The Team has a balanced mix of investment, structuring, finance and portfolio monitoring professionals.
Helene Barikmo is an Investment Analyst and joined MV Credit in 2015, originally as part of the independent Portfolio Monitoring Unit. Prior to MV Credit, Helene worked in DnB Finance in Bergen, Norway. Helene holds a Master of Science in Banking and Finance (first class) from Queen Mary University of London, and a Bachelor of Honours degree in Accounting & Finance from Kingston University London.
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Rafael Calvo is a Managing Partner at MV Credit and has been with the firm since 2001. Rafael is responsible for strategic development and investment sourcing and heads the private debt strategy. He is also a member of the MV Credit Manager Board. Rafael has 21 years of experience in capital markets, M&A, structured finance and private debt lending. Prior to MV Credit, he was an Analyst in the European Securitisation Group of Deutsche Bank in London.
Rafael holds a double Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and in Business Management from North Carolina State University.
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Francois Decoeur is a Managin Director and joined MV Credit in 2005 as a member of the Deal Team. Prior to MV Credit, Francois worked in the Acquisition Finance team of Credit Industriel et Commercial (CIC) and the advisory team of Close Brothers in Paris. Francois holds a Specialised Masters in International Finance from HEC Paris, a Masters degree in Mechanical Systems Engineering from University of Technology of Compiegne in France and a Bachelor degree in International Product Design Engineering from Hanze University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
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Nicole Downer is a Managing Partner responsible for fund leverage and optimisation, investor relations and risk management within the firm. Nicole also has oversight of finance and operations which is headed by Tina Page. In addition, Nicole manages a number of strategic relationships of the firm. She is also a member of the MV Credit Manager Board. Prior to MV Credit, Nicole was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank where she ran the Structured Securitisation Team.
Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science degree (first class) in Banking & International Finance from City University in London.
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Nicolas Escribano is an Associate and joined MV Credit in 2016 as a member of the Deal Team. Prior to MV Credit, Nicolas was an Investment Analyst at Santander Investment Securities in New York where he worked in the Debt Capital Markets origination and structuring team for Latin America. Prior to Santander he worked for Towers Watson’s Investment Consulting division in Madrid, advising Spain’s top pension funds.
Nicolas holds a Bachelor degree (first class) in Economics from Carlos III University in Madrid and participated in an exchange program with University of California Berkeley
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Douglas Evans is a Managing Partner and founded MV Credit with Lemy Gresh and Frédéric Nadal in 2000. He is responsible for maintaining the investment strategy, monitoring the portfolio quality and is Portfolio Manager for Subordinated Debt. Prior to MV Credit, Douglas worked at Bankers Trust Company for 23 years, 19 of which were in Europe. His roles at Bankers Trust included European Group Credit Officer for Leveraged Loans, Head of Special Situations (Restructurings) and Managing Director of Leverage Loan Originations. Doug also serves as a Non-Executive Director of Investindustrial Advisors Limited.
Douglas holds a BA from University of Virginia.
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Malek Ghali is a Vice-President and joined MV Credit in 2010 as a member of the Deal Team. Prior to MV Credit, Malek worked as an external auditor in Deloitte Lebanon specialising in financial institutions. Malek holds a Masters in Science in Quantitative Finance from Cass Business School London, and a Bachelor degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the American University of Beirut (Lebanon).
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Lemy Gresh is a Managing Partner and founded MV Credit in 2000 with Doug Evans and Frédéric Nadal by identifying the business opportunity and preparing a business plan for AIG as cornerstone fund sponsor in MezzVest I. Lemy manages crucial relationships of the firm, oversees business strategy and has successfully fostered a collegial team-driven approach to the business. He is also a member of the MV Credit Manager Board. Prior to MV Credit, Lemy was a Managing Director at Bankers Trust where he founded the Structured Securitisation Team. Previously he was a Managing Director at Chase Manhattan in their Structured Capital Markets and Global Underwriting Support. He started his career at Continental Bank prior to joining First Interstate as a result of their acquisition of the merchant banking division at Continental Bank.
Lemy graduated magna cum laude from Solvay Business School in Brussels.
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Guy Israel is an Associate and joined MV Credit in 2014 as a member of the Deal Team. Prior to MV Credit, Guy worked in the European M&A team at Barclays in London. Guy holds a Bachelor of Science degree (first class) in Accounting & Finance from The University of Warwick.
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Murtaza Merchant is a Managing Director and joined MV Credit in 2006 as a member of the Portfolio Optimisation Team. Prior to MV Credit, Murtaza was an Investment Manager at Industrial and Financial Investment Company (IFIC) in Kuwait where he worked in the International Investment Department (Private Equity and Direct Investments). Prior to IFIC he worked as a Senior Auditor in external audit, for BDO (Kuwait). Murtaza holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce (with Distinction) from University of Pune in India and passed the Intermediate level at Institute of Chartered Accountants in India.
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Dainora is an Analyst and joined MV Credit in 2016 as a member of the Portfolio Optimization Team. Prior to MV Credit, Dainora worked in Portfolio Management and completed a Leadership Program at GE Capital in London. Dainora holds a BSc in International Business and Finance from Northeastern University, and a BA in Global Business and Transatlantic Studies from Dublin City University.
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Frédéric Nadal is a Managing Partner and founded MV Credit with Lemy Gresh and Douglas Evans in 2000. Frederic is responsible for marketing strategy, asset origination and managing strategic relationships for the firm. He is also the Chairman of the MV Credit Manager Board. Prior to MV Credit, he was an Investment Manager at Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) where he worked in London and Paris.
Frédéric holds a Master (Honours) in Strategy, Planning and Management Control and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from University Paris-Dauphine.
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Luke is an Associate and joined MV Credit in 2016 as a member of the Deal Team. Prior to MV Credit, Luke worked as a Capital Markets Analyst at Lloyds Bank in London, specialising in Leveraged Finance. Luke holds a Bachelors of Science in Physics from University College London.
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Oliver is an Investment Analyst and joined MV Credit in 2017 as a member of the Deal Team. Prior to MV Credit, Oliver worked as a Management Associate at Bank of Ireland in London on the Leveraged Finance team. Oliver holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin and participated in an exchange program with the University of Cologne.
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Kimberly Bednarczuk is the Financial Accountant for MV Credit. Kimberly joined the firm in 2011 and worked originally on the UK Corporate Companies and the Private Equity Fund Accounts gaining full knowledge of the firm before moving across to MV Credit in 2014. Kimberly previously worked for 4 years at GSM & Co, a Chartered Accountants firm, where she gained her AAT diploma. Kimberly is currently working towards her full ACCA qualification.
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Donald Keli is the Loan Administrator for MV Credit, supporting the Investment and Finance teams. Donald joined the team in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree (first class) in Mathematics (minoring in Finance) from The University of Greenwich.
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Finance Director and Compliance Officer
Tina Page is Finance Director and Compliance Officer and joined MV Credit in 2000 and has gained industry experience by working with the team since inception. Tina is responsible for oversight and management of the Finance and Compliance Department and reporting to the Board of Directors of MV Credit. She has prior experience from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office where she worked in various Economic and Compliance departments in both Germany and London.
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Samir Patel is the Financial Controller for MV Credit and joined the firm in 2015. Samir is responsible for the reporting to investors. Samir qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2014 working within KPMG’s Private Equity Group. Samir holds a Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College.
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Catherine Arnfield joined the independent Portfolio Monitoring Unit at MV Credit in 2015. This followed more than 15 years of experience as an equity analyst covering the oil sector at JP Morgan and Credit Suisse. Catherine holds a degree in Chinese from Oxford University.
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Julie Saddi heads the independent Portfolio Monitoring Unit. She initially joined MV Credit in 2010 as part of a backup portfolio monitoring project for a third party institution after having previously been an equity analyst for PendVest (2007-2009), a hedge fund sister company to MV Credit. She has over 15 years of experience working for leading institutions including Salomon Smith Barney and Credit Suisse First Boston advising corporates on Mergers and Acquisitions, and for Barclays focusing on European business development. Julie graduated from École des Hautes Études Commerciales (H.E.C.), Paris, France and holds an MBA from INSEAD, France.
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Tina Sharp joined MV Credit as a member of the independent Portfolio Monitoring Unit. Her previous experience included 20 years in the investment banking sector with a number of leading institutions including Hambros Bank, NatWest Markets and ABN AMRO. She spent over 10 years as an investor in mezzanine finance products, latterly as a Director of ABN AMRO Mezzanine (UK) Ltd. She has also run her own consultancy business, providing services to corporate clients and sat as a Non-Executive Director on the boards of a number of companies. Tina holds a MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford
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Bronagh is a Personal Assistant supporting Francois Decoeur, Guy Israel, Luke Tweedie and Nicholas Escribano. Prior to working at MV Credit, Bronagh spent 4 years working as a Personal Assistant within the Public, Financial and Professional Sectors.
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Senior Executive Assistant
Lucia joined MV Credit in 2006, having worked in various administrative support roles in investment banking and insurance companies for 2 years. She holds a degree in Hispanics and Linguistics from Queen Mary University of London. Lucia is the Senior Executive Assistant to Frederic Nadal, Nicole Downer, Murtaza Merchant, Dainora Miliauskaite and Helene Barikmo and is also responsible for the coordination of the Team’s annual Investor Conference.
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Senior Executive Assistant
Emma is the Senior Executive Assistant supporting Lemy Gresh, Rafael Calvo, Douglas Evans, Malek Ghali and Oliver Wray. Emma joined the firm in 2011 having previously worked at Clifford Chance for 10 years and Prudential Portfolio Managers for six years. Emma is responsible for taking the Minutes at the Investment Manager Board Meetings and for managing the MV Credit internship program.
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- Helene Barikmo
- Rafael Calvo
- Francois Decoeur
- Nicole Downer
- Nicolas Escribano
- Douglas Evans
- Malek Ghali
- Lemy Gresh
- Guy Israel
- Murtaza Merchant
- Dainora Miliauskaite
- Frédéric Nadal
- Luke Tweedie
- Oliver Wray