Daily News: May 7, 2014

Crystal Financial Promotes Five Professionals

Crystal Financial announced the promotion of five of its professionals.

Christopher Arnold was promoted to senior managing director. Arnold joined Crystal in 2010 and is responsible for underwriting and portfolio management. Prior to Crystal Financial, Arnold held various underwriting positions at CIT Group, CapitalSource Finance, Dimeling, Schreiber & Park and GE Capital. In this role, Arnold leads a team of professionals within the Investment Administration group which is responsible for both underwriting new transactions and portfolio management.

Andrew Hettinger was promoted to senior managing director, responsible for business development, deal sourcing and structuring debt financing for middle market companies throughout the Southeast. Hettinger joined Crystal in 2010 from Cerberus Capital Management and has previously held positions at Houlihan Lokey, Howard, Zukin, Deutsche Bank and Bank of America.

Tyler Harrington was promoted to vice president. Harrington is a member of the underwriting and portfolio management team and has been with Crystal since 2010. Prior to joining Crystal, he was an associate with Cambridge Associates.

Kenny Smith was promoted to vice president. Smith is responsible for underwriting and managing Crystal’s secured debt transactions. He joined Crystal in 2011, and has prior investment experience from positions at BDC Capital, JMH Capital and Breakaway Ventures.

Timothy Lawlor was promoted to assistant vice president. Lawlor joined Crystal in 2012 from Goldman Sachs where he was an analyst in their Investment Banking program. Lawlor is a member of the Investment Administration team and is involved in underwriting new transactions as well as managing loans within the portfolio.