General Partner at Viola Credit
Ido is a General Partner at Viola Credit and an active investment member, credit committee member and portfolio manager in the fund. He joined Viola in 2013 with over 10 years of credit, financial and investment experience.
Ido is primarily responsible for sourcing, analyzing, executing and managing private debt investments across Viola Credit’s multi-strategy private debt businesses, and he also serves as a board observer in several of the fund’s active portfolio companies.
Ido’s main areas of investment include financial technology/financial services, Software Enterprise, Cloud Infrastructure, SaaS and Big Data. He focuses on growth debt to technology companies, alternative credit to Fintech platforms, and mezzanine financing.
Ido holds a B.A., Magna Cum Laude, in Finance & Investments from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business in New York, and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.
Ido started his career as an investment analyst at Permal Asset Management, a $20 billion U.S based Fund of Hedge Funds.
Prior to joining Viola Credit, Ido was a Manager at Ernst & Young’s investment banking team focusing on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance and growth capital transactions. At Ernst & Young, he executed multiple debt & equity transactions covering a broad range of industries including technology, infrastructure, consumer products, transportation, commerce, and energy.
THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT IDO
He loves sports, especially running, tennis and basketball (and even played cricket as a child) and traveling: “I have visited over 20 countries (so far).”
He has lived all over the place: “I was born in Israel, grew up in Nahariya, moved as a child to Haifa and Eilat. When I was 8 years old my family moved to South Africa (Johannesburg) for two years. Later in life I spent 7 years in New York where I met my wife and we returned to Israel in 2010.”
His mantra both in life and in investing is to always be open to learning new things: “As Pablo Picasso said – Every day I do things I do NOT know. That’s the only way I learn how to do them.”