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Our Team

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Michael Ashton

Michael Ashton

Partner

Michael Ashton joined Abry in 2008. Mike is focused on Abry’s senior debt funds. He is responsible for initiating and overseeing investments in Abry’s bank loan funds. Prior to joining Abry, Mike was a senior credit analyst and portfolio manager with the bank loan investment team at Eaton Vance. Prior to joining Eaton Vance, he held senior credit analyst positions with Fortis Investments and Hartford Investment Management, where he covered the broadcasting, cable television, telecommunications, and technology services sectors. Prior to moving into asset management, Michael held various senior roles with Barclays Capital and BankBoston. He received his MBA and BA from the University of Rhode Island.

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John Connor

John Connor

Partner

John Connor joined Abry in 2007. John is the portfolio manager of Abry’s senior debt fund, with responsibility for initiating investments, portfolio management and managing the third party financing relationships. Prior to joining Abry, John was a Sr. Vice President at Hartford Investment Management Company, where he launched and managed a $5B bank loan mutual fund. John has extensive previous experience in both investment management and leveraged finance. He received an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business, was a cum laude graduate of Columbia University, and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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Matt Lapides

Matt Lapides

Partner

Matt Lapides joined Abry in 2008. Matt focuses on Abry’s senior debt funds. He is responsible for initiating and overseeing investments in Abry’s bank loan funds. Matt has over twenty years of experience in investing in, operating, and financing communications companies. Prior to joining Abry, Matt was the senior analyst responsible for John Hancock Financial Services, Inc.’s media and communications portfolio. Before John Hancock, Matt was Vice President – Finance for Diveo Broadband Networks, Inc. He began his career in the Global Investment Banking division of Chase Securities, Inc. Matt is a graduate of Colby College.

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Steve Zammit

Steve Zammit

Partner

Steve Zammit joined Abry in 2010. Steve is focused on Abry’s senior debt funds. He is responsible for initiating and overseeing investments in Abry’s bank loan funds. Prior to joining Abry, Steve held investment positions at Sagard Capital and Prides Capital where he focused on PIPE investments in business services, healthcare and media companies. Previously he was a member of the investment team at Sankaty Advisors, the credit affiliate of Bain Capital. Steve received his MBA from Harvard Business School and is a graduate of Cornell University.

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Senior Vice President
Chris Anzivino

Chris Anzivino

Senior Vice President

Chris Anzivino joined Abry in 2011. Chris is focused on Abry’s senior debt funds. He is responsible for initiating and overseeing investments in Abry’s bank loan funds. Prior to joining Abry, Chris worked for Sankaty Advisors, the fixed income affiliate of Bain Capital. Chris received an MBA degree with distinction from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and is a magna cum laude graduate of Williams College.

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Senior Vice President
Akshay Mahajan

Akshay Mahajan

Senior Vice President

Akshay Mahajan joined Abry in 2014. Akshay is focused on Abry’s senior debt funds. He is responsible for initiating and overseeing investments in Abry’s bank loan funds. Prior to joining Abry, Akshay was a member of the leverage finance investment banking group at Goldman Sachs. He graduated with honors from Princeton University and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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Vice President
Mike Ferrante

Mike Ferrante

Vice President

Michael Ferrante joined Abry in 2019. Mike is focused on Abry’s senior debt funds. He is responsible for initiating and overseeing investments in Abry’s bank loan funds. Prior to joining Abry, Mike was a Portfolio Manager at Eaton Vance Management. He received an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, is a graduate of Bowdoin College, and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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