Investment Team

 

Matt Hansen
Head of U.K. & Europe, Member of Investment Committee
Mr. Hansen is a Managing Director and Head of U.K. and European business at Atlas and is based in London. Previously, Mr. Hansen was Partner and responsible for European private equity for Cerberus in London. Mr. Hansen worked at Cerberus from 2002 to 2015, where his responsibilities included transaction sourcing, structuring, and execution, as well as management and monitoring of the firm’s distressed debt and control private equity investments. Prior to joining Cerberus, Mr. Hansen worked at Madison Dearborn Partners in Chicago and London from 1999 to 2002. Prior to Madison Dearborn, Mr. Hansen worked in the investment banking group at Bear Stearns in New York. Mr. Hansen also worked at Centennial Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm.

Mr. Hansen is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Praxia Bank S.A. (former Chairman) and Panmure Gordon & Company.  He previously served on the Board of Directors of Greentree Financial (f.k.a. Conseco Financial), Boxclever Consumer Rental LLC, Blue Bird, NABI and Greenstar. Mr. Hansen was also on the Investment Committee, Management Committee and Credit Committee at BAWAG P.S.K. in Vienna, Austria, where he led M&A, business development and international corporate investing. Additionally, he served on the WorldCom Creditors’ Committee, the Marconi Creditors’ Committee, and the Outsourcing Financial Receivable Solutions Inc. Creditors’ Committee.

Mr. Hansen earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from both Columbia Business School and London Business School, having completed their joint-MBA global degree program.

Colin Savage
Managing Director, Member of Investment Committee
Mr. Savage is a Managing Director at Atlas, having joined in March 2015, and is based in New York. Previously, Mr. Savage worked in the financial institutions investment banking group at Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. from 2010 to 2015. Mr. Savage has had significant financial institutions transaction experience in North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to Citigroup, Mr. Savage worked in the financial institutions investment banking group at UBS AG in New York from 2007 to 2010 and in the mergers & acquisitions group of Rothschild from 2005 to 2007.

Mr. Savage is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Somerset Reinsurance Ltd.

Mr. Savage earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University, with a double major in History and Engineering, and an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he was selected for the value investing program and awarded Beta Gamma Sigma Honors. Mr. Savage is a CFA Charterholder.

Martin Ngombwa
Vice President
Mr. Ngombwa is a Vice President at Atlas Merchant Capital, having joined in July 2016, and is based in London. Previously, Mr. Ngombwa worked at Morgan Stanley from 2011 to 2016 in the Financial Institutions Group and the Financial Sponsors Group based in London. 

Mr. Ngombwa earned a Masters in Finance degree, summa cum laude, from ESSEC Business School, and a BSc (Hons) in Economics, First Class, from the University of East Anglia.

Jennifer Feyer
Associate
Ms. Feyer is an Associate at Atlas, having joined in April 2017, and is based in London. Previously, Ms. Feyer worked at Morgan Stanley from 2013 to 2017 in the Financial Institutions Group and the Mergers & Acquisitions Group based in London. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Ms. Feyer worked as a Summer Analyst at Cerberus Capital Management and as a Trainee at the German Embassy in Washington D.C..

Ms. Feyer earned an MPhil degree in Economics, with distinction in coursework, from the University of Oxford, and a B.A. in Philosophy & Economics, with distinction, from the University of Bayreuth.

Connor Owens
Associate
Mr. Owens is an Associate at Atlas, having joined in August 2017, and is based in New York. Previously, Mr. Owens worked as an analyst in the Financial Institutions Group at J.P. Morgan, covering insurance companies, from 2015 to 2017.

Mr. Owens earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Bentley University in Finance.