Jason Spaeth manages Darrigans Creek Capital, a single-family office established in 2015. Darrigans Creek Capital is involved in a number of investment strategies with a particularly focus on private equity, venture capital, natural resources and real estate. Mr. Spaeth has significant experience in investing in alternative investment strategies both at the fund level and individual deal level. In addition to managing Darrigans Creek, he serves on the board of directors for Umbono Energy LLC, an upstream natural gas company.
Prior to forming Darrigans Creek, Mr. Spaeth was a Managing Partner of Värde Partners, Inc., a multi-billion-dollar, global alternative investment firm. At Värde, he was responsible for managing a team focused on illiquid investment strategies in the U.S. and Europe. He contributed to the firm’s growth and development by establishing and building the company’s first non-US office in London; developing and executing illiquid investment strategies in the U.S. and Europe; and capitalizing on the distressed opportunity set following the financial crisis of 2008. He has experience investing in commercial real estate, residential real estate developments, household credit, corporate debt, and private equity. Mr. Spaeth joined Värde Partners in 1997 as an analyst. He was promoted to partner after five years of employment and retired in 2014.
His other interests include being a parent of three boys with his wife Anne; serving as a trustee of Westminster Presbyterian Church; a board member of the Minnesota Land Trust; and pursuing his philanthropic interests pertaining to private land conservation, affordable housing, and increasing financial security for individuals who might otherwise lack access to traditional capital sources.