Corporate Finance Team

Jeffrey Jelm

Senior Managing Director, Sponsor / Midwest Region
Jeffrey Jelm

Jeff is responsible for overseeing client relationship development and new business originations, including structuring, underwriting and closing transactions.

Jeff brings over 28 years of middle market commercial finance industry experience to his role at NXT Capital. Most recently, Jeff  was the Midwest Region Manager of Merrill Lynch Capital’s Corporate Finance Group,  where he was responsible for his team’s originations, credit and portfolio management.

Over many years in the finance industry, Jeff has originated and closed a significant number of cash flow and asset-based financing solutions to support client investments associated with leveraged buyouts and growth-driven recapitalizations across a wide range of transaction sizes and industries. Previously, Jeff spent eight years at Heller Financial in similar roles and began his career at Continental Bank/Bank of America.

Jeff graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Finance and earned an M.B.A. from DePaul University.