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Amateras AEA Partners consist of exceptional investment talent who collectively have over 75 years of investment experience and deep industry relationships


Alex Jung

Managing Partner and Co-Founder

Alex has a 25+years leading multiple strategies across alternatives including private and liquid credit, special situations and private equity and will serve as the firm’s CIO. Most recently she was a Partner at Oak Hill Advisors where she held leadership and portfolio management responsibilities across the US and Europe including building out and leading the European business. Prior to Oak Hill Advisors, she held senior investment roles at Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group and Greywolf Capital.


Debbie Ackerman

Partner and Co-Founder

Debbie has 25+ years of leading middle market buyouts. As a Former Founder and Partner at Twin Bridge Capital Partners, a $2.5b investment firm, she was responsible for all aspects of the firm including serving on the IC and board. Prior to founding Twin Bridge, she held investment roles at PPM America and Heller Financial. Debbie is the Founder of Project Sunflower. 


Andrea Hedrick


Andrea has nearly 20 years of investing experience across the capital stack in private credit and equity. As the former CEO of Stonegate Capital, she helped launch the lower middle market private capital firm while leading the Investment Committee, fundraising and originations for the firm. Prior to Stonegate, she spent 15 years in direct middle market investments at Prudential and Wells Fargo.

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Chris Zhao

Vice President

Chris is a Vice President at Amateras AEA. In his role, he focuses on bringing bespoke capital solutions to companies across the middle market. Prior to joining Amateras AEA, Chris was a Vice President at Pendrell Corporation, where he focused on equity and credit investments for Craig McCaw’s investment firm. Prior to Pendrell, Chris was an investment banking associate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Tech, Media, and Telecom group. He started his career as an early employee at AlphaSights.

Chris earned an M.B.A from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and a B.A. in economics from Dartmouth College.


Shannon Slough


Shannon is an Associate on the Amateras AEA team. Prior to joining Amateras AEA, Shannon worked as a credit analyst at S&P Global, focusing on the consumer and structured credit markets. 

Shannon graduated with honors from Rutgers University, where she earned a B.S. in Finance. Shannon is also a CFA charterholder.

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