Greylock Capital’s roster consists of 21 teammates across 8 nationalities. The investment team includes members who are or have been restructuring specialists, bankers, corporate analysts and traders with deep experience in emerging markets sovereign and corporate credit — with perspectives from both the investing/trading and the structuring/restructuring sides.
Hans Humes is Founding Partner, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Greylock Capital, which he founded as a joint venture with Van Eck Global in May 1995.
Mr. Humes has over three decades of experience working in emerging markets. Humes was a Managing Partner of Van Eck Absolute Return Advisors, Inc. when he launched the fund which became the Greylock Global Opportunity Master Fund in 1997. From 1991 to 1994, he was a key member of the Lehman Brothers emerging markets debt trading team, co-developing the desk and managing over $500 million in investments. Prior to that he traded a proprietary debt portfolio at Banco Santander and engineered several debt/debt and debt/equity swaps in Latin America. Humes began his career at Manufacturers Hanover, where he worked on the sovereign debt restructurings for the Philippines and Yugoslavia.
Mr. Humes has served on numerous sovereign debt restructuring committees, among them the Steering Committee of the Private Creditor-Investor Committee for Greece and the Global Committee of Argentine Bondholders (GCAB), where he was co-chair.
Humes has been active in policy and regulatory initiatives affecting creditors globally. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of International Finance (IIF), a global association focused on the prudent management of risks; sound industry practices; and advocacy for sound regulatory, financial and economic policies. He is currently co-chair of the IIF Committee of Sovereign Risk Management, a trustee of the IIF’s Principles Consultative Group (PCG) for the Principles for Stable Capital Flows and Fair Debt Restructuring in Emerging Markets, a member of the IIF Working Group on Reconciliation of Past Due Sovereign Debt and a member of the IIF Market Monitoring Group. He is a member of the World Policy Institute’s World Policy Council, a non-partisan source of global policy analysis that identifies critical emerging global issues.
Mr. Humes also is on the board of directors of the MacDella Cooper Foundation, which provides care and schooling for Liberian orphans, and the Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation, which provides gymnastics training for young people in Harlem. Mr. Humes is also on the board of trustees of the New York Theatre Workshop.
Mr. Humes received his BA from Williams College in 1987. He has lived and studied in Nigeria, Morocco, Canada, the Netherlands, Chile, Mexico, and Belgium and is fluent in Spanish.
Ajata “AJ” Mediratta joined Greylock Capital as a Portfolio Manager in June 2008, following the acquisition of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc by JPMorgan Chase, became a Partner in August 2009 and President in October 2012. He was previously a Senior Managing Director and Head of Bear Stearns International Debt Capital Markets Group. His group was responsible for the capital market financing transactions for sovereign, quasi-sovereign and corporate clients of Bear Stearns in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. From 2000 – 2008, his group underwrote in excess of $30 billion of securities in more than fifteen countries worldwide, and acted as a financial advisor on a number of corporate and sovereign debt restructurings.
He joined Bear Stearns in October 1997 from Credit Lyonnais Securities (USA) Inc., where he headed the fixed-income Structured Products Group for emerging markets in New York. Before joining Credit Lyonnais Securities in late 1995, Mr. Mediratta spent three years at The Weston Group, a New York-based investment banking boutique, specializing in the origination and structuring of private placement issues out of Latin America. Prior to Weston, which he joined after graduating from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, he worked in the International Division of the Export-Import Bank of the United States in Washington D.C. Mr. Mediratta serves on the board of directors of Unit Trust Corporation, a U.S. registered investment company.
Mr. Mediratta received his MBA in Finance and International Business from Columbia University Graduate School of Business in 1992 and a BA in Economics from Williams College in 1987. He received his CFA charterholder designation in 1995. He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese.
Diego Ferro joined Greylock Capital Management in 2009 as a Portfolio Manager, became a Partner in August 2010 and Co-Chief Investment Officer in 2012. Mr. Ferro has 26 years of experience working on Wall Street and in banking. Prior to Greylock Capital, Mr. Ferro was co-head of Latin America Fixed Income Trading and Structuring at Goldman Sachs & Co. Inc. In this capacity, he was responsible for the New York and South American operations which included market making in emerging market debt, proprietary trading and deal structuring in currencies, rates, credit trading and illiquid risks (asset-backed securities, loans and hybrid securities).
Before joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Ferro spent 11 years at Morgan Stanley where he oversaw the Capital Markets and Structuring group for Latin America. Prior to that, Mr. Ferro created and managed the Local Markets trading and structuring teams at Morgan Stanley. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Ferro worked at Citibank and Lehman Brothers where he specialized in trading and structuring fixed income transactions with Latin American assets for clients in the region. Before moving to the United States, he worked in large privatizations for Banco Rio de la Plata (Argentina) where he was a member of the International Division involved in telecom, oil and transportation transactions.
Mr. Ferro received his MBA from The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration (Dartmouth College) in 1993 where he graduated with Distinction as an Edward Tuck Scholar. He earned a BA in Business in 1988 and a BA in Economics in 1989 from the Universidad Catolica Argentina (Buenos Aires), graduating in both instances first in his class. He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese and Italian.
Jonathan Prin joined Greylock Capital in February 2015 as Managing Director, Head of Research and became a Partner in January 2017 and a Portfolio Manager in October 2018. Prior to joining Greylock Capital, he was a portfolio manager and member of the Global Fixed Income Group at JP Morgan Asset Management. At JP Morgan, Mr. Prin was responsible for managing and trading emerging market high-yield corporate debt portfolios. Prior to joining JP Morgan in 2008, he spent three years as a credit analyst at Bear Stearns Asset Management, specializing in high yield credits and international financial institutions. Previously, Mr. Prin was a research analyst in the Leveraged Finance Department of Credit Suisse First Boston, as part of an Institutional Investor-ranked group specializing in the publishing and media sectors.
Mr. Prin received his BA in Economics and Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. He received his CFA designation in 2009. Mr. Prin is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the CFA Society of New York.
Anthony Antonelli joined Greylock Capital in September 2016 as a Director. Prior to joining Greylock Capital, he was a senior analyst and trader at PartnerRe Investments. At PartnerRe, Mr. Antonelli was responsible for assisting in the management of the global credit, multi-currency corporate bond strategies utilizing fundamental and technical analysis. Prior to joining PartnerRe in 2008, he was a Vice President at Bear Stearns Asset Management, specializing in corporate credit across various industries and segments of the capital structure. From 2000 through 2005, Mr. Antonelli began his career as a ratings analyst at Standard & Poor’s where he received formal credit training and primarily focused on high yield credits in the Basic Materials Group of the Corporate Ratings division.
Mr. Antonelli earned his BS in Environmental and Business Economics from Rutgers University in 2000. He received the CFA designation in 2006 and his CMT designation in 2018. He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese.
Michael Collins joined Greylock Capital in March 2013 as an Associate in Operations. In June 2016, he became Associate, Trader on the investment team. December 2018 he was promoted to Director.
Previously, Mr. Collins was an Operations Analyst at Brencourt Advisors LLC. Prior to Brencourt, he was a Securities Broker in the Global Private Client Group at Laidlaw & Company.
Mr. Collins earned his BS in Personal Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011. He received his CFA charter holder designation in 2017.
Kaitlin Conroy joined Greylock Capital as Director, Investor Relations in February 2012 and became Managing Director in October 2018. Previously, Ms. Conroy was Director of Investor Relations at TIG Advisors, LLC, a New York based hedge fund platform from 2004 – 2012. During her tenure at TIG Advisors, Ms. Conroy was responsible for institutional marketing and investor relations across multiple investment strategies which included, global long/short equity, emerging markets, distressed and merger arbitrage.
Prior to joining TIG Advisors, Ms. Conroy worked in the private equity and venture capital industry. From 2001 to 2004, she was a Project Manager at BancBoston Capital, the private equity division of Fleet Bank. Prior to BancBoston Capital, Ms. Conroy was an Investment Associate with Capitalyst Ventures where she focused on investing in early stage technology companies. Ms. Conroy is a member of 100 Women in Finance and the Connecticut Hedge Fund Association.
Ms. Conroy received her BS in Business Administration from Babson College in 2000. While at Babson College, she was a three-sport varsity athlete and a portfolio manager of the Babson College Fund.
Andres Correa joined Greylock Capital in March 2010 and is primarily focused on Latin America and Africa research. In 1998, Mr. Correa worked for Greylock Capital as a Junior Analyst before returning to Ecuador, where among other things he was part of the Booz Allen team working in the post-merger integration of Banco del Pacifico and Banco Continental, two of the country’s largest banks.
Prior to rejoining Greylock Capital, Mr. Correa was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. Wealth Management, in the Global Securities Based Lending group. Mr. Correa also worked in Risk Management and led the Management Reporting and Analytics team. In this role, he evaluated the group’s $20 billion portfolio of collateralized credit facilities.
Mr. Correa received his MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business in 2008 and a BS in Business Administration from Georgetown University in 1998. Mr. Correa is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese.
Jason Crelinsten joined Greylock Capital in August 2013, and serves as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. He became a Partner in January 2017. Prior to joining Greylock Capital, Mr. Crelinsten practiced corporate law at Proskauer Rose LLP as a member of the Private Investment Funds Practice. At Proskauer, Mr. Crelinsten advised private fund managers deploying a broad range of investment and trading strategies in all aspects of fund formation (both onshore and offshore); ongoing compliance with securities, commodities and tax laws; as well as investments in both private and public companies. Mr. Crelinsten started his career practicing corporate law at Coudert Brothers LLP.
Mr. Crelinsten received his LLB and BCL from McGill University in 2005, and a BA with First Class Honours in International Relations from Mount Allison University in 2001. He is fluent in French.
Martin Ganda joined Greylock Capital in July 2014. Prior to joining Greylock Capital, he was a Summer Associate at Rand Merchant Bank Private Equity and the Central Energy Fund, both in Johannesburg, South Africa, during the summer of 2013 while attending the Fuqua School of Business (Duke University). In 2012, Mr. Ganda was an Associate at Deutsche Bank where he was a member of the Global Markets Listed Derivatives Group. Mr. Ganda started his career at Goldman Sachs in New York in 2007.
Mr. Ganda is the President and Co-Founder of New Africa Foundation, a non-profit organization that works for the improvement of access to education for children in Zimbabwe.
Mr. Ganda received his MBA from Duke University – Fuqua School of Business in 2014, a BS in Mathematics and a BA in Economics from Villanova University in 2007. Mr. Ganda was born and raised in Mutare, Zimbabwe. He is fluent in Shona. He is a New York Times bestselling author of his memoir, I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives.
Kimberly Kaiser joined Greylock Capital in November 2017. Prior to joining Greylock Capital, she interned with the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs and the Global Bioethics Initiative, where she focused on the research and defense of human rights.
Ms. Kaiser received her BA in International Humanitarian Studies with Honors from Fordham University in 2016. She has traveled to 26 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
Liam Localio joined Greylock Capital in 2013. Previously, he was a member of the Investment Banking Group at BroadSpan Capital in Miami for three years, focused on advising both creditors and debtors in the restructuring of corporate and sovereign debt in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as on mergers and acquisitions throughout the region.
Mr. Localio received a BS in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. He is fluent in Spanish.
Amila Madulaarachchi joined Greylock Capital in October 2016. Prior, he was an operations analyst at Nomura Securities for the Foreign Exchange and IRS Desk. Before joining Nomura, he was an analyst at G Capital Management LLC, a global macro hedge fund.
Madulaarachichi has passed Level 1 of the CFA Exam. He has a BSc in Mathematics from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is fluent in Sinhalese.
Michael Reeves has more than two decades’ experience in the asset management industry and has led or co-led the marketing and investor relations effort at each of the firms for which he has worked.
In addition to his current role in emerging markets credit, Michael’s experience includes structured credit, commodities/macro, volatility strategies, systematic/quantitative trading, deep value investing and equities activism. Prior to business school, Reeves worked for five years in higher education institutional advancement.
Reeves is a member of the Class of 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, a leadership development initiative that draws upon the resources of the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Lyndon B. . Johnson that brings together a select group of leaders who are focused on solving society’s toughest challenges and creating measurable change in their communities, our Nation, and the world. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Yankee Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Reeves is a member and former board member of the Association of Investment Management Sales Executives (AIMSE). He is a member of the CFA institute, the CFA Society New York, the CFA Society Stamford and the Connecticut Head Fund Association.
Mr. Reeves holds a BA from the University of the South (Sewanee) and earned his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
David Steltzer joined Greylock Capital in December 2016. Previously, he was a controller at Axonic Capital and LibreMax Capital and an associate in Fortress Investment Group’s Drawbridge Liquid Markets division focusing on the Global Macro funds. Prior to moving to the private side, David was a senior associate specializing in alternative investments at J.H. Cohn (now CohnReznick).
He has a BS from the City University of New York and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York. He is conversant in Hebrew.
Fatima Stevenson joined Greylock Capital in August 2014. She has over 15 years of administrative and executive assistant experience, having held positions in the business, medical, and hospitality/tourism fields. Her administration history includes working for Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Willis New York, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Ms. Stevenson received her BS in International Affairs from the George Washington University in 2003. She is fluent in French, Italian and Tamil and conversant in twelve additional languages, including Albanian, Arabic, Cantonese, German, Farsi, Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Urdu, as well as ASL and BSL Sign Language.
Susanna Tracy joined Greylock Capital in July 2018. Before joining Greylock, she was an accounting manager at GPB Capital, a private equity firm, where she managed financial reporting for various funds. Prior to joining GPB, she was a Senior Associate at Prospect Capital Corporation, a publicly traded Business Development Company (BDC). Her focus at Prospect was primarily related to a subsidiary invested in online consumer loans. Prior to joining Prospect, Ms. Tracy worked in the Financial Services Assurance practice at Grant Thornton LLP, providing audit services to a variety of alternative investments clients, with a concentration on hedge funds.
Ms. Tracy graduated from Lehigh University cum laude with a BS in Accounting in 2012 and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of New York.
Eric Tucker joined Greylock Capital in 2008 as the Director of Operations and became Managing Director in December 2014. He has over 20 years’ experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining Greylock Capital, he was the Director of Operations for Raven Asset Management, a fixed Income and credit manager where he was responsible for the company’s operations, administration and information technology. In 2005, Mr. Tucker was Director of Operations for Newgate Capital Management, an emerging markets and global resources manager. From 2002 to 2005, he was Director of Wealth Planning for KB Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor and Insurance Agency. Prior to that Mr. Tucker spent seven years as Director of Operations for European Investors Inc, an Institutional REIT manager, where he managed the trading and settlement operations, compliance and fund accounting.
Mr. Tucker received his MBA from Fordham University 1998 and a BA from Binghamton University in 1990.
Fernando “Dino” Valte joined Greylock Capital in 2014 as Managing Director and is also Executive Director of Greylock Capital Management (Asia) Pte. Ltd and head of Greylock Capital’s Singapore office. He has more than 15 years of investment banking experience and has experience in a wide range of markets and products including the bond, bank and derivatives markets in the emerging markets.
Mr. Valte previously served as Managing Director and co-Head of Asia Pacific Capital Markets for Mitsubishi UFJ Securities in Singapore where he was instrumental in establishing and expanding the debt capital markets program across the Asia Pacific region for Mitsubishi UFJ Securities. Before joining Mitsubishi UFJ Securities, Mr. Valte was a Senior Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking Asia with BCP Securities Asia Pte. Ltd. in Singapore where he led the capital markets efforts at the boutique emerging markets-focused investment bank in Asia. Prior to BCP Securities, Mr. Valte was Managing Director and Head of International Debt Capital Markets Asia at Bear Stearns Asia Limited in Hong Kong and Singapore. While at Bear Stearns, he expanded its capital markets footprint across Asia through the origination and execution of transactions across industries, asset classes, markets and formats. Prior to Singapore, Mr. Valte was based in New York and was a Vice President at Citigroup where he spent 6 years in Derivatives Capital Markets and Project / Structured Trade Finance.
Mr. Valte received his MBA in Finance and International Business from Columbia University Graduate School of Business in 1997 and graduated with a BA in Economics and a BS in Legal Management from De La Salle University (Philippines) in 1992. He is conversant in Tagalog.
Sophia Widjaja joined Greylock Capital’s Singapore office in October 2014 as a Director, focusing on high yield and distressed debt investment opportunities in Asia. Ms. Widjaja has over 10 years of experience in high yield and distressed debt investing across various jurisdictions in Asia Pacific with several organizations, including Broad Peak Investment Advisors in Singapore, as well as D.E. Shaw & Co. and Oaktree Capital Management in Hong Kong. Prior to that, Ms. Widjaja was an Assistant Vice President with Oaktree Capital in Hong Kong, focusing on private equity investing in Asia Pacific region. Prior to that, she worked as an investment banking analyst with Lehman Brothers in New York.
Ms. Widjaja received her BS in Industrial Engineering & Management Science and Economics from Northwestern University. She is fluent in Mandarin and conversant in Japanese.
Han Yang joined Greylock Capital as a research analyst in March 2018. Previously, Han was an economist/strategist at Tudor Investment Corporation, a global macro hedge fund manager located in Greenwich, Connecticut. At Tudor Investment, Han was responsible for research and analysis of global economic development and monetary policies of key central banks. In addition, Han was responsible for quantitative analysis of multi-asset performance during different global macro cycles.
Prior to joining Tudor Investment, Han worked in both the private and public financial sectors including The Institute of International Finance, International Finance Corporation, The Bank of Canada, Ontario government, and Scotiabank.
Han received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University in 2010 and MS in Finance from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012. Han is a native speaker of Mandarin and fluent in English.