Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Ted Goldthorpe

    CEO and Director
    Mr. Goldthorpe is a Managing Partner of BCP Credit and serves as Chairman of the board of directors, and Chief Executive Officer of Portman Ridge. He also serves in similar capacities for BC Partners Lending Corporation, a BDC affiliated with BC Partners. He joined BC Partners LLP to open BCP Credit in 2017. He was previously President of Apollo Investment Corporation and the Chief Investment Officer of Apollo Investment Management where he was the head of its U.S. Opportunistic Platform and also oversaw the Private Origination business. He was also a member of Apollo’s firm-wide Senior Management Committee. Prior to Apollo, Mr. Goldthorpe worked at Goldman Sachs for 13 years where he most recently ran the bank loan distressed investing desk. He was previously the head of Principal Capital Investing for the Special Situations Group. Mr. Goldthorpe launched BC Partners’ credit business in 2017 and oversees a team of experienced credit professionals. As a Managing Partner of the BC Partners LLP, Mr. Goldthorpe is also a member of the Investment Committee of the private equity business.
    • Graeme Dell

      Director
      Mr. Dell is a Managing Partner and Finance Director of BC Partners LLP and serves as a member of the board of directors, Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer of BC Partners Lending Corporation, a BDC affiliated with BC Partners. Mr. Dell joined BC Partners in London in 2014 to further develop the support functions within the organization including fund administration, compliance, finance, information technology, human resources and risk. Previously, Mr. Dell spent six years at Ashmore Group plc, a UK listed asset management firm, principally investing in emerging markets debt, where he was Group Finance Director. Prior to this, he was Group Finance Director for six years at Evolution Group plc, another UK listed financial services organization. He initially qualified as a chartered accountant at Coopers & Lybrand before performing roles in operations and finance at Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank.
      • David Moffitt

        Director
        Mr. Moffitt is the Head of Tactical Investment Opportunities and a member of the investment committee at LibreMax Intermediate Holdings, LP (“LibreMax”).  Prior to joining LibreMax, Mr. Moffitt was a Managing Director and Partner at J.C. Flowers & Co.  At Flowers, he was responsible for the firm’s investments in fixed income assets as well as the head of J.C. Flowers Asset Management, the firms dedicated fixed income platform.  Prior to Flowers, Mr. Moffitt was a founding member of Mead Park Asset Management LLC where he was a portfolio manager for regulatory capital investing and Co-President of the firm’s CLO management platform.   Prior to Mead Park, Mr. Moffitt was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and global head of the firm’s securitization, asset finance business and structured solutions banking business.  While at Morgan Stanley, he served on the firm’s Capital Markets Operating Committee. Mr. Moffitt has held similar positions at MatlinPatterson Global Advisors (Senior Advisor), Merrill Lynch & Co. (Head Structured Products Distribution – Americas), RBS Greenwich Capital and Credit Suisse.  Prior to banking, Mr. Moffitt practiced law with Brown Rudnick in Boston and is a member of the Massachusetts, New York and United States Supreme Court bars.  He served a term as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law (magna cum laude, order of the Coif) and Binghamton University.
        • Robert Warshauer

          Independent Director
          Robert Warshauer is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Restructuring in Imperial Capital’s New York Investment Banking Group. He is also an independent director of BC Partners Lending Corporation, a BDC affiliated with BC Partners. Mr. Warshauer has over 25 years of experience in financings, mergers and acquisitions, and restructurings. Prior to joining Imperial Capital, he was a MD at Kroll Zolfo Cooper, where he advised clients on operational issues, acquisitions and recapitalizations. He was a MD and member of the Board of Directors and the Commitment Committee of Giuliani Capital Advisors LLC, and its predecessor firm, Ernst & Young Corporate Finance LLC. He has also held the position of CEO and President of a branded retail business with over 500 locations and 5,000 employees, been the CEO of an international business services and manufacturing company with operations in 16 countries, and served as President and a member of the Board of Directors of a publicly traded technology company. He received his M.B.A. from New York University and his B.S.B.A. from Bucknell University. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute and currently serves on several corporate and charitable Boards of Directors.
          Independent Director
          • Alex Duka

            Independent Director
            Alex Duka is currently the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Acceleration Bay LLC, a patent investment and technology acceleration business headquartered in San Mateo, CA.  He is also an independent director of BC Partners Lending Corporation, a BDC affiliated with BC Partners. Mr. Duka is responsible for Finance, Investor Relations, Strategic Relationships, New Ventures and Acquisitions.  He joined the firm in September 2017. Alex previously spent 20 years at Citigroup and was a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions group in Global Banking, retiring in February 2017.  He was the senior banker responsible for managing Citi’s banking relationships with a number of high profile traditional and alternative asset management companies.  He oversaw all financings, capital markets activity, M&A and the provision of other banking services and advice for this client base.  He also worked with these asset managers to develop a new generation of permanent capital vehicles, including Business Development Companies, REITs, Closed End Funds, and European Listed Vehicles.  Prior to Citi, he worked at Bank of New York and United Jersey Bank.  Mr. Duka received his B.A. from Rutgers College and his MBA from Rutgers Graduate School of Management.
            Independent Director
            • George Grunebaum

              Independent Director
              George Grunebaum joined Ashmore in 2008. He is Chief Executive Officer of Ashmore Investment Management (US) Corp. He is President of Ashmore Funds, a series of US registered mutual funds. He is also an independent director of BC Partners Lending Corporation, a BDC affiliated with BC Partners. Prior to that, he was co-Managing Partner of Dolomite Capital Management and one of the founding partners of the firm. He began his career in finance in 1986, joining Chase Investment Banks’ Latin America corporate finance division. In 1987, he was asked to join the newly formed Debt Arbitrage Group and from 1988 to 1995, worked in various capacities as an Emerging Markets trader. In 1995, he was asked to run global client trading for the Emerging Markets group and in 1998, was given additional responsibility for global principal risk taking in Emerging Market credit, and for local interest rates and Emerging Market equities in 2001. George continued to work at the firm and its successor institutions and was elected co-chairman of the Emerging Markets Traders Association (EMTA) in 2001, until his retirement from JPMorgan Chase in May 2005. He received his BA from Hamilton College. He is licensed as a Series 7, Series 24, and Series 63 Registered Representative.
              Independent Director
              • Christopher Lacovara

                Independent Director
                Mr. Lacovara joined the Board in December 2006. Mr. Lacovara is a former co-managing partner of Kohlberg & Co., L.L.C. (“Kohlberg & Co.”), a leading middle market private equity firm, which he joined in 1988. From 1987 to 1988, he was an Associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department at Lazard Freres & Company. Prior to that he was a Financial Analyst in the Corporate Finance Department of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Lacovara received a A.B. from Harvard College, an M.S. from the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law. Mr. Lacovara has served on the boards of directors of more than 20 privately-held and publicly-listed companies. As a result of these and other professional experiences, Mr. Lacovara possesses particular knowledge and experience in corporate finance, corporate governance, strategic planning, business evaluation and oversight and financial analysis that strengthen the Board’s collective qualifications, skills and experience.
                Independent Director
                • Dean Kehler

                  Independent Director
                  Mr. Kehler joined the Board in February 2012. Mr. Kehler was a Managing Partner of Trimaran Capital Partners, a manager of private investment funds acquired by LibreMax Capital, a New York-based asset management firm specializing in structured credit, in late 2018. Prior to co-founding Trimaran, Mr. Kehler was a vice chairman of CIBC World Markets Corp. and co-head of the CIBC Argosy Merchant Banking Funds. Prior to joining CIBC World Markets Corp. in 1995, Mr. Kehler was a founder and Managing Director of The Argosy Group L.P. Before Argosy, Mr. Kehler was a Managing Director at Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated and also worked at Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb Incorporated. [Mr. Kehler currently serves on the Board of Directors of El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc., Security First Corporation and Graphene Frontiers, LLC]. Mr. Kehler previously served as a director of a number of public and private companies. Mr. Kehler is also a member of the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Mr. Kehler earned his B.S. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Kehler possesses particular knowledge and experience in corporate finance, investment management, financial analysis and corporate governance that strengthen the Board’s collective qualifications, skills and experience.
                  Independent Director