Private Credit

Dan Bowden | Partner, Stafford Private Markets | Sydney, Australia

Dan Bowden | Partner, Stafford Private Markets | Sydney, Australia

Dan makes primary commitments to private equity funds in Australia and New Zealand (over $500m since joining in 2007). He sits on Investment Advisory Boards of a range of private equity funds. He also makes co-investments alongside the private equity funds, and acquires secondary private equity fund interests. Prior to joining Stafford, Dan spent three years in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs, where he advised companies on mergers, acquisitions and capital raisings.

Bryan Buter | Investment Manager, Stafford Private Markets | Austin, Texas, US

Bryan Buter | Investment Manager, Stafford Private Markets | Austin, Texas, US

Bryan is responsible for relationship management, sourcing and due diligence for private credit investments.

Prior to Stafford, Bryan worked in finance for over a decade with firms such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo Securities and Barclays Capital. In these roles, his primary duties were credit diligence and executing M&A and financing transactions, as well as monitoring expansive credit portfolios. He also spent time in the professional sports world with International Management Group.

Bryan attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for both his Bachelors of Science and his Masters of Business Administration.

Rick Fratus | Managing Partner, Stafford Private Markets | Austin, Texas, US

Rick Fratus | Managing Partner, Stafford Private Markets | Austin, Texas, US

Rick is involved in relationship management, due diligence and negotiation.

He was previously Managing Director for Macquarie Investment Management Private Markets which advised on over $7 billion of assets, including private funds, secondary investments and co-investments. Prior to co-founding MIMPM global private equity and real asset operations, Rick was Vice President at Pacific Corporate Group.

He earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas-Austin and a Bachelors degree from the United States Naval Academy.

Lucy Nicholls | Partner, Stafford Private Markets | London, UK

Lucy Nicholls | Partner, Stafford Private Markets | London, UK

Lucy is involved in relationship management, investment sourcing and due diligence for private markets and private credit in Europe.

Prior to joining Stafford, Lucy spent 7 years at Pantheon, 3 years at Adams Street (becoming Partner in 2007) and most recently, 2 years at Graphite Capital. In these roles, Lucy focused on all aspects of European private equity, developing expertise in manager selection and European portfolio construction.

Geoff Norman | Chairman and Co-founder | Sydney, Australia

Geoff Norman | Chairman and Co-founder | Sydney, Australia

Geoff is Chairman and co-founder of Stafford Capital Partners. Prior to this, he founded Pantheon Ventures’ Asia Pacific operations before it was acquired by Pantheon. Geoff is involved in relationship management, strategy formulation, and investment evaluation. He holds Bachelor degrees in law and finance, and earned a Masters degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan Fellow).

Shan Singh | Investment Analyst, Stafford Private Markets | Austin, TX, US

Shan Singh | Investment Analyst, Stafford Private Markets | Austin, TX, US

Shan is an Investment Analyst responsible for research, analysis, and due diligence on Sustainable and Private Equity investments.

Prior to Stafford, Shan spent two years at Morgan Stanley as a Capital Markets Analyst working on LBO, M&A, and Growth related financings. He also interned at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Management division, gaining exposure to both Equites and Fixed Income investing.

He completed degrees in the Business Honors Program and Finance at The University of Texas at Austin within the McCombs School of Business.

Angus Whiteley | Chief Executive Officer | London, UK

Angus Whiteley | Chief Executive Officer | London, UK

Angus is involved in relationship management, strategy formulation and investment evaluation across Stafford Capital Partners.

He previously spent 14 years working on direct investments in private equity and venture capital. Angus started his career with Thompson Clive Partners, a life sciences and technology venture capital firm with investments in Europe and the US. He then co-founded Solon Ventures, a UK venture capital firm.