Structured finance shop Yorkville Advisors has hired Paul Strzelecki as managing director and partner for its U.K.-based operations. In this newly created position, Strzelecki will head up the firm’s London offices and expand the firm’s investment opportunities.
Strzelecki is a former adviser to numerous venture capital-backed Internet, mobile telecommunications, sports and healthcare start-up companies through Ravenbeck, a consultancy he founded. Strzelecki will continue his consultancy work in a limited capacity while at Yorkville.
“Paul brings a hands-on and value-added approach in supporting our current and potential portfolio companies,” said Mark Angelo, founder of Yorkville Advisors. “His extensive business experience, sector knowledge and network will be a great asset to our firm as we look to increase our investments in the U.K. and internationally.”
Founded in 2001, Yorkville is the investment manager of YA Global Investments, which specializes in structured finance and direct investments.