Paolo Lo Giudice (Founding Partner, CEO)
Paolo has an extensive experience in the NPL Italian business, both acquiring and managing NPLs loan portfolios, by working as Asset Manager at Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund ("MSREF") from 2000 to 2005 and at Merrill Lynch from 2006 to 2008, managing and supervising the results of portfolios NPLs with gross exposure in excess of € 10bn. From 2008 to 2009 he served as the CEO of Pirelli RE Credit Servicing SpA. From 2010 to 2012 he was a founding partner and Head of Asset Management at First Atlantic Real Estate NPL SpA. Since 2013 he has worked as consultant to Fortress being responsible for the Due Diligence & Underwriting activities at Italfondiario. He is founding partner of Phoenix Asset Management S.p.A.
Roberto Tavani (Founding Partner, COO)
Roberto has extensive experience in corporate finance and M&A market. He served Gallo & C SpA from 2000-2002 and Cofiri S.p.A. from 2002 to 2004. This activity continued in 2004 as an Investment Manager in ValeurA Investments S.r.l., with particular focus in the real estate market and NPL (Società Italiana Gestione Crediti S.p.A. - acquisition and management of NPLs portfolios). From 2010 he worked as an independent advisor with particular focus in the finance and debt restructuring (ex art. 67 and 182a LF). He is board member of several companies, mostly in the real estate business. He is founding partner of Phoenix Asset Management S.p.A.
Steve Lennon (Founding Partner, CIO & Executive Chairman)
Steve has over 10yrs experience working in the Italian financial services sector, and significant prior experience in international private equity and operations of specialty finance businesses. Previously Steve has covered the role of Dirigente within a leading salary-secured consumer credit financial institution in Italy (250 staff), and a leading investment manager for a London-based private equity fund operating in Europe. Steve is the founding partner of Phoenix Investment Partners in 2011, conceived to assist international investors in the identification, execution and management of complex cross-border portfolio transactions, both in the performing and non-performing loan sectors. He is founding partner of Phoenix Asset Management S.p.A.