Director, Private Markets & Partner
Derrick directs private capital manager research and selection and works with institutional investors to develop and implement portfolio allocation strategies. Prior to Angeles, Derrick was a Vice President at Victory Park Capital (“VPC”), an investment firm which focuses on private equity, special situations and alternative credit investments. At VPC, he was primarily responsible for origination, fundamental analysis, transaction execution and management of direct private debt and equity investments into small cap and lower middle market companies. Derrick also actively worked on value creation initiatives and strategic alternatives for VPC’s investments. Previously, Derrick was an investment professional at KKR & Co. L.P. and General Atlantic. Mr. Cruz started his career at Goldman Sachs in its Investment Banking division. Derrick graduated with honors from Columbia University, where he received a degree in Neuroscience and Psychology. He co-founded PVC Foundation, which builds homes and schools in underprivileged communities in the Philippines and supports United Way, Management Leadership for Tomorrow and Summer Search in the U.S.