Philip Birbara is a Senior Credit Analyst at Silverpeak Credit Partners. Prior to Joining Silverpeak, Phil was a founding partner and analyst at Muller Road Capital, where he developed and analyzed credit and equity investment opportunities. From 2011 to 2015, Phil worked within the Special Situations Group of the Royal Bank of Scotland, where he analyzed stressed and distressed debt, as well as event-driven investment opportunities. Before joining the Special Situations Group, Phil spent four years as a co-head of the High Yield Research Group of the Royal Bank of Scotland. While managing this group, Phil also led coverage on high yield bonds within the chemicals and paper and packaging sectors. Before joining the Royal Bank of Scotland, Phil was a senior credit analyst at Bank of America Securities for two years and Goldman Sachs for nine years where he led research coverage of the high yield chemical sector. Phil was a top ranked analyst by Institutional Investor for several years. Phil holds an Industrial Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business.