Management Team

Kelli O'Connell

Head of Investor Solutions

Kelli heads the Investor Solutions team, leading the development, implementation and on-going program management of private debt funds and separate accounts. She is also actively involved in raising third party capital developing new and maintaining existing investor relationships.

Kelli’s 25+ year career in middle-market commercial finance includes extensive asset management experience. Before joining NXT Capital in 2010, she was a Managing Director of 250 Capital (a wholly owned subsidiary of Merrill Lynch & Co.) and collateral manager for Merrill Lynch CLO 2007-1, a middle-market CLO.  Prior to that, Kelli was a senior member at Merrill Lynch Capital with responsibility for new loan origination, as well as structuring, underwriting, closing and ongoing portfolio management of both middle-market and broadly syndicated loans.  Before joining Merrill Lynch Capital in 2002, Kelli spent 10 years at GE Capital/Heller Financial, Inc. She began her career with various consulting roles at Arthur Andersen & Co., TSC, Inc. and Office of the Future, Inc.

Kelli earned a B.S. in Applied Computer Science from Illinois State University and an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.