Mr. Hassel is the co-founder and Managing Partner of The Areté Group. Areté was founded as a special situations advisory firm providing independent fiduciary and board services to companies experiencing rapidly evolving operational and financial circumstances. During the last 26 years as a private equity investor, interim C-Suite executive and strategic advisor, he has worked in and with businesses across a wide range of industries. He has sat on both sides of the restructuring table, advising companies as well as their creditor constituencies, working with the decision makers of boards, management, equity sponsors, bond holders and lenders. He has served and continues to serve as a member of multiple boards.
Mr. Hassel has been involved with FINCA for over 15 years in various positions including as a board member of both FINCA International and FINCA Impact Finance. Prior to Areté, Mr. Hassel was the Managing Partner of Bestige Holdings and a Managing Director of Alvarez and Marsal where he served on the firm’s restructuring executive committee.