Jeff is the Founder and Managing Partner of Fifth Lake Management, an investment manager focused on direct investments in private equity and special situations. Prior to founding Fifth Lake, Jeff was a Partner at Pamplona Capital Management and Oak Hill Advisors for 15 years, focused on making private equity and special situations investments in the industrial, aerospace, defense, business services and financial services sectors in the U.S. and Europe. He was previously a Vice President at U.S. Bancorp Libra, a boutique investment bank focused on originating and investing in high yield and special situations investments, and an Analyst in the Leverage Finance group at UBS. Jeff has served as a director on several public and private portfolio company boards during his career and received his B.A. with Distinction in Economics from Yale University.