Credit

DETAILS

We provide capital to early to mid stage companies that have hit hyper-growth.

Alongside venture capital, we have a long history of providing creative, flexible, founder friendly structured credit for startups that are scaling quickly. We pioneered this space by providing early capital for new platforms like Dave, Rezi, Producepay, and Yieldstreet.

Today, we're pioneering by providing capital for new platforms, business models, and industries.

We think it's our job to be just as innovative as you are. And we pride ourselves on that.

TEAM

Rennick Palley
Rennick Palley

Executive Chairman

Rennick Palley

Executive Chairman

Rennick founded Stratos in 2016.​ As the Founding Partner, Rennick is responsible for investment decisions, transaction execution, and board involvement. Before founding Stratos, Rennick held the position of Research Associate at Sanders Capital, a $40 billion global equity manager founded by Lewis Sanders, formerly Chairman & CEO of AllianceBernstein L.P. and Chairman and CEO of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., Inc. Rennick was one of ten investment professionals at the firm and reported directly to Lew.

Rennick credits the evolution of his investment philosophy and process to the influence of Lew and the team at Sanders, which embody a heritage of best in class research established at Bernstein Research. Rennick holds a Bachelors of Science in Applied Mathematics and a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, both from Southern Methodist University, and a Masters in Quantitative Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rennick is a founding team member, investor, and advisor to The Goldfinch Protocol, a decentralized finance project backed by the best founders and investors in the fintech and DeFi ecosystem.

Jordan Teramo
Jordan Teramo

Managing Partner

Jordan Teramo

Managing Partner

Mr. Teramo has over 25 years of experience in leveraged capital structure investing and portfolio management. He was most recently the lead portfolio manager for CIFC's long/short credit funds and a member of the firm's Investment Committee. He possesses a broad range of investment management skills and experience in private and public markets, having invested in the spectrum of securities that make up a corporate capital structure: high yield to investment grade, distressed and stressed credit, fixed and floating rate instruments, bonds, loans, CDS, convertible bonds, equities, and index products.

Prior to CIFC, Jordan spent over two years at Magnetar Capital as a Portfolio Manager incubating and executing on a unique investment strategy with his team. By design and with the support of Magnetar, Jordan and the team spun out to launch Anandar Capital where Jordan served as President, Co- Founder, and Head of Credit for another two years.

Mr. Teramo spent over eight years (2/99-6/06) as a Portfolio Manager/Analyst in the High Yield division of Mackay Shields with the same team, before leaving with that team to launch Brigade Capital Management where Jordan was a founding partner. He spent another five years with the Brigade team as assets grew from $125 million to $11 billion+ by the end of 2011. Before joining Mackay, Jordan was an Analyst/Trader in the Credit Arbitrage group at Goldman, Sachs & Co., joining Goldman from Banco Santander where he was a High Yield/Distressed Debt Analyst. Jordan also serves as an advisor to Maxim Capital LP, a commercial real estate lending firm based in New York City, and Hatzimemos / Libby-City Rock Venture Fund, a strategy and venture firm that focuses on high growth businesses that add value to society. He holds a B.S. in Economics from Cornell University.

Jordan runs Stratos' structured credit practice, leading the investment process, sourcing activities, and founder engagement and board involvement.

Matthew Burns
Matthew Burns

Senior Credit Analyst

Matthew Burns

Senior Credit Analyst

Matt works alongside Jordan to co-lead underwriting and structuring for our Credit Practice. Prior to joining Stratos, Matt spent seven years at Goldman Sachs. Matthew held the position of Associate in the Private Bank Lending group in Dallas, Texas, and their Alternative Capital Solutions and Restructuring group in New York City. Matt holds a B.S. degree in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University.

Chad Hager
Chad Hager

Chief Financial Officer

Chad Hager

Chief Financial Officer

Chad brings a breadth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of fund operations and finance, including accounting, taxation, compliance, legal, treasury, investor relations, business management, and strategic planning.

Before joining Stratos, Chad most recently served for 4 years as Senior Controller at Diameter Capital Partners LP, a New York-based alternative asset manager focused on global credit markets which saw its AUM grow from under $2 billion to approximately $10 billion during his tenure. Prior to Diameter, he spent close to a decade as CFO for Wilson Capital Management LLC, a New York-based boutique registered investment adviser to long/short equity hedge funds focused on bottom-up fundamental research until its founder retired in 2017 after a 50-year career on Wall Street.

Chad started his career in public accounting, having spent 10+ years providing audit, tax, and advisory services to a wide variety of industries before focusing on the fund space as a Manager in the Alternative Investment Group at Marcum LLP, a top-15 CPA firm. He has been a Certified Public Accountant in New York State since 1999.

Amanda Dragomer
Amanda Dragomer

Investor Relations

Amanda Dragomer

Investor Relations

Amanda assists with our fundraising activities, human relations, and public relations as well as manages the firm’s strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Stratos, Amanda was an Analyst at JP Morgan in the Private Bank. Amanda holds a degree from the University of Tampa.