Mr. Vaccaro has 43 years of experience in corporate lending and asset management. He previously served as legacy CIFC’s Co-Chief Investment Officer and was named Chief Investment Officer of CIFC upon its merger with Deerfield Capital Corp. Mr. Vaccaro spent 25 years at JPM where he began his banking career and where he received his credit training. At JPM, Mr. Vaccaro’s roles included Managing Director and Co-Head of the firm’s Media group. Mr. Vaccaro’s experience at JPM also included merchant banking, including mezzanine and equity co-investing, and roles as a credit supervising officer in the bank’s Corporate Banking department, member of the bank’s Credit Audit group and team leader in the firm’s Land Transportation and Global Automotive corporate lending groups. Mr. Vaccaro holds a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. DiRocco has 40 years of experience in financial services. Mr. DiRocco joins CIFC after serving as the Chief Operating Officer and founding member of Reef Road Capital Management. Prior to Reef Road Capital Management, Mr. DiRocco’s career includes the CFO and COO functions at Citadel Investment Group and Paloma Partners LP respectively, throughout both firm’s major growth periods. Mr. DiRocco also served as COO of credit fund Bell Point Capital and equity fund Balance Asset Management. He built and ran Shearson Lehman’s international stock loan, prime brokerage and repo businesses as well as founding London Global Securities, an international financing and securities lending intermediary. Mr. DiRocco has built broker dealers in five different countries as well as two technology firms and has been internationally recognized for his contributions to securities industry. Mr. DiRocco received a B.S. in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany, graduating summa cum laude.
2020, CLO Manager of the Year
2017 CLO Manager of the Year, Americas
Manager Awards 2016
2016, Best High Yield Fund
2016, Manager of the Year
2016, Best CLO Fund