Management Team

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 Credit

Frank brings an extensive background in financial services to the team. Prior to joining Silver Spike, he served for 24 years at Merrill Lynch and Bank of America in a broad range of roles in leveraged finance. Most recently, Frank served as the managing director running Global Credit and Special Situations at Bank of America Securities, the largest global sell-side credit trading business, from 2014 to January of 2020, where he helped build a multi-billion dollar credit asset lending business.

Prior to his work on Wall Street and earning an MBA, Frank worked as a senior consultant in Oracle Corporation’s Consulting Group, providing large-scale technology solutions to various industries with a focus on the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to his role at Oracle, Frank worked as a management consulting analyst where he provided strategic analysis and advice to several Fortune 100 corporations.

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

Greg Gentile brings significant investment experience and has over 20 years of extensive lending experience evaluating, underwriting and managing risk. From 2010 to 2018, Greg was CEO of GMG Investment Advisors, LLC, a direct lending investment management company.

Prior to founding GMG, Greg served as a managing director at Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers where he was Head of Latin America Credit Trading and Structured Products at both institutions.

Partner

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.