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Cornellians in Private Equity

A. David Manzano

B.A. '89

Managing Director
AEA Investors LP (New York, NY)


Mr. Manzano joined AEA in 2007 as a member of the middle market debt team. Prior to joining AEA, Mr. Manzano spent almost five years at Callidus Capital Management, LLC, a manager of Collateralized Loan Obligations (“CLOs”) as a Principal and Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining Callidus in 2002, Mr. Manzano served as a consultant to The Carlyle Group evaluating several stressed loan portfolios. Prior to this consulting engagement, Mr. Manzano was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch & Co. and spent four years in leveraged finance focused on originating, structuring and marketing high yield bank loan and bond transactions for event-related financings such as corporate acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations. Prior to Merrill Lynch & Co., Mr. Manzano spent four years as a Credit Analyst at The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. in both New York and Hong Kong and is a graduate of the Bank's credit training program.


Mr. Manzano holds a B.A. in Government and International Relations from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.