Alexi Panagiotakopoulos is a Co-Founder, Partner and the Chief Investment Officer of Fundamental Income. Alexi is a member of the Board and jointly leads the Company’s Investment Committee.
He previously served as Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives for SMS Financial, a private distressed debt firm and joint venture partner of the FDIC. Over his five-year tenure, Alexi was instrumental in the acquisition, recovery and servicing of over $940 million of commercial debt across all asset classes. He also jointly managed all aspects of new business development, acquisitions and dispositions, revenue partnerships, capital placement opportunities, underwriting and portfolio management.
Before joining SMS Financial, Alexi specialized in underwriting at STORE Capital Corporation, (NYSE: STOR), which focuses on the acquisition and leaseback of single tenant operational real estate on a net- lease basis. He has an extensive background in sourcing, credit analysis, underwriting and real estate finance, with over $1.5 billion of transaction experience. He earned his B.S. in Finance, magna cum laude, from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.