Eric C. Vander Mel
Eric Vander Mel is a senior analyst for First Eagle’s Private Credit team. He has been a member of the team since 2013, when he joined NewStar Financial (acquired by First Eagle in December 2017). Eric has 28 years of experience in capital markets, asset-based lending, commercial lending, and high yield, stressed and distressed investing. Prior to joining NewStar, Eric was a director in the credit sales and trading effort at Knight Capital, where he had primary responsibility for research coverage on the high yield, distressed and par trading desks. Prior to that, in a similar role at FBR Capital Markets, he was responsible for credit analysis across several industries and facilitated sales and trading processes. Before joining FBR, Eric was executive director in the Special Situations group at Morgan Stanley and held various trading and acquisition finance roles at Fleet Securities, Inc. and Fleet National Bank.
Eric received his BA in economics from Colby College in 1988.