Silver Creek Capital Management LLC (“Silver Creek”), a global private credit investor and investment manager with more than $5.5 billion in assets under management, today announced two senior additions to the firm’s credit team. Art Zaske has rejoined Silver Creek as Director of Alternative Credit, and Mary Bates has joined the firm as Director of Credit Strategies. Silver Creek has a history of investing in credit for nearly 20 years and has put $1 billion to work in a broad selection of credit strategies since the onset of the financial crisis.
“We are very pleased to welcome Art back to Silver Creek and look forward to leveraging his extensive credit investing expertise as we continue to grow our alternative credit business,” said Bryan Weeks, President and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Creek. “Additionally, Mary’s expertise in aligning product offerings with institutional needs, communicating with the consulting community and publishing on the credit markets will add a new dimension to our firm. We are confident that the additions of Art and Mary will enhance Silver Creek’s ability to develop and implement unique investment solutions for our growing global investment base.”
From 2006 through 2010, Mr. Zaske helped Silver Creek manage credit-related strategies as a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Mr. Zaske then joined Rock Meadow Capital LLC, serving as the managing member responsible for credit-related consulting. Earlier in his career, Mr. Zaske worked within McKinsey & Company’s in-house asset management group, overseeing $500 million in alternative credit and event-driven strategies. Mr. Zaske holds an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and a BA from Boston College.
As Director of Credit Strategies at Silver Creek, Ms. Bates is responsible for evaluating, underwriting and monitoring credit-focused strategies for the firm’s investment portfolios. Ms. Bates joins Silver Creek from the Chicago office of Hewitt EnnisKnupp (HEK) where she served as a Senior Research Consultant on HEK’s Liquid Alternatives team. As a member of the HEK U.S. Treasury team, she served as the investment consultant to Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Both Mr. Zaske and Ms. Bates are based in the firm’s Seattle office.
Silver Creek is a private credit investor and hedge fund of funds manager in Seattle, whose team has been managing funds since 1994. The firm’s principal focus is building diverse alternative credit portfolios through both pooled funds and large managed accounts for institutional clients. Silver Creek manages a variety of multi-manager investment products designed to deliver superior, risk-adjusted, absolute returns, and manages capital on behalf of institutions, foundations, endowments, insurance companies and high net worth individuals.