Stu joined CrowdOut Capital in December 2018 to open the Dallas office. Stu has spent his 25+ year career providing creative capital solutions and supporting management in their efforts to grow their companies. He has closed over $1 billion in senior loans and most recently helped close $50 million in Equity with a Dallas based technology focused control buy side firm. Prior, Stu spent 15+ years at Comerica, growing and eventually leading its North Texas technology lending group. During this time, Stu closed 200+ transactions ranging from $1 million to $140 million agented facilities to companies funded by 75+ sponsors ranging from pre-revenue to public companies. He was responsible for sourcing, underwriting, negotiating, and managing credits, unfortunately including managing a few that struggled during the 2001-2003 and 2008-2010 economic downturns.
During previous engagements, Stu helped start and scale a software company, building its finance, HR, and IT functions, as well as underwrite real estate and middle market commercial loans for both money center and community banks. Stu has both an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BS from Trinity University in Finance.