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.

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.

Harriet Lacey

Data Analyst
 

Harriet Lacey

Position: Data Analyst
Categories: Operations

Harriet joined Kreos in 2022 and as a Data Analyst supports the General Partners and Investor Relations by providing performance analytics, portfolio modelling and market analysis. Prior to Kreos, Harriet worked at a VC fund as an Analyst supporting tech start-ups through the IPO process. Harriet has a BA in Social Science and an MA in International Relations from the University of Bath.

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 Manager
 

Holly Emerton

Position: Office Manager
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.