Experienced Private Lending Partners
Carlton Credit Partners is a minority and women owned debt investor focusing on providing customized financing to lower-middle market companies to facilitate growth, build long lasting value and solve operational and structural complexity
Focus on senior secured debt (first lien, unitranche, second lien and last-out financings) with ability to make equity co-investments
Value-added partners to owners and management teams by offering our transactional expertise and deep professional network in addition to capital
Lin is a Founding and Managing Partner at Carlton Credit Partners and is a member of the Investment Committee and Board of Directors. Lin is responsible for new business origination, deal execution and portfolio oversight.
Lin has been focusing on direct debt investment since 2001, having invested over $580 million in direct lending and opportunistic credit deals. Prior to Carlton Credit Partners, Lin began her investment career at Chatham Capital, a leading lower-middle market private debt fund manager with $1.2 billion capital deployed, and she became a Partner and a member of its investment committee. At Chatham, Lin played a lead role in over half of Chatham’s investments across various industries and was a key contributor to the long term success of the firm. Earlier in her career, Lin was an investment banker at Cardinal Ventures, focusing on private placement of debt capital and M&A transactions.
Lin is serving on the Board of Trustees at Atlanta International School as a member of the investment, education and DEI committees.
Lin is a graduate of Emory University where she earned a BBA with concentration in Finance and International Business. Lin lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children.
Michael is a Founding and Managing Partner at Carlton Credit Partners and is a member of its Investment Committee and Board of Directors. He is responsible for new business origination, deal execution and portfolio oversight.
Michael has focused on corporate credit for over twenty-five years. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Private Capital Advisory LLC, a private debt placement firm. In his prior experience, Michael was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, where he co-founded and was a senior investment team member of a $2B+ private credit investment platform. As part of the Investment Committee, Michael oversaw the deployment of capital in approximately 65 transactions.
Previously, Michael served as Senior Director, High Yield Research at Merrill Lynch. While at Merrill Lynch, he was ranked as one of the top sell side high-yield healthcare analysts, achieving the #2 ranking by Institutional Investor. Earlier in his career, Michael served as Vice President, Healthcare Investment Banking with JP Morgan.
Michael earned a BS in Finance from Bentley University and an MBA from Columbia University. He is a FINRA-registered representative with Pickwick Capital Partners. Michael lives in New York with his wife and two children.