Timothy J. Conway
Head of Private Credit
Timothy J. Conway heads First Eagle’s Private Credit team and serves as a member of its Management and Investment committees. Tim joined First Eagle in December 2017 when the firm acquired NewStar Financial, which Tim had founded in 2004. Tim had been CEO of NewStar from the time of its launch and chairman of its board of directors starting in 2006.
From 1996 to 2002, Tim managed Corporate Finance and Capital Markets for FleetBoston Financial Corporation and was a member of the Management, Credit Policy and Market Risk committees. Prior to Fleet, Tim was a senior securities officer at Citicorp Securities Inc., with responsibility for the bank’s private placement, loan syndication and acquisition finance businesses. He was also a member of Citicorp’s High Yield Commitment Committee. Tim began his career in finance at Aetna, where he was an investment director responsible for the purchase and management of privately placed debt securities, including project finance and other structured securities.
Tim and his wife Kathryn are involved in a variety of nonprofit activities. He is currently a trustee of Fairfield University and serves as a director of US SQUASH and Citizen School.
Tim has a BA from Fairfield University and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.