Leadership

Orchard Global’s executive leadership team is represented across all three continents where we operate to support our business, our colleagues, and our partners.

We believe our deep knowledge of the markets, financial systems, and regulatory environments around the world allows us to capture value for our partners and investors.

Firm Leadership

  • Paul D. Horvath

    Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Horvath is the Chief Executive Officer of Orchard Global. Prior to co-founding Orchard Global, Mr. Horvath held leadership roles in credit, structured credit, alternative assets, and derivatives at J.P Morgan and Merrill Lynch from 1994 to 2008. Earlier in his career, Mr. Horvath held positions at Bear Stearns and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  

    Mr. Horvath is a Trustee of the Washington National Cathedral and has served on and chaired the Investment Committees for the Washington National Cathedral, the National Cathedral School, and the Protestant Episcopalian Cathedral Foundation. Mr. Horvath is the Chairman of the Board of the Hungarian American Institute, is on the Board of Regents of Georgetown University, and serves on John’s Hopkins Joint Krieger Advisory Board Executive Committee & Physics and Astronomy Council. He sits on the President’s Council of the National Constitution Center and is a founding Board Member and Treasurer of the American Friends of the Munich Security Conference. 

    Mr. Horvath holds a BS in Economics and International Relations from Georgetown University and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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  • John R. Young

    Chief Investment Officer

    Mr. Young is Chief Investment Officer of Orchard Global. He is also the Senior Portfolio Manager for the EleganTree Fund, the EleganTree 2015 Tactical Fund, the Black Forest Fund, and the Taiga Fund. Prior to joining Orchard Global, Mr. Young was at Merrill Lynch in London, where he started and developed the Structured Illiquid Credit Trading Desk. Before Merrill Lynch, Mr. Young was at Deutsche Bank in London where he helped form and lead a solutions-driven trading desk within Structured Credit Trading/Principal Finance. Prior to this role at Deutsche Bank, he was in the firm’s Global Relative Value Group. Earlier in his career, Mr. Young worked at Aon Risk Services, focusing on risk management strategies for corporations in the natural resource sector.

    Mr. Young holds a BA from the Plan II Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin and has an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Olivia Scanlon

    Chief Operating Officer

    Ms. Scanlon is Chief Operating Officer of Orchard Global. She also leads the firm’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (“EDI”) initiatives. Prior to joining Orchard Global in 2017, Ms. Scanlon was Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Signal Capital. Before that, she spent nine years at Deutsche Bank, most recently as a Senior Director in Structured Finance. Previously, she was an attorney at Slaughter and May, where she focused on capital markets and acquisition finance. 

    Ms. Scanlon is a member of Chief. She is also a non-executive director of Dash Arts, a U.K. based theatre company.

    Ms. Scanlon holds a BA in Law from the University of Oxford and is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales.

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  • Marc Bergeron

    President

    Mr. Bergeron is President of Orchard Global, responsible for the firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) and external engagements efforts. Mr. Bergeron was a co-founder of Orchard Global’s predecessor firm. Before that, Mr. Bergeron was at Deutsche Bank, where he focused on equity derivatives and other structured products. Prior to that, Mr. Bergeron was a derivatives marketer and structurer at Bankers Trust. Earlier in his career, he also spent time at Nomura Securities, Aureus Capital, and Casgrain & Company, where he traded a variety of fixed-income instruments. 

    Mr. Bergeron holds a BCom in Finance from McGill University and is a CFA Charterholder. He is a member of the CFA Societies of the U.K., Houston, and Austin.

  • Andrew A. Weber

    Head of EMEA

    Mr. Weber is Head of EMEA of Orchard Global. He also serves as Chief Executive of Orchard Global Asset Management LLP, the firm’s UK affiliate, and heads the firm’s structuring group globally. Prior to joining Orchard Global in 2012, Mr. Weber owned and operated his own consulting firm that advised MF Global UK in Special Administration and certain creditors of Lehman Brothers Finance SA. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Weber was head of the European Capital Markets and Derivatives unwind team for Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Before that, he held various roles at Lehman Brothers, RBS Greenwich Capital, and J.P. Morgan. 

    Mr. Weber holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Colby College. He has an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MPA from the London School of Economics. Mr. Weber is a CFA Charterholder and is a Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment (“CISI”) member.

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  • David A. Burke

    Global Head of Distribution and Investor Relations

    Mr. Burke is Global Head of Distribution and Investor Relations, responsible for leading and managing Orchard Global’s business development, client relationship management, and investor relations functions in addition to managing communications and public affairs. Prior to joining Orchard Global, Mr. Burke was a Partner and Chief Client Officer at MKP Capital Management, L.L.C. Before that, Mr. Burke was a Partner and Head of Strategic Initiatives at Arrowhawk Capital Partners. Previously, Mr. Burke was a Managing Director and member of the Americas Management Committee for DEPFA BANK plc, where he successfully led two major business integration efforts. During his career in financial services, he held roles in emerging markets, financial institutions, and debt capital markets in New York, London, and Johannesburg at Bankers Trust, BNP Paribas, and Merrill Lynch.

    Mr. Burke is an Advisory Board Member of Guild, a wealth-tech start-up focused on the military and veteran communities. Mr. Burke serves as a Senior Advisor to Hambro Perks, a London-based investment firm focused on private technology investments. Mr. Burke is a Board Member of the National Rowing Foundation and the Connecticut Hedge Fund Association.

    Mr. Burke holds a BSc in Management from the Binghamton University School of Management.

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  • Jason Tan

    Head of Asia Pacific

    Mr. Tan is Head of Asia Pacific of Orchard Global. He also serves as Chief Executive of Orchard Global Asset Management (S) Pte Ltd, the firm’s Asia affiliate and heads the firm’s legal structuring group globally. Prior to joining Orchard Global, Mr. Tan held various origination, structuring, and distribution leadership roles. He established and led the fund solutions group in the securities division at Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong as well as the structured funds business at HSBC Global Markets in London, before co-heading the same group in Asia. Mr. Tan began his career at Allen & Overy LLP in London, specializing in structured finance and derivatives law. 

    Mr. Tan has an MA in Jurisprudence from Trinity College, University of Oxford, and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School. He is a qualified Solicitor in England and Wales and an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.

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  • Pierre Michaud, LLB

    General Counsel and Global Head of Compliance

    Mr. Michaud is Global Head of Compliance and General Counsel of Orchard Global. Prior to this role, Mr. Michaud worked at Orchard Global’s predecessor firm, where he was responsible for legal affairs, including deal structuring and execution. Earlier in his career, he served in senior management roles at Fairway Capital Management and Skylon Advisors. Prior to that, he was a Director in Regulatory Affairs at AT&T Canada. Mr. Michaud began his legal career in the litigation group at McMillan LLP in Toronto, with a focus on competition, banking, and securities law. 

    Mr. Michaud is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

    Mr. Michaud holds LLB and BCL degrees from McGill University and an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

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  • Patrick Levens

    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Levens is Chief Financial Officer of Orchard Global. Prior to joining Orchard Global in 2021, Mr. Levens was Chief Financial Officer of Kingstown Capital Management from 2016 to 2020. Before that, he was Chief Operating Officer of Orchard View Capital Advisors (not affiliated with Orchard Global). Prior to that, Mr. Levens was Chief Financial Officer of the Opportunistic, European, and Principal Structured Finance segments of Apollo Global Management’s Credit business. Earlier in his career, he was an Accounting Manager at FrontPoint Partners and spent seven years in public accounting at Goldstein Golub Kessler, and Gentile Pismeny & Brengel, LLP.

    Mr. Levens holds a BS in Business from Skidmore College and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.

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  • Allison Allen

    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Ms. Allen is Chief Human Resources Officer of Orchard Global. Prior to joining Orchard Global, Ms. Allen was at EY from 2001 to 2019, most recently as a Director, where she was the Talent Leader for the firm’s Southwest Region. Ms. Allen’s team was responsible for the ongoing advancement and implementation of the EY talent agenda as well as leveraging data analytics, diversity, and inclusion to support business development and strategic priorities. She also led the U.S. Talent Specialist Team, a Center of Excellence where Ms. Allen specialized in operational functions such as Employee Investigations, Contingent Workforce, and Project Management. 

    Ms. Allen was recognized by Women We Admire as Top 50 Women Leaders of Houston for 2022. She was also EY’s 2017 Working Mother of the Year, as part of the firm’s annual participation in the Working Mother 100 Best Companies competition. She is a member of Chief, and a member of the Forbes Human Resource Council. 

    Ms. Allen holds a BA in Psychology from Southern Methodist University.

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  • Mike Ford

    Principal

    Mr. Ford is a Principal of Orchard Global, leading the firm’s client activities in Canada. Mr. Ford worked at Orchard Global’s predecessor firm and before that, he was Co-Head of the Global Markets Group for Deutsche Bank in Canada from 1994 to 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Ford was at Security Pacific Bank in London, where he assisted in the creation of a derivatives group focused on interest rate and currency risk management and capital markets arbitrage. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ford was a founding member of the derivatives team at First National Bank of Chicago. 

    Mr. Ford holds a BA in Economics from Brown University and has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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