Experienced Investment Professionals

Our team of professionals in investments, client services, operations, compliance and support acts as a single, integrated unit. These highly qualified and motivated individuals provide the depth and strength required of a leading, performance-focused, institutional asset manager.

Dominic Nolan

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CFA

Dominic is the CEO for Pacific Asset Management and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He has served in a senior role with the firm for over a decade, primarily overseeing business development. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, he was a vice president at Lombardia Capital Partners and LM Capital Group, an institutional global fixed-income manager. Prior to LM Capital, Dominic worked at Fidelity Investments. He has over 22 years of industry and investment experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in business from California State University, Fullerton and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. He is a CFA charterholder, a member of the CFA Society of Orange County, and serves on the Investment Committee of the CSU Fullerton Endowment.

JP Leasure

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JP is a senior managing director for Pacific Asset Management and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. JP is a portfolio manager for the Corporate (Bank) Loan and CLO Strategies. Prior to being a founding member of Pacific Asset Management in 2007, JP was a senior member of Pacific Life’s credit research team, overseeing investments in corporate bonds, high-yield, and bank-loan securities from 1997 to 2006. Prior to joining Pacific Life, JP was a member of Credit Lyonnais’ Leveraged Finance Group. JP has over 25 years of investment and banking experience and holds a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and an MBA from Columbia University.

David Weismiller

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CFA

David is a managing director for Pacific Asset Management. David is the lead portfolio manager for the Short Duration, Core Plus, and Investment Grade Strategies. David also has credit research responsibilities across select sectors. Prior to being a founding member of Pacific Asset Management in 2007, David was senior member of Pacific Life’s credit research team, overseeing investments in corporate bonds, high-yield, and bank-loan securities from 2002 to 2006. Prior to joining Pacific Life, David was a commercial banking officer with Comerica responsible for investing in a portfolio of leveraged loans. He has over 24 years of investment and banking experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. David is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Los Angeles.

Michael Marzouk

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CFA

Michael is a managing director for Pacific Asset Management. Michael is a portfolio manager for the Corporate (Bank) Loan and CLO Strategies, along with those that incorporate bank-loan instruments. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management in 2007, Michael worked in investment banking, including as vice president in the Leveraged Finance Group at Royal Bank of Scotland. He hold a bachelor's degree (summa cum laude) in business-economics from UCLA and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. Michael is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Orange County.

Brian Robertson

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CFA

Brian is a managing director for Pacific Asset Management. Brian is a portfolio manager for the Strategic Credit, High Yield, and Core Plus Strategies. In addition, Brian has credit research responsibilities across select sectors. Prior to being a founding member of Pacific Asset Management in 2007, Brian was a member of Pacific Life’s securities division, overseeing investments in corporate bonds, high-yield, and bank-loan securities from 2003 to 2006. Brian has over 18 years of investment experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. Brian is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Orange County.

Bob Boyd

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Bob is a managing director for Pacific Asset Management. He is head of credit research and a portfolio manager for the CLO, CLO Opportunity and High Yield Strategies. In addition, Bob has credit research responsibilities across select sectors. He joined Pacific Asset Management in 2012. Previously, Bob was at PIMCO for 14 years, where he was a bank-loan portfolio manager and credit analyst. Bob has over 23 years of investment experience, focused on leveraged finance, credit analysis and structured products. He holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

Ying Qiu

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CFA

Ying is a managing director for Pacific Asset Management. She is a portfolio manager for various investment-grade portfolios and the CLO Opportunity Strategy. In addition, Ying has credit research responsibilities, focusing on asset-backed securities (ABS). Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management, Ying was with PIMCO for eight years, where she was a senior vice president, portfolio manager and trader for both investment-grade corporate and ABS. Prior to that, she worked at ING Investment Management for nine years and was an ABS portfolio manager and trader. Ying has 22 years fixed-income investment experience. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Renmin University of China and an MBA from Emory University. She is a CFA charterholder.

Rex Olson

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CFA

Rex is a senior managing director for Pacific Asset Management and is responsible for credit research. Prior to be being a founding member of Pacific Asset Management in 2007, Rex was formerly head of credit research for Pacific Life’s portfolio of corporate bonds, high-yield, and bank-loan securities from 1999 to 2006. Prior to that, Rex held portfolio management and analyst positions at GE Capital and Transamerica. Rex has over 34 years of investment and banking experience and holds a bachelor's degree and an MBA from the University of Southern California. He is a CFA charterholder.

Michael Long

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Michael is a managing director for Pacific Asset Management and is responsible for credit research. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management in 2008, Michael was a portfolio manager and credit analyst for Pacific Life’s portfolio of corporate bonds, high-yield, and bank-loan securities from 1994 to 2007. Michael has over 37 years of experience in the financial and securities industry, including past investment analyst positions at Franklin Resources, Bradford and Marzec, and Great Northern Annuity. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Davis and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Michael Lonia

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Michael is a managing director for Pacific Asset Management. He is head of trading, overseeing all trading initiatives. Prior to being a founding member of Pacific Asset Management in 2007, Michael was a member of Pacific Life’s operations team, where he was responsible for trade reconciliation, processing various derivative products, and corporate actions. He has over 18 years of investment and trading experience. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in both finance and operations management from the University of Delaware and an MBA at the University of California, Irvine.

Shalini Viswanathan

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CFA

Shalini is a senior analyst for Pacific Asset Management, responsible for credit research. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management, Shalini spent four years as a high-yield credit analyst for First Western Capital Management. Prior to First Western Capital Management, she worked as a senior credit analyst in the middle-market commercial lending group of Comerica Bank. Shalini holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Madras University–Stella Maris College and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. She is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Los Angeles.

John Brueggemann

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John is a senior analyst for Pacific Asset Management, responsible for credit research. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management, John spent two years as a junior investment analyst in the Alternative Investment Management Group, a division of Principal Investments within Wells Fargo Securities, where he helped invest in a portfolio of leveraged loans and high-yield bonds. John holds a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from the University of Arizona.

Tommy Zhang

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CFA

Tommy is an analyst for Pacific Asset Management, responsible for credit research. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management, Tommy spent two years at Goldman Sachs, where he worked as an associate in the Debt Underwriting Group. At Goldman, he was involved in the underwriting and origination of relationship loans for consumer retail and healthcare clients. Prior to that, he was an associate in KPMG’s Advisory practice. Tommy holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from UCLA. He is a CFA charterholder, a member of the CFA Society of Orange County, and a certified public accountant (inactive).

Ronald Rangel

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CFA

Ron is an analyst for Pacific Asset Management, responsible for credit research. Prior to joining the firm full-time, he was a credit analyst intern for a year while completing his undergraduate degree. Ron holds a bachelor's degree in business administration-finance from the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton. Ron is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Orange County.

Abre Kaizar

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Abre is an analyst for Pacific Asset Management, responsible for credit research. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management, Abre spent nearly four years as a credit research analyst in the Credit Investment Portfolio of Wells Fargo. At Wells Fargo, he was part of a team responsible for investing in a portfolio of investment-grade and high-yield bonds, and leveraged loans. Abre holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration-finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

Vincent Trapani

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CFA

Vincent is an analyst for Pacific Asset Management, responsible for credit research. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management, Vincent spent four years as a credit research analyst in the Credit Investment Portfolio of Wells Fargo. At Wells Fargo, he was part of a team responsible for investing in a portfolio of investment-grade bonds, high-yield bonds, and leveraged loans. Sector coverage included autos, energy, and general transportation/industrials, among others. Before that, he worked for Fidelity Investments as a credit research associate covering energy. Vincent holds a bachelor's degree in business administration with a minor in economics from Northeastern University. Vincent is a CFA charterholder.

Andrew Ross

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CFA, FRM, CAIA

Andrew is a senior director for Pacific Asset Management and head of CLO Structuring & Risk Management. In addition, he is a portfolio manager for the CLO Opportunity Strategy. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management in 2018, Andy spent seven years at PAAMCO, where he served as a portfolio manager on the firm’s hedge fund and fixed-income offerings, was a member of the firm’s Portfolio Construction Group, and covered investments in structured credit. Prior to this, he worked at IndyMac Bank (now part of CIT), with responsibilities in credit risk, trading, and portfolio management. Andy has more than 16 years of investment and banking experience. He hold a bachelor's degree in economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA with a concentration in analytic finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a CFA charterholder and has also earned the FRM, CAIA, and CQF designations.

Valerie Chang

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Valerie is a trading analyst for Pacific Asset Management, assisting with trade execution, allocation, analytics and reporting within our Bank Loan and CLO Strategies. Valerie holds dual bachelor’s degrees in economics and business administration with an emphasis in finance from the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University. Valerie has passed the Level II CFA exam and is pursuing a CFA charterholder designation.

Michael Spitler

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CFA

Michael is a senior director for Pacific Asset Management, responsible for institutional business development, product, and account management. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management in 2011, Michael was a fixed-income product and account manager for the Macquarie Funds Group in Los Angeles from 2004 to 2010. Michael holds a bachelor's degree in business from Sacramento State University and completed part of his undergraduate coursework at the London School of Economics and the University of Pittsburgh’s foreign study program. He has over 18 years of industry experience. Michael is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Los Angeles.

Scott Goldberg

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CIMA, CAIA

Scott is a senior director for Pacific Asset Management, responsible for institutional business development, in addition to product and account management. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management in 2017, Scott was responsible for institutional intermediary and strategic account relationships at RidgeWorth Investments. Prior to RidgeWorth, he held senior business development positions at Hartford Funds and Old Mutual Asset Management. He began his investment career with Trusco Capital Management, a firm whose assets reached $70 billion and was the predecessor entity to RidgeWorth Investments. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Emory University and an MBA with an emphasis in finance from Georgia State University. He has over 18 years of industry experience and earned both the Certified Investment Management Analyst certification and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation.

Matthew Cecil

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Matt is a senior director for Pacific Asset Management, responsible for institutional business development, product, and account management. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management in 2015, Matt spent several years at PIMCO, where he serviced institutional clients and was a member of compliance teams overseeing the firm’s 40-Act and ETF accounts. Prior to PIMCO, Matt’s experience included financial advisory with Wells Fargo Advisors and American Express. Matt has over 16 years of industry experience. He holds a bachelor's degree from Biola University and an MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine.

Megan Hyland

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Megan is a senior associate for Pacific Asset Management, where she is part of the business development and account management team. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management, Megan was with State Street in Boston as a mutual fund compliance administrator, where she monitored and reviewed all SEC, CFTC, IRS, Prospectus, and SAI compliance. Megan hold's a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from San Diego State University.

Justin Hensen

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CFA

Justin is an associate director for Pacific Asset Management, responsible for institutional business development, product, and account management. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management in 2021, Justin spent seven years at PIMCO, where he was a member of institutional account management and compliance teams. Justin holds a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from California State University, Fullerton. He has over seven years of industry experience and is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Los Angeles.

Dou-Yih Yang

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Dou is an associate for Pacific Asset Management, where she is part of the business development and account management team. Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management, Dou partnered with institutional clients at Neuberger Berman and Advent Capital Management. Prior to this, she worked at GE as part of the corporate audit staff and within GE Capital’s financing businesses. Dou holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.