Our People in New York

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William Cumming


Prior to re-joining the Pollen Street team in 2017, William began his career with the Pollen Street team at RBS in 2007 when it managed the £1.1bn Special Opportunities Fund, and was responsible for evaluating and executing private equity and opportunistic credit investments.

William also spent 17 years with Citigroup, managing the European special situations and structured finance businesses investing in both debt and equity.

William received his degree in economics from Babson College, graduating with academic honours, before attending Columbia University’s Real Estate Development and Finance program.

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Nancy Lynch

Nancy joined PSC Eaglewood in July 2014 as General Counsel. She had previously spent 16 years in private practice at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP with a primary focus on structured finance, derivatives and financial services transactions.

Nancy received her J.D. from Pace University School of Law and received her B.A. from Smith College.

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Peter Madouros

Peter has been investing in public and private markets since 2007, with an emphasis on financial services businesses.

Prior to rejoining the Pollen Street team in 2017, Peter was an investment professional at Moore Capital Management, a private investment firm focused on global financial markets. Peter began his career in investing with the Pollen Street team when it managed the £1.1bn Special Opportunities Fund, and was responsible for evaluating and executing private equity and opportunistic credit investments. Key transactions included Krunch, Spring and Target Group.

Peter received a BA from Cornell University, magna cum laude, and an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he completed the Value Investing Program.

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Ethan Gong

Ethan joined Pollen Street Capital in 2017, and has, over the last several years, created and executed multi-billion worth of loan purchase programs across various credit asset classes.

He has developed boosting and neural-network based credit, fraud and conversion models for a number of lenders, spanning auto finance companies, consumer installment lenders, mortgage originators, and small business lenders.  In addition, he has created an automated credit score improvement algorithm for consumers.

Ethan has also developed synthetic macroeconomic risk factors, both economic data and market data-based, which complement micro loan-level credit models and pinpoint portfolio VaR to various recession scenarios.

After joining PSC, Ethan continues to specialize in bespoke credit investments in the real estate, consumer and small business sectors, with mutual value creation for PSC and its origination & lending partners, and continues to explore new loan product launch opportunities for PSC’s lending partners.

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Raga Gopalan

Raga is an Investment Analyst at PSC Eaglewood focused on sourcing and executing credit transactions. During his 4 years at Eaglewood, Raga has worked extensively on forward flow purchase programs and wholesale facilities with alternative lending platforms in the US and has contributed to building its risk framework. Prior to joining PSC Eaglewood, Raga was a Quantitative Research Analyst intern at ROW Asset Management, a global macro investment fund where he developed hedging strategies and built tools for risk analytics.

Raga holds a Masters in Financial Engineering from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India.

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Elaine Chang

Operations Analyst

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Shelby Drescher

Shelby joined PSC Eaglewood in March 2015 and has nearly 20 years in the investment industry and 10 years’ experience managing and overseeing compliance programs for financial services firms.

Shelby is responsible for ensuring that the firm’s activities satisfy all regulatory requirements in the US and, as part of a global team, works on behalf of the firm’s affiliated investment advisers in London to fulfil their respective US requirements.

Prior to joining PSC Eaglewood in March 2015, Shelby spent 7 years at Loeb King Capital Management / Loeb Partners Corporation where she oversaw the administration of compliance programs for the firm’s registered investment adviser, hedge fund, broker-dealer and mutual fund businesses.

Shelby holds a BA in Political Science from New York University.