Vice President - Restructuring / Workout

Arena Investors, LP

Arena Investors, LP

United States
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2023


*Flexible location but ideally Jacksonville, FL or Purchase, NY*

Arena Investors, LP is a global investment management firm that seeks to generate attractive risk adjusted, consistent and uncorrelated returns by employing a fundamentals based, asset-oriented financing and investing strategy across the entire credit spectrum in areas where conventional sources of capital are scarce. Arena specializes in off-the-run, stressed, distressed, illiquid and esoteric special situation transactions through originations and acquisitions of asset-oriented investments across a wide array of asset types, including but not limited to, private direct corporate credit, commercial real estate bridge lending, and commercial and consumer assets.

Quaestor Advisors (“Quaestor”) is an affiliated Special Servicer, which provides mid and back-office services, including asset management, to Arena Investors and external clients.

The firm currently has offices in New York, San Francisco, Florida, London, Dublin, Singapore, Auckland and Bangalore.

Arena is looking to expand the team through the addition of a VP Credit Restructuring / Workout professional. In this role, this individual will initially work independently but ultimately will be expected to grow and manage a small team. The Asset Management Group’s primary responsibilities include portfolio surveillance, risk management, maximization of return for the firm’s investment portfolio, and asset valuation, amongst other items. Ideal candidates will be organized, self-motivated, resourceful, and able to work effectively with all internal functional groups.


  • Independently manage a wide range of bespoke illiquid credit investments including monitoring of business and financial performance of the portfolio counterparty as well as research and analysis of market dynamics.
  • Review and analyze deal structure, financial statements, cash flow forecasts, asset collateral, 13-week cash flow statements, covenants and legal documentation.
  • Generate detailed financial models and projections, sensitivity analysis, covenant analysis, duration, LTV, and IRR and NPV calculations, amongst others.
  • Negotiate and carry out amendments, waivers, consents and any other legal documents pertaining to the asset under management, including but not limited to, in and out of court restructuring processes.
  • Analyze, propose, negotiate, and implement the sale or refinancing of assets.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both internally and externally with C-Suite individuals.
  • Responsible for monthly valuation of all assigned financings.
  • Must be a “Player Coach”, with personal responsibility for modeling and managing complicated assets, while overseeing and training team members and support analysts.
  • Extensive interface with Front Office, Asset Management, Finance and Operations teams, as well as Quaestor Strategic Advisors.
  • Prepare presentations and memorandum that will include background information, transaction structure, financial projections, and recommendations.
  • Work with the Managing Directors of Asset Management to build out the team overtime as the asset base grows.


The individual will have demonstrated an ability to work in a fast-paced, performance-driven environment with the ability to think broadly about the business, incorporating continual improvement of processes and procedures with a goal of excellence, while focusing on accuracy and efficiency.

  • 4-5 years industry experience in credit and restructuring roles ideally with experience at a restructuring firm or experience in a direct lending or credit hedge fund role.
  • Strong fundamental credit, negotiating, influencing, and loan document skills.
  • Heavy exposure to legal processes, including bankruptcy and UCC foreclosure. Must be able to direct attorneys through the restructure process.
  • Exposure to diverse credit structures, complicated structured illiquid transactions, and a broad base of industries.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and Excel modeling capabilities including ability.
  • Undergraduate degree from a top institution; MBA or CFA a plus.
  • Highest level of personal integrity and ethical standards.
  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic and a desire to work collaboratively across the organization.


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development
  • Work From Home
  • Free Food & Snacks
  • Wellness Resources