Jason D. Drattell
Jason is the Founder of Praesidian Capital and plays a key role with sourcing, due diligence, structuring, and execution of investments at Praesidian Capital.
Over a 30-year career in the middle market, Jason has sourced, structured and managed more than 150 private debt transactions.
Prior to founding Praesidian Capital, Jason was one of three Founding Partners responsible for the formation of The Blackstone Group's $1.14 billion mezzanine fund. Earlier experience includes senior positions at Heller Financial and Chemical Bank.
He received his BBA in Finance from Pace University.
Serkan is an Investment Director of Praesidian, based in their London office, where he focuses on transaction origination, structuring and execution across the U.K. and Europe.
He joined Praesidian in 2014, with 11 years of experiences in banking and technology consulting. Prior to Praesidian, he served as an Associate Director of Lloyds Bank Capital Markets, where he focused on acquisition financings and leveraged buyouts in the U.K. and European middle market sector. Earlier in his career he served in various project management roles at Computer Sciences Corporation, Inc. (now part of DXC Technology).
Serkan qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) and holds a MSc from the University of London (University College London) in Professional Accounting and a BSc (Hons) from the University of Surrey in German, Economics, and International Business.
Rupesh is an Investment Director of Praesidian, based in their London office, where he focuses on transaction origination, structuring and execution across the U.K. and Europe.
He joined Praesidian with more than 12 years of experience in professional services across Deloitte and Grant Thornton in London. Most recently, he served as an Associate Director in Grant Thornton's Corporate Finance Advisory team, where he focused on advising owner-managed businesses, management teams and private equity investors on M&A and fundraising for growth and acquisitions in the U.K. lower middle market.
Rupesh holds an BSc (Hons) in Physics from Imperial College London and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) at Deloitte.
Linda joined Praesidian as an Administrative Officer in 2016. She is responsible for organizing and managing office operations, monitoring fund expenses and bookkeeping procedures, coordinating investor distributions, and controlling correspondence.
She received a B.A. from the College of New Rochelle, with a major in Psychology and Special Education.