Crystal Financial promoted Cheryl Carner and Evren Ozargun to senior managing director, Tyler Harrington and Kenny Smith to managing director and Case Fedor to assistant vice president.
Carner will be responsible for business development and the firm’s marketing strategy, sourcing, structuring and underwriting senior and junior secured debt financings for middle-market companies. Prior to joining Crystal, Carner served in various roles at GE Franchise Finance, CapitalSource and Fleet Retail Finance.
Ozargun will be responsible for managing a team of underwriters and portfolio managers, as well as working closely with Crystal’s business development officers in assessing and structuring new deal opportunities. Ozargun previously held positions at Wells Fargo Retail Finance and The Ozer Group.
Since joining Crystal in 2010, Harrington has focused on underwriting and portfolio management and has been involved with many transactions within the specialty finance industry. Before Crystal, Harrington worked at global investment firm Cambridge Associates.
Smith will be responsible for sourcing and structuring new transactions from private equity sponsors and other referral sources. Previously, he held roles at Breakaway Ventures, JMH Capital and BDC Capital.
Prior to joining Crystal’s Atlanta office in 2016, Fedor worked within the ABL Group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. At Crystal, he evaluates new transaction opportunities and provides research and analytical support on new underwritings in addition to portfolio management.
Steve Migliero, co-CEO of Crystal Financial, said, “Our organization’s ability to solve the needs of its clients who need capital for growth and other critical business objectives rests in the talents and dedication of our team. Each of these individuals is an exceptional professional and has played a key role in Crystal’s growth.”