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Our primary objective is to provide our investors with current income and capital appreciation primarily through investment in U.S. community banks 

 

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Management

Sanjai Bhonsle
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Bhonsle was elected Chairman & CEO of StoneCastle Financial Corp. in February 2020.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of StoneCastle-ArrowMark Asset Management, LLC.

Mr. Bhonsle joined ArrowMark in October 2012 and serves as Partner and Portfolio Manager for ArrowMark's leveraged loan investments and collateralized loan obligation funds. Prior to joining ArrowMark, he founded MB Consulting Partners in 2009, where he specialized in financial and operational restructuring advisory to stressed and distressed middle-market companies. With more than 10 years of restructuring experience, he has led several assignments across various industries. Sanjai was a Senior Portfolio Manager at GSO Capital Partners, a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group, and member of the Investment and Management Committee (2005-2009). Prior to joining GSO Capital Partners, Sanjai was an Assistant Portfolio Manager for RBC Capital Partners’ debt investment group and was a member of the Investment Committee (2001-2005). He also led the group’s restructuring efforts related to distressed investments and represented the firm’s interests on creditor committees. From 1999-2001, Sanjai was a Senior Investment Analyst at Indosuez Capital Partners. Sanjai received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and an MBA from the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University.
 

Patrick J. Farrell
Chief Financial Officer, StoneCastle Financial Corp.

Mr. Farrell was re-elected as StoneCastle Financial Corp.’s Chief Financial Officer in February 2020. He has served in this role since April 2014.

As Chief Financial Officer at StoneCastle Partners LLC, Mr. Farrell is responsible for all financial and accounting activities at StoneCastle. He has over thirty-five years of hands-on management experience in finance and accounting, specifically focused on domestic and offshore mutual funds, bank deposit account programs, investment advisory and broker dealer businesses.

Previously, Mr. Farrell was CFO/COO of the Emerging Managers Group, LP, a specialty asset management firm focused on offshore mutual funds. Prior to that, Pat was CFO at Reserve Management, where he oversaw all financial activities for the company. Earlier in his career, Pat held financial positions at Lexington Management, Drexel Burnham, Alliance Capital and New York Life Investment Management, all focused on investment advisory activities. He began his career as an auditor at Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. in New York. Pat holds a BS in Business Administration-Accounting from Manhattan College.

Mr. Farrell is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Rachel Schatten
General Counsel

Ms. Schatten was re-elected as StoneCastle Financial Corp.’s General Counsel in February 2020.  She has served in this role since November 2013.

As General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of StoneCastle Partners, LLC, Ms. Schatten leads the legal and compliance teams and is responsible for all day to day legal and compliance matters at StoneCastle.  She has over 19 years of experience in investment management focusing on investment funds (domestic and offshore), investment advisers, broker-dealers, securities regulation and corporate governance.  

She previously served as U.S. General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of an international fund of funds, and the General Securities Principal of its affiliated broker-dealer. In private practice, she counseled investment advisers on the development and structuring of new hedge funds, including domestic and offshore entities, master feeder funds, and funds of funds. She has her Series 7, 63 and 24 licenses.

Ms. Schatten graduated Cum Laude from Albany Law School of Union University, where she was an associate editor of the Albany Law Review and a member of both the Justinian Society and Dean’s List.
 

 

Rick Grove
Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. Grove was elected Chief Compliance Officer of StoneCastle Financial Corp. in February 2020.  

He is a Principal and Chief Compliance Officer at ArrowMark Partners. He is also the Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary for Meridian Fund, Inc.  Before joining ArrowMark Partners in 2008, he was Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Black Creek Global Advisors (2007-2008). Prior to that position, Rick served as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Madison Capital Management (2005-2007), Assistant Vice President and Director of Compliance at Janus Capital Group (1993-2005), and Fund Accountant for Oppenheimer Funds (1992-1993). Rick graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.