Gordon Watson joined VPC in 2014 and is a Partner in New York. He is primarily responsible for sourcing, analyzing, executing and managing direct private debt and equity investments in the specialty finance sector. Mr. Watson also actively works on making investments in public debt securities in middle market companies where VPC can seek to actively influence market companies. Mr. Watson is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and currently serves on the board of directors of VPC portfolio company, Borro Ltd.
Previously, Mr. Watson was a portfolio manager focused on distressed debt at GLG Partners, a London based 31 billion multi-strategy hedge fund that concentrates on a diverse range of alternative investments. He joined GLG when it purchased Ore Hill Partners, a credit focused hedge fund where Mr. Watson was a partner.
Mr. Watson received a B.A. in political science from Colgate University and an MBA from Columbia University.