Jeffrey Stammen joined Antares Capital, a private debt credit manager with more than $30 billion of capital under management and administration, as managing director and head of investor coverage in asset management.

Stammen will report directly to Vivek Mathew, head of asset management and funding for Antares Capital, and lead the company’s efforts in developing new relationships and raising capital from institutional investors as part of Antares Capital’s asset management business. The firm recently closed its inaugural senior loan fund aimed at building a portfolio of sponsor-backed senior secured loans to U.S. and Canadian borrowers.

“Jeff’s addition to our team will enable us to deepen our relationships with the institutional investor community and deliver middle-market lending products that offer strong income and yield potential,” David Brackett, CEO of Antares Capital, said. “Jeff’s deep expertise in the industry and established track record of raising institutional capital will expand access to our private credit solutions and enhance our asset management capabilities.”

Stammen has nearly three decades of experience in private credit. He most recently served as the managing director and regional sales head of North American institutional distribution at Barings, a global investment management firm with $326 billion in assets under management. Prior to the merger that formed Barings, Stammen worked at Babson Capital, where he helped to develop the firm’s distribution platform and build its brand among the global institutional investor base.

“I could not be more excited to join a growing team of seasoned professionals at Antares,” Stammen said. “Antares Capital is a leader in middle-market private credit structures, and I am eager to work alongside its world-class investment management team to help support the positive momentum and growth of the asset management business.”

Prior to joining Babson Capital, Stammen was recruited to lead a sales team at Wachovia Securities responsible for structured credit product distribution. He began his career with Citigroup, where he led the credit derivative and structured credit products businesses for Citi Private Bank.