Executive Leadership

Executive Leadership
Jason Dillow
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
Jason Dillow is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Bardin Hill. Mr. Dillow chairs the firm’s Operating Committee and Executive Committee and is a member of the Risk Oversight Committees. Mr. Dillow rose through the leadership ranks of the firm over more than a decade, becoming Chief Investment Officer of the firm’s opportunistic credit strategy in January 2016, and responsible for oversight of all of the firm’s investments, including performing credit, in January 2017. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dillow worked in the Special Situations Group at Goldman Sachs, a global multi billion dollar investing business specializing in stressed and distressed debt and event-driven equities investing within Goldman Sachs’ Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Division. In that role he was responsible for investments in the energy, power, industrial, and financial industries. He began his career in the Financial Institutions Group of Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division. Mr. Dillow received an A.B. with Honors from Princeton University.
Kevah Konner
Senior Managing Principal, Chief Risk Officer and Portfolio Manager
Kevah Konner is the Chief Risk Officer of Bardin Hill and a Portfolio Manager of its merger arbitrage, event-driven, litigation finance, and opportunistic credit strategies. Mr. Konner Chairs the firm’s Risk Oversight Committees and is a member of the Operating Committee and the Executive Committee. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Konner was Co-head of the proprietary Risk Arbitrage Department for Smith New Court. Prior to Smith New Court, Mr. Konner was a Senior Analyst specializing in event-driven situations for two proprietary trading operations: Gruss & Co. and Ladenburg Thalmann & Company. Mr. Konner’s professional career started at Asiel & Company, where he traded for clients and for the firm’s account in merger arbitrage, convertible arbitrage and other situations. Mr. Konner received an M.B.A. from the Stern School of New York University, and a B.S. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Suzanne McDermott
Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Principal
Suzanne McDermott is the Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of the firm. Ms. McDermott is a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a prosecutor in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York. As a federal prosecutor, Ms. McDermott worked in the Business and Securities Fraud Unit focusing on investigations and prosecutions of complex white-collar, securities fraud, corporate fraud, and criminal tax cases. Prior to her role at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, Ms. McDermott worked in private practice. Ms. McDermott received a J.D. from Boston College Law School and a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.
Jacob Fishelis
Chief Financial Officer
Jacob Fishelis is the Chief Financial Officer of Bardin Hill. Mr. Fishelis serves as the Chair of the firm’s Pricing Review Committee and is a member of the Risk Oversight Committees. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Fishelis was an Assurance Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Alternative Investment Funds Group in New York, where he planned, supervised, and conducted financial statement audits for a variety of hedge funds, private equity funds, funds of funds, and endowments. Mr. Fishelis received a B.S. with Honors  from Touro College and is a Certified Public Accountant.
John Greene
Portfolio Manager and Managing Principal
John Greene is a Portfolio Manager of Bardin Hill’s litigation finance and opportunistic credit strategies. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Greene was a Distressed Securities Analyst for J.P. Morgan Chase, where he published research on distressed and high yield securities, made proprietary trading recommendations, and worked with J.P. Morgan Chase's London-based European high yield research team. Mr. Greene received a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College.
Damien Miller
European Opportunistic Credit Portfolio Manager and Managing Principal
Damien Miller is a Portfolio Manager for the firm’s European Credit strategy. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Miller was a Managing Director and the Global Head of Special Situations at Alcentra where he built their distressed and opportunistic credit investment business and acted as Portfolio Manager. Prior to Alcentra, he was a Director and Portfolio Manager for the Special Situations Group at Barclays Capital in New York. Prior to Mr. Miller’s portfolio management responsibilities, he was a Senior Analyst at Barclays Capital in London. Mr. Miller received a B.A. from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Joseph Hill
Managing Principal
Joseph Hill is a Managing Principal of Bardin Hill and a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hill built and ran Credit Suisse First Boston's global hedge fund capital raising team after having held various senior positions with several alternative capital managers. Prior to working with the alternative capital managers, Mr. Hill worked for Morgan Stanley, where he led a team responsible for all capital raising in Latin America; ran fixed income capital markets, sales and trading for all of Canada; led a team responsible for all non-dollar transactions distributed in North America; and headed a group that created, underwrote and distributed structured products based on foreign currency or non-US yield curves. Mr. Hill received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.B.A. from the University of Texas.
Ross Smead
Performing Credit Portfolio Manager and Managing Principal
Ross Smead is a Performing Credit Portfolio Manager and a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Smead was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Prudential Investment Management, where he worked for over 21 years. As head of Prudential’s bank loan team, he was responsible for over $3.5 billion of assets under management, through structured products and institutional accounts. Prior to joining the U.S. Bank Loan Desk, Mr. Smead worked in Private Fixed Income at Prudential Investment Management, where he held several positions of increasing responsibility. Mr. Smead received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
Executive Leadership
Jason Dillow
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
Jason Dillow is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Bardin Hill. Mr. Dillow chairs the firm’s Operating Committee and Executive Committee and is a member of the Risk Oversight Committees. Mr. Dillow rose through the leadership ranks of the firm over more than a decade, becoming Chief Investment Officer of the firm’s opportunistic credit strategy in January 2016, and responsible for oversight of all of the firm’s investments, including performing credit, in January 2017. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dillow worked in the Special Situations Group at Goldman Sachs, a global multi billion dollar investing business specializing in stressed and distressed debt and event-driven equities investing within Goldman Sachs’ Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Division. In that role he was responsible for investments in the energy, power, industrial, and financial industries. He began his career in the Financial Institutions Group of Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division. Mr. Dillow received an A.B. with Honors from Princeton University.
Kevah Konner
Senior Managing Principal, Chief Risk Officer and Portfolio Manager
Kevah Konner is the Chief Risk Officer of Bardin Hill and a Portfolio Manager of its merger arbitrage, event-driven, litigation finance, and opportunistic credit strategies. Mr. Konner Chairs the firm’s Risk Oversight Committees and is a member of the Operating Committee and the Executive Committee. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Konner was Co-head of the proprietary Risk Arbitrage Department for Smith New Court. Prior to Smith New Court, Mr. Konner was a Senior Analyst specializing in event-driven situations for two proprietary trading operations: Gruss & Co. and Ladenburg Thalmann & Company. Mr. Konner’s professional career started at Asiel & Company, where he traded for clients and for the firm’s account in merger arbitrage, convertible arbitrage and other situations. Mr. Konner received an M.B.A. from the Stern School of New York University, and a B.S. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Suzanne McDermott
Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Principal
Suzanne McDermott is the Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of the firm. Ms. McDermott is a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a prosecutor in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York. As a federal prosecutor, Ms. McDermott worked in the Business and Securities Fraud Unit focusing on investigations and prosecutions of complex white-collar, securities fraud, corporate fraud, and criminal tax cases. Prior to her role at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, Ms. McDermott worked in private practice. Ms. McDermott received a J.D. from Boston College Law School and a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.
Jacob Fishelis
Chief Financial Officer
Jacob Fishelis is the Chief Financial Officer of Bardin Hill. Mr. Fishelis serves as the Chair of the firm’s Pricing Review Committee and is a member of the Risk Oversight Committees. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Fishelis was an Assurance Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Alternative Investment Funds Group in New York, where he planned, supervised, and conducted financial statement audits for a variety of hedge funds, private equity funds, funds of funds, and endowments. Mr. Fishelis received a B.S. with Honors  from Touro College and is a Certified Public Accountant.
John Greene
Portfolio Manager and Managing Principal
John Greene is a Portfolio Manager of Bardin Hill’s litigation finance and opportunistic credit strategies. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Greene was a Distressed Securities Analyst for J.P. Morgan Chase, where he published research on distressed and high yield securities, made proprietary trading recommendations, and worked with J.P. Morgan Chase's London-based European high yield research team. Mr. Greene received a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College.
Damien Miller
European Opportunistic Credit Portfolio Manager and Managing Principal
Damien Miller is a Portfolio Manager for the firm’s European Credit strategy. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Miller was a Managing Director and the Global Head of Special Situations at Alcentra where he built their distressed and opportunistic credit investment business and acted as Portfolio Manager. Prior to Alcentra, he was a Director and Portfolio Manager for the Special Situations Group at Barclays Capital in New York. Prior to Mr. Miller’s portfolio management responsibilities, he was a Senior Analyst at Barclays Capital in London. Mr. Miller received a B.A. from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Joseph Hill
Managing Principal
Joseph Hill is a Managing Principal of Bardin Hill and a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hill built and ran Credit Suisse First Boston's global hedge fund capital raising team after having held various senior positions with several alternative capital managers. Prior to working with the alternative capital managers, Mr. Hill worked for Morgan Stanley, where he led a team responsible for all capital raising in Latin America; ran fixed income capital markets, sales and trading for all of Canada; led a team responsible for all non-dollar transactions distributed in North America; and headed a group that created, underwrote and distributed structured products based on foreign currency or non-US yield curves. Mr. Hill received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.B.A. from the University of Texas.
Ross Smead
Performing Credit Portfolio Manager and Managing Principal
Ross Smead is a Performing Credit Portfolio Manager and a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Smead was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Prudential Investment Management, where he worked for over 21 years. As head of Prudential’s bank loan team, he was responsible for over $3.5 billion of assets under management, through structured products and institutional accounts. Prior to joining the U.S. Bank Loan Desk, Mr. Smead worked in Private Fixed Income at Prudential Investment Management, where he held several positions of increasing responsibility. Mr. Smead received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.