Jim Brennan Joins StoneCastle

Jim Brennan has joined  StoneCastle Partners as a director focused on the firm’s fund management and advisory business. He previously was a senior credit officer with Moody’s Investors Service. StoneCastle is a private equity firm that invests in the banking sector.

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Jim Brennan has joined StoneCastle Partners, LLC, a private equity firm that invests in banks, as a director working on the firm’s fund management and advisory businesses.

Brennan joined StoneCastle from Moody’s Investors Service, where he was a senior credit officer rating a variety of financial products and the lead analyst for trust preferred collateralized debt obligations (CDOs). He co-authored Moody’s rating methodologies and monitoring approach for trust preferred CDOs. He also assisted the financial institutions group with analysis of regional banks.

Prior to Moody’s, Brennan served as an analyst covering fixed income products in the investments division of Mutual of Omaha.

“We are very pleased to welcome Jim to StoneCastle,” said Joshua Siegel, managing principal. “He brings to the firm highly specialized expertise and a distinguished career as an analyst. He will be an invaluable addition to our team.”

Brennan graduated from Creighton University with a BSBA in finance. He has lectured frequently at industry conferences and hosted conference calls for investors and fund managers on trust preferred securities.

About StoneCastle Partners, LLC

Founded in 2003 and based in New York, StoneCastle Partners, LLC is a leading private equity firm focused on providing regulatory capital and debt to banks located throughout the U.S. The firm currently manages over $3.1 billion of assets with direct investments in more than 200 financial institutions and small and mid-sized banks across 43 states.