THL Credit expands Direct Lending team
THL Credit Advisors announced that it has expanded its Direct Lending team with the promotion of Eric Lee to Managing Director and the hiring of Fawwaz Ahmed and Troy Hebert, each as a Vice President. THL Credit has hired seven new Direct Lending investment professionals this year. Mr. Lee was previously a Director for THL Credit's Direct Lending platform in the Company's New York office, where he was responsible for originating, evaluating, and executing new investment opportunities and for managing portfolio investments. Mr. Lee first came to THL Credit's Direct Lending team in early 2017, and is currently based in the Los Angeles office, where he is responsible for the origination and structuring of investment opportunities with financial sponsors across the Western United States. Previously, he was a Director at Credit Suisse Asset Management's Corporate Credit Solutions Group, where he was responsible for originating, structuring, and monitoring investments for Credit Suisse Park View BDC. Mr. Lee earned his M.B.A. with Honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his B.A. in Economics from Columbia University. "Eric has earned a well-deserved promotion to Managing Director," said Chris Flynn, CEO of THL Credit. "His larger role within our firm will facilitate the growth of our portfolio and help us continue to deliver strong risk-adjusted returns to our investors."