TEAM
  • Donald Pollard, CFAManaging Partner, Portfolio Manager
    Mr. Don Pollard was previously the Head of Credit Suisse Asset Management’s Credit Investments Group (“CIG”), overseeing its $17 billion of non-investment grade credit investment portfolios. As the Head of CIG, Mr. Pollard was also a Portfolio Manager of Credit Suisse Asset Management’s Distressed Debt investment funds. Prior to managing CIG, Mr. Pollard was the Co-Head of Credit Suisse’s Global Leveraged Finance Group, Co-Head of DLJ’s Leveraged Loan Group and Distressed Debt Group, Head of European Distressed Loan Trading at Citicorp Securities and Co-Head of Distressed Loan Trading at Jefferies & Co. and Continental Bank. Mr. Pollard served on the Management Committees of Credit Suisse’s Securities Division and Asset Management Division. Mr. Pollard is a former Chairman of the Loan Syndication and Trading Association. Mr. Pollard received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and currently serves on the Advisory Board to the University’s Economics Department.
  • Grant PothastPartner, Portfolio Manager
    Mr. Grant Pothast was previously a Distressed Debt Portfolio Manager in Credit Suisse’s Credit Investment Group. Prior to joining CIG, Mr. Pothast was the Co-Head of Credit Suisse’s Distressed Loan Group and previous to that, the Head of Leveraged Loan Sales and a Co-Founder of the Leveraged Loan Group at DLJ. Mr. Pothast was also a Co-Head of Distressed Loan Trading at Jefferies & Co. and Continental Bank. Mr. Pothast received his B.S. from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
  • Emily KnickelSenior Vice President
    Ms. Emily Knickel has ten years of investment management and leveraged finance experience. Prior to Credit Value Partners, Ms. Knickel was a credit analyst at Credit Suisse’s CIG and previous to that, an investment banking analyst at JPMorgan. Ms. Knickel received her B.A. in Economics and Minor in Business from Boston University.
  • Ward SavageSenior Vice President
    Mr. Ward Savage has six years of investment management and leveraged finance experience. Prior to Credit Value Partners, Mr. Savage was a distressed credit analyst at Credit Suisse and previous to that, an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Savage received his B.A in Economics and Minor in Mathematics from Colby College and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton Business School.
  • Adolfo WaisburgSenior Vice President
    Mr. Adolfo Waisburg has eleven years of investment management and leveraged finance experience. Prior to Credit Value Partners, Mr. Waisburg was a distressed credit analyst at Caspian Capital and previous to that, an investment banking associate at Lazard’s subsidiary in Argentina. Mr. Waisburg received his B.A. in Industrial Engineering from the Technology Institute of Buenos Aires and an M.B.A. in Finance from Wharton Business School.
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