Meet Our Team

Our senior team have an average of 25+ years’ experience in the industry and offer a truly global solution for your capital raising requirements.

Tim Goodale

Founder and Managing Partner

Tim has over 25 years’ experience in marketing private credit, distressed, private equity, venture capital, special situations and other alternative strategies in Europe and the United States.

Prior to Keel Harbour, Tim was Managing Director and Head of Europe at Forbes Private Capital.

Tim was previously Managing Director and Head of European Sales at Aladdin Capital Management, a credit asset manager whose assets reached $18 billion during Tim’s employment, where he was responsible for building the European asset management, broker dealer, and managed account businesses.

Tim was also a Director at Cheyne Capital where he was instrumental in founding Cheyne's non-ABS credit businesses and spent seven years at Goldman Sachs International, where he founded the credit dealer desk.

Before Goldman Sachs, Tim was a founding member of the illiquid credit group at CEDEF Assets.

Tim received a BA in History from Yale University.

Claes Smith-Solbakken

Senior Advisor, Northern & Central Europe

Claes has 30 years of financial markets and sales experience, during which time he has built and run a number of successful sales platforms focused on Northern and Central European clients.

Prior to working with Keel Harbour, Claes founded Arban Group, a fundraising platform focused on alternative investments. Clients included insurance companies, pension funds, asset managers and family offices across Germany, Austria, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

Claes previously worked at Silvia Quandt & Cie, where he was a Managing Director, with responsibility for the German and Scandinavian institutional and family office investors.

Prior to this, Claes was a consultant at Aladdin Capital Management, where he raised capital for in-house products. Claes began his career at Salomon Brothers, and spent time at Citibank, Lehman Brothers and UBS before being CEO and Founding Partner of Smith Jessen International.

He holds a degree in Business Administration from the European Business School.

Robert Ekblom

Senior Advisor, Northern Europe

Robert has worked with a variety of hedge fund and private equity managers to support their business development objectives.

He previously worked at Aladdin Capital Management, where he was Head of Nordics and responsible for capital raising for the firm’s in-house products.

Prior to this he served as Managing Director, Head of Nordic Capital Markets Sales at RBS, with product responsibility for institutional structured solutions and alternative investments.

He has held senior positions with Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch.

Robert has an MBA in Finance from the NYU Stern School of Business and a BSc in Economics from the University of Dayton. He has also completed the Private Equity and Venture Capital Executive Program at Harvard Business School.

Bryan Kandel

Managing Director, Sales, US & Asia

Bryan has extensive experience in business development across a range of alternative investment strategies; inclusive of private equity, private debt, hedge funds, venture capital & real estate, etc.

He has held senior roles at Stepstone Group (Director: private equity co-investment, private equity secondary, venture, and real estate), Stone Tower Capital (Product Manager: non-investment grade credit), Aladdin Capital (Managing Director: internal credit strategies and third-party alternatives) and J.H. Whitney Investment Management, LLC (Vice President: long/short equity and sector focused hedge fund of funds).

He has successfully raised c. $2.0bn in capital and served clients across every major region and channel with emphasis on family offices/wealth management, consultants, and private bank relationships in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

He received his A.B. in Economics from Harvard University.

Raj Pandya

Managing Director, Sales, US

Raj has varied investment and advisory experience within finance, private equity, and real estate. He focuses on investor coverage and distribution efforts across the US and Europe.

Previously, he served as a member of Lone Star Fund's real estate acquisitions and underwriting team in New York and London, deploying capital in a range of US and European distressed debt investments. As part of PwC Advisory, he worked with investment banks on regulatory risk and restructuring efforts to meet emerging legislation requirements, FinTech products, and business development in new markets. He started his career as part of Deutsche Bank's healthcare M&A team and Penn Capital's investment research team.

Raj earned his Bachelors degree from Rutgers College, and holds a Masters degree in Finance from Cambridge University.

Bret Bobo

Senior Advisor, US

Mr. Bobo has over 25 years of experience in fund raising, investing, real estate development, sales, and marketing. He is responsible for raising investment funds and identifying real estate investment opportunities in the US and abroad for Keel Harbour Capital.

Mr. Bobo is the Founder and CEO of Outlook Capital, LLC, responsible for raising investment funds and identifying opportunistic real estate investment opportunities. Prior to founding Outlook Capital, he was the COO of YOO USA, an international real estate design and investment firm. Previously, Mr. Bobo was an SVP and partner at the Taubman Family Office / Athena Group, in New York, at ST Group in Moscow, and LaSalle Partners in Washington DC, where he was responsible for repositioning office projects owned by PSERS and CALPERS.

Mr. Bobo has a BA from Hampden-Sydney College and is a licensed real estate broker in the states of New York and Florida.

Rachel Forster

Director, Project Management, London

Rachel joined Keel Harbour from Willis Towers Watson where she had responsibility for the relationship management and delivery of services for firm’s largest strategic trading partners.

Her experience at Willis Towers Watson included the management and design of global projects to aimed at developing and strengthening the trading relationships between the firm and major insurance counterparts. Previously Rachel worked as an analyst for NHS England focusing specifically on efficiency improvement projects. She is responsible for project management.

Rachel holds a BA in Economics with Spanish from the University of Nottingham.

Michael George

Senior Advisor, US

Michael is a Partner at The Versant Group, a real estate focused asset management platform that invests in investment management platforms and other related businesses.

Prior to joining Versant in 2017, Michael served as a Managing Director of Fortress Investment Group, LLC., a firm he joined in 2009 having previously spent 10 years with Deutsche Bank where he was most recently a Managing Director in the Institutional Client Group with responsibility for the Bank’s largest North American clients.

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 1999, Michael served as C0-Head of Mortgage Backed Securities Trading at Lehman Brothers where he started his career in 1986.

Michael graduated from St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge University with an undergraduate degree in Engineering Science and a postgraduate diploma in Computer Science.

Peter Stein

Senior Advisor, US

Peter worked previously as Managing Director at the Presidio Group in San Francisco and as a Managing Director at Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO) in Newport Beach.

He was Chief Investment Officer at the University of Chicago from 2005-2009, and a managing director at the Princeton University endowment from 2000-2005. Prior to Princeton University Peter worked as a trader and an analyst at a variety of financial services firms.

He received an A.B. in mathematics from Brown University and is a CFA Charter holder. He is a member of the investment committees of The Annenberg Foundation and the Rhode Island School of Design.

Allen Sinsheimer

Senior Advisor, US

Following 30 years of experience in fixed income sales and management, Allen is currently an independent investor primarily focussed on US Private Equity and Real Estate funds. He has also been a senior advisor to a number of start-up investment funds in Europe focussing on real estate and credit investments. Before becoming independent, Allen was most recently Head of European Financial Institution Sales at BNP Paribas, having previously been the European head of Fixed Income Sales at Royal Bank of Scotland.

Allen began his career at Goldman Sachs where he spent 17 years and held sales or sales management roles, including co- heading a multi-product solutions team covering European banks and co-heading emerging markets in London and New York.

Allen has an MBA from Stanford University and attended Dartmouth College.

Patrick Brennan

Senior Advisor, London

Patrick is currently CEO of Fair Value Capital, an asset and capital sourcing company focusing primarily on FinTech, hotels, property and hard assets.

Prior to founding Fair Value Capital, Patrick was responsible for alternative credit investments including structured credit, commercial and residential mortgage related debt and distressed debt at Schroders.
Before this Patrick co-managed Pioneer CB Arbitrage hedge Fund, co-founded Credit Market Analysis (later sold to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange), and served as a Vice President in Merrill Lynch's EMEA group where he ran a proprietary trading business in structured credit.

Patrick read Classics at the University of Oxford.