John Howe founded Old Hill in 1996 and has over 25 years of experience investing and managing credit and asset based lending transactions. John is Old Hill′s Chief Executive Officer and responsible for overall portfolio construction. John is the chairman of the Investment Committee. Prior to Old Hill, John was a Managing Director at Nomura Securities in New York from 1990 to 1995, where he oversaw the $40 billion Government Business Unit. Before joining Nomura, John was a Senior Vice President at Kidder Peabody, where he managed and traded fixed-income securities for seven years.
John earned his undergraduate degree from Tufts University and graduate degree from Columbia University, with a specialization in international business.
John was a captain in the United States Army, serving 10 years in active and reserve units.
Jeff Haas joined Old Hill in 2011. Jeff has over 20 years of diverse financial experience focused on portfolio management, transaction structuring and Chief Operating Officer duties. At Old Hill, Jeff is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Firm, as well as sourcing and structuring transactions. Jeff is a member of the Firm′s Investment Committee.
Prior to joining Old Hill, Jeff was the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Portfolio Manager of Juniperhill Asset Management and a Portfolio Manager for Centrecourt Asset Management, both small cap-focused lending investment advisory firms. Earlier, Jeff served as a Portfolio Manager and Trader at CIBC World Markets, where he co-managed proprietary trading for less liquid investments and structured lending. He began his career as a certified public accountant.
Jeff earned an MBA in finance and international business from NYU′s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, after receiving an undergraduate accounting degree from Adelphi University.
Jack Field joined Old Hill in 2006. Jack has over 20 years accounting and finance experience and serves as the Firm′s Chief Financial Officer responsible for all accounting related activities. Jack is a member of the Firm′s Investment Committee.
Prior to Old Hill, Jack served as the Assistant Controller of Gerald Metals, a nonferrous and precious metal trading firm, where his responsibilities included the annual audit process, statutory reporting for foreign subsidiaries, organized entity structures for acquisitions and joint ventures, and supporting the due diligence process for multiple financing facilities and corporate compliance.
Jack earned a degree from Bryant College.
Peter Faigl joined Old Hill in 2009. Peter has over 15 years of experience analyzing credit based transactions and portfolio management for asset-backed lending investments. Peter is responsible for sourcing transactions, analysis, asset-level modeling, structuring and asset management for the Firm′s asset-backed investments. Prior to Old Hill, Peter was with NewStar Financial, helping the company develop both its structured finance securities and asset-backed investment businesses. Earlier, Peter was responsible for structuring and execution of asset-backed principal transactions at UBS. Peter started his career as an analyst at Banc of America Securities.
Peter is a CFA charter holder and a graduate of James Madison University with majors in quantitative finance and economics.
Bill Cargill has been with the Firm since 2003 He previously worked at CSG Investments, Inc., an affiliate of a $5.5 billion privately held financial institution. CSG invested over $1.5 billion in high-yield fixed income securities during Mr. Cargill's tenure. Formerly, he served as the Senior Underwriter at ORIX Capital Markets, LLC, and was instrumental in the underwriting of approximately $1 billion in CMBS subordinated bonds covering $20 billion in real estate assets. Earlier in his 15-year career with ORIX, Bill was a Senior Asset Manager in the special servicing unit, concentrating on owned assets. He has extensive loan workout experience across all major property types in a wide variety of geographic locations, and also has significant experience in management of REO properties.
Bill holds a BS in Accounting from Oklahoma State University.
Mark Warnken joined Old Hill in 2007. Mark has over 13 years of experience in credit and private equity analysis. Mark is responsible for sourcing transactions, analysis, and transaction structuring for the Firm′s asset-backed investments. Prior to joining Old Hill, Mark was a partner at a business-process outsourcing company, where he was responsible for sourcing and evaluating potential acquisitions. Mark began his career as an investment banking analyst in the natural resources group at Lehman Brothers.
Mark earned his BA from Yale University and is a Level II CFA candidate.
Dennis Leote joined Old Hill in 2008 originally as an accounting associate and had since been promoted to a credit analyst for the Firm′s asset-backed investment activities. Dennis is responsible for asset-level modeling and collateral analysis for asset-backed investments. Prior to Old Hill, Dennis worked as a Vice President of Product Control and Business Applications at Pequot Capital Management, a hedge fund that managed over $7 billion in assets. He began his career at AQR Capital, a hedge fund focused on quantitative strategies, as an Accounting and Operations analyst.
Dennis earned his BBA from Pace University.
Ryan Ahn joined Old Hill in 2011. Ryan has over 5 years of experience in finance and analysis. Ryan is responsible for sourcing transactions and analysis for the Firm′s asset-backed investments. Prior to joining Old Hill, Ryan worked in the carbon finance industry and began his career as an equity research analyst with Bloomberg. Ryan also worked at an international trading company as both a financial analyst and trader, including marketing and client responsibilities.
Ryan earned his BS from New York University′s Leonard N. Stern School of Business with majors in finance and international business.
Kim Hopkins joined Old Hill in 2010. Kim has over 20 years of experience in legal administration and paralegal activities and serves in those roles for Old Hill. Prior to Old Hill, Kim served as the paralegal in a local law office specializing in real estate and corporate matters, with responsibility for all aspects of commercial and real estate closings, asset purchases and sales, among other duties.
Kim earned a degree from Sacred Heart University.
Chelsea Graves joined Old Hill in 2014. Chelsea is responsible for assisting in the coordination of the firm′s strategic marketing efforts, as well as overseeing investor relations. Prior to joining Old Hill, Chelsea worked for a real estate investment firm in an operational and deal sourcing capacity. Chelsea began her career working for AGC Partners, a boutique technology focused investment bank.
Chelsea earned a BA in Economics from Bates College.