Steve Young Founding Partner
Steve has over 25 years combined opportunistic lending, restructuring, and investment banking experience through various market cycles, he has led Prescient Capital Management to national recognition.
Prior to founding Prescient Capital in 2006, Steve was recruited to New York by Sandler O'Neill & Partners LLP. At Sandler O'Neill, Mr. Young advised financial institutions seeking to improve their margins, return on assets, and return on equity and overall business results.
Steve is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin--Madison with a bachelor's degree in structural and environmental engineering.
Daniel Keck Partner
Daniel joined Prescient Capital in 2012 as a partner and directs the firm's strategic direction, operations, investor relations, and management.
Prior to Prescient, Dan was a Principal with The Presidio Group, a premier, independent financial advisory firm focusing on investment banking, capital advisory, and private equity. Before joining Presidio, Dan was with Morgan Stanley in various divisions in Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia. Before Morgan Stanley Dan was a Commander in the U.S. Navy where he served worldwide as a carrier-based F/A-18 pilot and graduated from the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN).
Dan earned his MBA with Honors from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania and his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.
John Griffin Lead Counsel
John Griffin is Prescient Capital's lead legal counsel. John is responsible for forming all loan documents within the jurisdiction of the corresponding state, verifying borrower's loan obligations, working with borrower attorneys and third parties to ensure the processing of the loan transaction, and assisting with workout situations.
John began his career at Baker Botts where he focused on securities law, corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions. Afterward, he joined King & Spalding and trained under David Epstein--an esteemed bankruptcy expert. John's formative years included representing clients such as SunTrust and Anglo-American Financial LLC.
John earned his JD from Columbia University School of Law in 1986 as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and BA in History from the University of Virginia 1982 as a Phi Beta Kappa, Echols Scholar.
Bradley Johnston Vice President of Operations
Brad is the vice president of operations at Prescient Capital, focusing on loan documentation, investor relations, and general operating activity.
Prior to Prescient, Brad was employed at Tharpe Robbins Company, a developer of recognition programs where he worked with Fortune 500 companies such as AEGON Insurance, Rockwell Collins, Kohl's, and Ray-O-Vac. He managed the Wisconsin Branch through their substantial growth.
Brad previously owned a real estate company in southeastern Wisconsin that renovated and restored historic lake homes. Brad's last project converted a Frank Lloyd Wright home into a museum.
Brad attended the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee with a focus on business and finance.
Carrie Niese Director of Business Development (contractor)
Carrie is an independent contractor with a primary role as director of business development with Prescient Capital. Her work with Prescient focuses on lead generation, intermediary and investor relations, project management, and corporate communications.
Before Prescient, Carrie started Niese | Co consulting services and has 18 years of experience working in public relations, event management, and corporate communications in New York City. While living in NYC, she had the opportunity to hold instrumental positions with brands such as Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston, F. Schumacher, John Hardy, Escada, Stephen Webster, and Neiman Marcus.
When she is not working, she is spending time with the family or enjoying the great outdoors!