Managing Partner Merchant Credit Partners
Tal is a Co-Managing Partner of Merchant Credit Partners with the responsibility of overseeing the origination, structuring and underwriting of lending solutions for the wealth management industry. He is a seasoned investment manager with extensive experience in sourcing, evaluating, executing, and managing over $1.5B of direct credit investments. Tal’s background also includes significant operational experience. Prior to joining Merchant Credit Partners, Tal founded and was the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of EMM Investments, a credit investment arm of a family office. Under his leadership, EMM participated in more than $200 million private credit loans supporting family owned lower-middle market companies.
Tal also served as the Executive Vice President at NTS Communications (NYSE: NTS), where he led the company through a turnaround, ultimately successfully selling the business to a private equity firm for $180 million, quadrupling the equity value of the company in two years. He also served as a Director at CION Investments where he was responsible for originating and executing middle market transactions. During his tenure at CION, Tal was part of launching 4 public funds with more than $1B in equity.
Tal holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a B.S. in Finance from Adelphi University. Additionally, Tal served 3 years in the Israeli Defense Force.