Angel Island Capital Appoints Nicole Macarchuk as Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel and Robert Ryan as Chief Financial Officer. AIC Completes Executive Team with Addition of Seasoned Financial Services Executives

SAN FRANCISCO — January 10, 2019 — Angel Island Capital (“AIC”), a San Francisco-based alternative investment advisor and credit manager, today announced the appointments of Nicole J. Macarchuk as Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel and Robert Ryan, CPA as Chief Financial Officer. The additions of Ms. Macarchuk – former Managing Director and General Counsel of Public Markets at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (“KKR”) – and Mr. Ryan – former Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Archview Investment Group – round out AIC’s management team.

AIC was formed in 2008 as a specialty finance portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital, a leading private equity firm with over $15 billion of committed capital under management. Angel Island Capital Management, the investment advisory arm of AIC, is a multi-strategy credit manager with approximately $3 billion in investable assets that are focused on bank loans and high-yield bonds.

Dev Gopalan, AIC’s CEO, said, “We are excited to welcome Nicole and Bob, both of whom bring extensive experience overseeing asset management teams and working with sophisticated institutional investors, to AIC. Their combined years of experience working across the credit markets will complement our talented group of investment professionals. I am confident that we have assembled a management team uniquely qualified to support and grow the business as well as develop deep, partnership-based relationships with our clients.”

Rob Little, a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital, added, “AIC has undergone an extraordinarily positive evolution over the last few years toward becoming a leading investment management firm. The additions of Nicole and Bob reinforce the depth, quality and expertise of AIC’s leadership team. They will help build upon AIC’s success to date and support the Company as it executes its strategy. We believe AIC is uniquely situated in today’s complex and evolving credit market.”

During her eight-year tenure at KKR, Ms. Macarchuk served as Managing Director and General Counsel of KKR Credit Advisors (U.S.) LLC and KKR Financial Holdings LLC. Before that, Ms. Macarchuk was Co-General Counsel of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC, responsible for the firm’s global private equity, energy and transactional business groups and initiatives, as well as the U.S. public distressed debt, structured products and public equity business units. Previously, Ms. Macarchuk served as counsel at O’Melveny & Myers LLP and O’Sullivan LLP, focusing on private equity transactions and fund formation. Ms. Macarchuk received a B.A. in Economics from Fordham University and a J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University Law School.

As Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Archview Investment Group, Mr. Ryan oversaw the Company’s finance, accounting and operational functions. Prior to that, he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Ketchem Creek Capital Management LP, Chief Financial Officer of Funds at Chilton Investment Company LLC, and spent over seven years as the Controller at Satellite Asset Management LP. Earlier in his career, he worked in public accounting, most recently for KPMG LLP. Mr. Ryan has an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University and a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Hartford. He is also a certified CPA.

About Angel Island Capital

Angel Island Capital (“AIC”) is a multi-strategy alternative credit investment platform based in San Francisco that was established in 2008 as a specialty finance portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital. AIC operates with approximately $3 billion of assets invested across a range of credit strategies. For more information, visit

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