Nader Tavakoli's New York-based EagleRock Capital Management has hired John Petrozzi as managing director. Prior to joining Nader's event-driven shop, Petrozzi served for six years at Goldman Sachs as a senior member of the credit trading business, specializing in high-yield and distressed securities. Before Goldman Sachs, he served as an analyst at Kidder-Peabody and Merrill Lynch.
Tavakoli, formerly a portfolio manager for Odyssey Partners and Highbridge Capital, started EagleRock in 2001 with the backing of the Leucadia National Corporation. Tavakoli's event-driven EagleRock fund oversees $250 million in assets.