Juan Alva is a Managing Director of Pelham S2K, where he is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing, and managing investments. He is also a Partner of Colony S2K, an alternative investment firm dedicated to providing capital and strategic solutions to middle market companies and funds.
Previously, Juan was a Partner at Fifth Street Management, where he was responsible for originating investment opportunities and also served as the Head of Strategy and Corporate Development. In addition, Juan was a Principal in Fifth Street Management’s two SBIC funds. Prior to Fifth Street Management, he was an investment banker in the Financial Institutions and Corporate Finance Groups at Goldman Sachs, CFO of ClickServices (a wireless software company majority owned by Cisco Systems) and a senior investment banker at Trinity Capital, a boutique investment bank focused on the food and restaurant industries.
Juan earned a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Engineering from The Engineering School of the University of Pennsylvania.