Eric M. Herr


Eric M. Herr is a managing director on First Eagle’s Private Credit team who works with both middle market companies and private equity firms to originate and structure lending opportunities. Eric joined First Eagle in December 2017 when the firm acquired NewStar Financial.

Eric has more than 25 years of experience in leveraged finance and sponsor coverage. He joined NewStar from the Carlyle Group, where he was a principal in the GMS Finance organization, before which he was a managing director and founding member of Churchill Financial. Previously, Eric was a managing director and senior banker at GE Antares, a division of GE Capital. He also served as senior vice president and team leader in risk management for GE Commercial Finance. His earlier career also included positions at Transamerica and Chrysler Capital.

Eric has a BS degree in finance from Rider University.

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