Maranon beefs up staff with three additions

Maranon Capital LP has expanded its team with three new hires. The company has named Daniel Kirmse and Santo Barretta as portfolio analysts. Also, Fiona O’Connor has joined Maranon as an executive assistant. Previously, Kirmse worked at MB Financial Bank while Barretta was at Standard & Poor’s.


CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Maranon Capital, L.P. is pleased to announce that Daniel Kirmse and Santo Barretta have joined the firm as Portfolio Analysts and the addition of Fiona O’Connor as an Executive Assistant.

Dan was previously a Commercial Banking Representative with MB Financial Bank where he was responsible for investment underwriting and portfolio management. He earned both a B.S. and a M.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a non-practicing CPA.

Santo joins Maranon from Standard & Poor’s where he was a Research Analyst in the U.S. Not-For-Profit Health Care group. Santo earned his B.B.A. in Finance from Hofstra University and is currently a 2015 Level III CFA Candidate.

Fiona joins Maranon from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In her role at Maranon she will provide administrative support for the firm’s management and investor relations functions. Fiona earned a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

About Maranon Capital
Maranon Capital, L.P. provides senior, unitranche, and mezzanine debt as well as equity co-investments for private equity-backed and non-sponsored middle market transactions. Maranon will invest either as the lead lender or a club participant in senior transactions, and as the sole or lead lender in mezzanine transactions. Maranon has raised over $1.5 billion of capital in funds and managed accounts focused on credit products and equity co-investments.

Maranon’s investment style combines flexible capital, an experienced team and a partnership-oriented approach toward working with private equity sponsors and management teams. The firm is headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in Birmingham, Michigan and South Bend, Indiana. For more information about Maranon Capital please visit