Team

Otello Stampacchia

Francesco Draetta, CFA, FRM, CAIA

Principal

Francesco rejoined Omega Funds in 2016, where he focuses on private company investing. He is also heavily involved with Omega’s direct secondary transactions and investor relations.

Prior to joining Omega, Francesco was an Analyst at Brookside Mezzanine Partners, a $500 million mezzanine fund investing in subordinated debt and minority equity in small- to mid-size companies throughout the U.S., where he focused on due diligence, deal management, and investor relations. Concurrently, he worked for uConnect, a SaaS education technology start-up helping university career centers impact student outcomes, where he focused on fundraising, finance, and operations. Prior to Brookside and uConnect, Francesco was an Associate at Commonfund Capital (CCI), the private capital arm of the $24 billion fund of funds Commonfund, where he focused on due diligence, manager selection, investment management, and investor relations for CCI’s private equity, venture capital, and natural resources programs. He began his career at Omega, when he joined in 2008, as an Analyst. Francesco graduated cum laude from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BBA in Finance and Operations Management. He is also a CFA charterholder, a CAIA charterholder, and a Certified FRM.