Managing Director Private Credit - NYC Private Credit Investment Manager

J Harlan Group, LLC - New York, NY

Managing Director Private Credit

NYC Private Credit Investment Manager

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for an experienced and highly motivated Managing Director Private Credit – Middle Market Direct Lending at a prominent NYC Private Credit Investment Manager. Seeking to add a seasoned and professional senior investment professional to an emerging platform focused on Special Situations, Sponsored, and Growth direct lending opportunities

An exciting opportunity to be a key part of the growth of the firm, funds and team and will work closely with senior members of the firm to evaluate and execute investments within numerous asset classes and across the capital structure.

This individual will be a significant contributor in enabling their vision and helping the organization to grow and improve their businesses. To be successful in this role you must be highly detail oriented and organized, able to meet assigned deadlines and have first class communication and interpersonal skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Senior Investment Professional responsible for middle market direct lending Origination / Underwriting - manage all aspects of middle market direct lending investment activities.
  • Support sourcing and initial screening of direct and syndicated loan investments
  • Monitor market activity through interactions with investment banks, restructuring advisors, private equity sponsors, legal counsel, and other industry professionals
  • Provide investment and transaction structuring analysis
  • Manage investment due diligence and documentation process, including engagement of third-party advisors and legal counsel
  • Prepare and present investment opportunities to the firm’s Investment Committee
  • Corporate financial modeling (debt and equity) and asset valuation
  • Qualitative and quantitative business, financial, and other due diligence in conjunction with the deal team and third-party advisors, agents, accountants (sector/operating experts)
  • Analyze transaction structures based on input from senior team
  • Preparing internal materials, including Investment Memorandums and transaction analysis for presentation to Investment Committee
  • Monitoring and supporting investment assets and portfolio companies
  • Monitor portfolio investments and provide detailed performance updates

The ideal candidate would have a background including:

  • 15+ years of relevant private credit, investment management or investment banking – transaction execution experience (Private Equity, Credit or M&A experience a plus)
  • Knowledge of credit/direct lending a plus
  • Financial analysis skills: Ability to analyze financial models, cash flow models, securitization models, valuation analysis, and financial statements
  • Excellent analytical, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Collaborative team player who is resourceful, proactive, and eager to learn in a fast-paced environment


      • Strong academic record and a bachelor’s or higher degree

      An individual who loves solving deep and complex investment related matters and wants to have an outsized impact with the products and solutions they deliver. An individual with a passion for investments, a high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class services.

      About the Client:

      The firm is a New York-based, private debt investment manager managing $6.4 billion of assets under management inclusive of Special Situations, Sponsored, and Growth direct lending opportunities. The firm believes that what sets it apart from the competition is the strength of its team, its sourcing capabilities, its focus on unique credits, and its ability to deliver bespoke solutions quickly and efficiently, while generating attractive risk adjusted returns for investors. The firm was founded in 2017 with the objective of providing financing to primarily middle market business that operate in North America.

      They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment management firm on the leading edge of financial markets. The management team needs individuals of the highest professional caliber who are leaders, problem solvers, analytic, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial. Everyone at the firm works side-by-side with the firm’s senior partners in a highly collaborative and charged investment environment.

      Successful candidates are:

      • Analytic and relentless in pursuit of the right answer
      • Strong communicators who excel at rapid synthesis
      • Able to demonstrate sound business judgment
      • Able to digest complexity while maintaining an understanding of the “big picture” of business needs
      • Team players who are energized by a collaborative enterprise

      The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry. They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior investment performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients.

      SALARY RANGE: - Expected base salary for this position is between $250,000 and $275,000. However, base pay if hired will be determined commensurate with experience and is only a part of the total compensation package which includes eligibility for a discretionary bonus and a robust benefits package

      Posted On: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

      Position Contact
      Jerry Goldberg
      Manager Director
      (212) 792-0099

      After years as a Senior Financial Services Executive, I have decided to make a career change and leverage my vast knowledge of the financial services and technology industry as an executive recruiter and have opened an executive search and recruiting firm "J Harlan Group, LLC' specializing in technology and financial services talent search.

      Financial Services Executive with expansive Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Commercial Banking and Insurance experience. With combined expertise as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Principal/Consultant, my responsibilities have expanded a broad cross-section of business disciplines – technology, strategic planning, operations management, HR, administration, outsourcing, business development, strategic partnering, product development, financial operations and reporting, client relationship management.

      Specialties: • Leadership authority for building and managing the technological, operational, and administrative platforms for financial services organizations.

      • Contributed significantly to starting, developing and building a privately-held organization into a $1 billion market cap publicly traded company on the NYSE within five years of inception.

      • Recognized achievements in building top-performing, best-in-class organizations capable of supporting corporate objectives.

      Contact: – 212-792-0099 – 

      See our current Job Listing at






      Apply to this job