Founding Partner, CEO and CIO

Scott is CEO and the founder of Silver Spike Capital. He began investing in the plant-based and health & wellness industry in 2013 and soon thereafter co-founded Egg Rock Holdings, parent company of the Papa & Barkley family of cannabis and CBD products. He is also among the pioneering investors within the burgeoning realm of psychedelics for use in mental health.

Scott has over 30 years of investing and asset management experience in emerging markets. He was one of the founding members of the JP Morgan emerging market business and later went on to head the market leading emerging market and distressed investing effort at ING Capital and the global special situations group at Bank of America. Scott then went to the buy side, where he led the emerging market businesses at Marathon Asset Management, Caxton Associates, and Taconic Capital. Prior to launching Silver Spike, Scott was President of Fintech Advisory, a multi – billion dollar Family Office fund.

Partner and Head of Capital Formation

For over thirty years, Bill has served an array of multi-national corporations, institutional clients, and capital allocators in a variety of roles in Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. Prior to Silver Spike, Bill was President of Pantera Capital, a leading blockchain venture capital manager dedicated exclusively to digital applications and related companies.

From 1998 to 2016, he worked in the securities and asset management divisions of Deutsche Bank and managed several key client sales initiatives. From 1993 to 1998, he formed and led the ING Barings’ emerging markets institutional debt sales team where he covered clients and frequently helped structure, price, and pre-market many of the firm’s capital markets transactions.

He began his career in 1986 at The Chase Manhattan Bank where he advised multinational corporations on cross-border funding of their Latin America-domiciled operations.

He is a Member of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA).

Partner, Co-Head Credit

Dino Colonna joined Silver Spike’s investment team in January 2020. Since 2001, Mr. Colonna has managed traditional and alternative investment portfolios and advised corporations and institutional investors across the global capital markets.

Prior to Silver Spike, Dino was managing partner at Madison Capital Advisors, a middle-market asset-backed lending and advisory firm focused on emerging growth companies in the cannabis, life sciences and tech sectors. Prior to Madison, Dino spent over 10 years as an investment banker at the top-ranked Equity Capital Markets team at Barclays in London, and as a senior research analyst at Forest Investment Management, a global multi-strategy hedge fund. With Barclays, he advised on and structured over $8bn of equity, derivative and debt transactions and while at Forest, he specialized in credit and equity research, and was part of the portfolio management team managing a $500mm+ multi-strategy portfolio.

Partner, Co-Head Credit
Umesh Mahajan joined Silver Spike’s investment team in July 2021. Umesh has a 28-year career in various middle-market, credit, and special situations investing. Prior to Silver Spike, he was a Managing Director for four years at Ascribe Capital, a credit fund focused on value investing in middle market companies. From September 2003 to August 2016, he worked at Merrill Lynch and Bank of America in various roles in their Global Markets and Investment Banking divisions in New York. Umesh specialized in credit and special situation investing, as a Managing Director in the Global Credit and Special Situations group at Bank of America Securities and as a Vice President at Principal Credit Group at Merrill Lynch; he also worked in Merrill Lynch’s energy and power investment banking group for 2 years. From 1994 to 2001, Umesh worked in J.P. Morgan’s investment banking team in Asia. He holds a Certificate in ESG Investing from the CFA Institute.