Our Team

Senior Advisory Board

Pearl Diver Capital’s highly experienced Advisory Board is composed of a number of senior and prominent industry figures who provide strategic guidance and advice to the management team.
  • GRAHAM CLEMPSONSenior Advisor
  • RANDY DAMSTRASenior Advisor
  • ED GOLDSTEINSenior Advisor
  • PASCAL VILIGERSenior Advisor
  • ODILON LEALSenior Advisor
  • Nicholas SchwartzsteinSenior Investment Officer

GRAHAM CLEMPSON

Senior Advisor

Graham Clempson is MidOcean’s former European Managing Partner and now serves on its Executive Board. Prior to his last position, Mr Clempson was European Managing Partner of DB Capital Partners and CEO of Morgan Grenfell Private Equity (‘MGPE’). Previously, Mr Clempson was Co-Head of European Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank.

During his career at Deutsche Bank and Bankers Trust, Mr Clempson was responsible for building Bankers Trust’s leading market position in the High Yield and Leveraged/Acquisition Finance sectors. Mr Clempson has an MA in Law from Oxford University.

RANDY DAMSTRA

Senior Advisor

Randall S. Damstra is the Senior Managing Director, Head of Global Private Equity for Ottawa Avenue Private Capital, LLC (“OAPC”), a division of RDV Corporation, a multi-generational family office located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Collectively, RDV and OAPC provide comprehensive wealth management, financial, tax and estate planning, investment planning and management, foundation governance and personal administrative services.

Mr. Damstra serves as the Advisory Board representative for OAPC’s private equity fund relationships and oversees OAPC’s Board observation rights across a pool of over 100 co-investments. He also serves on numerous community boards, including Ada Township, Goodwill Industries of Grand Rapids, Hope College Endowment Board, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation Investment Committee and is a Trustee of the GVSU Foundation, among others.

Mr. Damstra earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Grand Valley State University and an MBA from the University of Iowa.

ED GOLDSTEIN

Senior Advisor

Ed is Coller Capital’s senior risk partner based in NYC, responsible for the oversight of the firm’s investment analysis and portfolio management. Ed is based in the firm’s New York office.

Prior to joining Coller Capital in 2009 Ed was a Managing Director at GSO Capital Partners’ London and New York offices where he had responsibility for debt origination. He has also worked at Credit Suisse as a Director of its Investment Banking division.

Ed has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

PASCAL VILIGER

Senior Advisor

Pascal Villiger is a Managing Director of Medley Partners responsible for their fund commitments and co-investments across credit, special situations, and leveraged buyout strategies.

Prior to joining Medley in 2012, Pascal was a private equity Portfolio Manager with CalSTRS. Previously, Pascal was an Executive Director at UBS within the technology investment banking group. Pascal also worked at Banc of America Securities LLC within the technology investment banking and leveraged financed groups.

Pascal earned a BS and MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

ODILON LEAL

Senior Advisor

Odilon Leal is a member of the Asset Allocation team at BWGI. BWGI is the investment arm of Brasil Warrant, the holding structure that oversees the wealth of Moreira Salles’ family.

Odilon worked previously investing in equities at Credit Suisse Hedging-Griffo and global macro at Bridgewater Associates. Before that, he had experience with investment banking at Rabobank and consulting at McKinsey & Co.

Odilon majored in Computer Engineering from ITA, a leading school in Brazil, and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Nicholas Schwartzstein

Senior Investment Officer

Mr. Schwartzstein joined the New York State Common Retirement Fund as a Senior Investment Officer for the Credit and Opportunistic team in August 2019.  This team manages two portfolios with an aggregate target size of nearly $16 billion and allocates capital across private credit, cross-asset, and absolute return strategies.

Prior to this role, Mr. Schwartzstein served as a Vice President in Morgan Stanley’s Treasury Capital Markets group, which invests and manages the firm’s Global Liquidity Reserve.  Previously, he traded agencies, supra sovereign notes, and covered bonds in Morgan Stanley’s Fixed Income Division.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Schwartzstein spent four years on the New York State Common Retirement Fund’s Absolute Return Strategies team, focusing on global macro funds from 2007 to 2011.

Mr. Schwartzstein holds an MBA in Finance from New York University and a BA in Economics from Washington & Lee University.  He is also a CFA charterholder.