Mr. Xenakis joined OC in September 2011, and brings over 15 years of private equity and investment banking experience in a variety of sectors and geographies. Prior to joining OC, Mr. Xenakis was an Investment Director and one of the founding members of Carrycastle LLP, a London-based investment firm founded by senior private equity professionals from Goldman Sachs and originally backed by Soros Fund Management.
Mr. Xenakis started his private equity career at Rhône Capital, a leading €3bn private equity firm based in New York and London focused on middle-market leveraged buyouts, with a strong operational approach to investment and value creation. Prior to joining Rhône Capital, Mr. Xenakis spent five years in the banking group of Lazard & Co., Ltd in London, specializing in European mergers and acquisitions across a range of sectors, acting as an advisor to the senior management and directors of numerous multinational companies on a broad range of strategic and financial advisory issues.
He is a graduate of the European Business School in London, in cooperation with the Universidad de San Andres in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he received a B.A. in business administration with highest honors. Mr. Xenakis is fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Greek.