Timothy J. Conway is the head of Private Credit at NewStar Financial, the alternative credit group of First Eagle, where he serves as a member of the Management and Investment Committees. Tim founded NewStar in June 2004, serving as its chief executive officer and, from 2006, as chairman of the company's board of directors.
From 1996 to 2002, Tim managed Corporate Finance and Capital Markets for FleetBoston Financial Corporation and was a member of the Management, Credit Policy and Market Risk Committees. Prior to joining Fleet, Tim was a senior securities officer at Citicorp Securities Inc., with responsibility for the bank’s private placement, loan syndication and acquisition finance businesses. He was also a member of Citicorp’s High Yield Commitment Committee. Tim began his career in finance at Aetna, where he was an investment director responsible for the purchase and management of privately placed debt securities, including project finance and other structured securities.
Tim and his wife Kathryn are involved in a variety of not-for-profit activities. He is currently a trustee of Fairfield University and serves as a director of U.S. SQUASH and Citizen School.
Tim has a BA from Fairfield University and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.