Harsh Patel joined VPC in 2014 and is a Principal. He focuses on opportunities outside of the U.S., and is primarily responsible for sourcing, analyzing, executing and management of direct private debt and equity investments in middle market companies in the specialty finance sector. Mr. Patel also actively works on making investments in public debt securities in middle market companies. Previously, Mr. Patel was responsible for sourcing, structuring and managing a multi-billion dollar portfolio of credit and non-correlated investments at Abu Dhabi Investment Council. He also worked in the EMEA Credit Trading Group at Citigroup, focusing on distressed and special situations. Mr. Patel received a B.S. in actuarial science with honors from Cass Business School in London.