Timothy ("Tim") J. Conway founded NewStar in June 2004, and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He was elected as the Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors in 2006 and is a member of the Management and Investment Committees.
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, Mr. Conway 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. Mr. Conway 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. He previously served as a Director of The Fenn School and SquashBusters.
Mr. Conway has a B.A. from Fairfield University and an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut.