Ross Ahlgren

General Partner
 

Ross Ahlgren

Position: General Partner
Categories: Investment Team

Ross is a Co-Founding Partner of Kreos and is responsible for originating, assessing, and managing transactions as well as general management of the firm alongside the other partners. Prior to Kreos, Ross spent ten years with AIG in New York and Paris as well as two years at American Airlines HQ. Ross has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and holds an MSIA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Raoul Stein

General Partner
 

Raoul Stein

Position: General Partner
Categories: Investment Team

Raoul is a Co-Founding Partner of Kreos and is responsible for originating, assessing, and managing transactions primarily in Israel, also across Europe as well as general management of the firm alongside the other partners. Prior to Kreos, Raoul gained experience at Apax Partners in Israel, as well as Friedman, Turbidy & Co. in New York. Raoul studied law at Bar-Ilan University and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Mårten Vading

General Partner
 

Mårten Vading

Position: General Partner
Categories: Investment Team

Mårten is a Co-Founding Partner of Kreos and is responsible for originating, assessing, and managing transactions with a particular focus on the Nordics and the DACH region. Alongside the other partners, he is also responsible for general management of the firm and executing Kreos’s strategy. Prior to Kreos, Mårten has held a variety of roles including time at UBS Warburg and Ernst & Young in the Nordic region. Mårten holds an MSc from Stockholm School of Economics and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a dual major in finance and financial control & planning.

Aris Constantinides

General Partner
 

Aris Constantinides

Position: General Partner
Categories: Investment Team

Aris joined Kreos in 2016 is responsible for originating, assessing and managing transactions across Kreos’s target regions, predominantly in the healthcare space. Alongside the other partners, Aris is also responsible for general management of the firm and executing Kreos’s strategy. Aris has more than 20 years of experience financing innovative and high-growth companies having previously held positions at NBGI, DB Capital Partners and Cabot Square Capital. Aris holds mechanical engineering degrees from MIT (SM) and Imperial College (B.Eng) and an MBA from INSEAD.

Maurizio PetitBon

General Partner / Senior Advisor
 

Maurizio PetitBon

Position: General Partner / Senior Advisor
Categories: Investment Team

Since establishing Kreos, Maurizio has focused on building a market leading position for the firm through originating, assessing and managing transactions across Kreos’s target regions, predominantly in the healthcare space. Alongside the other partners, Maurizio is also responsible for general management of the firm and executing Kreos’s strategy. Prior to Kreos, Maurizio held several different roles as a successful manager, advisor, entrepreneur and investor. Maurizio has a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Rome, and an MBA from INSEAD.

Parag Gandesha

General Partner & COO
 

Parag Gandesha

Position: General Partner & COO
Categories: Operations

Parag joined Kreos in 2019, and manages Kreos’s operations, finance, and compliance teams, providing deal-level support to Kreos’s portfolio companies, and participating in the management and execution of overall Kreos strategy. Prior to joining Kreos, Parag was Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer at MML Capital Partners LLP, where he was responsible for investor relations, fund raising, finance and operations across the group. Parag has an MBA from the University of Exeter and is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants.

Sean Dunne

General Partner
 

Sean Dunne

Position: General Partner
Categories: Investment Team

Sean is involved in executing deals in the UK and continental Europe as well as participating in the management and execution of overall Kreos strategy. Prior to joining Kreos, Sean had a variety of roles in the equity investments and leveraged finance areas of Lloyds Banking Group as well as Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander, and ANZ Australia. He holds a degree in economics from the University of Western Australia and GradDip in applied finance from the Financial Services Institute of Australia.

 

Christoph Wedegaertner

Position: Partner
Categories: Investment Team

Christoph is based in Munich and joined Kreos in 2020. He is responsible for sourcing and managing investments in Germany and across Europe with a particular focus on special opportunities coming out Kreos’s large portfolio of existing investments. Prior to joining, Christoph was a Managing Partner with Cipio Partners where he helped build up the firm’s primary and secondary investment strategy. Christoph holds a business degree from French University EAP/ESCP as well as an MBA from INSEAD.

Uri Galai

Partner
 

Uri Galai

Position: Partner
Categories: Investment Team

Uri is based in Tel Aviv and joined Kreos in 2019. He oversees the deal life cycle including identifying new leads, assessing potential deals, and performing investment analysis, as well as post-investment monitoring. Prior to joining Kreos Uri worked as a Partner at Viola Credit and was CEO at Sigma Partners. Uri holds a BA in Business Administration and Geography from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as an EMBAF in Finance.

Sonia Benhamida

Principal
 

Sonia Benhamida

Position: Principal
Categories: Investment Team

Sonia joined Kreos in 2021 and supports the General Partners in the entire deal life cycle including identifying, assessing, and performing investment analysis, as well as post investment monitoring. Prior to joining Kreos, Sonia was a Senior VP responsible for Healthcare Corporate Banking CEMEA at DNB, overseeing the client portfolio, managing relationships, and providing financing to mid-size and large companies in the sector. Prior to this, Sonia was a VP of Business Development at Ipsen, in charge of in-licensing and acquiring new drug candidates from early to late stages of development and as a M&A Manager at Rothschild & Co. Sonia is a former assistant professor and researcher at CentraleSupelec School of Engineering. She holds an HEC: Master in Accounting, Finance & Management ( HEC Grande Ecole) ), and a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Université de Paris.

Chris Church

Principal
 

Chris Church

Position: Principal
Categories: Investment Team

Chris joined Kreos in 2016 and is responsible for deal sourcing, execution, and monitoring. Prior to Kreos, Chris was a management consultant at the Parthenon group and has held corporate finance roles at Ernst & Young and Deutsche Bank. He holds a BCom in finance and economics from the University of Otago, is a CFA Charterholder and a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.

Shane Lyons

Principal
 

Shane Lyons

Position: Principal
Categories: Investment Team

Shane joined Kreos in 2019 and is responsible for deal sourcing, execution, and monitoring. Prior to Kreos, Shane worked in the investment team at LGT Private Debt, a European midmarket debt fund. Shane has a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of Nottingham, a diploma in Economics from the University of Warwick and is a CFA Charterholder.

Matthew Pearse

Head of Investor Relations/Pri
 

Matthew Pearse

Position: Head of Investor Relations/Pri
Categories: Investment Team

Mat joined Kreos in 2019 and is responsible for all aspects of investor relations and business development at the firm. Prior to Kreos, Mat worked at Asante Capital, a global private placement agent, fundraising across a wide variety of asset classes. Mat has a BSc in international business management from Cardiff University and is a registered Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (“ICAS”).

Xixi Richter

Vice President
 

Xixi Richter

Position: Vice President
Categories: Investment Team

Xixi joined Kreos Capital in 2021 and works across all areas of the deal life cycle, including origination, execution, and portfolio management. Prior to joining Kreos, Xixi worked at Beechbrook Capital, a European lower mid-market private debt fund manager, and focused on providing debt and equity capital to sponsor-backed businesses. She also spent time in fundraising and supporting Investor Relations. Xixi holds a BSc in Investment and Financial Risk Management from Cass Business School, London

Tim Fenwick

Vice President
 

Tim Fenwick

Position: Vice President
Categories: Investment Team

Tim joined Kreos in 2018 and supports all aspects of the deal life cycle including pre-investment analysis and post-investment monitoring. Prior to Kreos, Tim worked as an associate at Barclays in the venture capital coverage team, engaging with venture capital firms and portfolio companies to coordinate the delivery of banking services and debt structuring. Tim holds a BA in business economics from the University of Liverpool.

David Fitzpatrick

Vice President
 

David Fitzpatrick

Position: Vice President
Categories: Investment Team

David joined Kreos in 2021 and supports the General Partners across entire deal life cycle activities – from origination, deal assessment and investment analysis to post-investment monitoring. Prior to joining Kreos, David worked as a Vice President at Greensill Capital focussing on deal origination and client management – particularly in relation to principal financing transactions that supported customer growth acceleration plans and Technology, Media & Telecommunications coverage. Previously David worked as an Associate Director (Vice President) in Westpac’s Institutional Bank and in National Australia Bank’s Corporate & Institutional Bank focussing predominately on Technology, Media & Telecommunications coverage. David holds a BA in Finance & Economics from the University of Sydney and a Charter in Financial Analysis from the CFA Institute.

Ragna Portelli

Senior Associate
 

Ragna Portelli

Position: Senior Associate
Categories: Investment Team

Ragna joined Kreos in 2019 and supports all aspects of the deal life cycle including pre-investment analysis and post-investment monitoring. Prior to joining Kreos, Ragna worked as an associate at BCI Finance in the Credit Opportunities Fund, providing debt financing to early-stage FinTech and Alternative Finance businesses in the UK and Ireland. Ragna holds a BEng in engineering from University of Warwick, BSc in economics from Lund University, Sweden, and an MSc in entrepreneurship from Lund University.

Todd Spiers

Associate
 

Todd Spiers

Position: Associate
Categories: Investment Team

Todd joined Kreos in 2017 and is working across both the Portfolio Analysis and Investment teams. Before joining Kreos, Todd was on the graduate training programme at UBS and prior to that, worked in the credit risk team at Lloyds Bank. Todd holds an MSc in investment management from Cass Business School and a BA in business management from the University of Reading.

Yusuf Shah

Associate
 

Yusuf Shah

Position: Associate
Categories: Investment Team

Yusuf joined Kreos in 2022 and as an Associate supports all aspects of the deal lifecycle including pre-investment analysis and post-investment monitoring. Prior to joining Kreos, Yusuf worked as an Associate within Deutsche Bank’s Investment Bank in the Growth & Venture Debt team, originating and investing in early and mid-stage businesses across Europe and the US.  Yusuf holds a BSc in Physics from University College London.

Myrto Drosopoulou

Senior Analyst
 

Myrto Drosopoulou

Position: Senior Analyst
Categories: Investment Team

Myrto joined Kreos in 2021 and supports all aspects of the deal lifecycle including pre-investment analysis and post-investment monitoring. Prior to joining Kreos, Myrto worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at RBC Capital Markets, where she worked within the Healthcare Advisory Team. Myrto holds a BSc in Philosophy and Economics from the London School of Economics and a MSc in Finance from Imperial College London.

Maria Garcia

Senior Analyst
 

Maria Garcia

Position: Senior Analyst
Categories: Investment Team

Maria joined Kreos in 2020 and supports all aspects of the deal lifecycle including pre-investment analysis and post-investment monitoring. Prior to joining Kreos, Maria was an Investment Analyst at The Lab Ventures in Madrid, where she worked within the investment team, sourcing new investments and conducting investment research. Maria holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from ESADE Business School and a Master’s degree in Business Analytics and Big Data from IE School of Human Sciences and Technology.

Rahil Patel

Senior Analyst
 

Rahil Patel

Position: Senior Analyst
Categories: Investment Team

Rahil joined Kreos in 2021 and supports all aspects of the deal lifecycle including pre-investment analysis and post-investment monitoring. Prior to joining Kreos, Rahil worked as an Investment Analyst at Augmentum Fintech, where he worked within the investment team and gained exposure to sourcing and investing in growth stage FinTech and Alternative Finance businesses across Europe. Rahil holds a MSc in Management from London Business School and a BA degree in Geography from the University of Durham.

Simon Visser

Analyst
 

Simon Visser

Position: Analyst
Categories: Investment Team

“Simon joined Kreos in 2021 and supports all aspects of the deal lifecycle including pre-investment analysis and post-investment monitoring. Prior to Kreos, Simon worked as an operations associate at Talent Ladder and has previous experience with Citibank as part of their Leveraged Finance team. Simon holds a Master’s in Finance & Private Equity from LSE as well as a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Bath.”

 

Guillaume Coelho

Position: Analyst
Categories: Investment Team

Guillaume joined Kreos in 2022 and as an Analyst, supports all aspects of the deal lifecycle including pre-investment analysis and post-investment monitoring. Prior to Kreos, Guillaume worked as a senior consultant at Eight Advisory, where he worked within the Transaction Services team. Guillaume holds a MSc in Corporate Finance and a Master’s degree in Management from Grenoble Ecole de Management.

James Cobb

Analyst
 

James Cobb

Position: Analyst
Categories: Investment Team

James joined Kreos in 2022 and supports all aspects of the deal lifecycle including pre-investment analysis and post-investment monitoring. Prior to Kreos, James worked as an Investment Analyst at Hyde Capital Partners, focusing on investment research across asset classes, and as an Associate at L.E.K. Consulting where he worked to provide M&A and strategic advice to corporate and private equity clients. James has a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from the University of Oxford.

 

Keerthana Devarajan

Position: Analyst
Categories: Investment Team

Keerthana joined Kreos in 2022 and works on all aspects of the deal life cycle. She comes with extensive experience in transaction services and investments spanning across 25+ deals in over 4 years. Prior to Kreos, she worked as an Investment Analyst at Everstone Capital’s Private Debt arm. She has worked in transaction services at EY and Alvarez & Marsal in the past. She is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai.

Ronak Patel

Analyst
 

Ronak Patel

Position: Analyst
Categories: Investment Team

Ronak joined Kreos in 2022 and as an analyst supports all aspects of the deal lifecycle including pre-investment analysis and post-investment monitoring. Prior to joining Kreos, Ronak worked as an Investment Analyst at HSBC Asset Management, where he worked in the Venture Capital and Growth Team and gained exposure to investing in Fintech’s across Europe and Asia. Ronak holds a MSci in Mathematics from Imperial College London.

Kristian Jones

Head of Portfolio
 

Kristian Jones

Position: Head of Portfolio
Categories: Operations

Kristian joined Kreos in 2022 and supports the General Partners and Investor Relations by providing performance analytics, portfolio modelling and market analysis. Prior to joining Kreos, Kristian worked for Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) where he was Head of Portfolio Analytics, Performance and Risk. Focused, primarily on credit fund management which oversaw $18.3bn of third-party assets under management across Europe and North America. Kristian gained exposure to multiple strategies ranging from European CLOs, Structured and Multi-Asset credit to Syndicated Loans and Secured Finance. Kristian holds a MSc in International Banking from Loughborough University and a BSc in Business Economics from the University of Surrey, Roehampton.

 

Eugeniu Topală

Portfolio Analyst
 

Eugeniu Topală

Position: Portfolio Analyst
Categories: Operations

Eugeniu joined Kreos in 2021 and supports the General Partners and Investor Relations by providing performance analytics, portfolio modelling and market analysis. Prior to Kreos, Eugeniu worked at Impax Asset Management and Natixis Investment Managers as a Portfolio Analyst. Eugeniu has a BSc in Banking, Finance and Management from Loughborough University.

Sarah Hyatt

Financial Controller
 

Sarah Hyatt

Position: Financial Controller
Categories: Operations

Sarah joined Kreos in 2020 and is responsible for financial management, reporting and corporate matters in relation to Kreos’s active funds. Prior to joining Kreos, Sarah was Assistant Controller at TowerBrook Capital Partners and was responsible for accounting, reporting and corporate matters in relation to TowerBrook’s funds and London management company. Sarah holds a Diploma of Business from Western Institute of Technology, New Zealand.

Estelle Udensi

Compliance Manager
 

Estelle Udensi

Position: Compliance Manager
Categories: Operations

Estelle joined Kreos in 2021 and is responsible for supporting the COO and Kreos Partners in all Compliance and Regulatory matters for Kreos and its active funds. Prior to joining Kreos, Estelle worked at LaSalle Investment Management as a Compliance Associate. Estelle holds a Law with Spanish LLB from Aberystwyth University, an LLM from Cardiff University and is in the process of obtaining a Banking and Financial Law LLM from Queen Mary, University of London.

 

Tommy McGilley

Fund Accountant
 

Tommy McGilley

Position: Fund Accountant
Categories: Operations

Tommy joined Kreos in 2018 and supports the Kreos team in all aspects of fund financial management. Prior to joining, Tommy worked at Irani & Gressier as an accounts assistant and credit controller. Tommy holds a degree in business management from Queen Mary University of London, and is currently working towards a professional accounting qualification.

Izabela Lisiecka

Fund Accountant
 

Izabela Lisiecka

Position: Fund Accountant
Categories: Operations

Izabela joined Kreos in 2017 and supports the Finance team in all aspects of fund financial management. Prior to joining, Izabela worked at Barham Global as an account assistant where she assisted with the day to day tasks such as cash management and financial reporting. Izabela holds an Association of Accounting Technicians (“AAT”) accreditation and is working towards an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”) qualification.

Elena Melega

Accountant
 

Elena Melega

Position: Accountant
Categories: Operations

Elena joined Kreos in 2019 and supports the Finance team in all aspects of fund financial management. Prior to joining, Elena worked at Usedful Ltd as an account assistant. Elena holds an Association of Accounting Technicians (“AAT”) accreditation and is currently working towards an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”) qualification.

Sam Pearson

PQ Accountant
 

Sam Pearson

Position: PQ Accountant
Categories: Operations

Sam joined Kreos in 2021 as a part-qualified accountant and supports the finance team in all aspects of fund management. Prior to Kreos, Sam worked in accountancy practice as a compliance accountant. Sam holds a degree in Business Management and is currently studying towards the ACCA qualification

Holly Emerton

Office Administrator
 

Holly Emerton

Position: Office Administrator
Categories: Operations

Holly joined Kreos in 2019 and is responsible for all aspects of office administration. Holly brings over 5 years of administrative experience in office management, human resources, and compliance. Holly holds qualifications in business administration and is completing a bachelor’s degree majoring in human resource management.

Ash Panchawalla

IT Director
 

Ash Panchawalla

Position: IT Director
Categories: Operations

Ash is responsible for the overall IT security, strategy and support of all Kreos’s IT infrastructure in all its locations. Ash has worked at the European Space Agency designing and implementing several classified networks across Europe and also provided global support for the Publicis Groupe SA.