Mr. Platek is the Global Head of Credit and Portfolio Manager of the MSD Credit Opportunity Funds, Private Credit Opportunity Funds, Real Estate Credit Opportunity Funds and Special Investments Funds and a Partner of MSD. He joined MSD in January 2002 as Co-Manager of the Special Opportunities Portfolio and became a Partner of MSD in January 2006. From 1995 through 2001, Mr. Platek founded Griffin Partners, L.P. and Plymouth Partners, L.P., and he was also the Hedge Fund Portfolio Manager for the Proprietary Group of Paine Webber, in each case focusing primarily on distressed and high yield bonds as well as restructured equities. From 1991 through 1994, he was a member of the High Yield Trading Group at Citicorp Securities, Chase Securities and The Printon Kane Group. From 1986 through 1990, Mr. Platek was a financial analyst of Chase Manhattan Bank’s Debt Restructuring Group and Financial Audit Group.
Mr. Platek received a B.S. degree from Rutgers University in 1986.