Erik Gunnerson is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Signal Peak Capital Management (“SPCM”), a credit focused asset management team at ORIX Advisers, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of ORIX Corporation USA (“ORIX USA”). He is a member of ORIX USA’s Management Committee. Mr. Gunnerson has been with ORIX USA for over 13 years, including five years as co-head of the Mariner Leveraged Credit team prior to that team’s ownership transition to ORIX USA and rebranding as SPCM in 2020.
Prior to his current role, he was a Portfolio Manager covering financial institutions at Highland Capital Management, L.P. At Highland, Mr. Gunnerson actively managed the financial institutions portfolio, making investments across the capital structure. Before joining Highland, he was employed by Citigroup in the Global Capital Markets division working in leveraged loan sales and trading.
Prior to joining Citigroup, Mr. Gunnerson worked at Deutsche Bank Securities in their investment banking group completing mergers and acquisitions for companies in the chemical industry. Mr. Gunnerson is a voting member of SPCM’s Investment Committee and has over 20 years of relevant financial services experience.
Mr. Gunnerson holds an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and a BS in International Finance from Brigham Young University.