Meet the Team
Matthew C. Browndorf
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Browndorf is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Distressed Capital Management, LLC. Employing hedging strategies across real estate, Mr. Browndorf has created a vertical conglomerate of companies centered around residential real estate in the US and European markets, which include origination, default management and asset management. The Company purchases large pools of residential NPLs and performing MSRs in the US and CEE and manages those assets from the bottom up employing securitization structures created by its own white shoe law firm. Mr. Browndorf is also an experienced commercial litigation and corporate transaction attorney in the New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia Metropolitan areas. Mr. Browndorf has practiced for over 17 years (most notably at Bryan Cave LLP and Buchanan Ingersoll PC), where he represented financial institutions, securities brokers and private clients in corporate structure, financial transactions, securities and white collar criminal litigation, including the notable People of New York v. Kozlowski and Swartz litigation involving TYCO.
Recently, Mr. Browndorf was honored as a Distinguished Member by Lawyers of Distinction, was nominated and chosen to receive the 2017 International Advisory Experts Award, and was nominated three years in a row for the Innovator of the Year Award in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Mr. Browndorf graduated from Widener University School of Law as a scholar and with honors and authored several law review notes for the Widener Journal of Public Law. Mr. Browndorf attended undergraduate studies at Arizona State University, with an emphasis on forensic debate and rhetoric. Mr. Browndorf has also appeared in the National Law Journal, Legal Week, Legal IT, the Pennsylvania Law Journal and other publications and seminars throughout his practice. Mr. Browndorf is licensed as an attorney in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and a Registered Foreign Lawyer in England and Wales.
Mr. Agarwal serves as the Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer of Distressed Capital Management, LLC as well as Resolution Capital Management. In this capacity, he also oversees the firm’s controlled expansion plans.
Before joining Distressed Capital Management, Mr. Agarwal garnered 15 years of experience in investment banking in a range of market-leading fixed-income businesses at JP Morgan, UBS and Deutsche Bank. At these global financial institutions he led and successfully built businesses in securitization/structured products, asset financing, fixed income prime brokerage and in emerging markets debt trading. These involved risk management, ownership of trading books, complex financing initiatives & derivatives, creating joint ventures and new channels of distribution, dealing with investors across every continent and risk profile, and leading complex multi-stakeholder projects.
Mr. Agarwal earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Engineering degrees in Information Engineering from Trinity College, University of Cambridge, where he was a Senior Scholar. He is a recipient of the Leadership Award of UK Royal Academy of Engineering, and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder. He is also a long-standing Trustee on the board of the charity Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) London.
Claude W. Roxborough, III
Structured Products Counsel
Mr. Roxborough represents businesses and individuals in a variety of corporate and securities law matters, having represented large financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, sponsors in large infrastructure and real estate developments, private investment funds, as well as small-to-medium sized enterprises, non-profit organizations and private individuals. He is particularly well versed in conducting business and structuring investment in Africa, having served as Co-President of the South African Chamber of Commerce in America (SACCA) since 2011 and having represented a number of clients doing work on the continent.
Mr. Roxborough has extensive experience in handling securities laws matters for public and private companies, public and private merger and acquisitions, as well as regulatory compliance work for investment funds and broker dealers. As such, he has advised on regulatory issues under the Securities Act of 1933, the Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Investment Company Act of 1940 and rules promulgated under Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. Issues related to corporate governance, including but not limited to director duties and shareholder rights under New York, Delaware and Maryland law, are also part of his core practice area having advised public and private companies on a variety of merger and acquisitions, reorganizations and executive compensation issues.
Prior to joining our firm, Mr. Roxborough has worked as a structured finance and securities lawyer in the New York offices of Thacher Proffitt & Wood, as a general corporate attorney for the law firm of Miles & Stockbridge in Washington D.C. and as Vice President of a regulatory consulting firm focused on serving compliance and back office needs for investment funds, fund of funds and broker dealers.
Executive Vice President, European Markets
Mr. Balczunas joins RCM, DCM and Plutos Sama from Gentin Nobel Bank based in Wroclaw, Poland as head of our European operations. Mr. Balczunas’ acquisition represents a major push by Plutos Sama and its subsidiary to move into the CEE markets in both non performing and performing residential real estate assets. Mr. Balczunas spent 5 years at Getin Noble bank culminating in his position as NPL sales manager where he was responsible for the largest NPL sales in the Polish market place. Prior to his tenure at Getin Nobel Bank, Mr. Balczunas spent 5 years at Kruk Company where he held many positions revolving around distressed receivables in the Polish and CEE market place.
Mr. Balczunas attended the law and administration program at the prestigious University of Wroclaw following his attendance at the School of Banking and Management. Mr. Balczunas is fluent in English, Polish, Norwegian and Russian and is resident in the Companies Wrocalw, Poland office.
John D. Liebgott
Mr. Liebgott is the Managing Director of Distressed Capital Management, LLC. Mr. Liebgott amassed over 18 years of executive management experience and 22 years of trading and capital markets experience. Prior to joining the Investment Manager, Mr. Liebgott was founding partner and member of the executive team for JDL Advisors, Fasthold Capital and Wembley Asset Management (sold to Bear Sterns). In addition, Mr. Liebgott served in management with divisional P&L responsibility at The Winter Group, Garban/ICAP, Liberty and Prebon Yamane (London, Toronto and New York).
Mr. Liebgott holds dual major degrees in Economics and Political Science from the Wilfrid Laurier University.
Mr. Schlepp is the Portfolio Manager at RCM and Distressed Capital Management, LLC and manages a portfolio of over $200 million in Non-Performing Notes, Re-Performing Notes, and REOs. Mr. Schlepp has over 10 years of experience in the finance industry, and specifically within the loan origination, servicing and component servicing sectors.
Mr. Schlepp also has expertise in loss mitigation and conversion analysis. He ensures the execution of DCM’s strategic partner, BP Fisher Law Group to safeguard portfolio results and timeline success. Well versed in loss mitigation practices, Nate is able to provide hands-on support to each component of DCM’s integrated team.
Mr. Parakhin is a Portfolio Analyst with Distressed Capital Management, LLC and Resolution Capital Management, SA.
Mr. Parakhin designs and implements tools for analytics, modeling, process automation and reporting.
Mr. Parakhin graduated from Ufa State Petroleum Technological University (Ufa, Russia) with a Master degree in Chemical Engineering. He subsequently moved to the U.S. in 2009 and transitioned into a sales and accounting role to expand his business acumen. In 2015, Mr. Parakhin earned his second Master degree, an MBA from the University of California, Irvine.
In 2014, he served as an Investment Analyst for Sidoxia Capital Management where he analyzed financial statements, recommended investments, developed proprietary software for data analysis and automated firm operations, increasing peak efficiency.
Later that year, Mr. Parakhin participated in the WorldQuant Global Research Challenge, a competition where contestants from all over the world compete amongst each other. Performance was measured by a contestant’s ability to develop quantitative trading models. Mr. Parakhin was among the top contestants of the competition and earned a Certificate of Accomplishment and a position at the firm as a Quantitative Research Consultant.
Nicole Lipowski serves as an Administrative Assistant at DCM. Originally from Poland, she came to the U.S. to study linguistics and gained experience as a paralegal for a general civil litigation firm. As a paralegal with fluency in multiple languages Ms. Lipowski translated a plethora of legal documents pertaining to business and court filings, and financial documents. Due to her extensive legal experience and fluency in several primary languages used around the world, she is responsible for translating important legal and financial documents for DCM and its partners, and helps coordinate logistics with key executives in Poland.