Kal Kilgast

Head of Sponsor Coverage
Kal Kilgast

Kal manages sponsor coverage for NXT Capital. His team is responsible for originating, structuring, underwriting, and closing new transactions, and for day-to-day monitoring of their originated loan portfolio. In addition, Kal and his team maintain relationships with private equity sponsors located in the  U.S. Kal is also involved in the strategic planning and broader marketing efforts of the Direct Lending Group.

Kal brings over 25 years of corporate finance, lending, and private equity experience to NXT Capital. Prior to joining NXT Capital, Kal was a Director at Merrill Lynch Capital, where he originated, underwrote, and managed cash flow and asset-based financings for clients in the West and Midwest regions.

Kal’s experience also includes positions at middle-market private equity firm Ridge Capital Partners and Heller Financial’s Asset Based and Corporate Finance groups, as well as at Arthur Andersen and Newark Electronics.

Kal earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.