Sreesha Vaman has been appointed Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets at 23 Capital, a leading capital and solutions provider focused exclusively on the sports, music and entertainment sectors.
Sreesha has more than 15 years of experience across the finance, investment banking, sports and entertainment landscape and is joining the team’s New York office with a remit to build on 23 Capital’s work in the capital markets division globally. He will work closely with the company’s Origination and Structuring teams in the U.S. and Europe to expand the firm’s capital initiatives as well as its presence in the broader capital markets. He will continue to help establish the company as the pre-eminent provider of capital and solutions to the Sports, Music and Entertainment sectors.
Since inception in 2014, the company has deployed and advised on over $3bn of transactions and continues its growth in the US market, a year after opening offices in New York and Los Angeles.
He previously spent seven years as a Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners, based in New York, across multiple roles, most recently as Co-Head of ABS/CLO Syndicate. During Sreesha’s tenure at Guggenheim, he advised and worked with several leading speciality finance platforms on capital markets opportunities in the securitization/structured credit arenas. Prior to Guggenheim, Sreesha held roles with various investment banking firms in both New York and London, including with UBS and Lehman Brothers. Vaman graduated from New York University’s Stern School of Business and holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Jason Traub, CEO and co-founder of 23 Capital: said, “Sreesha joins 23 Capital at an exciting time in the company’s growth. He brings a wealth of experience in capital markets which will help shape the business as we continue to explore new opportunities within the sports, music and entertainment sectors and look to further diversify our funding solutions and broaden our investor base."
Sreesha Vaman said: “I am excited to join 23 Capital, who bring a dynamic approach to financing the sports, music and entertainment sectors. I look forward to the opportunity to expand 23 Capital’s connectivity to investors across capital markets. The vision outlined by our co-founders, Jason Traub and Stephen Duval, as well as the team they have built attracted me to this opportunity. I am excited to be a part of 23 Capital’s growth trajectory in realizing its ambition to be the pre-eminent provider of capital and solutions to the Sports, Music and Entertainment sectors.”