Neptune Financial opens Chicago office

Neptune Financial Inc, a tech-enabled lower middle market commercial lender, has opened a Chicago office. Matthew Kirst, senior managing director, will lead the new office.


SAN FRANCISCO, February 13, 2019—Neptune Financial Inc. (NepFin), a technology-enabled lower middle market commercial lender, announced today that it has expanded its presence in the Midwest by opening a Chicago office. The Chicago office will be led by Matthew Kirst, Senior Managing Director. In this role, Kirst brings deep industry knowledge and expertise to the firm and will drive initiatives throughout the Midwest.

“There are many phenomenal middle market companies throughout the Midwest and we are excited to expand our practice into the Chicago market so we can work even more closely with those companies on their capital needs,” said Albert Periu, NepFin Co-Founder & CEO.

Kirst has nearly 30 years of experience in the banking industry, serving in a variety of market-facing and risk management roles. Kirst has held positions with Heller Financial, GE Capital and CapitalSource in the Greater Chicago area.

Periu continued, “Matthew has an accomplished career spanning almost three decades providing financing solutions to middle-market companies. Our Chicago office will be well positioned to better serve our clients with the capital solutions that they demand.”

“NepFin is the first of its kind in middle market lending,” Kirst said. “I’m excited to lead the Chicago office and expand NepFin’s presence across the Midwest.”

Joining Kirst in Chicago is Nick Stevens as Vice President. Stevens was most recently a Vice President at SVB Financial Group.

About Neptune Financial Inc.
Neptune Financial Inc. (NepFin), is a technology-enabled commercial lending platform that provides capital solutions and financial intelligence tools to fuel the growth of mid-sized businesses across the United States. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, NepFin’s platform serves one of the most underserved sectors of the broader U.S. economy – businesses with between $10 million and $100 million in revenue.