John Kirby Bray joined NewStar in 2005 and serves as its Chief Financial Officer. He is also a member of the firm's Management Committee
Mr. Bray is responsible for all finance and administration functions, including accounting, finance, treasury, technology, operations, compliance and human resources. Prior to joining NewStar, Mr. Bray held several positions at Fleet since 1979. In the spring of 2003, Mr. Bray was named Director of Finance - Line of Business where he was responsible for all financial management of revenue producing divisions. From 2001 through 2003, he was Director of Finance for the Wholesale and International Banking Divisions. In this role, Mr. Bray was responsible for all financial management issues of this sector, including controllership, planning and analysis and management of strategic financial issues. Between 1998 and 2001, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Fleet Credit Card Services where he was responsible for all accounting, financial, treasury and compliance activities including the unit's securitization program involving road shows, rating agency presentations, and new issues. Prior to 1998, Mr. Bray held numerous senior financial positions, including Director of Corporate Regulatory Compliance and Senior Vice President of Government and Corporate Affairs.
Mr. Bray holds a B.A. in Economics from Holy Cross and an MBA from the University of Hartford.