Freeport Financial Partners, a U.S.-based lower middle market direct lending manager, appointed James Colletti and Ryan VanDagens to associate roles They will be responsible for sourcing, structuring and managing middle market debt investments for the Freeport loan funds and be based in Chicago. 

Colletti joined Freeport after three years at Deloitte serving as a senior auditor in the firm’s Chicago office. VanDagens joined Freeport from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he served as an associate in the financial due diligence practice.

“Following the close of our most recent investment vehicle in January, and the continued growth in our business, we are excited to continue to grow our team of investment professionals,” Josh Howie, managing director at Freeport, said. “The accounting and financial due diligence backgrounds of James and Ryan are highly complementary to the skills of our existing team members.”