Team

The Lucid Team
John Traynor
Managing Director

John brings over 20 years of agency and trustee experience, most recently as a senior Client Development Officer for Wilmington Trust.  Previous positions include European Head of Sales for both JPMorgan and The Bank of New York Mellon.  His early career includes sales and relationship management roles with Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan’s predecessor banks.  John has developed deep relationships across the European capital markets and has extensive experience in complex debt restructurings, direct lending and syndicated loan transactions.

Emma Hamley
Managing Director

Emma has worked within agency and trustee services since joining Bankers Trust Company in 1989. She has held senior relationship management and business development positions at The First National Bank of Chicago, The Bank of New York Mellon, Capita Issuer Services and most recently U.S. Bank as Senior Vice President leading the European Business Development team. Emma has extensive experience across all debt market products with strong focus on the private credit markets and institutional private placements, in the corporate mid-market and project/infrastructure debt finance markets.

Paul Barton
Managing Director

Paul has over seven years’ experience of loan agency, security agency and bond trustee transactions as a Director of Wilmington Trust (London) Limited. Prior to his career in loan agency, Paul was an originator of structured real estate debt and equity transactions in Europe with Credit Suisse, HSH Nordbank, Bank of Scotland and BNP Paribas.

Christopher Eastlake
Head of Transaction Management

Christopher has been involved in corporate trust services since joining The Bank of New York Mellon in 2007 where he spent six years in several roles including CDO administration, foreign exchange settlement and loan agency. More recently, since 2013 he served as Vice President in the relationship management team at U.S. Bank where he was responsible for the closing and ongoing management of facility agent and security agent/trustee transactions within the loan agency business.

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Curated expertise.

The Lucid team has been handpicked to create an industry leading collection of individuals, each bringing different debt capital markets expertise to the team and our clients.