Mr. Stead is a Managing Director at HPS Investment Partners. Prior to joining HPS in 2015, Mr. Stead was Co-Head of Olympus Capital Asia Credit, which focused primarily on private credit investing in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to Olympus, Mr. Stead was a Managing Director and CEO of Fortress Investment Group Australia from 2004 to 2008, where he established and led the office which focused on investing for the Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund. Prior to joining Fortress, Mr. Stead spent 20 in Investment Banking, including 7 years in M&A at Salomon Brothers in New York, and 13 years at Merrill Lynch, including Head of M&A for Australia and the Asia Pacific region, Co-Head of Investment Banking Japan, Management Committee Member of Merrill Lynch Japan Securities, and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking Australia. Mr. Stead holds a BCom and BL from the University of New South Wales and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.