Ashok is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of MC Credit Partners LP (“MCCP”), an SEC registered investment adviser. MCCP is the manager of middle-market direct lending funds.
Ashok is responsible for all aspects of managing the firm. He is actively involved in sourcing new investment opportunities and oversees the evaluation, structuring, negotiation and syndication of all transactions. Ashok has more than 18 years of bulge-bracket finance experience and more than eight years of investment management experience. He was the co-head of Global Leveraged Finance at Morgan Stanley from 2006 to 2008 where he had responsibility for leveraged loans, high-yield bonds, asset-based loans, debtor-in-possession lending, non-investment grade and investment grade acquisition finance, and syndication of all non-investment grade debt transactions. Ashok joined Salomon Brothers in 1989 and was a Managing Director in the Leveraged Finance group at Citigroup from 1997 to 2006. He served as co-head of the North American Leveraged Finance group at Citigroup from 2003 to 2006. Under his leadership, Citigroup moved from the number four ranked high-yield underwriter to number one. Ashok was a member of the Debt Capital Markets Management Committee at Citigroup and a member of the Investment Banking Management Committee and the Global Capital Markets Management Committee at Morgan Stanley. In addition to his responsibility for supervising all leveraged capital raising as group head at Citigroup and Morgan Stanley, Ashok has worked on and overseen transactions which raised in excess of $300 billion in leveraged loans, bridge loans, high-yield bonds and mezzanine debt. Ashok has served on numerous boards of private and public companies as well as charitable organizations and private schools.
Ashok holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University.