Leadership

Leadership

Himanshu founded Antara 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.

David joined Antara in early 2018 and serves as the Head Trader. Prior to Antara, David spent nine years as Senior Head of Credit Trading at Moore Capital where he traded the entire credit spectrum including derivatives. Before joining Moore Capital, David worked as a Managing Director at Bear, Stearns & Co. where he spent seven years on the High Yield Desk as a senior market maker in both cash and synthetic credit instruments. Previously, he worked in investment banking within the financial sponsors group at Bear, Stearns where he helped arrange and structure financing for acquisitions and leveraged buyout activity. David earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Columbia Business School.

Rick joined Antara in early 2018 and serves as Partner focused on legal and process-oriented situations. 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, and also expanded 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, serving 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.

Samir joined Antara in June 2022 and serves as Partner focused on Event-Driven Equity. Prior to Antara, Samir spent several years as an angel investor in 30+ global, seed-stage start-ups. He previously managed the event-driven public equities portfolio at 40 North / Standard Investments from 2009-2015. Samir began his hedge fund career as a merger arbitrage analyst with Sandell Asset Management in early 2002, before joining Polygon Investment Partners as a portfolio manager on the U.S. equities desk in early 2004, where the team grew to become one of the largest event-driven efforts on the street for many years. Samir began his career on Wall Street as a corporate lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell in the late 1990s. Samir received a J.D. from Georgetown University in 1997 and a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Accounting from the University of Florida in 1994. Prior to beginning his career in New York, Samir served as a law clerk for Judge Carl Stewart of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Chetan joined Antara in early 2020 and serves as Partner focused on Credit & Special Situations Equity. Prior to Antara, Chetan was most recently a Managing Director and Head of the Illiquid Credit Solutions Group at 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 serves as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer (CCO/CFO). Prior to Antara, Lance spent nearly three years as 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 a 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.

Kate Hechinger Ivers joined Antara in late 2021 and serves as Head of Business Development & Investor Relations. Prior to Antara, Kate spent over 11 years at Anchorage Capital Group, most recently as a Managing Director where she led a team responsible for fundraising efforts across the US and Asia-Pacific regions. Prior to Anchorage, Kate was an Assistant Vice President at Barclays Wealth Americas where she was a member of a three-person team dedicated to private equity fund due diligence. Prior to Barclays, Kate was an Analyst within Lehman Brothers’ Investment Management Division focusing on alternative investments. Kate graduated from Duke University with a BA in Public Policy.