June 23, 2022
SLR Credit Solutions (‘SLR CS”), a leading provider of direct private credit solutions for middle market businesses, is pleased to announce the following promotions and new hires to its team. These individuals will be key contributors to the organization allowing our business to deliver innovative secured debt financings across a wide range of industries including consumer/retail, specialty finance, business services and industrials.
Joe Wells – MD Business Development
Joe recently joined SLR CS to source, originate and structure new secured debt financings focused on the Mid West and Florida. He brings 16 years of extensive experience in both the asset-based and recurring revenue software corporate lending markets from his long tenured career at Wells Fargo Capital Finance in both credit and business development.
Mirko Andric – SMD Co-Head of Underwriting & Portfolio Management
Mirko began his career at SLR CS in 2011 and is an integral member of the firm’s investment team. In his new role, Mirko joins the SLR CS investment committee and continues his responsibilities in structuring, underwriting and managing new and existing investments, in addition to co-managing the firm’s investment professionals. Mirko’s previous work experience included similar credit roles at RBS Citizens, N.A., Freeport Financial LLC, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, and Banca di Roma.
Josh Franklin – Group CFO – Specialty Lending Verticals
Josh joined SLR CS in 2006 as an underwriter and progressed to team leader. He then assumed the role of CFO / COO in 2012 and is responsible for all activities related to finance, forecasting, leverage line(s), compliance, IT, and HR. He is also a member of the SLR CS investment committee. Josh’s role will now expand to include SLR Capital Partners’ other specialty finance verticals including SLR Business Credit, SLR Equipment Finance and SLR Healthcare ABL. Prior to joining SLR CS, Josh held various roles in lending and private equity at Citizens bank. He is a CPA and CFA charter holder.
Jack Murphy – AVP Underwriting & Portfolio Management
Jack recently joined SLR CS, and will play an important role in working with deal teams to underwrite and manage new investments as well as undertake portfolio management for existing investments. Prior to joining SLR CS, he held positions in the asset-based and healthcare corporate lending groups at Wells Fargo Commercial Capital and Santander Bank.
Rebecca Tarby – SMD Co-Head of Underwriting & Portfolio Management
During Rebecca’s 16 years at SLR CS, she has executed many secured debt transactions across a variety of industries and for various purposes, including growth, reorganizations, and other special situations. Rebecca joins the SLR CS investment committee, and continues her responsibilities in structuring, underwriting and managing new and existing investments, as well as co-managing the firm’s investment professionals. Prior to joining SLR CS, Rebecca held various roles in corporate lending and mergers & acquisitions advisory for Fleet Bank, Comerica Bank and Grant Thornton.
“Joe is a seasoned business development professional and has strong asset-based lending experience and a well-developed network of referral sources to our organization. I am delighted to welcome him to our team and am confident that his expertise will lead to meaningful contributions to our organization” said Cheryl Carner, SMD Head of Originations.
Michael Pizette, CEO of SLR CS added, “These promotions and enhanced responsibilities are a reflection of the extensive expertise and dedication of our team members demonstrating our commitment to rewarding exceptional performance as well as providing career development opportunities. I am excited to continue working with these talented individuals and to welcome our new colleagues. Our employees are what enable us to execute on our objectives and deliver attractive risk adjusted returns”.
About SLR Credit Solutions
SLR Credit Solutions (f/k/a Crystal Financial), a portfolio company of SLR Capital Partners, is a leading provider of direct private credit focused on originating, underwriting, and managing both asset-based and cash flow financings from $20 – $150 million to middle-market companies. Since its inception in 2006, its team of experienced, responsive professionals have provided more than $4 billion in secured debt commitments across a wide range of industries. For more information, please visit www.slrcreditsolutions.com.
SLR CREDIT SOLUTIONS CONTACT
Cheryl Carner, Senior Managing Director