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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 the firm’s Chief Investment Officer in January 2016 and Chief Executive Officer in October 2018. 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 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 is the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Bardin Hill. 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 is the Chief Financial Officer of Bardin Hill. 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. from Touro College and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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.

Kevin Silva is the Global Head of Business Development and Investor Relations at Bardin Hill. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Silva led the business development and investor relations effort globally at Carlson Capital and was a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Before joining Carlson in 2016, he was a Managing Director at Och-Ziff Capital Management, where he served in various capacities over twelve years. Mr. Silva’s roles at Och-Ziff included responsibility for oversight of the firm’s strategic relationships, and prior to that, serving as Head of EMEA Investor Relations. He began his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. as an associate in the Asset Management Division. Mr. Silva received a B.A. from Harvard University.

Pratik Desai is a Portfolio Manager for Bardin Hill’s opportunistic credit strategies. Mr. Desai began his career at J.P. Morgan Chase, where he was an investment banker working on capital markets transactions. Mr. Desai received a B.S. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Philip Raciti is Head of U.S. Performing Credit and a Portfolio Manager at Bardin Hill. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Raciti was a Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of CVC Credit Partners’ U.S. Performing Credit business. Mr. Raciti’s responsibilities included managing the U.S. Performing Credit Business across research, trading and technology initiatives. Mr.  Raciti joined Apidos Capital, a predecessor to CVC Credit Partners, as a Credit Analyst and Trader. Prior to CVC, Mr. Raciti was a Credit Analyst and Technology Specialist for INVESCO. Mr. Raciti received a B.A. from Binghamton University.

Ross Smead is a Performing Credit Portfolio Manager. 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.

Joseph Hill is a Partner of Bardin Hill in the firm’s client relations department. 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.

Mark Simons is a Portfolio Manager for Bardin Hill’s merger arbitrage strategy. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Simons founded and was Chief Investment Officer of Hudson Varick Management, an investment management firm specializing in merger arbitrage and event-driven strategies. Prior to Hudson Varick, Mr. Simons was a Senior Strategist at Platinum Grove Asset Management, where he initiated and developed a merger arbitrage/event-driven portfolio. Prior to joining Platinum Grove, Mr. Simons was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for Tribeca Investments, where he was responsible for the risk arbitrage portfolio. Prior to Tribeca, Mr. Simons was a Vice President at Dresdner Securities (USA) focused on risk arbitrage. Mr. Simons received an M.B.A. from New York University, a J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law, and a B.A. from the University of Illinois.

Andrew Friedman is a Partner of Bardin Hill focusing on the firm’s opportunistic credit strategy.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Friedman worked as an Investment Banking Analyst in Lehman Brothers’ Global Technology Group. Mr. Friedman received a B.S. from Georgetown University.

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 BA from Manchester Metropolitan University.