Investment Team

  • Kevin P. Magid

    Managing Director, Head of Audax Private Debt
    Managing Director, Head of Audax Private Debt

    Kevin P. Magid

    Kevin joined Audax Group in 2000 and has led Audax Private Debt since its inception. Over the past 30 years, he has invested in or raised senior debt, high yield debt, junior debt and equity financing for companies and private equity sponsors in a wide range of industries. Previously, Kevin spent over 13 years as a leveraged finance professional and served as a Managing Director in the Leveraged Finance/Merchant Banking Group of CIBC World Markets Corp. He started his career at Drexel Burnham Lambert, and also worked at Wasserstein Perella and Kidder Peabody, principally in a leveraged finance role.

    Kevin received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University.

  • U. Peter C. Gummeson

    Managing Director
    Managing Director

    U. Peter C. Gummeson

    Peter is a Managing Director on the Private Debt investment team. He has spent his entire career involved in mezzanine and private security investing. Previously, Peter was a Senior Vice President and Principal at the mezzanine debt and equity investment affiliate of Alliance Capital Management. Prior to joining Alliance Capital, he worked at The Equitable and Equitable Capital Management Corporation in their mezzanine and private placement groups.

    Peter received an M.B.A. from the William E. Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester and a B.A. from Lafayette College.

  • Michael P. McGonigle

    Managing Director
    Managing Director

    Michael P. McGonigle

    Mike joined Audax Private Debt in 2007 and has led Audax Senior Debt since its inception. Previously, Mike was a Managing Director for GE’s Corporate Lending business. He joined GE in 1982 in the International Trading Operations Group and in 1986 he joined GE Capital’s Corporate Finance Group. While at GE, Mike held various positions in its leveraged finance businesses, including new business origination, risk management and workouts. He was a founding member of business units which invested in par, distressed and second lien loans, building the sourcing and underwriting teams.

    Mike received an M.B.A. in Finance from Fordham University Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Finance and Quantitative Methods from Fordham University.

  • Rahman Vahabzadeh

    Managing Director
    Managing Director

    Rahman Vahabzadeh

    Rahman is a Managing Director on the Private Debt investment team. Previously, Rahman was an Associate at TCW/Crescent Mezzanine, LLC. He also has been an Associate at Merrill Lynch & Co. and a Financial Analyst at Salomon Brothers Inc.

    Rahman received a B.A. from Princeton University.

  • Steven V. Ruby

    Managing Director
    Managing Director

    Steven V. Ruby

    Steve is a Managing Director on the Private Debt investment team. Previously, Steve was an Analyst at Greenwich Street Capital Partners. He also worked as a Financial Analyst with DLJ Investment Partners, Credit Suisse First Boston Private Equity’s dedicated mezzanine fund.

    Steve received an H.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario.

  • Ryan N. Benedict

    Managing Director
    Managing Director

    Ryan N. Benedict

    Ryan is a Managing Director on the Private Debt investment team. Previously, Ryan was a Vice President in the Financial Sponsors Group at Credit Suisse. He also worked as an Associate at Paribas Capital Markets and a Financial Analyst at Salomon Brothers Inc.

    Ryan received an M.B.A. from the Darden School at the University of Virginia and a B.A. from Middlebury College.

  • Adam J. Weiss

    Managing Director
    Managing Director

    Adam J. Weiss

    Adam is a Managing Director on the Private Debt investment team. Previously, Adam worked as a Financial Analyst with Citigroup Global Markets in the Media & Telecommunications Group.

    Adam received a B.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Michigan.

  • Shehzad Ajmal

    Managing Director
    Managing Director

    Shehzad Ajmal

    Shehzad is a Managing Director on the Private Debt investment team. Previously, Shehzad worked as an Associate with Lehman Brothers in the Investment Banking Division. He also worked as an Associate at BNP Paribas.

    Shehzad received an M.B.A. from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. He is a Chartered Accountant from Pakistan.

  • Blake Loweth

    Managing Director
    Managing Director

    Blake Loweth

    Blake is a Managing Director on the Private Debt investment team. Previously, Blake worked as a Financial Analyst with Citigroup’s Media and Telecom investment banking group.

    Blake received a B.S. from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

  • Remington Chin

    Principal
    Principal

    Remington Chin

    Remington is a Principal on the Private Debt investment team. Previously, Remington worked as a Financial Analyst with CIBC World Markets in the Financial Sponsors/Leveraged Finance Group.

    Remington received a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Robin Dholaria

    Principal
    Principal

    Robin Dholaria

    Robin is a Principal on the Private Debt investment team. Previously, Robin worked as a Financial Analyst with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Merrill Lynch & Co. in the Financial Sponsors Group. He also worked as a Senior Analyst at Ernst & Young, LLP.

    Robin received a B.S. in Business and Economics from Lehigh University.

  • Robert M. Kadlick

    PRINCIPAL
    PRINCIPAL

    Robert M. Kadlick

    Rob joined Audax Private Debt in 2007. Previously, Rob was a Senior Vice President in GE’s Commercial Finance, Bank Loan Group. He worked in new business underwriting and risk management, with responsibility for a portfolio of par and distressed leveraged loans. Prior to joining GE, Rob worked in accounting and finance at Vestron, Inc., the Penn Central Corporation, and KPMG International.

    Rob received an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia University and a B.S. in Accounting from Boston College. He is a C.P.A.

  • Bryant Shain

    Principal
    Principal

    Bryant Shain

    Bryant is a Principal on the Private Debt investment team. Previously, Bryant worked as a Financial Analyst with CIBC World Markets in the Leveraged Finance Group.

    Bryant received a B.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

  • Peter K. Stern

    Principal
    Principal

    Peter K. Stern

    Peter is a Principal on the Private Debt investment team. Previously, Peter worked as a Financial Analyst with Bank of America in the Leveraged Finance Group.

    Peter received a B.A. from the University of Michigan.

  • Dinko A. Angelov

    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

    Dinko A. Angelov

    Dinko joined Audax Private Debt in 2008. Previously, Dinko was an Assistant Vice President with FirstLight Financial, a middle market commercial finance company. At FirstLight, he focused on new business underwriting and managed a portfolio of senior secured loans. Prior to joining FirstLight, Dinko worked as an associate with the Seabury Group.

    Dinko is a CFA charter holder and received a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems from the University of Bridgeport.

  • Noiel Brill

    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

    Noiel Brill

    Noiel joined Audax Private Debt in 2015. Previously, Noiel was a Vice President in GE Capital’s Bank Loan Group. He was responsible for new underwriting and risk management, with a portfolio of par and distressed leveraged loans.

    Noiel received a B.S. in Business Management from Sacred Heart University.

  • Thomas F. Noto, Jr.

    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

    Thomas F. Noto, Jr.

    Tom joined Audax Private Debt in 2017. Previously, Tom was a Senior Vice President at People’s United Bank, focusing on new business development. Prior to joining People’s, he was a Managing Director with GE Capital, for the NY Intermediary Team, originating and structuring middle market leveraged loans. Tom spent 25 years at GE Capital in roles of increasing responsibility in finance, accounting, risk, quality and new business development.
    Tom is a graduate of General Electric’s Financial Management Program and received a B.S. in Finance and Management from Northeastern University.
  • Anand R. Rao

    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

    Anand R. Rao

    (212) 703-2724 | arao@audaxgroup.com | Download vCard

    Anand joined Audax Private Debt in 2008. Previously, Anand was a Vice President in GE’s Commercial Finance, Bank Loan Group. He worked in new business underwriting and risk management, with responsibility for a portfolio of par and distressed leveraged loans. Prior to joining GE, Anand worked for Vanderbilt Capital Advisors and Reuters, where he performed research, analysis, and valuation of fixed income and structured products.

    Anand received an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Hartford. He received a Master’s degree in Economics and Sociology and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Bombay, India.

  • Ante J. Sucic

    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

    Ante J. Sucic

    Ante joined Audax Private Debt in 2013. Previously, Ante was a Vice President in GE’s Commercial Finance, Bank Loan Group. He was responsible for new underwriting and risk management, with a portfolio of par and distressed leveraged loans. Prior to joining GE in 2001, Ante worked for Bechtel International as an engineer.

    Ante received an M.B.A. in Finance from Fordham University Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute.

  • Robert H. Burns

    VICE PRESIDENT
    VICE PRESIDENT

    Robert H. Burns

    Rob joined Audax Private Debt in 2015. Previously, Rob worked at Goldman Sachs Investment Banking in the Financing Group based in London. While there, he structured and executed interest rate and foreign exchange derivatives, and provided financing solutions for Corporates and Sponsors. Prior to 2012, Rob worked at Goldman Sachs Asset Management for three years.

    Rob received a B.S. in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University.

  • Daniel J. Horan

    Vice President
    Vice President

    Daniel J. Horan

    Dan is a Vice President on the Private Debt investment team. Previously, Daniel worked as a Financial Analyst with Credit Suisse in the Leveraged Finance Group. Dan has also been a Business Analyst in the Strategy & Operations Group with Deloitte Consulting LLP.

    Dan received a B.S.B.A with a concentration in Finance from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis.

  • Sean K. O’Keefe

    VICE PRESIDENT
    VICE PRESIDENT

    Sean K. O’Keefe

    Sean joined Audax Private Debt in 2012. Previously, Sean was an Associate with Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) on the Insurance Asset Management Team. At GSAM, he spent two years providing investment solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of each insurance client.  Product coverage included fixed income, private equity, and hedge funds.  Before GSAM, Sean spent six years in the United States Army attaining the rank of Captain.

    Sean received a B.S. in Management from the United States Military Academy.

  • Pieter H. Smit

    VICE PRESIDENT
    VICE PRESIDENT

    Pieter H. Smit

    Pieter joined Audax Private Debt in 2013. Previously, Pieter was a Vice President at GE Capital in the Bank Loan and Corporate Lending businesses. During his 17-year tenure at GE Capital, he worked in new business underwriting and risk management, with responsibility for a portfolio of par and distressed leveraged loans.

    Pieter received an M.B.A. in Finance from the William E. Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Stony Brook University.

  • John Froats

    Senior Associate
    Senior Associate

    John Froats

    John is an Associate on the Private Debt investment team. Previously, John worked as an Investment Banking Analyst with Lazard Frères & Co. in the Telecom, Media and Technology Group.

    John received a B.A. in Mathematics-Economics from Wesleyan University.

  • Nate Green

    Senior Associate
    Senior Associate

    Nate Green

    Nate joined Audax Private Debt in 2017. Previously, Nate worked in Webster Bank’s Sponsor & Specialty Finance group where he was responsible for the underwriting and portfolio management of senior debt investments in the middle market. Prior to joining Webster Bank, Nate worked in various roles within GE Capital’s Bank Loan Group.

    Nate received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Fordham University.

  • Ludwig Lalanne

    Senior Associate
    Senior Associate

    Ludwig Lalanne

    Ludwig joined Audax Private Debt in 2018. Previously, Ludwig worked in Fifth Third Bank’s International Corporate Banking group where he was responsible for the underwriting and portfolio management of senior debt investments to large multinational companies. Prior to joining Fifth Third Bank, Ludwig worked in GE Capital’s Bank Loan Group and was a graduate of GE Capital’s Financial Management Program.

     

    Ludwig received a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Bridgeport.

  • Brian P. Ma

    Senior Associate
    Senior Associate

    Brian P. Ma

    (212) 703-2722 | bma@audaxgroup.com | Download vCard

    Brian joined Audax Private Debt in 2016. Previously, Brian was an Associate at The Bank of Ireland on the Leveraged Acquisition Finance Team. Prior to joining The Bank of Ireland, he worked at GE Capital’s Bank Loan Group and was a graduate of GE Capital’s Financial Management Program.

    Brian received a B.S. in Finance from Michigan State University.

  • Will Morris

    Senior Associate
    Senior Associate

    Will Morris

    Will is a Senior Associate on the Private Debt investment team. Previously, Will worked as an Investment Banking Analyst with Societe Generale in the Leveraged Finance & Financial Sponsors Coverage Group.

    Will received a B.S. in Finance & Economics from The University of Alabama and a J.D. from The University of Alabama School of Law.

  • Nicholas Moseley

    Senior Associate
    Senior Associate

    Nicholas Moseley

    Nick is an Senior Associate on the Private Debt investment team. Previously, Nick worked as an Associate with Morgan Stanley in the Leveraged Finance Group. Nick also worked at Morgan Stanley in the Wealth Management Capital Markets Group.

    Nick received a A.B. in Psychology from Harvard University.

  • Kevin Prior

    Senior Associate
    Senior Associate

    Kevin Prior

    Kevin is a Senior Associate on the Private Debt investment team. Previously, Kevin worked as an Associate with Angelo, Gordon & Co. in the Private Equity Group. Kevin also worked as an Investment Banking Analyst with Citigroup in the Financial Institutions Group.

    Kevin received a B.S. in Finance from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

  • Mary Drucker

    Associate
    Associate

    Mary Drucker

    Mary joined Audax Private Debt in 2017. Previously, Mary was as an Associate Analyst at Moody’s Investors Service, where she performed fundamental credit analysis on corporate finance transactions in the chemicals industry. Prior to that, she monitored a portfolio of high yield issuers at Moody’s.

    Mary received a B.A. in Economics from Lafayette College.

  • Reese Green

    Associate
    Associate

    Reese Green

    Reese is an Associate on the Private Debt investment team. Previously, Reese worked as an investment analyst with John Hancock covering financial institutions.

    Reese received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Vermont and is a CFA® and CAIA charterholder.

  • John McCann

    Associate
    Associate

    John McCann

    John is an Associate on the Private Debt investment team. Previously, John worked as an analyst with Citigroup in the Syndicated & Leveraged Lending Group.

    John received a B.S. in Economics from Lehigh University.

  • John Stoddard

    Associate
    Associate

    John Stoddard

    John joined Audax Private Debt in 2018. Previously, John worked at Medley Capital in the Direct Lending Group where he was responsible for transaction underwriting and execution. Prior to joining Medley Capital, John worked at Teneo Capital advising on restructuring transactions.

    John received a B.S. in Finance and Marketing from Boston College.

  • Associate

    Matthew J. Virgilio

    Matt is an Associate on the Private Debt investment team. Previously, Matt worked as an Investment Banking Analyst with Stifel Financial Corp. in the Diversified Industrials Group.

    Matt received a B.A. in Psychology from Amherst College.

  • Vikas Kante

    Analyst
    Analyst

    Vikas Kante

    Vikas is an Analyst on the Private Debt investment team. Previously, Vikas worked as an intern with Audax Private Debt.

    Vikas received a B.S. in Finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.