Keith Lee is the Chief Executive Officer of Feenix Venture Partners, a private equity and venture debt investment company based in NYC that provides growth capital and financing to early and mid-stage companies. Prior to Feenix, Mr. Lee was a Partner and Managing Director in charge of Capital Markets at H/2 Capital Partners, a multi-billion dollar investment manager focused on commercial real estate related debt investments. He served on H/2’s Executive and Investment Committees. Mr. Lee has over 20 years of experience working with global financial institutions on the buy and sell side. Prior to H/2, Mr. Lee was a Managing Director and Head of Structured Financing- Americas at UBS Investment Bank. He also held senior positions at Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers in principal funding and investments and as head of US CLO Origination. Mr. Lee is currently an independent board member of CM Finance Inc (CMFN), a publicly traded business development company that makes loans to middle market companies. He is also a general Trustee of Knox College where he earned his BA in Economics and Philosophy. Mr. Lee has an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
Deleveraging and newly imposed regulatory restrictions have hindered traditional bank lenders activity, and in turn restricted the capital available to many segments of the US and global economies. This has created a tremendous opportunity for alternative lenders to step in to fill the void.