Bill Getz has extensive experience in leveraged finance, LBOs and private equity-related transactions. Prior to joining Atalaya, Bill was a General Manager (Senior Managing Director) at Mizuho Bank (Mizuho Securities USA) where he created and ran the leveraged finance and financial sponsors businesses for Mizuho in the Americas. While at Mizuho, he also oversaw a $4 billion portfolio consisting primarily of loans related to LBOs and was on several of the Bank’s senior management committees in the Americas. Prior to Mizuho, Bill was a Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets and Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Earlier in his career, he co-founded the Financial Sponsors Group at Lehman Brothers. Bill holds a BS in Accounting with a minor in Economics from the University of Delaware, and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago. He is a CPA (inactive status), holds his Series 7, 63, and 24 securities licenses (inactive status), and is a member of Beta Alpha Psi.