Controller for Irradiant and its associated operating entities. Previously, Ms. Shulse was an assistant controller at KACALP. 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. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Business Economics.

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 KACALP. 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.

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

Heather Ross serves as Head of Human Resources & 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, L.P., 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, Ms. Ross 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.

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 the liquid credit group, before which he served as an associate in KACALP’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.

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 Investment Committee and Valuation Committee for the Liquid Credit Strategy. Previously, Mr. Quintana served as a Managing Director and Assistant Portfolio Manager at KACALP. 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.

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, and is a member of the Investment Committee for the Liquid Credit Strategy. He also is a member of our DE&I Council.  Mr. Niles previously served as a senior vice president at KACALP, 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.

Megan Neligan, Vice President

Megan Neligan is a Vice President and a member of the investment team focused on private investments. She also is a member of our ESG Committee.  Previously, she was with KACALP. 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.

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 KACALP, 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 KACALP, Ms. Mercurio was an executive assistant and marketing assistant at Wells Fargo Asset Management. Ms. Mercurio earned her B.S. from University of California Davis in 2010.

Cindy McKenney, Vice President, Controller

Cindy McKenney serves as a Controller for Irradiant and its associated operating entities. 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. Cindy earned her B.A. from Southern New Hampshire University, in Business Studies with an emphasis on International Management.

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 KACALP, 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.

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 KACALP. 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.

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 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.

Jarvis Hollingsworth, Vice Chairman & Chief Operating Officer

Jarvis V. Hollingsworth is Vice Chairman & Chief Operating Officer of Irradiant. He also serves as a member of the Firm’s Management Committee and Valuation Committees, 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. 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.

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

Ms. Greenwood is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Irradiant.  She also serves as a member of our 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 the chair of the Santa Monica Citizens Bond Oversight Committee.  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.

Joe Geyer, Senior Associate

Joe Geyer is a Senior Associate for the Firm’s liquid credit activities, focused on broadly syndicated CLOs. He is also a member of our DE&I Council.  Mr. Geyer was previously an associate at KACALP, 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, where he is focused on broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds. He is also a member of our ESG Committee. Mr. Garcia previously served as a senior vice president at KACALP. 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 an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Jason Edwards, Managing Director, 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 KACALP. 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.

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 KACALP. 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 received her 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 is also a member of our ESG Committee. Miss Biltoft previously served as a senior associate at KACALP. Prior to that, she was a financial analyst in the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ms. Biltoft has 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, and a member of the Investment Committee for the Liquid Credit Strategy and a member of our ESG Committee. Ms. Ba previously served as a co-head of research at KACALP, 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.

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 KACALP. 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) charter holder and is a member of the CFA Society of Los Angeles.