Crestline Investors, Inc. (“Crestline”), a credit-focused institutional alternative asset manager, today announced the new organizational structure for Crestline Denali Capital, a unit of Crestline that specializes in the syndicated leveraged loan market.
The new structure was released as a result of the July 1 retirement of David Killion, who had previously served as CEO of Crestline Denali Capital with over two decades of work in the syndicated loan and CLO markets.
Greg Cooper and John Thacker, both Senior Managing Directors at Crestline Denali Capital and co-founders in 2001 of its predecessor, Denali Capital, will now serve as group Co-Heads and share overall executive and operational management and new fund execution responsibilities. Cooper will focus principally on investor relations and product development, while Thacker will focus principally on portfolio management.
Kelli Marti, Managing Director, is being promoted to the position of Chief Credit Officer, with responsibility for overseeing the firm’s credit underwriting, research and credit administration activities.
Cooper, Thacker and Marti will collectively comprise the Investment Committee for Crestline Denali Capital.
David Tanny, Managing Director, has assumed primary responsibility for the firm’s asset side counter-party relationships, and he also oversees the firm’s trade execution activity.
“This organizational realignment establishes a structure that can be leveraged to support planned growth in assets under management,” said Douglas Bratton, Managing Partner & CIO of Crestline. “I want to congratulate the team for their well-deserved promotions and I look forward to their continued success.”