Jason A. Wendorf
Jason A. Wendorf is a managing director on First Eagle’s Private Credit team, where he is responsible for relationship development as well as for originating, structuring and underwriting middle market credit investments. In more than 15 years of leveraged-finance experience, he has executed transactions across a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on insurance/financial services, software/technology and other business services.
Jason joined First Eagle in December 2017 when the firm acquired NewStar Financial. Prior to NewStar, Jason was a director in the Corporate Finance Group at CapitalSource Finance, where he focused on originating and executing senior and second-lien debt facilities, primarily in the media, communications, and business services industries. While at CapitalSource, he led deal teams responsible for closing over 20 lead-agent transactions, resulting in commitments in excess of $500 million. Jason also served as an assistant vice president at GE Capital (formerly Heller Financial) in its Sponsor Finance Group, where he was responsible for underwriting and monitoring general industry credits. He began his career assisting clients on a wide variety of business valuation engagements in the Corporate Value Consulting Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Jason earned a BBA degree from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).