Management Team

Management Team

  • Ted Goldthorpe

    CEO and Director
    Mr. Goldthorpe is a Managing Partner of BCP Credit and serves as Chairman of the board of directors, Chief Executive Officer of Portman Ridge. He also serves in similar capacities for BC Partners Lending Corporation, a BDC affiliated with BC Partners. He joined BC Partners LLP to open BCP Credit in 2017. He was previously President of Apollo Investment Corporation and the Chief Investment Officer of Apollo Investment Management where he was the head of its U.S. Opportunistic Platform and also oversaw the Private Origination business. He was also a member of Apollo’s firm-wide Senior Management Committee. Prior to Apollo, Mr. Goldthorpe worked at Goldman Sachs for 13 years where he most recently ran the bank loan distressed investing desk. He was previously the head of Principal Capital Investing for the Special Situations Group. Mr. Goldthorpe launched BC Partners’ credit business in 2017 and oversees a team of experienced credit professionals. As a Managing Partner of the BC Partners LLP, Mr. Goldthorpe is also a member of the Investment Committee of the private equity business.
    • Jason Roos

      Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer
      Mr. Roos has served as Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of PTMN since March 2021. Mr. Roos joined BC Partners in May 2020 and brings nearly 20 years of experience in financial roles, most recently as Credit Product CFO, where he is responsible for the integrity and accuracy of financial reporting and the overall control environment of the credit business. Prior to joining BC Partners, Mr. Roos served in various roles with Wells Fargo & Company from 2011 to 2020, including serving as Controller for Wells Fargo’s investment bank and institutional broker dealer, Wells Fargo Securities. Prior to that, from 2002 to 2011, Mr. Roos provided audit and advisory services to financial institutions at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Roos earned his B.A. in accounting and finance from the University of Northern Iowa and is a Certified Public Accountant registered in New York, Iowa, and Minnesota.
      • Patrick Schafer

        Chief Investment Officer
        Mr. Schafer is a Principal at BCP Credit and serves as Chief Investment Officer of Portman Ridge. He joined BCP Credit in May 2018, having previously worked at Apollo Global Management. Mr. Schafer spent seven years at Apollo in the Opportunistic Credit group, most recently as a Managing Director in Direct Originations. Prior to Apollo, he spent three years at Deutsche Bank Securities in the Investment Banking Division. Mr. Schafer holds a BBA from the University of Notre Dame.
        • David Held

          Chief Compliance Officer
          David joined BC Partners in New York as the Credit CCO in 2021. Previously, David was at Lyxor Asset Management. Prior to that, he worked at American Securities, AXA Investment Managers and Bank of America.