Team Aptimus Capital Partners is a dynamic, multi-strategy private market investment firm. Our team brings deep experience in private credit, private equity and real asset markets, and has a significant presence in London and Madrid. Executive Team Executive Team Executive Team Andrew Godson Group CEO BIO Andrew Godson Group CEO Andrew has over 26 years of financial markets’ experience, mainly in private markets. He joined Aptimus from Barings, where he oversaw the international alternatives investment business. This included Private Equity, Infrastructure, and Real Estate business. Before that, Andrew was at Babson Capital – in several, senior global roles – and he ran the CLO and Structured Credit Syndicate business at Citigroup in London before that. Andrew qualified as a chartered accountant at Arthur Andersen and holds a BA Hons from the University of Bristol. Iván Cristóbal Co-founder, Executive Chairman, Spain BIO Iván Cristóbal Co-founder, Executive Chairman, Spain Iván has over 20 years of experience in private markets. Previously, he was an Independent Insolvency Administrator, handling 150 cases with liabilities exceeding €1.5bn across various industries. Spain’s association of the insolvency administrators (REFOR) acknowledges Iván as a restructuring mediator. Iván holds degrees in auditing and economics plus a master’s from the University of Barcelona and Valencia. He also lectures at the University of Valencia and has joined numerous national discussions with Spanish courts regarding bankruptcy law. Nilesh Desai Chief Investment Officer BIO Nilesh Desai Chief Investment Officer Nilesh has over 25 years’ experience across private and public debt within Europe and North America. Previously, Nilesh was Managing Director at Ares Management, Europe, within leveraged and high-yield markets across multiple sectors. Nilesh spent 7 years in the Credit Alternatives Group at The Carlyle Group, London (as a credit committee member) and New York. He started at KPMG, then went to Citigroup’s Leveraged Finance Portfolio Group. Nilesh holds a BSc (Hons) in Management Science from the University of Warwick, is a chartered accountant and a CFA charterholder. Jocelyn Roberts Group COO & General Counsel BIO Jocelyn Roberts Group COO & General Counsel Jocelyn has over 15 years of experience as a lawyer, 9 of those in-house with financial services firms, including HSBC. Before joining Aptimus, Jocelyn was Head of Legal at Outlier Ventures. Jocelyn gained her private practice experience at Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton and Hogan Lovells, focusing on cross-border corporate and financial transactions. Jocelyn is admitted to practice law in England and Wales and holds an MA, BA (hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University. Investments Investments Investments Carolina Jiménez Head of Capital Solutions BIO Carolina Jiménez Head of Capital Solutions Carolina is part of our investment team and has 14 years’ experience in restructuring and debt advisory within the Spanish middle market. Previously, Carolina was a Director in PwC Spain’s Restructuring and Debt Advisory team, responsible for business recovery, financial services and deal advisory for Spain’s Levante region. Since 2008 she has been involved in over 40 refinancing and underwritings, exceeding €7bn of negotiated debt. Carolina holds a degree in Business Administration from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Fátima García-Nieto Co-Head of Credit Underwriting BIO Fátima García-Nieto Co-Head of Credit Underwriting Fátima is part of our investment team, overseeing the analysis, underwriting and execution of prospective investee companies. She has 18 years’ experience in corporate finance, credit analysis and credit solutions within the Spanish middle market. Previously, Fátima worked at Deutsche Bank as Head of Credit Risk for Spain’s SME portfolio and at Barclays Bank in the Corporate Banking area in various capacities within credit risk and client coverage. Fátima holds a BA in Business Administration from CUNEF, specialising in Financial Management. Ignacio Madurga Co-Head of Credit Underwriting BIO Ignacio Madurga Co-Head of Credit Underwriting Ignacio is part of our investment team, overseeing the analysis, underwriting and execution of prospective investee companies. Ignacio has spent 30 years in credit risk analysis, credit structuring and debt restructuring for Spanish corporates. Ignacio has held senior positions at Sareb (Restructuring and Recovery of Spanish SME loans), Royal Bank of Scotland (Global Restructuring Group), ABN AMRO (Credit Structuring and Portfolio management), among others. Ignacio began his career at Banesto and holds a BA in Economics from Complutense University and an MBA from IESE. Christian Juel Head of ESG and Impact Alignment BIO Christian Juel Head of ESG and Impact Alignment Christian is part of our investment team and heads up our impact offering. He underwrites and executes transactions for prospective investee companies. His 15 years of financial market experience includes over 7 years within the Spanish middle market, experience across public markets, listed instruments, structured products and debt capital markets. Previously, Christian worked at Cuantia Capital, advising Spanish SMEs on capital raising and researching secondary direct opportunities. Christian has a BA (hons) from Newcastle University and an MBA from IE Business School, Madrid. Jesús Martel Investments Executive Director BIO Jesús Martel Investments Executive Director Jesús is part of our investment team, overseeing existing portfolios. His 10 years of financial industry experience include over 6 years within the middle market in alternative capital solutions across debt and equity. Jesús worked as senior credit analyst for a debt marketplace platform, offering SMEs unsecured asset-backed and equity solutions. He holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Universidad San Pablo CEU, a master’s in International Finance from Napier University in Edinburgh and a master’s in Tax Advisory from the University of Cádiz. Curro Fita Investments Executive Director BIO Curro Fita Investments Executive Director Curro is part of our investment team, underwriting and executing transactions for prospective investee companies. He’s also developing our Energy Infrastructure business. Curro joined Aptimus at its inception, gaining deep experience of the Spanish middle market over the past 7 years, originating, evaluating and executing transactions across multiple sectors. Previously, Curro was in the Business Development team at Continental in Regensburg, Germany, analysing new markets/projects and performing financial analysis. Curro holds a BA in International Business Administration from the University of Valencia and Hochschule Bremen. Andrés Garrido Investments VP BIO Andrés Garrido Investments VP Andrés is part of our investment team, underwriting and executing transactions for prospective investee companies. Throughout his 8 years of experience, Andrés has spent 4 years with Aptimus, in investment, recovery, fundraising and monitoring. Previously, Andrés was Credit Risk Internal Auditor for Banco Santander, responsible for credit processes. Andrés started in Sales and Marketing at Banco Santander Norway, developing the CRM infrastructure for the Nordic region. He holds a double degree in economics from University Carlos III and the State University of New York and became a CFA charterholder in 2018. Gonzalo Moro Investments VP BIO Gonzalo Moro Investments AVP Gonzalo is part of our investment team, underwriting and executing transactions for prospective investee companies. Previously, Gonzalo was a Senior Manager in the Restructuring and Debt Advisory team at KPMG Spain, focusing on Spanish middle market companies across a number of sectors (tourism and hospitality, logistics, industrial and engineering, education and healthcare). Also at KPMG Spain, Gonzalo spent 5 years in Corporate Finance and Transaction Services departments in Due Diligence, M&A and Valuation. He holds a degree in Business Administration from CUNEF (Madrid) and became a CFA charterholder in 2017. Miguel Ángel Plaza Investments Associate VP BIO Miguel Ángel Plaza Investments Associate VP Miguel is part of our investment team and has over 6 years of experience in private markets and alternative investments. Previously, Miguel was part of the investment team at alternatives firm RM Funds in London, where he underwrote, executed, and monitored private debt investments, and was involved in the execution of capital raising mandates. He has experience in corporate private debt and equity, real estate, and infrastructure investments, as well as structured products and debt capital markets. Miguel holds a MEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton and is a CFA Charterholder. Salvador Doncel Investments Associate VP BIO Salvador Doncel Investments Associate VP Salvador is part of our investment team and focuses on define, developing and executing our investee’s ESG and Impact strategies. Salvador has 7 years of experience within sustainable and ESG related consulting at PwC, where he worked with a broad range of clients from IBEX 35 businesses to Private Equity firms and their investees. During this time, he focused on topics such as sustainability reporting regulation, impact measurement, environmental (carbon) footprint analysis and ESG risks and opportunities. Salvador holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technologies Engineering (Industrial Technology Engineering), a Master’s Degree in Industrial Management and the CFA ESG Certificate. Origination Origination Origination Cristina García Head of Direct Lending Origination BIO Cristina García Head of Direct Lending Origination Cristina is part of our origination team, originating and structuring new transactions. With over 17 years’ experience in the Spanish middle market, Cristina worked in several capacities within traditional and alternative debt solutions. She was Deputy CFO for Copasa (a Spanish MidCap), driving and executing their first public debt issuance in the Spanish Alternative Fixed Income Market. Cristina started her career at Deutsche Bank, working with Spanish middle market companies. She has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Alcalá de Henares. Antón Chaver Origination Managing Director BIO Antón Chaver Origination Managing Director Antón is part of our origination team, originating and structuring new transactions. Antón has 20 years’ experience across private markets within Spain and prior to Aptimus, was founder and CEO of Grachav PM Invest, a financial advisory boutique for SMEs, individuals and institutional investors. Antón is also a founding partner of International Business Hub SL, Beon Global Solutions SL and Electrico.es. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Lincolnshire and an Executive MBA from IE Business School. David Martín Origination Junior Associate BIO David Martín Origination Junior Associate David is part of our origination team. Prior to Aptimus, David was part of the Risk Advisory Banking team at Deloitte where he collaborated in the analysis of the prudential risks affecting banking institutions, with a focus on climate risk and ESG. David holds a bilingual degree in Economics and Finance from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, including one year at the Wirtschaftsuniversität in Vienna, Austria. Business Development & Product Management Business Development & Product Management Business Development & Product Management Javier Núñez de Villavicencio Business Development Managing Director BIO Javier Núñez de Villavicencio Business Development Managing Director Javier is part of our business development team, focusing on the Iberian and Latin American markets. He brings over 30 years of experience within public and private financial markets. Prior to Aptimus, Javier was Head of Business Development, Iberia for Neuberger Berman, starting the Iberian office and establishing private market strategies. Previously, Javier was CEO of BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Madrid and worked for JP Morgan in Madrid and New York. Javier holds a degree in law and business administration from ICADE and an MBA from IESE Business School. Clodagh Bourke Head of Product Management BIO Clodagh Bourke Head of Product Management Clodagh is responsible for developing and executing new strategies as well as fundraising. She has over 15 years’ private markets experience, focused on impact investing, private equity, infrastructure, and real assets, with a record of launching and successfully closing numerous funds. Previously, Clodagh was Head of Client Markets at Old Mutual Alternative Investments and looked after product development, investor relations and business development. Clodagh began her career at DPI, a start-up pan-African private equity firm and subsequently worked for Barings, focusing on private equity, funds, co-investments and real asset strategies. Clodagh holds a BA from King’s College London. Oliver Riley Head of Insurance Solutions BIO Oliver Riley Head of Insurance Solutions Oliver is responsible for business development and client solutions focusing on European institutions and insurance. He has over 11 years’ experience partnering with US and European Insurers on managing balance sheet assets and providing risk management services. Prior to Aptimus, Oliver was a Senior Lead Relationship Manager with BlackRock’s Financial Institutions Group in EMEA. This included building tailored solutions in Fixed Income, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Private Markets. Oliver holds a BA in Business Management from The University of Nottingham and the IMC from the CFA society. Anu Chhabra Business Development Executive Director BIO Anu Chhabra Business Development Executive Director Anu is part of our business development team for EMEA, focusing on European institutions, investors and consultants. With over 18 years of financial industry experience, Anu has spent time in pan European direct lending and working capital strategies as well as FX strategies, Global Macro and hedge funds. Previously, Anu worked at RiverRock Capital Partners, fundraising across direct lending, asset-backed and working-capital strategies. Anu holds a BSc in Economics from City University in London and is a CFA Level II candidate. Louis Stride Business Development Associate BIO Louis Stride Business Development Associate Louis works as an Associate within the business development team at Aptimus Capital. Prior to Aptimus Capital Louis worked at Waverton Investment Management within the Institutional Sales team, covering institutional & wholesale clients. He began his career at Abrdn within the Product Development & Strategy team and, whilst there, was seconded out to Fenchurch Advisory where he gained experienced within mergers & acquisitions. After leaving Abrdn, he subsequently worked for GFI as a Broker covering commodity derivatives. Louis holds the IMC from the CFA society and CAIA charter holder. Legal & Operations Legal & Operations Legal & Operations Javier Segura Senior Legal Counsel BIO Javier Segura Senior Legal Counsel Javier has over 7 years of experience as a lawyer and specialises in national and international financing, direct lending, refinancing and distressed transactions. Previously, Javier worked in the Madrid and London offices of Cuatrecasas. As an Associate in the finance and restructuring department he advised international investors on a wide variety of financing transactions. Javier is admitted to practice law in Spain and holds a double degree in Law and Business Administration (BBA) from Universidad de Zaragoza and Sao Paulo University. Balraj Sra Head of Compliance BIO Balraj Sra Head of Compliance Balraj oversees all of our compliance matters. His 20 years of financial industry experience include time in public markets, high-yield loans, listed instruments, structured and direct lending. Previously, Balraj worked at JPMorgan, Citi, Barings and PIMCO covering corporate and multi-asset business lines across Compliance and Internal Audit. Balraj started at NatWest, covering Private Clients and went on to work for State Street Bank and Trust, covering asset management custodian compliance. He holds a master’s degree in e-commerce and is ACAMS accredited. Víctor Viseras Operations Director BIO Víctor Viseras Operations Director Víctor is part of our operations team, responsible for investment and other operations within the Group. His 10 years of financial industry experience include 7 years across public markets, listed securities and debt capital markets. Previously, Víctor worked in internal audit and Global Market Risk at Santander Group, Spain and the UK. He holds a master’s in Mathematics and Computer Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Víctor has passed level two of the CFA and is a Certified Advisor (CAd). Rodrigo Hernández Operations Associate VP BIO Rodrigo Hernández Operations Associate VP Rodrigo is part of our operations team focusing on the operational management of the onboarding of new investors and borrowers. Rodrigo possesses 6 years of experience in the field of alternative investments and debt management. Before joining Aptimus Capital Partners, he contributed his expertise to Hamilton Lane's LATAM division, the portfolio analytics and reporting team at Stepstone Group, and Vervent, a loan servicing company where he was a valuable member of the operations team. Rodrigo holds an MBA and an undergraduate degree in economics from Point Loma Nazarene University in the USA. Christian Cano Operations Analyst BIO Christian Cano Operations Analyst Christian is part of our operations team, focusing on programming, portfolio monitoring and reporting. Christian has 3 years of experience in data processes across multiple platforms including Excel, Python, SQL, R, Stata, and MATLAB. Before joining Aptimus, Christian was a financial analyst in Telefónica’s reporting and revenue department, looking after data reporting and financial modelling. Christian holds a BA in Business Administration from the National University of Colombia, as well as a master’s in Business and Finance from Universidad Carlos III in Madrid. Finance & Reporting Finance & Reporting Finance & Reporting Christopher Gadsden CFO BIO Christopher Gadsden CFO Christopher manages treasury, reports and accounts, taxation, structuring and financial operations. He has 25 years of experience in finance and investment management, specialising in start-ups and transformations of finance teams within a fund management environment. Christopher has expertise managing separate account mandates, partnerships, open-ended funds, and listed vehicles across Europe. He is a certified practising accountant (CPA), holds a BA in Business from Latrobe University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. William Lake Group Financial Controller BIO William Lake Group Financial Controller William is part of our finance team, running our financial and management reporting processes as well as coordinating audits. His 20 years of industry experience includes 11 years at AllianceBernstein, a leading US asset manager, and 3 years at ThomasLloyd, an investment advisor specialising in renewable energy projects. Previously, William worked at Oaktree Capital, advising on cash-flow processes in their European private debt funds. He holds a BSc in mathematics from Warwick University and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Susana Cristóbal Financial Controller, Spain BIO Susana Cristóbal Financial Controller, Spain Susana has more than 20 years’ experience in office management, administration and operations, covering functions including supplier payments, client payments, cheque issuance, cash handling, writing and receiving documents, file management, customer service, accounting, management agenda, control and coordinating meetings and trips. Bartek Czerwinski Finance Analyst BIO Bartek Czerwinski Finance Analyst Bartek is part of our finance team in London. Prior to Aptimus, Bartek gained over 10 years of experience in accounting and finance with various multinationals, including Hewlett Packard, Apple, Discovery Inc and Burberry. Bartek has a BA in Business Management with Spanish from Edinburgh Napier University. As part of his double degree program, Bartek spent a year studying in IPAG (Ecole de Commerce) in Nice where he gained the diploma in management (bac+4). Mariela Delgado Finance & Recovery BIO Mariela Delgado Finance & Recovery Mariela is part of our finance team and has over 30 years of experience across tax, audit and bankruptcy administration. During her career, Mariela has worked with multiple companies in the Spanish market, largely with clients in the middle market space. Mariela has a degree in Economic and Business Science from the University of Valladolid, a master’s in Taxation and Tax Consulting as well as Audit from CEF and a master’s in Bankruptcy Administration from UPV. Office Management Office Management Office Management Hedoné Arana Office Manager, Madrid BIO Hedoné Arana Office Manager, Madrid Before joining Aptimus, Hedoné spent 13 years as secretary and paralegal within one of the companies of COFRA Holding AG established in Madrid. She provided legal, fiscal, and administrative services to the group companies in Spain and Portugal. She holds a BA in Law from the University of Deusto (Bilbao), a master’s degree in Foreign Trade from the University of the Basque Country, a Postgraduate Diploma in HR and the ABITUR, German education certificate, from the German School of Bilbao. Anna Folcik Office Manager, London BIO Anna Folcik Office Manager, London Before joining Aptimus, Anna held various senior administrative positions at private equity and fund management firms in London. She holds a BA in Sociology from The Silesian University of Technology. Stasia Skolik Acting Office Manager, London BIO Stasia Skolik Acting Office Manager, London Stasia has over a decade experience in HR and Payroll across various industries including oil and gas, luxury retail, and the arts. She has also worked as an executive assistant to high-net-worth individuals and C-level executives in global digital companies. Stasia graduated with a BA in Human Resources Management from the University of Westminster and is also CIPD qualified.