Mr. Anderson joined Fulcrum in 2019. His role focuses primarily on sourcing US-based investments. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Mr. Anderson was a financial advisor at Equitable Advisors, LLC. He attended the University of Texas at Austin on a diving scholarship and graduated with a B.A. in Economics. While at the University of Texas, the Longhorn Swimming and Diving team earned 3 consecutive NCAA National Championships. Mr. Anderson also serves on the Board of Directors of USA Diving, a non-profit that is dedicated to building the sport to achieve sustained Olympic success.
Timothy C. Bennett joined Fulcrum as general counsel in 2017 after nearly fourteen years of law firm experience. He also serves as the risk manager for Fulcrum’s investment committee. Before Fulcrum, Mr. Bennett was senior counsel with Seyfarth Shaw and the leader of that firm’s Global Distressed, Illiquid and Special Situations Trading group. Prior to that role, he was an associate in the banking and finance group in the New York office of the global law firm Clifford Chance. Mr. Bennett has broad experience in corporate, finance and bankruptcy law matters. His law firm practice focused on advising clients in the development and implementation of trading and investment strategies and negotiating transactions on their behalf. Mr. Bennett received his JD and MBA (Finance) from Seton Hall University and his BA (History) from The College of the Holy Cross, and is admitted to practice law in New York and Massachusetts. He resides in Andover, MA, with his wife, three children, and beagle, where he is a coach and vice president of the Andover Hockey Association and a religious education teacher at St. Augustine’s Church.
Mr. Castelino serves as Managing Director and Senior Executive Officer at Fulcrum Capital (Dubai) Ltd. Mr. Castelino has over 15 years of institutional investment experience. Prior to joining Fulcrum, he allocated capital across alternative strategies for a private foundation. He also worked for an alternative investment manager focused on investing capital in real estate equity and debt markets. He began his career at Wachovia Securities as an investment banking analyst focused on origination and securitization of structured products. Mr. Castelino received his M.B.A. from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame and B.S. from Syracuse University.
Mr. Cline serves as a Senior Vice President at Fulcrum Capital in its Austin office. Mr. Cline has more than 15 years experience in institutional distressed and high yield trading roles. Prior to joining Fulcrum Capital he worked at Imperial Capital in Beverly Hills and New York. Mr. Cline began his professional career as a tight end in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mr. Cline graduated from Stanford University with a degree in economics where he played football for the Cardinals.
Mr. Dresslar joined Fulcrum in 2020 as Associate General Counsel. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Mr. Dresslar was an attorney at a leading law firm in Austin, Texas and, before that, at an international law firm in Dallas, Texas, where his practice focused on complex commercial disputes, risk assessment, and compliance matters. Mr. Dresslar earned both his J.D. and B.S. (Communications) from the University of Texas. Mr. Dresslar is a member in good standing of the Texas bar.
Mr. Hamilton has over 16 years of experience in the global distressed market. Prior to founding Fulcrum, he was a Managing Director and Head of Private Debt Trading for APS Capital Corp., a distressed investment boutique focusing on trade claims and bank debt research, sales and trading. Mr. Hamilton started his career at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld, LLP working in the firm’s corporate and securities section. He attended San Jose State University on a Division I baseball scholarship and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Administration of Justice and a concentration in Finance. He is also a graduate of UC Hastings Law School where he earned his J.D. Mr. Hamilton serves on the Board of Directors of CASA of Travis County, a non-profit that serves and advocates for abused and neglected children.
Mr. Horrigan has over 22 years of experience in the global distressed market. Prior to founding Fulcrum, he was a Senior Vice President on the Credit Sales and Trading desk at APS Financial. Prior to joining APS, Mr. Horrigan worked in the Mortgage Strategies group at PaineWebber. He earned his MBA from the University of Texas and graduated with honors from the Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to beginning his career in finance, Mr. Horrigan worked as an Aerospace Structural Design Engineer for both General Dynamics and NASA.
Mr. King serves as Director of Research at Fulcrum. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Mr. King was a senior analyst at Beach Point Capital Management LP, a credit hedge fund focused on stressed/distressed opportunities, where he invested across the capital structure and participated on creditor committees. Before Beach Point, Mr. King was an analyst at Monarch Alternative Capital LP, where he analyzed and invested in distressed/event-driven opportunities. Prior to Monarch, Mr. King worked in the Recapitalization and Restructuring group at Jefferies & Company, where he helped guide numerous debtors and creditor committees through restructurings as a financial advisor. Mr. King graduated with a degree in Economics from Harvard University.
Jacob Lam joined Fulcrum in 2018 and serves as a research analyst. Prior to Fulcrum, Jacob Lam was a distressed debt analyst at Illiquidx in London, a sell side desk specializing in distressed and illiquid financial assets such as defaulted loans, bonds and private equity. His coverage included Chapter 11, Latin America, Europe, Sovereigns and Asia. At Illiquidx his responsibilities included the sourcing of claims, the pricing and valuation of distressed assets and deep credit analysis. Jacob holds a Masters in Law and Finance from Queen Mary, University of London and a LLB Law from the University of Liverpool.
Mr. Liptak has over 20 years’ experience in the global distressed and special situations market. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Mr. Liptak headed up the Asian distressed and special situations trading desks for Citigroup and Banc of America based in Hong Kong and was responsible for strategy and all capital commitments for the Asia market focusing on distressed / stressed credit products, private equity, NPL portfolios and rescue financings. Prior to coming to Asia in 1998, Mr. Liptak worked in New York for UBS (’97 to ’98) on the Global High Yield / Distress trading desk. Mr. Liptak began his career at CS First Boston (’93 to ’97) on the US High Yield desk conducting high yield research. Mr. Liptak holds a B.S. degree in Accounting and Finance from University of South Carolina and a M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.
Mr. Marta is based out of Fulcrum’s headquarters in Austin, Texas and serves as Vice President of sourcing for US-based opportunities. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Mr. Marta served as a Portfolio Manager for FLC Capital, a wealth management firm based in Southern California. Prior to that, Mr. Marta served as a senior analyst at Pacific Investment Management Company (“PIMCO”) for over 6 years. Mr. Marta is a member of the State Bar of California and earned his Juris Doctor from Trinity Law School and did his undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona. In his spare time, Mr. Marta enjoys any time he gets with his wife and two young children, except for when they misbehave.
Mr. Mohyal joined Fulcrum in 2017 and serves as the Sourcing and Distribution VP, covering core clients in CEEMEA. Mr. Mohyal has over seven years of Banking and Institutional investment experience across different asset classes. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Owais worked as an Investment Banking Credit Associate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch London, providing credit opinions, and assisting deal execution for BAML’s core EMEA clients across Emerging Markets, Funds and Leverage Finance portfolios. Owais earned his Bachelor’s in Finance from London School of Economics and Master’s in Finance from Cass Business School.
Mr. Morales is Vice President of Legal and LatAm at Fulcrum Capital and is based out of Fulcrum’s headquarters in Austin, Texas. His practice focus is in legal claims and, regionally, in Latin America. Prior to transitioning to his current position, Mr. Morales was a part of Fulcrum’s legal department and held the position of Trade Desk Attorney. Mr. Morales is a member of the State Bar of California and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Mr. Petrus joined Fulcrum in 2019 and serves as Vice President responsible for EMEA opportunities coverage. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Mr. Petrus spent his internship at Greylock Capital, New York, covering distressed and high-yield debt in Europe, Africa, and Middle East. Before that, Viktor spent 5 years as a portfolio manager of the second-largest corporate pension fund in Ukraine and has additional 6 years of experience in sales & trading. Mr. Petrus received his MBA degree from Johnson School of Management (Cornell).
Mr. Rodgers has almost 25 years of experience in the distressed market. Starting in 1997 Mr. Rodgers has traded, assisted in the distribution, of over hundreds of distressed credits involving many of the most profiled bankruptcy cases while a Partner at Tejas Securities in Austin, Texas. Mr. Rodgers prior to 1997 was a member of Mortgage Trading for a Texas based Regional Dealer. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1990 and began his career in finance in 1991. A lifetime resident of Austin, Texas Mr. Rodgers still resides in Austin, TX along with his wife and two grown children
Mr. Russolino joined Fulcrum in 2019 and serves as a sourcing and distribution specialist. He has over six years of institutional investment experience in credit and equity markets. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Nick served as a senior institutional sales associate in the small and mid-cap space, providing coverage and idea generation to portfolio managers at some of the largest hedge fund and mutual fund companies in the United States. In his previous role, Mr. Russolino spent much of his time traveling the country alongside C-Suite executives of multi-billion dollar public companies. Nick earned his Masters in Finance from Tulane University and graduated with honors from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a B.S.B.A in Finance.
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.
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.
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.
As a dedicated and detail-oriented accounting manager, Mrs. Wang has been managing the accounting function of Fulcrum for 6 years. She monitors multiple financial procedures and ensured implementation of federal and state regulations. Mrs. Wang earned her MS in Accounting degree from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and has passed all four sections of the CPA exam.
Mrs. Winograd joined Fulcrum Capital in 2018. Her role as Marketing Director focuses on overseeing and managing all company marketing initiatives, planning the execution of highly targeted email marketing campaigns and increasing overall brand awareness. Prior to joining Fulcrum Capital, Mrs. Winograd was the Marketing Director for Far West Capital in Austin, Texas. Prior to moving to Austin, Mrs. Winograd served as the Marketing Director at the Houston Zoo. She attended the University of Hartford with a B.A. in Communications.
When not busy marketing Fulcrum Capital, Jennifer spends her time with her teenage twin girls and pup Zoey Bowie in Austin, Texas.
Mrs. Zawel serves as Trade Desk Attorney at Fulcrum. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Mrs. Zawel worked in the legal department at ArcLight Capital Partners, a Boston-based private equity company focused on the energy sector. Mrs. Zawel earned her JD and MBA (Leadership) from Pepperdine University and her BBA (Marketing) from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. Mrs. Zawel is a member in good standing of the Texas Bar.