Fred works on both core strategies at Hattington, focusing on all aspects of our business. Prior to Hattington, he was an executive with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (“KKR”) for 17 years, starting his career as part of KKR’s first analyst class in 1995 and becoming a Partner in 2005. He was initially a generalist in KKR’s Private Equity business (developing expertise in deal sourcing, execution and working with portfolio company management teams), later specializing in the Energy & Natural Resources Industry, where as co-head of the Energy & Natural Resources Group, he helped develop and execute many of the investment themes KKR has implemented in this area.
In 2007, Fred moved away from the Private Equity business to start a mezzanine finance business for KKR. He spearheaded the raising of a $1 billion+ mezzanine fund (KKR Mezzanine Partners) and built the third-party deal origination function within KKR’s Global Credit Business. Most recently, Fred was the Head of the Firm’s Global Credit Strategies Group which has assets under management across the spectrum of liquid bank loans, high yield, privately originated senior lending, mezzanine financing & distressed credit. He was one of two members of KKR’s Credit Investment Committee, and was also a member of its Capital Solutions Investment Committee, its Credit Portfolio Committee, and its Credit Risk Committee.
Prior to KKR, Fred was an executive at Furman Selz, Inc. He has an MBA from Insead (Fontainebleau, France), a B.S. in Economics (concentration in Finance), and a B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania. He sits on the boards of The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Insead U.S. Council and is on the University of Pennsylvania UK Executive Leadership Committee.
Barney is focused on the private equity side of the business with distinct attention on consumer/retail investment opportunities. He was previously Commercial Director at Tesco in the UK, responsible for a portfolio of food categories with annual sales of £5bn and prior to that spent 5 years running Tesco.com, Tesco’s grocery home shopping business. In that capacity, Barney led the business to double-digit annual sales growth and improved profitability. Tesco.com has annual sales over £2bn, over 3,000 delivery vans, and one of the busiest websites in the UK. Barney led the creation of the ‘click and collect’ service for groceries in the UK as well as building Tesco’s portfolio of automated picking facilities to serve the London market. Barney was also a member of Tesco’s Corporate Responsibility Committee and initially as Business Development Director, led public and private M&A transactions.
Before joining Tesco, Barney spent 6 years working for McKinsey & Co management consultants, ultimately as an Associate Principal, with experience in both retail and others industries. He worked on operational, organizational, strategic and transaction-related engagements. Barney also co-founded and was Development Director for Acturis, a company providing Internet-based back-office software for insurance brokers. Acturis now employs over 200 people and has over 10,000 users of its software.
Barney has an MBA from Insead, as well as MEng and MA degrees in Manufacturing Engineering from Cambridge University.
John is focused on the property management side of the business, working on site acquisitions, lease negotiations and tenant management. Prior to that, he founded Harrington & Co., a Commercial Real Estate Advisory Practice which was established in Dublin in 2002. Harrington & Co. provides Commercial Real Estate services to a mix of private individuals, property companies, commercial entities, public bodies and family offices. Principal areas of activity include commercial property acquisition and disposal, investment and development appraisal, valuations, rent reviews, lease renewals, landlord and tenant law, lease negotiations and restructurings, property management, project management and property development, as well as devising and delivering corporate property strategies and nationwide property acquisition and disposal programmes.
John is a Chartered Surveyor and a former Associate Partner in Harrington Bannon, now BNP Paribas Real Estate, with over 20 years experience in Commercial Real Estate, including many of Ireland’s largest scale commercial developments. John is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, An Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Graduate of University College Dublin.
Jamie is a generalist at Hattington Capital, working within both investment platforms but focused on real estate analysis and deal structuring, specifically the student accommodation platform in Dublin. Prior to Hattington, she was at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (“KKR”) for five years where she managed the office and administration of the Asset Management group. Jamie has a B.A. in Communications from the University of California, Los Angeles.