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Management Team and Advisors

KEMAL KAYA

Chief Executive Officer

  • Leading figure in Turkish banking

  • 35+ years of experience in financial services

  • Senior Adviser to the Blackstone Group, focused on transactions in the region

  • Former CEO of Yapi Kredi Group, one of the leading financial groups in Turkey

    • Assumed this position after leading Turkey’s first and largest privately owned bank acquisition by Koc Financial Services

    • Under his leadership, Yapi Kredi Bank and Kocbank, were merged

    • Before the merger, Kemal served as GM of Kocbank and CEO of Koc Financial Services, the financial holding company of a strategic partnership between Koc Holding and UniCredit

    • Kemal played a leading role in the realization of Koc-UniCredit 2002

  • Earlier in his career, held various senior positions in financial institutions and investor relations management with Yapi Kredi Bank

DANIEL FREIFELD

President

  • Founder of Callaway Capital Management, LLC and serves as the firm’s CIO

  • Previously, served as Senior Advisor to the Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy at the U.S. Department of State, where he was responsible for oil and gas issues in Iraq, Turkey, Russia, and the eastern Mediterranean and as a program coordinator for the Near East South Asia Center at the U.S. Department of Defense, working in more than ten Middle Eastern countries

  • Has been an associate of the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard University and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a member of the state bars of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia

  • Speaks Turkish and French and conversational Arabic, Farsi, and Spanish

MICHAEL TANZER

Chief Financial Officer

  • Portfolio Manager for Callaway Capital’s flagship investment fund, focusing on the identification, development, and execution of investment opportunities in corporate credit special situations

  • Previously, was Senior Analyst at Southpaw Asset Management, where he focused on distressed investments across the capital structure, as well as litigation finance opportunities.

  • Former senior analyst at DG Capital Management, a special situations hedge fund based in New York

  • Began his career at Oberon Asset Management, also based in New York

  • Speaks conversational French

ANDY STEWART

Advisor

  • Industry partner at Motive Partners

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors and is an Advisory Board member of Finantix

  • Executive Chairman of Global Shares

  • Previously, co-led Blackrock’s Alternative Investment Platform (BAI)

    • During his tenure, BAI invested in a wide array of notable acquisitions, including a leading Asian and European real estate business, Latin American infrastructure platform and a U.S. middle market lending platform

    • Andy chaired BAI’s Executive Committee and was a member of BAI’s investment committees, as well as Blackrock’s global operating and human capital committees

  • Before BAI, Andy helped build the Credit Suisse alternatives business into a robust driver of profitability and managed the global credit, commodities, insurance and hedge fund strategies across the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America

  • Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Andy helped build Man Investments into one of the largest publicly traded alternative asset management firms in the world

  • CAIA charter-holder

DAVID WRIGHT

Advisor

  • Chief Insurance Officer at Acrisure Technology Group

    • As Chief Insurance Officer, David brings his experience across the entire insurance value chain to the host of decisions, big and small, that make innovation a reality

  • Former Managing Director at Acrisure Re (formerly Beach), where he was focused on reinsurance and portfolio placement

  • Led the sales production team in Beach’s New York office and was Head of Analytics in North America

  • David’s experience spans all classes of property, casualty, life, health, and specialty, including both reinsurance placement and facilitating underwriting capital for insurance portfolio startups and MGAs

  • Began his career at Beach in the sales team before attaining his actuarial qualifications and assuming leadership roles in both analytics and reinsurance production

 
 
 
 
 
 

Board of Directors

ADAM S. METZ

Director

  • Director at Morgan Stanley Direct Lending Fund and SL Investment Corp., a sidecar investment vehicle of the Morgan Stanley Direct Lending Fund

  • Non-exec. director of Hammerson PLC (LON: HMSO), a property development and investment company

  • Sept. 2013 – April 2018: MD and Head of International Real Estate at The Carlyle Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CG)

  • March 2011 – August 2013: Senior Advisor at the dedicated real estate equity investment platform of TPG Capital

  • Oct. 2008 – Dec. 2010: CEO at General Growth Properties, Inc. (formerly NYSE: GGP), a shopping mall operator

  • 2003 – 2008: Co-Founding Partner at Polaris Capital LLC, a private investment management company

  • Previously, served on the boards of directors of Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. (formerly NYSE: FCE.A), Parkway Properties Inc. (formerly NYSE: PKY), General Growth Properties, Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC), AMLI Residential Properties Trust (formerly NYSE: AML), Aliansce Sonae Shopping Centers SA (BVMF: ALSO3), Bally Total Fitness Holding Corporation (formerly NYSE: BLLY), and Chiasso Acquisition LLC

SHELLEY GUILEY

Director

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  • July 2010 – Feb. 2020: Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Fundraising at The Carlyle Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CG)

    • Led the execution of Carlyle’s fundraising strategy, working with Management to define fundraising goals, create a systematic approach and drive the fundraising processes

  • March 2005 - July 2010: Senior Vice President and the Director of Investor Relations at Allied Capital Corporation (NYSE: ALD)

    • Managed the firm’s relationships with institutional and individual investors

  • Previously, was employed by Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) and Price Waterhouse LLP

  • Twenty years of experience in the financial services industry, primarily in the Investor Relations field

TIM SHANNON

Director

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  • Managing Partner of Cedar Investors LLC, an investment firm with private equity holdings in industries including veterinary and dental practice management

  • Prior to founding Cedar Investors, Tim was an operator at DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA) where he focused on initiatives including strategic partnerships with health insurance companies

  • Previously, was an investor at Zweig-DiMenna Associates, a hedge fund with holdings across global equities and credit

  • Started his career at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. as a research analyst covering sectors including health and life insurance.

  • CFA charterholder