Mary D’Souza, Executive Committee, is the chief investment officer of Misha Investments and CFO & director of a biotech company. She is also an investor and senior advisor at Star Mountain and a board member of Community Access. Mary has extensive experience in investing and capital markets. She has 20+ years of private credit, equity, real-estate, fund investing, commercial, and investing banking and C-level operational experience through various senior roles at GE Capital, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, and Four M Investments.
Prior to Misha Investments, Mary worked for three years at Four M Investments where she was chief investment officer and CFO for the family office. She was responsible for cash management, tax planning and investments in fixed income, equity, MLPs, preferreds, real estate, and funds.
Mary worked for nine years as a managing director at GE Capital Markets where she was responsible for establishing and running the junior capital business and helped set up the unitranche fund with Allied Capital (later sold to Ares). She built deep relationships with banks, private equity funds, hedge funds, distressed funds, mezzanine funds, insurance companies, BDCs, and other alternate sources of capital. She placed over $13 billion in volume and 150+ deals, which included acquisition financing, refinancing, recapitalizations, restructurings (Radnet, CCA), DIPS (Delta DIP), EXITS (Delta, US Air), amendments, and trading of loans.