Brad Bauer

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December 28, 2018

Brad Bauer is a Partner, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer. Based in New York, he co-chairs the firm’s Investment Committee and leads the firm’s global business and investment strategy.

Brad joined the firm in 2007 and was named Partner in 2013. He has held a variety of both business and investing leadership roles working out of the firm’s U.S. and U.K. offices. From beginning his career at Värde on the Corporate and Traded Credit team to later leading the firm’s private credit strategies, Brad’s extensive investing experience spans numerous industries in public and private markets. Brad has served in a CIO role since 2019 and was named Co-CEO in 2023.

Prior to joining Värde, Brad held senior investing and portfolio management roles focused on distressed debt and credit trading at both Deephaven Capital Management and Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Prior to Ameriprise, he worked for U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray in the Middle-Market Mergers and Acquisitions group.

Brad received a B.S. in Finance from Iowa State University, where he also competed on the varsity golf team. He earned his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.