Daniel Och
Founder & Chairman
J. Morgan Rutman
President
Mira Muhtadie
Chief Investment Officer
Adnan Ahmad
Managing Director
John Walton
Principal
Jeff Derbyshire
Vice President
Andrew Lehrman
Vice President
Tyler Goldman
Senior Associate
Conor De Mari
Associate
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Conor De Mari

Associate

Conor is an Associate at Willoughby, where he focuses on late-stage private and public growth investments.

Prior to Willoughby, Conor worked at Morgan Stanley in the technology investment-banking group. Conor holds a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University, where he graduated with honors.

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Tyler Goldman

Senior Associate

Tyler Goldman is a Senior Associate at Willoughby Capital, where he focuses primarily on public and private investments. Prior to Willoughby, Mr. Goldman worked at Jet Capital, a special situations hedge fund, where he was a generalist investor.

Mr. Goldman began his career in investment banking at Deutsche Bank in the Consumer and Business Services group. Mr. Goldman received his Bachelor of Science with Special Attainments in Commerce from Washington and Lee University.

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Andrew Lehrman

Vice President

Andrew Lehrman is a Vice President at Willoughby Capital, where he focuses primarily on private investments. Prior to Willoughby, Mr. Lehrman worked at TA Associates, a global-growth private equity firm, where he sourced and led investments across the technology sector.

Mr. Lehrman began his career in investment banking at Credit Suisse in the Technology, Media, and Telecom group. Mr. Lehrman received his Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

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Jeff Derbyshire

Vice President

Jeff Derbyshire is a Vice President at Willoughby Capital, where he focuses on public and private investments across all of Willoughby’s core sectors of focus. Mr. Derbyshire joined Willoughby in 2017 as the first investment team member focused on direct investments.

Prior to joining Willoughby, Jeff was an investor at Kelso & Company where he executed leveraged buyouts of middle-market companies from 2015 to 2017. Mr. Derbyshire began his career as an investment banker at Simmons & Company in 2012, before moving to Summit Partners in 2014 to focus on growth equity investing. Mr. Derbyshire received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics & History from Vanderbilt University with highest honors in 2012.

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John Walton

Principal

John Walton is a Principal at Willoughby Capital, where he focuses on real estate investments. Previously, Mr. Walton was a Vice President at CIM Group where he invested in real estate across the United States from 2013 to 2020. Mr. Walton began his career in investment banking at Rothschild & Co in 2008, before moving to Moelis & Company in 2010. Mr. Walton received his Bachelor of Science from Babson College in 2008 where he graduated summa cum laude.

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Adnan Ahmad

Managing Director

Adnan Ahmad is a Managing Director at Willoughby Capital, where he focuses on public and private investments across all of Willoughby Capital’s core sectors. Previously, Mr. Ahmad was a Principal at Roystone Capital where he managed long/short equity and credit investments from 2014 to 2019.

Mr. Ahmad began his career at Bain & Company in 2008, before moving to Bain Capital private equity in 2010 and Tremblant Capital in 2012. Mr. Ahmad received his Bachelor of Arts from the Johns Hopkins University in 2007 and was a Fulbright Scholar.

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Mira Muhtadie

Chief Investment Officer

Mira Muhtadie serves as the Chief Investment Officer of Willoughby Capital, overseeing all investment activity across private equity, venture capital, public markets, credit and real estate. Ms. Muhtadie began her career in investment banking at Credit Suisse, and transitioned into private equity at Lightyear Capital in 2002. Upon graduation from business school in 2005, Ms. Muhtadie joined KPS Capital and moved to ACI Capital in 2006. Ms. Muhtadie received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 and received her Master in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2005.

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J. Morgan Rutman

President

J. Morgan Rutman serves as the President of Willoughby Capital. Mr. Rutman began his investment career at Dillon Read in 1985 as an analyst in its merger arbitrage department, and then moved to Steinhardt Partners in 1986 to co-manage their merger arbitrage portfolio. Mr. Rutman went on to co-found Farallon Partners in 1990 and Harvest Management LLC in 1993, which he managed until early 2008. Mr. Rutman graduated with honors from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. He served on the Board of the University of New Hampshire Foundation, Inc. from 2001 – 2011, heading its Investment Committee from 2009 until 2011. Mr. Rutman rejoined the Board of the University of New Hampshire Foundation, Inc. in 2013, serving as Chairman from 2014 – 2016. Mr. Rutman was appointed to the University of New Hampshire System Board as a Trustee in 2016, where he serves as the chair of the Investment and Finance Committee since 2016.

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Daniel Och

Founder & Chairman

Daniel Och began his career at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. in 1982 in the Risk Arbitrage Department, and rose to become the Head of Proprietary Trading in the Equities Division and Co-Head of U.S. Equities Trading. In 1994, Mr. Och left Goldman Sachs and founded the asset management firm, Och-Ziff with $100 million of capital from the Ziff Family. Mr. Och led the firm’s $1.15 billion IPO in 2007 and scaled the firm to $50 billion in assets under management. During Mr. Och’s 26-year tenure as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Och-Ziff, the firm generated an annualized gross return well in excess of the S&P 500 Index, representing a cumulative return on initial capital that is multiple times higher than that of the Index. Mr. Och currently oversees Willoughby Capital’s multibillion-dollar portfolio spanning private equity, venture capital, public equity, credit and real estate.

Mr. Och is a committed philanthropist and serves on several charitable boards, including the Robin Hood Foundation and the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where his foundation recently endowed the Daniel and Jane Och Spine Hospital. Mr. Och is also a member of the Wharton Board of Overseers, the Board of The Museum of Modern Art, and serves as a Trustee of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Foundation. Mr. Och is an active supporter of Israel and Jewish causes through his work with UJA-Federation New York and Birthright Israel.

Mr. Och holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.