Daniel D. McCready

Head of Credit Risk Management

Head of Credit Risk Management | Middle Market Direct Lending

Daniel D. McCready is head of Credit Risk Management for Direct Lending at First Eagle’s Private Credit team, where he also chairs the Investment and Underwriting committees. He joined First Eagle in December 2017 when the firm acquired NewStar Financial.

Dan has more than 30 years of experience in leveraged finance and sponsor coverage. Before joining NewStar in 2013 as chief credit officer (later named chief investment officer), he was chief credit officer of corporate finance of CIT Group and a member of the firm’s Credit Policy Committee. His risk responsibilities included all industry groups and all product categories across the Corporate Finance Division, including sponsor finance, asset-based lending and equipment finance. Dan has held risk-leadership positions for over 15 years, including credit management and restructuring at GE Capital and CIBC World Markets. His previous experience included sponsor-finance origination and debt-capital-markets responsibilities at Bankers Trust/Deutsche Bank and Bank of America.

Dan holds a BS in physics from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA in finance and investment from George Washington University.

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