Henrik Jones is the Founder of Buckhill Credit and Buckhill Capital. Prior to Buckhill, he founded and managed the Real Assets Portfolio at Hall Capital Partners that grew to $1.3 billion during his tenure. Jones has helped launch a number of startups, including Answers.com (Founder and CEO), FFBP (CEO), and InterMedia Partners (Partner). Jones began his career at JP Morgan in 1984 where he helped form the Media and Entertainment Corporate Finance Group. Jones received a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
At Buckhill, Ash sources deals and analyzes investment opportunities. Previously, Ash worked as an investment banker with JPMorgan and other boutique firms where he covered consumer staples, finance and technology companies. As a Partner with Johan Hekelaar, a Washington DC based investment bank, he sourced deals, negotiated and executed numerous M&A transactions. There he started the firm’s South Asia coverage and built a team in New Delhi.
Ash led the digital strategy efforts for the King of Nepal. He also developed Callitme – a peer-reviewed network where you find and meet trustworthy people looking to expand their circle of friends and NepaliVivah – the largest platform for Nepali singles to meet and marry.
Thomas Knowles manages Gratitude Railroad, an investment partnership created by proven entrepreneurs, operators and investors with a common belief that business and capitalism can be a force for helping solve critical social and environmental issues. Prior to GRR, Thomas led corporate development and strategy for an e-commerce company, Backcountry, and a SAAS company, Liveperson. He also spent five years in investing roles with SVB Capital, the venture capital arm of Silicon Valley Bank. Knowles graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Economics.
Howard I. Fischer is co-founder and chief evangelist of Gratitude Railroad. He is also the founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Basso Capital Management, L.P. a convertible securities hedge fund management company. Previously, Mr. Fischer was the senior trader and co-head of the institutional convertible trading desk at Smith Barney a convertible trader at Drexel Burnham and at Cohen Feit & Company, and a Certified Public Accountant in both public and private practice. He holds a B.S.E. in Accounting and Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and was a fellow of the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University.
Eric Jacobsen is on the Advisory Committee of Buckhill Credit. He is co-founder of Gratitude Railroad, a community of investors committed to helping solve environmental and social problems through the profitable deployment of capital into conscious businesses. He is also co-founder of Dolphin Capital, a private equity firm which invests in high growth companies in the Mountain West region, in Utah. Previously, Jacobsen was the founder and CEO of TNT Sound (sold 1983), Vice President of MECA Software (IPO and then sold to H&R Block in 1994), and Founder and President of Home Financial Network (sold to Sybase in 2000.). Jacobsen received a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and is a graduate of Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative.