Mr. Pillay is a Principal at Backcast Partners, having joined in 2019. Prior to Backcast, Mr. Pillay was a Director on the Leveraged Finance team of Citizens Financial Group, where he structured, negotiated and executed leveraged finance transactions for both private equity and non-private equity owned middle-market companies. Prior to Citizens, he was at MidCap Financial, a direct lender affiliated with Apollo Global Management, where he also focused on transaction execution for middle-market companies. Mr. Pillay started his career as a Leveraged Finance attorney at Paul Hastings representing issuers and investors in bank and bond transactions. Mr. Pillay earned a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College (CT) and a J.D., cum laude, from American University, Washington College of Law. At Trinity, he captained the Men’s Lacrosse team and was an All-Conference player.