Ray Cleeman is Principal and Head of Capital Markets and Lending at Pensam. Ray is responsible for sourcing, structuring, negotiating and executing on whole-loans, mezzanine loans and preferred equity investments. Additionally, Ray is responsible for building relationships with senior lenders who seek Pensam’s higher leverage mezzanine and preferred equity solutions to go behind their loans including structuring and negotiating inter-creditor agreements.
Ray spent the formative years of his career on Wall Street having worked as an investment banker at Credit Suisse, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenerette, and Raymond James. He has been involved in the issuance of over $6 billion of high yield securities, the issuance of over $3 billion of private and public equities, arranged bridge commitments and senior loan facilities, advised on over $7 billion of global M&A transactions and advised on several merchant banking transactions. Previously, Ray was also SVP Finance & Treasurer of a publicly traded company.