SVP Team

Victor Khosla, Founder, Chief Investment Officer & Senior Managing Director

Victor0009 (107x160)Mr. Khosla established SVP in 2001, and has built it into one of the major firms in distressed debt and private equity investments with $8.4 billion in assets under management.  Mr. Khosla has 29 years in the industry. He got his start at Citibank (1989-1993) and subsequently built and managed the distressed proprietary trading business at Merrill Lynch (1993-1998). At the time of his departure from Merrill Lynch, Mr. Khosla had investment authority for $2 billion in corporate and real estate investments and headed a team of 40 analysts and traders based in New York, Tokyo, London and Hong Kong. After leaving Merrill Lynch, Mr. Khosla had leadership roles at two well-known funds; he was President of Cerberus Capital (1998-1999) and ran MooreSVP (1999-2002), a JV with Moore Capital, which invested in distressed debt in Japan. Mr. Khosla graduated with a first class Bachelors of Commerce (Honors) degree from Delhi University, a MA in Economics from Vanderbilt University, as well as a MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Management Council at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Kevin Lydon, Managing Director

Kevin0001 (107x160)Mr. Lydon is Global Head of Sourcing and Origination for the firm. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Lydon was a Managing Director and Co-Head of European and Asian Special Situations in London at Credit Suisse. From 1997 to 2005, Mr. Lydon was at Merrill Lynch, most recently serving as a Managing Director and Co-Head of European Leveraged Finance Trading in London, and previously in New York, where he managed a book of distressed loans. Prior to that, Mr. Lydon worked as an Analyst at Fitch Investment Services in New York from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Lydon received a BA in Economics from Washington and Lee University in 1992 and an MBA in Finance from New York University in 2000.

John Brantl, Managing Director

Mr. Brantl is Co-Head of the European investment team.  He joined SVP in 2006 and has been based in London since 2012.  Prior to joining SVP, Mr. Brantl worked in investment banking in Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s Financial Institutions Group.  Mr. Brantl received an AB in Economics from Princeton University in 2005.  Mr. Brantl serves or has served on the Boards of Directors of a number of portfolio companies, including Cory Riverside Energy, APCOA PARKING, Genco Shipping and Trading, and Hibu Group

HJ Woltery, Managing Director

HJ010 (107x160)Mr. Woltery is Co-Head of the European investment team having joined SVP at the opening of the European office in 2004. From 1985 to 2004, Mr. Woltery worked at Deutsche Bank in various roles, most recently as a Senior Research Analyst and Head of Research, Germany, in the London Distressed Products Group, where he was responsible for covering European credits across a variety of industries and jurisdictions. Mr. Woltery received a Diploma in Banking from the Bank Academy in Aachen/Coburg in 1991 and an MBA from the Ashridge Management College in 2001.

Ted Burdick, Managing Director

Mr. Burdick is Co-Head of the North American investment team. Before joining SVP, Mr. Burdick spent 18 years at Soros Fund Management, where he was elevated to Chief Investment Officer, overseeing all aspects of the firm’s $25+ billion investment portfolio. Before his tenure as CIO, Mr. Burdick served in various other capacities at Soros, including portfolio manager over the firm’s credit and distressed investment arm and founding partner of the Soros-sponsored investment manager, Camulos Capital. He began his career in 1992 at Bankers Trust Company, where he was promoted to portfolio manager of the firm’s proprietary investments in event-driven equities and risk arbitrage. Mr. Burdick is a CFA charter holder and received his AB cum laude in Economics from Princeton University.

David Geenberg, Managing Director

DAVID GEENBERGMr. Geenberg is Co-Head of the North American investment team.  Since joining SVP in 2009, Mr. Geenberg has led the firm’s investment efforts in the infrastructure, energy, and power sectors in North America and has served on the steering committees of over a dozen significant restructurings.  Previously, Mr. Geenberg worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co., most recently in the Infrastructure Investment Group and Principal Investment Area focused on energy and transportation infrastructure businesses, and, prior to that, in the investment bank’s Natural Resources Group.  Mr. Geenberg received a BA in Economics summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 2005.

Daniel Han, Managing Director

Dan Han (2)Mr. Han is Co-Head of the North American investment team.  From 2002 to 2014, Mr. Han was with Wellspring Capital Management, most recently as a Principal and one of four deal team leaders where he led transactional execution and portfolio company management.  Mr. Han was a member of Wellspring’s Investment Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of investments since 2006.  From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Han was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at J.P. Morgan.  Mr. Han received a BS from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce with a concentration in Finance in 2000.