The partners and senior team at Park Walk have worked at market-leading brokerage firms and hedge funds intermediating and investing in credit, equity and special situations across the globe. Serving institutional clients demands a breadth of experience and the ability to deliver that knowledge to clients in a timely fashion.
The geographic and product scope of Park Walk reflects our experience:
- Buy Side 25 years / Sell Side 60 years
- US 50% / Europe 50%
- Successful build of 3 broker dealers and an investment manager
- Lead ad hoc and official credit committees for several large multi-jurisdictional restructurings
Jay is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Park Walk based in Austin. Prior to Park Walk, he co-ran the Seaport Global European credit business from its inception in 2010 until 2019. Prior to Seaport, Jay was the head credit trader for HBK Capital Management, a multi-strategy hedge fund based in Dallas and New York. Jay graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with highest honors in Business Honors and Finance.
Nicolas is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Park Walk based in Austin. Prior to Park Walk, he co-ran the Seaport Global European credit business. Nicolas has over 20 years of experience leading brokerage firms in a variety of products. From 2001 until 2010 Nicolas was one of the founding partners of Casey Professional Services which solely focused on equity-derivatives. He began his career working on the floor of the Pacific Options Exchange. Nicolas graduated from the University of San Francisco with Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics.
Jesse is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Park Walk based in Austin. Prior to Park Walk, he worked in the Special Opportunities Group at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas where he focused on co-investments alongside fund managers. Jesse has nearly 20 years of experience in the U.S. corporate credit market with an emphasis on distressed investments. He has served in senior analyst and portfolio manager positions at HBK, Och-Ziff and Fulcrum Capital. He began his career at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette's Los Angeles office. Jesse graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Chris is the Managing Partner of Park Walk in London. Prior to Park Walk, Chris was Head of European Credit Trading at York Capital, a multi-strategy hedge fund. Chris has more than 15 years of experience across both global credit and equity markets, having begun his career at Citigroup in London. Chris has an MA(Hons) from the University of Cambridge.
Kyle is a Vice President in Park Walk's Austin office. Prior to Park Walk, he worked at Capital Asset Exchange as a trader and AXA Equitable in the Investment Management Group. Kyle Graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics.
Matt is a Director at Park Walk based in Austin. Prior to Park Walk, Matt spent nine and a half years at Seaport Global, a privately owned investment bank specializing in institutional fixed income sales and trading. While at Seaport, Matt most recently served as Vice President in the Distressed and Special Situations sales and trading group. Prior to that role, Matt was an associate in Seaport’s investment banking division primarily working on placing special situation financings. Matt began his career at Seaport as a distressed fixed income research analyst. Matt received his B.B.A. with a concentration in economics from Loyola University Maryland.
Sean is a Vice President in Park Walk’s Austin office. Prior to Park Walk, he worked for a New York – based financial firm focusing on the purchase of claims and other exposures relating to insolvency. Sean graduated from Gettysburg College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.
Kimberly is a Managing Director at Park Walk. Prior to Park Walk, Kimberly spent 11 years as a research analyst on the Trade Claims Portfolio at Contrarian Capital, a distressed focused hedge fund based in Greenwich, CT. Prior to that role, Kimberly worked on sourcing and origination on the Distressed Debt desk at Deutsche Bank. Kimberly graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. Kimberly played Division I Lacrosse and made a 2004 appearance in the Women’s Final Four.
Jeremy is the Director of Middle Office and Operations in Park Walk's Austin office. Prior to Park Walk, Jeremy led the Middle Office Group at Highland Capital Management LP, a multi-strategy hedge fund based in Dallas, Texas. Prior to Highland, Jeremy was an associate in the Derivative Operations Group at Goldman Sachs & Co. Jeremy graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management.
Robert is a Compliance Officer working for Park Walk Capital Market's Austin office. Robert began his career at Merrill Lynch as a Financial Advisor and later transitioned to a compliance career in the same financial industry. Over his more than 20 years, he has worked at various independent broker dealers and held such positions as: Surveillance Manager, Compliance Manager, RIA Compliance Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. For two years, Robert owned his own compliance consulting firm where he interacted with various firms providing guidance, training and mentoring.
Jenni is the Office Manager at the Park Walk Austin office. Prior to Park Walk, Jenni worked for Greystar in a Property Management role. Prior to that role, Jenni was an operation professional at luxury hotel brands including Four Seasons, and the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Marketing.
Kevin is the Accounting Manager working for Park Walk’s Austin office. Kevin began his career at Ernst & Young in 2018 as an auditor of both publicly traded and privately held companies, later transitioning to Open Lending Corporation as a Senior Accountant overseeing operational accounting, consolidated financial reporting, and Sarbanes Oxley compliance. Kevin is a licensed Certified Public Accountant with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a member of the Men’s Swimming and Diving Team.