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Michael Eisenstein, CFA, Chief Financial Officer and Jeff Greene, Chief Investment Officer
Mike Eisenstein, CFA
Prior to co-founding Clarus Capital, Mike spent 15 years as a member of the executive team at NewStar Financial. There, he led the public company’s treasury, capital markets, investment valuation, liquidity and capital planning, hedging, securitization and data analytics functions as Corporate Treasurer and Head of Asset Management. The firm was an early pioneer of the private credit markets and successfully executed of dozens of benchmark securitizations through partnerships with market-leading institutions. Prior to NewStar, Mike spent 5 years at MUFG, where he worked in the corporate investment bank in the securitization, transportation and lender finance groups. In that role, he focused on structuring and executing asset-backed financing and leasing transactions for clients in the aviation, container, shipping, specialty finance, and rail industries. As Chief Financial Officer at Clarus, Mike is responsible for all internal financial controls and reporting, planning and oversees external financing and capital raising efforts. Mike is a member of Clarus’ Management Committee, Operating Committee, Investment Committee and serves as a member of the Board of Directors.

Jeff Greene
Jeff joined Clarus after 15 years with NewStar Financial where he served in a variety of capacities within its leveraged finance group including as a Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of the Analyst & Associate Pool. In his portfolio management role, Jeff provided underwriting oversight and risk management on new transactions while managing a dynamic portfolio of sponsor-backed middle market credits with hold positions ranging from $10M to $50M across a variety of senior, unitranche and junior debt positions. As Head of the NewStar’s Analyst & Associate Pool, Jeff oversaw the recruitment, training, management, and development of the entire underwriting pool. As the Chief Investment Officer of Clarus Capital, Jeff is responsible for establishing and maintaining all underwriting and portfolio management processes and guidelines, as well as recruiting and developing the expansion of the investment team as the organization scales. Jeff works closely with originations and portfolio teams, executive leadership, capital partners and the Board of Directors, and is a member of Clarus’ Management Committee, Operating Committee and Investment Committee.

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Clarus Capital’s executive team has a long history of success in the capital markets as a programmatic securitization issuer. Michael Eisenstein, CFO, and Jeff Greene, CIO, provide a detailed look at the company, and outline a vision for utilizing securitization technology to fund carefully constructed investment portfolios of equipment loans and leases. Read Full Article

Company / Executive Profiles
July 26, 2022 @ 07:00 AM