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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 to the US Sponsor Middle Market. Stuart also served on the Board of the Peacock Equity Fund, a mid to late stage venture capital fund that was a Joint Venture between GE Capital and NBC Universal. Prior to GSF, Stuart ran the Commercial and Industrial platform for GE Structured Finance Group (“C&I”). C&I provided structured debt and equity solutions to borrowers in the US, Europe and Asia. Previously, Stuart worked in the GE Capital Markets Group Inc. where he was promoted to Leader of all domestic Product Execution including Syndications, Private Placements, Securitization and Trade Finance. Stuart began his career in the Syndications group of Chemical Bank.
Stuart received an M.B.A. with honors from Columbia Graduate School of Business in 1987 and graduated Cum Laude from Tufts University in 1985. He serves on the Board of Kids in Crisis in Greenwich CT.