Eric Vander Mel joined NewStar Capital in 2013 and has 28 years of experience in capital markets, asset-based lending, commercial lending, and high yield, stressed, and distressed investing. Prior to joining the firm, Eric was a Director in the credit sales and trading effort at Knight Capital, where he had primary responsibility for research coverage on the high yield, distressed, and par trading desks. Prior to that, he had a similar role at FBR Capital Markets where he was responsible for credit analysis across several industries and facilitated sales and trading processes. Before joining FBR, Eric was Executive Director in the Special Situations group at Morgan Stanley and held various trading and acquisition finance roles at Fleet Securities, Inc. and at Fleet National Bank.
He graduated in 1988 from Colby College with a B.A. in Economics.