Leadership

Leadership

Himanshu founded Antara Capital and serves as Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer (CIO). Prior to Antara, Himanshu was the Head of US Distressed Credit & Special Situations at Man Group where he launched the GLG Select Opportunities Strategy in February 2015. During his tenure at Man Group, Himanshu was also a member of the Global Risk Committee. Before joining Man Group, Himanshu spent nine years at Perry Capital, most recently as Managing Partner responsible for distressed securities and event/catalyst equities. Prior to Perry, Himanshu was a distressed credit analyst at Rockview Capital, a credit hedge fund. Previously, he worked in investment banking within leveraged finance at Merrill Lynch and began his career in the accounting division of Goldman Sachs. Himanshu earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Binghamton University.

Rick joined Antara in early 2018 and is Managing Director and Co-Head of Research–Legal. Prior to Antara, Rick spent three years as a Managing Director at Man Group within the GLG Select Opportunities Strategy. Before joining Man Group, Rick was a Managing Director at Perry Capital where he spent eighteen years investing in distressed securities and special situation equities, enhanced the private equity strategy, and led the private lending effort. Prior to Perry, Rick focused on distressed opportunities as a SVP at Oppenheimer & Co. Rick began his career as an attorney, as a clerk for Burton R. Lifland, the Chief Federal Bankruptcy Judge of the Southern District of New York, and in corporate restructuring at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Rick earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Tufts University and a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law.

Eric joined Antara in early 2018 and is Managing Director and Co-Head of Research–Fundamental. Prior to Antara, Eric spent three years as a Managing Director at Man Group within the GLG Select Opportunities Strategy. Before joining Man Group, Eric spent ten years at Barclays/Lehman Brothers on the U.S. Distressed Desk, most recently as Co-Head of U.S. Distressed Research where he managed up to nine analysts. Eric played a key role on the team responsible for a balance sheet of up to one billion dollars. Previously, he spent a year at DQE Enterprises, an alternative energy venture capital firm based out of Houston. Eric began his career at Enron North America as an analyst in the Producer Finance group. Eric earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Business Administration from Northwestern University.

Chetan joined Antara in early 2020 and is Managing Director of Investment Research. Prior to Antara, Chetan was most recently a Managing Director and Head of the Illiquid Credit Solutions Group for BTIG. He previously co-managed a $150mm proprietary investment portfolio at Jefferies LLC. Prior to that, he was a Sr. Analyst at Citigroup, on the Distressed Debt Trading Desk. Prior to that, he spent 6 years in Silicon Valley, including 4 years at Cisco Systems, in the Corporate Business Development Group, where he was charged with running venture investments and strategic acquisitions for a number of product areas. Prior to business school, Mr. Bansal spent 2 years at Crown Capital, a middle market LBO fund, and 2 years at Wasserstein Perella, rotating between M&A and bankruptcy restructuring advisory assignments. Mr. Bansal received an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a BA in Computer Science from Northwestern University.

Lance joined Antara in early 2018 and is Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO/CFO & CCO). Prior to Antara, Lance spent nearly three years as a the Chief Financial Officer of Dialectic Capital Management, the Alternatives division of B. Riley Financial Inc. Before joining Dialectic, Lance spent three years as the Chief Operating Officer of the hedge fund division of Lombard Odier Investment Management. Prior to that, Lance spent eighteen years as a Managing Director and Director of Operations at Perry Capital where he was integral in building out the business infrastructure. Lance began his career in the Corporate Controllers group at The Dreyfus Corporation where he was involved in budgeting and forecasting for the management company. Lance earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from SUNY Albany and an Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Raph joined Antara in early 2021 and serves as General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer (GC/CCO). Prior to Antara, Raph spent five years as the General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Legal Analyst at Warlander Asset Management, a credit hedge fund, where he was the sole in-house lawyer responsible for all legal and regulatory matters within the firm and responsible for assisting the firm in evaluating legal and regulatory risk related to prospective and existing investments. Prior to Warlander, Raph spent nearly eight years at MatlinPatterson Global Advisers, in a variety of legal roles. At MatlinPatterson, Raph was personally responsible for overseeing all legal and regulatory matters related to the firm’s private equity portfolio companies. Prior to MatlinPatterson, Raph was an associate with the law firm Bracewell LLP and prior to that began his legal career as an associate with the law firm Hawkins, Delafield & Wood LLP. Raph earned a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctorate from The Georgetown University Law Center.