Nilesh Desai

Head of Investments

  • Nilesh is the Head of Investments with overall responsibility for the Investment team incorporating underwriting and portfolio management.
  • Nilesh has over 25 years of financial industry experience across private and public debt within European and American markets.
  • Prior to Be-Spoke Capital, Nilesh was a Managing Director at Ares Management in Europe where he was responsible for credit analysis and monitoring borrowers in the leveraged and high yield markets across a range of sectors. In addition, Nilesh spent 7 years working in the Credit Alternatives Group at The Carlyle Group in London (where he was a member of the credit committee) and New York.
  • He began his career at KPMG and subsequently worked at Citigroup in the Leveraged Finance Portfolio Group.
  • Nilesh holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Management Science from the University of Warwick and is a charted accountant and a CFA charterholder.