Phil Daniele is the Chief Risk Officer at Lafayette Square. Phil is responsible for creating and enforcing an integrated risk framework for evaluating and monitoring all Lafayette Square fund investments.
With over 37 years of experience, Phil was the former Chief Risk Officer at Brightwood Capital and served on Brightwood’s Executive and Valuation Committees. Prior to Brightwood, he was the Chief Credit Officer for the Americas at Credit Suisse. He was responsible for approving all credit extensions in the Americas portfolio including corporates, financial institutions, hedge funds and private clients. Previously, Phil served as Head of Corporate Credit Americas, which included the Credit Suisse Leveraged Finance business. He began his career at CIT Factoring in 1984.
Phil is a Board Member and has been actively involved with Flames Neighborhood Youth Association since 1979. Flames is a Brooklyn based organization primarily dedicated to the improvement of the lives of African American youth and the betterment of interracial relationships in the communities we serve. Additionally, he is a Board Member of Soul of the Peruvian Andes, a nonprofit whose mission is providing healthcare and education support to the impoverished villages of the Andes Mountains in Peru.
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Phil holds a B.B.A., Accounting, and an M.B.A., Finance from Pace University.