Jason Wendorf is a Managing Director in the Leveraged Finance group, where he is responsible for relationship development as well as originating, structuring, and underwriting middle market credit investments. He has over 15 years of leveraged finance experience and has executed transactions across a wide range of industries, but focuses on insurance/financial services, software/technology and other business services. Prior to joining NewStar, Jason was a Director in the Corporate Finance Group at CapitalSource Finance, where he focused on originating and executing senior and second lien debt facilities primarily in the media, communications, and business services industries. While at CapitalSource, he led deal teams responsible for closing over 20 lead-agent transactions, resulting in commitments in excess of $500 million. Jason also served as an Assistant Vice President at GE Capital (formerly Heller Financial) in its Sponsor Finance Group, where he was responsible for underwriting and monitoring general industry credits. He began his career in the Corporate Value Consulting Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, assisting clients on a wide variety of business valuation engagements.
Jason earned a B.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.