Deeply Experienced & Complementary Team
New 2ND Capital has built a Senior Investment Team that brings together deep and complementary experience in secondary investing, direct private equity investing and general partner underwriting—all of which we believe are essential to successfully executing Special Situations Secondary Transactions.
Mr. Bradley is a Partner at New 2ND Capital. Prior to joining New 2ND Capital, he spent ten years at AlpInvest Partners focused on Manager underwriting and primary fund investments in the Americas. Mr. Bradley has extensive experience in Manager evaluation in the North American middle-market and has sat on over 35 advisory boards during his career. Prior to AlpInvest Partners, Mr. Bradley was an Associate Director at UBS Investment Bank in the private funds group where he focused on raising middle-market private equity funds. Mr. Bradley began his career at Goldman Sachs and received a BS in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.
Mr. Cole is a Partner at New 2ND Capital. Prior to joining New 2ND Capital, he spent three years at AlpInvest Partners on the secondary team where he worked with Mr. Hektor. At AlpInvest Partners, Mr. Cole diligenced and helped execute a variety of transactions including spin outs, restructurings, secondary directs and traditional LP purchases. He began his career at UBS Investment Bank. Mr. Cole received a BS in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Mr. Hektor is the founder and a Partner at New 2ND Capital and is responsible for firm management. Prior to New 2ND Capital, Mr. Hektor spent eighteen years at AlpInvest Partners (and its predecessors) where he founded, built and led the firm’s secondary program, starting with a single employee and ending his tenure with approximately 25 investment professionals and over $8.5bn of capital invested. Throughout his tenure at AlpInvest Partners, Mr. Hektor has served in many roles, including Member of the Operating Committee, Observer on the Board and Chairman of the Global Investment Committee where he oversaw investments made by the secondary, primary funds and co-investment groups. Prior to AlpInvest Partners, Mr. Hektor was a direct private equity investor at Parnib after starting his career at De Nationale Investeringsbank. Mr. Hektor has a Dutch Law Degree and a MSc in Business Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Ms. Krackow is an Associate at New 2ND Capital. Prior to Joining New 2ND Capital, she spent two years as an Investment Banking Analyst at HSBC in the Leveraged and Acquisition Finance group, covering both corporate and sponsor transactions. Ms. Krackow received a B.B.A. in Finance and Music from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.
Mr. Lowe is an Associate at New 2ND Capital. Prior to joining N2C, he spent two years at Ernst and Young as a Senior Associate in the Restructuring group and one year at Covis Pharma as an Investment Associate. Mr. Lowe received a MACC at Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Management and received a BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University.
Mr. Luttrell is a Vice President at New 2ND Capital. Prior to joining New 2ND Capital, he spent two years at CCMP Capital Advisors as a Private Equity Analyst focusing on the consumer and industrials sectors. Mr. Luttrell received a BBA in Finance and a BA in Economics from the University of Notre Dame.
Ms. Merli is Controller at New 2ND Capital. Prior to joining New 2ND Capital, she served as CFO, CCO and Head of Investor Relations at Snow Park Capital Partners. Ms. Merli previously served as Controller at Atlas Venture. Prior to joining Atlas Venture, she was the accounting manager at Raptor Capital Management. Ms. Merli started her career at KPMG and received a BS and MS in Accountancy from Bentley University.
Mr. Puspanathan is a Vice President at New 2ND Capital. Prior to joining New 2ND Capital, he spent two years at Coller Capital as an Investment Associate primarily focused on LP purchases along with other secondaries transactions. Prior to Coller Capital, Mr. Puspanathan was a Private Equity Analyst at Rockwood Equity Partners focused on due diligence, strategic and operational improvements at portfolio companies, and financial modeling. Mr Puspanathan received a BS in Finance & Accounting from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
Mr. Townsend is a Partner at New 2ND Capital. Before joining the Firm, he spent nine years at Top Tier Capital Partners and its predecessor firm. He was a founding partner at Top Tier and helped lead the firm’s spin-out from Paul Capital. At Top Tier, Mr. Townsend headed the firm’s secondary and co-investment programs where he developed and marketed an innovative secondary strategy focused on early stage investments. Prior to Top Tier, Mr. Townsend invested private capital at GE Asset Management for the company’s U.S. pension fund and external institutional clients. Previously, Mr. Townsend spent eight years gaining managerial and operational experience at several divisional GE businesses. Mr. Townsend received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Mr. Vink is a Partner at New 2ND Capital. Mr. Vink is a seasoned private equity executive with over 20 years experience. Prior to joining New 2ND Capital, Mr. Vink was at AlpInvest in New York (Carlyle’s solutions group) for 15 years, where he worked closely alongside Mr. Hektor and Mr. Bradley for over a decade on numerous secondaries investments as well as primary fund investments in the Americas. At AlpInvest/Carlyle Mr. Vink was involved in the raising of multiple commingled private equity funds and separate managed accounts totaling over $20 billion. Mr. Vink started his career with Freshfields in Amsterdam and Simpson Thacher in New York. He has a law degree from the University of Amsterdam and an MCJ degree from the New York University School of Law.
Ms. Wu is the Chief Financial Officer at New 2ND Capital. Prior to joining New 2ND Capital, she served as Head of Operations and Finance at 400 Capital Management. Ms. Wu previously served as Chief Financial Officer at Structured Portfolio Management. Prior to joining Structured Portfolio Management, she was a Controller in the Global Access Portfolios at J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank. Ms. Wu started her career at Grant Thornton. Ms. Wu is a Certified Public Accountant in New York and received a BBA in Accountancy from Baruch College.