Our Team

The People

BHC Team

 
Carol Bunevich

Carol Bunevich is co-head of the Britton Hill Team. In addition to her management responsibilities, her primary focus is sales.

Carol Bunevich began her career in finance at Bear Stearns as an intern and then moved to the institutional sales equity trading desk. Her first fixed income position was with RD Smith / Smith Management in 1988. She left Smith in 1992 and later joined Merrion Group and then Schroders in Fixed Income Institutional sales. In 2000, she joined Cardinal Capital in Greenwich as a PM and then in 2002 she became co-head of structured products sales and trading at Fieldstone Capital. She remained at Fieldstone until 2011.

Carol attended the Wharton school of the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from Connecticut College. Her majors were Economics and Political Science. She received her MBA from the Stern School (NYU) in Finance.

Carol’s primary interest outside of work is sports. Her accomplishments include 28 NYC Marathons, Hawaii Ironman Triathlon and summiting Kilimanjaro.

Martin Andrews

Dr. Martin Andrews is co-head of Britton Hill Capital. At Britton Hill Capital, in addition to management responsibilities, his areas of focus are those of structuring, modeling, and valuation of complex situations.

In 1999, Dr. Andrews founded HYmarket.com, a pricing, research and analytics service for High-Yield market professionals, which continues to this day. Prior to that start-up experience, Dr Andrews worked for Schroders as a structured products specialist based in London and later moved to New York to help found a structured products group that created both equity-linked and credit-linked structured investments.

From 2002 until early 2011, Dr Andrews was a partner at Fieldstone Capital Group, where he helped build its secondary market trading business – in both structured and regular high yield products.

Dr. Andrews has an M.A. in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence, both from Cambridge University in the UK. He also holds an FRM (Financial Risk Management) certification from the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Peter Zurkow

Peter Zurkow is head of Investment Banking at Britton Hill Capital.

Peter began as an M&A lawyer with Skadden, Arps in 1978, and changed his focus in 1986 to financial management as a member of Wertheim, Schroder’s merger arbitrage team. Beginning in 1992, Peter undertook a variety of roles at PaineWebber, which increased his product experience and provided perspective on the varying demands of companies, lenders, and equity investors. Peter’s senior roles included trading distressed securities, managing bankruptcy reorganizations, proprietary investments in third party funds, and investment banking. Peter was also a member of the investment committee of the firm’s employee pension funds. Peter remained in the investment banking department of UBS for an additional year after its acquisition of PaineWebber in 2001.

Beginning in 2002, Peter began his involvement with a number of entrepreneurial technology ventures and, more recently, impact investments designed to generate social and environmental value as well as financial return. Peter has served on numerous public and private company boards and is active in a number of community based organizations.

Peter received his A.B. cum laude from Harvard and his J.D. magna cum laude from Syracuse.

Roy S Clauss

Roy Clauss provides Britton Hill Capital’s corporate clients with strategic advice.

Roy has been an investment banker, and sometimes entrepreneur, for the past 36 years, primarily at Salomon Brothers, Lehman Brothers and the Seabury Group. He moved to Hong Kong in 1978 as Salomon Brothers first investment banker in Asia and made his first trip to Malaysia in 1979. He has completed billions of dollars of equity and debt offerings, mergers & acquisition transactions and restructurings globally. Notable transactions include defending American Airlines against a hostile bid by Donald Trump, selling Eastern Airlines to Frank Lorenzo, selling TWA to Carl Ichan, the privatizations of Air Canada and British Airways, the United Airlines employees’ acquisition of United Airlines, the restructurings of Air Canada and US Airways, the initial public offering of Carnival Cruise Lines, etc. He has been involved in starting an aircraft operating lease company, an internet company and a series plug-in hybrid electric vehicle powertrain company.

Roy has a B.A. from Amherst College and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

Shelly Lombard

Shelly Lombard is head of credit research at Britton Hill Capital .

From 2002 to 2010, Shelly was a senior high yield analyst at Gimme Credit where she covered the automotive and media industries. Shelly was one of the most quoted analysts on Wall Street on General Motors, Ford, and the restructuring of the auto industry. Prior to that, she managed high yield and distressed investment portfolios at Safra & Co and Barclays Capital. She also helped start the bank debt trading desk at Chase Manhattan Bank. Shelly began her career at Citibank where she structured and syndicated leveraged buyouts.

Shelly has an MBA in finance from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in Communications from Simmons College in Boston.

Ray Murphy

Ray Murphy is head of Private Placement Sales at Britton Hill Capital.

Ray worked for a number of years at the Seaport Group, a specialty broker dealer where he served as a Managing Director in building distressed bond businesses. Prior to the Seaport Group, Ray served as a Managing Director-Institutional High Yield/Distressed at SAMCO, an institutional asset management firm. Prior to SAMCO, Ray was an original Partner at Cantor Fitzgerald, in Institutional Corporate Bonds.

Ray is a graduate of SUNY Albany.

Frits Lieuw-Kie-Song

Frits Lieuw-Kie-Song is head of trading at Britton Hill Capital.

Prior to joining BHC in 2011, Frits managed the Arumon Fund from 2008, a Global Hedged Value Special Situation Hedge fund. From 1998 to 2008, he held the position of Managing Director with Epsilon Investment Management, a global value hedge fund.

Mr. Lieuw-Kie-Song began his career in 1987 as a trader for Nomura International in London where he became head of Convertible Bond and Warrant Sales and Trading. After leaving Nomura in 1992, he traded proprietary capital and made markets in Japanese, South East Asian and European convertible bonds and warrants for Smith New Court London, IBJ International London, and Yamaichi International.

Mr. Lieuw-Kie-Song holds a Bachelor of Science with honors in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is fluent in Dutch and English.

Sandy Hutton

Sandy Hutton is an institutional sales person with Britton Hill Capital.

Sandy has over 20 years experience in institutional bond sales, specializing in high yield, distressed and bankruptcy bonds. Her experience has been with large regional firms, as well as with small, specialized ’boutique’ firms. Her background also includes sales of private placements, equities, PIPES, direct registered offers and mortgage derivatives. Prior to her securities career, she was in banking as an Executive Vice President in charge of national marketing of asset/liability management programs and consulting services to financial institutions.

She did her Bachelor Studies at Indianapolis University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Michael Coppolo

Michael Coppolo is a High Yield/Distressed credit trader for Britton Hill Capital.

Prior to joining Britton Hill Capital, Michael worked as a high yield/distressed broker at BGC Cantor Fitzgerald where he covered numerous product sectors. Michael’s career commenced in 2003 as a member of the National Academy of Finance with a coveted summer internship working for Neuberger Berman as a clerk on the floor of the NYSE. Over the next two summers he attained a trading assistant position at ICAP. While at ICAP, Michael assisted with developing and expanding their Intercapital broker-dealer desk. His following two summers were spent at BGC Cantor Fitzgerald’s credit market desk, after which he was offered a full time position. Joining BGC during the firm’s infancy, Michael helped spearhead the initiative in making BGC one of today’s leading global inter-dealer brokers.

Mr. Coppolo graduated from the Jack Welch College of business at Sacred Heart University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Business Economics.

Dennis Wurst

Dennis Wurst is an institutional sales person at Britton Hill Capital.

Dennis began his career in 1985 at Bear Stearns as a summer intern. In 1990, he returned to Bear Stearns where he joined the High Yield desk . He has worked at SocGen/FIMAT and at Lonestar Partners in San Francisco. More recently Dennis was part of Fieldstone Capital prior to joining BHC.

He is a graduate of Wesleyan University, majoring in Mathematics and French.

Keith Brosnan

Keith Brosnan is an Institutional sales person at Britton Hill Capital.

Prior to joining Britton Hill, Keith served as head trader for Durham Asset Management LLC, from 2005 to 2010. Durham, based in New York City with offices in Greenwich, CT, managed both onshore and offshore hedge funds and structured products. The fund had a peak AUM of $1.5 Bln.

Prior to Durham Asset Management, Keith was a salesman for a brokerage firm called The Delaware Bay Company from 1999-2004. Delaware Bay provided research and trading for High Yield and distressed securities.

Keith received a B.A. from Manhattan College in 1999, graduating magna cum laude.

Connell Byrne

Connell Byrne is an institutional fixed income salesman with Britton Hill Capital.

Prior to joining Britton Hill he served as a Managing Director at Morgan Joseph & Co. for 7 years where he was responsible for Trading and Selling High Yield bonds, arranging private placements of mezzanine debt and arranging equity financing for Specified Purpose Acquisition Companies also known as SPACs.

Connell began his career in the securities industry as an analyst at Drexel Burnham Lambert in 1983 and ultimately became a salesman for Drexel in their Beverly Hills office. After Drexel, he spent 7 years in Chicago with Kemper/EVEREN on their High Yield desk. Prior to entering the securities industry Mr. Byrne was a senior auditor for Coopers & Lybrand.

Mr. Byrne received his Bachelor degree from the C.W. Post school of Professional Accountancy and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1982.

Michael D Murphy

Mike Murphy is an institutional salesman at Britton Hill Capital.

Mike has over 20 years experience trading, selling and researching convertibles, high yield/distressed, options and equities, both in Europe and the U.S. He has been a principal in building businesses within large multi-national institutions (NatWest, Daiwa, Kemper), boutiques and start ups.

Mike has an economics degree from Duke University

Mike Giambanco

Mike is a sales assistant at Britton Hill Capital. He is currently attending Connecticut College.