Ms. Peyton joined Castlelake in 2017 and became partner in 2019. Ms. Peyton leads the firm's Capital Formation team, focused on enhancing the firm’s fundraising and investor relations activities. She is also a member of the Investment Review Committee. Ms. Peyton has approximately 20 years of professional experience and has worked in the private equity industry since 1998. Prior to joining Castlelake, she was with Denning & Company, a boutique private equity placement firm, where she focused on capital raising across a variety of private equity strategies. Prior to Denning, Ms. Peyton was a principal at Pantheon Ventures, a global private equity fund of funds based in San Francisco. There, she was responsible for marketing and client service activities for Pantheon’s North American and Asian institutional limited partners, and U.S. consultant and advisory relationships. Ms. Peyton has also worked in investor relations at H&Q Asia Pacific, and in origination and marketing at Whitney & Co. She began her career in private equity with Merrill Lynch’s Private Equity Group in New York and also worked in corporate finance and M&A in Merrill’s Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group in Chicago. Ms. Peyton received her B.A. from the University of Chicago in political science, with honors.