Stonegate adds new MD to Chicago team

Stonegate Capital has named Heather LaFreniere as a managing director for its Chicago office. Recently, she worked at Silicon Valley Bank‘s technology banking group.


Stonegate Capital is pleased to announce that it has hired Heather LaFreniere as a Managing Director in its Chicago office. Heather will be focused on growing Stonegate’s strategy into the Emerging Brands and Technology markets. A 25 year industry veteran, Heather brings a wealth of industry knowledge to her position at Stonegate. “We are ecstatic to have Heather join our team. She perfectly embodies the culture and drive we are employing at Stonegate, and her longstanding career in creative debt originations, most recently in the technology market, will be an immediate contributor to the growth we continue to experience in our business,” said Darren Latimer, CEO.

Stonegate invests in the three niches of i) asset based, ii) high-growth consumer products and emerging brands, and iii) recurring revenue software. Heather’s expansive credit experience, as well as her connectivity to the high growth software market, will immediately be additive to Stonegate’s business development efforts across all three platforms.

Before joining Stonegate, Heather spent her career in asset-based finance at Wells Fargo, Castle Pines Capital, Gibraltar Business Capital, and most recently in the Technology Banking Group of Silicon Valley Bank.

“I am extremely happy to join the Stonegate team,” said Heather. “There is significant opportunity in the better-for-you food and beverage space today given the shift in consumer eating habits. The software industry remains vibrant as well. Stonegate’s credit platform is well-suited to serve high growth companies in both sectors and I’m very excited to deliver it.”
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