Joe Sileo is a managing director and portfolio manager in the Leveraged Finance Group at NewStar Financial, the alternative credit group of First Eagle. He focuses on structuring, underwriting, executing and managing senior and junior debt investments across a variety of industries. Joe joined NewStar in 2018 with over 17 years of experience in leveraged finance and capital markets. Most recently, he was a managing director at Citizens Bank, where he focused on private equity sponsors. Prior to that, as a managing director at RBS Securities, he worked on restructurings and was responsible for a $10 billion portfolio of distressed credits. Before that, Joe was a vice president in RBS’ leveraged finance business and, earlier in his career, held roles at Morgan Stanley and FitchRatings. He received his BA in economics from Bucknell University.