Joe has over 25 years experience starting and growing cash flow and asset based lending groups and has spent his entire career focused on the lower middle market. Prior to starting TCF Capital Funding Joe grew MFC Capital Funding from a de novo business to over $600 million in commitments and previously formed and built Fifth Third Bank's Structured Finance Group. Joe began his career at American National Bank & Trust Company of Chicago where he managed an Asset Based Lending group. Joe is a graduate of Georgetown University and received his MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth Graduate School of Business.
Ed has over 25 years experience providing cash flow, asset based and mezzanine loans to the lower middle market. Prior to TCF Capital Funding he was a Managing Director at MFC Capital Funding and was a Director at J.P. Morgan Mezzanine. Ed began his career at American National Bank & Trust Company of Chicago where he managed an Asset Based Lending group. Ed is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and he received his MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Thom has over 25 years of experience in the banking and loan industry providing senior debt to the lower middle market. Prior to TCF Capital Funding, Thom covered East Coast marketing for Monroe Capital and prior to that was a Managing Director at MFC Capital Funding. Thom began his career at BMO Harris Bank where he spent 16 years in various roles. Thom graduated from College of the Holy Cross with a B.A. in Economics and earned a Masters degree in Accounting from DePaul University's Charles Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.
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Kevin has 18 years of experience in leveraged finance. Prior to joining TCF, Kevin was a Director in Fifth Third Bank’s Sponsor Leveraged Finance Group. His primary responsibilities included business development, transaction execution, underwriting, and portfolio management. Prior to joining Fifth Third Bank, Kevin was a Vice President at MFC Capital Funding, where he focused on transaction execution, underwriting, and portfolio management. Prior to joining MFC Capital Funding, Kevin was an Associate with BMO Harris Bank with execution and underwriting responsibilities within the bank’s Syndications, Sponsors and Services, and Asset Based Lending groups. Kevin received a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
KC is an accomplished senior lending professional with over 19 years of experience in leveraged lending. Prior to working at TCF, KC served as Managing Director and Senior Vice President at Fifth Third Bank where he managed the Structured Finance Group’s Central region. KC was responsible for leading multiple teams while developing relationships with private equity groups, junior capital providers and intermediaries. Prior to that, KC held various positions with Fifth Third Bank including Team Leader and Relationship Manager. KC received a Bachelor of Science in Business from Michigan State University.
Scott brings over 20 years of experience to TCF Capital Funding including 15+ years in both leveraged lending and corporate finance. Before joining TCF Capital Funding, Scott led Middle Market Lending Group for Busey Bank. Prior to that he was a Vice President at Fifth Third Bank’s Structured Finance Group where he developed new lending opportunities in the lower middle market with private equity, underwrote and executed transactions as well as managed his loan portfolio. Scott began his career overseas in Japan and Australia with Arthur Anderson and Morgan Stanley before returning to the U.S. to work with Goldman Sachs. Scott is a certified CPA and attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he earned both his BA and MBA.
Mike brings 10 years of experience to TCF Capital Funding of financial analysis and sound business processing. Prior to joining TCF, Mike was an Associate at AEG Partner/Access Value Investors a corporate restructuring and private equity firm. His primary responsibilities included strategic planning, corporate turnaround, due diligence and budget development. Prior to joining AEG, Mike was a Financial Analyst for The Roomplace furniture retailer with various responsibilities including financial planning, treasury management and monitoring covenant compliance. Mike received a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Nick has over 9 years of finance experience. At TCF Capital Funding, Nick covers Private Equity Sponsors based in Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Oregon and Washington. Prior to joining Capital Funding, Nick was a Credit Analyst, Relationship Manager and Investment Banking Associate at Metropolitan Capital. Nick received a BS in Finance from the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Bob has over 6 years of finance experience. At TCF Capital Funding, Bob’s primary responsibilities include screening and underwriting new transactions, as well as monitoring existing portfolio companies. Prior to joining TCF, Bob was a Credit Analyst, Relationship Manager, and Investment Banking Analyst at Metropolitan Capital. Bob received Bachelor of Arts in both Economics and Geography from Northwestern University.
Andrew brings over 3 years of experience of underwriting middle market and broadly syndicated loans to TCF Capital Funding. Prior to joining TCF, Andrew was an Associate at Crestline Denali were his primary responsibilities included underwriting new loan opportunities and maintaining a portfolio of 30+ loans. Prior to joining Crestline Denali, Andrew was an Advisor at Ernst & Young in the Financial Services Office where his primary responsibilities included performing funding reviews for FDIC insured institutions and reducing their insurance expense. Andrew received a BS in Financing and Accounting from the University of Kansas, where he served as Head Teaching Assistant for managerial accounting courses.
Mason brings 4 years of experience of underwriting middle market loans to TCF Capital Funding. Prior to joining TCF, Mason was an Associate at The PrivateBank, where his primary responsibilities included underwriting new loan opportunities and assisting with various aspects of portfolio management within the ABL Group. Prior to joining The PrivateBank, Mason was a Credit Analyst at First Bank & Trust, where he focused on underwriting lower middle market deals, assisting with due diligence, and portfolio maintenance. Mason received his BBA in Finance, Investments, and Banking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.