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Team

Team members are the greatest strength of Siguler Guff

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Michael Apfel

Partner and Head of Credit and Special Situations

Fernando Arakaki

Managing Director

Pedro Luis Aranha

Vice President

Megan Auwarter

Operations Associate

Christopher Barbier

Managing Director

Jenna Beekman

Compliance Associate

Bradley Bennett

Managing Director

Sara Bowdoin

Managing Director

Isabel Brennan

Fund Accountant

Tammy Budd

Office Manager

Ken Burns

Co-Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer

Pedro Cafaro

Principal

Tami Cai

Tax Manager

Mário Carolo

Investment Analyst

Chloe Carroll

Administrative Assistant

Shelly Chen

Legal Analyst

Cesar Collier

Partner and Head of Latin America

Meghan Conaty

Principal - Investor Relations

James Conticello

Vice President - Controller

Taylor Coundouris

Tax Associate

Clara Custodio

Vice President - Administration

Meghan Danaher

Managing Director - Head of Global Distribution

Bibhusha Dangol

Vice President

Ana Elisa de Cunto

Investment Analyst

C.J. Denmark

Vice President

Mark Denomme

Managing Director

Adam Domanico

Vice President

Justin Eskind

Senior Investment Associate

Matthew Foley

Principal

Luka Galvão

Operations Analyst

Alexis Gentry

Junior Marketing Analyst

John Ging

Vice President - Operations

Klaudija Gjeta

Corporate Accountant

Theresa Glorioso

Executive Assistant

Mitchell Goldfarb

Vice President

Lucas Grant

Assistant Controller

Jordan Greenberg

Investment Associate

Sean Greene

Partner and Head of Direct Lending

Drew Guff

Co-Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer

Donald Harris Jr

Operations Associate

James Hilton

Vice President

Laura House

Executive Assistant

Susan Huang

Associate - Investor Relations

Alexander Huo

Vice President

Jun Isoda

Partner and Chief Financial Officer

Aviral Jain

Managing Director

Sandip Kakar

Managing Director, Managing Counsel - Fundraising & Corporate

Kevin Kester

Partner, Managing Partner of Small Business Investments and Co-Portfolio Manager of Small Buyout Funds

Shaun Khubchandani

Partner and Co-Head of Emerging Markets

Fiona Kolterman

Investment Associate

Kyungoh Kook

Senior Advisor

Jarrad Krulick

Managing Director - Head of Finance, Tax and Operations

Ilomai Kurrik

Managing Director

Megan Laakso

Investment Associate

Shola Ladejobi

Principal - Corporate Controller

Michelle Layne

Principal - Operations Controller

Edward Lederle

Vice President

Gee Lee

Principal

Sharon Liang

Principal

Robert Ligouri

IT Manager

Brian Ludemann

Fund Accountant

Sean R. Macdonald

Partner and Co-Head of Emerging Markets

Faith Maiello

Executive Assistant

Michael Malinics

Senior Associate - ESG

Michael Martynowicz

Investment Associate

Michelle Matthews

Executive Assistant

Jose Mayoral

Investment Associate

Tyler McEwan

Vice President

Edward McQuiston

Senior Investment Associate

Trey Meyer

Vice President

Rhoda Minderhoud

Fund Accountant

Langdon Mitchell

Principal

Katherine Moraski

Fund Accountant

Alexa Morris

Fund Accountant

Jason Mundt

Managing Director

Meghan Murphy

Operations Associate

Jaqueline Olson

Vice President - Operations

Timothy Ong

Senior Fund Accountant

Marie Ong

Investment Associate

Prabhas Panigrahi

Managing Director

Marcelo Phillips

Principal and Chief Compliance Officer

Joshua Posner

Managing Director - Managing Counsel

Luisa Reis

Investment Associate

Kendra Rizkalla

Executive Assistant

Eric Rustad

Senior Investment Associate

John Scheurer

Managing Director and Head of Real Estate

Lauren Schmidt

Vice President - Director of Human Resources

Yiting Shan

Investment Associate

Heemin Shin

Principal

Nadeem Siddiqui

Principal and Director of Technology

George W. Siguler

Executive Chairman

Joseph Spagnola

Investment Associate

Donald Spencer

Managing Director – Senior Advisor

Alicia Stevens

Executive Assistant

Ryan Stuckert

Principal

Marcos Tage

Investment Analyst

Jason Tan

Principal - Director of Fund Accounting

Helen Tang

Managing Director

Stephanie Tazza

Executive Assistant

Jodee Telfer

Vice President - Controller

Amish Thakkar

Investment Associate

Matthew Thaler

Vice President - Asset Management

Darcy Turner

Executive Assistant

Sophia Vargas

Analyst - Investor Relations

Daniel Vieira

Vice President

Narihiko Watanabe

Principal - Controller

Matthew West

Vice President

Eugene Williams

Vice President

Jonathan Wilson

Partner and Co-Portfolio Manager of Small Buyout Funds

Matthew Yannocone

Principal

Clifford Yonce

Managing Director

Karen Yu

Assistant Controller

Valentine Zadorin

Investment Associate

Ally Zhang

Managing Director

Vivian Zhu

Office Manager

James Zumot

Principal and Co-Portfolio Manager of Real Estate

AJ Guff

Investment Associate

Will Siguler

Investment Associate
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Michael Apfel

Partner and Head of Credit and Special Situations

New York, USA
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Michael Apfel is a Partner and the Head of Credit and Special Situations at Siguler Guff. Mr. Apfel oversees Siguler Guff’s credit platform, which includes special situations, distressed, opportunistic private credit, specialty finance and other niche credit strategies where he is responsible for developing and implementing the investment strategy, sourcing and selection of investments, negotiation of terms and conditions, as well as portfolio monitoring and risk management. He is a senior member of Siguler Guff’s investment staff, participates on the Investment Committee for various funds, and serves on the Firm’s ESG Committee.

Mr. Apfel has over 30 years of experience investing and managing credit platforms focused on liquid and illiquid non-investment grade investment strategies. Prior to joining Siguler Guff in 2019, Mr. Apfel was a founding member of MidOcean Credit Partners in 2009, an alternative credit firm with over $8 billion assets under management. While at MidOcean, Mr. Apfel was a Senior Portfolio Manager and the Head of Opportunistic Credit Strategies which included drawdown funds, hedge funds, and other fund strategies. Mr. Apfel also served as the Chief Investment Officer, overseeing the investment business, including portfolio management, research and trading. He was a member of the firm‘s Investment, Risk and Management Committees. Mr. Apfel was actively involved in leading the business strategy, product development and capital raising initiatives, driving the firm’s business growth from an initial credit opportunity fund into a broad-based alternative credit platform.

Prior to joining MidOcean, Mr. Apfel was a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Deerfield Capital Management, an alternative credit investment management firm with over $12 billion of assets under management, where he was responsible for building and managing the firm’s opportunistic credit portfolios, including direct lending. Prior to joining Deerfield, Mr. Apfel was a senior member of the Financial Sponsor Group at Bank of America originating and executing leveraged loan, high yield bond and equity transactions. Prior to joining Banc of America, he spent 5 years at Bankers Trust as a Senior Vice President in High Yield. Mr. Apfel began his career as a member of the Leveraged Finance Group at Chemical Bank, N.A., where he worked in New York and London.

Education

Mr. Apfel graduated from Guilford College with a B.A. in Economics.