David Montague is a portfolio manager on First Eagle’s Private Credit team, where he is primarily responsible for underwriting new business and managing the firm’s portfolio of leveraged loans. He joined First Eagle in December 2017 when the firm acquired NewStar Financial. In his almost two decades of experience in leveraged finance, he has worked primarily with middle market companies and private equity sponsors. He joined NewStar from the Audax Group, where he was a vice president. Prior to that, he was a vice president in the GMS Finance organization at Carlyle Group, a senior vice president at Churchill Financial, and a vice president at GE Commercial Finance, a division of GE Capital.
David holds a BA in economics from the University of Rochester and an MBA in finance and public accounting from the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business.