Role details

Director - Originations, Leveraged Finance

Chicago   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Entrepreneurial opportunity within a well-established asset management firm
  • Must have prior middle-market senior debt experience

About Our Client

Our client is a leading asset management firm located in the downtown Chicago loop.

Job Description

The Director - Originations will be responsible for developing and managing relationships within the private equity community with responsibilities that include:

  • Developing and managing a private equity focused senior debt origination effort within a geographic region of the US that is aligned with our client's investment strategies;
  • Maintaining and institutionalizing a deep understanding of each private equity relationship by monitoring and reporting material fund raising, investment and portfolio activities;
  • Leading and coordinating with the underwriting staff the screening, underwriting, approval, and closing processes for each financing opportunity;
  • Supporting the expansion of our client's general marketing efforts that include all products and capabilities; and
  • Supporting the firm's efforts to attract, develop, and retain best-in-class origination, underwriting and portfolio management talent.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's Degree required. MBA or CFA preferred.
  • Strong credit capabilities with over 10 years of relevant middle market credit and originations experience, including at least 5 years of direct underwriting and portfolio management experience.
  • Strong sales and negotiating skills along with deep relationships with senior members of leading middle market private equity firms that include a history of sourcing a diverse set of attractive financing transactions.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of market pricing and terms along with a creative and balanced approach to credit structuring and pricing.
  • Experience in managing multi-product transaction teams, leading the execution effort from origination to closing. Easily demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills along with strong motivation and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to help build and maintain a culture of honesty, integrity, trust, transparency, teamwork, tenacity, competitiveness, excellence and fun.
  • Able to balance a calm, steady, patient approach to business with passion to compete and win new business in a highly competitive environment. Accepts and manages conflict and disagreement in a constructive and professional manner.

What's on Offer

Competitive Base Salary + Bonus + Excellent Benefits

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