Our Exceptional People

We believe our collaborative culture is key to our success as an investor. The managing directors of JCF have been working together and investing in the financial services sector for many years. Our broader team comprises of a group of highly skilled, experienced, and dedicated professionals.

The value we place on people fosters an environment of respect, efficiency, and effectiveness. With an emphasis on strategic problem-solving, the JCF team works together to develop innovative approaches to investing and recognizing and driving value in complex situations.

MANAGING DIRECTORS


  • J. Christopher Flowers
    New York
  • J. Christopher Flowers

    Managing Director and CEO

    Mr. Flowers is a Managing Director & CEO of J.C. Flowers & Co. and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Mr. Flowers has spent more than 35 years focused on financial services, both as an advisor and as an investor. He joined Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 1979 in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group and became a General Partner in 1988. In 1986 he was among the founders of Goldman’s Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Flowers was named co-head of the group in 1994 and sole head in 1996.

    Mr. Flowers serves on the Boards of Directors of NIBC Holding N.V., Shinsei Bank, Limited, and sits on the advisory board of The Kessler Group. Mr. Flowers received an A.B. magna cum laude in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College.


  • Michael Christner
    London
  • Michael Christner

    Managing Director

    Mr. Christner is a Managing Director at J.C. Flowers & Co. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Mr. Christner was a member of the Financial Institutions Group at Morgan Stanley in London from 2000 to 2007.

    Mr. Christner serves on the Supervisory Board of NIBC Holding N.V.  He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Vall Banc. Mr. Christner received an M.A. in Business Administration and Applied Computer Science from the University of Cologne, where he was awarded a scholarship from the German National Scholarship Foundation.


  • Tim Hanford
    London
  • Tim Hanford

    Managing Director in charge of JCF Europe

    Mr. Hanford is Managing Director for Europe and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Prior to joining the firm in 2009, Mr. Hanford worked with J.C. Flowers & Co. as Co-Head of FPK Capital and, prior to that, as Head of Private Equity at Dresdner Bank and a member of the Institutional Restructuring Unit’s Executive Committee. Mr. Hanford’s other experience includes serving as a Board Director of Schroders, based in Hong Kong and Tokyo, where he was Head of Structured Finance.

    Mr. Hanford serves on the Boards of Directors of Pension Corporation, OneSavings Bank Plc, Castle Trust, Cabot Credit Management, Interactive Investor plc and UK General Insurance Group Ltd.

    Mr. Hanford received a B.Sc. (Honors) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham and an M.S. in Management from Stanford University Graduate School of Business where he was a Sloan Fellow.


  • Dr. David Morgan
    London
  • Dr. David Morgan

    Chairman for JCF Europe and Asia-Pacific

    Dr. Morgan is Chairman for JCF Europe and Asia Pacific, and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Dr. Morgan served as CEO of Westpac Banking Corporation, a global top 20 bank, from 1999 to 2008. Before becoming CEO in 1999, he held various executive roles at Westpac, including Managing Director, Westpac Financial Services; Group Executive, Retail Banking; and Group Executive, Institutional and Investment Banking. Dr. Morgan’s experience prior to Westpac was primarily in the government and financial sectors, having begun his career working for the International Monetary Fund in the 1970s. During the 1980s, Dr. Morgan worked for the Australian Federal Treasury, where he was appointed Senior Deputy Secretary.

    Dr. Morgan is a former Head of the Australian Bankers Association. He serves on the Supervisory Boards of HSH Nordbank AG and the Board of Director of Castle Trust. He also serves as a Senior Advisor to Shinsei Bank, Limited.

    Dr. Morgan holds a degree in Economics (1st Class Honors) from La Trobe University. He also holds an M.Sc. with Distinction and Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics. In 2009, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for service to the finance sector, corporate social responsibility and economic reform.


  • John Oros
    New York
  • John Oros

    Managing Director

    Mr. Oros is a Managing Director and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Mr. Oros held a number of executive positions at Enstar Group Limited, including the role of Executive Chairman from 2000 – 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Oros was an investment banker in the Financial Institutions Group of Goldman Sachs for almost 20 years, where he became a General Partner in 1986. In addition, Mr. Oros was appointed Chairman of the Federal Savings and Loan Council in 1987, where he served for two years.

    Mr. Oros serves on the Board of Directors of Cabot Credit Management, Island Finance and Fairstone Financial. Mr. Oros received a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin School of Business and served as a lieutenant in the United States Army and Army Reserves from 1968-1974.


  • Thierry Porté
    New York
  • Thierry Porté

    Managing Director

    Mr. Porté is a Managing Director at J.C. Flowers. Prior to joining the firm in 2009, Mr. Porté was with Shinsei Bank, Limited for approximately five years, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer and in various other executive roles.  Before joining Shinsei’s Management team, Mr. Porté spent 22 years at Morgan Stanley & Co., where he served in various capacities in capital markets, corporate finance and management in New York, London and Tokyo, ultimately becoming a Managing Director and the President, Representative Director and Branch Manager of Morgan Stanley Japan.

    Mr. Porté serves on the Boards of Directors for OneLife Holding S.à.r.l., Group Financière CEP, and Acuon Capital Corporation. He attends all board meetings of SICOM Limited and serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Chi-X Asia Pacific.

    Mr. Porté received an A.B. magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in Economics from Harvard College and is a Baker Scholar graduate of the Harvard Business School.


  • Eric Rahe
    New York
  • Eric Rahe

    Managing Director

    Mr. Rahe is a Managing Director at J.C. Flowers & Co and a member of the firm’s Management Committee.  Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Mr. Rahe was a Managing Director at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice where he established and led the firm’s financial services practice. Previously, he was a senior investment professional at the hedge fund SAB Capital, and before that a Partner at Capital Z Partners, the financial services focused private equity firm.  Mr. Rahe began his career at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

    Mr. Rahe serves on the Boards of Directors for AmeriLife Group Holdings  and ELMC Group, LLC.

    He received an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College, where he graduated magna cum laude, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


  • Sally Rocker
    New York
  • Sally Rocker

    Managing Director & General Counsel

    Ms. Rocker is a Managing Director & General Counsel and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Prior to joining the firm in 2000, Ms. Rocker was Of Counsel at O’Sullivan Graev & Karabell, where she represented major financial institutions in their private equity investments. Prior to that, she was an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group from 1988 to 1996. Ms. Rocker began her career in the business sector, working at Petro Lewis Corporation as an Associate in the Strategic Planning and Treasury Departments.

    Ms. Rocker serves on the Boards of Directors for AmeriLife Group Holdings and ELMC Group, LLC. She received a B.A. from Brown University, an M.B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Stanford University.

OTHER INVESTMENT PROFESSIONALS


  • Tughan Alioglu
    London
  • Tughan Alioglu

    Associate

    Mr. Alioglu is an Associate at J.C. Flowers & Co. Prior to joining the firm in 2016, Mr. Alioglu worked as an investment banker in the Financial Institutions Group at JPMorgan Chase for three years in London where he focused on the banking and insurance sectors.

    He received a B.A. magna cum laude in Mathematics and Economics (Honors) from Northwestern University, and is a recipient of Robert Eisner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Economic Research.


  • Jonathan Cox
    London
  • Jonathan Cox

    Vice President

    Mr. Cox is a Vice President at J.C. Flowers & Co. Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Mr. Cox spent five years in investment banking, first in Rothschild’s London based Financial Institutions Group, and then as a Vice President at Credit Suisse in London where he covered European insurance. Previously, Mr. Cox also qualified as a Chartered Accountant while working in the Financial Sector Transaction Services team at KPMG in London, and he remains a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

    Mr. Cox serves on the Board of Directors of Group Financière CEP, Acuon Capital Corporation, Interactive Investor plc and UK General Insurance Group Ltd. He received a B.Sc. in Government & Economics from the London School of Economics.


  • Calvin Dong
    New York
  • Calvin Dong

    Senior Associate

    Mr. Dong is a Senior Associate at J.C. Flowers. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Mr. Dong was a member of the Financial Institutions Group at Barclays Investment Bank for three years in New York focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising transactions in the insurance sector.

    Mr. Dong received a B.S. (Honors) in Finance and Accounting with High Distinction from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.


  • Tom Harding
    New York
  • Tom Harding

    Vice President

    Mr. Harding is a Vice President at J.C. Flowers & Co. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Mr. Harding spent seven years in investment banking in the Financial Institutions Group of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, primarily in New York with one year in London, where he covered a diverse range of bank, insurance and specialty finance companies and most recently had responsibility for covering transportation leasing companies. Mr. Harding began his career as a lawyer at Cravath Swain and Moore.

    Mr. Harding serves on the Board of Directors of Island Finance and Fairstone Financial. He received a B.A. with Highest Honors from Swarthmore College, a Juris Doctor degree as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar from Columbia Law School and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. He is a CFA charterholder.


  • Ted Lydon
    New York
  • Ted Lydon

    Associate

    Mr. Lydon is an Associate at J.C. Flowers & Co. Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Mr. Lydon was a member of the Financial Institutions Group at Credit Suisse for two years in New York where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising transactions in the insurance and asset management sectors.

    Mr. Lydon graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Commerce.


  • Daniel Salvato
    New York
  • Daniel Salvato

    Senior Associate

    Mr. Salvato is a Senior Associate at J.C. Flowers & Co. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Mr. Salvato was a member of the Financial Institutions Group at Goldman Sachs for two years in New York where he focused on the banking and specialty finance sectors.

    Mr. Salvato serves on the Board of Directors of AmeriLife Group Holdings. He received an A.B. cum laude in Economics and a Certificate in Finance from Princeton University.


  • Andrea Secci
    London
  • Andrea Secci

    Senior Associate

    Mr. Secci is a Senior Associate at J.C. Flowers & Co. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Mr. Secci was an Associate in the Financial Institutions Group at J.P. Morgan in London.

    Mr. Secci received a B.A. magna cum laude in Business Administration and an M.Sc. magna cum laude in Finance from Bocconi University in Milan


  • Peter Yordán
    London
  • Peter Yordán

    Vice President

    Mr. Yordán is a Vice President at J.C. Flowers & Co.  Prior to joining the firm out of business school in 2011, Mr. Yordán worked as an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co., in both New York and London.

    Mr. Yordán serves on the Board of Directors of Chi-X Asia Pacific, Kreditech Holding GmbH SSL, and The OneLife Holding S.à.r.l. He received a B.A. magna cum laude from Middlebury College with degrees in Spanish and Film Studies, and is a Director’s List graduate of the M.B.A. program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

FIRM PROFESSIONALS


  • Amy Bohannon
    New York
  • Amy Bohannon

    Associate General Counsel

    Ms. Bohannon is an Associate General Counsel at J.C. Flowers.  Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Ms. Bohannon was as an Associate with Shearman & Sterling LLP from 2004-2012, where she was a member of the firm’s Asset Management group.

    Ms. Bohannon received a B.A. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University and a J.D. from the Vanderbilt University Law School.


  • Cristin Brown
    New York
  • Cristin Brown

    Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer

    Ms. Brown is a Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer at J.C. Flowers. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Ms. Brown served as Controller at Tailwind Management LP, a private equity firm focused on the middle-market sector.  Prior to that she was at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, in New York, where she served as Manager working on large and small private equity clients focusing primarily on leverage buyouts, mezzanine financing, and fund-of-funds.  She began her career in Dayton, Ohio at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where she served clients in a variety of industries including banking, non-for-profit, higher education, manufacturing, and retail.

    Ms. Brown received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Dayton.


  • Chi Choi
    New York
  • Chi Choi

    Associate Director of Tax

    Mr. Choi is Associate Director of Tax at J.C. Flowers. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Mr. Choi was a Tax Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s real estate funds tax practice.  Mr. Choi has extensive tax experience in the private equity industry, addressing U.S. tax considerations related to both inbound and outbound investments.  At PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Mr. Choi worked closely with private equity fund sponsors to develop sophisticated fund structures for different types of investors and managed large tax compliance engagements.

    Mr. Choi received a B.S. in Accounting and an M.S. in Taxation from Baruch College.


  • Todd Freebern
    New York
  • Todd Freebern

    Managing Director & Director of Tax

    Mr. Freebern is a Managing Director & Director of Tax at J.C. Flowers. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Mr. Freebern served as the Tax Director of Lehman Brothers’ private equity business where he oversaw tax matters for all its divisions: fund of funds, credit products, merchant banking, real estate, venture capital, and communications. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Freebern was a Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s real estate funds tax practice.

    Mr. Freebern received a B.S. in Accounting from Alfred University and an M.S. in Taxation from Fordham University.


  • Lauren Haag
    New York
  • Lauren Haag

    Paralegal & Senior Associate, Legal & Compliance

    Ms. Haag is a Paralegal and Senior Associate, Legal & Compliance at J.C. Flowers & Co. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Ms. Haag worked as a Paralegal for both Bear Stearns’ investment bank and Bear Stearns Merchant Banking. Ms. Haag began her career as a Legal Assistant with Sidley Austin LLP.

    Ms. Haag received a B.A. magna cum laude in Government from Connecticut College.


  • Kristin Johnson
    New York
  • Kristin Johnson

    Managing Director & Chief Compliance Officer

    Ms. Johnson is a Managing Director & Chief Compliance Officer at J.C. Flowers. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Ms. Johnson was Associate General Counsel at The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.  Ms. Johnson began her legal career as an Associate with Simpson, Thatcher & Bartlett LLP in the M&A and Private Funds groups.

    Ms. Johnson received a B.A. magna cum laude in Government from Dartmouth College, where she was named Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago.


  • Mona Laungani
    New York
  • Mona Laungani

    Director of Finance

    Ms. Laungani is the Director of Finance at J.C. Flowers & Co. Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Ms. Laungani was a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where she specialized in assurance services to clients in the asset management sector. She began her career at Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP where she served clients in a variety of industries including real estate, food and beverage and financial services.

    Ms. Laungani is a New York State Certified Public Accountant and received a B.B.A. in Accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College.


  • Faitte Ma
    New York
  • Faitte Ma

    Fund Controller

    Ms. Ma is a Fund Controller at J.C. Flowers. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Ms. Ma served as Manager at State Street Global Services, an alternative investment administrator focused on the private equity and hedge fund sectors. Prior to that she was at CIBC World Markets in New York, working in the bank’s merchant banking division where the bank makes its investments in fund-of-funds.

    Ms. Ma received a B.S. in Accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College.


  • Sarah Miller
    New York
  • Sarah Miller

    Senior Associate, Investor Relations

    Ms. Miller is a Senior Associate, Investor Relations at J.C. Flowers & Co. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Ms. Miller worked in the Financial Institutions Group at Barclays, focusing on mergers, acquisitions, and capital structuring transactions for insurance companies. Prior to Barclays, Ms. Miller worked in Equity Research at Credit Suisse, covering insurance companies.

    Ms. Miller received a B.S., cum laude, in Economics with a concentration in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


  • Josephine Ng
    New York
  • Josephine Ng

    Senior Controller

    Ms. Ng is the Senior Controller at J. C. Flowers.  Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Ms. Ng was the Controller of Corporate Accounting at Longacre Fund Management LLC, a distressed debt hedge fund.  Prior to that she was a Manager in the Finance team at Macquarie in New York.  Prior to joining Macquarie, Ms. Ng was a Manager in the audit and assurance practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Toronto, Canada specializing in financial services clients.

    Ms. Ng is an Illinois State Certified Public Accountant and a Canadian Chartered Public Accountant.  She obtained her B.Comm at the University of Toronto.


  • Arvidas Remeza
    London
  • Arvidas Remeza

    Associate General Counsel

    Mr. Remeza is an Associate General Counsel at J.C. Flowers.  Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Mr. Remeza served as legal counsel at Ashmore Group PLC, a London-based investment fund manager, where he was responsible for overseeing the legal aspects of the company’s private equity investments and fund formations. Prior to joining Ashmore, Mr. Remeza was an Associate at Kirkland & Ellis.

    Mr. Remeza received a J.D. from Columbia University Law School, an LL.M in International Business Law and an M.Sc. in International Relations from London School of Economics & Political Science and a B.A. in Philosophy and Government from Dartmouth College. Mr. Remeza is a Fulbright Scholar.


  • Takako Togami
    New York
  • Takako Togami

    Fund Controller

    Ms. Togami is the Fund Controller at J.C. Flowers. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Ms. Togami served as Controller in the Private Equity, Corporate Controller’s Office, Equity Trading and Fixed Income Derivatives groups of Merrill Lynch in New York, London and Tokyo.  Prior to that she was at Arthur Andersen LLP in New York, where she served as a senior auditor in the Financial Service Practice group, working on large and small investment banking, securities and commodities trading and commercial banking clients.

    She received a B.S. in Economics and Accounting from New York University.


  • Kristi Touris
    New York
  • Kristi Touris

    Senior Associate, Investor Relations

    Ms. Touris is a Senior Associate, Investor Relations at J.C. Flowers & Co. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Ms. Touris was a Senior Associate in the Bisys Private Equity Services Group for four years in New York, focused on accounting for private equity clients.

    Ms. Touris received a B.A in Finance and Management Information Systems from Villanova University.


  • Wei Zhang
    New York
  • Wei Zhang

    Fund Controller

    Ms. Zhang is a Fund Controller at J.C. Flowers. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, Ms. Zhang was an Assistant Vice President at  JP Morgan Private Equity Fund Services where she was responsible for managing the accounting and reporting deliverables for various private equity funds.  She started her career at Eisner LLP serving clients in the financial services industry.

    Ms. Zhang is a Certified Public Accountant and received a B.B.A. in accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College.


  • Jennifer Zhu
    New York
  • Jennifer Zhu

    Associate, Investor Relations

    Ms. Zhu is an Associate, Investor Relations at J.C. Flowers & Co. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Ms. Zhu was a Senior Account Executive at Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher, where she focused on M&A communications, crisis management, investor relations and ongoing strategic communications. Prior to that, Ms. Zhu was a member of the Financial Sponsors Group at Citigroup.

    Ms. Zhu received a B.S.F.S., magna cum laude, in International Economics from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.