SierraConstellation Partners appoints John Farrace MD

Matthew Gregory

SierraConstellation Partners, LLC (SCP), an interim management and advisory firm to middle-market companies in transition, has appointed  John Farrace as a managing director in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Before joining SCP, Farrace was a Managing Director and Group Head in CIT Group’s Commercial Finance unit and was Head of Corporate Banking at OneWest Bank prior to its acquisition by CIT Group Inc. 

Farrace’s responsibilities included management of Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking, Corporate and Commercial Underwriting, and Syndications.

Prior to that he was a Co-Head of Leveraged Finance for North America at Allied Irish Bank (AIB) where he helped establish AIB’s Corporate Banking business in the U.S., which included the bank’s successful middle market, ABL and gaming practices. Prior to that, he was a Portfolio Manager at Harch Capital Management, a hedge fund specializing in leveraged loans and high yield bonds and earlier in his career was Vice President in the Syndicated Finance division of Imperial Bank.

John Farrace holds a BS in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Farrace joins a growing team in SierraConstellation’s Los Angeles office following the recent additions of Boris Zikratov, a Senior Associate, and Christian Sorensen, a Director.

Prior to SCP, Zikratov was an Investment Banking Associate at Morgan Stanley, where he focused on mergers & acquisitions, alongside equity and debt financing across the United States, EMEA and Russia. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Zikratov worked in the Moscow office of Renaissance Capital, a global emerging markets investment bank. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, where he majored in International Economics.

Sorensen has experience in a variety of industry verticals and was previously at Sun Capital Partners, an operationally focused middle-market private equity firm with over $9 billion of capital under management. In this role, he invested in companies that were operationally challenged or experiencing an industry or business transition.

Prior to Sun Capital Partners, Sorensen worked at the investment bank Imperial Capital, where he focused on restructuring, financing, and M&A transactions. He holds an Honors Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, where he graduated with Distinction.

SierraConstellation Partners (SCP) is an interim management and advisory firm serving middle-market companies and their partners and investors that are navigating their way through difficult business challenges.

Our team’s real-world experience, operational mindset and hands-on approach enable us to deliver effective operational improvements and financial solutions to help companies restore value, regain creditor confidence, and capitalize on opportunities.