As Chief Compliance Officer (“CCO”), Brian is responsible for leading the internal processes for promoting and ensuring NXT Capital’s compliance with laws, regulations, and company policies. He is also responsible for implementing NXT Capital’s policies and procedures, including its Code of Ethics, and making sure they are communicated and trained upon across the company.
Brian has over 25 years of compliance experience, much of that acting in a CCO capacity. Prior to joining NXT Capital, he held the CCO role at Intrinsic Edge Capital Management, LLC, Institutional Capital LLC and Mesirow Financial. Brian also spent nearly five years at Northern Trust where he managed the firm’s Investment Management and Treasury audit program.
Brian earned a B.S. in Marketing from Eastern Illinois University.
Stacia is responsible for all aspects of NXT Capital’s risk management activities which include Loan Review, operational risk management, corporate governance and the company’s risk rating models and applications. She manages the information technology, data governance and the loan servicing team. Stacia also is a member of NXT Capital’s Credit and Investment Committees.
Most recently, Stacia was NXT Capital’s Managing Director of Risk Management, where she was instrumental in developing the company’s Loan Review and Risk Management processes. Prior to joining NXT Capital, she was the Director of Risk Management at Merrill Lynch Capital. Stacia also spent 14 years with Heller Financial and GE Capital, where her positions included Senior Vice President of Loan Review, as well as Underwriter, Portfolio Manager and Auditor in the Corporate Finance group.
Stacia holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois.
Joe serves as Co-Head and Senior Managing Director of NXT Capital and Senior Vice President of NXT Capital Investment Advisers, LLC.
Joe is jointly responsible for setting the strategic direction and overseeing all aspects of NXT Capital’s middle market private debt strategy. He supervises and manages all risk-related activities in the Direct Lending Group. His responsibilities include overseeing evaluation; structuring, diligence and closing new transactions; portfolio management, account monitoring and reporting; maintenance and compliance with NXT Capital’s Policies and Procedures; and restructuring activity. Joe also is a member of NXT Capital’s Credit and Investment Committees.
Joe has over 25 years of middle market leveraged lending experience, having held positions that include client relationship development and new business origination, transaction structuring and underwriting, negotiating and closing transactions, ongoing portfolio management and distressed debt evaluation and acquisition. Joe’s middle market lending experience also includes working at Merrill Lynch Capital and Heller Financial, as well as Golub Capital and LaSalle Bank.
Joe earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Valparaiso University and an M.B.A in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a CFA® charterholder.