Managing Director and Chief Credit Officer
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Kyle Sligar is the Chief Credit Officer and a Managing Director of Align Business Finance. He is also a member of the Investment Committee of Align Business Finance. Prior to joining Align Business Finance, he was Head of Credit and Portfolio Risk Management for Middle Market Finance and Co-Head of Credit for Asset Backed Finance with Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. in New York. At Citi, he led credit risk coverage for corporate asset classes and was designated a Senior Credit Officer (SCO) with up to $1.2 billion of credit approval authority.
Earlier he held credit risk management and underwriting roles within GE Commercial Equipment Financing and was the capital markets/securitization leader for GE Corporate Aircraft Finance. At GE, he co-founded a capital markets desk for an equipment finance business with over $20 billion in assets and won the GE Capital Finance Achievement Award for development of GE’s first term securitization platforms for mid-ticket equipment loans and corporate aircraft loans. Prior to joining GE, he held financial advisory/restructuring consulting roles with KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
He holds a BA from the University of Washington, MBA in finance and entrepreneurship from the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University, an MS in operations management and industrial engineering from the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas, and an MPA in public policy, finance and economics from the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri. In addition, he holds FINRA Series 7, 63, and 79 securities licenses.