Damian J. Giangiacomo

PARTNER

Damian co-founded Nexus in 2013 and serves as co-CIO. 

Damian currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cypress Performance Group LLC, and previously served on the Board of Directors of Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN), McGraw-Hill Global Education, Jacuzzi Brands, Linens ‘n Things, and Connections Education. Prior to co-founding Nexus, Damian spent 13 years at Apollo Global Management in its Private Equity Group.   He began his career in the Mergers, Acquisitions & Restructurings Department of Morgan Stanley.  Damian holds a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.


Michael S. Cohen

PARTNER

Michael co-founded Nexus in 2013 and serves as co-CIO.  

Michael previously served on the Board of Directors of General Nutrition Centers (NYSE: GNC), Smart & Final (NYSE: SFS), and Sprouts Farmers Market (NASD: SFM).  Prior to co-founding Nexus, Michael spent 13 years at Apollo Global Management in its Private Equity Group.  He began his career in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Salomon Smith Barney.  Michael holds a B.B.A. from Emory University.


Daniel E. Flesh

PARTNER

Daniel joined Nexus in 2018 and serves as the Head of Business Development.

Daniel previously served on the Board of Directors of Hostess Brands (NASD: TWNK), CEC Entertainment, The Fresh Market, and Jacuzzi Brands.  Prior to joining Nexus, Daniel spent 11 years at Apollo Global Management in its Private Equity Group.  He began his career in the Investment Banking Group of Bear, Stearns & Co.  Daniel holds a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.


Evan P. Glucoft

PRINCIPAL

Evan joined Nexus in 2017.  Previously, Evan was a Senior Analyst at Alden Global Capital, where he focused on distressed and special-situation investments.  Prior to that time, Evan was at Moelis & Company, where he helped successfully restructure over $22 billion in liabilities.  He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Jonathan C. Whitlock

PRINCIPAL

Jonathan joined Nexus in 2014.  Previously, Jonathan was the Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis for Earth Fare, an Oak Hill Capital Partners’ portfolio company.  Prior to that time, Jonathan was in the Private Equity Group at Oak Hill Capital Partners and the Investment Banking Group of Bear, Stearns & Co.  He holds a B.S. from the University of Virginia.


Aaron B. Chen

ASSOCIATE

Aaron joined Nexus in 2018.  Previously, Aaron was in the Liquid Credit Group at Ares Management, where he primarily focused on leveraged and distressed investments.  Aaron began his professional career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Credit Suisse.  He holds a B.A. from New York University.


Connor J. McKhann

ASSOCIATE

Connor joined Nexus in 2018.  Previously, Connor was in the Private Debt Group at Ares Management, where he primarily focused on investments in private credit in senior and junior debt capital as well as minority equity.  Connor began his professional career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Wells Fargo Securities.  He holds a B.S. from Duke University.


Jamie R. Brown

CFO & CCO

Jamie joined Nexus in 2017 and serves as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer.

Jamie previously served as the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Muddy Waters Capital LLC.  Prior to that time, he spent over six years at Standard Pacific Capital LLC (“Standard Pacific”), most recently as the Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Standard Pacific, Jamie spent two years as an Audit Manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Investment Management Group, where he focused on hedge fund and other alternative clients.  Jamie holds a B.A. from Newcastle University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.