Whitehorse Finance

Our Team

Highlights | Board of Directors | Management | Committee Composition
Biography PhotoStuart Aronson
Chief Executive Officer
Stuart Aronson
Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Aronson is our Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Aronson also serves as a Managing Director at an H.I.G.-affiliated investment advisor. He is responsible for all aspects of our investment process, including sourcing, structuring and post-close strategies, as well as portfolio management.

Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, Stuart served as the President and CEO of GE Sponsor Finance (GSF) and was an Officer of the General Electric Company. GSF was the leading provider of debt financing ... 

Biography PhotoEdward Giordano
Chief Financial Officer
Edward Giordano
Chief Financial Officer


Mr. Giordano is the interim Chief Financial Officer for WhiteHorse Finance. He also serves as Chief Financial Officer of H.I.G. Capital’s $9 billion Credit Platform, where he is responsible for the financial reporting and operations oversight for all of H.I.G.’s credit funds. Mr. Giordano has more than 11 years of experience focused on overseeing the finance functions of credit funds.

Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital in 2013, Mr. Giordano was a Managing Director and Chief Accoun... 

Biography PhotoPankaj Gupta
Member of the Investment Committee
Pankaj Gupta
Member of the Investment Committee


Mr. Gupta is a Managing Director of an H.I.G. Capital-affiliated investment adviser. Mr. Gupta has over fourteen years of experience in private debt and equity investing across a broad range of industries, including business services, manufacturing, distribution, telecom, healthcare, consumer products and consumer services. Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, Mr. Gupta served as a Managing Director of American Capital Ltd., a middle-market investment firm, where he co-managed the firm’s debt inv... 

Biography PhotoJavier Casillas
Member of the Investment Committee
Javier Casillas
Member of the Investment Committee


Mr. Casillas is a Managing Director of an H.I.G. Capital-affiliated investment advisor. Since joining H.I.G. Capital in 2006, Mr. Casillas has worked on a wide range of investments, including recapitalizations, debt purchases and original issue loans. Mr. Casillas has been particularly active in sourcing, structuring and monitoring middle market original issue loans across several industries, including healthcare, business services, and specialty finance.

Mr. Casillas has over thirt...