Director, Direct Structured Credit



Mr. De Armas joined Castlelake in 2016 and is part of the Lending team. Previously, Mr. De Armas was part of Castlelake’s Special Situations team, focused on investments in emerging markets. Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. De Armas held a senior investment role at an opportunistic family office, where he focused on deep value investments, restructuring and financial advisory. Prior to that, Mr. De Armas was a principal at a private investment firm, where he focused on special situations investments in emerging markets. Earlier in his career, Mr. De Armas was an associate with Citigroup in the Latin American investment banking group in New York, where he advised companies in a wide range of industry sectors on financial and strategic matters, and a financial analyst and cost manager at Procter & Gamble in Caracas, Venezuela. Mr. De Armas received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from Universidad Metropolitana in business administration. Mr. De Armas is a native Spanish speaker.