Our Team.

Our team of senior professionals has the expertise and the insight to help your organization meet its financing objectives.

Gail A. McDermott

Gail McDermott is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Capital Investors. Mrs. McDermott leads a team of investment professionals that manages a portfolio in excess of $37 billion. Mrs. McDermott joined the company in 2008 and has more than 25 years of investment experience. Prior to joining New York Life Investments (NYL Investors LLC’s predecessor), she was head of Private Placements and Loan Syndications for the Americas at Societe Generale and had spent many years at Prudential Financial. Mrs. McDermott earned a B.A. from Wheaton College and attended Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development.

James Barker

James Barker is a Senior Director and Head of the London office, responsible for investment origination and portfolio management. Prior to joining New York Life Investments (NYL Investors LLC’s predecessor), Mr. Barker worked in the private placement unit at MetLife Investments Limited and in banking at Lloyds TSB Bank plc. James received a B.A. from the University of Bristol and is a CFA Charterholder. He has 12 years of investment and banking experience.

James Belletire

James Belletire is a Managing Director and Head of the Chicago Office responsible for investment origination and portfolio management. Prior to joining New York Life Investments (NYL Investors LLC’s predecessor), Mr. Belletire was a Senior Banker at Societe Generale, responsible for maintaining the bank’s relationships with a diverse group of Fortune 500 clients. Mr. Belletire received a B.A. and Master’s of Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has 19 years of investment experience.

Meaghan Black

Meaghan Black is a Senior Director on the Infrastructure, Power and Utilities team responsible for origination and portfolio management. Prior to joining New York Life Investments (NYL Investors LLC’s predecessor), Ms. Black spent 16 years at Societe Generale where she structured and originated tax and accounting oriented leases—often financing power or infrastructure projects, originated and placed private debt securities, and sold and restructured bank loans. Ms. Black received a B.A. from the University of California at Davis and a Master of International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Sean Campbell

Sean Campbell is a Director on the direct origination team focused on direct private placement opportunities in the Midwest. Prior to joining New York Life Investments (NYL Investors LLC's predecessor), Mr. Campbell worked for Credit Agricole and was responsible for underwriting and managing corporate debt investments. Prior to that, he worked for Prudential Capital Group’s private placement team. Mr. Campbell received a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has nine years of investment experience.

Chris Carey

Chris Carey is a Managing Director and Head of North American direct origination, responsible for managing the U.S. regional offices. Prior to joining New York Life Investments (NYL Investors LLC’s predecessor), Mr. Carey spent the majority of his career with the private placement arm of Prudential Financial. Mr. Carey received a B.A. from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. He has 18 years of investment experience.

Colleen Cooney

Colleen Cooney is a Senior Director and Head of the Infrastructure, Power and Utilities team, responsible for investment origination and portfolio management. Prior to joining New York Life Investments (NYL Investors LLC’s predecessor), Ms. Cooney was at Société Générale for 9 years primarily working in the bank’s debt private placement group, with responsibilities for originating, structuring and distributing traditional private placement financings. Additional responsibilities while at the bank included working in loan syndications and investment grade public bonds. Ms. Cooney earned a B.S. in Finance and International Business from Pennsylvania State University. She has 14 years of private placement market experience.

Aron Davidowitz

Aron Davidowitz is a Senior Director responsible for investment origination and portfolio management, with a focus on real estate (REIT), sports and general corporate sector opportunities. Prior to joining New York Life Investments (NYL Investors LLC’s predecessor), Mr. Davidowitz worked for five years in Société Générale’s debt private placement group. Mr. Davidowitz earned a B.A. in economics from the Johns Hopkins University. He has 10 years of private placement market experience.

R. Edward (“Ned”) Ferguson

Ned Ferguson is a Managing Director and Chief Credit Officer of Private Capital Investors. Prior to joining New York Life Investments (NYL Investors LLC’s predecessor), Mr. Ferguson worked for Prudential Financial in one of its private placement units. Mr. Ferguson received a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He has more than 25 years of investment experience in the private placement business.

Loyd Henderson

Loyd Henderson is a Managing Director and Head of the San Francisco Office responsible for investment origination and portfolio management. Prior to joining New York Life Investments (NYL Investors LLC’s predecessor), Mr. Henderson originated, executed and managed mezzanine debt investments for Oaktree Capital Management and private placement transactions for the private placement arm of Prudential Financial. He received a B.S.B. from Wake Forest University and a M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He has 18 years of investment experience.

Post Howland

Post Howland is a Managing Director and Head of Agent Origination for Private Capital Investors. Mr. Howland had been with New York Life Investments (NYL Investors LLC’s predecessor) throughout his career and has over 20 years of corporate finance and investment experience. Mr. Howland received a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University, and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Jessica Maizel

Jessica Maizel is Senior Director on the Infrastructure, Power and Utilities team. Prior to joining New York Life Investments (NYL Investors LLC’s predecessor), Ms. Maizel spent the majority of her career as an investment analyst in the Private Placement Group at Delaware Investments where she focused on the utility and energy sectors for both private placement bonds and private equity investments. She received a B.A. from Villanova University and has 11 years of investment experience.

Neerav Malde

Neerav Malde is a Director, based in the London office, responsible for investment origination and portfolio management. Prior to joining New York Life Investments (NYL Investors LLC’s predecessor), Mr. Malde spent the majority of his career working in private placement and mezzanine investment for Prudential Capital Group. Mr. Malde received an M.A. from the University of Oxford and is a CFA Charterholder. He has 8 years of investment experience.