"Victory Park has been a great partner for us in every sense of the word. They are collaborative, creative and eager to help us find solutions. I would gladly recommend them to any company looking for a strategic capital provider to help grow their business."
– Al Goldstein, CEO
Avant Credit Corporation
CHICAGO – January 18, 2018 – Victory Park Capital (VPC), an investment firm focused on middle-market debt and equity investments, announced today that Todd Kushman joins as a principal and head of capital markets. Kushman is based in New York.
Kushman will lead the firm’s capital markets initiatives, which includes optimizing and identifying new alternative investment product offerings.
"Todd’s deep experience in structured finance at leading financial institutions is additive as we look to further optimize the financing options for our investment vehicles," said Richard Levy, CEO and Founder of VPC. "We have confidence that his leadership in capital markets will assist the firm in expanding our credit offerings and continue to create value for investors.”
Kushman brings more than 15 years of industry experience to VPC. Most recently, he served as co-founder, partner and chief operating officer at Torrey Pointe Capital LP where he was responsible for overseeing all non-investment related functions. Prior to Torrey Pointe, Kushman was a managing director at Cerberus Capital Management where he centralized the firm’s interest rate hedging program across all investment strategies and executed strategic financings. Kushman joined Cerberus from Ally Financial where he was the bank’s chief operating officer for its Capital Markets & Investments division. Prior to Ally, Kushman built the Structured Product Derivatives trading desk at Bear Stearns and its successor, JPMorgan.
"VPC already offers attractive, high quality investment products to its strong investor base and I look forward to collaborating with the team to continue to identify new and innovative ways to generate best in class risk-adjusted returns," added Kushman.
Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC (VPC) is an investment firm with a focus on alternative credit and a commitment to delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns and capital preservation for its clients. VPC provides privately negotiated debt and equity capital solutions to small and middle market companies across a wide range of industries. We target fundamentally sound businesses in need of liquidity and/or capital structure transformation and often take a leadership role in the financial restructuring process. VPC’s offerings leverage the firm’s special situations and credit structuring expertise and differentiated deal origination capabilities. The firm was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Chicago, with additional offices in New York and Los Angeles. VPC is privately held and a Registered Investment Advisor with the SEC. For more information, visit: www.victoryparkcapital.com.