David Schiff

Founding Partner

Mr. Schiff has more than 23 years experience developing and investing in asset-backed and structured products.  He has a vast depth of knowledge, expertise within the investment segment and is known for his disciplined, risk-sensitive and creative approach to investing.  His asset knowledge includes a broad range of real and financial assets such as rail, aircraft, shipping, credit card receivables, auto loans, sub-prime auto loans, cat bonds, real estate, premium finance, equipment [...] more

Andrew Dym

Founding Partner

Mr. Dym has more than 29 years of experience in the asset-backed and structured credit products arenas, spanning the asset management, principal investing, lending, rating agency, and financial guaranty industries. His vast asset experience and knowledge includes a broad and diversified range of consumer and commercial asset classes and securities, cash flow streams, and operating businesses with a focus in the asset-based lending and specialty finance spaces. [...] more

Andrew Hobson


Prior to joining Innovatus Capital Partners, LLC, Mr. Hobson was a senior financial executive at Univision for over twenty years; his long and successful tenure there began as a member of the three-person team responsible for executing A. Jerrold Perenchio’s leveraged buyout acquisition of Univision from Hallmark Cards in 1992. At varying times during his tenure with Univision, Mr. Hobson was responsible for financial reporting, tax, treasury, risk management, financial and strategic planning, capital allocation, banking and investor relations, affiliate relations, information technology, procurement, human resources and corporate administration. [...] more

Joseph Schottland


Mr. Schottland has nearly two decades of experience as a trusted advisor and senior executive helping companies across multiple industry sectors and geographies develop company and business unit growth and survival strategies, drive commercial and operational performance improvement, and navigate comprehensive restructurings and workouts both in and out of court protection. [...] more

Ravi Bhagavatula


Mr. Bhagavatula possesses over 26 years of experience in deal sourcing, deal execution, asset management, operations consulting and C-level management. Prior to joining Innovatus Capital Partners, LLC in February 2019, Mr. Bhagavatula was a Founder and Managing Partner at Excelsior Capital Partners for eight years, a portfolio company of the Perella Weinberg Asset Based Value Strategy that invests in distressed debt, special situations, and specialty lending across commercial real estate and operating companies. From 2007 to 2009, he served as a Managing Director in the Special Assets Group at Republic Financial Corporation, and from there, advanced to becoming a Principal at Marlin Equity Partners. [...] more

Amy Cohen

Head of Marketing and Investor Relations

Ms. Cohen has over 20 years of experience working in the capital markets in positions across marketing, investor relations, trading and structuring.  Ms. Cohen’s strategy expertise spans credit (corporate, structured, distressed and asset-based), equities, converts and real assets.  She has successfully raised assets for alternative investment managers in both private equity and hedge fund vehicles.  She has a deep investor network across institutional, high net worth, family offices, pension and endowment/foundation investors. [...] more

Joseph Azulay

Mr. Azulay has 7 years of experience in accounting in the private equity and asset management industry.  Prior to joining Innovatus Capital Partners, LLC in March 2019, Mr. Azulay was a Director at Hedgeserv, a global, independent fund administrator, primarily focused on private equity, credit, and listed equity funds. From 2012 to 2013, Mr. Azulay was a Senior Audit Assistant at Deloitte [...] more

Keith Bergen

Mr. Bergen has over twenty years of experience in the asset management industry. Prior to joining Innovatus Capital Partners, LLC in September 2018, Mr. Bergen held several positions including Controller of Alternative Investments at Third Avenue Management LLC, a registered investment adviser where he was responsible for all aspects of accounting and operations for the alternative funds business. [...] more

Michel Ciambra

Mr. Ciambra has over 30 years of experience in trade finance, EM direct lending, private debt, special situations and fixed income. Prior to joining Innovatus Capital Partners, LLC in June of 2017, Mr. Ciambra was a Managing Director at Cordiant Capital, where he focused on emerging markets direct lending and led the macro investment committee and all direct non IFI origianations. [...] more

Jim Curran

Mr. Curran has over 10 years of experience in accounting for the real estate and private equity industry.  Prior to joining Innovatus Capital Partners, LLC in February 2019, Mr. Curran held several accounting positions in real estate investment companies, most recently with GTIS Partners, where he oversaw several funds and separate account vehicles’ accounting and finance functions.  In his role as Controller, he coordinated fund level audits and tax returns, [...] more

Claes Ekstrom

Mr. Ekstrom has over 20 years of experience in asset-backed investing, mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance across healthcare and various other industries. Prior to joining Innovatus Capital Partners, LLC in January of 2016, Mr. Ekstrom was a member of the Perella Weinberg Partners' Asset Based Value Strategy Investment Team, where he focused on corporate, healthcare and consumer opportunities. [...] more

Ana Firmato

Ms. Firmato has over 20 years experience in corporate finance, with a focus on international banking products. Prior to joining Innovatus Capital Partners as a full time consultant in April 2019, Ms. Firmato was a Managing Director in the Brazil office of Crecera Trade Finance (Latam Trade Capital) and was responsible for origination, execution and restructuring commodity finance structures in the Brazilian market. [...] more

Talita Gonsales

Ms. Gonsales has eight years experience in strategic and financial advisory business. Prior to joining Innovatus Capital Partners in May 2019, Ms. Gonsales was a Senior Manager at KPMG Corporate Finance in Sao Paulo, Brazil from 2011 until April 2019. [...] more

Amit Khasgiwala

Mr. Khasgiwala has over 7 years of experience across investment banking, equity research, and engineering in the medical technology, life science, and healthcare services sectors. Prior to joining Innovatus in September 2017, Mr. Khasgiwala worked Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the healthcare investment banking group. In this position he developed strategic materials and analyses [...] more  

Joshua Little

Mr. Little has over 10 years of experience across legal, strategic and business affairs relating to asset management.  Prior to joining Innovatus Capital Partners, LLC in August 2016, Mr. Little held several positions including Senior Managing Director of Business & Legal Affairs at Third Avenue Management, a registered investment adviser, and Member of the Board of Directors [...] more

Andrew Pelekis

Mr. Pelekis has five years experience in the capital markets with the last two years as lead arranger, monitoring a private investment fund with EM focus.  Prior to joining Innovatus Capital Partners in June 2017, Mr. Pelekis was an Associate at Cordiant Capital from 2015 till June 2017. [...] more

Patrick Séguin

Mr. Séguin has three years of experience in the capital markets. Prior to joining Innovatus Capital Partners LLC in September 2018, Mr. Séguin was part of the Project Finance team for Private Fixed Income Investments at Sun Life Investment Management. He also previously worked at RBC, where he was a contact point for multiple mutual fund and hedge fund clients; providing custody and back office services. [...] more 

Bradley Seiden

Mr. Seiden has over twenty-four years of experience in commercial real estate acquisitions, recapitalizations and asset management across core-plus and opportunistic real estate investments amongst all property types including office, retail, industrial, warehouse, garden-style multi-family, residential condominiums, limited service hotel, full service hotel, resort hotels, on-mountain land development, self-storage, medical office buildings, NYC condo structures (office/retail), [...] more 

Thomas Wasko

Mr. Wasko has four years of experience in commercial real estate debt and equity transactions across all product types including office, retail, industrial, multi-family, residential condominiums, and hotels[...] more  

Alessandro Willberg

Mr. Willberg has over twelve years of experience in the capital markets with the last six years focused on corporate lending spanning the emerging and frontier markets with deal origination and structuring across non-investment grade corporate lending, project and infrastructure finance, and structured credit.  Prior to joining Innovatus Capital Partners in June 2017 [...] more