Stonegate promotes one and hires two

Stonegate Capital has promoted Ryan Woody to managing director of credit and operations. Woody joined the firm over a year ago. His career includes various credit and operational roles at Wintrust, Bridge Finance Group, Gibraltar Business Capital and Wells Fargo. Also, the firm has hired Dan McCallum as a director on its underwriting and credit team and Karen Szafraniec as a vice president on its credit and operations team.


Stonegate Capital is pleased to announce that Ryan Woody has been promoted to Managing Director, Credit and Operations, in the Chicago office. “Since joining us a little over a year ago, Ryan has been instrumental in helping to build out our operational and credit functions, and we are excited to have him support our ever-growing portfolio,” said Darren Latimer, CEO. Ryan began his commercial lending career in 2002 at GE Capital, and has also held various credit and operational roles at Wintrust, Bridge Finance Group, Gibraltar Business Capital, and Wells Fargo. Ryan’s extensive experience spans a broad range of commercial debt products including asset based, cash flow, health care, factoring, and rediscount. At Stonegate, he will be responsible for managing credit, collateral monitoring, loan accounting, and treasury.

Stonegate has also added two new team members to its Chicago office. Dan McCallum joins Stonegate’s Underwriting and Credit Team as a Director. Dan will leverage his years of underwriting experience to help lead and execute deal closings across all three of Stonegate’s investment platforms. Karen Szafraniec joins the Credit and Operations team as a Vice President. Karen, an industry veteran with over 18 years of experience, will be an immediate asset to the back office support team for Stonegate. Tony Cappell, Head of Underwriting, noted:

“Both Dan and Karen are tremendous additions to our team, and they will both be instantly valuable in support of the significant growth we are experiencing in our lending platform.”

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