Jeff Greene is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager in the Leveraged Finance group. He joined NewStar in 2005, and has been active across a variety of functions, including underwriting and origination. In his current portfolio management role, Jeff oversees NewStar’s exposure to a variety of telecommunications and technology sectors, including infrastructure providers such as data centers and metropolitan fiber operators, as well as cable television, software, digital media and technology-enabled business services. In addition to portfolio management, Jeff is responsible for the management the firm's team of credit analysts and associates, which support both origination and portfolio management functions.
Prior to joining NewStar, Jeff served as a Director in the Media & Telecommunications Finance Group at Fleet Financial Group for nearly a decade. There, he managed a $400 million portfolio of Fleet-led middle market transactions throughout a variety of industries including cable television, publishing and various telephony segments. Jeff worked closely with entrepreneurs, as well as syndications to structure and syndicate numerous leveraged debt capital transactions.
In addition to his leveraged finance and banking experience, Jeff was the owner and operator of Sea Fever Fishing, LLC, a Cape Cod, Massachusetts-based commercial fishing enterprise targeting giant bluefin tuna for overseas distribution.
Jeff completed a two-year management/commercial credit training program at Fleet National Bank in Providence, Rhode Island in 1992. He earned a B.S. in Finance at Bentley University.