Team Members

Lee Rosenthal

Lee has enjoyed a long track record of success in the fashion/apparel industry. He has been involved with Depeche Mode Clothing Company, a NY based designer and manufacturer of moderately priced women’s apparel, for the past 36 years, the past 20 years as majority owner and CEO.  Lee is well versed in all aspects of…

Arun Gowda

Arun is currently the Managing Partner of Broadpeak Ventures, a private investment company that invests in high growth companies across a range of industries including financial services, technology, and health care. Previously he was a Managing Director, UBS Asset Management, O’Connor Alternatives Group, a $5bn global investment firm where he led business development for the…

Michael Fernandez

Michael is an accomplished executive with more than 25 years of experience leading middle market enterprises. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Universal Holding Group (“Universal”), a minority-owned investment firm which makes investments in privately held small businesses, focusing on minority-owned companies.  Prior to founding Universal, Mr. Fernandez founded MCG, a health care…

Linda Dignelli

Linda joined Praesidian as an Administrative Officer in 2016. She is responsible for organizing and managing office operations, monitoring fund expenses and bookkeeping procedures, coordinating investor distributions, and controlling correspondence. She received a B.A. from the College of New Rochelle, with a major in Psychology and Special Education.

Tom Duffy

Tom’s responsibilities include financial analysis, due diligence, execution of new investments, and deal sourcing for Praesidian Capital. He also contributes to the firm’s European fund as an Investment Director. Before joining Praesidian in 2012, Tom worked as an Associate within Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Leadership Training Program. During his time in the program, he…

Jason D. Drattell

Jason is the Founder of Praesidian Capital and plays a key role with sourcing, due diligence, structuring, and execution of investments at Praesidian Capital. Over a 30-year career in the middle market, Jason has sourced, structured and managed more than 150 private debt transactions. Prior to founding Praesidian Capital, Jason was one of three Founding…