Experienced and Proven Investment Professionals


Our team of professionals in investments, client services, operations, compliance and support acts as a single, integrated unit. These highly qualified and motivated individuals provide the depth and strength required of a leading, performance-focused, institutional asset manager.

DOMINIC NOLAN, CFA


Dominic is a Senior Managing Director for Pacific Asset Management and part of the firm’s Executive Committee. Dominic is head of institutional business development, product, and account management. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management in 2008, Dominic was a director of institutional business at Lombardia Capital Partners. Prior to Lombardia Capital, he was Vice President and Product Manager for LM Capital Group. Mr. Nolan has over 17 years of industry and investment experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business finance from CSU Fullerton and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Los Angeles.

JP LEASURE


JP is a Senior Managing Director for Pacific Asset Management and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. JP is a Portfolio Manager for the Corporate (Bank) Loan Strategy. Prior to being a founding member of Pacific Asset Management in 2007, from 1997-2006, JP was a senior member of Pacific Life’s credit research team overseeing investments in corporate bonds, high yield, and bank loan securities. Prior to joining Pacific Life, JP was a member of Credit Lyonnais’ Leveraged Finance Group. JP has over 20 years of investment and banking experience and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA from Columbia University.

DAVID WEISMILLER, CFA


David is a Managing Director for Pacific Asset Management. David is the lead Portfolio Manager on the Short Duration, Core Plus, and Investment Grade Strategies. David also has credit research responsibilities across select sectors. Prior to being a founding member of Pacific Asset Management in 2007, from 2002 to 2006, David was senior member of Pacific Life’s credit research team overseeing investments in corporate bonds, high yield, and bank loan securities. Prior to joining Pacific Life, David was a Commercial Banking officer with Comerica responsible for investing in a portfolio of leveraged loans. He has over 18 years of investment and banking experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. David is a CFA Charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Los Angeles.

MICHAEL MARZOUK, CFA


Michael is a Managing Director for Pacific Asset Management. Michael is a Portfolio Manager on the Corporate (Bank) Loan Strategy along with Strategies that incorporate bank loan instruments. In addition, Michael has credit research responsibilities across select sectors. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management in 2007, Michael worked in investment banking most recently as Vice President in the Leveraged Finance Group at Royal Bank of Scotland. During his tenure in investment banking, Michael’s experience included leveraged buy-outs and merger and acquisitions advisory work. He received his B.A. summa cum laude in Business-Economics from UCLA and his MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. Michael is a CFA Charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Los Angeles.

BRIAN ROBERTSON, CFA


Brian is a Managing Director for Pacific Asset Management. Brian is a Portfolio Manager on the Strategic Credit, High Yield, and Core Plus Strategies. In addition, Brian has credit research responsibilities across select sectors. Prior to being a founding member of Pacific Asset Management in 2007, from 2003-2006, Brian was a member of Pacific Life’s securities division overseeing investments in corporate bonds, high yield, and bank loan securities. Brian has over 12 years of investment experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. Brian is a CFA Charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Orange County.

BOB BOYD


Bob is a Managing Director for Pacific Asset Management. He serves as the firm’s Head of Credit Research and is a Portfolio Manager on the High Yield Bond strategy. In addition, Bob has credit research responsibilities across select sectors. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management in 2012, from 1998-2012, Bob was a Portfolio Manager and credit analyst with PIMCO. Bob has over 17 years of investment experience, focused on leveraged finance, credit analysis, and structured products. He holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

REX OLSON, CFA


Rex is a Senior Managing Director for Pacific Asset Management and is responsible for credit research. Prior to be being a founding member of Pacific Asset Management in 2007, from 1999-2006 Rex was formerly head of credit research for Pacific Life’s portfolio of corporate bonds, high-yield, and bank loan securities. Prior to that, Rex held portfolio management and analyst positions at GE Capital and Transamerica. Rex has over 28 years of investment and banking experience and holds a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA from the University of Southern California. He is a CFA Charterholder.

MICHAEL LONG


Michael is a Managing Director for Pacific Asset Management and is responsible for credit research. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management in 2008, from 1994-2007, Michael was a portfolio manager and credit analyst for Pacific Life’s portfolio of corporate bonds, high yield, and bank loan securities. Michael has over 31 years of experience in the financial and securities industry, including past investment analyst positions at Franklin Resources, Bradford and Marzec, and Great Northern Annuity. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Davis and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

YING QIU, CFA


Ying is a Managing Director for Pacific Asset Management. She is a senior analyst focusing on Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) and also supports investment grade portfolios. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management, Ying was with PIMCO for 8 years, where she was a Senior Vice President, portfolio manager and trader for both investment grade corporate and ABS. Prior to that, she worked for ING Investment Management for 9 years and was an ABS portfolio manager and trader. Ying has 17 years fixed income investment experience. Ying is a CFA Charter holder and holds a bachelor’s degree from Renmin University of China and an MBA from Emory University.

MICHAEL LONIA


Michael is a Managing Director for Pacific Asset Management. He serves as the firm’s Head of Trading overseeing all trading initiatives. Prior to being a founding member of Pacific Asset Management in 2007, Michael was a member of Pacific Life’s Operations team where he was responsible for trade reconciliation, processing various derivative products, and corporate actions. He has over 12 years of investment and trading experience. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in both finance and operations management from the University of Delaware and has an MBA at the University of California, Irvine.

SHALINI VISWANATHAN, CFA


Shalini is a Senior Analyst for Pacific Asset Management, responsible for credit research. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management, Shalini spent four years as a High Yield Credit Analyst for First Western Capital Management. Prior to First Western Capital Management, she worked as a Senior Credit Analyst in the middle market commercial lending group of Comerica Bank. Shalini holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Madras University – Stella Maris College and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at University of California, Los Angeles. She is a CFA Charter holder and a member of the CFA Society of Los Angeles.

JOHN BRUEGGEMANN


John is an Analyst for Pacific Asset Management, responsible for credit research. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management, John spent two years as a Junior Investment Analyst in the Alternative Investment Management group, a division of Principal Investments within Wells Fargo Securities, where he helped invest in a portfolio of leveraged loans and high yield bonds. John graduated from the University of Arizona where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.

TOMMY ZHANG


Tommy is an Analyst for Pacific Asset Management, responsible for credit research. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management, Tommy spent two years at Goldman Sachs, where he worked as an Associate in the Debt Underwriting Group. At Goldman, he was involved in the underwriting and origination of relationship loans for consumer retail and healthcare clients. Prior to Goldman, Tommy was an Associate in KPMG’s Advisory practice. Tommy holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

MICHAEL SPITLER, CFA


Michael is a Senior Director for Pacific Asset Management, responsible for institutional business development, product, and account management. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management in 2011, from 2004-2010, Michael was a fixed income product and account manager for the Macquarie Funds Group in Los Angeles. Michael holds a BS in Business from Sacramento State University and completed part of his undergraduate coursework at the London School of Economics and the University of Pittsburgh’s foreign study program. He has over 12 years of industry experience and is a CFA Charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Los Angeles.

MATTHEW CECIL


Matt is a Director for Pacific Asset Management, responsible for institutional business development, product, and account management. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management in 2015, Matt spent several years at PIMCO where he serviced institutional clients and was a member of compliance teams overseeing the firm’s 40-Act and ETF accounts. Prior to PIMCO, Matt’s experience including financial advisory with Wells Fargo Advisors and American Express. Matt has over 10 years of industry experience. He has received a BA from Biola University and an MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine.

MEGAN HYLAND


Megan is an Associate for Pacific Asset Management, where she is part of the business development and account management team. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management, Megan was with State Street in Boston as a Mutual Fund Compliance Administrator, where she monitored and reviewed all SEC, CFTC, IRS, Prospectus, and SAI compliance. Megan received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University, with an emphasis in Finance.

RONALD RANGEL


Ronnie is an Analyst for Pacific Asset Management, responsible for credit research. Prior to joining the firm full-time, Ronnie was a credit analyst intern for a year while completing his undergraduate degree. Ronnie received his B.A. cum laude, Beta Gamma Sigma in Business Administration-Finance from the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton. While at Cal State Fullerton, Ronnie was a member of the Applied Security Analysis Program (ASAP) and President of the Student Managed Investment Fund.

VALERIE CHANG

Valerie is a Trading Assistant and Product Analyst for Pacific Asset Management. Her primary responsibility is assisting with trade execution, allocation, analytics and reporting within our bank loan and CLO strategy. Valerie received a dual bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance from the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University. While at Chapman University, Valerie was also part of the Student Managed Investment Fund and the university’s Research Challenge program.

 

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