Jeff Mazer and Katya Baron have joined Aequitas Capital as senior managing director of capital markets and treasury, and managing director of capital markets, respectively.
Mazer has more than 30 years of financial services industry experience. He most recently served as a director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Global Liquidity Investment Solutions unit, where he led a team that helped deliver investment management solutions for clients with approximately USD63 billion in assets.
Mazer will be responsible for managing the company's portfolio of investment offerings, executing senior and junior debt and credit strategies, and serving as an advisor to executive management on all matters of liquidity and capital structure for Aequitas Capital's business units.
Baron brings 15 years of investment banking, structured finance and fixed-income sales experience from boutique and major investment banks such as Sterne Agee, Gleacher, Barclays Capital and JP Morgan Securities.
Baron will be responsible for sourcing and structuring new asset financing transactions, as well as capital markets outreach on behalf of Aequitas, its funds and portfolio companies.
"Jeff and Katya are both seasoned investment professionals," says Bob Jesenik, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Aequitas Capital. "Their prudent leadership and strategic financial expertise will help grow our business portfolio and allow our partners to reach their financial goals."
Mazer will be based in Aequitas Capital's Lake Oswego, Oregon office and Baron will be based in the firm's recently opened New York City office. Both will report to Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Scott Gillis.
"We are thrilled to welcome Jeff and Katya to the Aequitas Capital team," said Gillis. "Leveraging their dynamic backgrounds and industry expertise will strengthen our position for years to come."