Brian Senatore joined NewStar in 2014 as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager. In addition to supporting new transaction activity, Brian is primarily responsible for managing a portfolio of leveraged loans with a focus on the energy, specialty chemicals, packaging and food & beverage industries.
Brian has more than 27 years of middle market lending experience across a wide range of industries, working in sponsor finance and equipment leasing businesses. He also has significant experience in a range of functional roles, including sponsor coverage, underwriting, syndications, portfolio management, and traditional banking, as well as fund management and portfolio/platform acquisitions.
Prior to NewStar, Brian was a Director and Underwriting Manager at CIT in the Capital Equipment Finance Group, which finances large-ticket equipment for middle market and large corporations. Prior to that, he was a Principal with Allied Capital, a publicly traded business development company and its affiliate, Callidus Capital, where he was a founding member of the middle market financial sponsor senior debt platform. While at Allied, he served in a variety of roles in the origination and underwriting of senior and second lien debt transactions for financial sponsors, portfolio management and fund management. Brian also worked with JPMorgan Chase for 15 years as Vice President in various roles, including sponsor finance origination and relationship management.
He completed the Management/Credit Training Program at JPMorgan Chase Bank (Chemical Bank) in 1989. He attended Villanova University where he graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Business Administration (Finance Concentration).