What led you to a career in the deal-making industry?
I was lucky early in my career to join a group at J.P Morgan that was very similar to Twin Brook. Working with smart, hard-working people that loved doing deals had me hooked.
How does diversity add value in the deal-making process?
Different backgrounds and experiences provide different perspectives. Getting the best people together and creating an environment where everyone is empowered to share their viewpoint and challenge each other improves outcomes.
The most memorable deal I worked on....
Early in my career at J.P Morgan, we took over a distressed online sporting goods business. I spent months on-site, working with the team to achieve the best outcome. I’ll never forget the many lessons learned.
Advice for achieving success in the industry....
Work hard, stick to your principles and treat everyone the way you’d want to be treated.
Therese oversees Twin Brook’s underwriting teams focused on structuring, diligence, negotiation, execution, and monitoring of investments across a broad range of industries. Prior to joining Twin Brook in 2016, Therese had been with Chase Capital, a division of JPMorgan Chase, where she focused on originating and underwriting senior and subordinated loans to private equity-owned and privately-owned middle market companies in North America. Prior to joining Chase Capital, Therese worked at JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. covering the middle market, including underwriting and portfolio management.
Location: Twin Brook Capital Partners, Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Education: B.S., in Finance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.