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Our Team

We pride ourselves on having a culture that is distinctly different from many private investment firms – one that prizes authenticity, creativity, collaboration and confidentiality.

Specialty Finance Investing

Eduardo D'Alessandro

Co-head of Investment Teams, Europe & Partner
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Matt Little

Co-head of Investment Teams, North America & Partner
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John Lundquist

Head of Specialty Finance, North America & Partner
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Alex Curcio

Managing Director, Specialty Finance
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Jon Lanners

Managing Director, Specialty Finance
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Lucas Jackson

Director, Specialty Finance
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David Oman

Director, Specialty Finance
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Aadit Prasad

Director, Specialty Finance
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Nick Turgeon

Director, Specialty Finance
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Eduardo D'Alessandro

Eduardo D'Alessandro

Co-head of Investment Teams, Europe & Partner

Mr. D’Alessandro joined Castlelake in 2011 and is co-head of the non-aviation investment teams. He became a partner of the firm in 2018. Mr. D’Alessandro is also a voting member of the firm’s Investment Review Committee. Previously, Mr. D’Alessandro led the firm’s investment approach to Spanish land banking and was also responsible for its strategy in Portugal, Italy and Greece, the United Kingdom and Ireland. His expertise includes direct asset and non-performing loan opportunities in Germany and Eastern Europe, as well as equity public offerings.

Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. D’Alessandro was an investment consultant at Deutsche Bank in their special situations group, focusing on non-performing loan investments across Europe. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr. D’Alessandro was an investment associate at CVI within the Loan Portfolio Group. At CVI, he worked on non-performing loan and real estate investments in the United Kingdom, Germany and Spain. Mr. D’Alessandro received his M.B.A. from the London Business School and received his B.Sc. in finance from Manhattanville College, cum laude. Mr. D’Alessandro is a native Spanish speaker.

Matt Little

Matt Little

Co-head of Investment Teams, North America & Partner

Mr. Little joined Castlelake in 2015 and is co-head of the non-aviation investment teams, managing investment activities across the non-aviation investing verticals. He became a partner of the firm in 2017. While at Castlelake, Mr. Little has led the Specialty Finance business, Capital Markets team and completed many noteworthy transactions, including multiple aircraft securitizations, equity sales, and strategic initiatives, including public offerings of equity and debt.

Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. Little served as co-head of transportation financing within the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs in New York. There, he worked with many of the world’s largest specialty finance companies, global industrial conglomerates and major financial institutions on strategic initiatives, such as divestitures, acquisitions, general corporate advisory, and raising debt and equity capital. Mr. Little began his career in the Financial Institutions Group within investment banking at Goldman Sachs. He received a B.A. in politics from Princeton University and a certificate in political theory.

John Lundquist

John Lundquist

Head of Specialty Finance, North America & Partner

Mr. Lundquist joined Castlelake in 2015 and is head of the Specialty Finance team. He became a partner of the firm in 2020. Mr. Lundquist is responsible for the firm’s investments in credit cards, secured loans, leases and other specialty finance sub-strategies in conjunction with the regional team leaders.

Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. Lundquist was an investment professional at Värde Partners where he was responsible for helping to manage Värde’s specialty finance business in North America. During his tenure at Värde, Mr. Lundquist was responsible for investments in performing & special situation loan portfolios and credit origination. Prior to joining Värde, Mr. Lundquist worked as a financial analyst for Air Products & Chemicals Inc., a NYSE listed company. Mr. Lundquist began his career as an equity analyst for Doheny Asset Management, based in Los Angeles, California. He earned a B.A. in economics from Pepperdine University, and an M.B.A. from Cornell University where he was also the recipient of the Roy H. Park Fellowship.

Alex Curcio

Managing Director, Specialty Finance

Mr. Curcio joined Castlelake in 2018 and is part of the Specialty Finance team, focused on investment opportunities in the European specialty finance sector. Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. Curcio was with Goldman Sachs on the European Mortgages trading desk, where he focused on the origination and trading of whole loan pools and lending to the European specialty finance sector. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Curcio worked at Deutsche Bank as a structurer in the Principal Finance group. Mr. Curcio received an M.Sc. in finance and economics from the London School of Economics and a B.Sc. in economics from the University of Warwick. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is fluent in Italian.

Jon Lanners

Managing Director, Specialty Finance

Mr. Lanners joined Castlelake in 2010 and is part of the Specialty Finance team, focused on private market opportunities in commercial and industrial loan portfolios and equipment leases. Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. Lanners was with the Industrial Growth investment banking group at Piper Jaffray, where he executed leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, corporate restructurings and initial public offerings. Mr. Lanners received a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas in finance and economics, magna cum laude.

Lucas Jackson

Director, Specialty Finance

Mr. Jackson joined Castlelake in 2019 and is part of the Specialty Finance team, focused on private market opportunities in North America including commercial and industrial loan portfolios, equipment leases, and commercial and residential real estate. Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. Jackson was a managing director at Piper Jaffray in the Proprietary Trading and Investing group where he managed the firm’s investments in commercial and residential mortgage loans and securities. Prior to that, he was an analyst and trader at GMAC ResCap where he structured mortgage securitizations and helped manage the firm’s credit residual portfolio. Mr. Jackson received his B.B.A. in finance and economics from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

David Oman

Director, Specialty Finance

Mr. Oman joined Castlelake in 2013 and is part of the Specialty Finance team, focused on private market opportunities in North America including commercial and industrial loan portfolios, equipment leases, and commercial and residential real estate. Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. Oman was with Lazard’s middle market investment banking group where he focused on M&A transactions in the industrial sector. Mr. Oman received his B.S.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis with majors in finance and international business.

Aadit Prasad

Director, Specialty Finance

Mr. Prasad joined Castlelake in 2020 and is part of the Specialty Finance team, focused on investment opportunities within the European Specialty Finance sector. Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. Prasad was a Vice President in Morgan Stanley’s Special Situations group and Securitized Products group in London, where he was focused on principal investments and trading opportunities in public and private asset-backed and distressed situations. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Prasad was part of the European Structured Finance team at Deutsche Bank Group, where he was focused on structuring securitizations and principal transactions in loan portfolios. Mr. Prasad received a B.E. in information technology from Delhi College of Engineering, University of Delhi. Mr. Prasad is fluent in Hindi.

Nick Turgeon

Director, Specialty Finance

Mr. Turgeon joined Castlelake in 2017 and is part of the Specialty Finance team, focused on opportunities in specialty and consumer finance. Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. Turgeon was in the Leveraged Finance group at U.S. Bank, where he focused on transactions with private equity sponsors. Mr. Turgeon began his career as an analyst in Piper Jaffray's Fixed Income Sales and Trading group. He received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota with concentrations in finance and economics.

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