Senior Management Team
As one of the founders of Castle Placement, Ken is passionate about helping great companies grow. Over 25 years of experience in investment banking and raising capital from institutional private equity/venture investors, family offices, foundations, endowments, hedge funds, banks and specialty finance lenders. Co-founded Castle Placement in 2009, providing investment banking services and raising private equity/debt capital for early-stage and middle market companies across a wide range of industries including financial services/fintech, real estate, technology, business services, energy/real assets and consumer/retail. In 2007, created a platform providing advisory and capital formation services to financial institutions and private equity funds investing in distressed bank portfolios and community banks which was merged into Castle Placement*. From 1999 to 2007, at Merrill Lynch was co-head of the 50+ person global structured credit products investment banking, sales and syndicate and head of the U.S. alternative investment group raising capital for alternative investment funds in financial services and asset management. From 1991 to 1999, was at Credit Suisse First Boston as a senior trader on a principal transaction desk responsible for managing a proprietary position of credit sensitive commercial/residential real estate and asset-backed securities and head of CSFB’s new issue whole loan and agency CMO desk. Began his career in 1985 at Arthur Andersen where he managed their structured finance group consulting on ground breaking securitizations of residential mortgages, credit cards, auto loans, corporate loans and other financial assets. FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, and 79 licenses.
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- (O) (212) 418-1188
- (C) (516) 712-7784
Co-founded Castle Placement in 2009, providing investment banking services and raising private equity/debt capital for early-stage and middle market companies across a wide range of industries including financial services/fintech, real estate, technology, business services, energy/real assets and consumer/retail. Over 25 years of experience in investment banking, capital markets, real estate, proprietary investing, and alternative investments, and has completed several successful advisory, capital formation, and financing transactions. Managing Director at Ivy Asset Management Corp., a leading alternative investment asset management firm, responsible for investment strategy, risk management, and portfolio construction, and a member of the firm’s Investment Risk Management Committee. Managing Director-Principal at Bear, Stearns & Co., where he was the head of North American Structured Credit Distribution, responsible for structuring and distributing complex structured finance products in North America, and executing debt capital markets transactions for large financial institutions. Client base included insurance companies, banks, private equity firms, hedge funds, and structured vehicles. Director in the Principal Transactions Group at Credit Suisse First Boston, responsible for investing the firm's proprietary capital through the origination, structuring, and purchasing of debt secured by various asset classes and commercial mortgage backed securities. Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a J.D. and L.L.M. (in Taxation) from the New York University School of Law. FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, and 79 licenses.
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- (O) (212) 418-1181
- (C) (516) 655-3502
Head of the origination team. Extensive career in investment banking. Director at Merrill Lynch responsible for structuring and originating transactions, and bringing to market senior/sub debt and equity to institutional investors. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, was an Associate at Credit Suisse. Began career in public finance, advising municipalities on raising capital. MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley. FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.
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- (O) (212) 418-1182
- (C) (917) 570-4829
Over 25 years of investment banking, capital markets and capital raising experience for asset managers and hedge funds. Began his career at Lehman Brothers in 1988 and then became a Managing Director at DLJ and Credit Suisse. Founding partner in the Winter Group. Managing Director at G2 Investment Group. Recently part of the management of a tax lien fund where he was responsible for rehabbing and selling REO portfolio. Bachelor of Science in Biology from the College of William and Mary in 1984 and MBA from the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. FINRA Series 3,7 and 63 licenses.
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- (O) (212) 418-1185
- (C) (917) 586-5811
Extensive career in investment banking, corporate law, finance, and alternative investments. Began his career as an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, Washington D.C. and London, and thereafter was a senior corporate finance officer for a private Texas corporation until its sale. Thereafter was an investment banker based in New York and Singapore for two major firms. Managing Director at Arden Asset Management Corp. and Ivy Asset Management Corp. from 2000 to 2010. Managing Director at StormHarbour Partners from 2010-2016. Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Vermont, and J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Serves on the advisory boards of Georgetown University’s College of Arts and Sciences and UVM’s School of Business. FINRA Series 7, 63 and 79. Charter member of Army Historical Foundation’s 1814 Society.
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- (O) (212) 418-1187
- (C) (516) 761-0939
Over 30 years of experience in investment banking and capital markets. Managing Director at CRT Capital, where he advised institutional investors on asset allocation. Managing Director at RBS Greenwich Capital, where he was well regarded for his weekly publication “Cross-Sector Strategy” and frequent notes distributed to over 1,000 large, global institutional investors. Spent eight years at Merrill Lynch, serving as Chief Fixed Income Strategist and built the Mortgage Research department. At CS First Boston initially analyzed investor portfolios and recommended trading strategies to improve performance, and became lead author of “The Relative Value Review”. At CityFed Financial, built and managed a multi-billion-dollar bond portfolio and served as Director of Asset-Liability Management. M.B.A. in Finance from New York University, and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Penn State University. FINRA Series 7, 16, 24, and 63 licenses.
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- (O) (212) 418-1184
- (C) (917) 287-8311
Head of the investor team. Diverse background in investment banking, credit, and asset management. Brings perspective from both the sell-side and buy-side. Began his finance career in commercial and investment banking, managing relationships at JP Morgan Chase and CIBC with customers from various industries. Transitioned to asset management at ACA Capital, where he assembled and managed credit research analyst teams in New York, London and Singapore. After ACA, joined National Australia Bank where he helped manage a $20 billion portfolio of corporate credit assets and managed bank counterparty relationships. B.A. in Economics from Boston College, MBA in Finance from the Columbia Graduate School of Business, and Advanced Professional Certificate in CPA Accounting from the NYU Stern School of Business. FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.
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- (O) (212) 418-1183
- (C) (973) 699-7995
Over 25 years of investment banking experience, most recently raising private equity and debt capital for middle market companies. Mr. Kattan has originated, structured, and distributed more than $23 billion of financial securities, including real estate and alternative investments. His clients include many of the largest and most prominent global institutional investors. Has held senior leadership roles at several large investment banks - most recently, at UBS, he was the head of structured and securitized product sales in the Americas leading a large group of senior institutional salespeople. Graduate of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received Bachelor of Science degrees from the Wharton School and School of Engineering. FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, and 79 licenses.
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- (O) (212) 418-1186
- (C) (917) 750-9386