investment team

Analysts 

 

Daniel Bordessa
Daniel is responsible for the identification and management of investments across a number of sectors in North America and Europe. Mr. Bordessa currently represents Cyrus on the board of directors of several portfolio companies. Prior to joining Cyrus Capital, Mr. Bordessa was an Executive Director at Lazard in their London office where he was responsible for providing restructuring and mergers and acquisitions advice. While at Lazard, Mr. Bordessa advised on many of Europe’s largest restructurings and was a frequent speaker at industry conferences and other events. Prior to joining Lazard in 1999, Mr. Bordessa worked at National Bank Financial, the investment banking arm of the National Bank of Canada. Mr. Bordessa has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto and holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree.

 

Lucien Farrell
Lucien Farrell run the Cyrus Capital European Operations. Mr. Farrell joined OZF Capital, the predecessor firm to Cyrus Capital, in 2002 as a research analyst and later as Principal based in London and focused on European opportunities. Prior to joining OZF Capital, Mr. Farrell was a Principal at Apollo Management, L.P. based in London. At that firm, he was focused on private equity investments including those in distressed companies. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Farrell was a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Department and Principal Investment Area of Goldman Sachs in New York and London respectively. Mr. Farrell served on the Board of Directors of Unity Media, the second-largest cable company in Germany, from 2005 (and on its Audit Committee since 2007) until the successful sale of the company to Liberty Global Inc. in 2010. Mr. Farrell is a member of the Pembroke College Cambridge Campaign Board, which works to increase the College’s endowment, is a Director of Sigma Financial Limited, a UK business focused on the collection of consumer non-performing loans, and is a Director of various Cyrus affiliated companies. He has an M.A. in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

 

John Rapaport

Prior to joining Cyrus Capital, Mr. Rapaport was employed by Bain Capital, Sankaty Advisors in Boston from 2004 – 2008 where he was most recently an Associate focusing on Automotive OEM and Suppliers.  As an analyst Mr. Rapaport has also focused on the Airline, Aerospace, Transportation, General Industrial and Energy Industries. Mr. Rapaport graduated magna cum Laude with honors with an AB in Economics from Harvard University.

 

Svetoslav Nikov

Mr. Nikov has over 15 years of experience with sub-investment grade debt issuers. Prior to joining Cyrus Capital Partners, Mr. Nikov was a Director in the Leveraged Finance Group of Citigroup where he focused on debt financing transactions for leveraged companies controlled by financial sponsors as well as issuers in the chemicals, packaging and building materials industries.  Prior to joining Citigroup in 2001, Mr. Nikov worked in the Leveraged Finance Group of JPMorgan and in the Emerging Markets Economic Research department of Goldman Sachs.  Mr. Nikov holds an M.B.A. from Georgetown University and a B.A. with a dual major in Economics and Business Administration from the American University in Bulgaria.

 

Joseph Kronsberg 

Prior to joining Cyrus Capital, Mr. Kronsberg worked at Greenhill & Co. as a generalist in its Mergers & Acquisitions and Restructuring departments.  Mr. Kronsberg has a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School, where he graduated summa cum laude.

 

 

Trading

 

Robert Lentini

Robert Lentini is Head Trader at Cyrus Capital Partners. He was a senior fixed income and credit trader at OZF Capital in New York. Prior to joining OZF Capital, Mr. Lentini was a senior bond trader at GE Asset Management responsible for all high yield, crossover and distressed trading. From 2000-02, he worked at Triton Partners as a high yield/CDO trader. Mr. Lentini also worked at Salomon Smith Barney in corporate sales trading and at Garban Securities as an institutional corporate bond broker. Mr. Lentini is a member of AIMR. He holds a B.S. in Business Management from St. Francis College and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.