Operating Team


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Frank Hager

Francis J. Hager

Managing Partner

Prior to co-founding the OppCAP Group LLC in 2011, Mr. Hager was a Partner at Stone Tower Capital (“STC”) responsible for marketing, investor relations, and business development. Between 2008 and 2010 he was also a senior advisor on all CDO related investments for STC funds. Mr. Hager was also one of five members of the Investment Committee for the Stone Tower Structured Credit Recovery Fund.

For the prior eight years, Mr. Hager was co-head of the Credit Suisse “cash” CLO/CDO group. From 1984-2000, Mr. Hager was employed at Morgan Stanley in the Institutional Equity, and Global High Yield groups. In 1997, Mr. Hager was made a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley where he began his career in leveraged finance. From 1981-1984, Mr. Hager was in the corporate finance group at Citibank. Mr. Hager holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1979. He received an M.Phil. in Economics from Oriel College, University of Oxford in 1981.  

Mr. Hager is currently a member of the IESE (Barcelona) Business School US Advisory Council, the Board of Trustees of the Collegium Institute (University of Pennsylvania) and the Board of Regents of the Delbarton School (Morristown, New Jersey). In addition, Mr. Hager recently completed a number of consecutive 3 year terms  on the Seton Hall University Board of Regents, Board of Trustees, Seminary Board, and the Hackensack Meridien School of Medicine.

Chris Perrella

Christopher A. Perrella

Managing Partner

Prior to co-founding OppCAP Group LLC, Mr. Perrella was a Partner of CAP Services LLC, a firm advising alternative asset managers on marketing and business development focused on the institutional and family office marketplace.

From 1999 through 2008, he headed North American distribution focusing on select institutions and family offices for alternative investment product represented by the Credit Suisse (formerly DLJ) Private Fund Group (“PFG”). As the market leading placement agent, the PFG raised direct investment capital for global alternative investment firms, including all disciplines of private equity, real estate and hedge funds. Before Credit Suisse, Mr. Perrella was a Vice President in institutional sales with the Fixed Income Division of Morgan Stanley from 1989 to 1998 where he primarily covered insurance companies, pension funds, mutual funds and asset managers for both the Global High Yield Group and the Futures Group.

Mr. Perrella began his career in 1987 at Kidder Peabody in their Financial Futures Group covering a variety of institutional investors. Mr. Perrella holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems, Minor in Mathematics from Regis College.

Dwight Holloway

Dwight F. Holloway

Prior to joining OppCAP Group, LLC, Mr. Holloway was an Executive Vice President and Head of Global Consultant Relations at PIMCO, one of the world’s premier fixed income managers. During his 20-year career at PIMCO, he built key institutional relationships with clients and consultants. His expertise included investment portfolios in fixed income securities, hedge funds and private equity. In 1998, he moved to London to launch PIMCO’s institutional client service team. While based in London, Mr. Holloway led the development of PIMCO’s consultant relationships across the UK, Europe, and Africa.

Prior to joining PIMCO, Mr. Holloway served as Director of Policy for the Secretary of Commerce during the Administration of President George H.W. Bush. He began his career at The Chase Manhattan Bank in New York where he completed the credit training program.

Mr. Holloway has 25 years of investment experience and holds an M.B.A., with a concentration in Finance, from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his undergraduate degree in Politics from Princeton University. In 1997 he was awarded the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst.

He currently serves on the Board of the Severn Leadership Group, an Annapolis MD non-profit focused on mentoring mid-career professionals to achieve their leadership potential by living a life of selfless courage and boldness in service to others.

John Layng

John G. Layng

Prior to working with OppCAP Group LLC, Mr. Layng served as Partner and Chief Marketing Officer of Five Mile Capital Partners from 2004 through 2012. Mr. Layng began his career in the equity and fixed income businesses of G. A. Saxton and Wood Gundy, respectively. He subsequently joined Morgan Stanley in 1980, where he spent nearly 20 years in institutional sales, capital markets, product development and distribution with some of Morgan Stanley’s most sophisticated clients.

In 1999, Mr. Layng joined Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (“DLJ”) Asset Management as a Managing Director for Business Development and as a member of the Management Committee. After the acquisition of DLJ by Credit Suisse, he became a Managing Director and Head of Sales at Credit Suisse Asset Management. Mr. Layng has a BA in History from Lafayette College.

Frank Hager Jr

Francis Hager Jr.

Mr. Hager started his finance career in Deutsche Bank’s Markets Analyst Program, rotating amongst the Debt Capital Markets, Structured Product, and Rates desks. After completing Deutsche Bank’s training and rotational program, Mr. Hager worked on the Institutional Fixed Income Sales Desk covering a variety of Hedge Funds, Pension Funds, and Insurance Companies, across both cash and derivative markets.

Mr. Hager holds a B.A. in Economics and a STEM-designated Masters in Management from Cornell University. He is a CFA® Program participant.

Matt Misbin

Matthew P. Misbin

Prior to working with OppCAP Group LLC, Mr. Misbin was a member of the marketing and investor relations group at Apollo Global Management. There, he focused on the Firm’s activities in various corporate and structured credit strategies.

From 2008 – 2011, Mr. Misbin worked at Stone Tower Capital in the Business Development group. During this time, he facilitated all aspects of the fundraising process. His responsibilities at various times included product development, production of Firm materials, establishment of marketing plans, working with financial institutions on potential capital markets products, investor servicing, and marketing to institutional investors. Beginning in 2007, Mr. Misbin worked at Credit Suisse in the global cash CLO group.

Mr. Misbin earned a B.S. in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia in 2007 with concentrations in Accounting and Finance.

David Murphy

David J. Murphy

Mr. Murphy began his career at Warburg Paribas Becker in 1980 in Fixed Income sales. He joined Morgan Stanley & Co. in 1984 where, over a 21 year career, he was a Principal in the Institutional Securities Division, retiring in 2005 as Executive Director of Morgan Stanley’s Global Pensions Group, a unit focused on asset allocation, liability hedging, the structuring and management of large asset transitions and private funds placement with many of the firm’s largest institutional clients.

Mr. Murphy was a Founding Partner of Hunthill Capital in 2005, later serving as Managing Director of Client Services at GLG Ore Hill and Advisor to Ovid Capital, an investment consultancy focused on bank deleveraging and regulatory capital solutions. He is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he received a B.A. in Economics.

James Pavela

James A. Pavela

Prior to joining OppCAP Group LLC in 2015, Mr. Pavela was a Director, Fixed-Income Sales, with Citigroup Global Markets Inc.’s Institutional Clients Group from 2009-2014, responsible for Investment Grade Taxable & Tax-Exempt Public securities, as well as Taxable Debt Private Placement issues. In addition, his experiences included Private Equity and Real Asset fund placements with his Insurance Company clients expanding their portfolio interests in Alternative Investments.

From 1994 until 2009, Mr. Pavela was a member of Smith Barney, Inc.’s Middle Markets Group in a Fixed-Income Institutional Sales capacity, until Citigroup sold Smith Barney to Morgan Stanley in 2009. His Financial Services Industry career began in 1984 initially working in a similar role for Chicago area firms: Van Kampen Merritt, Clayton Brown & Associates and Mesirow Financial. During his time with Nike Securities/First Trust Advisors (1992-1994), Mr. Pavela was also responsible for helping the firm further develop and grow its Bank Investment Portfolio Management business. His professional career began in 1979, when he joined IBM Corporation’s General Systems Division as a new account salesman, helping small companies in a variety of industries realize the benefits of automating their business operations.

Mr. Pavela graduated from Illinois State University in 1979 with a B.S. in Business Administration.

Katherine Wicker

Katherine B. Wicker

Prior to joining OppCAP Group LLC, Ms. Wicker was a Vice President at Rochdale Securities, LLC from 2003 to 2012 where she was an integral part of the West Coast institutional equity sales and research marketing team.

From 1998 through 2002, Ms. Wicker was a senior Institutional Equity Sales Trader at Robertson Stephens, Inc. covering major institutional accounts on a national basis. This followed her time from 1986 until 1996 where, as Vice President, she was in a similar role at both Credit Suisse First Boston and Salomon Brothers. She was formerly the Head Trader for Integrated Resources Asset Management and worked closely with the Portfolio Management and Business Development teams from 1984 to 1986 focusing on equity and convertible bond products.

Ms. Wicker began her career on the Los Angeles trading floor of the Pacific Stock Exchange in 1978, working with a specialist running a book of stocks. Ms. Wicker has a BA in English from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Jim McGibbon

James T. McGibbon


Mr. McGibbon has over 20 years of experience in investment banking, private equity and Fortune 50 corporate strategy/M&A and has been the investor, advisor or strategic acquirer in more than 40 closed transactions.

Most recently, Jim managed the investment banking group at RW Pressprich, focused on specialty finance and fintech. Prior to RW Pressprich, Mr. McGibbon worked with senior management of The Home Depot, a Fortune 50 company, as Director of Strategic Business Development where he developed strategy and led acquisitions. Mr. McGibbon also worked with Ken Langone as Managing Director at Invemed Associates LLC where he managed investments in two private equity funds. Prior to Invemed, Mr. McGibbon was an investment banker at Credit Suisse.

Mr. McGibbon also worked at Arthur Andersen in the Financial Consulting Services group where he earned his CPA (inactive). He graduated with Honors from the Haas School of Business Undergraduate Program (UC Berkeley).

Walter Davis

Walter “Bunker” Davis


Mr. Davis has nearly 30 years’ experience in the alternatives investments industry, having managed, structured or sold a diverse array of alternative strategies, including private equity, venture capital, real assets, real estate, credit and hedge funds. Prior to serving as an advisor to OppCAP, he worked at Invesco as their Alternatives Investment Strategist. In that role, he served as Invesco’s primary alternatives representative to wealth intermediaries, RIAs, financial advisors, and institutional clients to help them implement alternatives into their portfolios.

From 1999 until 2013, Mr. Davis worked at Morgan Stanley where he served as a Managing Director within their Alternative Investments Department. While at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Davis performed a number of roles, including head of Morgan Stanley Managed Futures, a stand-alone hedge fund business, and Director of High Net Worth and Institutional Sales. Mr. Davis began his career at Chase Manhattan Bank in 1991 as a member of their Alternatives Investment Department, where he sold and structured various types of alternative investments.

Mr. Davis holds a BA in economics (with honors) from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, as well as a MBA in finance and international business from Columbia Business School in New York.