Our team has over 70 years combined experience having raised over $50bn debt facilities globally.
Sarah has worked in private debt markets and corporate finance for 16 years. She has more than a decade’s experience in the fund finance space, originating and structuring over 80 transactions globally. In 2018, after 7 years at Lloyd’s bank delivering financing solutions for the largest financial sponsors, she launched the first dedicated fund finance advisory team in the world.
Prior to that she worked in a variety of roles within leveraged finance, M&A and private equity. Sarah holds a Bachelor's degree in Business and a Master's in Corporate Finance from EM Lyon business school in France.
Guillaume has 16 years of experience in corporate and fund finance markets. Before joining Avardi, he worked at Deloitte in the debt & capital advisory team focusing on leveraged finance transactions across Europe.
Prior to that, Guillaume was a banker for almost 10 years, working in the leverage finance teams of Barclays, GE Capital and Moody's. Guillaume holds a Master of Science in Telecom and a Master in Corporate Finance from EM Lyon business school in France.
Marilia has over 13 years of experience in financial markets. Before joining Avardi, she was part of the Private Equity Group at Investec Bank, focusing on origination and execution of fund finance and FX hedging solutions for large European financial sponsors.
Prior to that, she worked at Validus Risk Management, designing and executing hedging solutions for some of the largest financial sponsors globally, and also worked at Itau BBA, an investment bank in Brazil. Marilia holds a Bachelor's degree in Business from Pontificia Universidade Catolica in Sao Paulo and is a CFA charterholder.
Zaineb has 5 years’ experience in the fund finance industry delivering financing solutions to private equity funds within Crédit Agricole CIB in France and the UK.
Prior to that, she worked at Natixis within the structured credit team. Zaineb holds a Bachelor's degree in Business and a Master in Corporate Finance Management from SKEMA Business School in France.
Axel has 2 years’ experience working with private capital fund managers, structuring derivative-based hedging programmes and fund financing solutions.
Prior to joining Avardi, he held various roles at Nordea and Codan insurance in Norway. Axel holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from BI Business School in Norway and a Master in Finance from Cass Business School in the UK.
Loic Le Maho
Loic has worked in trading and quantitative finance for the last 10 years. For the last few years Loic has been developing a smart grid project to optimise the energy consumption in all electrical appliances using bespoke technologies and machine learning.
Prior to that he worked as a trader and quantitative derivative analyst at Trailstone, EDF and CACEIS. Loic holds a Bachelor's degree and Master in Engineering from ENSTA Paris; and a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from Sorbonne.
Marko has worked in a variety of industries leading technology and transformation projects. For the last few years Marko has been helping start-ups develop innovative products and services as well as running their technology initiatives.
Prior to that he worked as an entrepreneur, transformation lead and management consultant at LawAdvisor, Deutsche Bank and Deloitte being involved in large financial change projects. Marko holds a Masters of Engineering in Information Systems from Imperial College London.
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