Aequitas Adds Two to Executive Management Team

Aug 26 2015 | 12:23pm ET

Aequitas Capital has hired two executives to help the alternative investments firm tackle its next growth phase. 

Jeff Mazer and Katya Baron have joined Aequitas Capital as senior managing director of capital markets and treasury and managing director of capital markets, respectively.

Mazer has more than 30 years of financial services industry experience. He most recently served as a director at BofAML’s global liquidity investment solutions unit, where he led a team that helped deliver investment management solutions for clients with approximately $63 billion in assets.

He will be responsible for managing the company's portfolio of investment offerings, executing senior and junior debt and credit strategies, and serving as an advisor to executive management on all matters of liquidity and capital structure for Aequitas Capital's business units. 

Baron, meanwhile, brings 15 years of investment banking, structured finance and fixed-income sales experience. She has previously worked with boutique and major investment banks such as Sterne Agee, Gleacher, Barclays Capital and J.P. Morgan Securities.

Baron will be responsible for sourcing and structuring new asset financing transactions, as well as capital markets outreach on behalf of Aequitas, its funds and portfolio companies.

"Jeff and Katya are both seasoned investment professionals," said Bob Jesenik, CEO and CIO of Aequitas Capital, in a statement. "Their prudent leadership and strategic financial expertise will help grow our business portfolio and allow our partners to reach their financial goals."

Mazer will be based in Aequitas Capital's Lake Oswego, Oregon office, while Baron will be based in New York. Both will report to Aequitas COO and CFO Scott Gillis.

Founded in 1993, Aequitas Capital is a diversified financial services company that creates alternative investments including private equity, private credit and specialty finance. The company and its affiliates have a combined $1.67 billion in assets under management.

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