Freeport Financial hires two associates

Freeport Financial Partners has named James Colletti and Ryan VanDagens as associates.

Freeport Financial Partners has named James Colletti and Ryan VanDagens as associates. Previously, Colletti worked at Deloitte where he was a senior auditor in the firm’s Chicago officde while VanDagens was an associate in the financial due diligence practice at PricewaterhouseCooopers.


Chicago, February 19, 2021: Freeport Financial Partners, LLC (“Freeport”), a U.S. lower middle market direct lending manager, today announced the appointments of James Colletti and Ryan VanDagens as Associates, responsible for sourcing, structuring, and managing middle-market debt investments for the Freeport loan funds. Both Mr. Colletti and Mr. VanDagens are based in Chicago.

Mr. Colletti joined Freeport after three years at Deloitte where he was a Senior Auditor in the firm’s Chicago office. Mr. VanDagens joined Freeport from PricewaterhouseCooopers where he served as an Associate in the Financial Due Diligence practice.

“Following the close of our most recent investment vehicle in January, and the continued growth in our business, we are excited to continue to grow our team of investment professionals,” said Josh Howie, Managing Director at Freeport. “The accounting and financial due diligence backgrounds of James and Ryan are highly complementary to the skills of our existing team members.”

About Freeport Financial
Freeport has the industry expertise, product knowledge and flexibility to serve the financing needs of private equity investors and the management teams with whom they invest. Freeport’s principals have invested together since 2005 and have provided $7.2 billion in loan commitments to more than 300 companies. Freeport became part of Moelis Asset Management LP in 2012, and is committed to providing highly competitive financing solutions to middle-market companies.