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Meet the Team

Private Debt


Andreas Tretzmueller

Portfolio Manager (Northern Europe)

Andreas is part of the investment team and member of the investment committee of the Tenax European Credit Fund (TECF) since its inception in 2019.


He has worked with Tenax since 2016 and has 30 years of experience in credit investment and direct lending to SME businesses in Europe. Prior to Tenax he managed the German private debt investments of Belvall Capital (formerly DAM Capital) as a partner and subsequently founded his own SME private debt investment and advisory business. Previously Andreas worked at Mizuho in Frankfurt as director for their credit business in Germany. He started his career in corporate and international finance with Raiffeisen Bank International (formerly Raiffeisen Zentralbank) in Austria and Eastern Europe and he was a director for corporate finance and corporate banking with Tatra Banka in Slovakia.


Andreas graduated from Vienna University of Economics and Business with an MA degree in Commerce and he has an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Rolf Brien

Portfolio Manager (Northern Europe)

Rolf is part of the investment team of the Tenax European Credit Fund (TECF).


Prior to Tenax, Rolf has worked for the last 25 years both as a principal investor and as a corporate finance advisor with a focus on financings for mid-sized European companies.  He recently spent circa 3 years on the investment committee of the European Investment Bank for its MidCap Growth Financing Initiative. Previously he was a managing director and investment committee  member at both PRICOA, the European investment arm of the U.S. Prudential, and Mezzanine Management, a dedicated pan-European mezzanine provider.


He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Corporate Treasurer and has a B.Com (Hons) from Birmingham University.


Gianpaolo Piatella

Portfolio Manager (Southern Europe)

Gianpaolo is part of the investment team of the Tenax European Credit Fund (TICF). 

Prior to Tenax, Gianpaolo worked for approximately 15 years in Private Equity for Synergo, Sofipa, Intesa San Paolo and Paribas Affaires Industrielles. Gianpaolo holds a BA cum laude from Bocconi University and an MBA from SDA Bocconi with an exchange program at London Business School.

Gianpaolo is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Registered Auditor.

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Filippo Padovani

Portfolio Manager (Southern Europe)



Amanda Callaghan

Head of Credit Fund Operations

Amanda is the Head of Credit Fund Operations at Tenax.

Amanda was previously Head of Loan Trade Support/Loan Operations at Commerzbank, where she had responsibility for the support teams in secondary loan trading and distressed debt. She has over 25 years experience in the loans market spanning emerging markets, distressed and par loan settlements, loan administration and cash management. She is a specialist in LMA and LSTA documentation. Amanda was responsible for the establishment of emerging markets and secondary loan trading support desks at Dresdner Kleinwort prior to their acquisition by Commerzbank

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