Stellus Capital Management Announces Key Hires


HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stellus Capital Management, LLC (“Stellus”), a leader in middle-market direct lending, today announced the hiring of Bill Haverland as Director and Casey Carroll as Vice-President. President, Investor Relations.

“With their many years of experience in credit, private equity and investment banking, we are very pleased to have Bill and Casey join the firm,” said Robert T. Ladd, Managing Partner at Stellus. . “Bill and Casey will provide our clients and private equity investors with the high caliber support that is the hallmark of Stellus Capital.”

Mr. Haverland, who will focus on building private equity relationships in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, brings more than 10 years of credit and corporate banking experience to Stellus. ‘investment. Most recently, he served as Executive Director of Fifth Third Bank’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group, where he focused on private equity coverage from 2017 to 2022 and was a member of the banking team. investment manager responsible for originating and executing M&A transactions. Mr. Haverland earned a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia with concentrations in finance and management.

Mr. Carroll joins Stellus with over 10 years of experience in investor relations and fundraising. Most recently, Mr. Carroll was Vice President of Investor Relations at Comvest Partners, where he was involved in all aspects of RI, with a focus on institutional fundraising for private credit strategies. and venture capital. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Production and Development at Straight Up Films in Los Angeles, involved in fundraising, financial structuring and production for the company’s line of films. Mr. Carroll holds a BA from the University of Vermont.

About Stellus Capital Management

Stellus was founded in 2012 and formed jointly with the spin-off of the Direct Capital Unit from the DE Shaw Group. Stellus’ senior team helped found the Direct Capital Unit in 2004 and have been investing in the middle market together for 18 years. Since 2004, the Stellus team has deployed approximately $8 billion in over 300 mid-market companies, developing broad and deep expertise in this segment of the private investment market. Stellus currently has approximately $2.6 billion in assets under management, with offices in Houston, TX, the Washington, DC area, and Charlotte, NC. For more information, visit


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