Diego has spent the last three years deeply involved in sales at fintech startups, primarily focused on alternative investments and secondary trades. Prior to that, he comes from a diverse professional background, spanning roles in Commercial Real Estate for a major conglomerate in El Salvador. Diego holds a Finance degree from the University of Notre Dame, and he furthered his education with a Masters from INCAE Business School and the University of Wisconsin. Beyond his career, Diego enjoys quality time with family and friends, cooking, the outdoors, and geopolitics.
Akcan has spent 4.5 years working for McKinsey & Company’s Banking & Finance team in London and Dubai. During his tenure at McKinsey, Mr. Ak has advised major banks across Europe, APAC and the Middle East. Akcan is a Graduate in International Business and has a Masters degree in Investment and Finance. When not working, Akcan likes to socialize with family and friends and play sports.
Andy serves as Global head of operations for Fulcrum Capital. Andy spent the last 9+ years leading multiple revenue generating teams at Enverus. Enverus (formerly known as Drillinginfo) is the largest SaaS company solely dedicated to serving the energy market. Enverus was recently acquired by Hellman & Friedman, a premier global private equity firm. When not working, Andy loves spending time with his wife Jessica and his 2.5 year old son Hayes. He is an avid outdoorsman and loves being in the Texas hill country or on the coast fishing.
Ben Chen – 陈堃
Prior to joining Fulcrum, Ben provided restructuring services as a senior manager of an international consulting firm. He is experienced in various judicial and administrative procedures. Ben spent over nine years managing banking NPLs, especially Non-performing assets in North China related to iron, steel, coke, real estate as well as processing and manufacturing industries. He is also well versed in developing turnaround strategies to improve assets value and mitigate risk for stakeholders by overseeing and being actively involved in due diligence, consulting design, commercial negotiation, timing, and cost controlling.
Bankim Mitra – 班金 米恰.
Mr. Mitra serves as Managing Director and Head of APAC Distribution at Fulcrum, and is based in Singapore. He has 20 years of experience in Financial Markets. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Mr. Mitra was at HSBC Singapore, responsible for coverage of Institutional Clients across South East Asia. He has extensive experience in Sourcing and Distribution of Performing & Distressed Loans, Special Situations, Private Credit, Financing, Structured Credit and Bonds. Mr.Mitra is a CFA Charter holder and earned his MBA qualification from Indian Institute of Management and Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Delhi University.
Mr. Whitty serves as Senior Vice President at Fulcrum Capital. Based in the London office he is responsible for sourcing and distribution across Europe. Mr. Whitty has over 19 years experience in the financial markets having spent the last decade in the global distressed/special situations space. Prior to joining Fulcrum, he spent the majority of his career working for a boutique investment firm in London which specializes in trading illiquid and distressed credit. He was responsible for sourcing bank debt and bankruptcy claims with a focus on Chapter 11 and Sovereign claims. Up until recently, he set up the distressed trading desk for a multinational brokerage firm covering NPL’s, single names & portfolios, special situations and Private Debt.
Mr. Thanasi serves as Managing Director at Fulcrum Capital and Head of European distribution. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Mr. Thanasi spent over a decade in Special Situations Sales roles, mainly in KNG and RBS, covering Credit Funds with access to Fixed Income products and pricing support. He also focused on Structured Finance transactions and Stressed/Distressed Debt, partnering with specialized investors, including Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds. Mr. Thanasi will focus on establishing new relationships and developing further Fulcrum access to European Capital markets, focusing on Specialized Investors and promoting Fulcrum activities. Mr. Thanasi holds a BS in Business and Economics and an MSc in Economics and Financials Markets from the University of Genoa.
Melvin Tan – 陈尧龙
Mr. Melvin serves as Managing Director at Fulcrum Capital in Singapore and has over 16 years of experience in the regional APAC distressed market. Prior to joining Fulcrum, his key role was to manage and maximize recovery from distressed assets and non-performing loans for banks in Singapore. Mr. Melvin started his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young before specializing in both Creditor and Debtor led restructuring workouts, turnaround advisory and formal insolvency appointments. Mr. Melvin obtained his bachelor’s degree with honors in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.
Mr. Shepherd serves as the Head of Distribution. Mr. Shepherd has over 18 years of experience in EM Credit trading markets. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Mr. Shepherd headed up the Asian credit trading operations at BGC Partners (a division of Cantor Fitzgerald). There he was responsible for flow trading of both Asian and Australasian securities, focusing on High Yield and Distressed products, as well as credit default swaps and both onshore RMB and Dim Sum credit products. Prior to Asia, Mr. Shepherd worked in London for Cantor Fitzgerald on the Emerging Market and Brady Bonds desk, covering Eastern European and LATAM credit.
Kanika joined Fulcrum in 2017 and focuses on sourcing EMEA and APAC markets from Dubai. Kanika has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry including private banking, portfolio management and credit/ risk services prior to joining Fulcrum. Kanika is a CFA Charter holder and graduated with distinction from the University of Wollongong in Dubai with a degree in Finance.