John Howe founded Old Hill in 1996 and has over 25 years of experience investing and managing credit and asset based lending transactions. John is Old Hill′s Chief Executive Officer and responsible for overall portfolio construction. John is the chairman of the Investment Committee. Prior to Old Hill, John was a Managing Director at Nomura Securities in New York from 1990 to 1995, where he oversaw the $40 billion Government Securities Business Unit. Before joining Nomura, John was a Senior Vice President at Kidder Peabody, where he managed and traded fixed-income securities for seven years.
John earned his undergraduate degree from Tufts University and graduate degree from Columbia University, with a specialization in international business.
John was a captain in the United States Army, serving 10 years in active and reserve units.
Jeff Haas joined Old Hill in 2011. Jeff has over 20 years of diverse financial experience focused on portfolio management, transaction structuring and Chief Operating Officer duties. At Old Hill, Jeff is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Firm and implementing and supervising the compliance program of the Firm, as well as sourcing and structuring transactions. Jeff is a member of the Firm′s Investment Committee.
Prior to joining Old Hill, Jeff was the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Portfolio Manager of Juniperhill Asset Management and a Portfolio Manager for Centrecourt Asset Management, both small cap-focused lending investment advisory firms. Earlier, Jeff served as a Portfolio Manager and Trader at CIBC World Markets, where he co-managed proprietary trading for less liquid investments and structured lending. He began his career as a certified public accountant.
Jeff earned an MBA in finance and international business from NYU′s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, after receiving an undergraduate accounting degree from Adelphi University.
Peter Faigl joined Old Hill in 2009. Peter has over 15 years of experience analyzing credit based transactions and portfolio management for asset-backed lending investments. Peter is responsible for sourcing transactions, analysis, asset-level modeling, structuring and asset management for the Firm′s asset-backed investments. Prior to Old Hill, Peter was with NewStar Financial, helping the company develop both its structured finance securities and asset-backed investment businesses. Earlier, Peter was responsible for structuring and execution of asset-backed principal transactions at UBS. Peter started his career as an analyst at Banc of America Securities.
Peter is a CFA charter holder and a graduate of James Madison University with majors in quantitative finance and economics.
Bill Cargill has been with the Firm since 2003. He previously worked at CSG Investments, Inc., an affiliate of a $5.5 billion privately held financial institution. CSG invested over $1.5 billion in high-yield fixed income securities during Mr. Cargill's tenure. Formerly, he served as the Senior Underwriter at ORIX Capital Markets, LLC, and was instrumental in the underwriting of approximately $1 billion in CMBS subordinated bonds covering $20 billion in real estate assets. Earlier in his 15-year career with ORIX, Bill was a Senior Asset Manager in the special servicing unit, concentrating on owned assets. He has extensive loan workout experience across all major property types in a wide variety of geographic locations, and also has significant experience in management of REO properties.
Bill holds a BS in Accounting from Oklahoma State University.