Deborah has more than 30 years of experience in credit investing, business development and investor relations. Before joining Arena, she was a managing director and product specialist at the alternative asset adviser Värde Partners. Before that, she served as a product specialist and institutional sales professional at RBC Capital Markets and Stifel Nicolaus, Inc. She also held senior investing roles at Black River Asset Management and American Express Asset Management (now Columbia Threadneedle) across corporate, high yield, emerging markets and structured credit portfolios. Deborah began her career as a fixed income analyst at The St. Paul Companies (now Travelers).
Deborah holds a BA from the University of Minnesota (Phi Beta Kappa) and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. She is a CFA Charterholder.