Jordan Zaken, Founding Partner

Jordan Zaken is a Founding Partner of Gamut and is responsible for deal origination, transaction execution, portfolio management and overall management of the firm's operations. Prior to forming Gamut in 2015, Mr. Zaken worked with Apollo Global Management for 15 years, most recently as a Senior Partner. During his time with Apollo, Mr. Zaken served as a member of the Global Private Equity Investment Committee, Sector Co-Lead of Chemicals, Sector Lead of Power/Coal, Sector Lead of Agriculture and as a member of the firm’s Global Valuation Committee. Prior to Apollo, he worked at Goldman Sachs in its Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Mr. Zaken currently serves on the board of directors of JPW Industries. Previously, he served as a director on the boards of companies including Momentive Performance Materials, Hexion Specialty Chemicals and Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings. Mr. Zaken graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a BS in Economics.


Stan Parker, Founding Partner

Stan Parker is a Founding Partner of Gamut and is responsible for deal origination, transaction execution, portfolio management and overall management of the firm's operations. Prior to forming Gamut in 2015, Mr. Parker worked with Apollo Global Management for 14 years, most recently as a Senior Partner. During his time with Apollo, Mr. Parker served as a member of the Global Private Equity Investment Committee, Sector Lead of Transportation/Distribution, Sector Lead of Cable/Telecom/Technology and as a member of the firm’s Global Valuation Committee. Prior to Apollo, he worked at Salomon Smith Barney in its Financial Entrepreneurs Group. Mr. Parker currently serves on the board of directors of JPW Industries. Previously, he served as a director on the boards of companies including AMC Entertainment, United Agri Products, Affinion Group, Momentive Performance Materials, CEVA Logistics, Charter Communications and Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings. Mr. Parker graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a BS in Economics.


Adi PekmezovicPartner

Adi Pekmezovic is a Partner of Gamut and is responsible for all aspects of leading an investment. Prior to joining Gamut, Mr. Pekmezovic was a Senior Investment Analyst at Mason Capital Management, where he focused on credit and equity investments. Prior to that, Mr. Pekmezovic worked at The Carlyle Group in its Global Corporate and Distressed Opportunities Group. Earlier in his career, he worked at Merrill Lynch in its Investment Banking Division. Mr. Pekmezovic graduated cum laude from George Washington University with a BBA in Finance.


Christopher WhalenPartner

Christopher Whalen is a Partner of Gamut and is responsible for all aspects of leading an investment. Prior to joining Gamut, Mr. Whalen was a Managing Director at Harvest Partners, where he focused on middle market private equity investments across a broad range of industries, with a particular emphasis on energy, industrial services and distribution. Previously, he worked at Lehman Brothers in its Global Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Mr. Whalen currently serves on the board of directors of JPW Industries. Previously, he served as a director on the boards of companies including Associated Materials, Bartlett Nuclear, FCX Performance and TruckPro. Mr. Whalen graduated from Dartmouth College with an AB in Economics and Government.


Michael KregerPartner

Michael Kreger is a Partner of Gamut and is responsible for all aspects of leading an investment. Prior to joining Gamut, Mr. Kreger was a Senior Vice President at Oaktree Capital Management, where he focused on distressed debt investments. Previously, Mr. Kreger was a Director at Madison Dearborn Partners, where he focused on private equity investments. Earlier in his career, he worked at UBS in its Investment Banking Division. Mr. Kreger graduated from Amherst College with a BA in Economics and Political Science and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.


Allyson AlimanskyPartner, Head of Marketing and Investor Relations

Allyson Alimansky is a Partner and Head of Marketing and Investor Relations of Gamut. Prior to joining Gamut, Ms. Alimansky was a Director on the Credit Suisse Private Fund Group and Capital Services teams. Previously, Ms. Alimansky was the Director of Business Development at D.B. Zwirn & Co. Earlier in her career, she was responsible for marketing and investor relations at Capital Z Investment Partners, GSC Partners and Northbridge Capital. Ms. Alimansky graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a BA in Politics and earned her MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.


Athos ZakouPartner, Chief Financial Officer

Athos Zakou is a Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Gamut. Prior to joining Gamut, Mr. Zakou was a Controller of the private equity group and management company at Tiger Global Management. Previously, Mr. Zakou was the Chief Financial Officer at Taliesin Capital Management. Earlier in his career, he was an audit manager in the private equity and hedge fund group at Goldstein Golub Kessler, LLP. Mr. Zakou graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Accounting and also earned his MBA from St. John’s University. Mr. Zakou is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.


Noah LeichtlingPartner, General Counsel

Noah Leichtling is a Partner, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Gamut. Prior to joining Gamut, Mr. Leichtling was a Partner and Head of the New York Corporate Group at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, where his principal areas of practice were general corporate law, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Leichtling graduated from Northwestern University with a BS in Journalism and earned his JD from Georgetown University Law Center.