Alcentra, a manager of private debt, appointed Chris Mulshine head of U.S. distribution and a member of the executive management committee. Mulshine will be based in New York and report to Dan Fabian, president and chief operating officer of Alcentra.

In this role, Mulshine will be responsible for defining the company’s long-term sales and marketing strategies in North America, as well as leading the institutional business activities across all client segments in the U.S. Mulshine has experience working in the private credit and alternative asset management space with a focus on LP solutions and allocation. Prior to joining Alcentra, Mulshine served as global head of private credit with the Lazard Private Capital Advisory team and held other  fundraising roles at Credit Suisse, UBS and Goldman Sachs.

“The U.S. is the largest credit market in the world and we are delighted Chris is joining the North America team. Chris brings formidable private credit and alternatives experience to the role to help in these efforts. We believe his deep knowledge of our business and industry experience will be a valuable asset in underscoring our commitment to expand our U.S. investor base,” Jonathan DeSimone, CEO designate of Alcentra, said.

“I am thrilled to join Alcentra during this extraordinary point in time, where investors are looking for new options to drive alpha in today’s low interest rate environment. I am excited to apply my 25 years of industry experience to support Alcentra in further elevating its brand as a best in class credit investment solution with an expanding institutional and retail client base,” Mulshine said.