Our team includes veterans of some of the most successful asset management companies in the past decade

Easterly is driven by an exceptional leadership core with an average of 20 years of experience

  • Unique experience in business-building, asset management, private equity, public company management, and insurance

  • Proven success in positioning asset management firms for growth by aligning ownership and incentives between investors and management

  • Demonstrated experience creating strong institutional frameworks and infrastructure for firms that require entrepreneurial flexibility for growth

Easterly Partners Team

  • Thomas Bassinger

    Thomas Bassinger

    Managing Director
  • Brian Blaney, CFA

    Brian Blaney, CFA

    Vice President
  • David Cody

    David Cody

    Managing Principal
  • Eric Colandrea

    Eric Colandrea

    General Counsel
  • Darrell Crate

    Darrell Crate

    Managing Principal
  • Sandra Haas

    Sandra Haas

    Managing Director
Thomas Bassinger
Thomas Bassinger
Managing Director

Mr. Bassinger is a Managing Director at Easterly, responsible for capital formation and business development for Easterly’s healthcare platform.

Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Bassinger was a Managing Director at Leerink Partners leading Leerink’s private placement advisory services. Prior to joining Leerink, Mr. Bassinger co-founded and was Managing Director of Rockport Venture Partners, an international life sciences investment banking firm that specialized in raising capital for medical and life science startup companies. Mr. Bassinger has worked closely with some of the INC. 500 Fastest Growing Companies, assisting entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to reposition and finance their businesses.

Mr. Bassinger earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and a M.S. in Manufacturing & Technology from the University of Rhode Island.

Brian Blaney, CFA
Brian Blaney, CFA
Vice President

Mr. Blaney is a Vice President at Easterly, responsible for managing deal execution for new investments and capital markets activity.

Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Blaney served as an associate at Lineage Capital, a private equity firm specializing in buyouts of owner-managed and family-controlled businesses. Mr. Blaney has also worked at M.M. Dillon & Co., a boutique investment bank, and as a credit analyst at Bank of America.

Mr. Blaney earned a B.S. in Business, magna cum laude, from Boston College and an M.B.A., with honors, from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

David Cody
David Cody
Managing Principal

Mr. Cody is a Managing Principal at Easterly, responsible for capital formation and business development. With more than two decades of experience, Mr. Cody has established a proven track record of identifying market and industry dislocations and building successful funds around these investment opportunities.

Previously, Mr. Cody served as the Chief Executive Officer of MatlinPatterson Asset Management L.P. (“MPAM”) which he co-founded in 2010. MPAM was formed with MatlinPatterson to expand beyond its distressed product offerings; driven largely through partnerships with fund managers that were previously associated with large financial institutions. They completed deals in long/short credit, mortgage credit and senior credit and sold the business to Allied World.

Prior to forming MPAM, Mr. Cody was the President of the Hybrid (credit) business of Fortress Investment Group and an early partner at Fortress. Under his tenure, Mr. Cody significantly expanded the scope and reach of Fortress, developing multiple new businesses and playing the primary role in growing assets under management to over $40 billion. Throughout his career, Mr. Cody has held numerous senior and principal positions at leading international funds and banks, including Bank of America Securities, Bankers Trust, Chemical Bank and Lydian Asset Management.

Mr. Cody received his B.A. from Colby College.

Eric Colandrea
Eric Colandrea
General Counsel

Mr. Colandrea is the General Counsel of Easterly, responsible for managing all legal and compliance related matters.

Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Colandrea was the Deputy General Counsel at Prospect Administration LLC, responsible for investment adviser and corporate matters for Prospect Capital Management L.P. Prior to Prospect Administration, Mr. Colandrea was a Senior Vice President and member of the Convertible Bond and Structured Investments groups at Highbridge Capital Management LLC.

Mr. Colandrea received a B.S. in Finance and Chemistry from Boston College and his J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

Darrell Crate
Darrell Crate
Managing Principal

Mr. Crate is a Managing Principal of Easterly, which he founded in 2009.

Mr. Crate serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Easterly Government Properties, Inc., a NYSE listed company.

Prior to founding Easterly, Mr. Crate served as the Chief Financial Officer of Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., a publicly traded asset management holding company which grew through acquisition.

Mr. Crate currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, a global organization supporting general aviation; as a Trustee of Bates College; and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Westminster Kennel Club.

Mr. Crate earned his B.A. from Bates College and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Sandra Haas
Sandra Haas
Managing Director

Ms. Haas is a Managing Director at Easterly, responsible for capital formation and business development.

Prior to Easterly, Ms. Haas served as Partner and Deputy Head of the Asset Management business of Perella Weinberg Partners. A member of the Management Committee of the Firm, Ms. Haas worked closely with the group’s portfolio managers, marketing and business development functions. Prior to joining Perella Weinberg Partners, Ms. Haas was a Managing Director and Head of the Pensions, Endowments and Foundations Coverage team at Morgan Stanley. A cross-divisional initiative, the team covered the largest asset owners in North America providing access to the products and services of the Institutional Securities Divisions. Previously, Ms. Haas was responsible for U.S. business development in Morgan Stanley’s Prime Brokerage Division, working with hedge funds on their financing and business needs. In 2006, she launched the Strategic Partner Initiative, an alternative capital sourcing function matching strategic investors with managers looking for capital. Ms. Haas joined Morgan Stanley in 1999 and served in various senior positions, including Coverage Officer and Head of Product Development for the Pension Strategies Group, which focused on pensions, endowments and foundations with assets greater than $1 billion.

Prior to Morgan Stanley, Ms. Haas covered financial institutions at Bankers Trust, where she structured and marketed fixed income, credit, currency and equity derivative products. She is a Certified Public Accountant and earlier in her career, she spent three years at Deloitte and Touche auditing financial institutions.

Ms. Haas received a B.A. in Government and Near East Studies from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

  • Avshalom Kalichstein

    Avshalom Kalichstein

    Managing Principal
  • Jared Markson

    Jared Markson

    CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
  • Lauren Mullen

    Lauren Mullen

    Associate
  • Benjamin Searle

    Benjamin Searle

    Associate
  • Kim Szottfried

    Kim Szottfried

    Associate
  • Brian Teixeira, CFA, CAIA

    Brian Teixeira, CFA, CAIA

    Vice President
Avshalom Kalichstein
Avshalom Kalichstein
Managing Principal

Mr. Kalichstein is a Managing Principal at Easterly.

Mr. Kalichstein served as the Chief Executive Officer of Easterly Acquisition Corp., a blank check company that merged with Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd.

Prior to Easterly, Mr. Kalichstein founded Solel Investment Group LLC, a privately-held company that has jointly led the acquisition of over $1 billion in specialty finance assets.

Mr. Kalichstein has held a broad set of leadership positions in financial services, serving as a  Managing Director of J.C. Flowers, as a Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development for SoftNet Systems, Inc., and as an associate with Capital Z Partners. Mr. Kalichstein began his career in the Financial Institutions Group at Goldman Sachs.

Mr. Kalichstein received a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics, magna cum laude, from Brown University.

Jared Markson
Jared Markson
CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Mr. Markson is the Chief Administrative Officer at Easterly, responsible for firm operations and strategic initiatives.

Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Markson was a Vice President at BlueTown, a Danish social enterprise providing rural internet connectivity to the developing world.

Previously, Mr. Markson was a Senior Relationship Manager at Hall Capital Partners, a San Francisco-based independent investment advisor.  Mr. Markson began his career at Symphony Asset Management.

Mr. Markson earned his B.A. from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.

Lauren Mullen
Lauren Mullen
Associate

Ms. Mullen is an Associate at Easterly, responsible for supporting firm operations and project management of key firm endeavors.

Prior to joining Easterly, Ms. Mullen was the Director of Strategic Planning, at Medeventus, Inc., where she led daily operations and provided guidance on the strategic direction of the company.

Ms. Mullen received a B.A. in English and Italian from Boston College.

Benjamin Searle
Benjamin Searle
Associate

Mr. Searle is an Associate at Easterly, responsible for information technology integration and implementation for all Easterly team members and office locations.

Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Searle was the Solutions Engineer at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where he was responsible for management and oversight of all computer systems support.

Mr. Searle received his B.A. in Sociology and Computer Science from Northeastern University.

Kim Szottfried
Kim Szottfried
Associate

Ms. Szottfried is an Associate at Easterly, responsible for the firm’s finance and accounting functions.

Prior to joining Easterly, Ms. Szottfried was Accounting Manager at Techkon USA, an innovation leader in color management solutions.

Ms. Szottfried earned her B.S. in Finance from Boston College. 

Brian Teixeira, CFA, CAIA
Brian Teixeira, CFA, CAIA
Vice President

Mr. Teixeira is a Vice President at Easterly, responsible for sourcing, researching, and underwriting affiliate partnership opportunities.

Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Teixeira was an Assistant Vice President on the private markets team at Meketa Investment Group, where he led the firm’s secondary and fund of funds practice.

Mr. Teixeira earned his B.A. in Mathematics & Statistics and Economics from Williams College. He is a CFA charterholder and a CAIA charterholder, and is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society Boston, Inc., and the CAIA Boston chapter.

  • Bernard Van der Lande

    Bernard Van der Lande

    Managing Director
  • Christopher Wallace

    Christopher Wallace

    MANAGING DIRECTOR
  • Rachel Williams

    Rachel Williams

    Vice President
Bernard Van der Lande
Bernard Van der Lande
Managing Director

Mr. Van der Lande is a Managing Director at Easterly, responsible for global capital formation and special initiatives.

Prior to Easterly, Mr. Van der Lande served as a Managing Director at CBRE Capital Advisors, Inc., CBRE’s real estate investment banking business, where he led international execution efforts, transacting on or recapitalizing a variety of public and private investment vehicles.

Previously, Mr. Van der Lande was Managing Director at Hodges Ward Elliott, a commercial real estate brokerage firm, marketing cross-border investment opportunities and leading global distribution.  Prior to his focus on real estate and global capital allocation strategies, Mr. Van der Lande began his career in strategy and sales with a global FMCG company and with a Washington D.C.-based strategy firm, focused on government affairs and investment consulting in China.

Mr. Van der Lande received a B.A. from Davidson College.

Christopher Wallace
Christopher Wallace
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Mr. Wallace is a Managing Director at Easterly, responsible for the firm’s equity capital markets practice. 

Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Wallace was the Head of Equity Syndicate at CAIS Group. Mr. Wallace previously held leadership positions in equity capital markets at UBS and Sterne Agee CRT. He started his capital markets career at Deutsche Bank.

Mr. Wallace earned his B.S. from the London School of Economics.

Rachel Williams
Rachel Williams
Vice President

Ms. Williams is a Vice President at Easterly, responsible for all aspects of capital formation, business development, and investor relations. Ms. Williams joined Easterly in January 2011, serving as a project manager responsible for various Easterly initiatives. 

Ms. Williams received her B.S., magna cum laude, in Business Administration from Bryant University.

  • Thomas Bassinger

    Thomas Bassinger

    Managing Director
  • Brian Blaney, CFA

    Brian Blaney, CFA

    Vice President
  • David Cody

    David Cody

    Managing Principal
Thomas Bassinger
Thomas Bassinger
Managing Director

Mr. Bassinger is a Managing Director at Easterly, responsible for capital formation and business development for Easterly’s healthcare platform.

Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Bassinger was a Managing Director at Leerink Partners leading Leerink’s private placement advisory services. Prior to joining Leerink, Mr. Bassinger co-founded and was Managing Director of Rockport Venture Partners, an international life sciences investment banking firm that specialized in raising capital for medical and life science startup companies. Mr. Bassinger has worked closely with some of the INC. 500 Fastest Growing Companies, assisting entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to reposition and finance their businesses.

Mr. Bassinger earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and a M.S. in Manufacturing & Technology from the University of Rhode Island.

Brian Blaney, CFA
Brian Blaney, CFA
Vice President

Mr. Blaney is a Vice President at Easterly, responsible for managing deal execution for new investments and capital markets activity.

Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Blaney served as an associate at Lineage Capital, a private equity firm specializing in buyouts of owner-managed and family-controlled businesses. Mr. Blaney has also worked at M.M. Dillon & Co., a boutique investment bank, and as a credit analyst at Bank of America.

Mr. Blaney earned a B.S. in Business, magna cum laude, from Boston College and an M.B.A., with honors, from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

David Cody
David Cody
Managing Principal

Mr. Cody is a Managing Principal at Easterly, responsible for capital formation and business development. With more than two decades of experience, Mr. Cody has established a proven track record of identifying market and industry dislocations and building successful funds around these investment opportunities.

Previously, Mr. Cody served as the Chief Executive Officer of MatlinPatterson Asset Management L.P. (“MPAM”) which he co-founded in 2010. MPAM was formed with MatlinPatterson to expand beyond its distressed product offerings; driven largely through partnerships with fund managers that were previously associated with large financial institutions. They completed deals in long/short credit, mortgage credit and senior credit and sold the business to Allied World.

Prior to forming MPAM, Mr. Cody was the President of the Hybrid (credit) business of Fortress Investment Group and an early partner at Fortress. Under his tenure, Mr. Cody significantly expanded the scope and reach of Fortress, developing multiple new businesses and playing the primary role in growing assets under management to over $40 billion. Throughout his career, Mr. Cody has held numerous senior and principal positions at leading international funds and banks, including Bank of America Securities, Bankers Trust, Chemical Bank and Lydian Asset Management.

Mr. Cody received his B.A. from Colby College.

  • Eric Colandrea

    Eric Colandrea

    General Counsel
  • Darrell Crate

    Darrell Crate

    Managing Principal
  • Sandra Haas

    Sandra Haas

    Managing Director
Eric Colandrea
Eric Colandrea
General Counsel

Mr. Colandrea is the General Counsel of Easterly, responsible for managing all legal and compliance related matters.

Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Colandrea was the Deputy General Counsel at Prospect Administration LLC, responsible for investment adviser and corporate matters for Prospect Capital Management L.P. Prior to Prospect Administration, Mr. Colandrea was a Senior Vice President and member of the Convertible Bond and Structured Investments groups at Highbridge Capital Management LLC.

Mr. Colandrea received a B.S. in Finance and Chemistry from Boston College and his J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

Darrell Crate
Darrell Crate
Managing Principal

Mr. Crate is a Managing Principal of Easterly, which he founded in 2009.

Mr. Crate serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Easterly Government Properties, Inc., a NYSE listed company.

Prior to founding Easterly, Mr. Crate served as the Chief Financial Officer of Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., a publicly traded asset management holding company which grew through acquisition.

Mr. Crate currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, a global organization supporting general aviation; as a Trustee of Bates College; and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Westminster Kennel Club.

Mr. Crate earned his B.A. from Bates College and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Sandra Haas
Sandra Haas
Managing Director

Ms. Haas is a Managing Director at Easterly, responsible for capital formation and business development.

Prior to Easterly, Ms. Haas served as Partner and Deputy Head of the Asset Management business of Perella Weinberg Partners. A member of the Management Committee of the Firm, Ms. Haas worked closely with the group’s portfolio managers, marketing and business development functions. Prior to joining Perella Weinberg Partners, Ms. Haas was a Managing Director and Head of the Pensions, Endowments and Foundations Coverage team at Morgan Stanley. A cross-divisional initiative, the team covered the largest asset owners in North America providing access to the products and services of the Institutional Securities Divisions. Previously, Ms. Haas was responsible for U.S. business development in Morgan Stanley’s Prime Brokerage Division, working with hedge funds on their financing and business needs. In 2006, she launched the Strategic Partner Initiative, an alternative capital sourcing function matching strategic investors with managers looking for capital. Ms. Haas joined Morgan Stanley in 1999 and served in various senior positions, including Coverage Officer and Head of Product Development for the Pension Strategies Group, which focused on pensions, endowments and foundations with assets greater than $1 billion.

Prior to Morgan Stanley, Ms. Haas covered financial institutions at Bankers Trust, where she structured and marketed fixed income, credit, currency and equity derivative products. She is a Certified Public Accountant and earlier in her career, she spent three years at Deloitte and Touche auditing financial institutions.

Ms. Haas received a B.A. in Government and Near East Studies from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

  • Avshalom Kalichstein

    Avshalom Kalichstein

    Managing Principal
  • Jared Markson

    Jared Markson

    CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
  • Lauren Mullen

    Lauren Mullen

    Associate
Avshalom Kalichstein
Avshalom Kalichstein
Managing Principal

Mr. Kalichstein is a Managing Principal at Easterly.

Mr. Kalichstein served as the Chief Executive Officer of Easterly Acquisition Corp., a blank check company that merged with Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd.

Prior to Easterly, Mr. Kalichstein founded Solel Investment Group LLC, a privately-held company that has jointly led the acquisition of over $1 billion in specialty finance assets.

Mr. Kalichstein has held a broad set of leadership positions in financial services, serving as a  Managing Director of J.C. Flowers, as a Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development for SoftNet Systems, Inc., and as an associate with Capital Z Partners. Mr. Kalichstein began his career in the Financial Institutions Group at Goldman Sachs.

Mr. Kalichstein received a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics, magna cum laude, from Brown University.

Jared Markson
Jared Markson
CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Mr. Markson is the Chief Administrative Officer at Easterly, responsible for firm operations and strategic initiatives.

Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Markson was a Vice President at BlueTown, a Danish social enterprise providing rural internet connectivity to the developing world.

Previously, Mr. Markson was a Senior Relationship Manager at Hall Capital Partners, a San Francisco-based independent investment advisor.  Mr. Markson began his career at Symphony Asset Management.

Mr. Markson earned his B.A. from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.

Lauren Mullen
Lauren Mullen
Associate

Ms. Mullen is an Associate at Easterly, responsible for supporting firm operations and project management of key firm endeavors.

Prior to joining Easterly, Ms. Mullen was the Director of Strategic Planning, at Medeventus, Inc., where she led daily operations and provided guidance on the strategic direction of the company.

Ms. Mullen received a B.A. in English and Italian from Boston College.

  • Benjamin Searle

    Benjamin Searle

    Associate
  • Kim Szottfried

    Kim Szottfried

    Associate
  • Brian Teixeira, CFA, CAIA

    Brian Teixeira, CFA, CAIA

    Vice President
Benjamin Searle
Benjamin Searle
Associate

Mr. Searle is an Associate at Easterly, responsible for information technology integration and implementation for all Easterly team members and office locations.

Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Searle was the Solutions Engineer at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where he was responsible for management and oversight of all computer systems support.

Mr. Searle received his B.A. in Sociology and Computer Science from Northeastern University.

Kim Szottfried
Kim Szottfried
Associate

Ms. Szottfried is an Associate at Easterly, responsible for the firm’s finance and accounting functions.

Prior to joining Easterly, Ms. Szottfried was Accounting Manager at Techkon USA, an innovation leader in color management solutions.

Ms. Szottfried earned her B.S. in Finance from Boston College. 

Brian Teixeira, CFA, CAIA
Brian Teixeira, CFA, CAIA
Vice President

Mr. Teixeira is a Vice President at Easterly, responsible for sourcing, researching, and underwriting affiliate partnership opportunities.

Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Teixeira was an Assistant Vice President on the private markets team at Meketa Investment Group, where he led the firm’s secondary and fund of funds practice.

Mr. Teixeira earned his B.A. in Mathematics & Statistics and Economics from Williams College. He is a CFA charterholder and a CAIA charterholder, and is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society Boston, Inc., and the CAIA Boston chapter.

  • Bernard Van der Lande

    Bernard Van der Lande

    Managing Director
  • Christopher Wallace

    Christopher Wallace

    MANAGING DIRECTOR
  • Rachel Williams

    Rachel Williams

    Vice President
Bernard Van der Lande
Bernard Van der Lande
Managing Director

Mr. Van der Lande is a Managing Director at Easterly, responsible for global capital formation and special initiatives.

Prior to Easterly, Mr. Van der Lande served as a Managing Director at CBRE Capital Advisors, Inc., CBRE’s real estate investment banking business, where he led international execution efforts, transacting on or recapitalizing a variety of public and private investment vehicles.

Previously, Mr. Van der Lande was Managing Director at Hodges Ward Elliott, a commercial real estate brokerage firm, marketing cross-border investment opportunities and leading global distribution.  Prior to his focus on real estate and global capital allocation strategies, Mr. Van der Lande began his career in strategy and sales with a global FMCG company and with a Washington D.C.-based strategy firm, focused on government affairs and investment consulting in China.

Mr. Van der Lande received a B.A. from Davidson College.

Christopher Wallace
Christopher Wallace
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Mr. Wallace is a Managing Director at Easterly, responsible for the firm’s equity capital markets practice. 

Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Wallace was the Head of Equity Syndicate at CAIS Group. Mr. Wallace previously held leadership positions in equity capital markets at UBS and Sterne Agee CRT. He started his capital markets career at Deutsche Bank.

Mr. Wallace earned his B.S. from the London School of Economics.

Rachel Williams
Rachel Williams
Vice President

Ms. Williams is a Vice President at Easterly, responsible for all aspects of capital formation, business development, and investor relations. Ms. Williams joined Easterly in January 2011, serving as a project manager responsible for various Easterly initiatives. 

Ms. Williams received her B.S., magna cum laude, in Business Administration from Bryant University.

  • Thomas Bassinger

    Thomas Bassinger

    Managing Director
  • Thomas Bassinger
    Managing Director

    Mr. Bassinger is a Managing Director at Easterly, responsible for capital formation and business development for Easterly’s healthcare platform.

    Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Bassinger was a Managing Director at Leerink Partners leading Leerink’s private placement advisory services. Prior to joining Leerink, Mr. Bassinger co-founded and was Managing Director of Rockport Venture Partners, an international life sciences investment banking firm that specialized in raising capital for medical and life science startup companies. Mr. Bassinger has worked closely with some of the INC. 500 Fastest Growing Companies, assisting entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to reposition and finance their businesses.

    Mr. Bassinger earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and a M.S. in Manufacturing & Technology from the University of Rhode Island.

  • Brian Blaney, CFA

    Brian Blaney, CFA

    Vice President
  • Brian Blaney, CFA
    Vice President

    Mr. Blaney is a Vice President at Easterly, responsible for managing deal execution for new investments and capital markets activity.

    Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Blaney served as an associate at Lineage Capital, a private equity firm specializing in buyouts of owner-managed and family-controlled businesses. Mr. Blaney has also worked at M.M. Dillon & Co., a boutique investment bank, and as a credit analyst at Bank of America.

    Mr. Blaney earned a B.S. in Business, magna cum laude, from Boston College and an M.B.A., with honors, from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

  • David Cody

    David Cody

    Managing Principal
  • David Cody
    Managing Principal

    Mr. Cody is a Managing Principal at Easterly, responsible for capital formation and business development. With more than two decades of experience, Mr. Cody has established a proven track record of identifying market and industry dislocations and building successful funds around these investment opportunities.

    Previously, Mr. Cody served as the Chief Executive Officer of MatlinPatterson Asset Management L.P. (“MPAM”) which he co-founded in 2010. MPAM was formed with MatlinPatterson to expand beyond its distressed product offerings; driven largely through partnerships with fund managers that were previously associated with large financial institutions. They completed deals in long/short credit, mortgage credit and senior credit and sold the business to Allied World.

    Prior to forming MPAM, Mr. Cody was the President of the Hybrid (credit) business of Fortress Investment Group and an early partner at Fortress. Under his tenure, Mr. Cody significantly expanded the scope and reach of Fortress, developing multiple new businesses and playing the primary role in growing assets under management to over $40 billion. Throughout his career, Mr. Cody has held numerous senior and principal positions at leading international funds and banks, including Bank of America Securities, Bankers Trust, Chemical Bank and Lydian Asset Management.

    Mr. Cody received his B.A. from Colby College.

  • Eric Colandrea

    Eric Colandrea

    General Counsel
  • Eric Colandrea
    General Counsel

    Mr. Colandrea is the General Counsel of Easterly, responsible for managing all legal and compliance related matters.

    Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Colandrea was the Deputy General Counsel at Prospect Administration LLC, responsible for investment adviser and corporate matters for Prospect Capital Management L.P. Prior to Prospect Administration, Mr. Colandrea was a Senior Vice President and member of the Convertible Bond and Structured Investments groups at Highbridge Capital Management LLC.

    Mr. Colandrea received a B.S. in Finance and Chemistry from Boston College and his J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

  • Darrell Crate

    Darrell Crate

    Managing Principal
  • Darrell Crate
    Managing Principal

    Mr. Crate is a Managing Principal of Easterly, which he founded in 2009.

    Mr. Crate serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Easterly Government Properties, Inc., a NYSE listed company.

    Prior to founding Easterly, Mr. Crate served as the Chief Financial Officer of Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., a publicly traded asset management holding company which grew through acquisition.

    Mr. Crate currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, a global organization supporting general aviation; as a Trustee of Bates College; and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Westminster Kennel Club.

    Mr. Crate earned his B.A. from Bates College and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

  • Sandra Haas

    Sandra Haas

    Managing Director
  • Sandra Haas
    Managing Director

    Ms. Haas is a Managing Director at Easterly, responsible for capital formation and business development.

    Prior to Easterly, Ms. Haas served as Partner and Deputy Head of the Asset Management business of Perella Weinberg Partners. A member of the Management Committee of the Firm, Ms. Haas worked closely with the group’s portfolio managers, marketing and business development functions. Prior to joining Perella Weinberg Partners, Ms. Haas was a Managing Director and Head of the Pensions, Endowments and Foundations Coverage team at Morgan Stanley. A cross-divisional initiative, the team covered the largest asset owners in North America providing access to the products and services of the Institutional Securities Divisions. Previously, Ms. Haas was responsible for U.S. business development in Morgan Stanley’s Prime Brokerage Division, working with hedge funds on their financing and business needs. In 2006, she launched the Strategic Partner Initiative, an alternative capital sourcing function matching strategic investors with managers looking for capital. Ms. Haas joined Morgan Stanley in 1999 and served in various senior positions, including Coverage Officer and Head of Product Development for the Pension Strategies Group, which focused on pensions, endowments and foundations with assets greater than $1 billion.

    Prior to Morgan Stanley, Ms. Haas covered financial institutions at Bankers Trust, where she structured and marketed fixed income, credit, currency and equity derivative products. She is a Certified Public Accountant and earlier in her career, she spent three years at Deloitte and Touche auditing financial institutions.

    Ms. Haas received a B.A. in Government and Near East Studies from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

  • Avshalom Kalichstein

    Avshalom Kalichstein

    Managing Principal
  • Avshalom Kalichstein
    Managing Principal

    Mr. Kalichstein is a Managing Principal at Easterly.

    Mr. Kalichstein served as the Chief Executive Officer of Easterly Acquisition Corp., a blank check company that merged with Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd.

    Prior to Easterly, Mr. Kalichstein founded Solel Investment Group LLC, a privately-held company that has jointly led the acquisition of over $1 billion in specialty finance assets.

    Mr. Kalichstein has held a broad set of leadership positions in financial services, serving as a  Managing Director of J.C. Flowers, as a Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development for SoftNet Systems, Inc., and as an associate with Capital Z Partners. Mr. Kalichstein began his career in the Financial Institutions Group at Goldman Sachs.

    Mr. Kalichstein received a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics, magna cum laude, from Brown University.

  • Jared Markson

    Jared Markson

    CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
  • Jared Markson
    CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

    Mr. Markson is the Chief Administrative Officer at Easterly, responsible for firm operations and strategic initiatives.

    Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Markson was a Vice President at BlueTown, a Danish social enterprise providing rural internet connectivity to the developing world.

    Previously, Mr. Markson was a Senior Relationship Manager at Hall Capital Partners, a San Francisco-based independent investment advisor.  Mr. Markson began his career at Symphony Asset Management.

    Mr. Markson earned his B.A. from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.

  • Lauren Mullen

    Lauren Mullen

    Associate
  • Lauren Mullen
    Associate

    Ms. Mullen is an Associate at Easterly, responsible for supporting firm operations and project management of key firm endeavors.

    Prior to joining Easterly, Ms. Mullen was the Director of Strategic Planning, at Medeventus, Inc., where she led daily operations and provided guidance on the strategic direction of the company.

    Ms. Mullen received a B.A. in English and Italian from Boston College.

  • Benjamin Searle

    Benjamin Searle

    Associate
  • Benjamin Searle
    Associate

    Mr. Searle is an Associate at Easterly, responsible for information technology integration and implementation for all Easterly team members and office locations.

    Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Searle was the Solutions Engineer at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where he was responsible for management and oversight of all computer systems support.

    Mr. Searle received his B.A. in Sociology and Computer Science from Northeastern University.

  • Kim Szottfried

    Kim Szottfried

    Associate
  • Kim Szottfried
    Associate

    Ms. Szottfried is an Associate at Easterly, responsible for the firm’s finance and accounting functions.

    Prior to joining Easterly, Ms. Szottfried was Accounting Manager at Techkon USA, an innovation leader in color management solutions.

    Ms. Szottfried earned her B.S. in Finance from Boston College. 

  • Brian Teixeira, CFA, CAIA

    Brian Teixeira, CFA, CAIA

    Vice President
  • Brian Teixeira, CFA, CAIA
    Vice President

    Mr. Teixeira is a Vice President at Easterly, responsible for sourcing, researching, and underwriting affiliate partnership opportunities.

    Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Teixeira was an Assistant Vice President on the private markets team at Meketa Investment Group, where he led the firm’s secondary and fund of funds practice.

    Mr. Teixeira earned his B.A. in Mathematics & Statistics and Economics from Williams College. He is a CFA charterholder and a CAIA charterholder, and is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society Boston, Inc., and the CAIA Boston chapter.

  • Bernard Van der Lande

    Bernard Van der Lande

    Managing Director
  • Bernard Van der Lande
    Managing Director

    Mr. Van der Lande is a Managing Director at Easterly, responsible for global capital formation and special initiatives.

    Prior to Easterly, Mr. Van der Lande served as a Managing Director at CBRE Capital Advisors, Inc., CBRE’s real estate investment banking business, where he led international execution efforts, transacting on or recapitalizing a variety of public and private investment vehicles.

    Previously, Mr. Van der Lande was Managing Director at Hodges Ward Elliott, a commercial real estate brokerage firm, marketing cross-border investment opportunities and leading global distribution.  Prior to his focus on real estate and global capital allocation strategies, Mr. Van der Lande began his career in strategy and sales with a global FMCG company and with a Washington D.C.-based strategy firm, focused on government affairs and investment consulting in China.

    Mr. Van der Lande received a B.A. from Davidson College.

  • Christopher Wallace

    Christopher Wallace

    MANAGING DIRECTOR
  • Christopher Wallace
    MANAGING DIRECTOR

    Mr. Wallace is a Managing Director at Easterly, responsible for the firm’s equity capital markets practice. 

    Prior to joining Easterly, Mr. Wallace was the Head of Equity Syndicate at CAIS Group. Mr. Wallace previously held leadership positions in equity capital markets at UBS and Sterne Agee CRT. He started his capital markets career at Deutsche Bank.

    Mr. Wallace earned his B.S. from the London School of Economics.

  • Rachel Williams

    Rachel Williams

    Vice President
  • Rachel Williams
    Vice President

    Ms. Williams is a Vice President at Easterly, responsible for all aspects of capital formation, business development, and investor relations. Ms. Williams joined Easterly in January 2011, serving as a project manager responsible for various Easterly initiatives. 

    Ms. Williams received her B.S., magna cum laude, in Business Administration from Bryant University.

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