John Kirby Bray

Managing Director at NewStar Capital LLC

John Kirby Bray

John Kirby Bray

Managing Director at NewStar Capital LLC

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NewStar Capital LLC
NewStar Financial, Inc.
Fleet Credit Card Services LP

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239

Number of Boards

1

Birthday

1957

Age

61

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Head of Direct Origination at NewStar Financial, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at First Eagle Investment Management LLC

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Head of Credit Risk Management for Direct Lending at NewStar Financial, Inc.

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Head of Private Credit at NewStar Financial, Inc.

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Chief Technology Officer & Director at NewStar Business Credit LLC

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Treasurer & Director at National Brain Tumor Society, Inc.

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Chief Compliance Officer at NewStar Financial, Inc.

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Managing Partner at The Riverside Company

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Former Managing Director & Head-Equipment Finance at NewStar Financial, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer at First Eagle Investment Management LLC

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John Kirby Bray
Managing Director at NewStar Capital LLC
Education
B.A. in Economics

The College of the Holy Cross (or Holy Cross) is an undergraduate Roman Catholic, Jesuit, liberal arts college located in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Roman Catholic college in New England and one of the oldest in the United States.

MBA

The Barney School is located in West Hartford, CT, adjacent to the insurance and financial services centers in Hartford, CT. It is one of the seven colleges within the University of Hartford, and it is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Career History
Managing Director
2015 - Current

Feingold O'Keeffe Capital (FOC) specializes in strategies that predominantly focus on companies with leveraged balance sheets. The firm invests mainly in bonds, bank debt and other higher yield debt securities issued in the US. FOC may, at certain times, invest in the securities of issuers located in other regions. Depending the client's investment objective, they may also invest in common or preferred stock, warrants to purchase common or preferred stock, and other equity interests. Positions range from the top of a corporate capital structure to the bottom and may include distressed securities. Investments may span across capital structures, including but not limited to, bank debt, corporate bonds (high yield and investment grade), convertible bonds, preferred stock, common stock, credit default swaps and other derivative contracts.The FOC Funds fall into two main investment strategies. One is a long-short opportunistic credit fund that invests in various parts of the capital structure of levered companies, and the other is a secured value fund that focuses mainly on catalyst-driven investing insenior secured loans and secured instruments.

Chief Compliance Officer & Chief Financial Officer
2005 - Prior

NewStar Financial, Inc. is a commercial finance company, which engages in the provision of lending platforms. It operates through the Commercial Lending and Asset Management segments. The Commercial Lending segment includes direct lending activities which are focused on providing a senior secured debt options to mid-sized companies. The Asset Management segment represents investment advisory activities which are focused on managing private credit funds that co-invest in middle market loans originated through the established direct lending platform. The company was founded by Timothy J. Conway in June 2004 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Business Financial Officer
2004 - 2004

Bank of America Corp. is a bank and financial holding company, which engages in the provision of banking and nonbank financial services. It operates through the following segments: Consumer Banking, Global Wealth and Investment Management, Global Banking, Global Markets, and All Other. The Consumer Banking segment offers credit, banking, and investment products and services to consumers and small businesses. The Global Wealth and Investment Management provides client experience through a network of financial advisors focused on to meet their needs through a full set of investment management, brokerage, banking, and retirement products. The Global Banking segment deals with lending-related products and services, integrated working capital management and treasury solutions to clients, and underwriting and advisory services. The Global Markets segment includes sales and trading services, as well as research, to institutional clients across fixed-income, credit, currency, commodity, and equity businesses. The All Other segment consists of asset and liability management activities, equity investments, non-core mortgage loans and servicing activities, the net impact of periodic revisions to the mortgage servicing rights (MSR) valuation model for both core and non-core MSRs, other liquidating businesses, residual expense allocations and other. The company was founded by Amadeo Peter Giannini in 1904 is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.

Boards & Committees
Member, Management Committee
Current

NewStar Financial, Inc. provides financial and investment services. It operates through the Commercial Lending and Asset Management segments. The company was founded by Timothy J. Conway in 2004 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Political Donations
$2,500
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$250
2011

Co-Founder at City Year, Inc.

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