Sean Dougherty - Partner
Mr. Dougherty currently serves as a Partner at ParkWest and has over 20 years of Proprietary Investing and Leveraged Finance experience across multiple industries. Recently, Mr. Dougherty served as Head of Fixed Income Capital Markets at BTIG, a New York-based broker-dealer, as well as provided day-to-day oversight of BTIG's Equity Capital Markets activities.
Previously, Mr. Dougherty co-founded the Strategic Finance Group at Morgan Stanley which was a $400 million proprietary pool of capital focused on originating, structuring and investing in companies with capital needs that were under-served by traditional sources in the market. During this period, Mr. Dougherty Invested in and Arranged in excess of $5 billion of notional value for borrowers in various industries including Aerospace & Aviation, Transportation & Logistics, Gaming & Lodging, Telecom, and Real Estate.
Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Dougherty held an underwriting and investing position at Foothill Capital, a division of Wells Fargo after beginning his career in the Investment Banking Division of Bear, Stearns & Co.
In addition to his duties at ParkWest, Mr. Dougherty also serves on the Board of Directors of Ebury Fund I Ltd, a New York based, domestic property tax lien fund with $80 million of invested assets under management today.
Mr. Dougherty earned a B.A. from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Andrew Shiftan - Partner
Mr. Shiftan is an acting Senior Advisor and Partner at ParkWest, as well as a Managing Director of BHC Middle-Market Funding, L.P. sitting on the fund’s Investment Committee. Mr. Shiftan focuses on sourcing and execution of new investment opportunities as well as the monitoring of portfolio companies. Mr. Shiftan joined Brooks, Houghton in 2007, and had a lead roll in the predecessor fund deal origination and underwriting efforts. Mr. Shiftan brings 22 years experience in Corporate Finance, M&A as well as Debt and Equity Underwriting for both private and public companies.
Mr. Shiftan serves on the Board of Directors several companies in the Fund’s portfolio and when required has taken an active roll in the day to day management of distressed businesses. Because of his deep knowledge of capital markets and mergers & acquisitions, Mr. Shiftan is involved in evaluating and executing potential exit events for the funds investments.
Previously, Mr. Shiftan served as a Managing Director within the Corporate Finance Department of Morgan Joseph & Co., where he founded and co-headed of Shareholder Activist Group and led transactions for companies within the healthcare, industrial, and consumer products sectors. Prior to Morgan Joseph, Mr. Shiftan served as a Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at CapitalKey Advisors LLC, a subsidiary of CapitalIQ Inc. and sat on the parent company’s management committee. In addition, Mr. Shiftan has held various roles at KPMG Corporate Finance LLC, and Janney Montgomery Scott LLC.
Mr. Shiftan received an MBA with Honors from Fordham University, earned a BA degree from the University of Virginia and holds Series 24, 7 and 63 FINRA registrations.